Northern Star

Title IX deadline set

Lindsey Salvatelli

January 23, 2017

DeKALB — All students, except those who are first-years, are required to complete Title IX training by March 3.Title IX was created in 1972 to prohibit sex discrimination in federally-funded education institutions. Since then, it expanded and now includes issues related to sexual misconduct. By law, NIU is req...

Actors delve into ugly truths in dramatic ‘Lie of the Mind’

Claire Buchanan

November 12, 2014

The School of Theatre and Dance actors shed light on abusive relationships in Sam Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind.”Eight cast members and a four-piece band share the story of two families who are united by an abusive marriage. Anger and sadness intertwine after the character Beth suffers brain dama...

$2K raised for Safe Passage at country tribute concert

Claire Buchanan

November 2, 2014

Husband and wife musicians Fareed Haque and Jill Sanderson performed a country music concert Nov. 2 for a fundraiser at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway.Haque, who is a guitar professor, and Sanderson, who is a singer, joined three musicians for the fundraiser. The event raised $2,270, said Joel K...

Dancer promotes faculty’s company with social media

Zoe Hamilton, senior dance performance major, practices ballet Oct. 20 in Gabel Hall. Hamilton manages social media for the dance company Danszloop Chicago. The company’s production, “An Evening of Naughty Thoughts,” closes Oct. 26

Claire Buchanan

October 20, 2014

Zoe Hamilton, senior dance performance major, collaborates with Chicago companies for dance group Danszloop’s final performances of “An Evening of Naughty Thoughts” this weekend.Hamilton, who received a grant from the Undergraduate Artistry and Research Apprenticeship Program, has been working wi...

Student musician plans for one-shot mixtape

Claire Buchanan

October 19, 2014

Kenneth Leftridge, senior jazz studies major, plans to create a one-take mixtape with Free Lunch, a hip-hop and jazz band comprised of students who perform Mondays at the Holmes Student Center’s The College Grind.Leftridge and Free Lunch have started writing songs and collaborating with local vocalist Sydney Jay and r...

Panelists explore fantasy fiction themes

Claire Buchanan

October 14, 2014

A local librarian’s habit of recommending fantasy fiction to teens has made him similar to a “mild-mannered drug dealer,” said professor David Gorman at a Tuesday fantasy panel.At Tuesday’s Fantasy Fiction: Ask the Real Wizards, Gorman and Steven Torres-Roman, a librarian at the DeKalb Public ...

Professors, alumni explore ‘Naughty Thoughts’

Dancer Christina Eltvedt laughs with dancer Paul Christiano in a rehearsal for “An Evening of Naughty Thoughts.” The performance, which is a collaboration between faculty, alumni and a student, premieres 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at 2155 W. Irving Park Road in Chicago. The production features two plays written and directed by theater professor Lucas Krueger and choreographed by dance professor Paula Frasz.

Claire Buchanan

October 9, 2014

Update: The Saturday benefit performance will now be at 2155 W. Irving Park Road in Chicago — not O’Donovan’s, 2100 W. Irving Park Road. Tickets for the benefit show can be purchased at, played by actor Christina Eltvedt, gets over a breakup by camping with an imaginary friend named Pancake ...

Jazz Ensemble plans to add singer to group

Claire Buchanan

September 30, 2014

Reggie Thomas, jazz studies coordinator and Jazz Ensemble director, plans to add another instrument to the group — the human voice.Adding a jazz vocalist and creating a jazz vocal ensemble are in the works under Thomas, who took the place of former director Ron Carter, who retired in the spring after ...

All majors collaborate for passion of dance

Claire Buchanan

September 23, 2014

Non-dance majors have been mingling more with the dance department through school and club performances.Associate dance professor Paula Frasz judged dance and non-dance majors at Face Off, an annual dance competition held in the spring in the Holmes Student Center. Although Frasz had worked with danc...

McCartney death conspiracy lives on

Kevin Bartelt

September 22, 2014

The ghost of Paul McCartney may one day haunt — or maybe it’s already haunting — the Northern Star office.Rumors of McCartney’s death began in 1966 after the Beatles’ bassist was supposedly in a fatal accident and was replaced by a lookalike. Several journalists, including the Star’s Barb...

Co-ed fraternity dances for life

Co-ed dance fraternity Delta Phi Delta members raise awareness and money for suicide prevention awareness by dancing Sept. 16, 2014, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons.

Claire Buchanan

September 16, 2014

DeKalb | Co-ed dance fraternity Delta Phi Delta raised awareness and money for suicide prevention at its Dance for Your Life event Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons.Delta Phi Delta members are students of all majors who share a passion for dance.“Because I’m a business major, I knew I...

‘Urinetown’ actors poke fun at dramatic musicals

Claire Buchanan

September 14, 2014

The Stage Coach Players’ “Urinetown: The Musical” tells a story about hope, justice and bathrooms.The show, which premiered Thursday, will run Thursdays through Sundays until Sept. 21 at Stage Coach Players, 126 S. Fifth St.“Urinetown” is about citizens who must pay a fee in order to use th...