Author: lbotterman1@niu.edu

Dietetics students get moo-ving

NIU M.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition students recently made AgriNews when they visited a dairy farm in Winnebago County.  Nancy Prange, NIU’s dietetic internship director, stated: “There is so much misinformation about farming, and as dieticians, we need to know the information to be able to accurately give our clients the facts.” Read the AgriNews…

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SPL alumn in management role for Easter Seals

Valerie Heneghan (’13) is the speech department manager at Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley. Heneghan, a speech-language pathologist with a master’s Speech-Language Pathology from NIU, provides evidence-based assessment and intervention for children and their families. She works with them one-on-one to diagnose issues including feeding/swallowing, developmental delay, Autism, apraxia, stuttering, voice, language, executive functioning, and articulation disorders. She…

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Nursing alumnae receives promotion in Arizona

GlobalMed of Scottsdale, Arizona has made Gigi Sorenson its Director of Clinical Integration. Sorenson most recently spent 15 years at Northern Arizona Healthcare, Flagstaff Medical Center, where she was director of Telehealth & Community Connected Care. Sorenson has held clinical positions focused on cardiovascular health at Freeport Health Network, Rockford Cardiology Associates, Saint Anthony Medical…

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STEM camp gives high schoolers a sample of nursing school

The School of Nursing was one of several stops for high school students participating in the Career Explorations STEM Camp at NIU July 30-Aug. 4. The camp offers exploration of four fields during this session, to include health sciences. Students get a chance to explore what it takes to become physical therapists, lab technicians, cancer researchers,…

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Hospitality and tourism professor teaches in China

When students in NIU’s new Hospitality and Tourism Management program want to know about working in the world’s largest city, in a country projected to soon be the largest tourism destination in the world, they need look no further than their professor, Nicholas Hryhorczuk. The assistant professor in Hospitality and Tourism Management spent his summer teaching a course,…

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Public health alumnae recognized for international achievement

The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is honoring Lexie Williams, an undergraduate student who recently graduated from NIU with a B.S. degree in Public Health and minors in Business Administration and Deafness Rehabilitation. She served as a student vice-president for NIU’s Zeta Gamma Chapter. Williams was selected as the recipient of the…

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SLP professor publishes autism research

Research conducted with NIU Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Professor of  Allison Gladfelter in collaboration with  Lisa Goffman is now available in the journal Developmental Science. Gladfelter A, Goffman L. Semantic richness and word learning in children with autism spectrum disorder. Dev Sci. 2017:00:e12543. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12543 Gladfelter gave a presentation in May at the International Meeting for Autism Research, titled,…

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More authority for advanced practice nurses

Illinois legislation that gives advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) greater authority to administer health services was signed into law last week. The action lifts burdensome licensing regulations for APRNs, allowing them to qualify for full practice authority under their license. “This policy shift allows for advanced practice nurses to practice to the level they were…

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