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If members of the Supportive Professional Staff were being graded, Greg Barker has earned an “A.” The NIU director of Testing Services and Academic Affairs Research Support is as passionate about testing as he is about being a Huskie. Barker started at NIU as an undergraduate student in 1989 and, after earning a bachelor’s degree...
Far too many students walk onto college campuses unprepared for what it takes to earn degrees. Within six years, about half of those who enroll with high hopes will have failed to graduate and bid farewell to their dreams, some for financial reasons and many others simply because they weren’t ready. It’s not helping them....
Lise Schlosser
While the summer might be a respite for some members of the community, it’s Lise Schlosser’s time to shine. As office manager in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming, many of her behind-the-scenes efforts take center stage this time of year. “My job provides me the opportunity to work hard, learn more...
Bill McCoy
Bill McCoy is a believer. As the director of the Building Ethical Leaders Using an Integrated Ethics Framework (BELIEF) Program in the NIU College of Business, he knows the importance of ethics and spends each day ensuring that NIU is building a future generation of ethical leaders. “We are not only giving students the tools...
Amy Newman
In the world of contemporary American poetry, NIU English Professor Amy Newman is a shining star. That might seem like a bold statement, but it’s easy to back up. Her numerous awards, five books and more than 250 poems, often published in top journals or magazines, speak volumes. Her feminist revision of Allen Ginsberg’s famous...