Author: lbotterman1@niu.edu

NIU earns honors for educating male nurses

Northern Illinois University recently received the “2017 Best Nursing School for Men in Nursing Award” from the American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) as for its commitment to preparing men to be nursing leaders. Since graduating its first male nurse in 1968, NIU has been at the forefront of educating with equity. Today, men…

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Dietetic intern alumnae makes headlines

NIU alumnae Meagan O’Connor was featured in an article in the Sept. 6 Chicago Tribune. ‘No more late-night Taco Bell:’ Cubs and White Sox nutritionists have own recipes for success By Phil Thomson Chicago Tribune How do you get a growing Cubs or White Sox player to eat his vegetables — or anything else that’s healthy? Cubs team nutrition consultant…

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Ph.D student to present paper at national ASHA convention

Cindy Lund-Hrdi, a graduate student in the  NIU Ph.D in Health Sciences program was recently awarded a student Research Travel Award (SRTA) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to attend the ASHA Convention in Los Angeles this November.  She was selected to receive the award based upon her submission as first author on Cue-Based Feeding in…

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2017 faculty awards announced

Recently CHHS Dean Derryl Block announced the 2017 faculty awards. We congratulate the following recipients: Diversity Award for Excellence in Academic Equity The recipient of the 2017 Diversity Award for Academic Excellence is Patricia Tattersall, Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders. After attending the Multicultural Curriculum Transformation…

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Nutrition and Dietetics major featured in Huskie Spotlight

Diana Garcia was recently featured on NIU.edu’s Huskie Spotlight. Here’s what she had to say: Hometown: Cicero, IL Major: Nutrition and Dietetics What most excites you about your major? I would say the food aspect. I love food; I love cooking it, I love eating it, and learning the background information. A lot of ingredients are good…

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Audiology professor gives hearing tips on WXRT in Chicago

Audiology Professor Diane Schecklong was asked by popular Chicago classic rock radio station 93 WXRT for her advice on how to protect your hearing while attending concerts such as Lollapalooza. She spoke about preventative methods to combat hearing loss such as distance from loudspeakers, active methods such as earplugs, and the warning signs of hearing…

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NIU SAA member heads to Capitol Hill

NIU Student Academy of Audiology Daniel Romero, recently traveled to Reston, Virginia, in his capacity as a member of the National Student Academy of Audiology Board of Directors. While there, he and the other student leaders met with Academy heads, planned initiatives for the upcoming year, and discussed ways in which students can be a…

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