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Christopher Caine
The University Honors Program on Thursday hosted former IBM executive Christopher Caine, now president of the Center for Global Enterprise and president and founder of Mercator XXI, for a lecture and series of roundtable discussions titled “America as a Commercial Republic.” Throughout the day, Caine focused his comments on the future of American consumerism and...
Graduate School Preparation Seminar
NIU’s Graduate School Preparation Seminar (GSPS) takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 The GSPS costs $5 and includes seminar sessions and lunch. Students attending GSPS will receive information about finding the right graduate school, the application process, the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), creating a personal profile and utilizing campus resources....
Jordon Mitzelfelt
Each year, the University Honors Program sponsors trips during the fall and spring semester for its students to explore and engage with a variety of opportunities in DeKalb and the Chicago area. In the past, the program has taken students to Broadway in Chicago shows, comedy club shows, museum trips and much more. This year,...
Honorable Mentions
Honorable Mentions has begun its second year since its re-launch as it continues to celebrate and laud the creative, academic, and extracurricular accomplishments and experiences of the University Honors community. Honorable Mentions is a student-run publication, an omnibus of the University Honors community. Honorable Mentions offers an excellent opportunity for students to be published as...
As more students express an interest in participating in the NIU Honors Program, a substantial financial gift to the program by two NIU alumni should help foster future opportunities for students engaged in honors studies. Three years ago, Earl and Cindi Rachowicz of Evanston designated the University Honors Program as the recipient of a $50,000...
Birthday Box sample
With the desire of reaching out to the DeKalb community, the University Honors Program initiated a service learning project called “Birthday Boxes,” during the 2011-2012 academic year. This service project has since grown and become a staple of the University Honors Program tradition. Partnering with Safe Passage and Hope Haven, Birthday Boxes provides University Honors...
University Honors kicked off the year with its annual Welcome Back Barbeque, with guest of honor President Doug Baker in attendance. Baker shared his six priorities with attendees and encouraged students to take advantage of the many opportunities and initiatives at NIU. More than 200 University Honors students were in attendance and enjoyed from a...
NIU President Doug Baker speaks Aug. 27 at a conference organized by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition.
NIU President Doug Baker, leaders from the greater-Chicago business community and representatives from faith-based organizations gathered Tuesday morning at NIU Naperville to speak out in support of common sense immigration reform. The event was organized by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition and co-sponsored by NIU, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce,...
The Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C., has awarded scholarships to each of the four NIU students who interned this summer in the nation’s capital, but the real payoff was in the experience itself. The interns rubbed shoulders with political powerhouses, such as Speaker of the House John Boehner and NIU alumnus and former Speaker...
J.D. Bowers believes he has found the perfect position to capitalize on his diverse teaching, administrative and service experience: associate vice provost of University Honors. Bowers begins his new job Monday, July 1. “University Honors has some of the most engaged and rigorous academic offerings, exciting programming and sustained student, faculty, staff and alumni outreach...
Wayne Duerkes and Anastasia Kocher
Wayne Duerkes and Anastasia Kocher – NIU’s inaugural University Honors Scholars – delivered the findings of their Honors Capstone projects at a public presentation and reception hosted April 25 by the University Honors Program. In attendance? The 2013 University Honors Summer Scholars: Octavio Escalante-Aguirre, Elliott Ihm and Lauren Nale. Provost Ray Alden and about 50...
President Peters and Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan, assistant professor of English, is the recipient of the 2013 University Honors Great Professor Award. Ryan is a specialist in twentieth century American literature and culture, modernism, African-American literature and Southern studies. This university-wide award, which was established in 2001, recognizes a faculty or staff member who has, over time, contributed significantly to...
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