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NIU campus in fall
Incoming first-year students are now able to pre-enroll in one of the 19 Themed Learning Communities offered this fall by the Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning. This option guarantees a students a seat in the TLC of his or her choice, provided the student attends orientation and meets with an academic adviser before...
Carlos Huerta and Bruce Kochis
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning invites all faculty and staff to join the Themed Learning Communities and Course Transformation Project fellows for upcoming talks that will focus on integrative assignments and classroom assessment. Deans, department chairs, faculty members and staff interested in curricular engagement are especially encouraged to attend. Keynote: Carlos Huerta,...
The Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning is now accepting applications for peer leaders for the Fall 2013 Themed Learning Communities (TLCs). A Themed Learning Community consists of two to three courses taken together to examine a common theme, such as the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. Students enrolled in Themed Learning Communities...
The college a student chooses to attend should reflect that student’s goals and aspirations as well as personality. With that in mind, Northern Illinois University is hosting a Columbus Day open house Monday, Oct. 8, to help prospective freshmen and transfer students find the right fit. “The open house is a perfect opportunity to explore...
Themed Learning Communities
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is planning for spring Themed Learning Communities (TLCs) to be offered to freshmen enrolling in their first semester at Northern Illinois University in Fall 2013. TLCs are groups of two or three classes bundled together around a common course theme, interest or major with the goal...
Photo of an autumn campus tour at NIU
Attendance soared 25 percent at NIU’s open house in October. The rise in turnout suggests there is increased interest in the school and its vision to be the most student-centered public research university in the Midwest and to grow enrollment to 30,000 by 2020. President John Peters this fall announced his ambitious plan to boost...
Earl Smith
Earl Smith, professor of sociology and director of American Ethnic Studies at Wake Forest University, will talk at NIU at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. Smith will speak on “Athletic Industrial Complex: Conference Realignment and Race” at the Yordon Center. This lecture will include a critical analysis of recent NCAA conference realignment, and will focus...
MacKenzie Roddy
Last year,  the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning introduced Themed Learning Communities to NIU. This year, Intercollegiate Athletics integrated into this program with its first TLC: “Developing Champions: In the classroom, in competition and in life.” With an emphasis on leadership and social justice, the 25 hand-picked freshman student-athletes who represent almost every NIU...
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...
Freshmen from Northern Illinois University and students from DeKalb’s Clinton Rosette Middle School celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through song, dance and poetry to mark the conclusion of one of NIU’s first-ever Themed Learning Community projects. The Dec. 1 event was the culmination of a semester’s worth of work that allowed...
Recycling symbol in green grass
The NIU community is invited Tuesday, Oct. 20, to a free webcast focusing on campus environmental sustainability. To mark the eighth annual “Campus Sustainability Day,” the Society for College and University Planning and the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium are co-sponsoring a webcast titled “Empowering a low carbon movement at your campus: strategies and tools...
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