Category: Students

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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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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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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NIU NLCEX pass rate increases

Exceeding the national, state and last year’s pass rate, NIU School of Nursing pass rate for the national licensure exam, NCLEX has reached 92 percent for 2016. This marks a significant increase over last year’s rate of 87 percent. The national and state average is 85 percent. School of Nursing Chair Jan Strom, attributes the…

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Student earns coveted fellowship at BoysTown

Second year AUD student Anastasia Grindle has received at T35 research fellowship for the summer at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Neb. She is the first NIU Audiology student to earn this highly competitive fellowship. She will work in the Audibility, Perception and Cognition Lab at Boys Town. The lab aims to describe how amplification, language and…

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Audiology students awarded travel funds

Audiology students Steven Taddei and Michael Mangini , recently received recognition for their work in the form of $1,000 travel awards from the American Auditory Society, one of the predominant research organizations within the field of Audiology. This highly competitive award is funded by the National Institutes of Health. The students, along with their mentors…

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