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Two suspects at large in local cocaine bust

By Kelly Marshall | May 1, 2013

Police are still searching for two suspected crack cocaine dealers following a number of arrests Tuesday. Ten people were arrested on drug conspiracy possession charges Tuesday. Another suspect, Antonnio Sanders, 31, of Chicago, was caught in Chicago...

NIU to hold annual Green Lens Festival

By Kelly Marshall | April 22, 2013

Environmentally friendly movies are coming to a campus near you. NIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy and the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Information Technologies are hosting the third annual Green Lens...

Barsema Hall host annual open house

By Kelly Marshall | April 17, 2013

Business students had a chance to get to know their majors on Wednesday. Barsema Hall hosted its third annual management/business administration open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. “The purpose of the open house is to really give students the...

Gravel Metric ride comes to NIU

By Kelly Marshall | April 8, 2013

North Central Cyclery, 534 E. Lincoln Highway is taking to the gravel this May. The fourth annual Gravel Metric ride will take place on May 26. According to the North Central Cyclery’s website, the Gravel Metric ride is a 62-mile ride that is designed...

Women’s Resource Center to throw Rock Against Rape benefit

By Kelly Marshall | April 3, 2013

This month April is sexual assault awareness month and the Women's Resource Center will be having their fourth annual Rock Against Rape event. The Victim Advocacy Services and the Women’s Resource Center will be collaborating with other NIU offices,...

National Society of Collegiate Scholars to induct student scholars

By Kelly Marshall | March 27, 2013

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) will induct outstanding student scholars at a private ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. NSCS is an honors organization that recognizes scholar students....

NIU places second in Victoria Secret’s online contest

By Kelly Marshall | March 25, 2013

NIU’s red and black will soon have to move aside for PINK. NIU placed second in a Victoria’s Secret’s PINK Nation contest. The top 10 highest voted universities will get PINK representatives for their campuses. NIU received more than 12,600 votes....

Julia Lamb, outreach coordinator at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (left), tells Brittany McGee, freshman actuarial science major (right), about the advantages of studying abroad in Southeast Asia.

Holmes Student Center to host the Study Abroad Fair

By Kelly Marshall | February 6, 2013

Students will be able to meet with faculty members who direct the worldwide short-term study abroad programs at the Study Abroad Fair today. The 20th annual fair will be held from noon to 6 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center’s gallery. This is the first...

BSU’s holds African Fest in honor of Black Heritage Month

By Kelly Marshall | February 4, 2013

Black Heritage Month will observe the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington this year, and NIU has several celebratory events planned out. Hosted by the Black Student Union...

NIU’s College of Education online program ranks fourth best in the country

By Kelly Marshall | January 29, 2013

U.S. News & World Report this week ranked the NIU College of Education’s online graduate program fourth in the nation, testimony to the college’s commitment to providing innovative solutions to students’ ever-evolving needs. This year marks...

NIU Human Resource Services to host blood drive

By Kelly Marshall | January 28, 2013

The month of January is National Blood Donor Month and NIU Human Resource Services will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. The blood drive will take place in the Heartland mini-coach, which will be parked outside the Human Resource Services...

Different culture centers spotlighted at resource fair

By Kelly Marshall | January 24, 2013

A comprehensive view of all the different resource centers available to NIU students was given at the resource fair on Wednesday in continuation of Martin Luther King Jr. service week. The purpose for the advocacy and service programs is to allow the...