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Student Spotlight: Junior to use skills to open style boutique, form nonprofit group

By Kristin Maglabe | December 8, 2014

Junior Deandre Turner has done visual merchandising for designer company Dooney and Bourke, he but aims to open his own style boutique in Chicago.Tuner, who majors in textiles, apparel and merchandising and minors in marketing, said he has thought about...

Student Spotlight: Freshman plans to write book comparing cultures

By Harry Myers | November 30, 2014

Freshman Emmanuel Birrueta is double majoring in sociology and psychology to learn about everything involving the human mind.Birrueta said he hopes to use this knowledge to continue writing a book that compares American culture to other cultures.Northern...

Student Spotlight: Freshman plans to be involved with politics

By Harry Myers | November 23, 2014

Freshman Nicholas Partipilo said he’s got what it takes to be a political leader.Partipilo planned to use his math and science skills in engineering, but he decided to major in political science because of his interest in politics and history.Northern...

Student Spotlight: Junior plans to work with computer games, programs

By Kristin Maglabe | November 16, 2014

Junior Edward Hottendorf has explored computer programming casually for about two years and aims to work with gaming company Blizzard Entertainment.Hottendorf, a computer science major, said his inspiration for programming comes from logic and video games.Northern...

Student Spotlight: Student wants to work in nursing, not at desk

By Kristin Maglabe | November 9, 2014

Gabrielle Bergmann said she wants to help people face to face rather than work behind the scenes.Bergmann, junior public health major, plans to switch her major to nursing because she said she realized she wants to work in the field rather than in an...

Student Spotlight: Transfer student plans for career in art therapy

By Kristin Maglabe | November 2, 2014

Transfer student Kaylei Halbert aspires to use what she is learning at NIU to help teens in therapy.Halbert, a junior majoring in psychology, transferred to NIU from Elmhurst College. She said she hopes to take what she has learned from her art and psychology...

Student Spotlight: Senior assists others in finding resources

Student Spotlight: Senior assists others in finding resources

By Keith Hernandez | October 26, 2014

Eric Glasby decided when he was a junior to change his major from music to communication in order to pursue a career in student affairs.Glasby, now a senior and a community adviser at Gilbert Hall, said he hopes to help college students find resources...

Student Spotlight: Mary Okeyo to help lives of Tanzanian women

By Jon Lindley | October 19, 2014

Mary Okeyo hopes to return to her home town of Mwanza, Tanzania, after graduate school to educate young women.Okeyo, who studies counseling and higher education, has been working to better the lives of Tanzanian women through fundraising events that raise...

Student Spotlight: Transfer wants to help students grasp math

By Lauren Cliffe | October 5, 2014

First-year transfer student Ashley Girod hopes to use her knowledge and experience to teach high school math.Girod, a junior math major, is a member of the Secondary Educators’ Organization, an organization designed to help future educators build the...

Student Spotlight: Senior explores illness with veterinary project

By Emily Neely | September 28, 2014

Megan Sieg is using her pre-veterinary and research skills in a project that explores Alzheimer’s disease.The senior biology and psychology major will graduate in December and will pursue a doctorate in neuroscience. Sieg said she is in the middle of...

Student Spotlight: David White says involvement central to campus life

By Keith Hernandez | September 15, 2014

David White said community involvement has provided him with invaluable life experience.The senior political science major has been involved with organizations across campus as he seeks to gain more experience, and he encourages other students to do the...

Education major plans to travel

By Jack Manning | January 15, 2014

The Northern Star spoke with Kaitlyn Cosentino, junior early childhood education major, whose passion is to teach children and travel the world.Northern Star(NS): Why did you choose the major that you did?Kaitlyn Cosentino(KC): I’m really good with...