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Go Huskies!
While enrollment at Northern Illinois University declined slightly this fall, the quality of students admitted improved as did retention rates for continuing students. The university’s official 10-day count showed an enrollment of 20,130 students. That is a decline of about 2.3 percent, the smallest dip in enrollment since 2010. “We are not where we want...
Undergraduate Research Assistantships
Looking for an on-campus job that aligns directly with student career success goals? Interested in conducting research on tornadoes, X-rays, fashion or personal relationships? Those are just a few of the options available to students who apply to work as an Undergraduate Research Assistant. The Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program provides opportunities for students to...
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The PLUS Task Force is pleased to present a draft report of Progressing Learning in Undergraduate Studies for public comment.
NIU Research Rookie Hannah Savage
Looking to become involved on NIU’s campus? Interested in learning more about your major and future career? The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is now accepting applications for the Huskie Research Rookies program for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Research Rookies program links students with faculty mentors in their major or area of...
Michael Kolb and Joel Stafstrom
Open forums are scheduled Tuesday, May 13, for the two candidates vying for the position of associate vice provost for academic affairs. Michael Kolb will talk and take questions from 10:35 to 11:15 a.m. Joel Stafstrom will talk and take questions from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Both forums take place in Room 406 of the...
Photo of an NIU graduation cap: “I did it! Now hire me!”
President Douglas Baker has been stalwart in his singular message that it is NIU’s goal to educate and prepare students for career success.
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The NIU PLUS Task Force has released a set of potential curricular reforms in response to the declining enrollment and student disinterest of our existing general education program.
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Three potential general education models have been offered by the PLUS Task Force to better integrate the curriculum: a clusters model, a core model and a pathways model.
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The entire NIU community needs to support changes to our General Education curriculum.
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In the 21st century, it is critical for NIU’s graduates to be prepared to work in a dynamic, global environment. Both students and parents want a college education to lead to meaningful jobs.
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Effective Fall 2013, a new grading system has been implemented for undergraduate students incorporating plus/minus grades. Registration and Records provides answers to “Frequently Asked Questions” online. For more information, call (815)753-0681 or email [email protected]
History major Thomas Bouril presents his Summer Research Opportunities Program project on access to higher education for Europeans with disabilities.
More than 30 undergraduates gave presentations and displayed posters on their research Thursday, Aug. 8, during the Summer Research Programs Symposium inside Altgeld Hall. The students have been participants in three specially focused programs designed to nurture their interests in science and artistry: Research Experience for Undergraduates, McKearn Summer Research Fellows and the Summer Research...
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