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The NIU Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships is hosting its 2022 Huskie Hack at noon on Nov. 5 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center.

Huskie Hack 2022 to focus on food sustainability

By Caleb Johnson, Senior Lifestyle Writer | October 31, 2022

Editor’s note: Raghela Scavuzzo, associate director of food systems development at Illinois Farm Bureau will now be speaking at 4 p.m. instead of Andrew Morgan, President of Local Foods, Chicago. The NIU Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships...

Guest speaker to give lecture on expressing culture through art

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | October 28, 2022

Debra Yepa-Pappan is a visual artist and Native Community Engagement Coordinator at the Field Museum. Yepa-Pappan will be a guest speaker from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Regency Room, located in the Holmes Student Center. She will be speaking...

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood stands in front of students at NIUs MLK Commons on Oct. 24, 2022. Underwood shows support for the youth vote ahead of midterm elections. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Early voting opens at Holmes, Underwood and Nguyen speak

By Colin Kempsell, News Editor | October 24, 2022

DeKALB – NIU College Democrats took students on a “Party to the Polls” Monday at the Martin Luther King Commons, joined by special guest speakers Professor Linh Nguyen and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood. The event began at 10 a.m. with members...

NIU to host early voting at 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Oct. 24- Nov. 3 in the Glass Gallery Lounge in the Holmes Student Center.

Early voting to take place in Holmes Student Center

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | October 19, 2022

DeKALB – Early voting for the 2022 election will be available in the Holmes Student Center in the Glass Gallery Lounge from Oct. 24- Nov. 3 even if you're not registered to vote in DeKalb County. If you plan on taking advantage of this opportunity...

A City of DeKalb ambulance arriving on scene for an incident involving a Huskie Line bus Wednesday evening  off of Lucinda Avenue near the Holmes Student Center. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

BREAKING NEWS: NIU staff member struck by Huskie Line bus near Holmes Student Center

By Northern Star Staff | October 12, 2022

DeKALB – An NIU staff member was struck by a 2L Huskie Line bus at approximately 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, at the bus turnaround between the Holmes Student Center and Neptune Hall.  An ambulance with paramedics from the City of DeKalb Fire Department...

Ellingtons is a new restaurant run by students studying in the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Fine dining comes to NIU at Ellington’s

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | October 2, 2022

DeKALB – Ellington’s is a new student operated restaurant that has recently opened on the main floor of the Holmes Student Center. Ellington’s offers new lunches every Tuesday in the month of October from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With buffet style dining...

Waka Flocka Flame takes stage at the Duke Ellington Ballroom Saturday night. Waka Flocka opened with one of his most popular songs, “No Hands” as cheers erupted from the crowd. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Waka Flocka Flame lights up Holmes Student Center

By Sean Reed and Mingda Wu | October 2, 2022

DeKALB – Atlanta-based rapper Waka Flocka Flame took to the stage Saturday night at the Duke Ellington Ballroom within the Holmes Student Center. To read more about the event, see our other coverage.

First Friday Bingo is one of many events that Campus Activities Board hosts.

First Friday Bingo to be held at Holmes Student Center

By Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer | September 2, 2022

NIU students can enjoy a game of bingo from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every first Friday of the month in the Holmes Student Center.  First Friday Bingo will be hosted in Club 1895, located in the lower den area of the Holmes Student Center, just across from...

Career and job fairs benefit students and employers

By Jack Baudoin | February 23, 2020

Finding a job after college can be a daunting task for many students. Thankfully, NIU offers many career fairs throughout the year that students should attend in order to make connections and find a career best suited for them.Career fairs are a popular...

NIU celebrates National Eating Disorder Awareness week

By Jamie O'Toole l Senior Reporter | February 21, 2020

Upon entering the residence halls around campus and the Holmes Student Center, students will find a display of mannequins accurately portraying faulty “ideal” body types that society has instilled in many people’s minds. The traveling display will...

Pi Sigma Epsilon offers tools and networking opportunities to members

Pi Sigma Epsilon offers tools and networking opportunities to members

By Parker Otto | February 11, 2020

Pi Sigma Epsilon, while centered in marketing and sales, is a co-ed fraternity that offers tools and networking opportunities for students of any major looking to increase their chances of gaining employment after graduating.NIU’s Gamma Zeta chapter...

Campus Activities Board hosts self-defense class

By Ashley Dwy | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — Nicole Snell, a nationwide speaker with the Students Fight Back organization and the Campus Activities Board, taught students verbal and physical techniques to fight back against potential predators from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Holmes Student...