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Arielle Kalvelage

Arielle Kalvelage

Admissions Counselor

Territory: Joliet Junior College, Moraine Valley Community College, Oakton Community College, Prairie State College, Rock Valley College, South Suburban College, Triton College, and the states of Indiana and Wisconsin

Hometown: Paw Paw, Illinois

Alma Mater: Northern Illinois University

Major/Degree: B.A., Political Science with Public Law Emphasis

What advice do you have for future students? Before becoming a Huskie, it is important to apply early and make sure you communicate with your counselor.  During your time as a student, you should work to maintain a positive balance between academics, organizational involvement, and other extra-curricular activities.

What are 3 things you love about NIU? I love the caring community, the ability to become involved, and the phenomenal academic programs.

What is your favorite place on campus? My favorite place is the MLK Commons because this location offers a variety of free speech options.  As a student, I would offer "Free Hugs" for Huskies United, while other students use it for public speaking and special campus events.  During Homecoming, the MLK Commons is a great place to find free T-shirts, flash mob dances, and mini-concerts.