Author: lbotterman1@niu.edu

SLP profs launch program to foster healthy family communication

A unique program is helping families learn, while the students teaching them are learning about families. Working with Changing Children’s Worlds Foundation, and using funds through the NIU Foundation, NIU faculty and students are facilitating an international Parent-Child Relationship Development Program in DeKalb. Families gather weekly at a DeKalb elementary school to participate in the program whose goal…

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AHCD professor receives Champions of Empathy award

Patricia Tattersall, associate professor of speech-language pathology, has been named a Champion of Empathy by The Changing Children’s Foundation. The Geneva, Illinois-based organization strives to strengthen the capacity of parents, caregivers and communities to care for children’s help and well-being while promoting peaceful families and thriving communities. Tattersall brought the organization’s International Child/Parenting Development program to…

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Fashion Merchandising program gets software upgrade

The Fashion Merchandising program has acquired two exciting new software programs that will allow students to better prepare for their careers. SmartDraw is a tool for creating retail floor plans and plans for merchandise displays. Students will use this software in FSMD 272, Merchandising Promotion, to create plans for store floor layout and store fronts…

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Connect and Discover: Focus of AHCD Graduate Colloquium Seminar

Tina Childress, an educational audiologist at the Illinois School for the Deaf in Urbana, Illinois, will present “Connect and Discover,” at the ACHD Graduate Colloquium Seminar, 3:30 p.m., April 30 at the Holmes Student Center Sky Room. Childress has expertise in cochlear implants, assistive technology, aural rehabilitation, and the social/emotional impact of hearing loss. She…

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NIU Fashion Industries Organization hits the runway

NIU’s Fashion Industries Organization staged a Work Day to Runway fashion show April 7 at the Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center. Students modeled fashions provided by Kohl’s, the show’s sponsor. (Click images to view larger.) Fashions featured in the show have been donated to the NIU Gender and Sexuality Resource Center where they will…

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D.P.T. students make appeal to Rep. Pritchard

NIU Doctor of Physical Therapy students Daniel Werner and Kate Heinricher, along with NIU D.P.T. instructor Brynn Nahlik, met with Illinois state Rep. Robert Pritchard recently. They were advocating for support of HB4643 which would provide direct access to physical therapy, eliminating the need for people to receive a referral from a physician or other…

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PT professor presents at conference in Egypt

Ken Olson, adjunct professor at NIU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program,  and president of Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, recently traveled to Cairo, Egypt, to present his approach for treating patients with neck and back pain as a keynote speaker for the First Middle East Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Congress. Read more here in the DeKalb Midweek.

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Eat at Ellington’s soon

Ellington’s, the student-run restaurant at the Holmes Student Center will be serving three-course lunches Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 26. Enjoy an exciting, fresh meal for $10 including beverages and tips. Add a class of wine for $5. Lunch is service between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For a complete list of menus, and to…

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