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The University Honors Program focuses not only on the academic involvement of its students, but also on their engagement beyond the classroom. With the help of the Study Abroad Office, the University Honors Program has worked to offer students several unique study abroad opportunities for the summer of 2014. The study abroad experience in Montreal,...
Marc Strauss
Marc Strauss, vice chair of the NIU Board of Trustees, gave honors students some insight on university plans and his work in the community. The most important issue facing the university is creating a sustainable financial model, Strauss said during Souper Wednesday, sponsored by the NIU Alumni Association, the University Honors Program and Housing and...
Douglas D. Baker
Many college students encounter situations in which they need to make ethical decisions. Often, these situations prompt consideration on what makes a decision ethical. NIU President Doug Baker addressed this question Feb. 27 when he discussed ethical decision making in higher education with honors students. Baker was a guest speaker at the Ethical Leadership Workshop...
Sally Stevens
On Souper Wednesday, honors students learned why NIU icon Sally Stevens keeps giving. “I never took a class at NIU. But I will always consider myself as one of the best alums that NIU has,” said Stevens, who served as secretary for six NIU presidents over a 32-year span. Stevens, who graduated with a sociology...
Paul Palian
Paul Palian, NIU’s director of media and public relations, talked to honors students this week about its networking opportunities. The NIU Alumni Association sponsors “Souper Wednesday” each week at the Campus Life Building so honors students can meet successful alumni and relax with their peers during a soup lunch. “The Honors Program is why I...
Eric A. Weldy
College can be a confusing time for some, and having a helping hand along the way can impact students’ overall success. Mentoring can have an important influence on students’ academic experiences as they explore different paths throughout their college journey. Students who might have felt lost a time or two can play an important role...
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The NIU Honors Program and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming are sponsoring new Test Prep Overview sessions for students interested in taking the LSAT, GRE or GMAT. The overview sessions are one-day informational sessions that will review the sections of each exam. The test prep overviews are designed for undergraduate students...
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During “Souper Wednesday,” NIU alumni who specialize in commercial banking gave advice to honors students on how to prepare for the real world. “When you’re in the real world, you’re competing against us,” said Arthur Pesavento, a business development officer for HSBC Bank USA in Chicago. The bankers, who each have 20 years of commercial...
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Bringing together students and alumni is one of the facets of the Bold Futures initiative on campus. Central to that pursuit is student career success. The University Honors Program and NIU Alumni Association recently paired 14 students with NIU alumni and community partners in a successful pilot of the Bold Futures Externship Program, specifically designed...
Thomas Bouril
NIU has finally broken through. Thomas Bouril, senior University Honors student and history major, is the first Huskie ever selected to interview for a chance to receive a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. As a finalist, Bouril was invited to spend a weekend in Chicago to compete for the chance to earn a Master of Letters in History...
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Have you ever wanted to know what it was like to work in a particular career? What it means to be “on the job, all day, every day?” Here is your chance. University Honors, in partnership with the NIU Alumni Association, is offering NIU Honors students an exclusive opportunity to shadow an NIU alumnus for...
Sarah Stuebing can walk from her childhood home to her college campus in a matter of minutes. The path she chose at Northern Illinois University put the world at her feet. Since enrolling at NIU in 2010, she has been the model of the engaged student. She has conducted original scholarly research, cultivated a series...
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