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The Kiskwaukee College Student Center Oct. 16.

2 Degree in 3 years program saves time and money

By Jordan Radliff | November 6, 2019

NIU has partnered with Kishwaukee College to create a program that will allow students from certain high schools to get associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in three years. This can be beneficial to students trying to save time and limit tuition costs....

NIU President Lisa Freeman poses Oct. 7 with Kishwaukee College President Laurie Borowicz at the signing of the agreement.

NIU partners with Kishwaukee college for accelerated degree program

By Ahyen Labanan | October 28, 2019

DeKALB — Students can earn two degrees in three years through NIU’s partnership with Kishwaukee College and DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa-Kingston, Hiawatha, Indian Creek and Rochelle Township high schools.The “2 Degrees in 3 Years” program allows students...

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Campus Strings to perform annual Halloween concert

By Northern Star Staff | October 25, 2019

DeKALB — The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Campus Strings will perform their annual Halloween Concert in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall 5:30 to 6:30 p.m and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Music Building.Trick-or-treating will also take place...

In this Jan. 14 photo, DeKalb City Manager Bill Nicklas sits at his desk and reviews documents after stepping into the position.

Newly appointed city manager hopes to enhance city, university relationship

By Taher Zeituoun | January 14, 2019

DeKalb — Bill Nicklas is hired as DeKalb city manager to help strengthen community budget and repair financial infrastructure.The goal of the city manager is to ensure City Council policies are implemented effectively by providing management in regard...

Guzette Espinal, first-year commuter student, talked about healthy relationships and time-management during Girl Talk Wednesday.

Women discuss common challenges during ‘Girl Talk’

By Kierra Frazier | October 18, 2018

DeKALB — The Latino Resource Center [LRC]  and Tashena Briggs, Director of TRIO Upward Bound at Kishwaukee College, held a "Girl Talk"  Wednesday inviting women of color and all female students to discuss obstacles they all had in common.The event,...

Bask in the Convenience of 3 Nearby Spa Treasures

By Rachel Sanchez | September 24, 2018

Nothing is worse than somebody telling you to relax when you’re close to exploding from academic stress. Don’t let the semester overwhelm you; instead, be proactive in your wellness checks and explore the DeKalb area’s hidden salon and spa treasures.Yes,...

The ‘king’ of NIU takes his leave

By Lindsey Salvatelli | March 19, 2018

Board of Trustees member Bob Boey has moved onto another job: retirement.Boey has held many positions on the Board of Trustees and within its committees since 1996, including chairperson from 1997 to 1999.Boey has contributed his leadership to many construction...

Kishwaukee College to hold FAFSA Completion Night

By Northern Star staff | February 10, 2016

Kishwaukee College, 21193 Malta Road in Malta, will hold a FAFSA Completion Night 6 p.m. Thursday in Room A1345.Financial Aid staff will be present to help students complete the 2016-17 forms, according to a Kishwaukee College tweet.Students are asked...

DeKalb County to hold Community Hiring Event

By Northern Star staff | January 27, 2016

Kishwaukee College and the Illinois workNet Center will hold a Community Hiring Event 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Community Outreach Building, Blank Slate Room, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Rd.The event will feature local employers who are offering open positions....

Then-senior psychology major Brooke Harris defends herself from her opponent, an NIU campus police officer in full protective gear, in April 2014 during the Rape Aggression Defense program. The goal of the class is to educate women in case of an attack, said Lesley Rigg, interim vice president for Research and Graduate Studies.

DeKalb Police to teach self-defense

By Northern Star staff | November 3, 2015

The DeKalb Police Department will hold self-defense courses for women throughout November.Officer Allison Benthusen and detective Paul Mott will provide attendees with information on defensive tactics and mindset, basic principles for self-defense and...

Dillon Domke, Student Association Senate Speaker, talks during an SA Senate meeting Sunday. The SA has invited students from Northeastern University, College of DuPage and Kishwaukee College, amongst others, to participate in a rally during Gov. Bruce Rauner’s visit to NIU on Thursday.

SA asks schools to join in on rally

By Rachel Scaman | October 26, 2015

The Student Association has reached out to students at other Illinois colleges and universities to participate in Thursday’s rally during Gov. Bruce Rauner’s visit to NIU.The SA has contacted Northeastern Illinois University, DePaul University, College...

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner speaks to business students Aug. 29 in Barsema Hall. Rauner gave advice on investing in start-up businesses and discussed how he will use his experience in venture capitalism to promote job growth in Illinois if elected in November. My favorite people in the world are entrepreneurs, Rauner said. They take risks, take a lot of grief. They have to be lucky, but they also have to be smart and good and tough, and it’s all about team building.

Ill. Community College System’s 50th anniversary met with enrollment, funding troubles

By Alexander Chettiath | September 24, 2015

It is the year of the community college, according a declaration by Gov. Bruce Rauner in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Illinois Community College System, which includes Kishwaukee Community College.On average, 63 percent of Kishwaukee’s transfer...