The College of Education will be hosting a Graduate Open House on Nov. 10th from 5:30-7pm at the NIU-Naperville campus. Please consider sharing this information with interested students, colleagues and friends!
The CSI team participated in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Dekalb as a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Oct. 18th at Hopkins Park in Dekalb. The CSI team was the top fundraising team raising $3,911! Since they were the top fundraising team, they were able to carry the banner and lead the walk. Additionally, Brittany Rotelli was the top fundraiser for the entire walk. Kelsey Ward worked on coordinating the team and working with the AFSP to have CSI play an active role in this walk. Coming in November - CSI will be having a schizophrenia event and will also be hosting a screening of the movie The Homestretch during Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week.
Interested in finding out more about our counseling master's and doctoral programs? Attend our online info session on Thursday, October 29th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a chance to gain insight into program offerings and discuss the application process. If you are interested in attending the info session please RSVP to CAHC_Admissions@niu.edu and specify the program of interest then a link to the meeting will be emailed to you. Participants will need to have internet, and headphone access, microphone headsets will increase participants ability to engage actively in asking questions, if participants have video capabilities, that would be helpful but not required.
As an organizer and vice president for global education affairs for People to People Inc., Mastewal Seyeneh (counseling doctoral student) had the chance to meet with the His Excellency Dr. Mulatu Teshome, the President of the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. At the Pan-African Higher Education Summit: Promoting Partnership for Quality Higher Education conference on July 17-18 in Addis Ababa, Mastewal persuaded the president for the strengthening of counseling programs in Ethiopia. Good job, Mastewal! For more information about the summit click here.
From the Student Health Insurance Office: Effective immediately, all students will be able to waive student health insurance if they show evidence that they are covered by insurance that meets the standards of the Affordable Care Act.
For some students, an ACA compliant policy will be less costly than student health insurance; for others, such a policy will not be less costly. Before students purchase any alternative insurance, they should read the information soon to be available on the student health insurance website.
Dr. Suzanne Degges-White, chair of CAHE, has a new book out this week. “Toxic Friendships: Knowing the Rules and Dealing with the Friends Who Break Them” shows how women navigate the ups and downs of friendships, as well as how broken friendships can be mended, and bad friendships ended. Check it out here.
A huge congratulations goes to Diana Mondragon, a school counseling master's student, for being awarded a counseling fellowship from the NBCC Foundation! The foundation is an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors. Way to go, Diana! See the full article here.
Check out the latest issue of CONTACT Magazine to see articles from 2 of our students: Margaret Binhackova and Stef Standefer!
Students from the CAHC 524 class attended "Day on the Hill" at the state Capitol in Springfield. They advocated for changes in the school counseling laws to clarify the role of the professional school counselor, as well as advocated for legal protection of the licensed professional counselor as a protected title.
This photo is of State Representative Robert Pritchard receiving the Legislator of the year award for his advocacy on many mental health and school issues. Also pictured are CICO/ISCA/IMHCA executive director, Dan Stasi, and part of our group of CMHC students. (Lindsey Blakely, Danielle Geiseman, and Chelsie Ketton). Other students included Daniel Michaels, Patrick O'Connor, Danielle Keys, Ali Altman, Jules Hartsfield.
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