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Artists deserve apology

By Andrew Houlne | November 3, 2014

On Wednesday evening, there was a reception held at the president’s office in Altgeld Hall to showcase the artwork of undergraduate students. An opportunity like this can be a boost to a student’s burgeoning art career and a way to build confidence...

Green Lens Environmental Film Festival now accepting submissions

By Kia Clair | March 7, 2013

NIU will host the third-annual Green Lens Environmental Film Festival in celebration of Earth Day.

The festival will run from April 20 to 25. The purpose of the event is to spur and encourage interest in environmental sustainable living. This year’s theme is Our Planet in Focus.

Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Student Film and Audience Choice.

All festival films must be 30 minutes long or less and they must be submitted no later than April 1. A fee is required for submission.

Films can be turned in at Film information and an online press pack must be included. DVDs can be mailed to 307 Lowden Hall.

For more information, contact Melissa Burlingame at [email protected] or visit

FILE- In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference,
addresses marchers during his Have a Dream speech at the
Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

Student-submitted artwork would honor MLK

By Northern Star Staff | September 12, 2012

Student artists are invited to submit artwork to commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., according to a Hostelling International USA press release. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Hostelling International Chicago will hold...