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Contact: Mark McGowan, NIU Office of Public Affairs
(815) 753-9472

November 10, 2009

Public invited to open house tours of clinics
at NIUís Family Health, Wellness and Literacy Center

DeKalb, Ill. ó Northern Illinois University will host an open house and offer tours of clinics from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at its Family Health, Wellness and Literacy Center.

The building is the former Monsanto Corporation headquarters, located at 3100 Sycamore Road, and features more than 65,000 square feet of newly remodeled, state-of-the-art clinical space.

The center is home to the College of Health and Human Sciencesí Speech-Language Hearing Clinic, the Physical Therapy Clinic and the Community Cares Clinic and the College of Educationís Literacy Clinic.

The center provides a variety of services in speech, language and hearing, physical therapy, primary care and literacy and serves as a clinical teaching site for a wide range of academic programs. Students receive hands-on experience working with clients and patients of all ages and backgrounds, under the supervision of experienced faculty and clinic professionals.

The open house is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the services offered by each of the respective clinics, as well as to meet the faculty and staff. Parking is free for the event, with light refreshments being served.

For more information, call (815) 753-1891.

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