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Online learning lecture considers future education

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October 24, 2016

The department of Educational Technology, Research & Assessment will host a discussion about the history and future of online learning.Dr. Marcus Childress, Instructional Design and Performance Technology professor and director at Baker University, will lead the lecture "Online Learning and Virtual W...

Professors grow marriage at NIU

Sam Malone

October 10, 2016

DeKALB | Eighteen years ago, two young professors were introduced through a mutual friend in Elgin; shortly after, they fell in love with each other and with NIU, where they now teach.Lady and James Cohen have been married for 16 years, and although they didn’t meet at NIU, they both agreed that wor...

6 free local book exchanges

Northern Star staff

August 23, 2016

Libraries that are open 24/7 sound far-fetched, but there are already several in DeKalb.Although the library is open 24/7, no one can go inside. Little Free Library, a global program, is a free book exchange where people can take-a-book and leave-a-book whenever they want. Laurie Elish-Piper, dean of t...

Dean of education to focus on cuts, budget

Dean of education to focus on cuts, budget

Julia Martinez

April 7, 2016

Laurie Elish-Piper, newly appointed dean of the College of Education, said she has already reduced 11 percent of spending by using the college’s budget effectively and not cutting employees or programming.Elish-Piper was acknowledged as a Presidential Engagement Professor for “outstanding records of community ...

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education to hold concussion panel

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March 2, 2016

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education will hold a panel discussion called “Concussion and Youth Sport” from 6-7:30 p.m. March 22 in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center.Professor Paul Wright will moderate the panel consisting of medical doctors, policy makers, researchers and othe...

College of Education alumni to talk about bringing innovation to classrooms

Northern Star staff

March 4, 2015

College of Education alumni will share how they've introduced innovation into their classrooms at an upcoming panel event, according to a College of Education news release.Renee Gust, owner of Kids Connection in St. Charles; Meg Van Dyke, a teacher at O'Neill Middle School in Downers Grove; and Maria Wal...

College of Education to screen ‘How to Survive a Plague’

Northern Star staff

February 18, 2015

College of Education will show the film “How to Survive a Plague” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Cole Hall auditorium.“How to Survive a Plague” is a documentary about activists who in the early years of the AIDS epidemic fought for a more balanced public understanding of the disease, according to t...

NIU’s College of Education dean to talk about education at White House

Kristin Maglabe

February 6, 2015

The dean of the College of Education will speak at the White House on Feb. 11.La Vonne Neal will speak about issues for K-20 education for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Neal will discuss the initiatives the Obama administration has taken on behalf of education in t...

USOAR research funding proposals due by Friday

Northern Star staff

February 5, 2015

Friday is the deadline to submit proposals for research funding from USOAR for the spring semester, according to an College of Education tweet.The Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry & Research Program funds student-generated research projects, according to its website. Applicants must sub...

Civil Rights Act honored at events

Northern Star Staff

October 14, 2014

The College of Education will host a Civil Rights Reflection Week symposium and discussion to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.An academic symposium on Oct. 21 and alumni panel on Oct. 2 will focus on the history of the Civil Rights Movement as well as civil rights and soc...

Pass/fail: Diverse film series offered, Be cautious when driving

Shaz Sheikhali

January 28, 2014

PassThe College of Education is offering a diversity film series.It is nice to see the College of Education strive to create a diverse content selection, with movies ranging in topic from ethnicity to sexual orientation.They will be showing an array of movies.Also, a faculty member will facilitate a ...

College set to host diversity film series

Northern Star Staff

January 27, 2014

The College of Education will begin screening an ongoing series of films covering the theme of diversity.The films explore the subjects of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and how they intersect within culture.All movies will be shown at 3 p.m. in Faraday Hall, Room 144, and there will be t...