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Eugene Marshall, Kappa Alphi Psi president, poses with the fraternity’s cane. He said Kappas are dedicated to uplifting society.

Divine Nine makes NIU comeback

By Morgan Fink | February 2, 2017

Eugene Marshall, Kappa Alphi Psi president, poses with the fraternity’s cane. He said Kappas are dedicated to uplifting society.

Michael Agro (left), Student Association director of Athletics, and Jackie Keith, interim director of Greek Affairs, talks to Shiza Ratakomda, senior mechanical engineering student, about SA events for National Hazing Prevention Week on Monday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons.

Q&A: SA promoting National Hazing Prevention Week awareness

By Alexander Chettiath | September 21, 2015

This week marks National Hazing Prevention Week, and the Student Association is making sure students are aware of it by setting up an information station in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons.Three fraternities — Kappa Alpha Psi, Pi Kappa Alpha and...

NIU students, family and friends of Steven Agee gather in November 2012 for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Agee. Agee, a student at NIU, died in an off-campus shooting on Nov. 23, 2011.

Agee remembered as student, brother, friend

By Keisha Howerth | April 8, 2014

NIU will pay tribute to former student Steven Agee at the Student Choice Awards by presenting an award in his name Monday.The Student Choice Awards acknowledge outstanding students and faculty.Steven Agee II, 22, of south suburban Park Forest, was shot...

Sorority prepares voters at House of REDS

By Erin Kolb | October 1, 2012

Students were able to register to vote, get absentee ballots and listen to music at the third annual House of REDS event Friday. Rappers, singers, small bands and dancers performed at the event, which was hosted by the Zeta Iota chapter of the Delta Sigma...

Dr. Larry Bolles, director of the Office of Community Standards & Student Conduct, will be retiring at the conclusion of the school year after over 30 years at NIU.

Larry Bolles to retire after 34 years at NIU

By Chelsey Boutan | April 25, 2012

After finding out that he’s retiring, Larry Bolles said students stop by his office almost every day with one pleading request: “Please don’t go. What are we going to do without you?” “That tells you that you must have done something right,”...

NIU students participate in Breaking the Ice, a rally to protest violence, held across campus Wednesday afternoon. Students gathered to pray in Central Park, led by members of Alpha Phi Alpha.

Alpha Phi Alpha hosts anti-violence rally, march

By Hailey Kurth | April 4, 2012

Over 200 people gathered at the MLK Commons yesterday to “break the ice against violence” at an event hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Alandis Phillips, senior sociology major and president of Alpha Phi Alpha, said to “break the ice” means...

Kimberly Agee, mother of the late Steven Agee II, discusses her
son and the scholarship the family is setting up in his name Monday
night at the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center.

Scholarship created to honor Agee

By Hailey Kurth | February 13, 2012

There wasn't an empty seat at the Steven R. Agee II scholarship fund kickoff Monday. The event was hosted by Steven's mother, Kimberly Agee, in the Holmes Student Center Capitol Room. "I think it was a wonderful night," Kimberly said. "So many students...

Students, faculty react to Agee’s death

By Lauren Dielman | December 4, 2011

Former NIU student Ryan Chambers was in the apartment when Steven Agee II, senior sociology major, was fatally shot Wednesday Nov. 23. "During the incident I was upstairs in my room," Chambers said in an email. "The shooting happened two floors under...

Ryan Agee holds his head in his hands as his mother, Kimberly
Agee, checks in on him during a memorial ceremony for his brother,
Steven Agee II, who was killed on Nov. 23 in an off-campus

Campus honors shooting victim at vigil

By Chelsey Boutan | November 29, 2011

As a slideshow played showing pictures of Steven Agee II, some students started crying when the last two slides appeared. "We will never forget 11-23-11...and though we must say goodbye we will never forget you," they read. More than 600 members of the...

NIU students address Chicago gang violence

By Ryan Griesmeyer | October 19, 2010

Chicago has been the city with the most African American homicidal murders since 1970, even surpassing New York and California. This and other information about gang violence in Chicago was presented by NAACP President Farouk Olayiwola at "Enemy of the...

Huskie t-shirts: A new breed of school spirit

By Shadonna Merriweather | October 13, 2010

Homecoming week is here. To show school spirit students will be wearing Huskies shirts. Already students have been seen around campus with Huskies shirts on that were given out at the MLK Commons Monday. Some NIU students look to shirts, hats, wristbands,...