Category: Students

MLS Club raising funds for St. Baldrick’s

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a charity committed to funding research to end childhood cancers. St. Baldrick’s is volunteer-driven, relying on volunteers to collect donations on their behalf. On April 30, Alpha Chi Sigma (the professional co-ed chemistry fraternity) and the Medical Laboratory Science Club are holding two fundraisers for St. Baldrick’s. The first is…

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Students share results of farmer’s markets, millennials research

A group of seniors in a Community Nutrition class (FCNS 410) recently conducted a survey to identify the millennial generation’s use of farmer’s markets. Their objectives included assessing millennials’ current farmer’s market knowledge and shopping behaviors, as well as identifying potential motivators for millennial farmer’s market attendance. A summary of their results:

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Child Development Lab celebrates Week of the Young Child

The NIU Child Development Lab (CDL) has planned several fun events to celebrate the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child 2017, April 23-29. Planned events during this week include campus guest readers; a dance party for children and parents on Music Monday; Zumba on Work-Out Wednesday and…

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Interns produce, star in nutrition video

NIU Nutrition and Dietetics graduate students Kayla Droessler and Karen Jensen crafted this video as part of their NIU Campus Recreation internship rotation.  They wanted a fun and entertaining way to share tips on the Campus Rec facebook page for how to make affordable and healthy choices while grocery shopping. It was shared on the  It…

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Experiential Learning Center team members sought

Members of the Experiential Learning Center build valuable project management, communication, and presentation skills while serving as a consultant in the business world. A project this fall is a partnership between the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning, the College of Business, the College of Health and Human Sciences, and AMITA Health. The topic is: Implementation Recommendations…

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COMD student recognized for volunteerism

COMD post-baccalaureate student Trevor Miller, who begins our graduate program in speech-language pathology summer term, has been recognized by Unity Hospice of Western Illinois as an outstanding hospice volunteer. Miller and his accomplishment was recently featured in a DeKalb Midweek news story.

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Dean’s Award recipients announced

The College of Health and Human Sciences recently recognized outstanding undergraduate students in each academic program with Dean’s Awards. Criteria for the award included a GPA of 3.5 or better, demonstrated significant achievement and leadership in scholarship, campus and/or community activities, and professional service. The following students were awarded a plaque and a letter of commendation:…

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Maternal and child nutrition grad course offered this summer

Interested in understanding the concepts related to maternal and child nutrition? Find out more when you take Maternal and Child Nutrition, FCNS 611.  In this course you’ll discover how to: Apply nutrition concepts to address the nutrient needs during pregnancy through childhood Describe the relationship between physiological changes that occur in each of these stages…

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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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