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The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium.

Veterans Day Celebration and Warriors Brunch to be held at Altgeld Hall

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | November 10, 2022

DeKALB – Military and Veteran Student Services, the Center for Student Assistance and NIU’s student veteran population will hold a Veterans Day Celebration and Warriors Brunch to celebrate past and present service members for Veterans Day.  The...

Paulette Hasier leads a presentation on Women in STEM at the Founders Memorial Library, Nov. 9, 2022.

NIU alumna to host first talk in ‘Women in STEM’ Speaker Series

By Daija Hammonds and Evan Mellon | November 9, 2022

NIU alumna Paulette Hasier, chief of the Maps and Geography Division at the Library of Congress, will host a talk at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Founders Memorial Library in the first-floor gallery.  This event is part of the “Women in STEM” Speaker...

Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center remained open for voters waiting in line on Nov. 8, 2022 in DeKalb, IL.

Civic duty, comfy shoes discussed at Barsema during dusk of Election Day

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | November 8, 2022

DeKALB – NIU students and DeKalb residents offered their opinions about polling and voting in the 2022 midterm election at the closing polls at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center.   Alannis Munoz, a senior political science major at NIU Why...

Jennifer Young, a DeKalb resident, speaking with Northern Star news writer Eddie Drinkwine after she voted Tuesday afternoon. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Afternoon voters discuss 2022 midterm elections experience

By Northern Star Staff | November 8, 2022

Contributions to this piece were made by Northern Star writers Eddie Drinkwine, Evan Mellon, Joseph Howerton and Sarah Rose. DeKALB – See what individuals voting in DeKalb around 2 p.m. at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center and Taylor Street...

Polling at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center was available until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballot for the 2022 midterm election

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | November 8, 2022

Editor's note: This story has been edited and no longer references the voting machines at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center due to inaccurate information about how they operate. DeKALB – The line at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center’s polling...

The Stonehouse Academic Journal is accepting submissions to be published in the journal from now until Jan. 31.

Stonehouse Academic Journal accepting submissions

By Eddie Drinkwine | November 8, 2022

DeKALB — Stonehouse Academic Journal is accepting submissions to be considered for publication from now until Jan. 31. The academic journal started five years ago at NIU and was founded by Lenora Murphy. Stonehouse was created to give undergraduates...

Voters arrived at polling locations all throughout DeKalb on Tuesday morning, such as the polling place First United Methodist Church standing against the blue sky behind. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

DeKalb voters react morning of 2022 midterm elections

By Joseph Howerton and Zachary Bertram | November 8, 2022

DeKALB – It’s midterm Election Day, which means Illinoisans can cast votes for governor, congress and other local positions within Illinois politics. Individuals voting in DeKalb discuss their experience voting in the midterm elections.  

The Student Government Association is located in the Holmes Student Center ground floor in the OASIS space.

SGA weekly brief: Nov. 4

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | November 6, 2022

DeKALB – The Student Government Association has approved a bill to formally voice support for the continuation of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The federal government passed the ICWA in 1978 as a response to past issues with the US government separating...

Lifestyle writer Caleb Johnson shares details about NIU Pinks feminine hygiene product drive.

NIU Pink to host Feminine Hygiene Product Drive

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | November 6, 2022

NIU PINK will be hosting a drive between Nov. 7 and Nov. 21 to collect feminine and hygiene products. This drive is for a nonprofit organization called I Support The Girls.  I Support The Girls is focused on providing clothing and hygiene products...

This will be the second discussion in the alumni speaker series this fall that the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee has featured.

NIU alum gives discussion on health care

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | November 4, 2022

Join Samantha Musyoka-Katia virtually from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday for From CNA to CEO; An Adventure to Kenya, a discussion detailing NIU alum Musyoka-Katia's professional career. The discussion will be hosted by Sherrill Morris, chair and associate...

Two first-generation student events will be held in the Holmes Student Center on Nov. 7 and 9, 2022. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

NIU celebrates first-generation students

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | November 3, 2022

DeKALB – This week NIU will celebrate its first-generation Huskies with two events, a luncheon and fireside chat, focused on sharing their stories and gaining a network of support through the campus. About 55 percent of NIU’s student populace are...

The suspect is reportedly known to the student through a social media dating app.

NIU Police: Criminal sexual assault reported by student

By Northern Star Staff | November 1, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU Police Department received a report from a student about a criminal sexual assault that occurred Thursday evening. The student reported that the incident took place in a residence hall on the east side of campus.  The suspect...