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The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is honoring Kurt Thurmaier, chair of the Department of Public Administration, for his many contributions to international education.  Thurmaier has been very active in the Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta at NIU, having served as past president. Thurmaier has been selected as the sole...
To kick off the 20th anniversary celebration of its France Study Abroad Program, NIU Law hosted an anniversary dinner for alumni, faculty, staff and current students, marking the longtime relationship and exchange program with the Université Bordeaux-Montesquieu in Agen, France. The program – started under the late Professor Rodolphe de Seife – took the first group of...
If actions speak louder than words, Kurt Thurmaier is sending a message loud and clear. The NIU Presidential Engagement Professor and chair of the Department of Public Administration, School of Public and Global Affairs, successfully completed his second trek to the top of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, on Jan. 30. Thurmaier’s efforts were on...
NIU students seeking academic and personal enrichment will get that and more during the NIU study abroad program in Mendoza, Argentina. From May 23 through June 10, students will be immersed in Latin American culture, taking classes at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo while living with a host family. “The entire experience is enriching in...
NIU student Rebekah Ernat visited Madagascar.
Looking to become more independent in your research? Interested in learning more about your major and future career? The Student Engagement Fund is a collaborative effort by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to provide stipends for students working on faculty-mentored research projects and to...
Students can learn about educational opportunities across the globe during the upcoming Spring Study Abroad Fair. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Glass Gallery in the Holmes Student Center. NIU Study Abroad representatives will be available to answer questions on any programs offered directly by...
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“Advancing Access for All” is the theme for this year’s International Education Week on campus, which begins Monday, Nov. 16, and runs through Friday, Nov. 20. Sponsored by the Division of International Affairs, International Education Week draws attention to NIU’s increasing efforts at internationalization. This year’s theme celebrates the many formal and informal avenues at...
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NIU’s 23rd annual NIU Study Abroad Fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The Study Abroad Fair provides information on how to study abroad and highlights many programs offered through the Study Abroad Office. Students can talk with study abroad...
When it comes to sustainable technology, NIU students are learning that sometimes what’s old is new. Alexis Hitzeroth and Ben Stone, both environmental studies majors, worked with two international nonprofit organizations, CATIS and Isla Mexico, for 19 days in Mexico this past summer to learn more about the methods employed there to address local environmental...
Come to the Study Abroad Fair
The NIU Study Abroad Office will hold its 22nd annual Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. All students who would like to learn more about the possibility of studying abroad are invited to attend. Students will have the opportunity...
Parade of Flags 2013
More than 500 local fifth-graders will carry the international flags of more than 100 nations during the 15th annual Parade of Flags, set to step off at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, inside the Convocation Center. Participants will march through the Convo and hear from Deborah Pierce, associate vice president for international affairs, who will...
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