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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

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

Stress-Free Events For Finals

By Jay Ibarra | May 9, 2016

Tackling final exams is stressful, but there are many resources on campus to help you de-stress like going to one of NIU’s planned events, visiting therapy dogs or coloring.“Don’t Stress the Test”The NIU Honor House will host a “Don’t Stress...

Coloring to Calm to provide stress relief opportunity

By Northern Star staff | May 6, 2016

Founders Memorial Library will host it’s Coloring to Calm from 7:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday on the first floor.Coloring to Calm is an event dedicated to provide free coloring supplies for students who can take a break from studying to...

Police Report: April 15-17

April 25, 2016

The following was taken directly from the NIU Police Department. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. The NIU Police Department provides police reports online at 151. At 8:55 p.m. April...

Library closes due to possible fire alarm malfunction

By Northern Star staff | April 3, 2016

Founders Memorial Library has been closed the rest of today and until 7:30 a.m. Monday due to the suspicion of a malfunctioning fire alarm system sensor.At about 2:50 p.m., a fire alarm went off but firefighters were not able to locate evidence of a fire...

Pass: Library waives late fees for donations, Fail: Rate of homeless NIU students rises

By Angela Pagan | November 30, 2015

Pass:The Founders Memorial Library is running a new and beautiful can drive with a twist. Food for Fines runs now until Dec. 18. Students who have outstanding library fines can lower or even eliminate their balance by donating canned goods. Each canned...

Nadia Ramos, freshman medical laboratory science major, studies using flashcards Oct. 14 in the Founders Memorial Library Cafe. 

Library to extend hours, provide computer lockers during finals week

By Northern Star staff | November 11, 2015

Founders Memorial Library will extend its hours and provide computer lockers during finals week.The library will close at 2 a.m. Dec. 5 through Dec. 12 with the exception of 10 p.m. on Dec. 11. The extended hours were put into place to provide the students...

All-hours lab will be beneficial to students

By Kaylyn Zielinski | October 22, 2015

The university is finally working on plans for a 24 hour lab, an action that shows NIU cares about students’ studying concerns.Between limited library hours and noisy roommates, it’s hard to find somewhere besides Barsema Hall to study after hours....

Pass, fail: Sporadic events help NIU connect, Cold temperature back, disappoints

By Rachel Scaman | April 22, 2015

Pass: Sporadic events help NIU connectCampus events going on during different days of the week are a good way to help students interact, while not interfering with their schedules.Events such as Friends of NIU Libraries’ Annual Meeting and Ice Cream...