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Showcase of Student Writing pushes ‘engaged learning’

By Ian Gough | April 11, 2012

Michael Day, director of the first year composition program, peered across a sea of posterboard displays as eager students huddle in front of him and hope to hear their names called. It was Day’s fifth year hosting the Showcase of Student Writing. The...

A Hogwarts pastime starts up at NIU

By Lauren Dielman | September 15, 2011

Quidditch, a sport played in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, is growing at NIU, group organizer Bridget Hickey said.Hickey, a sophomore special education major, attributes the growing popularity to better organization, having a new rule book and competing...