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

By 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...

Board of Trustees learn about test failures

By Kelly Bauer & James Green | December 8, 2013

The Board of Trustees reviewed how NIU is helping its students pass the Test of Academic Proficiency, which the state requires would-be teaching students to pass, at its meeting Thursday.The board also approved the purchase of a coach bus, talked about...

Leadership Summit to celebrate Women’s History Month

By Northern Star Staff | March 21, 2012

The 2012 Leadership Summit will be held at noon Thursday at Altgeld Hall Auditorium in celebration of Women’s History Month. Female executives and entrepreneurs present at the event will share how they climbed beyond the glass ceiling to become influential...

College of Education hosts Technology Conference

By Dave Gong | April 7, 2011

The College of Education will hold its third annual Technology Conference & Expo April 9 in the Holmes Student Center. The conference is titled "From the Classroom to the Boardroom" and will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. "The goal is to prepare the teachers...

La Vonne Neal replaces Lemuel Watson as the dean for the College of Education.

New dean discusses future plans for College of Education

By MaryJo Kratochvil | September 16, 2010

New dean La Vonne Neal has big goals for the College of Education. Neal said she is excited about the opportunities that she faces. "As a leader who is mission-focused and data-driven, I'm excited about my appointment to assist the College of Education...