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Alumni spotlight

By Northern Star staff | October 6, 2016
Editor’s note: This text was edited for length and is not directly quoted.Nolan O’Malley, marketing coordinator for Acadia Healthcare and co-owner of CiderScene, shares his experience at NIU for the Alumni spotlight.Degree: Bachelor in EnglishClass: 2012Q: What is your favorite memory at NIU?A: Joining Alpha Phi Omega.Q: If you could go back and change anything during your college career, what would it be and why?A: I would have been involved in more of the student organizations, and I would have furthered my sign language education.Q: What advice would you give to students?A: Join more clubs, engage and further your personal interests. Your career may intertwine with your hobbies one day.Q: Which bar or restaurant was your favorite when you attended NIU?A: Fatty’s.Q: From one to 10, 10 being the most relevant, how would you rate the applicability of your NIU classes to your career?A: 8. The skill set and hard work allowed me to be successful.Q: How do you still show you are proud to be a Huskie?A: My brother Trevor and I go to Huskie football games and try toengage with the students with out-of-school events like CiderScene.For a chance to be featured in the Alumni spotlight, answer thequestions above and send them to Editor@NorthernStar.info.
Tom Stanton, Danny Did Foundation representative, and his grandmother throw rubber ducks into the Kishwaukee River on Sunday for the Alpha Phi Omega 12th Annual Duck Race which helped raise money for the Danny Did Foundation. The Danny Did Foundation is dedicated to help prevent deaths caused by seizures.

APO to hold annual Duck Race for Hungry Huskies

By Northern Star staff | February 11, 2016

Alpha Phi Omega will hold its annual Duck Race event to raise money for the Hungry Huskies on April 24 behind the NIU Public Radio Station.The Hungry Huskies provide free meals to students and community members in DeKalb and Sycamore every Sunday at the...

Student to hold animal stress therapy event

By Northern Star staff | April 21, 2015

There will be pens of puppies and kittens Monday and April 28 in the Chick Evans Field House to help students relax before finals week.The pens will be out 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days and community members will be able to adopt the animals. Monetary and...

Students headed to Belvidere to repair zoo damaged in tornado

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Students are headed to Belvidere on Saturday to help a zoo that was damaged in Thursday's tornadoes.Kalenna Kaske, junior community leadership and civic engagement major and Belvidere native, said she will take a group of students to Summerfield Zoo,...

Charles Fischer, Graham Crackers Comics owner, looks for comic for a customer April 21 at Graham Crackers Comics, 901 Lucinda Ave.

‘Magic: The Gathering’ event to raise money for Alpha Phi Omega’s annual Duck Race

By Northern Star staff | March 20, 2015

Graham Crackers Comics and Alpha Phi Omega will hold Friday Night Magic 7 p.m. to midnight April 3 at Graham Crackers Comics, 901 Lucinda Ave.Friday Night Magic is a charity event featuring the trading card game “Magic: The Gathering.” There is a...

Black Male Initiative, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Dodgeball Club hold a fundraiser tournament for the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of America, Inc. at the Chick Evans Field House Saturday. Altogether, $250 was raised.

Clubs dodge balls for sickle-cell

By Dante Ward | February 9, 2015

Five teams squared off in a Saturday dodgeball tournament to raise awareness and $250 for sickle-cell anemia research at the Chick Evans Field House.Black Male Initiative, which held the event with Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Dodgeball Club, drew...

Gladys Sanchez, junior special education major, stands in front of her burned-out apartment building on Third Street. Sanchez and her son, Buddy, 6, lost their home and most of their possessions in a Jan. 7 fire, but the DeKalb community has raised more than $8,000 to help them start over.

After fire, student Gladys Sanchez, son rebuild

By Kelly Bauer | January 22, 2015

Gladys doesn’t know if it was the screaming or smoke that woke her.She remembers sitting up in bed and seeing her friend batting at a patch of fire spreading across a painting on her apartment wall. She ran to the extinguisher and turned around to use...

Delta Zeta wins Tugs for 8th straight year

By Ashley Morse | October 26, 2014

Delta Zeta tugged its way to an eighth consecutive championship win in an event Kara Homolka, the sorority’s Tugs team captain, said was “great” for bringing together the Greek community.The Women’s Tugs tournament kicked off Friday at University...

SA director plans event to clean up campus

By Jessica Christofersen | October 22, 2014

Stephanie Norman plans to use her leadership experience in her work as the Student Association’s director of Community Service.Norma, a sophomore special education major, was unanimously voted in as the director of Community Service by the SA Senate...

Student Spotlight: David White says involvement central to campus life

By Keith Hernandez | September 15, 2014

David White said community involvement has provided him with invaluable life experience.The senior political science major has been involved with organizations across campus as he seeks to gain more experience, and he encourages other students to do the...

Bill Nicklas, vice president of Operations and Community Relations, speaks about the Student Association resolution passed unanimously to urge the administration to cease its consideration of a second-year residency requirement for the residence halls in late March during the SA Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center’s Sky Room.

SA votes no for second-year residency

By Jackie Nevarez | March 30, 2014

Student Association Senate unanimously voted Sunday to pass a resolution to urge NIU to end its consideration of a second-year residency requirement.Second-year residencyBill Nicklas, vice president of Operations and Community Relations, said former president...

Fraternity raises money for charity walk

Fraternity raises money for charity walk

By Alissa Jacob | March 19, 2014

Alpha Phi Omega raised money for American Cancer Society by providing a pasta dinner and silent auction Wednesday to support the Relay For Life walk.The event was held at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road. All proceeds go to the April 5-6...