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Senior finance major, Kevin Rogina talks with a recruiter from New York Life Insurance Company about employment opportunities at the Job Fair held in the Convocation center on Wednesday.

NIU students look at prospective opportunities at job fair

By Kevin Steiger | February 21, 2013

More than 1,000 students and alumni sought their dream job at the 39th spring job fair Wednesday. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. students, alumni and the public had the opportunity to meet company recruiters in person at the Convocation Center. Attendees dressed...

Dr. David Yeager speaks at his presentation: Mindsets That Promote Academic Tenacity in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center on Tuesday afternoon. His presentation focused on ways that teachers could better engage their students and set them up for success.

Speaker discusses student motivation

By Kevin Steiger | February 20, 2013

David Yeager, a Carnegie Foundation fellow and educator, presented “Mindsets that Promote Academic Tenacity” to the faculty and student body to help increase student motivation and success. The event was sponsored by the NIU Collaborative on Early...

Fair offers opportunities for internships

By Logan Love | February 20, 2013

Career Service’s Internship Fair offered students the chance to meet with prospective employers in a familiar environment on Tuesday. The Convocation Center was transformed into an Internship Fair with more than 90 businesses on hand to meet with students...

Scholarships awarded at Honors Recital

By Kevin Steiger | February 17, 2013

Six Community School of Arts student musicians won a $250 scholarship at the end of the Honors Recital on Saturday. Twenty musicians auditioned in front of judges from the NIU Community School of the Arts in January. The judges selected six performers...

NIU professors, students to explore politics in D.C.

By Logan Love | February 10, 2013

The registration for the Explore Government & Politics in Washington, D.C. is coming to an end on Feb. 18. Political science professors Artemus Ward and Matthew Streb will lead a spring break seminar in Washington, D.C., to study politics and network...

Hollywood should look to students for creativity

Hollywood should look to students for creativity

By Holly New | February 10, 2013

During the Super Bowl, we saw trailers for “Iron Man 3” and “Fast & Furious 6.” It was then that I knew I had seen the death of creativity. Sequels and trilogies are part of who we are. The Lord of the Rings films, the Matrix trilogy and the...

Graduate’s cab service looks to rival Late Night Ride

By Erin Kolb | January 15, 2013

Though he believes the free ride services available in DeKalb are important student services, recent NIU graduate Jonathan Morse has noticed a problem with their timeliness. “A lot of people need to get around efficiently and some of the services we...

Rec Center to hold free fitness classes

By Lindsey Rodriguez | January 13, 2013

NIU is welcoming students back with a Group fitness free week. The Recreation Center is hosting a Fitness free week, which will be held until Saturday. All students are welcome to enjoy free fitness classes in activity rooms one and two. Eric Appiah,...

Officer Dana Brisbon displays a replica skull at the NIU Police Auction on Saturday morning. The auction, which was held under the student bleachers of Huskie Stadium, auctioned off a variety of items, including bicycles, iPods, and purses. The proceeds were donated back to NIU.

NIU police sell lost and found items at annual auction

By Ian Gough | April 29, 2012

Crowds of NIU students and DeKalb residents braced themselves against the cold and rain for the NIU police department auction Saturday. The auction was from 9 a.m. to noon under the bleachers at the east gate of Huskie stadium. Potential bidders were...

Retired journalism professor Hallie Hamilton holds a photograph taken when he was 19 and first stationed at Fort McClellan, Ala. in 1942.

Retired professor, WWII veteran takes Honor Flight to D.C.

By Chelsey Boutan | April 22, 2012

While sitting in his living room, World War II veteran Hallie Hamilton clenched a blue and white paisley handkerchief. Occasionally, he would bring the handkerchief to his face and use it to blot away tears. As he reflected on his emotional visit to the...

Student makes the teacher

By Colin Remes | February 28, 2012

Throughout our years at NIU, we will encounter many different teaching styles from different educators.We have our favorites, the ones we recommend to our friends, and ones we recommend to avoid.For the department of communication, it’s no different....

Letter is ‘morale-crushing propaganda’

By Letter to the editor | February 15, 2012

Apparently, an angry article about unemployment and student debt is "morale-crushing propaganda."Ms. Howard says that she works "one job that pays for less than a quarter of [her] housing." If this is so, then she is either going to be over $40,000 in...