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Honors students to cheer for football at Purdue

September 24, 2013
Jordon Mitzelfelt

Jordon Mitzelfelt

Each year, the University Honors Program sponsors trips during the fall and spring semester for its students to explore and engage with a variety of opportunities in DeKalb and the Chicago area.

In the past, the program has taken students to Broadway in Chicago shows, comedy club shows, museum trips and much more.

This year, however, Honors is offering a much different experience: a trip to root for the NIU football team when it plays Saturday, Sept. 28, at Purdue University. Registration for the 100 seats filled up in only two days.

“We’re so excited to have this opportunity to travel to an away game and support our team,” junior Jordon Mitzelfelt says. “I went to the Orange Bowl and am ready for a victorious season!”

University Honors makes this and their other trips available at no cost to their students, something Mitzelfelt says “benefits so many students. Having opportunities to attend such events makes for a more memorable NIU experience.”

On top of the chance to cheer on their fellow Huskies, the University Honors students, staff and faculty who are attending this event will meet with Purdue’s Honors College to discuss initiatives, programming and potential collaboration.