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Jennifer Barnett
Northern Illinois University softball player Jennifer Barnett is one of 30 NCAA softball student-athletes named a candidate for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a...
Noemi Rodriguez, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and Emily Prieto
Before Noemi Rodriguez began classes at NIU, she interned at Children’s Memorial Hospital. “I fell in love with the nurses at Children’s Memorial. I admired their work,” says Rodriguez, a sophomore nursing major from Chicago. “There are some respectable nurses, and there are bad nurses, and I will become a respectable nurse. I love the...
Courtney Oldenburg
Northern Illinois senior Courtney Oldenburg was named to the Cross Country Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league office announced Tuesday. Oldenburg, a native of West Salem, Wis., was named to the team for the third time in her career after posting a 3.864 GPA in nursing. She also earned her bachelor’s degree from NIU in December. “I’m...
William A. Oleckno
William A. Olekcno is the recipient of a 2012 Willard W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award from the Indiana University School of Public Health. This award, named after the school’s first dean, is “presented annually to graduates of the school who have demonstrated outstanding personal and professional achievement.” The honor was presented Friday, Oct. 19, to...
USOAR Award Winner and Public Health major Jeff Lamble conducted a research project on city landfills in Guatemala.
One year ago, NIU student Jeffrey Lamble found himself exploring the lives of open landfill scavengers in Central America. An estimated 4,000 “waste pickers” in Guatemala City turn small profits by rifling through the 40 acres of trash for reusable items that they can pocket and sometimes sell. This includes food. Unfortunately, their labors expose...
Jenner Sio, Janelle McCalla and Courtney Oldenburg
Northern Illinois track and field senior Jenner Sio and juniors Jenelle McCalla and Courtney Oldenburg were named to the 2012 Outdoor Track & Field Academic All-Mid-American Conference team, the league office announced Tuesday. Sio and McCalla earned the honor for the second consecutive outdoor season, while Oldenburg made her debut after taking honorable mention recognition...
Jan Strom
A nurse, public health educator, administrator and trailblazer has been named chair of NIU’s School of Nursing & Health Studies. Jan Strom, who has been lauded for having an extensive and well-rounded teaching, research and partnership-building community health background, will replace retiring chair Brigid Lusk. Strom begins July 1. “Her background is very impressive. Jan...
Stock image of a public health worker in a hospital hallway
Health care has been identified as one of the fastest growing fields in the job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care and social assistance careers have the largest projected wage and salary employment growth for the next 10 years. Not everyone knows what health career paths are available or how more...
Jenelle McCalla and Jenner Sio
Northern Illinois senior Jenner Sio and junior Jenelle McCalla were named to the 2012 Capital One All-District Track & Field/Cross Country team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday. Sio graduated this spring with a 4.0 GPA in nursing, while McCalla has a 4.0 GPA in psychology. This marks the fourth time in...
Derryl Block
Derryl Block is the new dean of the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences, approved this morning by a vote of the university’s Board of Trustees. Since 2009, Block has been chair of the Professional Program in Nursing and director of BSN-LINC, an online RN-to-BSN program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She joined...
James R. Ciesla
Northern Illinois University has named public health professor James R. Ciesla as the 2012 Presidential Engagement Professor. The honor is based on President John Peters’ call for “engagement with the community through research, economic development, service and instruction in partnerships that benefit both NIU and the community.” A longtime professor in NIU’s School of Nursing and...
Nancy LaCursia
When students enter Nancy LaCursia’s classroom in NIU’s Nursing and Health Studies Department, they realize they will have a big role in their own learning. With the help of their classmates and LaCursia, they learn concepts, solve problems and prepare to be health education teachers. “I use the peer teaching method in my classes,” said...
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