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Christopher M. Jones
Christopher Jones, associate vice provost for University Honors, has been chosen for the 2013 Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education by the board of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. Jones is the third NIU professor to win the national award in recent years, with history professor J.D. Bowers...
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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...
Sam Mader
Intercollegiate Athletics and the University Honors Program will celebrate “University Honors Night” during the NIU men’s basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30. A ceremony is planned at halftime of the 7 p.m. game at the Convocation Center, and other activities will take place during the evening. Because NIU Huskie athletes are committed to excellence both off...
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
Michael C. Maibach
Michael C. Maibach, a former high-ranking Intel Corp. executive who more recently served as president of the European-American Business Council, has been named as the inaugural recipient of the University Honors Outstanding Alumni Award. Maibach will visit campus Tuesday, Nov. 13, for an invitation-only awards ceremony luncheon that will include the kickoff of a new...
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...
Wayne Duerkes has a little more life experience than your average college undergraduate. Duerkes is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served as an air defense controller during the Gulf War in the early 1990s. He and his wife, Jennifer, are raising three children. He spent years building up a successful newspaper distribution...
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...
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,...
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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...
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