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Garden feeds hungry DeKalb

Students plan garden plots Tuesday at the Communiversity Gardens. The gardens are meant to reduce food insecurity in DeKalb, according to DeKalb County Community Gardens Director Dan Kenney.

Sophia Mullowney

April 24, 2019

DeKALB — The arrival of spring has helped kick the Communiversity Gardens into gear, as students and faculty alike participate in efforts to prepare the gardens for a new growing season.The Communiversity Gardens are situated in four locations: the Annie Glidden Heritage Garden at 231 W. Lincoln High...

Service opportunity available at Communiversity Gardens

Northern Star staff

September 28, 2016

Honors students will have the opportunity to volunteer for community service 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 27 at the Communiversity Gardens located on the east side of Anderson Hall.The garden is cared for by a network of students, faculty and community members.The garden's purpose...

Earth Week

Kathryn Olson, senior environmental studies major, shows two-year-old Eleanor Burlingame how to make paper-bag trees on Saturday at the Green Family fun day in Haish Gym.

Madison Kacer

April 18, 2016

Kathryn Olson, senior environmental studies major, shows two-year-old Eleanor Burlingame how to make paper-bag trees on Saturday at the Green Family fun day in Haish Gym.

Summer guide

NIU alumna Elizabeth Justice collects tomatoes Oct. 5 at the Communiversity Gardens. Students can keep busy this summer by volunteering for the gardens.

Alexis Malapitan

June 15, 2015

If you’re looking something to do in DeKalb this summer, here are a few things to keep you occupied:Eat downtownIf you’re like me and enjoy eating, there are a number of restaurants you should check out in the downtown DeKalb and Sycamore areas.Texas Roadhouse, 1950 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore, offers a v...

Baker’s fall midterm earns a mixed grade

NIU President Doug Baker discusses his trip to the State Senate, at which he and other university administrators testified about how a 12.5 percent or 20 percent budget would affect the university, during Wednesday’s University Council meeting in the Holmes Student Center. University Council members also voted to pass a student grievance policy and discussed how online class guidelines need to be reviewed by the council.

Northern Star Editorial Board

October 26, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker has focused on revitalizing the campus through the Master Plan Thesis, but the results have been mixed: Total enrollment has continued to drop and projects are behind schedule, but NIU has seen gains in retention and international student enrollment while completing portions of...

Garden’s harvest feeds needy

Keith Hernandez

September 9, 2014

Volunteers of the Communiversity Gardens on the east side of Anderson Hall are planting cold weather crops that will go to those in need throughout the fall.Students, faculty and community members have planted spinach, lettuce and broccoli, among other things, all of which will grow through October. Dan K...