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Investours work to provide internships

Investours work to provide internships

By James Green | October 15, 2013

Investours and the Collegiate Association of Unreasonable Social Entrepreneurs are working together and expand the organization’s relationship with the university.Elly Rohrer, Investours Mexico division director, spoke Tuesday at Barsema Hall about...

Blackhawks singer set for performance in Barsema Wednesday

By Northern Star Staff | August 27, 2013

It’s your chance to listen to the music of champions.Jim Cornelison, who sings the “Star-Spangled Banner” for the Blackhawks, will sing from noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barsema Hall. He will “fire up students for the coming semester,” according...

Student oganization holds annual fashion show

By Deanna Frances | April 21, 2013

The Fashion Industries Organization (FIO) brought together students for a night of style and high energy. FIO, a group made up of textiles, apparel and merchandising majors from the School of Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences, held its annual...

Barsema Hall host annual open house

By Kelly Marshall | April 17, 2013

Business students had a chance to get to know their majors on Wednesday. Barsema Hall hosted its third annual management/business administration open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. “The purpose of the open house is to really give students the...

Hitchhiking and humanity

By Dan Martynowicz | April 29, 2012

I hitchhiked for the first time in my life last week. It will not be my last. It started when I woke up late for class. My roommate offered to drive me to Barsema, as he had a class there at the same time. He drives like Dale Earnhardt Jr., so we both...

Relay for Life to take place on NIU’s north 40 field

By Ian Gough | April 18, 2012

Everyone is welcome to attend Relay for Life’s Red Carpet Affair this weekend at NIU. This year Relay for Life will be hosted at NIU. Activities will begin 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and will be held at the North 40 field behind Barsema Hall and the College...

McMurry Hall, built in 1911, was previously used as a practice school.

History’s foundation: McMurry Hall

By Olivia Willoughby | April 8, 2012

Paul Palian, director of media and public relations, said unlike other buildings on campus, McMurry Hall is named after two people: Charles McMurry and his sister-in-law, Lida Brown McMurry. Palian said after being built in 1911, McMurry Hall used to...

International food and dance to be celebrated Friday

By Felix Sarver | November 16, 2011

DeKALB | A night of ethnic food and dance awaits students at Barsema Hall Atrium Friday.The International Dance and Global Village Potluck will feature a wide variety of ethnic dishes, exhibitions and dances.Elisabeth Wright, international student advisor...

A search dog was dispatched at Barsema Hall, 740 Garden Road,
after a bomb threat was reported at 11 a.m. Monday morning.

No bomb found at Barsema despite threat

By Chelsey Boutan & Shelby Devitt | October 31, 2011

After receiving a bomb threat Monday, NIU police evacuated and searched Barsema Hall but didn't find an explosive. NIU Police Sgt. Alan Smith said the NIU police department's dispatch center received a phone call from an employee at Barsema Hall at 10:36...

UPDATE — Barsema Hall gets ‘all clear’ after bomb threat

By Chelsey Boutan and Shelby Devitt | October 31, 2011

UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: According to an NIU email alert, NIU's Department of Police and Public Safety issued an “all clear” for Barsema Hall at 2 p.m. Classes will resume at 3 p.m., and students and faculty will be able to access the building immediately....

Kevin Choi, freshman electrical engineering major purchases a
sub from Subway.

Students have a variety of dining options around campus

By Hailey Kurth | September 27, 2011

Going home for lunch during the week can be tough, especially for students with back-to-back classes. For those students, there are a number of food options available across campus. "We try to give students options," said Michael Stang, executive director...

Christian Smith (left), Johnny Tran (left center) junior time
arts majors, Alex Beach (right center), and Mike Lundgren (right)
senior new media technology majors talk on the stairs of Gilbert
Hall Tuesday evening.

Gilbert Hall renovations set to take effect

By Matthew Frierdich | August 25, 2011

Plans to renovate Gilbert Hall are moving forward. Gilbert closed its doors as a residence hall in 1995, at that time it started to house university offices. The building is set to open in 2013. The new Gilbert will be targeted to upperclassmen. "We wanted...