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Fair offers chance to give majors a whirl

By James Green | September 16, 2013

Students only have a week to prepare for the Exploring Majors Fair.All academic departments will be represented at the fair, which will be held Sept. 24. NIU’s history, environmental science and non-governmental organization leadership and development...

Students to gain information on majors at Exploring Majors Fair

By Northern Star Staff | September 9, 2013

NIU is out to help all the students who have had trouble settling on a major.The Exploring Majors Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center.More than 700 students attend the fair each...

Famous detective to speak at NIU this week

By Samantha Brockett | November 27, 2012

The lead investigator of a serial killer case will speak at NIU this week. Lt. Joseph Kozenczak, retired Des Plaines police officer, will talk about his work leading to the arrest of John Wayne Gacy. Gacy was convicted of killing 33 people in the 1970s....

Students declaring majors earlier may have an easier time in college

By Faith Healy | November 14, 2011

At NIU, less freshmen are coming in as undecided majors, but more students are changing their majors to undecided, said Steven Barleen, associate director of the Academic Advising Center.This decrease in freshman coming in with undecided majors may be...