Author: lbotterman1@niu.edu

Dean’s Award recipients announced

The College of Health and Human Sciences recently recognized outstanding undergraduate students in each academic program with Dean’s Awards. Criteria for the award included a GPA of 3.5 or better, demonstrated significant achievement and leadership in scholarship, campus and/or community activities, and professional service. The following students were awarded a plaque and a letter of commendation:…

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Maternal and child nutrition grad course offered this summer

Interested in understanding the concepts related to maternal and child nutrition? Find out more when you take Maternal and Child Nutrition, FCNS 611.  In this course you’ll discover how to: Apply nutrition concepts to address the nutrient needs during pregnancy through childhood Describe the relationship between physiological changes that occur in each of these stages…

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New online course in geriatric nutrition offered

A new course, Geriatric Nutrition, FCNS 612 is offered this summer online. You’ll learn about the social, psychological and physiological interactions affecting nutrition in the older population. The course also offers opportunities to work with community organizations, and to participate as staff volunteers in an on-going program addressing elderly individual’s needs. Prerequisite: Nutrition and dietetic graduate student…

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Grant received to research workstations and brain function

Two NIU professors have secured a grant to investigate the effects sitting and standing workstations have on brain function. In-Sop Kim, assistant professor in speech-language pathology, along with Jaejin Hwang, assistant professor in industrial and systems engineering, secured a grant from FOCAL Upright, a furniture company, to conduct the research. Prolonged sitting and sedentary work, the physical…

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Audiology students volunteer at retirement center

Each month NIU Student Academy of Audiology sends volunteers at OakCrest Retirement Center in DeKalb with clinical professor, Dr. Diane ScheckLong.  Members assist in performing cerumen management and clean and checks of resident’s hearing aids. Almost more valuable, however, is the chance to chat and connect with members from a different generation.

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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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