Laurie Elish-Piper prepares teachers to teach reading. Stephen Martin works to help his students understand the theoretical foundations of the subatomic of the universe. David Gunkel teaches students how to communicate using the latest technology, while placing that work into a philosophical perspective that is as old as the written word.
Less than two years after NIU embarked on an ambitious, campus-wide strategic planning process, a new report shows several key initiatives firmly in place and producing measureable impact, while others are leaning on the starting blocks with new funding and recently filled positions.
Author and poet William Arthur Ward once said of teachers: “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
Mylan Engel, Lesley Rigg and Jeanette Rossetti are this year’s inspring recipients of the Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Joining them in honor is Ed Brata, an equally inspiring instructor.
Farewell gala planned for Sunday, April 26
When Randall Newsom once heard from a professor of voice that he could sing well – but not yet “great” – it really didn’t matter.
Newsom possessed a much stronger instrument.
The NIU Foundation is offering hope for NIU students as they struggle with the challenges presented by our troubled economy.
President John Peters invites nominations of faculty, staff and students for appointment to the four presidential commissions. The nominations will be for appointments effective in AY2009-10.