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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...

Longer hours for finals offered at on-campus office

By Northern Star Staff | December 5, 2013

The Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services office will host extended office hours for students to use the office as a study space during finals week.The office will be open from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Dec. 12.Office...

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...

Shani Riley, theatre major wrapped herself in the covers of her twin bed in Neptune North as calls home to her parents.

Students fighting homesickness have options for help

By Cierria McPerryman | October 22, 2012

While students can suffer from homesickness for many reasons, there are many ways to fight it. Missing friends, not making connections on campus, feeling uncomfortable in a new environment or feeling disconnected can be all causes of homesickness in students,...

Pete Fraser, senior communications major and commuter student,
gets into his Jeep in the parking lot by DuSable to head home
Thursday afternoon.

Winter weather tough on commuter students

By Hailey Kurth | January 29, 2012

Allison East, freshman special education major, commutes 45 minutes to DeKalb to attend her classes.To save money, East said she opted out of living on campus; instead she departs from Naperville at 7 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and stays on campus...

Will Rhode, freshman computer and design tech major, eats a
slice of pizza at the Huskie Bash at Huskie Stadium on Thursday

Welcome days ahead at NIU

By Matthew Frierdich | August 21, 2011

DeKALB | Even with the beginning of a new school year, some things never change. The image of confused freshmen carrying boxes followed by crying parents can be seen every fall. In order for new students to feel more comfortable acclimating to their school,...

Mixing, Mingling and Mayhem at the Student Center

Mixing, Mingling and Mayhem at the Student Center

By Katie Zak | September 8, 2010

Interactive comedy comes to the Holmes Student Center today thanks to Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services. Loren Hecht, an English professor at NIU, will perform at the show, "MIXING, MINGLING, AND MAYHEM." "Students who attend the performance...