Weekly events: Week of April 26

Northern Star Staff


  • NIU Communiversity Gardens Plant Sale: The NIU Community Gardens will be selling houseplants, herbs, flowers and vegetables online for $2.50 to $6. Pickup options take place in late April and early May. Contact Melissa Burlingame at niucg@niu.edu for more information.
  • NIU Autism Caregiver Group Coffee Chat: The NIU Autism Caregiver Group will host their weekly coffee chat at 11 a.m. via Microsoft Teams. Email Allison Gladfelter at agladfelter@niu.edu to receive the Zoom link. 
  • How to apply to graduate school in biology: Students can attend a one-hour virtual event at 3 p.m. to learn about the process of applying to graduate school in biology anywhere. Contact Jennifer Koop at jkoop@niu.edu for more information.
  • Meditation and healing circles: Students can focus on positive affirmations, meditation, calm and peace to frame preparation for finals week at 3 p.m. at the East Lagoon. Contact Jocelyn Santana at jsantana@niu.edu for more information.
  • Everyday LinkedIn: Join Career Services for a LinkedIn workshop on how to use the platform at 3:30 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. Contact careerservices@niu.edu for more information.



  • ILx Space Technology Talk: Students can join a virtual hour-long talk with two speakers to discuss unique space-related topics at 4 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Heidi Bjerke at hbjerke2@illinois.edu for more information.
  • Wednesday Night Wisdom: Empowering Women and Gender Equity: Panelists at this virtual event at 6 p.m. will discuss the importance of gender equity and the critical role it plays in empowering female success. Registration is required. Contact Rachel Schmit at Rschmit@niu.edu for more information.



  • Birds n’ Brews: Join the Inclusive Birding Club for a virtual hour conversation about bird watching at 5 p.m. Contact inclusivebirdingclub@gmail.com for more information.