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A construction crew works on expanding the basement, concession stand and bathrooms of the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., in September 2019. The theater has been under construction since May.

Egyptian Theatre nears 90 year anniversary, construction continues

By Parker Otto | December 1, 2019

DeKALB — As the Egyptian Theatre rapidly approaches its 90th birthday on Dec. 10, the theater’s staff is preparing to celebrate the structure’s anniversary, along with the upcoming completion of the theater’s expansion project.  The construction,...

Former students, colleagues remember late professor Philip Gray

Former students, colleagues remember late professor Philip Gray

By Maddie Barrett | September 19, 2019

DeKALB — Colleagues of Philip Gray remember him with a delightful sense of humor, as a motivating teacher and a professional within the Department of Communication.Gray, former assistant chair of the Department of Communication and award winning professor...

The students of Special Topics in Media Studies cut the voting ballots for this years selected films for the Reality Bytes Film Festival, starting 9 p.m. April 9. 

NIU kicks off three-night Reality Bytes Film Festival

By Northern Star Staff | April 9, 2019

The​ ​NIU Department of Communication​ is bringing three nights of student films 9 p.m. April 9 to Cole Hall’s Jameson Auditorium with the Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival. This is the 18th installment of Reality Bytes, and the...

Scholarship opportunities remain open for students

Scholarship opportunities remain open for students

By Sarah LaLond | February 27, 2019

In the middle of this semester’s crunch time take a break to apply for free money! Although we’re almost halfway through the semester, there’s still plenty of opportunities to win scholarships. There are scholarship opportunities at NIU, if you...

Bakers legal fees total out to $337K

Baker’s legal fees total out to $337K

By Ian Tancun | June 26, 2017

DeKALB | While NIU struggled to regain financial stability, officials hired law firm Franczek Radelet in 2016 to investigate complaints made against departing President Doug Baker and his administration, making it the second law firm to add thousands...

President Baker can’t put out the fires he has started

President’s legal fees should be spent elsewhere

By Ian Tancun | May 4, 2017

With NIU in the midst of financial uncertainty, the university has been implementing cost-cutting practices for the past couple years. At the same time these cost-cutting initiatives have been made, NIU has paid thousands in legal fees to outside counsel...

Department of Communication launches alumni newsletter, Communication Connections

By Northern Star staff | March 3, 2015

The Department of Communication has launched a newsletter, Communication Connections, to update alumni.The newsletter, released Tuesday, features stories about students, alumni, faculty and administration aligned with the department.

Reality bites back

By Jerene-Elise Nall | April 8, 2012

Take a bite out of reality. The Reality Bytes film festival will begin at 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Jameson Auditorium in Cole Hall. The three-day film festival hosted by NIU’s Department of Communication will feature screenings and guest speaker Wilfredo...

Film rolls this week at NIU

By DeKalb Scene Staff | April 4, 2011

DeKALB | NIU will play host to several film-related events this week. Starting tonight, the Department of Communication will host the annual Reality Bytes film festival in Jack Arends Auditorium. Student submissions from as far away as South Korea and...

Students, colleagues remember Dorothy Bishop as professor, friend and mentor

By David Matz | November 30, 2010

Imagine for a moment standing in a classroom at Watson Hall late at night. All the other desks have been emptied for hours, except for one seat in the middle of the front row. The seat is taken by a small petite woman sipping on a cup of coffee starring...