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The newly unveiled “Graduates in the Judiciary” mural
in the atrium inside of the east entrance of Swen Parson Hall on campus. The mural features
over 140 College of Law alumni that are in the judiciary. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

NIU School of Law, mural unveiling and auction

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | April 4, 2023

DeKALB – NIU School of Law’s lecture and mural unveiling took place on March 31 in the second floor atrium of Swen Parson Hall. The two display cases show NIU law students who are now part of the judiciary of the state and federal government. This...

Father and daughter alumni Stan Valiulis and Lindsey Valiulis Fleischhauer created Totes Babies, which allows parents to shop with babies in a non-stressful way. BuyBuyBABY is one of many retailers that sell the product.

Alumni win big on ‘Shark Tank’ for Totes Babies business

By Elisa Reamer | April 10, 2022
Two NIU alumni went on "Shark Tank" in 2020 and now own a successful business, Totes Babies. Their product can be purchased in stores or online.
Founder of Black Male Initiative Donald Bramlett embraces of the many alumni at Saturdays 20th anniversary celebration event.

Black Male Initiative alumni celebrate 20th anniversary

By Parker Otto | April 3, 2022
To celebrate Black Male Initiative existing at NIU for 20 years, a banquet was held for BMI alumni to share their appreciation for BMI.
Christopher Henkel graduated from NIU in 1991 and now owns an IT business.

Alumnus credits his success in the IT industry to university resources

By Julio Ceja | February 1, 2022

DeKALB — Christopher Henkel, owner of IT Lighthouse in Naperville, started his career at NIU in 1987 as an accounting major and graduated in 1991 with an economics degree. An IT internship through university resources is what set his career path in...

Pass/fail: Languages dep. gets grant, Quinn to dance around law

By Shaz Sheikhali | February 5, 2014

PassIt looks like alumni do care about things other than fancy buildings and attending football games.According to today’s Northern Star article, alumnus Ralph Strozza is, for the second time, donating SDL Trados Studio licenses for the Foreign Language...

Alumni, City Year improve

By Kelley Byrne | January 28, 2014

Alumni and City Year worked together to improve public school performance this past year, and applications are open for 2014.City Year is a group committed to public service in education and serves 20 schools in the Chicago Public School system.“Education...

New judge Buick begins work today

New judge Buick begins work today

By Thomas Verschelde | September 27, 2011

Marcy Buick of Foster & Buick Law Group was appointed to associate judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit in June. Buick will start the job today.Buick fills a vacancy left when previous associate judge T. Jordan Gallagher died in June."I am very excited,"...

Northern Star File Photo The NIU Rugby team meets to discuss
post game.

NIU men’s rugby defeats alumni team 27-5

By Ed Rietveld | August 28, 2011

NIU men's rugby prevailed over the alumni team last weekend 27-5, but the annual rugby alumni game was more about having a good time and talking with old friends than keeping score. The game had two purposes: for current NIU players to prepare for their...

Alumni Association set to travel to Turkey

By Jacqueline Evans | April 12, 2011

DeKALB | For the first time since its trip to Japan was cut short because of the earthquake, the NIU Alumni Association is set to go to Turkey. Members of the Alumni Association are anxious about the trip after the earthquake last month cut their trip...

NIU volleyball learns some history, tips from alumni

By Katie Leb | April 4, 2011

DeKALB |During NIU volleyball’s Salvani Spring Play Date on March 26 at the Campus Recreation Center, I observed a type of camaraderie for the first time while at Northern: alumni were trash talking the current Huskies. It was not so much the trash...

A band member plays during the halftime of the 2006 homecoming game.

Alumni band to play at Homecoming

By Allyson Martin | October 14, 2010

Students and homecoming attendees will have a chance to hear former Huskie band members play. "We're really looking forward to performing," said alumni Mike O'Connor. The alumni band is playing at the homecoming game again this year. Members of the alumni...