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LGBT tailgate may be annual

By James Green | October 13, 2013

After a “successful” tailgate Saturday, the LGBT Resource Center hopes to hold a Homecoming tailgate next year and possibly make it an annual event.Charles Schumann, a member of the Presidential Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,...

Latrice Tillis, sophomore accounting major, prints from the Neptune computer lab.

New printing quota has cut costs for NIU

By Gino Hernaiz | November 27, 2012

The printing quota at NIU has managed to decrease costs for the university. Charles Schumann, ITS manager and administrative coordinator, said printing costs at NIU have fallen by 40 percent. Campus-wide efforts to reduce the costs of printing through...

Students voice opinion about paper waste through art

By Jessi Haish | October 30, 2012

The MLK Commons benches were covered in sheets of paper after two students decided to voice their opinions through an art project. Junior ceramics major Eric Oslos and junior sculpture major Jessica Benson spent more than 20 hours scrounging recycling...

Charles Schumann and Tammy Taylor talk about how the men and women members of the gay community did not get along during their time at NIU during an open discussion with alumni in the Diversions Lounge held by the LGBT resource center Monday evening.

Alumni discuss experiences during LGBTQ panel

By Hailey Kurth | April 9, 2012

Alumni spoke of their experiences before, during, and after attending NIU at the first annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Alumni Panel Monday night. “We wanted current students to have an opportunity to find out what...

Recipients of the LGBT Resource Center Ally Awards in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center Wednesday afternoon.

Ally Awards recognize LGBT contributions

By Lauren Dielman | April 4, 2012

Students, faculty and staff came together Wednesday to recognize important contributions made to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community as part of the Ally Awards ceremony. The awards were hosted from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Holmes...

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Reavis classroom will become new ‘smart classroom’

By Lauren Dielman | March 28, 2012

Reavis 205 used to be a classroom with a computer lab. Now it stands empty with nothing but a whiteboard, but not for long. Associate communications professor Laura Vazquez said the now empty classroom will be turned into a new smart classroom. Smart...