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Director named for Military and Off-Campus & Non-Traditional student services

By Northern Star staff | September 1, 2015

Military Student Services and Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services have a new director starting this fall.Eric Armstrong has accepted the directing position starting Sept. 16, according to an email from Eric A. Weldy, vice president for Student...

Monday town hall to focus on combining Military Student Services with other office

By Northern Star staff | April 19, 2015

Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services and Military Student Services will hold a town hall meeting featuring Eric Weldy, vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, at 10 a.m. Monday in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.The...

SA President Frascello supports Senate’s call for student veteran support

By Northern Star staff | April 15, 2015

Student Association President Joe Frascello announced his support Friday for a Feb. 22 SA Senate resolution demanding NIU fill a vacant Military Student Services counseling position.SA Senator Leon Kincaid said 22 veterans take their lives daily and there...

Student Association seeks ways to help student veterans

Student Association seeks ways to help student veterans

By Keith Hernandez | March 19, 2015

A Student Association senator wants to hear from student veterans about their mental health after the SA Senate demanded NIU fill a vacant counseling position.SA Senator Leon Kincaid began discussing ways to make counseling resources known to student...

Pass, Fail: NIU assists veterans with networking, Insurance fee increase burdens students

By Rachel Scaman | March 2, 2015

Pass: NIU assists veterans with networkingMilitary Student Services’ Bridges to Employment event is a great way to help student-veterans get on their feet after returning from the armed forces.The event is 3-6 p.m. March 18 in Altgeld Hall’s second...

Military Student Services to hold event to help vets find jobs

By Northern Star staff | February 26, 2015

Military Student Services will hold Bridges to Employment, a networking opportunity, 3-6 p.m. March 18 in Altgeld Hall, second floor ballroom.A panel of veteran professionals will be present to provide guidance about transitioning from armed forces to...

Military, Non-Traditional Student Services to be merged

By Jackie Nevarez | October 29, 2014

The merger of Military Student Services and Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services will happen despite concerns voiced in the departments, said Katrina Caldwell, assistant vice president for Student Affairs.The decision to merge the two departments...

Attending college later is no problem

By AJ Edwards | October 28, 2013

NIU is home to many types of students. One group in particular is the non-traditional students who decided to attend college a little later in life.When it comes to self-improvement, what better place to start than college? Life doesn’t always work...

Groups need ‘super-events’

Groups need ‘super-events’

By AJ Edwards | October 14, 2013

Campus organizations and resource centers come together regularly for events and activities, which serve as examples of our great communiversity.While an individual organization’s events are wonderful, the best ones are those where several groups come...

Military Student Services to host ‘Save a Vet’ event

By Jessi Haish | January 21, 2013

Military Student Services will host “Save a Vet: The Other Forgotten Soldier” from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 30 in the Holmes Student Center’s Capitol Room. Danny Scheurer, president of Save-A-Vet, will give a presentation focused on canines in the...

SA discusses campus safety, grading policy Sunday

SA discusses campus safety, grading policy Sunday

By Felix Sarver | October 28, 2012

Student Association senators received encouragement from the DeKalb County state’s attorney to help keep the campus safe during their meeting Sunday. Clay Campbell came to the SA Senate to explain his work and his goals. He said he’s tasked with keeping...

NIU to observe Military Appreciation Week

By Northern Star Staff | October 10, 2012

NIU will observe Military Appreciation Week on Nov. 4 and Nov. 9, said Scott Peska, director of Military Student Services, in an email. The week will give the community a chance to appreciate student veterans, active duty military members and the ROTC...