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NIU is launching it first Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program. The program aims to promote the interrelationship of teaching, research and service through theory, action and reflection in response to community needs and to develop and translate academic knowledge, critical thinking and community engagement into civic responsibility. The Faculty Fellows program provides an opportunity for one...
Project ROAR at Cortland Elementary School
NIU’s upcoming Service-Learning Institute will examine academic service-learning, community partner expectations and the use of critical reflection and considerations for tenure and promotion Hosted by the NIU Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning, in partnership with the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, “When the Classroom and Community Collide” is scheduled from 9 to...
Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 2013
More than 300 NIU students are making last-minute preparations before showcasing their ingenuity and artistry during the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Open to the public, URAD will...
University Honors kicked off the year with its annual Welcome Back Barbeque, with guest of honor President Doug Baker in attendance. Baker shared his six priorities with attendees and encouraged students to take advantage of the many opportunities and initiatives at NIU. More than 200 University Honors students were in attendance and enjoyed from a...
Book cover of “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation” by Eboo Patel
“Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation” by Eboo Patel has been chosen for NIU’s 2013-2014 Common Reading Experience. Patel is the founder and executive director of the Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core, an organization he founded to “catalyze, resource and network this generation of interfaith leaders,...
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As a result of a site visit to Inner Mongolia and Beijing, China, this past summer, Michelle Bringas will lead a Study Abroad trip to summer to Beijing, China. Bringas, director of the NIU Asian American Center, will travel from Wednesday, June 14, through Saturday, June 30. The program takes an innovative, collaborative approach for...
Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning Annual Report 2010-2011 cover
After a highly successful year, the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning has announced that its annual report is now available online. As an outgrowth of the Great Journeys Strategic Plan, OSEEL strives to engage students in their education through service, research and learning. The annual report provides an overview of OSEEL’s unique and...
2010 Huskie Research Rookies
The Office of Student Engagement has a new name and a new home. The office, which oversees programs such as Undergraduate Research, Themed Learning Communities and Service Learning, is now known as the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning. The name was changed to more precisely reflect the objectives of the program, says Julia...
Disaster Response
More than 100 Northern Illinois University students are headed for warmer climes during the university’s upcoming spring break, but their main objective isn’t to soak up rays on the beach. Instead, they’ll be working with the poor in West Virginia, building homes for Habitat for Humanity in Florida and Tennessee, helping victims of Hurricane Katrina...
Patrick Green, a nationally recognized expert in experiential learning, service learning and civic engagement programs in higher education, will offer a pair of workshops for faculty Friday, April 1. The first workshop, scheduled from 8:30 a.m to noon in the Lincoln Room of the Holmes Student Center, is titled “Service Learning: When to, Why to, HOW...
Nancy Castle
Nancy Castle’s students were doing service learning before service learning was cool. “Years ago I began sending my graduate students out to do things in the community that we’d later process in the classroom. It was a long time before I knew the name for that was service learning,” says Castle, who has taught in...
A 2005 photo from NIU's Project ROAR at Littlejohn Elementary School
Are you interested in service learning at NIU? Are you looking for a meaningful elective course? Tutors are needed for the spring semester for Project ROAR — Reaching Out through Art and Reading — and Project SOAR — Science Outreach Activities with Reading. Students can become part of ROAR/SOAR and earn three credits by enrolling...