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Victor E. and Me matches students with campus organizations

By Chelsey Boutan | March 25, 2012

To some, it may appear as if Victor E. and Me is trying to romantically match up NIU students. In fact, the website is part of a marketing campaign that started last year, which shows prospective, new and current NIU students how to get involved with...

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...

Registration for NIU Cares Day now open

By Northern Star Staff | January 30, 2012

Students, faculty and staff can register for NIU Cares Day 2012 until March 30. On April 14, participants will be completing service projects benefiting not-for-profit community agencies and individual residents. According to a press release from the...

Volunteers help DeKalb residents winterize yards

By Andrea Azzo | October 10, 2011

NIU's Student Involvement & Leadership Development (SILD) seeks volunteers to assist DeKalb residents in preparing their yards for winter. Volunteers will participate in SILD's Rake Across DeKalb event at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 in the Diversions Lounge of...

Volunteer fair offers opportunities for student involvement

By Felix Sarver | September 13, 2011

Students can expect many opportunities at the Volunteer Fair hosted by Student Involvement and Leadership Development (SILD) at 3 p.m. today in the Stevenson Towers Food Court. The fair is an annual event organized by Becky Harlow, assistant director...

NIU Cares Day opens registration

By Jalen Cobb | February 7, 2011

Get ready to serve the community; that's the purpose of NIU Cares Day. NIU Cares Day is an annual event that brings NIU students and the DeKalb community together. Registration for NIU Cares Day began Feb. 5. "We always strive to connect our student volunteers...

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...