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Fair trade goods sales aid alternative spring break

Fair trade goods sales aid alternative spring break

By Hany Abdel | November 24, 2013

The Sociology Student Advisory Committee invited JustGoods, 201 Seventh St. in Rockford, to sell its ecological and socially responsible handmade goods Wednesday and Thursday in Reavis Hall.The committee and JustGoods agreed that 10 percent of Wednesday...

Students commit to community service over spring break

By Logan Love | March 18, 2013

While some students were lying on the beach this spring break, others were picking up trash in Tennessee. Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Adventure led students on an alternative spring break trip to Memphis to be a part of a collaborative effort to remove...

Do your voluntourism homework first

By Kyla Gardner | March 5, 2012

Lying on the beach in Cancun is out; laying the foundation for a Habitat for Humanity home is in. Next week, four small groups of NIU students will travel to locations all over the U.S. to volunteer with NIU’s Alternative Spring Break. In the last decade,...

Spring break used for charitable trips

By Lauren Dielman | February 27, 2012

Instead of sitting at home this spring break, fifty NIU students will have the opportunity to go to Washington D.C.; Newark, N.J.; Niceville, Fla.; and Kissimmee, Fla. through the Alternative Spring Break program. Becky Harlow, assistant director for...

Alternative Spring Break

By Northern Star Staff | September 14, 2011

The office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development will hold an informational meeting about their Alternative Spring Break program tonight.The meeting is at 8 p.m. in Stevenson Towers Multi-Purpose Room.ASB is a group of trips designed for NIU...

Spring break the alternative way

By Taylor Anians | March 6, 2011

DeKALB | While some students will use spring break to relax, others will volunteer in service programs offered by NIU and the community. One such program is NIU’s Alternative Spring Break, which had three destinations available to students. Some students...

Students consider alternative spring break as viable option

By James Maahs | October 7, 2010

While spring break is a long way off, some students are already making plans. For those that are, they might want to consider getting involved in the Alternative Spring Break Program. The Alternative Spring Break Program is sponsored by Student Involvement...