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Bethany Christensen (middle), sophomore physical education major, plays hockey with Ozzy Loda (right), sophomore medical laboratory sciences major, and another student for Outdoor Adventures.

Outdoor Adventures encourages wellness and experience

By Taher Zeitoun | March 18, 2019

DeKALB — Outdoor Adventures, a program of the Recreation and Wellness Center, offers outdoor recreational experiences for the NIU community and general public. The program offers gear rental and team building services for organizations or groups among...

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Promote Healthy Living With Essential Oils

By Sarah Fischer | September 27, 2018

Do you know what pure lavender oil can do for your overall wellness? What about frankincense or lemon? The popularity of essential oils is on the rise and the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re looking to add fragrance to your home or support...

Students study on Sunday in the New Residence Hall West cluster 207 . Currently, only incoming freshman can choose to live in the new community for the fall 2017 semester. 

Fitness-themed living to open

By Clarissa Hinshaw | April 10, 2017

A living-learning community is opening up in the fall 2017 semester for students who enjoy fitness and crave adventure.The Sport, Recreation and Wellness Community will be located on the ninth floor of the Stevenson Residence Hall A Tower. There are 15...

Fit Facts: Be aware of external influences over diet

By Blake Glosson | October 14, 2014

Whether you realize it or not, your environment has a huge impact on the food you eat.If you want to master your diet, it’s important to recognize what negative influences impact your body. This way, you can deflect them instead of succumbing to their...

Fit Facts: Anti-dairy diet not based on factual research

By Blake Glosson | September 24, 2014

Google “Should I go dairy-free?” and you’ll get hammered with results of trendies telling you to avoid dairy like the plague.But, this advice isn’t necessarily driven by research.“The media false advertises dairy sometimes if they want people...

Volunteer center to offer dinner

By Northern Star Staff | February 4, 2014

The Voluntary Action Center’s community dinner will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today in the VAC Dining Room in the DeKalb Community Center.The VAC Dining room, 330 Grove St., serves these dinners every first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month. The...

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