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A look back at Homecomings past

October 4, 1987

When NIU takes on the Toledo Rockets Saturday, it will be the 80th time the Huskies have played a Homecoming contest. Last year's script wasn't written too well, as NIU went down to a 20-6 defeat to Miami (Ohio) on a cold, rainy, late October day. But...

Volleyball team places second in tournament

By Kari Brackett | October 4, 1987

CHICAGO—A weekend at the Loyola Invitational did not end as expected for the NIU volleyball team. While NIU defeated Loyola 15-13, 11-15, 15-7, 15-10 Friday, the Huskies lost the championship game to Illinois-Chicago Saturday 15-9, 15-4, 15-6. The match...

NIU 8 points away from being perfect

By Dave Tuley | October 4, 1987

YPSILANTI, Mich.—After NIU's 32-31 loss to Eastern Michigan, the Huskies are 1-2-1 although they are a mere eight points away from having a perfect record. NIU's non-wins include a 39-35 loss to Lamar in the opener, a 16-16 tie to Northwestern a week...

Huskie netmen drop to vengeful Badgers

By Chris Sigley | October 4, 1987

The NIU men's tennis team came back from Madison, Wis., with more than they expected—a loss. The Huskies, now 5-1, walked into Nielson Tennis Stadium Saturday having beat UW twice last year, 7-2, 7-4, but left the courts with an 8-1 defeat in the Badgers'...

Ivanic puts name in Huskie history

By Dan Moran | September 30, 1987

Two days after the NIU Huskies escaped a meeting with a Big Ten team with something more than a loss, Jerry Pettibone faced the weekly Huskie Club luncheon with a newspaper in his hand. Pettibone held the sports page up for the gathering, proudly extolling...

NIU field hockey player keeps goals in forefront

By Chris Sigley | September 30, 1987

If all goes well for Colleen Preston this season, she could be an All-American goalie and could play field hockey in the Olympics. "Colleen is heads and tails above the rest of the keepers I've had," said Laurie Bell, NIU field hockey coach. "She has...

McLendon big part of basketball history

By Dave Elsesser | September 30, 1987

An understudy of basketball's inventor said Wednesday, the work of an overzealous custodian played a key role in the sport's origin. John B. McLendon, believed to be the last person alive to have worked under Dr. James Naismith, told listeners during...

Glisk leads Huskies by setting example

By Kari Brackett | September 30, 1987

The setter is offensive leader in volleyball just as a quarterback leads his offensive team in football. The "quarterback" for the NIU volleyball team for the last three years has been Beth Glisk. Although a football quarterback is a glamour position,...

Groups offer opportunities to witness other lifestyles

By Shelley Wilson | September 28, 1987

Today will offer many opportunities for members of the DeKalb community to expand their knowledge and understanding of people of different ethnic, artistic, sexual, and political backgrounds.

The Office of University Resources for Latinos will bring a Mexican Folkloric Dance Troupe from Aurora. Performances will be at 5 p.m. at Stevenson South and at 5:45 p.m. at Grant South.

George Gutierrez, director of University Resouces for Latinos said, "There are so many differences between people. They have to take the time to understand.

"We are participating in the poster contest. We have a graduate student from South America who put together an idea for it. (By participating in Unity Through Diversity) we hope to show we're united and people can share."

James Brunson, area coordinator of Grant North and Grant South, is presenting an art exhibit as a celebration of Cultural Awareness Week. The exhibit is entitled, "Renaissance: Black images from 1895 through 1945. Recent watercolors by James E. Brunson." Student Housing Services is sponsoring a reception for the artist and the opening of the Douglas Residence Hall English lab. The reception will be from 3 to 5 p.m. in Douglas A and B wing, lower level.

The John Lennon Society is sponsoring Ahmed Obafem, a representative from the New African People's Organization. JLS member Tom Rainey said Obafem will speak on "The Roots of Racism and Mobilizing to Resist Racism on Campus." Obafem believes the roots of racism originate on a national level and that the United States' system is and always has practiced racism in some form or another." Obafem will speak at 8:00 tonight in the Sandburg Auditorium in the Holmes Student Center.

ainey said, "It's important that we understand and accept each other's different cultures and traditions, but we've got to recognize that much of the racism is entrenched in the system."

The Gay/Lesbian Union will hold a forum entitled "A Discussion of Alternative Lifestyles" from 6 to 8 tonight in the Holmes Student Center, room 505.

SA’s forum centers on AIDS topic

September 28, 1987

The Student Association today will hold the first meeting of what is expected to become a long-term support group for those concerned about the effects of AIDS.

Interested students should meet in Holmes Student Center room 506 for the meeting, which will last from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The SA is sponsoring the forum, to which a diverse group of students has been invited, in an effort to organize the self-support group for those who are interested in learning the facts about the disease.

SA President Jim Fischer said the goal of the forum is to educate both the DeKalb and NIU community about AIDS and its impact on the area.

Huskies defeat EIU in long, rough weekend

By Chris Sigley | September 28, 1987

Despite the back injuries, the pulled muscles and the overall dreariness of a two-day tournament, the NIU men's tennis team managed a 5-1 dual meet victory over Eastern Illinois Saturday in Normal, Ill. "We didn't play our best, but we won," said Carl...

Duppins named as coaching assistant

By The hot and humid day | September 24, 1987

The hot, humid days of mid-August were not the happiest of times for the women's basketball program. Head coach Jane Albright saw her staff of three dwindle to one as fast as you could say chop-chop. The departures of Yvette Harris and Lynnette Robinson...