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Honors program revamping

By Morgan Fink | April 13, 2017

DeKALB | After more than a semester of meetings and discussions, a team of officials are in the final phases of planning a revamp of the University Honors Program.The program offers qualified students benefits such as courses taught by top faculty, priority...

Weekend Guide: Feb. 12

By Northern Star staff | February 12, 2015

Unlike, the world doesn’t revolve around Valentine’s Day. Here are some weekend events that have nothing to do with pink or heart-shaped treats:TodayThe University Honors Program is hosting an open mic night where students will perform...

Externship offers students test run

By Northern Star Staff | January 22, 2014

The University Honors Program and Alumni Association paired 14 students with graduates and community partners in a test run of the Bold Futures Externship Program.The partnered groups worked in a variety of fields, such as government, fast food, education,...

Students can explore academic opportunities at event Monday

By Felix Sarver | September 18, 2012

Students curious about majors or minors may want to visit the Exploring Majors Fair Monday. The seventh annual Exploring Majors Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Duke Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center. The fair began in 2005...

The new residence hall, overlooked by Grant North, nears completion.

One hundred spots left in new residence hall

By Lauren Dielman | April 24, 2012

Students who wish to sign up for housing at the new residence hall should act fast. As of Monday, only 100 spots are left for students in the 1,000 bed facility, said Brandi Hephner LaBanc, associate vice president for student affairs and enrollment management....

NIU welcomes new leader for honors program

By Jennifer Irocky | July 25, 2011

Last week Northern Star staff conducted a Q&A with Christopher Jones about his new position as Associate Vice Provost for University Honors. Northern Star: How does it feel to have the position? Christopher Jones: I am very excited. The opportunity...

NIU benefactors donate $1M to University Honors Program

By Meaghen Harms | April 14, 2011

Two longtime NIU benefactors donated $1 million to the NIU University Honors Program. John and Nancy Castle, a local businessman and NIU professor of rehabilitative counseling (respectively), donated the money to help honors students to study overseas....

NIU searching for new Honors Program director

By Northern Star Staff | March 24, 2011

NIU is searching for a new director for the University Honors Program. According to a press release from the department, the new director will have a year long contract and report directly to Vice Provost Earl "Gip" Seaver. The qualifications include...