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The entrance to the Duke Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

DeKalb day planner: Jan. 28

By Sarah Rose, Lifestyle Editor | January 24, 2023

Here are some exciting activities to participate in this Saturday in DeKalb and at NIU. Lavender Bath Salts Workshop From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the Dekalb Public Library, located at 309 Oak St., is hosting a relaxation workshop where teens and adults can...

The NIU Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships is hosting its 2022 Huskie Hack at noon on Nov. 5 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center.

Huskie Hack 2022 to focus on food sustainability

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | October 31, 2022

Editor’s note: Raghela Scavuzzo, associate director of food systems development at Illinois Farm Bureau will now be speaking at 4 p.m. instead of Andrew Morgan, President of Local Foods, Chicago. The NIU Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships...

A flu shot clinic in the Duke Ellington Ballroom will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

NIU, DeKalb County Health Department to host second flu vaccine clinic

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | October 11, 2022

The DeKalb County Health Department, NIU Employee Assistance Program and NIU School of Nursing will host a second flu vaccine clinic on Wednesday. The clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Duke Ellington Ballroom, located in the Holmes Student...

Waka Flocka Flame takes stage at the Duke Ellington Ballroom Saturday night. Waka Flocka opened with one of his most popular songs, “No Hands” as cheers erupted from the crowd. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Waka Flocka Flame lights up Holmes Student Center

By Sean Reed and Mingda Wu | October 2, 2022

DeKALB – Atlanta-based rapper Waka Flocka Flame took to the stage Saturday night at the Duke Ellington Ballroom within the Holmes Student Center. To read more about the event, see our other coverage.

Alpha Phi plans Red Dress Gala

By Kennedy Jones | February 23, 2020

DeKALB — The Alpha Phi sorority is hosting its annual philanthropy event, Red Dress Gala for Women’s Cardiac Care, 6 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom. The event is a cocktail-style evening with a casino theme and will include appetizers,...

First annual Diversity Ball brings campus groups together

By Parker Otto | November 10, 2019

DeKALB — Nearly 150 representatives of several NIU organizations came together for a night of entertainment and networking at the inaugural NIU Diversity Ball. The Diversity Ball was a formal event held from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Duke Ellington...

Polo G performs  9 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center. 

Rappers kick off Homecoming with energetic show

By Quentin Wilson | October 23, 2019

DeKALB — Rapper Polo G kicked off Homecoming Week with a heartfelt performance 9 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center. The event was hosted by the Campus Activities Board.Chicago rapper Queen Key and NIU students...

Hall of Fame includes several NIU and MAC stars

By Marcel Carrasco | October 17, 2019

DeKALB — NIU’s 2019 Hall of Fame class is packed with Huskies who etched their mark in NIU athletics. Cleats, sneakers, playbooks and hurdles are mere trademarks in the careers of the history-making athletes who represented NIU. The 2019 class includes...

Polo G. to perform at Holmes Student Center

By Northern Star Staff | October 16, 2019

Polo G. will be performing from 9 p.m. to midnight Oct. 19 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Tickets are $15 for students, $20 for guests and are available for online purchase. NIU students must have their OneCard and guests...

Diversity Ball set for fall

By Taher Zeitoun | April 24, 2019

DeKALB ­­— After attending an event featuring multiple student leaders, German Ibarra, senior electrical engineering major, realized there were many misconceptions regarding diversity on campus.So, he created The Diversity Ball, which carries a mission...

Students dance to film tracks

By Darius Parker | April 6, 2017

DeKALB — For the 26th consecutive “Do It To the Crowd” event, Greek organizations were asked to select a movie or film to base their performances, which included “Mean Girls,” released in 2004, “House Party,” released in 1990, and “Space...