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Navigate Student encourages student success

By Elisa Reamer | February 18, 2022

DeKALB — NIU launched Navigate Student on Feb. 15 to encourage student success, make it easier for students and faculty to connect and improve graduation rates. Students can access Navigate Student through the App Store, Google Play or the web.  The...

A message to graduating seniors

A message to graduating seniors

Hello seniors. We didn’t think it’d end this way, did we? You’re in your final week of your NIU career, and finals may be pretty low on your list of priorities. With graduation postponed until at least August, the realization that it is the end...

Trump’s Western swing to highlight Olympics, 2020 campaign

By ZEKE MILLER | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be briefed on preparations for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles and raise millions for his reelection campaign next week as part of a three-day, four-state swing to Western states.The White House says Trump...

United Airlines buys flight academy to gain source of pilots

By DAVID KOENIG | February 5, 2020

United Airlines said Wednesday it is buying a flight academy to help produce a new supply of trained pilots, an unusual approach to deal with the wave of retirements now hitting the airline industry.United will take over the Westwind School of Aeronautics...

Students must submit reply form for graduation

By Northern Star staff | April 11, 2016

Students who plan to attend a May commencement ceremony must submit an online reply form by 4 p.m. April 18.Filling out the online reply form/RSVP does not reserve guest tickets for the May commencement ceremonies.Undergraduates may submit their reply...

Graduation application deadline approaching for undergraduates

By Northern Star staff | January 27, 2016

The last day to apply for May graduation is Monday, according to the Registration and Record Division of Academic Affairs website.Students who are graduating in August, but wish to walk in the May commencement ceremony, must also apply by Monday. Graduate...

Pass/Fail: Non-traditional office gives awards; Proposed energy solution not viable

By Tim Bullen | October 20, 2014

Pass: Non-traditional office gives awardsThe Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services Department helps non-traditional students remain notified of all of NIU’s campus programs, resources and information.The Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student...

Appreciate time spent in college

By Danny Cozzi | May 4, 2014

If I learned anything about life over the past four years, it’s that time escapes a lot easier than I expected.Time is this intangible but vital part of life we depend on so much, and yet it slips through our fingers like running water.When I leave...

Weekly Gripe: NIU no good with graduation

By Danny Cozzi | April 24, 2014

I’ll be among the many to admit I rarely check my student email account.I don’t bother because I rarely get anything worth reading: Student Health 101, Blackboard announcements I see when I log in to Blackboard and endless English major scholarship...

InFocus: What’s stressing you out about this semester’s last few weeks?

By Perspective Staff | April 21, 2014

Jeremiah CaterinaManaging my time effectively becomes more stressful with finals looming.My wife tells me I am a masochist. After all, she says, who else would think working two jobs and commuting an hour to school five times a week while taking 17 credit...

Pass/Fail: Only 4 weeks until spring classes end, Selectin res. hall stressul for students

By Danny Cozzi | April 6, 2014

Pass: Only 4 weeks until spring classes endIt’s finally happening, folks: The days are getting longer and the sun’s warmth is reminiscent of a time when I could feel my fingers after going outside.This summer should come as a triumph over the most...

Gift ideas for college grads

By Kayla Cameron | May 6, 2013

College graduation is a time when students hesitantly grab their adult pants, put them on and fasten them tight. Here are some thoughtful gift suggestions to those who are graduating college. Red solo cups aren’t real dishware Students who attend a...