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Valerie Garver, professor and chair of the Department of History, is the recipient of the 2021 University Honors Great Professor Award. Garver, who has been active in honors programming during her 17 years at NIU, is a trained early medievalist, focusing on the study of northwest Europe in the Early Middle Ages. She is currently...
Winter is coming…and so is Game of Thrones and Medieval History. Have you taken a 23andMe test to find out about where you come from? Do you know someone who struggles with addiction or substance abuse? How well acquainted are you with Don Quixote? These are just a few of the themes honors students will...
The NIU family came together like never before during the NIU Foundation’s inaugural Day of Giving event last Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7-8. This 1,895-minute period was designed as an opportunity for everyone who loves and cares about NIU to show their support by being an ambassador, inspiring others and giving.   While final results...
To prepare students for a competitive job market, the University Honors Program is connecting alumni with students and expanding career-related experiences for its students. To ensure that honors students get opportunities that prepare them for a career, they are now required to utilize EngagePLUS, Northern Illinois University’s program that allows students to gain experience in...
Like many students, Mary Carter questioned whether she chose the right major. Carter, a senior in the electrical engineering program, wanted to be part of a new externship program at Northern Illinois University to get a better idea of life after graduation. The program, a collaboration between the University Honors Program and NIU Alumni Association,...
Rachel Shapland and Lauren Greene, nursing students in the University Honors Program, recently presented their session entitled, “Student-run leadership and student engagement: Serving on an honors council” at the 52nd annual National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), held in Atlanta, GA, from November 8-12. Specifically, in collaboration with Jordan Reich and Logan Turner (honors students from...
In today’s competitive job market, students need to establish contacts in their field and get work experience before they graduate. Students have many opportunities to be mentored on campus, but a new externship program will expose students to the working world while they’re being mentored. Eleven students from the University Honors Program will be placed...
NIU is pleased to welcome Dr. Todd Gilson as the new director of the University Honors Program as of July 1, 2016. An associate professor in the Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE) department at NIU, Gilson’s research focuses on the link between key psychological constructs that help distinguish highly successful leaders and performers from less...
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