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Ultimate Frisbee team looks for NIU recruits

By Lindsey Rodriguez | February 11, 2013

The Ultimate Frisbee team is actively looking for men and women Huskies to join, and hopes to start an all-girls team eventually. The team competes against more than 42 teams at some tournaments, and from Feb. 2 to 3, it hosted its first indoor tournament....

Career Services to put on several fairs in February

By Lindsey Rodriguez | February 6, 2013

Pull out those resumes--it’s time for “Huskies Get Hired.” Career Services has put together a series of fairs and workshops to help students clean up their resumes and find jobs after graduation. “We began keeping records in 1988 [of NIU’s workshops...

NIU Cares Day explained

By Lindsey Rodriguez | February 6, 2013

NIU Cares Day enters its seventh year of giving back to the DeKalb community on April 20. Students are welcome to register as a team or individually. March 22 will be the last day to register. The program teams up with partners in DeKalb like the DeKalb...

Admitted Student Day welcomes prospective NIU students

By Lindsey Rodriguez | February 4, 2013

Students and faculty work together on Admitted Student Day to give recently accepted students a chance to learn what it’s like to be a Huskie. The most recent Admitted Student day was hosted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Holmes Student Center....

Lauren Nale, Junior Rehabilitation Services student, speaks at the relaunch party for Honorable Mentions, an online student journal for all university honors students on Wednesday night in the Campus Life Building.

Honors program to relaunch online journal

By Lindsey Rodriguez | January 30, 2013

Honors students will soon be sharing their skills with the world--again. Honorable Mentions, an online student-run journal that is open to all University Honors students, will relaunch on Friday. A party was hosted on Wednesday to celebrate the publication’s...

NIU Quidditch team holds first practice of the semester

By Lindsey Rodriguez | January 24, 2013

Move over, Hogwarts. The the NIU Nargles are taking over the Quidditch playing field. Micah Jade Haji-Sheikh, recently elected Quidditch president and sophomore illustration major, said the game follows the rules of the Harry Potter book series. Main...

Venture Grants program to hold kick off event

By Lindsey Rodriguez | January 24, 2013

The NIU foundation Venture Grants program, which grants up to $20,000 of funding toward student-proposed inventions, is having its kickoff event from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Friday. Students who attend the event in Swen Parson Hall’s Thurgood Marshall Gallery...

USOAR now accepting spring research project proposals

By Lindsey Rodriguez | January 21, 2013

The research program, Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry and Research (USOAR), hosted two workshops last week that explained what unique opportunities it has to offer. USOAR will grant up to $2,500 toward chosen research project proposals...

Rec Center to hold free fitness classes

By Lindsey Rodriguez | January 13, 2013

NIU is welcoming students back with a Group fitness free week. The Recreation Center is hosting a Fitness free week, which will be held until Saturday. All students are welcome to enjoy free fitness classes in activity rooms one and two. Eric Appiah,...

Orange Bowl excitement brings unlikely challenge

By Lindsey Rodriguez | December 5, 2012

Trent Eaves is not afraid to show his Huskie Pride. The senior communications major decided to challenge that school spirit with a post on Twitter: “If this tweet gets 1000 RT’s I will get a huskie tattoo’d on my butt,” Eaves tweeted. Eaves took...

Lacey Vowels (left) takes Andrew Pepper, freshman undecided major (right) order at Panda Express located at 1015 West Lincoln Highway.

Lambda Pi Eta hosts a fundraiser to help communication majors

By Lindsey Rodriguez | December 3, 2012

A communications honor society worked with Panda Express, 1015 W. Lincoln Highway, as part of a fundraiser on Monday. Members of Lambda Pi Eta (LPE) passed out fliers to students on campus that could be used to allow 20 percent of the cost of each meal...

Students participate in recycling competition at Huskie Stadium

By Lindsey Rodriguez | November 15, 2012

NIU accepted the challenge to go green at Wednesday’s home football game. Several organizations from NIU are participating in the Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) national “Game Day Challenge,” which took place during the football game against...

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