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Tag: Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services
Eric Armstrong
NIU’s Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Managment has welcomed Eric Armstrong as the new director of Military & Post-Traditional Student Services (formerly Military Student Services and Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services). A native of Chicago, Armstrong earned a bachelor’s degree in technical management with a concentration in human resources from DeVry University and an...
Campus Life Building
Being the first person in your family to attend college can be a stressful experience. Family might not be able to provide guidance about successfully navigating campus life. There might be a sense of pressure or responsibility to do well. It might be difficult to feel integrated socially and academically. One of the main factors...
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In appreciation for the effort and involvement of non-traditional, off-campus, and military student populations, Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services and Military Student Services will host several events during the week of April 20. Town Hall Meeting Monday, April 20, 10 to 11 a.m. Holmes Student Center, Sky Room The town hall setting provides an opportunity...
Gabriela Arriaga (left) and Jenna Jane, recipients of the 2014 Eli Whitney Award of Excellence
Students who identify as non-traditional have unique and individualized needs while they provide a wide range of diversity to the NIU student population. Non-traditional students at NIU often identify with multiple titles such as transfer students, commuters, parents, older than 24, living in off-campus housing, international students or members of the U.S. military. They often...
NIU Veterans Day cermony 2012
Military Student Services and Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services are working to collect information from faculty, staff and community partners who are currently serving, have prior military experience or are supporters of service men and women. With more than 800 military students and dependents of veterans attending our campus, we recognize and understand the value...
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Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services will host its annual Appreciation Week from Monday, April 14, through Thursday, April 17. This week is designed specifically to recognize students who identify as one or more of the following populations: living off-campus, transfer students, student parents, commuters, returning/adult students and/or military students. Monday, April 14 Student Choice Awards...
Jarvis Purnell
Jarvis Purnell, director of Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services since the spring of 2012, has been named director of Military Student Services. Purnell will oversee both departments, as he has done since last fall, when he became the acting director of Military Student Services. Over the course of the current academic year, Purnell will have an...
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Miss the bus to Miami? Can’t afford to drive alone or pay for the airfare? Fret not! Students (and staff) who were unable to secure seats on the Sunshine State-bound buses for NIU’s historical New Year’s Day appearance in the Discover Orange Bowl can easily form carpools. NIU’s Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services, which helps commuting...
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NIU alum Jarvis Purnell has taken the reins as director of Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services this fall. “Being an NIU native and having been a non-traditional student at one point, I intrinsically understand many of the barriers that non-traditional students face,” Purnell said. “I jumped at the opportunity to take on the challenge to...
Every Tuesday at Northern Illinois University is a special day for students ready to complete their bachelor’s degrees at a four-year university. Transfer Tuesdays at NIU offer prospective students a great opportunity to learn about the NIU community, the transfer admission process and transfer student resources. Joining the “Huskie Nation” comes complete with courses taught...
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NIU’s Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services and the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center will host a workshop on “Communicating With Your Professor” from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. This workshop will share effective strategies that students can put into practice for developing positive working relationships with their professors. The event takes place...
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The Off-Campus Housing Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. As the season for signing leases for next fall is quickly approaching, this is a great opportunity for students to learn about a wide variety of living options in the...
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