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The Civil War exhibit, Vestiges of a Nation Divided, is being put on by NIUs Regional History Center.

Regional History Center recognizes Civil War anniversary with online exhibit

By Leah Spagnoli | April 20, 2011

The Founders Memorial Library is offering students and faculty the chance to travel 150 years in the past. On April 12, 1861, the United States began a war within itself. NIU's Regional History Center is recognizing the anniversary by creating an online...

Study Space Series: Campus tutoring services help students focus, apply skills

By Kyla Gardner | April 13, 2011

Some students may feel they know the best places to study, searching out nooks in the academic buildings or reclining in the Gallery Lounge in the Holmes Student Center. But once they sit down and crack open those textbooks and class notes, some students...

A guide to eating at NIU

By Troy Doetch | March 22, 2011

DeKALB | There are a few reasons to have lunch on-campus: cafés are within walking distance from your classes, they can be cheaper than the corporate alternative, and you've already shelled out cash for Huskie Bucks which are burning a hole in your pocket....

Campus crime blotter for March 22

By Northern Star staff | March 21, 2011

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 provided police reports on the Web at March 11 At 1:59 p.m.,...

Sophomore business administration majors Michelle DiVita (left) and Nick Nudo (right) study at Founders Memorial Library Wednesday night.

Study space series: Library offers a quiet learning environment

By Nicholas Drammissi | March 2, 2011

Does your dog always eat your midterm study guide? Does your roommate talk incessantly? Looking for a place that makes you feel scholarly? Follow the Northern Star through its weekly installment of the best study places on the NIU campus and around DeKalb...

Fire alarm causes Founders Memorial Library to be evacuated

By Drew Veskauf | February 24, 2011

DeKALB | The Founders Memorial Library had to evacuate Thursday afternoon due to the fire alarm being sounded.The alarm went off around 11:30 a.m. and the evacuation went smoothly, said Byron Anderson, associate dean for Public Services.“People were...

Library DVD collection caters to all for no charge

By Chris Krapek | February 9, 2011

In the same shelves that hold literary classics and timeless textbooks, there is an entry that is curious: Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Season 2. On the first floor of the Founder's Memorial Library, right behind the escalators, are rows and rows of DVDs that...

Campus crime blotter for 2/2/11

By Northern Star staff | February 1, 2011

The following was taken from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at Jan. 28 At 11:32 p.m.,...

A display case in Founders Memorial Library featuring the favorite books of staffers.

Display showcase’s favorite literature of Founders employees

By Heather Skrip | January 19, 2011

DeKALB | An individual's choice of reading material is often reflect a person's interests, emotions and personality. The NIU Founder's Memorial Library is taking this idea one step further: by putting employees' favorite books on display. "Books: the...

The main floor of the Holmes Student Center, pictured here, is not only useful for studying, but some students say it is an ideal location to nap on campus.

Top 5 napping spots at NIU

By Ryan Chambers | October 24, 2010

Napping is a critical aspect of every college student's life. It is a time for students to get away from studying as well as the everyday stresses of life on campus. And with that, the Northern Star presents the top places to nap on campus. Holmes Student...

More to do homecoming weekend than just homecoming

By Chris Krapek | October 14, 2010

Hey you! Don't go home today; there's too much to do in DeKalb. Plus, it's Homecoming weekend! Seriously, if your suitcase is already packed and you've never spent a weekend cruising through the Barb City, you don't know what you're missing out on. Eliminate...

Math department gets journals back

By MaryJo Kratochvil | September 16, 2010

In February, when thousands of journals were relocated by the library, the math department faculty made it their mission to have their journals returned. The Faculty Senate addressed the move and Faculty Senate President Alan Rosenbaum said the journals...