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The Campus Life Building sits during sunset Tuesday evening at the corner of Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road. The building is set to officially be renamed to Peters Campus Life Building on Wednesday afternoon. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Campus Life Building to be renamed in honor of President Peters

By Colin Kempsell | October 4, 2022

NIU’s Campus Life Building will be officially renamed in honor of former university president John G. Peters at 3 p.m. on Thursday. The ceremony will be open to the public and free parking will be available at the building’s parking lot, according...

The ‘king’ of NIU takes his leave

By Lindsey Salvatelli | March 19, 2018

Board of Trustees member Bob Boey has moved onto another job: retirement.Boey has held many positions on the Board of Trustees and within its committees since 1996, including chairperson from 1997 to 1999.Boey has contributed his leadership to many construction...

DeKalb Police have changed their way of communication since Feb. 14, 2008

DeKalb Police have changed their way of communication since Feb. 14, 2008

By Northern Star File Photo | February 12, 2018

Students are tended to outside of Cole Hall at Northern Illinois University Thursday,Feb. 14, 2008.  A gunman opened fire inside of a large lecture hall classroom injuring several. A man opened fire with a shotgun and a handgun wounding several people Thursday afternoon before apparently killing himself, authorities said.  (AP Photo/Jim Killam, Northern Star, HO)

Baker starts practical planning

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 13, 2014

If NIU wants to tackle some of its biggest problems, especially with student retention, then NIU President Doug Baker needs to continue making goals that can be measured on a semester-by-semester basis.In the past, administrators tried to tackle problems...

Students: Embrace Baker’s vision

By Bob Brigham Jr. | September 29, 2014

I have lived in DeKalb since 1957; my wife Alina and I have three young children, care deeply about DeKalb and, of course, NIU.My father Bob Sr. was NIU’s athletic director for many years and my mother Gertrude taught girls physical education at DeKalb...

NIU President Doug Baker spoke about the reverse transfer agreement between Kishwaukee College and NIU Friday at the Visitors Center of Kishwaukee Community College.

NIU makes transfer deal

By James Green | January 27, 2014

Students transferring from Kishwaukee College can now complete their associate’s while earning their degrees at NIU, with more community colleges joining that list in the future.NIU President Doug Baker and Kishwaukee College President Tom Choice signed...

Vision 2020 progressing, still work to do

By Kim Randall | October 7, 2013

NIU has undergone many changes within the last years as a part of the Vision 2020 Initiative.Many of the changes that have been made so far — like making the campus more technologically equipped — have been successful and beneficial to students, but...

Construction continued Monday on the parking lot at the corner of Lucinda and Garden Avenue.

Res. halls, parking lots get summer facelift

By Ali Combs | July 29, 2013

Structural improvements are being made across campus, from major renovations like Gilbert Hall’s to smaller improvements like better parking lot lighting.According the NIU’s website, there are 64 major buildings on the main NIU campus in DeKalb. The...

NIU President John G. Peters gave his annual State of the University Address in Altgeld Hall on October 11, 2012. In his speech he announced his resignation.

Peters, group submit pension proposal

By Ali Combs | June 19, 2013

NIU President John Peters and other senior administrators have developed a plan to help stabilize the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). The plan would feature a gradual shift to being funded entirely by its users by 2044. The system is currently...

Campus community honor President Peters at informal reception

By Logan Love | May 2, 2013

As NIU President John Peters nears retirement, faculty, students and staff gathered to talk about his legacy and wish him well. An informal reception was held to celebrate Peters after the University Council meeting on Wednesday in the Holmes Student...

Spears named acting director of Athletics

By Jacob Onak | April 4, 2013

Christian Spears, deputy director of Athletics, has been promoted to acting director of NIU Athletics with the recent departure of Jeff Compher. Spears, who has been a part of the Athletics executive administrations team since 2009, will begin his new...

NIU names Doug Baker new president

By Kelly Bauer and Jessi Haish & Robert Baird | April 2, 2013

Doug Baker has been named NIU's new president. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve Baker's appointment at a meeting today. There was no discussion. Baker said he wanted NIU to have student-focused excellence, research excellence and financial...