Support Empty Bowls Project in a delicious way

The NIU Student Dietetic Association and Bread for the World invite everyone to Empty Bowls, 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 29, Chandelier Room in Adams Hall. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. The NIU Student Dietetic Association will  donate all proceeds to the Huskies…

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Introducing the Audiology Alumni Board

Each year, a group of alumni from the NIU Audiology program travel from all over the country to share their knowledge, practices and experience with NIU audiology students and faculty. We asked some of our alumni board members for their thoughts on our program. Here’s what they had to say: Rachel Magann Faivre, Au.D, (’14) Hearts…

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CHHS students named Forward, Together Forward scholars

Northern Illinois University has announced the 2017-18 winners of the Forward, Together Forward Scholarships. In honor of the five Huskies whose lives were lost Feb. 14, 2008, Forward, Together Forward scholars must demonstrate a strength of character through traits such as a strong work ethic, motivation, inspiration, a high regard for others, integrity and intellectual curiosity. The…

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NIU invites nurses to ‘Boot Camp’

The NIU School of Nursing will host a “Boot Camp” for aspiring advanced practice nurses (APNs). The event is offered by the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses (ISAPN). This one-day program is designed to provide graduating APN students with practical information to help them get started in their practice. Participants receive information usually not…

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NIU nurse alumna joins medical mission in Haiti

Angela Spahr (’13) recently participated in a medical mission to Haiti. She traveled with a healthcare team as part of CHAMPS: Connecting Hope and Medicine to People in Haiti. The created rural clinics and provided medical care to Haitians in Croix de Bouquet and Mirabalais. Angela raised the money she needed to participate in the…

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NIU NLCEX pass rate increases

Exceeding the national, state and last year’s pass rate, NIU School of Nursing pass rate for the national licensure exam, NCLEX has reached 92 percent for 2016. This marks a significant increase over last year’s rate of 87 percent. The national and state average is 85 percent. School of Nursing Chair Jan Strom, attributes the…

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Student earns coveted fellowship at BoysTown

Second year AUD student Anastasia Grindle has received at T35 research fellowship for the summer at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Neb. She is the first NIU Audiology student to earn this highly competitive fellowship. She will work in the Audibility, Perception and Cognition Lab at Boys Town. The lab aims to describe how amplification, language and…

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