Category: Students

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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Nutrition and Dietetics major featured in Huskie Spotlight

Diana Garcia was recently featured on’s Huskie Spotlight. Here’s what she had to say: Hometown: Cicero, IL Major: Nutrition and Dietetics What most excites you about your major? I would say the food aspect. I love food; I love cooking it, I love eating it, and learning the background information. A lot of ingredients are good…

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NIU SAA member heads to Capitol Hill

NIU Student Academy of Audiology Daniel Romero, recently traveled to Reston, Virginia, in his capacity as a member of the National Student Academy of Audiology Board of Directors. While there, he and the other student leaders met with Academy heads, planned initiatives for the upcoming year, and discussed ways in which students can be a…

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Students volunteer at DeKalb Senior Fair

Recently, several NIU Student Academy of Audiology members, along with NIU Audiology clinical professors, attended the DeKalb Senior Health Fair, at the DeKalb High School. This event brought together 70 different area vendors to provide information on the resources available in the community. SAA members provided educational materials on hearing health, performed hearing screenings, and informed…

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CHHS student named outstanding hospice volunteer

Sierra Davis, a NIU senior rehabilitation services major, has been recognized as an outstanding hospice volunteer by Unity Hospice of Western Illinois. The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce shared the following press release about Davis’ recognition. Unity Hospice of Western Illinois proudly recognizes Sierra Davis, of DeKalb, Ill., as an outstanding hospice volunteer. Each month, Unity…

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Corporate Catwalk Fashion Show

The Fashion Industries Organization staged a Corporate Catwalk Spring Fashion Show in April, featuring career wear for men and women.  Students selected pieces from Kohl’s, who donated the funds to produce the event. Here are some of the show’s highlights (click on the images to enlarge).

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Nursing scholarship awards top $160,000

Thanks to the generosity of some incredible people, the School of Nursing awarded over $160,000 in student scholarships for school year 2017-2018. This represents the highest dollar amount awarded in the Nursing School history. The School of Nursing held a  recognition ceremony for students in April. To make the event even more meaningful, a number of…

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Undergrads present research on emerging adulthood

An undergraduate research team led by Scott Sibley, assistant professor of family and child studies who researches commitment in couple relationships and romantic relationship formation, has been very successful this semester. The team of 13 students presented a research project at the Illinois Council of Family Relations 2017 conference at Illinois State University in April….

Read more features MLS program

In case you missed it, featured the Medical Laboratory Sciences program, interviewing Professor Masih Shokrani and MLS seniors Nicole Dispensa and Reilly Steidle. Here’s the complete story: For two NIU students, discovering medical laboratory science (MLS) was the right degree path for them was like conducting lab research. “I was doing research and stumbled…

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