Congratulations!

Adam Carter and Dana Isawi
Adam Carter and Dana Isawi

Adam Carter and co-PI Dana Isawi, faculty in the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, were awarded a $100,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation to provide grief counseling services to children in school- and clinic-based sites.

The grant establishes the HOPE (Hold On, Pain Ends) Project as a coalition of community-based partners to provide free, school-based grief support groups and clinical grief counseling to the youth of northern Illinois.

Its goals are to train 50 master’s-level clinicians to provide support to grieving youth and to provide direct grief services to more than 350 children during the two-year grant period. The coalition includes Northwestern Medicine Hospice, Adventure Works of DeKalb County and the DeKalb and Sycamore independent school districts.

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Patrick Roberts
Patrick Roberts

Patrick Roberts, associate professor in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations, is celebrating Tuesday’s publication of “Bitten by the Blues: The Alligator Records Story.”

Roberts is the co-author of the book with Bruce Iglauer, who in 1971 launched what is today the largest independent blues record label in the world.

“I hope readers will experience a sense of excitement as they read about the music being made in those clubs and in the recording studio,” Roberts says. “I hope they experience the many joys and frustrations that go into pursuing your passion, as Bruce did when he founded Alligator Records back in the early ’70s.”

Read more: A cool Q-and-A with Roberts about “Bitten by the Blues” is available online.

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Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson, director of teacher preparation for the NIU College of Education, has been named a Clinical Practice Fellow by the Association of Teacher Educators.

Selected through a competitive application process, Clinical Practice Fellows are a group of teacher educators, P-12 school personnel and clinical field coordinators who have a strong research interest in clinical practice.

Fellows attend a national symposium to network, share research interests and hear from some of the top scholars in clinical practice on “turning teacher education upside down” and putting clinical practice at the center of teacher education.

The 2019 symposium in Atlanta will take place from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18 on “Re-Imagining Clinically-Based Teacher Education Programs.”

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