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Seniors Courtney Hollis (left) and Ladesa Jeffries (right) host a table for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. at the CBS open house. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Center for Black Studies highlights Black organizations on campus

By Kyra Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | September 8, 2022

If you’re looking to get involved in clubs or organizations this fall semester, there’s so much to look forward to on campus.  The Center for Black Studies hosted the Black Organization Exposition as part of their Open House on Aug. 25 located...

Northern Television Center Hosts Open House Anchor Night

By Alex LaBee | March 4, 2015

Senior marketing major Tyler Scannell (left) and Brett Tudela, producer at Northern Television Center and senior journalism major, monitor and edit a mock broadcast for students who attended the Anchor Night Open House on Wednesday. Students were offered the chance to read from the teleprompter and learn about the television broadcast station at NIU. NTC news broadcasts on campus channel 20 Mondays through Thursdays and has a YouTube channel at

Pass/Fail: More than 4K visit NIU in historic Open House, Time spent on Tugs can be better used cleaning

By Danny Cozzi | April 21, 2014

Pass: More than 4K visit NIU in historic Open HouseFew issues on campus are more troubling than NIU’s persistent enrollment woes.So, seeing more than 4,000 prospective students walk around campus in a record-breaking campus tour is a good sign. Granted,...

Prospective students pose with Victor E. Huskie during NIU’s Open House and Campus Tour in April 2014. The Open House — the biggest in NIU’s history — drew in more than 4,000 prospective students.

Open House draws in 4K prospectives

By Shikha Duttyal | April 20, 2014

More than 4,000 prospective students visited for the Spring Open House Friday, the largest open house in NIU history.The Department of Undergraduate Admissions organized an open house to relay information about financial aid, the University Honors Program,...

History museum hosts open house

By Northern Star Staff | December 5, 2013

The Sycamore History Museum will ring in the holidays with an open house.The museum, 1730 N. Main St., is using the open house to say “thank you” to the community. The event will run 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and includes tours of the museum, crafts, hot...

Future students check prospects

By James Green | November 11, 2013

Potential students got an introduction to NIU at the semester’s last open house Monday at the Holmes Student Center.The event was held in the Duke Ellington Ballroom, where representatives from NIU’s departments, organizations and all of its colleges...

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....

Students should be more patient with campus tours

Students should be more patient with campus tours

October 24, 2011

Between the seventh and ninth week of school, students realize they are halfway done with the semester. After hearing someone in Neptune ask why they would have tours during midterms, I wondered if this was an appropriate time. At first, I thought tours...