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Founders Memorial Library to hold tax assistance for students

By Robert Baird | March 4, 2013

Students who need tax assistance can receive free consultation from 4 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday in the Founders Library student lounge. Goodwill’s 2013 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers help to students who make under $57,000 a year...

A collection of items placed at the temporary memorial for the victims of the February 2008 shooting; shown here are items placed in remembrance of Ryanne Mace. Items placed at both the temporary and permanent memorial are routinely collected by the Regional History Center and stored in the archives of Founders Memorial Library to preserve them.

Founder’s Memorial Library hosts mementos from Feb. 14 archives

By Jessi Haish | February 14, 2013

An old elevator descends. When the doors open, a rush of air blows in and the basement of the Founders Memorial Library is revealed. The basement contains archives of days gone by. Among all that history, many shelves--and an entire room--are filled with...

Blotter 9/19-9/20

By Northern Star Staff | September 23, 2012

The following was taken directly from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at finfacil.niu.edu/PublicSafety. Sept. 19, 2012...

Some NIU services still open over summer

By Lauren Dielman | May 6, 2012

The Academic Advising Center, Founders Memorial Library, Career Services and the Huskie Den are among the many places on campus open for students to enjoy over the summer. The Academic Advising Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through...

A goose nesting near Founders Memorial Library moves her egg.

‘A nuisance brought on ourselves’: Geese at NIU

By Chelsey Boutan | April 2, 2012

As senior English major Chris Rowe walked across the bridge near Cole Hall, he heard a faint squawking noise behind him that suddenly grew louder. Rowe turned around and was startled to see a goose flapping its wings at him. The two looked at each other...

SA executive candidates receive sanctions

By Felix Sarver | March 27, 2012

The Student Association executive elections began with a rough start, as all seven candidates received sanctions Tuesday. Candidates Delonte LeFlore, Gina Gregolunas, Joshua Venaas and Elliot Echols were sanctioned by Elections Commissioner Jasmine Harvell...

A new statewide service offered by Illinois libraries will
provide help via text messaging services.

‘Text a Librarian’ offers quick answers for questions

By Lauren Dielman | February 13, 2012

The Illinois State Library recently implemented a new service called "Text a Librarian," where people can ask brief questions and get a fast response from a knowledgeable librarian. Pat McGuckin, Illinois State Library communications manager, said users...

NIU closes most facilities for Thanksgiving

By Hailey Kurth & Juliana Leprich | November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving break starts Wednesday, which means many students will leave DeKalb for the holiday. With a majority of its population gone, NIU shuts down a lot of its facilities. This may leave some students who decide to stay in DeKalb for the holiday...

Library’s ‘Buy Local’ art show to close

By Jessica Cabe | October 30, 2011

Turn on your television. Open a magazine. Look at the bottom of these pages. Advertisements are everywhere. They have become such an integral part of life that we see them without noticing. They play a huge role in commerce, and local businesses in Northern...

Homecoming traditions at NIU have changed over the years

By Juliana Leprich | October 13, 2011

NIU homecoming is a tradition that is over a century old.Homecoming was first recorded in 1903 for the university, with NIU's football team playing NIU alumni. At that point, however, NIU was not yet NIU, but the Northern Illinois State Normal School,...

The Buy Local Art Exhibit showcases the evolution of advertising
in Northern Illinois commerce.

Regional History Center to host reception for local business exhibit

By Dave Gong | October 9, 2011

NIU's Regional History Center will host a reception for its exhibit, BUY LOCAL: The evolution of advertising in northern Illinois commerce. Katharine White, curator of manuscripts for the regional history center, said the exhibit looks at advertising...

What orientation didn’t teach you: free movie and music rentals on campus

By Connor Rice | August 28, 2011

It's no secret by now that campus has a broad array of venues for live entertainment.But what about the rare nights when there's nothing on the calendar? When on a college budget, sometimes Redbox is a little out of the price range. Thankfully, NIU has...