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A Graduate Colloquium with Dr. Mark L. Savickas

Topic: From Scores to Stories: The Narrative Turn in Counseling

Time:April 15th, 2013 at 7:00 pm
The Regency Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center

Dr. Savickas' presentation promises to be an eye-opening look at how our perception of career satisfaction has changed in the age of technology and global awareness. It will include useful information for those in counseling, psychology, business, human resources, and academic advising, as well as providing a unique framework with which the general public can reflect on their career choices and shape their futures.


MARK L. SAVICKAS is professor of Behavioral Sciences at the Northeastern Ohio Medical University and Adjunct Professor of Counselor Education at Kent State University. His 80 articles, 40 book chapters, and 500 presentations to professional groups have dealt with vocational behavior and career counseling. He served 12 years on the Board of Directors for International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance and is currently President of the Counseling Psychology Division in the International Association of Applied Psychology.

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Dissertation Completion Fellowship Application Deadline

The application deadline of Dissertation Completion Fellowship is due February 8, 2013. Detail information is available at this website: http://www.grad.niu.edu/grad/diversity/fellowships.shtml

Graduate Assistantship Opportunity

Interested in a graduate assistantship? If you are currently enrolled (or will be enrolled) in the CAHE program, check out the Graduate Student Assistantship Recruitment Program (GSARP) to learn more about how to become a graduate assistant in the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management.

Congratulations to Dr. Lee Covington Rush

Congratulations to Dr. Lee Covington Rush on his selection for a 2012 Presidential Recognition Award by the National Career Development Association (NCDA). The presidential recognition awards are awarded by the president of NCDA for those candidates who were instrumental to the success of the association during the president’s term. Dr. Rush was cited as an individual who has been quietly, but consistently working behind the scenes to help NCDA develop a more inclusive environment for all members and potential members. During this past year, Dr. Rush led a cadre of change agents who are now known as the Committee on Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Inclusion. Dr. Rush was commended for casting the vision and shining the light on the path to keep NCDA moving forward in its commitment to inclusivity and social justice. Congratulations Dr. Rush for your deserving selection for a 2012 Presidential Recognition Award.

DR. Eric Archer

Dr. Eric Archer will join the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education as an Assistant Professor in Adult and Higher Education and Student Affairs in August 2012. Previously, he was a Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Dewar College of Education at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA. Dr. Archer is a Directorate Member for the Commission for Professional Preparation with the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, a NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) Journal. Dr. Archer is also licensed in the state of Illinois as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.

Dr. Archer’s research interests include the experience of intercollegiate athletes and the role of social media and student experiences. He has presented at state, regional, and national meetings of professional associations in higher education and student affairs.

Dr. Archer received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in July 2010 with an emphasis in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. For his dissertation, Preparing for exit from sport: A phenomenological examination of the pre-transition experience of Division I female intercollegiate athletes, he received the Nevitt Sanford Writing Award from the ACPA. Dr. Archer completed his Master of Science in Human Development and Family Science at OSU and earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Alabama in Human Environmental Sciences. In August 2012, he will receive a Master of Education with an emphasis in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Please welcome Dr. Eric Archer to the NIU Family!


Dr. Steven Moody will join the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education as a new faculty member in Counselor Education and Supervision in August 2012. Steven received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Counseling from Idaho State University (ISU) in May 2012 with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling.

His dissertation, An Evaluation of the Effi cacy of Written Feedback in Group Leader Knowledge Construction,focused on narrative summaries. He completed his Master’s degree at ISU and earned his baccalaureate degree at the University of Wyoming in Mechanical Engineering.

Steven is a nationally certified counselor and has worked at several counseling centers. He also has teaching experience as an adjunct instructor at Montana State University in the Department of Health and Human Development.

He served as the Co-President of the Phi Omicron Chi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota International and the Secretary of the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association.

Steven and his family look forward to their move to Northern Illinois. Please welcome them to NIU!

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