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The NIU-CEA is pleased to introduce the Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence for NIU undergraduate students. More information about this certificate program at Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence.

View our videotaped recordings of presentations from invited speakers!

Check out our new presentations from recent research conferences as well as our NIU-CEA Newsletter Articles, on such topics as Asking Important Questions, Developing Interests, Goal Setting, No Child Left Behind, and Helping Your Teen Transition to High School!

The NIU-CEA is now offering exciting new workshops for schools! These workshops are offered in a wide range of topics that would be of interest to educators and administrators, such as Diversity in the Classroom, School Transitions, Motivating Adolescents to Learn, etc. CPDU credits are also available!

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Undergraduate Research Assistanship: Opportunity for Spring 2014 - more information at OSEEL URA.

Congratulations to Dr. Jinhong Jung for being named new Associate Director of the PALS Group. Read more about Dr. Jung here.

Congratulations to the PALS Group and Dr. Paul Wright for being awarded a grant for $224, 956 from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to fund a three year youth sports program in Belize. Read more about it here.

In November...on Thursday, November 14th, Dr. Barrie Gordon, senior lecturer in health and physical education at victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand will speak on campus. Details soon. More about Dr. Gordon can be found here.

Congratulations! Dr. Paul Wright, director of the Physical Activity and Life Skills (PALS) Group and professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE), has been named to the Elizabeth C. Lane, Ph.D., and M. Nadine Zimmerman, Ph.D., Endowed Kinesiology and Physical Education Professorship – the first endowed professorship in the College of Education.

Is now published: The E-TEAMS project published their new book, Enhancing Adolescents' Motivation for Science, by Dr. Lee Shumow, Presidential Teaching Professor, Educational Psychology and Dr. Jennifer Schmidt, Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations. The E-TEAMS website in support of the book with multiple additional resources can be found at www.niu.edu/ETEAMs.

Campus Visit: About 300 students from DeKalb's Clinton Rosette Middle School visited the campus on April 19th for a fun day learning about the KNPE department along with games and activities. The campus visit was organized and led by KNPE professors and members of the PALS Group Clersida Garcia, Ethel Gregory, Jin Jung, So-Yeun Kim, Jenny Parker, Jim Ressler and Paul Wright.

New course listed for Spring 2014! KNPE 399, Youth Development through Physical Activity to be taught by Dr. Paul Wright, Fulbright Scholar and Director of the Physical Activity and Life Skills (PALS) Group.

Spring 2014 Courses for the Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Adolescence can be found here.