Heart of Hearing program cruises to Dominican Republic

Several NIU audiology students, along with audiology professor King Chung, visited the Dominican Republic on a humanitarian trip through the Heart of Hearing Program. On their visit in January, they identified patients who might need surgery, cerumen services (ear wax removal), and/or hearing aids/cochlear implants.  When they returned to the Dominican Republic in March, they…

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Nursing professor to study patient transfer devices

Jie Chen, assistant professor of nursing,  recently received a grant through the Joan E. Wood Award for Nursing Faculty Research. The research project will involve comparing three patient transfer devices and the amount of physical stress that caregivers experience as a result of handling those devices. It will also examine differences in the head impact…

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Education + Service = IMPACT

Lily Chen’s Population-Focused Nursing class took the classroom on the road and brought health education to a food pantry in Aurora. The class project required students to prepare visual aids to help educate pantry patrons on making healthy food choices. One of the products was several salt intake cards that could attach to the shopping…

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Donor funds learning aid

Thanks to the generous donation of Janiece Bollie, our students have a new educational aid. The donation helped fund the creation of an “edema leg” by a specialist in make-up effects. The leg was created to not only look real, but provide different visual cues depending on where the examiner pushes on the skin during…

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Hospitality and Tourism Management Mentor of the Year named

Based on students’ mentor evaluation reports and survey, Racheal DeMoss is named as “2016-2017 mentor of the year.” DeMoss is in her fourth year as a meeting and trade show planner at CDW in Chicago. She plans and executes approximately 50 events per year across the country; ranging from social receptions for customers to trade shows booths…

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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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NIU Online Master of Public Health degree program earns top ranking

The Best Schools, an organization that ranks degree programs, colleges and universities, has recognized Northern Illinois University’s Online Master of Public Health degree program in the top 30 best in the country. Ranking criteria include quality of the program, the types of courses offered, the faculty, awards, rankings, and reputation, including the school’s reputation for…

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