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A Night at Holmes, hosted by CAB, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Holmes Student Center and is open to all NIU students.

Holidays come to ‘A Night at Holmes’ on Dec. 1

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | November 30, 2022

The Northern Illinois University Campus Activities Board will be hosting A Night at Holmes event to celebrate the holidays. A Night at Holmes will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Holmes Student Center and is open to all NIU students. The event...

Yell Like Hell homecoming event will be held in on Oct. 3 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom.

Get into the Huskie spirit with ‘Yell Like Hell’ homecoming event

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | September 30, 2022

Yell Like Hell, an annual cheer competition, is coming back to NIU on Oct. 3 to help kick off homecoming week at 8 p.m. in the Duke Ellington Ballroom, located on the main floor of the Holmes Student Center.  The location moved from the Carl Sandburg...

Campus Activities Board hosts self-defense class

By Ashley Dwy | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — Nicole Snell, a nationwide speaker with the Students Fight Back organization and the Campus Activities Board, taught students verbal and physical techniques to fight back against potential predators from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Holmes Student...

Polo G performs  9 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center. 

Rappers kick off Homecoming with energetic show

By Quentin Wilson | October 23, 2019

DeKALB — Rapper Polo G kicked off Homecoming Week with a heartfelt performance 9 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center. The event was hosted by the Campus Activities Board.Chicago rapper Queen Key and NIU students...

Polo G. to perform at Holmes Student Center

By Northern Star Staff | October 16, 2019

Polo G. will be performing from 9 p.m. to midnight Oct. 19 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Tickets are $15 for students, $20 for guests and are available for online purchase. NIU students must have their OneCard and guests...

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...

Above is a rendering of the Huskies Den after the proposed renovations have been completed. The renovation would include a staircase to the Black Hawk Cafe and a sports grill. 

Holmes Student Center Renovations move along with set timeline

By Kierra Frazier | November 4, 2018

DeKALB — The Holmes Student Center is currently in the demolition phase of renovations, and officials plan to start reconstruction in January.The Student Center will be adding a new lounge with natural lighting, modern updates to the Huskie Den with...

Student-led event honors women of color

By Batul Cutlerywala | March 29, 2018

NIU’s women of color were honored during an award ceremony, the first of its kind.The Brown Girls Rock award ceremony was organized by the Campus Activities Board and made its debut Sunday at the Regency Room. Approximately 150 NIU students, members...

Students compete with homemade recycled boats

By Northern Star staff | October 18, 2016

Participants assembled recyclable and trash into boats and will be racing them in the annual Recycled Boat Race from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the East Lagoon.Required to be 70 percent used materials, it is not only a race between contestants, but also a battle...

Campus Activities Boards holds auditions for NIU’s Got Talent

By Northern Star staff | September 27, 2016

Campus Activities Board will host the second audition day for NIU's Got Talent from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Holmes Student Center Heritage Room.The first audition day was held yesterday.Some of the performances happening at NIU's Got Talent includes...

CAB to hold Basketball National Championship Viewing Party

By Northern Star staff | March 30, 2016

The Campus Activities Board will hold a Men's Basketball National Championship Viewing Party 9 p.m. Monday in the Holmes Student Center, Huskie Den.Free pizza and drinks will be served, according to a flier. This event is free and open to the public.Contact...

CAB and Alpha Phi Alpha to hold DJ battle

By Northern Star staff | February 23, 2016

Campus Activities Board, LMO and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will hold the “Masters of the Mix: Faceoff Edition” DJ battle 8 p.m. March 3 in the Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium.DJ Pharris from Power 92 is lined up to be master of ceremonies...