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Famous baritone performs anthem

Famous baritone performs anthem

By Chad Pope | February 23, 2017

Jim Cornelison, the Chicago Blackhawk’s famed national anthem vocalist, visited campus to sing to students in Barsema Hall. Cornelison first performed “O Canada” followed by the beloved “Star-Spangled Banner,” at 1 p.m. Wednesday. 

This week: 3 ways to eat free on campus

By Northern Star staff | September 6, 2016

1. NIU Financial Cents program and the College of Business are looking for volunteers to help with the Junior Achievement program for the 2016-17 academic year. An information session for any NIU student who is interested in becoming a volunteer will be held Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. in Barsema Hall, Room 300. Pizza and refreshments will be available after the brief meeting.

2. Edible Education will host a workshop noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Academic Advising Center OSAS Lobby. The informational workshops will teach students various ways to achieve academic success while providing them with a free lunch.

3. The Public Relations Student Association (PRSSA) is hosting an open house in DuSable 204 at 9 p.m. Free pizza will be provided.

Letter to the Editor: NIU smoking rules need enforcing

By Jordan Anderson | January 28, 2015

I’m a junior marketing student. I spend a lot of time in Barsema Hall. Every time I leave the building after class, there is a congregation of eight to 12 students standing just outside the entrance to Barsema smoking cigarettes.If you want to ruin...

Focus on the road: Ford gives opportunity to test drive new cars

By Chelsey Boutan | September 27, 2011

Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to turn a Ford test drive into a social media competition. The Ford Focus Target Hunt will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Convocation Center's parking lot. Participants will drive...

Vision 2020 should improve campus facilities

By Editorial Board | September 25, 2011

Have you ever used a restroom in Reavis or DuSable?If you have, you may have noticed that the accommodations are far from ideal: broken stalls, unexpected odors and cramped spaces. DuSable doesn't fare much better. Compare these buildings to others, like...

The main floor of the Holmes Student Center, pictured here, is not only useful for studying, but some students say it is an ideal location to nap on campus.

Top 5 napping spots at NIU

By Ryan Chambers | October 24, 2010

Napping is a critical aspect of every college student's life. It is a time for students to get away from studying as well as the everyday stresses of life on campus. And with that, the Northern Star presents the top places to nap on campus. Holmes Student...