Huskies United finds ways to help spread word of missing student


Huskies United members (from left) Liz Yee, Danielle Bowen and Melissa Idstein work on making ribbons to raise awareness of missing student Antinette Keller Thursday night in the Holmes Student Center. Huskies United members, students, and others made cards and fliers as well as ribbons to help the cause.

By David Matz

Students and residents came together Thursday night in the Holmes Student Center to help spread the word about Antinette “Toni” Keller by making ribbons and cards for Keller’s family.

“We are just trying to spread the word and stay as positive as possible,” said Huskies United president Jillian Thomas.

The student lead group, Huskies United, planned on handing out the ribbons made during Thursday’s meeting along with the fliers from Student Affairs and Enrollment Management as well as from NIU Police Department.

The people that participated in ribbon making just wanted to show their support and hope that Keller returns safely.

“I guess it’s just my biggest nightmare and I want to do what I can to have her found,” said DeKalb resident Corrine Rapp.

“We want to spread awareness in the safest way possible,” said Arielle Kalvelage, PR chair and secretary of Huskies United.

Huskies United has been working in collaboration with University officials to raise awareness. The police have given the student group grids and areas that need to be canvassed with fliers and information.