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DeKalb Public Library to host virtual Grey’s Anatomy Trivia Night

Jamie O'Toole, Reporter May 13, 2021

DeKALB —The DeKalb Public Library is hosting a virtual Grey’s Anatomy Trivia Night May 13 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom using Kahoot, according to the DeKalb Public Library calendar. Attendees can sign up for the event through a form here.  After...

Fatty’s, 1312 West Lincoln Highway, will be among the DeKalb-area restaurants holding some specials Thursday for St. Patrick's Day.

Restaurant St. Patrick’s Day specials coming to DeKalb

Brandon Montemayor, Reporter March 16, 2021

DeKALB — St. Patrick’s Day is coming, and with it brings festivities including festive food. Here are just some of the holiday food and drink specials available around DeKalb:    Fatty’s Pub & Grille  Fatty’s will be serving...

Couple having so much fun while ice skating at night. Wearing warm clothing. City is decorated with christmas lights.

Outdoor Adventures to host Valentine’s Day ice skating event

Northern Star Staff February 9, 2021

DeKalb – NIU’s Outdoor Adventures organization will be hosting a skating event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 at the new ice rink outside of the Student Recreation Center. There is a $5 registration fee for students and $7 for non-students. It includes...

Counseling and Consultation Services continues self care series

Northern Star Staff February 4, 2021

DeKALB — The Counseling and Consultation Services are currently hosting a Free Self Care Series of webinar events:  “Coping through Covid” 4 to 4:30 p.m every Monday.  Students can access the Livestream from the NIU events page. “Dating in...

NIU street sign on Oct. 13.

Campus Activity Board to host Money Management seminar

Greg Gancarz, Reporter January 29, 2021

DeKALB – The Campus Activity Board will be hosting the first virtual seminar in their Wellness Series of informative workshops and events. The seminar, titled Money Management, will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday via Microsoft Teams. Designed for...

Boy jumping on skateboard at the street. Funny kid skater practicing ollie on skateboard at sunset.

Non-profit Pushing Together wants to bring music, arts and skateboarding to all kids

Ashley Dwy, Reporter January 29, 2021

DeKALB –Pushing Together is a non-profit organization founded in July that wants to bring music, arts and skateboarding to all kids in the DeKalb community, president and founder Ron Adamson said on a video on Pushing Together’s website.  Pushing...

Blank paper sheet and objects for painting

Recreation Center to host Outdoor Adventure Craft Night

Northern Star Staff January 23, 2021

DeKALB – NIU Recreation will host an Outdoor Adventure Craft Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Student Recreation Center. Participants who sign up will be making New Year's vision boards at the Rec Center, 325 N. Annie Glidden Road, according to...

Best place to sled in DeKalb: Hopkins Park

Best place to sled in DeKalb: Hopkins Park

Northern Star Staff January 21, 2021

DeKalb  — With snow finally falling, people are shopping for sleds and looking for the best place to use them in DeKalb. A sled hill is at Hopkins Park,  1403 Sycamore Rd. The sled hill is open during normal park district hours of operation —...

NIU sign on Oct. 13.

Career Services to host Huskies Get Hired Tips and Tricks workshop

Northern Star Staff January 21, 2021

DeKALB — Career Services will host an online workshop, Huskies Get Hired Tips and Tricks, for students and alumni seeking employment and internship opportunities. The event is today at 3 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.  Pre-registration for the event is...

Courtesy of the Pick Museum of Anthropology

‘Hateful Things’ exhibit to examine racist iconography at Pick Museum of Anthropology

Parker Otto, Reporter January 19, 2021

DeKALB – The NIU Pick Museum of Anthropology will host a new exhibit, titled “Hateful Things,” displaying the history of racist stereotypes of African Americans throughout American history from Feb. 1 to April 9. The 39 piece exhibit consists...

Courtesy of the Panhellenic Sorority

The Panhellenic Sorority will host online recruitment

Dottie Blanchard, Contributor January 18, 2021

The Panhellenic Sorority is celebrating their new members' recruitment Friday through Sunday via Microsoft Teams.  The three-day event will give prospective members the opportunity to learn more about eight different sororities history, missions and...

Clothing closets outside of Paw Lickin’ Good Treats.

Paw Lickin’ Good Treats brings warmth to those in need

Jamie O'Toole, Managing Editor January 15, 2021

DeKALB — Paw Lickin’ Good Treats, a pet store, has placed a community closet full of cold weather essentials in front of their store for people in need this winter, according to their Facebook post.  Located in the Hy-Vee Shopping Center, 2684...

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