Nursing Honors Poster Day winners for fall 2017 announced

The School of Nursing hosted its bi-annual Honors Poster day competition Nov. 16. Nursing honors students make professional poster presentations on research topics along with the help of a faculty mentor. School of Nursing staff and faculty review the entries and winners are selected based on strict criteria. There were 17 entries. Here are the…

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Public health professor publishes research

NIU Assistant Professor Sarah Geiger has been busy publishing research with her colleagues. Here are her recent publications. Zhou, Y., Bao, W-W., Qian, Z., Geiger, S.D., Parrish, K.L. Yang, B-Y., Lee, Y.L., & Dong, G-H. (2017). Perfluoroalkyl substance exposure and urine CC16 levels among asthmatics: A case-control study of children. Environmental Research, 159, 158-163.  Bao, W-W., Qian,…

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Nursing students deliver presentation at national honors council

NIU University Honors nursing students Rachel Shapland and Lauren Greene recently presented:  “Student-run leadership and student engagement: Serving on an honors council,” at the 52nd annual National Collegiate Honors Council, held in Atlanta recently. Specifically, in collaboration with Jordan Reich and Logan Turner (honors students from Northwestern State University in Louisiana), the session explored ways to…

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ROTC holds partnership day

Recently, members of the Northern Illinois University ROTC program conducted a partnership day with members of  Auburn High School from Rockford, Illinois. Cadre and Cadets from AHS attended a welcoming brief, NIU ROTC program introduction, facility walk-around, campus site orientation and lunch with NIU Cadets. The Partnership Day resulted in AHS and NIU Cadets coming together…

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Marcus honored with national Medallion Award

Jacqueline B. Marcus (’72, M.S. ’79)  received the 2017 Medallion Award, a national honor from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors during the October meeting of Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. When the award was announced earlier this year, the NIU Alumni Association reported about Marcus’ honor. Here is the article: Jacqueline…

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Rehabilitation counseling professor recognized by national association

Rehabilitation Counseling Assistant Professor Matthew Sprong received the Emerging Professionals Award from the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals at a recent conference. The award is given to an individual professional member who has expanded the role of rehabilitation professional through IARP participation, leadership, volunteering, and/or professional growth, thereby representing and promoting the mission of IARP…

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NIU Audiology Symposium and Grand Rounds Invitational held

The first annual NIU Audiology Symposium and Grand Rounds Invitational was held Oct. 20, 2017, with a topic of “Audiology on the Hill: OTC and Our Profession’s Future Focus.” The keynote speaker was Dr. Mead Killion of Etymotic Research, with speakers including Ingrida Lusis of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Daniel Romero of NIU/Henry Ford, Mariah…

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Hustle for Hearing raises funds for patients

The NIU Student Academy of Audiology raised over $2,900 for Hear the Cheers, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that provides hearing aids and assisted listening devices to children. The organization directly assists the patients seen at the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The Hustle for Hearing 5K Run/Walk, held Sept. 30 in DeKalb, with 88 participants and several…

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Heart of Hearing trip to Australia remembered

NIU Audiology students traveled to Australia for a research and humanitarian trip in August this year. Guided by Audiology Professor King Chung, seven students conducted research and services at Kuranda College in Cairns, Australia, as well as visted the Great Barrier Reef and landmarks in Sydney.  Check out their trip scrapbook!

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