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College of law, Women’s Law Caucus to host event Saturday

By Northern Star Staff | February 22, 2012

The NIU College of Law and the NIU Women’s Law Caucus will host “Demystifying the Female Super Lawyer: Perspectives of Balancing a Career, a Family and Life” Saturday.The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Altgeld Hall Room 315. The...

Jerry Burnes, Northern Star-Joann Garcia Hunter, Air Force Staff
Sergeant, takes part in a reenlistment ceremony Friday afternoon.
Hunters ceremony, typically done informally, closed out the NIU
Veterans Day event outside of Altgeld Hall.

Military Student Services holds Veterans Day ceremony

By Hailey Kurth | November 13, 2011

Veterans, soldiers and supporters gathered Friday for NIU's Veterans Day ceremony held by the NIU Military Student Services in front of the flagpole by Altgeld Hall."Today we celebrate our most noble tradition of fighting for freedom," said Clay Campbell,...

Vision 2020 should improve campus facilities

By Editorial Board | September 25, 2011

Have you ever used a restroom in Reavis or DuSable?If you have, you may have noticed that the accommodations are far from ideal: broken stalls, unexpected odors and cramped spaces. DuSable doesn't fare much better. Compare these buildings to others, like...

President Peters to give State of the University address

By Northern Star Staff | August 31, 2011

NIU President John Peters will give his annual State of the University address today.Peters, who is scheduled to talk about the Vision 2020 initiative, will speak at 3 p.m. in Altgeld Hall Auditorium.The speech is open to the public and will stream live...

Meghan Connell | Northern Star John Balsleys Fallen is on
display at the In the House: Sculptures for the Home gallery
located in the NIU Art Museum in Altgeld Hall 116.

Sculpture not all monuments and mountains

By Aurora Schnorr | August 23, 2011

DeKALB | The Fall exhibition "In the House: Sculpture for the Home," opened this week at the NIU Art Museum in Altgeld Hall. Displayed among two other exhibitions ("In the Studio and Garden" and "On the Body and In the Hand") "In the House" is in stiff...

NIU switches things up with a new school logo and motto

By Faith Healy | August 23, 2011

A new academic year brings with it many changes. This year, students may begin to notice a new logo popping up around campus. NIU unveiled its new logo Aug. 15, along with a new motto: "Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow." The logo will be used on all NIU...

Art show gets dirty

By Paul Durdan | July 26, 2011

DeKALB | A piece of coral stands illuminated in heavenly white light next to an album display case with KCRW's Rare on Air 2. On the cover are several glass test tubes filled with seahorses: one of many haunting images designed by Vaughan Oliver and his...

Album covers are just as important as the records heard behind them

By Troy Doetch | April 19, 2011

DeKALB | Peter Olson's dad didn't appreciate his son's records. The assistant director of the NIU Art Museum and curator of Tuesday's "Listening to the Sounds that Inspired the Graphics" event, Olson said he had to explain to his father why he was filling...

Work of first abstract painter now at NIU

By Chris Krapek | April 13, 2011

DeKALB | Painter, printmaker, poet, playwright, theorist. Wassily Kandinsky: Klange (Sounds) is a new exhibit in the NIU Art Museum that explores the work of the Russian artist that changed art forever. "Kandinsky was sort of the first artist to make...

Instruments are a work of art

By Troy Doetch | April 11, 2011

Because I scavenge music stores with an almost sexual intensity, corporate instrument franchises can seem salacious. It is unnerving to watch a Gretsch Electromatic being used for a tone-deaf 14-year-old’s rendition of "Iron Man." It seems wrong to...

Album covers stand alone

By Chris Krapek and Troy Doetch | April 10, 2011

DeKALB | The Nirvana baby, the Beatles walking across Abbey Road, Andrew W.K.'s bloody nose. -- some album covers are as iconic and evocative as the music itself. Sheet Music and Record Albums: Graphics of Their Time is a new exhibition in the NIU Art...

So much to do in DeKalb this Thursday

By Connor Rice | March 28, 2011

Thirsty Thursday not your thing? This Thursday, NIU and downtown DeKalb will play host to several concerts and performances. With such a wide and striking variety of acts converging on us at the same time, the classic "nothing to do" standby won't be...