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Jaron Lanier
Members of the University Honors Program had the opportunity to meet with and ask questions of Jaron Lanier, the father of virtual reality and the keynote speaker for NIU’s 2013 Celebrating Excellence event. Lanier, named one of Time Magazine’s great minds, has spent his life devoted to researching and developing new methods of computing and...
Top row: David Ballantine and J.D. Bowers Bottom row: Jeff Chown and William Pitney
Four candidates for the position of associate vice provost for University Honors at NIU will hold open forums Monday, May 13, and Tuesday, May 14. The finalists are David Ballentine, J.D. Bowers, Jeffrey Chown and William Pitney. NIU’s Honors Program provides an engaging educational experience for academically talented and committed students in all undergraduate colleges....
Approximately 75 students representing different facets of Northern Illinois University gathered Tuesday morning at the New Residence Hall Complex Community Center to participate in the College Challenge, which aired live on the WGN Morning News. The “Minute To Win It”-inspired feature brought WGN morning host Frank Holland to NIU’s campus, where he interviewed students and...
Jenelle McCalla
Northern Illinois senior Jenelle McCalla (Whitby, Ontario, Canada/Father Leo J. Austin Secondary School) was awarded the inaugural Outstanding Student-Athlete Award from NIU’s University Honors Program in a program Sunday night. The award is given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average among all other student-athletes in the University Honors Program. “It means...
J.D. Bowers
Community members, students, and faculty are invited to attend the latest Travel with a Professor Series event Saturday, April 27, co-sponsored by Liberal Arts & Sciences External Programming and the University Honors Program. Participants will travel to the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and the Cambodian American Heritage Museum with NIU professor J.D. Bowers,...
The NIU Study Abroad Office, in partnership with the NIU University Honors Program, will launch “Discovering Montreal, Canada,” a short-term Study Abroad program and a Vision 2020 initiative. Undergraduates from any major who currently hold freshman or sophomore status at NIU and are members of the University Honors Program are welcome to participate. Knowledge of...
Photo of red plastic bucket and yellow scoop on sandy beach
Juniors enrolled in the NIU Honors Program are eligible to apply for a distinctive summer program that paves the way to outstanding University Honors Capstone projects. The University Honors Summer Scholars Program provides two recipients each summer with the time, financial support and faculty mentoring to pursue in-depth, meaningful research or artistry during the summer...
Noemi Rodriguez, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and Emily Prieto
Before Noemi Rodriguez began classes at NIU, she interned at Children’s Memorial Hospital. “I fell in love with the nurses at Children’s Memorial. I admired their work,” says Rodriguez, a sophomore nursing major from Chicago. “There are some respectable nurses, and there are bad nurses, and I will become a respectable nurse. I love the...
During the fall of 2012, University Honors students Melissa Welsh, Erica Cogswell and Isabelle Bourgeois traveled to Mexico as a part of their Management 411 class. Their instructor, Dennis Barsema, helped students develop an understanding of the basics of microfinance through various interactive activities, engaging case studies and colorful discussions. These discussions helped prepare the...
Honorable Mentions
This year has brought many changes that improve and revamp the University Honors experience at NIU. With such changes comes the Feb. 1 re-launching of Honorable Mentions. Honorable Mentions, a student-run online publication, will spotlight the multifaceted pursuits of NIU Honors students both in and out of the classroom. Honorable Mention seeks to acknowledge: all...
Jordon Mitzelfelt
What does it mean to graduate with honors? Sure, you get a special sash to wear at commencement and an impressive line on your resume
Jason Goode
Jason Goode has joined the University Honors Program administrative team as assistant to Associate Vice Provost Chistopher Jones. A high-level management support professional, Goode will develop, recommend and implement appropriate goals, policies, procedures, assessment and long-term planning related to national scholarships, fellowships, academic awards and recognitions. He is also the University Honors Program’s liaison to...
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