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Advisers provide crucial resources

Advisers provide crucial resources

By Jordan Radloff | November 10, 2019

Academic advisers are the most important source of assistance for choosing classes. Without proper guidance, picking classes that fulfill general education and degree requirements can be a confusing process. There are many useful resources students should...

Workshops held to help program heads write reports

By Ashley Morse | November 9, 2015

Four program prioritization data workshops were held to provide additional assistance for program narrators with only a month until the Dec. 11 due date.Program prioritization, which began in fall 2014, uses task forces to grade academic and administrative...

Prospective students pose with Victor E. Huskie during NIU’s Open House and Campus Tour in April 2014. The Open House — the biggest in NIU’s history — drew in more than 4,000 prospective students.

Open House draws in 4K prospectives

By Shikha Duttyal | April 20, 2014

More than 4,000 prospective students visited for the Spring Open House Friday, the largest open house in NIU history.The Department of Undergraduate Admissions organized an open house to relay information about financial aid, the University Honors Program,...

Fair offers chance to give majors a whirl

By James Green | September 16, 2013

Students only have a week to prepare for the Exploring Majors Fair.All academic departments will be represented at the fair, which will be held Sept. 24. NIU’s history, environmental science and non-governmental organization leadership and development...

Students to gain information on majors at Exploring Majors Fair

By Northern Star Staff | September 9, 2013

NIU is out to help all the students who have had trouble settling on a major.The Exploring Majors Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center.More than 700 students attend the fair each...

Some NIU services still open over summer

By Lauren Dielman | May 6, 2012

The Academic Advising Center, Founders Memorial Library, Career Services and the Huskie Den are among the many places on campus open for students to enjoy over the summer. The Academic Advising Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through...

Students declaring majors earlier may have an easier time in college

By Faith Healy | November 14, 2011

At NIU, less freshmen are coming in as undecided majors, but more students are changing their majors to undecided, said Steven Barleen, associate director of the Academic Advising Center.This decrease in freshman coming in with undecided majors may be...

Vice Provost announces five appointments

By Northern Star Staff | July 5, 2011

DeKALB | NIU Vice Provost Earl "Gip" Seaver announced five appointments on Thursday, the university stated.Elizabeth Tovar, from Ohio State University, will serve as the director of the Student-Athletic Academic Support Services. Michelle Pickett will...

Exploring your major is worth your time

By Phil Case | September 27, 2010

If you're still trying to decide whether you should settle down academically and finally declare your major in finance or just go for it and major in theatre and dance like you always dreamed about, Wednesday could be a big day for you. The Academic Advising...