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Recently built garden beds near the Stevens Building. 100 new gardens beds have been built as part of the Edible Campus initiative.(Michael Mollsen | Northern Star)

Edible Campus to promote sustainability

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | May 2, 2023

DeKALB – A new campus initiative called Edible Campus plans to make fresh produce readily available for students, faculty and staff on campus. The project has several goals, such as addressing food insecurity, educating on sustainable food systems,...

(left to right) graduate student Eric Cnus and Sareh Nerwell, first-year psychology major work in the Anderson Hall Communiversity Gardens, 520 Garden Rd. The gardens are open for volunteers every Wednesday.

Communiversity Gardens invites volunteers to learn about food production

By Ally Formeller, News Reporter | April 7, 2022
Volunteers can learn more about food production and farming practices at NIU's Communiversity Gardens with a wide variety of produce.
Expanding the engineering parking lot is a needed upgrade for students

Expanding the engineering parking lot is a needed upgrade for students

By Anthony Parlogean | October 4, 2019

Across from the Engineering building and Anderson Hall are Lots V and A. Lot V is a normal, paved parking lot, however Lot A looks anything but normal with its loose gravel and old western atmosphere. Lot A needs an update mostly because there is not...

Paving petition gains traction among business students

By Noah Thornburgh | September 22, 2019

As of 3 p.m. Thursday, to get Lot A paved has over 600 signatures, 37 of them from faculty and staff.Martin said he started the petition Sept. 10 after seeing a tire pop off after driving over a pothole in the lot. Commuter Lot A’s north-half, east...

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 9

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 9

By Northern Star Staff | September 8, 2019

MondayNIU Archery Club: NIU’s Archery Club will be holding its first meeting 4 to 6 p.m. in Anderson Hall, Room 100. Individuals of any skill level are invited to attend. The first two visits are free, and a membership fee is required after. They can...

Faculty and graduate students worked together Monday learning the ins and outs of the human brain and its functions, as well as the workings of nerve tissue.

Anatomy Lab in need of expansion of facilities or relocation

By Sophia Mullowney | December 5, 2018

Faculty and graduate students worked together Monday learning the ins and outs of the human brain and its functions, as well as the workings of nerve tissue.

Rec center fees unfair to students

By Editorial Board | March 1, 2018

 The benefits given to students at the Recreation Center, compared to non-student members, are not acceptable.Non-student members, such as faculty, retirees, community members and dependents, can purchase the Fitwell Membership for an annual cost of...

NIU offers pool facilities for students

By Erin Kolb | November 7, 2012

When it comes finding a place to swim on campus, students can visit two places: Anderson Hall and Gabel Hall. The pools can provide a relaxing environment and a good place for people who don’t like to be at the gym, said Mitch Kazuk, a senior broadcast...

Jessica Greenen, junior elementary education major, teaches
ballet to a community dance class in Gabel Hall Wednesday.

Students, professors host community dance school

By Lauren Dielman | January 18, 2012

Students and community members can participate in everything from ballet to Irish step dancing to hip-hop at the NIU Community Dance School this semester.Dance classes officially started Monday, but registration is ongoing, said Diane Rimmer, Director...

Yoga class offers a relaxing way to earn credit

By Leah Spagnoli | November 18, 2010

Spring semester is coming fast. Students anticipating a hectic season may want to consider taking a deep breath of yoga in Anderson Hall. Graduate assistant Kristina Hoogstra teaches two sections of yoga. "I want students to know a different type of exercise,"...

Temporary power loss on campus

By Shaun Zinck | November 9, 2010

A faulty cable shortage is said to have caused temporary power loss to the east side of campus around 11:25 a.m. Tuesday. Bob Albanese, associate vice president of finance and facilities operations, said when the cable shorted out, it caused an underground...