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Foundation succeeds with Day of Giving event

The NIU Foundation had a campuswide Day of Giving last week. They raised over $760,600.

Kierra Frazier

May 13, 2019

The NIU Foundation surpassed its $250,000 goal for the first Day of Giving event by raising over $770,600 from 1,402 donors nationwide.The money was raised with donations to the NIU Day of Giving website by alumni, faculty and students. The donations support students, scholarships and programs at the university.“[...

University shows care after tragedy

Northern Star Editorial Board

February 28, 2019

In wake of the tragic loss of human resource management student Trevor Wehner and College of Business alumnus Clayton Parks, the university reacted in a way that allowed students to feel safe and come together rather than growing divisive in fear.Wehner and Parks were killed Feb. 15 in the shooting at Hen...

Barsema’s Closet to take students from class to classy

Barsema’s Closet is in business after opening for the first time Feb. 13 and now serves students business attire. 

Kierra Frazier

February 20, 2019

DeKALB — Two seniors have put their business skills together and created Barsema’s Closet, a retail store on campus for students to purchase gently used business attire at an affordable price.Emma Stettner, senior social entrepreneurship management major and Cordnei Gibson, senior leadership management...

Open Letter: To the NIU community

The Forward, Together Forward memorial outside Cole Hall honors the lives of the five students lost in the Feb. 14, 2008, shooting. The lives of two additional Huskies were lost one day after the 11th anniversary of the Feb. 14 shooting.

Northern Star Staff

February 18, 2019

It is with heavy hearts we mourn the loss of two members of the NIU family: student Trevor Wehner and alumnus Clayton Parks.One day following the anniversary of the shooting that took place on our own campus Valentine’s Day of 2008, the lives of two more of our own were taken by an incident of mass gu...

Wehner honored for his humor and heart | Friends and peers reflect on life lost

Trevor Wehner's memorial cross sits outside in Aurora.

Jessie Kern

February 17, 2019

DeKALB — Friends and peers of Trevor Wehner remember him with a smile on his face and as a driven individual who was never afraid to let his goofball side shine.Wehner, 21, was a senior management major who had a drive for success in the College of Business working toward a career in human resource...

Barsema takes over as chairperson for the Board of Trustees

Kierra Frazier

February 3, 2019

DeKALB — Dennis Barsema has had been active in the university for the past 19 years and continues so by taking on a new role in the Board of Trustees.One of his most recent accomplishments is filling the position for Wheeler Coleman as Board of Trustees chairperson until June 30, when trustees will ...

Student to make appearance on NBC’s new show “The Titan Games”


Taher Zeitoun

January 28, 2019

DeKALB — Junior business major Covenant Falana will compete in W.W.E. Superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson's new television show “The Titan Games,” something he said he prepared for through hard work and dedication.Falana, who was born in Nigeria, was selected to participate in the competiti...

Students get tips, advice about finances

Senior sociology major Candy Rosales opens the Financial Literacy event with remarks of its importance to students and introduction of a few speakers. The location for the evening is inside the Holmes Student Center Regency Room on Thursday night.

Batul Cutlerywala

April 9, 2018

A student-led organization held its first annual seminar Thursday emphasizing the importance of financial literacy.The seminar was hosted by the Adela de la Torre Latino Honor Society, a student group that recognizes and promotes greatness among LatinX students through scholarships, leadDeKALB — Ade...

Study spots needed

Makenzie Meadows

February 12, 2018

NIU should open up library hours to give students who aren’t business majors an open space to study. The only college at NIU that has a place to study 24/7 is the College of Business’ Barsema Hall.The College of Business is nationally recognized and has the best return of investment rate in Illi...

Student remembered as a “go-getter” | Friends reflect on life lost

Student remembered as a “go-getter” | Friends reflect on life lost

Courtesy Jenny Lee

October 5, 2017

Dekalb | Jenny Lee, senior accountancy major, and Erika Villagomez, senior accountancy and information systems double major, were enjoying a slow-paced morning while headed to breakfast after a night out seeing DJ Magician, but moments after parting ways, tragedy struck.After leaving the restaurant ...

Fill in the blank; Barsema Hall’s hour change _____.

Perspective Staff

February 16, 2017

MacKenzie Meadows | ColumnistThe new hour change singles out non-business major students.NIU is singling out non-business major students and leaving them without a late-night spot for studying. Rejecting all students who are not in the College of Business because of the property damage is ridiculous...

3 ways to eat free on campus this week

3 ways to eat free on campus this week

Northern Star staff

October 18, 2016

1. The Presidential Commission on the Status of Women will host a luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in Adams Hall Chandelier Room. The luncheon will discuss student activism on sexual violence. For more information email First and Second-Year Experience will host Second Year Connections ...