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Brendan McCormick knows what it means to get his dissertation in shape.  As a doctoral candidate graduating in May, McCormick is one of many Huskies who took part in last year’s Dissertation Boot Camp, an innovative program offered each summer by the University Writing Center. “For a lot of doctoral students, it is difficult to...
Students don’t have to look far for support when it comes to the writing process for academics and career needs. The University Writing Center (UWC) is working to raise awareness of their services, which include expanded satellite locations and online resources for faculty, students and staff. UWC staff are available to assist with generating ideas,...
Registration is now open for 28 Graduate Career and Professional Development workshops scheduled for the fall semester. Information on the events and a link for online registration can be found at go.niu.edu/gradworkshops. Advanced registration is required. Workshops are free and open to all NIU graduate students. They also reflect a partnership with five different units...
Join Dr. Brad Peters on Thursday, May 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Capitol Room at the Holmes Student Center for the Write Well, Publish More! workshop. This day-long, interactive workshop will put into practice habits that successful, publishing writers use. Get started, nail down the central idea, find your voice, gather...
NIU students in need of extra help with their classwork now have a one-stop shop for locating tutors and other academic support on campus. A newly launched landing page for tutoring and academic support services provides a centralized hub of information. Features include a search tool that allows students to find course-specific assistance, links to all...
Erin Vobornik
Erin Vobornik, a second-year graduate student at NIU who is working on her master’s degree in English linguistics, was named a 2013 fellow of the  Linguistic Society of America. Vobornik, who earned a bachelor’s degree in French from NIU in 2008, was awarded  the Dictionary Society of North America Fellowship. This fellowship provides $1,700 tuition for...
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NIU’s University Writing Center (UWC) will have consulting positions available for Fall 2012. The center will offer undergraduate positions, which require a consistent, 10-hour-per-week commitment. The center also will have 10-hour graduate assistant positions, which include tuition waivers and a stipend. The UWC hires from all majors. Open house are planned from 3 to 5 p.m....