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Day 29 and 30 – Only a few days left: A first-hand account of studying abroad

Catherine Carter

August 6, 2019

Day 29: Let's go puntingHello NIU! Today is one of our last days here in Oxford as a group, so to celebrate we went punting! Punting is basically riding a gondola, except rather than being pushed by someone, we were pushing ourselves! It was quite the workout! We split into groups and had to make it ar...

Deadline approaches for adding and dropping a course

Deadline approaches for adding and dropping a course

Northern Star staff

August 29, 2016

DeKALB | The last day for undergraduates to add or drop a full-semester course on self-service in MyNIU.niu.edu with approval from the course department is Friday.After Friday, all courses dropped will be considered withdrawal.Students withdrawing from a course must do so through their major college offi...

Rehab class offers therapy exercises

Northern Star Staff

February 13, 2014

Residents can increase their strength and stability through a new class offered at Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists.Northern Rehab’s Advanced Core and Stability class aims to jumpstart participants’ health and wellness goals through body weight exercises, strength training and core stabilizatio...

Sex education should be a general education course at NIU

Sex education should be a general education course at NIU

AJ Edwards

March 27, 2013

Something I have noticed at NIU is there are these displays in almost every building that claim to contain free information about sex and health, and yet I have never seen one containing these phantom pamphlets. Where did these pamphlets go? The optimist in me thinks they are instantly taken by conce...

E-books offer convenience, lack utility

AJ Edwards

March 21, 2013

To e-book or not to e-book? That is the question. These days, many classes taught at NIU offer students the opportunity to access either a free or purchased textbook online versus buying from the VCB or the Holmes Student Center bookstore. Some students love the transformation from book to PDF or web b...

Classroom etiquette goes a long way

Hayley Devitt

March 21, 2013

It seems that every day some students seem to forget a very basic thing that should never be forgotten: classroom etiquette. At the beginning of a semester, a class’s instructor will go over a list of guidelines and expectations for each of the students to follow. They are always basically the same r...

Attendance shouldn’t affect grades

Anthony Szudarski

February 4, 2013

As a student, every now and then I’ve realized that there will be days where I simply cannot go to class and days where my bed is just too comfortable to leave. My question is this: Should my grade for a class I’m paying to take be affected by this decision? My answer is no. When you take the tim...

Course teaches students about Internet research

Felix Sarver and Erin Kolb

August 28, 2012

A new course created by NIU University Libraries debuted yesterday. Introduction to Library and Information Research aims to improve the library research skills of students. Nestor Osorio, head of the references and research department, said this is the first course that teaches these skills at NIU,...

In Focus: Tips for getting through finals week

Colin Remes

December 1, 2011

Colin Remes Columnist Study early and often, but study just a little bit at a time. Instead of going home and watching TV during your free time, pick up a review sheet or write a few words in that paper you've been putting off. There will always be another party, and they invented DVR's because we a...

Attending class is worth the trouble

Attending class is worth the trouble

October 3, 2011

Even though strong winds blow away your good mood, it is not an excuse to blow off classes. Instead of skipping a lecture, you could find that tackling the weather head-on actually brings great rewards.On a rainy Tuesday, several students from my journalism class were missing. Looking back on how dra...

How to deal with nutty professors

September 19, 2011

At some point, you're bound to encounter that one professor that makes your face burn up with rage or humiliation every time you come to class. Maybe your professor is just so boring that you designate your buddy the official "slapper" every time you find yourself starting to doze off. Maybe your profess...

Even if attendance isn’t mandatory, it’s still important

Even if attendance isn't mandatory, it's still important

Phil Case

April 19, 2011

At some point during our time in college, I'm sure we have all noticed that attendance in large lecture halls tends to be rather sparse. Whether students are nursing themselves through another hangover, avoiding the walk through unbearable DeKalb weather or simply skipping class to take advantage of the r...