Northern Star

Pass/Fail: NIU enrollment push pays off for diversity; Do research on charities before donating

Blake Glosson

October 5, 2014

Pass: NIU enrollment push pays off for diversityAs the vice president of the Student Advisory Council for the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, I know firsthand how much focus is being directed toward retaining students while attracting new ones — especially international students...

Longest-serving employee retiring, rewarded

Office Manager Pat Siebrasse looks up forms for a faculty member at the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences in Wirtz Hall.

Julia Layton

July 10, 2012

Pat Siebrasse is retiring after 50 years at NIU. Siebrasse is the longest-serving employee at NIU and did all of her work in the school of family, consumer and nutrition sciences as an Office Manager. She said she remembers the Holmes Student Center was still being built when she started in 1962. Siebra...

Empty Bowls event aims to raise hunger awareness

Lauren Dielman

March 21, 2012

Everyone is encouraged eat soup for a good cause. The School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences and the NIU Ceramics Club organized the event Empty Bowls to bring awareness to hunger. The event will be hosted by Bread for the World (BFTW) and the Student Dietetic Association. NIU will host Empt...

NIU community walks to reduce violence

Amy Kreeger

November 21, 2010

People in the community rallied together in the Walk With Women Against Violence on Sunday in the MLK Commons. Head coordinator Megan Flack, along with coordinators Candace Anderson and Christine Munz, all senior family and child studies majors, said they wanted to get the community involved. "I have al...