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NIU students traveled Oct. 4 to the UIC Graduate and Professional School Fair.
As the Latino Resource Center’s Adela de la Torre Honor Society (ATHS) enters its second year, the focus continues to be on the academic advancement as well as professional development of its members. ATHS, in collaboration with the Center for Black Studies’ John Henrik Clarke Honor Society, traveled Oct. 4 to the University of Chicago (UIC)...
The college a student chooses to attend should reflect that student’s goals and aspirations as well as personality. With that in mind, Northern Illinois University is hosting a Columbus Day open house Monday, Oct. 8, to help prospective freshmen and transfer students find the right fit. “The open house is a perfect opportunity to explore...
Northern Illinois University announced its fall 2012 new freshman enrollment is up 2.9 percent to 2,664 following the first 10 days of classes, according to NIU’s Office of Institutional Research. The strength of the university’s incoming freshman class is reflected not only in its numbers, but also grade point average and class rank. The percentage...
From left: Jes Cisneros, Promod Vohra, Nicholas Pohlman, Omar Ghrayeb and Chris Jones
NIU’s College of Engineering & Engineering Technology (CEET) and the University Honors Program teamed up to implement a new, customized honors program for engineering students. CEET faculty member Nick Pohlman set the idea in motion by securing a University Honors Summer Improvement Grant. “I originally applied for the grant because I was an honors student as...
Mary Todd Lincoln
In 1875, Robert Todd Lincoln, the only surviving son of Abraham Lincoln, petitioned to have his mother institutionalized for insanity. Mary Lincoln had no knowledge of her son’s intentions until Chicago police officers showed up outside of her hotel to escort her to the courthouse. For three hours, 17 witnesses testified to Mary Lincoln’s erratic behavior...
Kristin Hoffman
Northern Illinois volleyball player Kristin Hoffman has been selected by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC’s nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. As team captain, Hoffman helped lead the Huskies to the claim the MAC regular season title this past season. She became the first Huskie to be named MAC Setter of...
Joanne Ganshirt
With the NIU Honors Program moving into the new residence hall, program alumni were invited April 28 to pay the Douglas Hall honors floors one last visit as part of a “Saturday with the Honors Alumni Council.” The event was followed by an awards celebration honoring office manager Joanne Ganshirt for 25 years outstanding service...
President Peters and Rebecca Houze
Rebecca Houze, associate professor and head of the Art History Division in NIU’s School of Art, is the recipient of the 2012 University Honors Great Professor Award. This university-wide award, which was established in 2001, recognizes a faculty or staff member who has, over time, contributed significantly to honors education at NIU through teaching as...
An NIU Honors student looks for a book at Founders Memorial Library.
Bolstered by a set of new recruitment efforts, Vision 2020 initiatives and the new Honors House that will open in August, the Northern Illinois University Honors Program is building major momentum heading into the 2012-13 academic year. University Honors’ May graduating class will be a record setter at 166 students, compared to 104 in 2011,...
Latino Honor Society
Northern Illinois University’s first Latino Honor Society was successfully launched April 15. With family and friends at their side, 32 students were inducted into the Adela de la Torre Honor Society (ATHS). The inaugural members swore an oath to achieve success through scholarship, service and leadership. About 100 people attended the event organized by Vanessa...
Photo of a sand castle.
Applications for the first University Honors Summer Scholars Program, a Great Journeys Strategic Planning initiative, are due at noon Friday, April 20. Members of the Honors Committee will select two exceptional students as Northern Illinois University’s inaugural University Honors Summer Scholars. The program recognizes, rewards and honors the Honors Program’s most outstanding students. It also...
George Lopez
Notre Dame professor George A. Lopez will visit NIU later this month to deliver a lecture titled, “Liberating Libya, Strangling Syria: Intervening for Human Rights and Protection.” The lecture will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society...
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