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Study spots needed

By Makenzie Meadows | February 12, 2018

NIU should open up library hours to give students who aren’t business majors an open space to study. The only college at NIU that has a place to study 24/7 is the College of Business’ Barsema Hall.The College of Business is nationally recognized and...

Freeman assumes presidency with $360K base salary

By Angela L. Pagan | June 28, 2017

Acting President Lisa Freeman speaks after accepting her new position at a Wednesday Board of Trustees meeting. 

Faculty initiates diversity

By Sam Malone | November 3, 2016

With racial tensions growing in the United States, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has attempted to dissolve this issue by providing diversity workshops to faculty.Janice Hamlet, director of diversity, equity and inclusion for the College of...

Deadlines upcoming for research opportunities USOAR, SROP and SEF

By Northern Star staff | February 4, 2016

Students can join the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP), Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry & Research (USOAR) or the Student Engagement Fund (SEF) if you are looking to start an independent research project, are interested...

Interning worth lost free time

By Matthew Flores | April 13, 2014

Sacrificing time from your summer for an internship will benefit you in the long run.Every year students leave after their final exams to go home, take summer jobs or travel. They should use that time to gain experience that may get them a better career.“Internships...

Women’s self defense teaches valuable skills

By Jeanette Fritz | October 28, 2013

If you want more confidence in defending yourself from an attacker, a self-defense class is exactly what you need.Lesley Rigg, associate dean of research and graduate affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, hosted the Rape Aggression Defense...

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NIU offers summer camps for high school, junior high students

By Ian Gough | April 25, 2012

While the semester is ending for college students, learning opportunities are only beginning for junior high and high school students. Starting June 1, NIU will offer numerous summer camps for junior high and high school students. The camps are set up...

Showcase of Student Writing pushes ‘engaged learning’

By Ian Gough | April 11, 2012

Michael Day, director of the first year composition program, peered across a sea of posterboard displays as eager students huddle in front of him and hope to hear their names called. It was Day’s fifth year hosting the Showcase of Student Writing. The...

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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,...

NIU sees decline of graduate student enrollment

By Chelsey Boutan | September 21, 2011

The official 10th day enrollment count shows NIU continued a steady decline of graduate students. This year's graduate enrollment of 5,365 is lower than last year's 5,633. A steady decrease of graduate students started in 2003, when enrollment was 6,651....

Degree Progress Report needs to change

Degree Progress Report needs to change

By Aaron Brooks | November 15, 2010

Why are advisors so busy during Thanksgiving? Because students do not know what the hell they are suppose to take for classes. The Degree Progress Report, located on MyNIU, frustrates students' enrollment processes. It misrepresents class necessity: technological...

Faculty and staff honorees voted best of the best

By Rikki Cottrell | October 27, 2010

DeKALB | Eleven people were honored at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences first Annual Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Awards on Oct. 15.Eight of the eleven honorees attended the event. These people were selected from nominations submitted...