NIU Alum Natalie Libot shares creative parenting tips in Chicago Parent magazine

NIU alum Natalie Libot was featured in the January/February  issue of Chicago Parent magazine for her savvy parenting skills. “We were handpicked to be featured in a piece about cabin fever busters,” said Libot, who graduated from the NIU’s College of Health and

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A diploma and a ring for this NIU grad

Angel Hannah got more than a diploma during Northern Illinois University’s virtual commencement ceremony last month. The 23-year-old received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences along with a marriage proposal from Wade Harnesk, 23, of Kennesaw, Georgia. “I was

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NIU’s Child Development and Family Center offers Preschool For All Expansion (PFAE) Program

Every child deserves the chance to learn. We aren’t leaving that up to chance. For the past two years, Northern Illinois University’s Child Development and Family Center has been home to the Preschool for All Expansion (PFAE) program, a grant-funded initiative that

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Pamela Taylor named Outstanding Dissertation Award winner

Pamela Taylor was named the Outstanding Dissertation Award winner in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and health sciences category by NIU Graduate School. The dissertation, “Exploring the Effectiveness of a Computer-Delivered Alcohol Intervention in First Generation College Students,” used both

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Get a relationship checkup at the Couple and Family Therapy Clinic

If you had a fever or cough that wouldn’t go away, you’d make an appointment to see a doctor. When your relationship needs a boost, reach out to the Couple and Family Therapy Clinic.  We’re ready to help couples and families improve communication,

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The Magic of Music to Enhance Language Production

Jamie Mayer makes magical things happen. No, she is not a magician. Rather, Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (ISLL) affiliate Dr. Mayer is a professor in NIU’s Speech-Language Pathology program within the School of Allied Health and Communicative

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Community Outreach

A little inclement weather didn’t deter the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders Outreach team from promoting their clinics on Oct. 1. Carrie Callahan (pictured) joined Joy Robackouski, Mariah Cheyney and Sherrill Morris during the DeKalb County Community Expo that took

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Jamie Mayer earns 2020 NIU Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

Jamie Mayer, associate professor of Speech-Language Pathology, School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, has earned the 2020 NIU Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award for her contributions in and out of the classroom. Students repeatedly report that Mayer is truly gifted in

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NIU welcomes new director of Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy program

DeAnna Harris-McKoy, NIU associate professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been named director of NIU’s Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy program. She replaces J. Mark Killmer who retired Sept. 1. Harris-McKoy is a licensed marriage and family

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