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NIU graduate writes guide for new soccer coaches

By Juliana Leprich | December 4, 2011

What drills should I run? Which players should sit on the bench? What are the different positions called? These concerns, which can be abundant for new soccer coaches, can be answered in Michael B.J. Farley's Win the Ball. Win the Ball is a guide for...

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Ticket pick-ups for graduation ceremony commence

By Juliana Leprich | December 1, 2011

While many NIU students will gear up in hats and gloves next weekend, some students will don caps and gowns. NIU's graduate commencement ceremony will take place 4 p.m. Dec. 10. According to the Convocation website, the first undergraduate ceremony Dec....

NIU closes most facilities for Thanksgiving

By Hailey Kurth & Juliana Leprich | November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving break starts Wednesday, which means many students will leave DeKalb for the holiday. With a majority of its population gone, NIU shuts down a lot of its facilities. This may leave some students who decide to stay in DeKalb for the holiday...

Erik Anderson, Northern Star file photo- Trenton Fuller,
sophomore theater studies major, checks out his bed Thursday
night at Box City in the MLK Commons.

SILD hosts ‘Box City’

By Juliana Leprich | November 20, 2011

To most people, cold is just a temporary feeling: the walk from the house to the mailbox or the open window that can be quickly shut. To the 671,859 homeless in the United States, cold is unavoidable. Student Involvement and Leadership Development hosted...

Women’s Studies Program hosts craft sale fundraiser

By Juliana Leprich | November 15, 2011

The Women's Studies Program is holding its annual arts and craft sale to raise money for memorial scholarships and funds for the program.Students can buy arts and crafts in Reavis Hall 103 today and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.The sale benefits two...

Housing and Dining survey gives students a chance to win prizes

By Juliana Leprich | November 15, 2011

Students still have the opportunity to win prizes by filling out a Housing and Dining survey this week. The Housing and Dining survey gives students the option of different eating locations on campus and then asks them to rate one of those locations based...

Sorority hosts bake sale for Egyptian Theatre

By Juliana Leprich | November 2, 2011

Sigma Lambda Sigma will host a bracelet and bake sale to help raise money for the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., today.Baked goods are on sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in Wirtz Hall.Sorority members baked a variety of items for the sale and are also...

Northern PACT photo contest now accepting entries

By Juliana Leprich | October 30, 2011

Students walking around campus in the next few weeks may be taking photos for the Northern PACT Photo Contest. The Northern PACT Open Lens Contest is now accepting photo entries to promote NIU's community. Photo entries for the contest are due by Dec....

Newest residential hall complex opens to all students in fall of 2012

Newest residential hall complex opens to all students in fall of 2012

By Juliana Leprich | October 24, 2011

Confusion has been put to rest about the new residence hall complex. The belief that the new residence hall will house only first-year students is a misconception, university officials have said. Initial press releases referred to the hall to as the "new...

Voice recognition technology helps local hospitals with medical transcriptions

By Juliana Leprich | October 18, 2011

A new dictation technology at area hospitals benefits both doctors and patients.Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, and Valley West Community Hospital, 11 E. Pleasant Ave. in Sandwich, will replace their old dictation technology with...

Nivek Kelly, freshman honors student statistics and probability
major, exits the Honors House located in Douglas Hall C wing.

Honors House plans to move into new residence hall complex

By Juliana Leprich | October 17, 2011

Honors House has found a new home. The floor, currently located in Douglas Hall, will move to the new freshman residence hall complex next fall. Christopher Jones, associate vice provost for University Honors, said he secured the move. Jones said he approached...

First-Year Experience seeks summer orientation leaders

October 17, 2011

Start prepping your best backwards walk - tonight NIU begins the hunt for summer orientation leaders.NIU's Orientation and First-Year Experience will hold its first summer 2012 orientation leader informational meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in the Douglas...