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Senior marketing major Samantha Lupa holds her shirt blanket that she repurposed from old T-shirts.

Repurposed, used items can lead to green lifestyle

By Samantha Keck | April 25, 2016

After Earth Day leading an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle is fresh on everyone’s mind, but the first step is understanding your options to fulfill that lifestyle on a college budget.Here are a couple ways to reuse or recycle household items.Thrift...

Goodwill collecting donations from students moving out of res halls

By Northern Star staff | April 27, 2015

Goodwill will collect unwanted items from students moving out of residence halls Monday to May 11.Large blue containers will be placed in residence hall lobbies for students to drop off items they will not take home.Acceptable items include gently used...

Goodwill to hold on-site job interviews

By Northern Star staff | April 22, 2015

Goodwill will hold on-site job interviews for Professional Transportation, Inc. on April 28 and 29.Interviews will take place 10 a.m. to noon both days at Goodwill’s Community Resource Room, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road. Professional Transportation, Inc....

DeKalb Goodwill offers free tax sites

By Northern Star staff | January 20, 2015

The Goodwill Community Resource Room, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road, will offer free income tax preparation and filing sites starting Jan. 30.The sites "offer free tax assistance to families with income less than $50,000 and individuals with income less...

Engineers to collect shoes Wednesday

By Northern Star Staff | October 5, 2014

Engineers Without Borders will collect shoe donations 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons for children in need.The group will donate the shoes to Soles 4 Souls, an organization that distributes shoes to children across the...

Goodwill resource room open to all

By Northern Star Staff | September 3, 2014

Goodwill opened a community resource room, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road, that will offer free public services.The services include access to computers, training courses and assistance with job searches and identifying community resources. The room, which...

Kathryn Voight (left), freshman history and German major, and freshman nursing major Alex Filippini donate to Goodwill Tuesday in the New Residence Hall Commons. The NIU Give and Go: Move Out 2014 donation drive is held to encourage students to donate unwanted items before summer vacation.

Project encourages student donation

By Betsy Mathew | April 29, 2014

Students will be able to donate clothing and other unwanted items to the NIU Give and Go: Move Out 2014 donation drive, which started Tuesday and runs to May 10.The project was started by Keep America Beautiful, Goodwill and the College and University...

Students learn ‘What to Wear’

Students learn ‘What to Wear’

By Ryan Chodora | February 6, 2014

Students got a crash course presentation on dressing professionally outside of academia.Community advisers from New Residence Hall, Career Services, Goodwill, Empire Modelz and NIU Athletics hosted ‘What to Wear,’ a professional fashion presentation,...

Community members donate clothes during semiannual Undie Run

Community members donate clothes during semiannual ‘Undie Run’

By Olivia Willoughby | April 29, 2012

Off with their pants! The semiannual Undie Run started at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Welsh Park on the corner of Russell Road and Crane Drive. Participants stripped down to their underpants and tossed their clothes in a pile that would later be sent to Goodwill....

Research Rookies focus on non-profit governance structure

Research Rookies focus on non-profit governance structure

By Lauren Dielman | January 24, 2012

Freshman accountancy major, Collin Thompson, said being a Research Rookie is all about commitment."Being a research rookie means to me that I am a hard worker," said Thompson, according to the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning website....

Sycamore residents Amy Munro (right), 42, and daughters Whitney
(center), 16, and Kailey (left),14, browse for Halloween costumes
at Party City, 2350 Sycamore Road, Wednesday night.

Students still have a variety of options for Halloween costume supply stops

By Linze Griebenow | October 26, 2011

Whether you're a crafty genius or a Halloween classic with your costume this year, finding a store with all the right accessories is a must. For the Crafty Genius: Where: Goodwill, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road                        ...

Out with the old and in with the “New to You.” Students can exchange their used items at Neptune

By Felix Sarver | September 27, 2011

Students who want to swap items they no longer need can attend the "New to You Swap" meet from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Neptune Central Southeast meeting room today. A focus group held last spring tested how interested students would be in swapping...