Celebrating Excellence highlights the accomplishments and contributions of NIU students, faculty, staff and alumni to the university’s mission of promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, and outreach and service during the academic year.
The events will take place between Saturday, April 12 and Thursday, May 1. Next year's events will be posted here in the spring of 2014. Check back.
Interested in becoming a Celebrating Excellence Partner? Email the Celebrating Excellence Coordinator for more information or if you have questions about this event. You may also register your event on the NIU calendar by entering it and tagging it “Celebrating Excellence.”
Here is a sampling of 2013 events:
John Henrik Clarke Honor Society Induction Ceremony
The honor society recognizes the academic achievements of African-American students who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at NIU.
Supportive Professional Staff Awards Ceremony
The SPS Presidential Awards for Excellence recognize and honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the university.
Alumni Association Awards Program Reception and Dinner
Every year, the Alumni Association recognizes the achievements of outstanding alumnni. Recipients are selected based on outstanding professional and personal successes, as well as involvement in civic, cultural, or charitable activities.
Faculty Awards Ceremony
The ceremony recognizes this year's Board of Trustees Professors, Presidential Teaching Professors, Presidential Research Professors, Presidential Engagement Professors and the recipients of the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Instruction Awards.
Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day
This event provides an opportunity for students to showcase the research and artistry projects they have completed throughout the academic year.
University Honors Scholars Research & Artistry Presentations and Reception
This new event celebrates the accomplishments of the graduating University Honors students who completed the inaugural University Honors Summer Scholars Program during the summer of 2012 and have served as University Honors Scholars throughout the 2012-2013 academic year. Each University Honors Summer Scholar will deliver a public presentation and participate in a brief question and answer session about his or her University Honors Capstone project.