NIU Honors Program students are encouraging acts of kindness as the university approaches the one-year memorial of the campus shooting.
The way Jim Sheridan sees it, the middle school years might just represent the “last best chance” for some students.
The average e-mail in-box is crammed full of chain letters, fraudulent offers of foreign money and ads for discount pharmaceuticals. But a class of NIU management students got something far more useful last semester: mentoring.
Lisa McFadden, a doctoral candidate in the psychology department’s neuroscience and behavior program, and Suhong Yu, a doctoral student in physics, are the first beneficiaries of the new Howard Johnston Award for Graduate Student Travel at NIU.
A series of public events Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, will commemorate the anniversary of last year’s tragic shooting on the NIU campus.