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Freshman nursing major, Elizabeth Dunn, works on getting her
eight hours of sleep. Andrea Drott, health educator for Health
Enhancement reccomends that students get seven to eight hours of
sleep per night for true academic success.

Sleep deprived students may not perform as well in classes

By Faith Healy | September 13, 2011

Getting sleep is an important element to health. For college students, however, it's the one aspect of life they tend to sacrifice to make time for other activities. Senior biology major Yamini Patel said she loses sleep in order to receive good grades....

Members of Zeta Phi Beta participate in the organizations annual AIDS Walk-a-thon in this Sept. 25, 2005 file photo.

13th annual AIDS walk pushes for awareness

By David Matz | September 23, 2010

Awareness is the collective theme for Zeta Phi Beta National Sorority's 13th annual AIDS walk. "Awareness is number one," according to Mary Hodges, peer outreach coordinator for the Open Door Clinic from Aurora. "The main goal of the AIDS walk is to spread...

Help for those who want to kick the habit

By Shakira Bates | September 19, 2010

Students hoping to quit smoking are in luck. NIU offers assistance programs for quitting on campus available for students and faculty. Karen Smith, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) specialist, said EAP has ended and the Health Enhancement program has...