Author: lbotterman1@niu.edu

Kishwaukee College and NIU announce nursing agrrement

Kishwaukee College and Northern Illinois University recently expanded their academic partnership, announcing a new degree completion option for the Associate Degree Nursing program at Kishwaukee and the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science Completion Program at NIU. The agreement will be formally signed and executed by both institutions Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Kishwaukee College. “This…

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Audiology student presents poster at annual conference

Rachel Stuehm, a third-year student in NIU’s Doctor of Audiology program, will present a poster at the upcoming annual conference of the American Academy of Audiology. She will present: “Under the influence: narcotics abuse and hearing loss,” a case study examining the possible effects of methamphetamine use on the auditory system. Issues addressed include the impact of…

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Communicative disorders programs seeking feedback

The NIU Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology graduate programs are being evaluated for reaccreditation by the Council for Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in February. Public feedback is a part of that process. All are invited to a public comment meeting 4:30 p.m., Feb. 19, at the Health Wellness…

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IBHE names Chen to Nurse Educator Fellowship Program

Associate Professor of Nursing Jie Chen has been named a Nurse Educator Fellow by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. She becomes one of 19 distinguished educators selected from across the state. She joins a select group of only 149 Nurse Educator Fellows over the past 10 years who have been honored for their commitment…

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Nutrition and Dietetics students earn scholarships

Congratulations are in order for two NIU Nutrition and Dietetic students who were awarded scholarships from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. Georgia McArtney earned  the Colonel Frances G. Ballentine Scholarship Fund for $3,000. Megan Farris, also an NIU Nutrition and Dietetics student, the Jessie C. Obert Memorial Scholarship for $1,000. The Academy of Nutrition…

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Master of Public Health Alumni Spotlight: Larry Williams

NIU Master of Public Health graduate, Larry Williams,  DDS, MPH (’17)  is an associate professor in dentistry at the College of Dental Medicine-Illinois (CDMI), Midwestern University, Downers Grove Illinois. We asked him about his work and why he pursued his MPH at NIU. What does your work entail?  I coordinate pre-clinical courses for 130 students in…

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Nursing community health delivers holiday health education

NIU School of Nursing students in the class “Population-Focused Nursing” brought health education and a little holiday spirit to some special people recently. The class, complete in holiday garb, went to the Westmont iCARE senior building on Dec. 4 and Peace Manor in Downers Grove on Dec. 6.  Santa and his nursing student elves showed…

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Nursing students earn honors

Four nursing students scheduled to graduate this December were recognized at the NIU Honors Ceremony on Dec. 5, 2017. Nursing seniors Alesha Gauntt, Amanda Puls, Justin Suda and Ling Zhu all received recognition for meeting honors requirements during their undergraduate career at NIU. During the ceremony, the four nursing students received their honors regalia, which…

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