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Homecoming traditions at NIU have changed over the years

By Juliana Leprich | October 13, 2011

NIU homecoming is a tradition that is over a century old.Homecoming was first recorded in 1903 for the university, with NIU's football team playing NIU alumni. At that point, however, NIU was not yet NIU, but the Northern Illinois State Normal School,...

Housing & Dining to host meeting for prospective Community Advisors

By Juliana Leprich | October 2, 2011

Students have one more opportunity to learn about community adviser positions for the spring semester this week. Housing & Dining will host the fourth and final informational meeting for prospective CAs at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Stevenson Smart Classroom....

Exploring majors fair will take place Monday

By Juliana Leprich | September 25, 2011

Students looking for a major or minor will have the chance to investigate Monday at the Exploring Majors Fair, sponsored by the Academic Advising Center.The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Duke Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center."I...

Student Association Organizational Expo to highlight student groups

By Juliana Leprich | September 13, 2011

Students looking to get involved in a club or organization or just to see what opportunities are available at NIU can find some answers today.The Student Association's Organizational Expo will take place at Central Park from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The expo...

The Huskie Hunks bring a capella to NIU

By Juliana Leprich | September 7, 2011

In the first few weeks of class, it's not unusual for students to see signs and sidewalk messages on campus, advertising student groups. One sign that may have popped out to passing students was one for an emerging, all-male a cappella group: The Huskie...