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Womens History Month written on a March 2023 calendar in front of a wood background.

Women’s History Month event calendar

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | March 2, 2023

Celebrate Women’s History Month with these upcoming events at NIU, presented by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. March 1-3, 2023: "Women's history is..." photo series Students can have their photo taken and talk about what women’s history...

Irish folk band The High Kings is comprised of Finbar Clancy (left), George Murphy, Brian Dunphy and Darren Holden.

The High Kings bring Ireland to DeKalb

By Ginger Simons | September 20, 2018

Irish folk band The High Kings is comprised of Finbar Clancy (left), George Murphy, Brian Dunphy and Darren Holden.

Steely Dane hits Egyptian

By Ginger Simons | September 13, 2018

Steely Dane is bringing rock and jazz fusion to downtown DeKalb 8 p.m. Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.Performing hits like “Kid Charlemagne” and “Ricki, Don’t Lose that Number,” the show features a crew of musicians brought...

Sandwich Fair weekend returns

By Northern Star Staff | August 30, 2018

The Sandwich Fair is returning for its 131st year delighting Sandwich , IL and surrounding areas with live music, carnival rides and vendors. The fair runs from Sept. 5 through Sep 9 at 15730 Pratt Road, Sandwich.

The Fair began as a group of farmers trading livestock in 1880. 144 years later, the fair is an annual knockout, bringing in attendants from across the Northern Illinois region.

This year, country artist Justin Moore is headlining the Sandwich Fair concert, playing songs off his latest record, “Kinda Don’t Care.” Tickets to the Moore performance range from $25 to $35, not including entry to the Fair.

A central component to the Sandwich Fair is the roots of community trade that led to the event’s inception.

To this day, vendors and exhibitors from across the Midwest come together to sell and trade their products, just as they did when the event first began in 1880.

Tickets and information for the Sandwich Fair can be found at www.sandwichfair.com.

Corn Fest had locals smiling from ear to ear

By Ginger Simons | August 27, 2018

The smell of barbecue and the sound of corn sizzling on the grill filled downtown DeKalb Friday as the community came together to attend the 41st annual Corn Fest.Corn Fest, which ran from Friday through Sunday, featured live music, local vendors and...

Event Guide: July 13

By Northern Star staff | July 13, 2015

Northern Star staff Don’t let a little rain and humidity stop you from enjoying these local events:TodayThe Art Museum’s annual Art To Lend artwork rental program will return and feature an exhibition including paintings, photographs and other artwork...

New Residence Hall Council offers week of events

By Kevin Steiger | February 4, 2013

The New Residence Hall Council has teamed up with various organizations on campus to create events throughout the week for students. Alex Pitner, graduate residence hall director, said that the upcoming events will be available to all students. “We...

Campus Live Radio is a great resource for students

Campus Live Radio is a great resource for students

By Portia Kerr-Newman | February 20, 2011

Every campus has a group of things to compliment the campus, whether they be fraternities, sororities, sports teams or academic programs. But what NIU does not have is its own radio station. Being new to NIU this year, it was somewhat difficult for me...