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Toni Tollerud
How do educators help students identify and develop their passion for their professional careers? Professionals in the field of counseling, counselor education and teaching must nurture this desire to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to be competent educators. So says Toni Tollerud, a Presidential Teaching Professor in the NIU College of Education’s Department of...
Anne Birberick
Vice Provost Anne Birberick is seeking nominations for the 2013 Presidential Teaching Professorships. Nominations are due Monday, Sept. 24, to Anne Birberick in the Office of the Provost, Altgeld Hall 220B. Following receipt of a letter of nomination, the selection committee will invite each nominated faculty member to prepare materials in accordance with the published...
Anne Birberick
Vice Provost Anne Birberick is seeking nominations for the 2013 Presidential Teaching Professorships. Nominations are due Monday, Sept. 24, to Anne Birberick in the Office of the Provost, Altgeld Hall 220B. Following receipt of a letter of nomination, the selection committee will invite each nominated faculty member to prepare materials in accordance with the published...
Alfred W. Tatum
The NAME Summer Institute is coming to Northern Illinois University. Leaders of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) have selected NIU as the site for the event scheduled from Thursday, June 28, to Saturday, June 30. Since its inception in 1990, NAME has held conferences in notable metropolises across the United States. For this inaugural...
Jim Young
To the layman, accounting might appear to consist of little more than moving numbers from one column to another. Jim Young, chair of the Department of Accountancy in the Northern Illinois University College of Business, knows better. After a lifetime spent working in and teaching about accountancy, he sees it as a vital, exciting field...
Terrence Bishop, Nancy LaCursia, Andrea Radasanu and Matt Swan
Behind every hope, every dream, and every success, stands a teacher. These are not ordinary teachers, but ones who ignite enthusiasm and push their students to think deeper and reach farther to grasp their dreams and successes. This month, NIU honors three of its best teachers – Terrence Bishop, Andrea Radasanu and Nancy LaCursia – for lighting...
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,”...
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The Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Advisory Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2012 Beckman Award. Each recipient will receive a one-time cash award of $25,000. Preference will be given to educators who teach or who taught in the fields of psychology, medicine or law. An application is available online. The deadline for nominations is...
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The University Honors Program and the University Honors Committee welcome nominations for the University Honors Great Professor Award, a campus-wide award recognizing excellence in honors education. The deadline for completed nomination packages is March 19, 2012. The award will be presented Sunday, April 22, by President John Peters at Honors Day. The Great Professor Award...
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NIU’s Committee for the Improvement of Undergraduate Education is administering four different types of grants to support research in and projects for the improvement of instruction in undergraduate courses. All proposals must be submitted to the committee by Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. Email proposal forms to [email protected] Projects must be accompanied by approval from the...
Nathan LaForte
Nathan LaForte served eight years in active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps and one year in the reserves, working as a mechanic and a journalist. Other Marines showed him those ropes. “They always had me do the on-the-job training,” says LaForte, who received his undergraduate degree in psychology from NIU in May of 2011,...
From left: Ed Dalton, Patrick Dalton and Kelsey (Dalton) Thompson
Albinism. Some have heard the word before, but few people fully understand the difficulties a person with albinism faces. Individuals with albinism lack pigmentation, usually in the hair, skin and eyes. The lack of pigmentation in the eyes causes visual impairments and can also cause nystagmus (involuntary movements of the eyes). While these impairments can...
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