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Health. Leadership. Maturity. Self-reflection. Adventure. Children everywhere need these and other building blocks to lead productive, successful lives – and faculty in NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education are working to deliver those strong foundations. Research and engagement programs already making differences locally are poised to create a broader impact across the country and...
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Longtime friends Corrine Wickens and Elsa Glover were jogging together a few years ago when the conversation turned – naturally – to education. What happened next reads like the script of a classic TV commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. NIU’s Wickens, an associate professor in the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education, and Glover,...
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NIU School of Music alum Roosevelt Griffin, band director at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School in Harvey, Ill., is the recipient of a 2014 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. The 2014 honorees, selected from a pool of 620 nominations and 272 applicants, represent fourth- through eighth-grade teachers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. According to...
Ross Powell
The Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) will hold its annual state exposition Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, at the NIU Convocation Center. Project displays will be open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. More than 1,400 seventh- through 12th-grade students from across Illinois – some of the state’s...
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Pre-registration for this spring’s NIU Educators’ Job Fair is still open. NIU students and alumni are encouraged to pre-register early. Instructions on how to pre-register are available online. The fair takes place Monday, Feb. 24, at the NIU Convocation Center. Qualified candidates have a chance to get noticed in person as schools and school districts...
How can U.S. teachers build the coming generation of U.S. students do to build STEM pipelines? NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology introduced more than 30 middle and high school teachers of science, math and technology to engineering careers through an ASM Materials Science professional development program. The program, which inspires and motivates teachers...
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Judges are needed for the Region V IJAS Science Fair, which takes place Saturday, March 23, in the Holmes Student Center. Science fair judges play a crucial role in an event that encourages the study of science among junior high and high school students, who participate in the fair by writing research papers and creating...
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Pre-registration for next spring’s NIU Educators’ Job Fair opens Thursday, Nov. 1. NIU students and alumni are encouraged to pre-register early. Instructions on how to pre-register will be posted Nov. 1 on the Career Services’ website. The fair takes place Monday, Feb. 25, at the NIU Convocation Center. Qualified candidates have a chance to get...
Kirk Mango
On a Friday evening a couple weeks ago, my wife and I were out for a leisurely dinner at a popular Italian restaurant near where we live. We were sitting at the back of the restaurant by a window at a table for two; love those two-person tables. The restaurant was crowded but the ambiance...
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NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy will host a panel discussion at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 12, on “The Many Voices of Literacy: Stories from English Language Learners.” The discussion in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center will feature students in high school and college who will share their...
Lee Shumow
Video provides a unique opportunity for creating shared experiences for students to reflect upon and discuss in the classroom. So says Lee Shumow, a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the NIU College of Education’s Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations. Shumow will present “Through the Lens of Experience: Using Video to Help Young Professionals Develop,”...
Cynthia Taines
While social inequities and educational gaps in high schools across the United States have long been the subject of discussion, one voice that has not been previously heard is that of the constituents most directly affected: high school students. Thanks to Cynthia Taines, an assistant professor in NIU’s Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations...
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