Northern Star

High stress jobs need mental health breaks breaks

Roxanne H.

March 26, 2018

Professionals in careers that demand over 55 working hours in a week deserve mandatory benefits such as more paid vacation days and monthly mental health checkups.Last fall semester there were a total of 3388 students enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences and the College of Law accord...

Multiple events planned for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Northern Star staff

February 20, 2015

Different activities will be held throughout the upcoming week for the ninth annual Eating Disorder Awareness Week.People are encouraged to wear purple to show support for eating disorder recovery, and these free events are open for all.“Overall, the week is really to bring awareness about eating diso...

Munroe was ‘good thinker,’ ‘devoted’

Nursing professor

Satta Kendor

January 20, 2015

The colleagues of nursing professor Donna Munroe, who died last week, are remembering her as well-liked and involved at NIU and in DeKalb.Munroe died at a Jan. 12 University Council committee meeting, according to an NIU Today news release. Munroe, who had been at NIU since 2001, earned awards for her serv...

Outstanding alum to present in Wirtz

Northern Star Staff

April 16, 2014

Laura Anderko, winner of the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus Award from the College of Health and Human Sciences, will present Public Health Issues in a Changing Climate on April 25.Anderko will talk at 2 p.m. in Wirtz Hall, Room 103A.Anderko earned her master’s of science in nursing with a specialty in co...

DeKalb helps connect seniors, people with disabilities to the Internet

Thomas Verschelde

October 17, 2011

NIU participates in a project dedicated to bringing high speed Internet to low-income families and senior citizens. The "Getting Illinois Low Income Seniors and People with Disabilities Online Demonstration Project" will provide 3,000 people with high-speed Internet and create nearly 100 jobs, according t...