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Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon

By Rachel Scaman | February 29, 2016
Students take part in a dance marathon fundraiser to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network and Lurie Children’s Hospital Sunday in the Holmes Student Center. Sororities, fraternities and other organizations danced for eight hours and raised $52,336. 
Local residents and their families flocked to Kite Fest sundsay to watch and fly kites of all shapes and colors near Annies Woods in front of the Engineering building.

Weekend Guide September 10

By Northern star staff | September 10, 2015

Whether you’re working on a difficult project for class or just sitting around, take a break by attending some of these weekend events:Friday“Inside Out” will be shown at 8 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons for free, weather permitting....

Students, locals clean up for Earth Day

Students, locals clean up for Earth Day

By Alex LaBee | April 22, 2015

(left to right) Special Education and Visual Impairments freshman, Samantha Smolka; freshman, accounting major Xiaofu 'Flora' Li; freshman biology major, Jenny Wayman picks up trash from the lagoon during Wednesday's Outdoor Adventures Lagoon Cleanup...

Petition calls for Black Studies awareness

Petition calls for Black Studies awareness

By Alex LaBee | April 8, 2015

Correction: A cutline for a photo that accompanied this story said Kendra Fleshman is a member of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, but Fleshman is not a member of the sorority.A petition at the Center for Black Studies is calling for university administrators...

Oaken Acres hosts wildlife rehabilitation presentation

Oaken Acres hosts wildlife rehabilitation presentation

By Alex LaBee | March 4, 2015
Nancy Kasinski, handler with Oaken Acres of Sycamore, holds Hamlet, a barred owl Wednesday in Montgomery Hall's auditorium. Christy Gebritz, director of operations at Oaken Acres asserts, said if an injured animal is found in the wild to call a shelter immediately and keep the animal in a warm, dark, quiet space and not to feed it or give it water. Students can learn more about caring for wildlife with Oaken Acres by volunteering or interning with the organization.

Northern Television Center Hosts Open House Anchor Night

By Alex LaBee | March 4, 2015
Senior marketing major Tyler Scannell (left) and Brett Tudela, producer at Northern Television Center and senior journalism major, monitor and edit a mock broadcast for students who attended the Anchor Night Open House on Wednesday. Students were offered the chance to read from the teleprompter and learn about the television broadcast station at NIU. NTC news broadcasts on campus channel 20 Mondays through Thursdays and has a YouTube channel at YouTube.com/user/NTCNIU/videos.

Cetlic Jam at House Cafe

By Alex LaBee | February 26, 2015
Psychology graduate student David Boveri plays an Irish flute with band members during Wednesday's Celtic Jam event at the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway. Every last Wednesday of the month the House Cafe hosts a special Irish music jam where musicians of all skill levels are invited to play traditional Irish pub and dance music.
The Persian Spiced Lentil Patti was a vegetarian option for attendees of Ellington’s Big Apple event Oct. 28 at the Holmes Student Center. Other vegetarian meals included the Roasted Squash and Apple Soup, which was topped with roasted pecans. Students can attend the Red Seeds Café event at 11 a.m. Oct. 30 at Ellington’s restaurant.

Persian spiced lentil pattie

By Alex LaBee | October 28, 2014

The Persian Spiced Lentil Patti was a vegetarian option for attendees of Ellington’s Big Apple event Oct. 28 at the Holmes Student Center. Other vegetarian meals included the Roasted Squash and Apple Soup, which was topped with roasted pecans. Students...

Carrot bread with apple butter

Carrot bread with apple butter

By Alex LaBee | October 28, 2014

Carrot bread with apple butter was a table item for customers at the Holmes Student Center’s Ellington’s Big Apple event Oct. 28. The three-course meal had more apple-themed choices, including Apple Braised Chicken, Persian Spiced Lentil Patti and...

A man donates at the Canaday Family Benefit hosted by Cabana Charley’s, 1470 S. Peace Road in Sycamore, Monday. The event was held to raise money for Christopher Canaday, who has battled pulmonary atresia, and his father, Mark Canaday, who is fighting esophageal cancer. The event was coordinated by Jen Montavon and Ali Henry, a P.E. teacher and a teaching assistant, respectively, at Clinton Rosette Middle School, which Christopher Canaday attends.

Canaday fundraiser

By Alex LaBee | March 17, 2014
A man donates at the Canaday Family Benefit hosted by Cabana Charley’s, 1470 S. Peace Road in Sycamore, Monday. The event was held to raise money for Christopher Canaday, who has battled pulmonary atresia, and his father, Mark Canaday, who is fighting esophageal cancer. The event was coordinated by Jen Montavon and Ali Henry, a P.E. teacher and a teaching assistant, respectively, at Clinton Rosette Middle School, which Christopher Canaday attends.
Transfer student retention

Transfer student retention

By Alex LaBee | March 6, 2014

Jay Marinan (left), third-year Ph.D. English student, assists Sara Green, junior communicative disorders major, with editing and formatting. In an effort to service non-traditional students like transfer students, the writing center has created a satellite...

Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas

By Alex LaBee | December 5, 2013

Bill Commings lights a candle in remembrance for loved ones at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, during Blue Christmas: A Service of Darkness and Light. Cummings is a former accounting professor at NIU and has been a member of St. Paul’s...