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Alumni of the week: Barbara Andree

Alumni of the week: Barbara Andree

Northern Star staff

September 12, 2016

This week's alumni of the week is Barbara Andree:Major: Psychology with a minor in sociologyCareer: Office manager in the College of Education Deans OfficeQ: What is your favorite memory at NIU?A: Being in theater productions and lounging at the Lagoon.Q: If you could go back and change anything during your c...

NIU to host talk with alumni

Northern Star staff

September 8, 2016

DEKALB- The Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality will host an NIU alumni talk with Michelle Costigan 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16 in Reavis Hall 103.Costigan will discuss how the LGBT Studies and Women’s Studies experiences influenced her career path as an art therapist.Costigan gradua...

Students take initiative in hopes of improving the environment

Northern Star staff

May 6, 2016

Three undergraduate students are working alongside Public Administration professor Eric Zeemering to study the Great Lakes Region in hopes of improving the environment.The students are examining local government policies and initiatives to see how they positively impact local water systems such as lakes and...

NIU alumna featured in ABC television show

Northern Star staff

April 8, 2016

NIU alumna Joan Allen stars in ABC’s new weekly television show, “The Family.”Allen stars as Claire Warren, a politician and mother whose family has just been reunited with her son Adam, who was abducted 10 years earlier.Allen was raised in Rochelle and attended NIU to focus on acting. She graduated...

Scott Eberwein publishes first book relating to most college students

Samantha Keck

March 31, 2016

Scott Eberwein, businessman and writer published his first book, “Cash Your Investment: How to Leverage Your College Degree into a Great First Job,” this year. Eberwein’s book could be relevant to most college students, especially if they’re graduating. It’s a motivational read that captures th...

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January 13, 2012

Reserve your spot today! DeKALB, Ill. -- As a public service in this presidential election year, the Northern Star Alumni board will host an on-campus panel discussion featuring three prominent in-state media voices: Mark Brown of the Chicago Sun-Times, Bruce Dold of the Chicago Tribune, and Bernie S...

Alumni Association set to travel to Turkey

Jacqueline Evans

April 12, 2011

DeKALB | For the first time since its trip to Japan was cut short because of the earthquake, the NIU Alumni Association is set to go to Turkey. Members of the Alumni Association are anxious about the trip after the earthquake last month cut their trip in Japan short. The travelers were at the Tokyo Int...

Gilbert Hall Revisited

Gilbert Hall enters its design phase in Spring 2011 and is expected to be reopened for student residency by Fall 2013. Gilbert Hall has not been used as residence hall since its closing in 1995.

Kyla Gardner

February 27, 2011

DeKALB | It's 1995. Jeff Iwinski, sophomore marketing major and treasurer of Gilbert Hall Council, sits with NIU then-President John La Tourette in a large conference room in Lowden Hall, the Altgeld of its time. Iwinski is surrounded by upper-level NIU administrators, and he asks them to meet his demands. H...

Marcus Leshock – Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Marcus Leshock - Outstanding Young Alumni Award

by Connor Rice '12

February 25, 2011

Marcus Leshock didn't set out to become an entertainment journalist. "I don't know if I ever really decided," he said. "It just kind of happened. I always loved entertainment. I always knew that I wanted to write about films and music and the arts. I just really love telling those stories." That pas...

Six inductees to be honored Feb. 26

January 21, 2011

Dear Northern Star Alumni and Friends: It's time again to honor the Northern Star's past by celebrating the lives and careers of some special people. On Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, you are invited to the Northern Star's Hall of Fame Induction Banquet to honor this year's six inductees. This biennial ev...

Jaime Jordan – 2003 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

9-18-00.. Jaime Jordan, metro

Jim Killam

January 6, 2011

Ask anyone who's ever worked with Jaime Jordan what they think of her, and a common word emerges: leader. This year, Jaime becomes the first recipient of the Star's Outstanding Young Alumni Award. In the 4 ½ years since she graduated, she has risen to a reporting position with the Dallas Morning Ne...

Kevin Wendt – 2004 Young Alumni Award

Kevin Wendt, 2004 Young Alumni Award

Jim Killam

January 6, 2011

On his first day as a news designer for the San Jose Mercury News, Kevin Wendt showed up with a black eye, and a war story: The night before graduation, he'd been attacked in a bar by the ex-Student Association president, whom the Northern Star had gotten impeached. "It was the greatest icebreaker I...