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Pass/Fail: New exhibit offers old tales of history; Don’t drive; grab a ride if drinking bar

Scott Glavac

September 23, 2014

Pass: New exhibit offers old tales of historyNIU’s Anthropology Museum, founded in 1964, is celebrating its 50th anniversary today in Cole Hall.From what I’ve seen through the museum’s window, its Curated by DeKalb exhibit is something I will certainly go view, and that’s not just because I’m...

Appreciate time spent in college

Danny Cozzi

May 4, 2014

If I learned anything about life over the past four years, it’s that time escapes a lot easier than I expected.Time is this intangible but vital part of life we depend on so much, and yet it slips through our fingers like running water.When I leave Cole Hall Thursday morning after my last final as a ...

Feb. 14 survivor works as NIU officer

Officer Maria Christiansen, a survivor of the Feb. 14, 2008, NIU shooting, works in the NIU Police Department.

Kelley Byrne

March 25, 2014

Officer Maria Christiansen has been with the NIU Police Department for five years this month, but the road to becoming an officer was not easy.On February 14, 2008, Christiansen’s life changed forever. She was one of more than 100 students in a Cole Hall classroom when former student Steven Kazmie...

Feb. 14 victims still remembered at Cole Hall

Memorial stones stand in front of Cole Hall to honor the students who were killed Feb. 14, 2008.

Kelly Bauer

February 17, 2014

Gary Parmenter was surprised to see a bit of Tugs rope left in the Peaceful Reflection Garden in front of Cole Hall Friday.“Oh, how special,” Parmenter said of the rope, which laid at the base of the memorial stone for his son, Dan, who had battled his way through Tugs as a fraternity member bef...

Private reflection valuable on Feb. 14

Loved ones of the five victims of the Feb. 14, 2008, shootings put roses on the Cole Hall memorial during the wreath-laying ceremony in 2013.

Northern Star Editorial Board

February 13, 2014

This is Part 4 in a five-part series. Read: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5You will hear five bell tolls at 3:06 p.m. Friday.It may seem out of place and it may catch your attention. Take the time to pause as the bells toll. It’s a moment in NIU history, and it’s one that warrants reflection.Six years ago Friday, five studen...

Community united by Feb.14 tragedy

Loved ones of the five victims of the Feb. 14, 2008, shootings put roses on the Cole Hall memorial during the wreath-laying ceremony in 2013.

Northern Star Editorial Board

February 12, 2014

This is Part 3 in a five-part series. Read: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5The legacy of the Feb. 14, 2008, shooting lives on through ways that cannot be forgotten.Although most current students were not on campus when the shooting occurred, they, in addition to faculty, staff and local residents, are an important part of rememb...

Pass/Fail: Iroquois stories to be shared, Trojan study not legitimate

Danny Cozzi

November 12, 2013

Pass: Iroquois stories to be sharedMohawk storyteller Kay Olan will tell tradition Iroquois tales tonight, according to NIU Today.Olan’s stories will "explore the life of ancient and modern Native Americans" and "illuminate the tradition of storytelling in our modern, digital world."This will be a great oppo...

NIU Anthropology Museum hosting a rare southeast Asian collection

Sophomore Finance major, Zachary Zehme and Sophomore Elementary Education major, Gabriela Godinez view a piece at the Anthropology Museum's new Southeast Asia Exhibit in Cole Hall Tuesday afternoon.

Northern Star Staff

October 23, 2012

The Anthropology Museum is hosting the exhibit Rarely Seen Southeast Asia: Art, Artifact, Ephemera in Cole Hall. The exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Students can see over 150 pieces of art curated by professor emeritus Richard Cooler. The exhibit open...

Blotter 9/25

Northern Star Staff

September 26, 2012

The following was taken directly from area police and fire department records, or from DeKalb County court records. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. Sept. 25, 2012 William M. Boelcke, 31, turned himself in to DCPD on an active warrant for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Reavis Hall in need of emergency repair

Northern Star Staff

September 24, 2012

An emergency roof replacement for Reavis Hall may begin soon, said Lesley Rigg, associate dean for Research and Graduate Affairs, in an email to staff and faculty. The project is expected to begin between noon and 3 p.m. Friday, Rigg said in the email. It is estimated the project will take 60 days. ...

Blotter 9/9

Northern Star Staff

September 10, 2012

The following was taken directly from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at finfacil.niu.edu/PublicSafety. Sept. 10, 2012 At 1:49 p.m., an officer was sent to Cole Hall in regards to a report of criminal defacement of property. The officer arrived on the scene and started an investigation. The case is open pending further investigation. At 7 p.m., an officer was sent to Stevenson North in regards to a report of stolen property. The officer met with the complainant and took a report. This case is open pending further investigation.

First Cambodia Studies conference to be held Thursday through Sunday

Northern Star Staff

September 10, 2012

The first Cambodia Studies conference in the U.S. will be hosted by NIU this week, according to a NIU Center for Southeast Asian Studies press release. The conference, which is open to the public, will take place Thursday and end Sunday. Seventy papers drawn from various disciplines will explore the...