Category: Students

Nursing Honors Poster Day winners for fall 2017 announced

The School of Nursing hosted its bi-annual Honors Poster day competition Nov. 16. Nursing honors students make professional poster presentations on research topics along with the help of a faculty mentor. School of Nursing staff and faculty review the entries and winners are selected based on strict criteria. There were 17 entries. Here are the…

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Nursing students deliver presentation at national honors council

NIU University Honors nursing students Rachel Shapland and Lauren Greene recently presented:  “Student-run leadership and student engagement: Serving on an honors council,” at the 52nd annual National Collegiate Honors Council, held in Atlanta recently. Specifically, in collaboration with Jordan Reich and Logan Turner (honors students from Northwestern State University in Louisiana), the session explored ways to…

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NIU Audiology Symposium and Grand Rounds Invitational held

The first annual NIU Audiology Symposium and Grand Rounds Invitational was held Oct. 20, 2017, with a topic of “Audiology on the Hill: OTC and Our Profession’s Future Focus.” The keynote speaker was Dr. Mead Killion of Etymotic Research, with speakers including Ingrida Lusis of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Daniel Romero of NIU/Henry Ford, Mariah…

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Hustle for Hearing raises funds for patients

The NIU Student Academy of Audiology raised over $2,900 for Hear the Cheers, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that provides hearing aids and assisted listening devices to children. The organization directly assists the patients seen at the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The Hustle for Hearing 5K Run/Walk, held Sept. 30 in DeKalb, with 88 participants and several…

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Heart of Hearing trip to Australia remembered

NIU Audiology students traveled to Australia for a research and humanitarian trip in August this year. Guided by Audiology Professor King Chung, seven students conducted research and services at Kuranda College in Cairns, Australia, as well as visted the Great Barrier Reef and landmarks in Sydney.  Check out their trip scrapbook!

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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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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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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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