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Students of NIU School of Art and Design presenting their world record setting paper snowflake. Multiple events will be happening on March 23 in Founders Memorial Library to celebrate the students achievement.

World record snowflake event to unfold at Founders Memorial Library

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | March 9, 2023

DeKALB – Midwest weather patterns aren’t the only thing keeping snow at NIU. NIU is revisiting its world record paper snowflake, originally created by NIU’s Advanced Photography course last year. The anniversary of the snowflake will celebrate...

Paulette Hasier leads a presentation on Women in STEM at the Founders Memorial Library, Nov. 9, 2022.

NIU alumna to host first talk in ‘Women in STEM’ Speaker Series

By Daija Hammonds and Evan Mellon | November 9, 2022

NIU alumna Paulette Hasier, chief of the Maps and Geography Division at the Library of Congress, will host a talk at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Founders Memorial Library in the first-floor gallery.  This event is part of the “Women in STEM” Speaker...

Neptune Central located in Neptune Hall has a fireplace, chairs and couches, making it a good spot to take a nap at. (Daija Hammonds | Northern Star)

Best spots to catch some z’s on campus

By Sarah Rose, Managing Editor | October 30, 2022

There are many places throughout campus that can provide the comfort and quiet needed to obtain that beauty sleep. The key to napping anywhere: don’t care what others think. It may be difficult to trek back to one’s dorm room in between classes...

Science on a Sphere exhibit will be displayed in Founders Memorial Library until March 25. The purpose of the exhibit is to educate students on issues such as climate change.

‘Science on Sphere’ creates interactive learning display

By Ellie Craighead, News Reporter | March 21, 2022
NIU's Library is hosting a science exhibit to teach topics such as climate change, history and geography.

Some service offices relocated to Campus Life Building

By Kurt Bitting | January 20, 2020

DeKALB — Several offices providing student services and support have moved to different locations, altering what can be found in the Campus Life Building.Dean of Students Kelly Wesener Michael said the moves are part of a broader plan to enhance the...

David J. Gunkel, professor of communication studies and author of “Robot Rights,” holds a book talk and argues if robots should have moral or legal standing Wednesday in the Founders Memorial Library.

Rights of robots need discussion

By Noah Thornburgh | February 11, 2019

Yelling at Siri, kicking a Roomba, throwing a Jibo; what it means for these to be right or wrong was the topic of a book talk with professor of media studies David J. Gunkel from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 71 North space in Founders Memorial Library....

Library to host finals week events to encourage stress management

By Northern Star Staff | December 9, 2018

DeKALB — Founders Memorial Library will be holding events through the week of finals to allow students to take a break from studying with relaxing activities or furry friends.From 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Friday, event organizers will host Coloring...

WiFi issues cause campus-wide problems, students and teachers say poor connection affects learning

By Taher Zeitoun | October 7, 2018

DeKALB — Complaints regarding the university’s WiFi performance and consistency have been brought to light through voices of students and teachers.NIU provides wired and wireless connections for all buildings except for the Holmes Student Center....

Discover partners with NIU to create code_orange program

By Taher Zeitoun | October 7, 2018

DeKALB — NIU officials introduced its partnership with Discover Tuesday by unveiling the code_orange program space, which can be found in the lower level of the Founders Memorial Library.The word “code” refers to the focus on software development...