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Student remembered as a “go-getter” | Friends reflect on life lost

Student remembered as a “go-getter” | Friends reflect on life lost

By Courtesy Jenny Lee | October 5, 2017

Jocelyn Depaz (left), senior accountancy major, Jenny Lee (center), senior accountancy major, and Erika Villagomez (right), senior accountancy and information systems double major, pose for a photo during a summer vacation in the Southwest. Villagomez died in a three-vehicle car accident Saturday in Wheaton.

3 ways to eat free on campus this week

3 ways to eat free on campus this week

By Northern Star staff | October 18, 2016

1. All students are welcome to Chai Chat 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday in Campus Life Building, Room 100. There will be free tea and international snacks.

2. Second-year NIU Law students are invited to a brief pancake breakfast 8 to 11 a.m. Friday in Swen Parson Thurgood Marshall Gallery.

3. Students can enjoy free caramel apples 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Holmes Student Center Promenade Lounge.

College of Business holds Pitch with a CAUSE

By Northern Star staff | February 16, 2015

The College of Business is holding the Pitch with a CAUSE competition for anyone who has ideas for social business, according to a news release from the Collegiate Association of Unreasonable Social Entrepreneurs.Idea submissions are due March 6. Full...

Belief Week to bring in alumni

By Northern Star Staff | September 21, 2014

Alumni and corporate representatives will visit campus during the week of Oct. 6 for the College of Business’s fourth annual Belief Week.Belief Week is a series of speaking events aimed at building ethical awareness. Speakers will visit business classes...

Speaker inspires again

By KeAndre Worthy | September 26, 2013

Accountancy and College of Business students heard from an inspirational speaker who focused on motivating them through the semester and life.John O’Leary, an inspirational speaker who visited NIU in 2010, came back Wednesday to motivate more students.“Love...

College of Business to host session on Fast-Trak MBA

By Erin Kolb | October 1, 2012

The College of Business will host an informational session on Master of Business administration degrees on Oct. 16. The meeting will take place at 5 p.m. in Barsema Hall, Room 210. The meeting will cover information about the Fast-Trak MBA. Other MBA...

McMurry Hall, built in 1911, was previously used as a practice school.

History’s foundation: McMurry Hall

By Olivia Willoughby | April 8, 2012

Paul Palian, director of media and public relations, said unlike other buildings on campus, McMurry Hall is named after two people: Charles McMurry and his sister-in-law, Lida Brown McMurry. Palian said after being built in 1911, McMurry Hall used to...

Courtesy of NIU Media Relations

Northern Light Ambassadors seek new applicants

By Jordan Birchfield | February 12, 2012

The Northern Light Ambassadors are looking for new leaders for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Northern Light Ambassadors is an organization founded in 2011 that chooses a select group of representatives from NIU's College of Business, College of Education,...

Courtesy of NIU Media Relations

Ticket pick-ups for graduation ceremony commence

By Juliana Leprich | December 1, 2011

While many NIU students will gear up in hats and gloves next weekend, some students will don caps and gowns. NIU's graduate commencement ceremony will take place 4 p.m. Dec. 10. According to the Convocation website, the first undergraduate ceremony Dec....

Students have mixed feelings about universities’ use of slogans

By Linze Griebenow | November 21, 2011

Amanda Owens, senior sociology major at Northeastern Illinois University, said she forgot colleges have slogans. "Can you tell me what [the university slogan] is?" Owens said. Northeastern's slogan is "Learn in the City, Lead in the World." Recently,...

International food and dance to be celebrated Friday

By Felix Sarver | November 16, 2011

DeKALB | A night of ethnic food and dance awaits students at Barsema Hall Atrium Friday.The International Dance and Global Village Potluck will feature a wide variety of ethnic dishes, exhibitions and dances.Elisabeth Wright, international student advisor...