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McKearn Summer Fellow Patrick Price presents his artwork at the 2013 Summer Research Symposium.
Participants from summer research programs will present their work from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in Altgeld Hall. Both NIU and non-NIU students have participated in three formal research programs on campus this summer, including Research Experience for Undergraduates, McKearn Summer Fellows and the Summer Research Opportunities Program. Each eight-week provides students...
Students learn about Canadian Health Care and tour the Hotel Dieu Hospital Museum.
NIU honors students got a summer taste of French Canada during the “Discovering Montreal” short-term study abroad program. Along the way, they: learned about Montreal’s film, video game and entertainment industries; visited La Cinematheque Quebecoise and the Moment Factory, designers of the Madonna Super Bowl half-time entertainment; explored unique features of Canada’s Medicare system; and...
Dale Spencer and the Souper Wednesday crowd
Alumnus Dale Spencer told students from the University Honors Program on Wednesday that they shouldn’t let anything restrict their goals and that restrictions are self-imposed. Spencer shared with students how he turned his life around after ending up in a wheelchair. He visited with them during Souper Wednesday, which is an opportunity for students to...
A photo of crayons
As final exams week approaches, students often find their stress levels rising. To help students relax as they complete end-of-semester projects and prepare for final exams, NIU Health Enhancement & Victim Advocacy Services will open the “Stress-Free Zone” through Thursday, May 1. Daytime hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday...
Souper Wednesday: Lee Kurylo
Alumnus Leo Kurylo has found himself in sticky situations, from oil spills to mercury contamination. The Lombard resident shared his work as a hydrogeologist with students from the University Honors Program during Souper Wednesday and told them that now is the time to explore the world. “If you guys have any courses that offer you...
Souper Wednesday: Yao Lin
NIU honors students were captivated Wednesday as they listened to alum Yao Lin play the piano and share her love of music, which she described as the universal language. Lin, known as Lina on campus, came to NIU in 2009 from Beijing to study piano performance with William Goldenberg, a distinguished professor in the NIU...
University Honors Program banner
Sunday marked the annual University Honors Program Recognition Ceremony for graduating Honors students. The ceremony recognizes NIU honors students who have completed the necessary requirements to graduate from the University Honors Program. Family, friends, faculty and staff were in attendance for the ceremony which took place in the Duke Ellington Ballroom. Students in the University...
Souper Wednesday: Jaclyn Vasquez
Jaclyn Vasquez told honors students on Wednesday to be ready for the “politics of life,” something often discovered on the job and not in the classroom. The students, who came to meet the NIU alum and have lunch as part of Souper Wednesday, learned that Vasquez faced a roadblock from coworkers and administration during her...
Robert Adducci and University Honors students
Alum Robert Adducci posed the “key question in life” to honors students today, asking them what they would do with the rest of their lives if they never had to worry about money. The students, who had gathered for lunch and some time with Adducci as part of University Honor’s Souper Wednesday program, had some...
A recent meme circulating on the Internet states: “I wish I had never gone traveling. Said no one. Ever!!” Recognizing that the world, its cultures, peoples and states have much to offer, Northern Illinois University’s University Honors Program, in close cooperation with the Study Abroad Office, has worked to provide its students (and students across...
Monica Wallace
Alumna Monica Wallace, a Chicago lawyer, told honors students Wednesday to stay open to new ideas and evaluate their resume and interviewing strategies so they stand out in the crowd. By staying open-minded, Wallace ended up becoming a lawyer. Although she initially wasn’t interested in the profession, she decided to give law school a try...
Peter Garrity
During Souper Wednesday, alumnus Peter Garrity gave invaluable tips on how to be successful during an interview and on the job. Although this weekly lunch hour event is designed for University Honors students to learn from alumni, his tips are beneficial to anyone who is searching for a job or already employed. Garrity, who serves...
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