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Diverse writing center staff aids students

By Roxanne H. | April 19, 2018

 The writing center is well equipped to assist a unique student body because of their diverse staff.The writing center is a wonderful on-campus resource for those who need assistance writing. There are boot camps available all throughout the summer for...

NIU to form search firms for four dean positions

By Northern Star staff | July 23, 2015

NIU is taking employee nominations to serve on search firms to fill four dean positions.The proposed firms would conduct national searches for permanent positions in the colleges of Business, Education, Law and Visual and Performing Arts, said Lisa Freeman,...

Learn skills from month of writing

By Gina Lorusso | November 5, 2013

For all you avid writers out there, or for those of you who just enjoy writing, November is more than Thanksgiving and football.It’s National Novel Writing Month, and it’s a big deal for the many students with a passion for writing.Whether writing...

Writing Center offers additional help to students

By Erin Kolb | October 7, 2012

Students wanting to polish their writing can do so at the Writing Center in Stevenson Towers. Writing Center Director Gail Jacky said the center is recommended for students who wish improvement in their writing skills. The center is an independent unit...

Freshman undeclared majors Jenny Kazy-Garrey (left) and Courtney Fanizza speak with KNPE Academic Advising Graduate Assistant Jessica Brenner during the Exploring Majors Fair Wednesday afternoon Sept. 29, 2010 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom.

Students explore majors at fair

By Franz Varga | September 24, 2012

Students crowded the Duke Ellington Ballroom to shop for majors and minors Monday. The Exploring Majors Fair exposed students to the variety of paths offered by NIU. Dozens of different colleges had tables set up where representatives handed out brochures,...