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Pi Sigma Epsilon offers tools and networking opportunities to members

Pi Sigma Epsilon offers tools and networking opportunities to members

By Parker Otto | February 11, 2020

Pi Sigma Epsilon, while centered in marketing and sales, is a co-ed fraternity that offers tools and networking opportunities for students of any major looking to increase their chances of gaining employment after graduating.NIU’s Gamma Zeta chapter...

Festive events bring the holiday spirit to DeKalb

Festive events bring the holiday spirit to DeKalb

By Jacob Roushia | December 17, 2019

DeKalb - Organizations including NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff Council, the Egyptian Theatre and The DeKalb Public Library will host festive events throughout December.Supportive Professional Staff CouncilNIU’s Supportive Professional Staff...

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

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...

An festival attendee wrangles three kites Sunday at the North 40 for the DeKalb Kite Fest.

Enthusiasts brave the rain to attend the DeKalb Kite Fest

By Lucas Skye | September 10, 2019

Fewer kite enthusiasts than normal sloshed across the field on a rainy Sunday to celebrate the DeKalb Kite Fest.Sunday marked the 14th annual DeKalb Kite Fest. The event took place 11 to 4 p.m. at North 40, the field across from Barsema Hall.Those who...

Past members of NIUs fraternity/sorority system came to speak about how their time in Greek Life helped them excel at life.

Greek Alumni deliver life advice to current Greek Life students

By Amy Geldean | April 1, 2019

Members of the Greek community learned about how skills they have now will translate over into life after college as successful NIU alumni spoke Wednesday at Barsema Hall.The alumni featured at Greek Success were Eric Wasowicz from Pi Kappa Alpha, Anastasia...

SA elections set for Tuesday, Wednesday

SA elections set for Tuesday, Wednesday

By Northern Star Staff | March 25, 2019

DeKALB — SA elections are scheduled to open on HuskieLink at 9 a.m. Tuesday and close 5 p.m. Wednesday.There will also be polling stations available in DuSable Hall, Barsema Hall, Holmes Student Center, Founders Memorial Library, LaTorette Hall, the...

SA hopes to double voter turnout in upcoming elections

SA hopes to double voter turnout in upcoming elections

By Kierra Frazier | March 18, 2019

DeKALB — The Student Association is looking to double voter turnout in this year’s elections. Students are being advised to vote in this upcoming SA election at the end of March because SA leaders said it affects them in more ways than they think. SA...

Barsema’s Closet is in business after opening for the first time Feb. 13 and now serves students business attire. 

Barsema’s Closet to take students from class to classy

By Kierra Frazier | February 20, 2019

DeKALB — Two seniors have put their business skills together and created Barsema’s Closet, a retail store on campus for students to purchase gently used business attire at an affordable price.Emma Stettner, senior social entrepreneurship management...

Covenant Covie Falana, junior and business major from Bolingbrook, will be featured in the NBC Show Titan Games, starring Duane The Rock Johnson this season. 

Student to make appearance on NBC’s new show “The Titan Games”

By Taher Zeitoun | January 28, 2019

DeKALB — Junior business major Covenant Falana will compete in W.W.E. Superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson's new television show “The Titan Games,” something he said he prepared for through hard work and dedication.Falana, who was born in Nigeria,...

Law enforcement hopes to improve relationship with students

By Sophia Mullowney | September 13, 2018

DeKALB - Campus and DeKalb police, various Greek organizations and students gathered at 5 p.m. Wednesday evening at Barsema Hall for a safety meet-and-greet intended to connect the campus with law enforcement.Various Greek liaisons and campus organizations...