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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, Senior Lifestyle Writer | 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...

SA elections set for Tuesday, Wednesday

SA elections set for Tuesday, Wednesday

By Northern Star Staff | March 25, 2019

DeKALB — SA elections are scheduled to open on HuskieLink at 9 a.m. Tuesday and close 5 p.m. Wednesday.There will also be polling stations available in DuSable Hall, Barsema Hall, Holmes Student Center, Founders Memorial Library, LaTorette Hall, 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...

Spokenword show allows students to speak their minds

Spokenword show allows students to speak their minds

By Northern Star Staff | April 9, 2018

DeKALB — Students have another reason other than studying to go to the Founder Memorial Library Wednesday night.Black Male Initiative and Supporting Opportunities for Latinos, two male empowerment groups on campus, will give students an opportunity...

Study spots needed

By Makenzie Meadows | February 12, 2018

NIU should open up library hours to give students who aren’t business majors an open space to study. The only college at NIU that has a place to study 24/7 is the College of Business’ Barsema Hall.The College of Business is nationally recognized and...

The prizes (above) include two foldable chairs, NIU gear like T-shirts and food gift certificates.

Student wins the Northern Star Scavenger Hunt

By Northern Star staff | September 28, 2016

Sophomore business major Luke Graham found the Northern Star Scavenger Hunt medallion after searching for two hours Wednesday night between the guest parking lot and Founders Memorial Library.Graham found the medallion after three scavenger hunt clues...