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Interim CFO Nancy Suttenfield speaks about NIUs budget proposal during a Board of Trustees Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee meeting on Sept. 1, 2014, in Altgeld Hall.

Board of Trustees to discuss future projects, consider budget approval

By Gavin Weaver | September 17, 2014

Interim CFO Nancy Suttenfield speaks about NIU’s budget proposal at the Aug. 28 Board of Trustees Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee meeting in Altgeld Hall. The Board of Trustees will consider budget approval for a technology center and building renovations during its meeting today.

The Maze Runner author visits NIU

“The Maze Runner” author visits NIU

By Kelsey Brown | April 9, 2014

James Dashner, author of "The Maze Runner" series, talks about how his parents reading to him as a child sparked his interest in writing, Wednesday at Altgeld Hall. Dashner's keynote address was part of a day-long event hosted by NIU STEM Outreach. "The...

Michael Rea, assistant professor and artist, explains the details of his sculpture entitled Quid Pro Quo made from wood, pink foam, wood-fill and rope during Nov. 21s  School of Art Faculty Exhibition at Altgeld Hall.

Faculty present artwork at show

By Melissa Boylan | November 24, 2013

Students can see thought-provoking artistic abilities during the School of Art Faculty Biennial.The show began Thursday at Altgeld Hall and will run until Feb. 15. The museum has two sections in which attendees can walk back and forth.Going into the first...

New exhibit depicts all levels of privacy

By Samantha McCoy | October 6, 2013

On Watching and Being Seen, an Altgeld Hall exhibit, features work from 27 artists from Chicago to Japan.The art within the exhibit depicts the level of privacy in the world and shows privacy throughout time. The show includes artwork from the ’30s.“I...

Thai Princess to recieve honorary degree Wednesday

By Northern Star Staff | September 16, 2013

NIU is rolling out the red carpet for royalty.Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, referred to as “princess angel” by her people, of Thailand will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at a ceremony Wednesday. The 9:40 a.m. ceremony, to...

Olive Goyle gets a new head

Olive Goyle gets a new head

By Paul Skager | July 2, 2013

Olive Goyle, the headless grotesque sitting outside Altgeld Hall, received a new head over the weekend, with work done by Vanguard Sculpture Services. Goyle was hit by lightning and fell from Altgeld in 1966. Goyle was placed back on Altgeld in 1967 until...

This piece is the Khon Mask from the Ramayana Play, a papier-mâché/glass piece from Thailand. This piece was feature at the Transnational Identity gallery in Altgeld Hall.

Southeast Asia shown through art

By Beth Schumacher | September 5, 2012

This fall, the Hallcase Gallery at the NIU Art Museum in Altgeld Hall is home to the Transnational Identity: Performing Arts of Southeast Asia exhibit. In connection with the Southeast Asian studies conferences happening this fall on campus, the Hallcase...

Be proud of the ‘ie’

Be proud of the ‘ie’

By Joe Palmer | September 4, 2012

Watch this: Huskie. Did you catch it? I just published a typo and I’m proud of it. I support the oddities and irregularities of NIU. Husky is so overrated; Huskie is where it’s at. Proper spelling is so mainstream, anyway. Regardless of your stance...

Art museum celebrates Southeast Asia

By Jessica Cabe | August 28, 2012

Music is an aural art, but some instruments are worthy of a display case. Music for the Divine, an exhibit featuring musical instruments from Burma, runs Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 12-4 p.m. through Nov. 17 in the South Gallery...

City relaunches Facebook page

By Northern Star Staff | May 1, 2012

The city of DeKalb has made the move to Facebook. The city’s page relaunched Monday and utilizes the new timeline format. The page features news from city hall, as well as information, facts and photos of the city. An album of historic city photos is...

History’s Foundations: Altgeld Hall

By Olivia Willoughby | April 29, 2012

It looks like a castle that is not-so-ironically placed on Castle Drive, just without the flying, flaming arrows like in the old days, and it’s the oldest building at NIU. “The story is that Governor Altgeld had really liked castles,” said Cindy...

Law School Fair to take place Thursday

By Northern Star Staff | April 2, 2012

The NIU Pre-Law Society will host a Law School Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in Altgeld Hall Room 125, The event will include information on admissions, financial aid and receiving scholarships for law schools. Those in attendance will also have...