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Art education needs more attention

By Ariel Owens | February 27, 2014

What would education be without the arts? Nothing.Visual and performing arts have the power to enhance student success and can unite a community like no other force, and NIU needs more leaders like graduate student Danielle Dobies — who leads Fertile...

Service week to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

By Rhea Riley | January 20, 2014

This week NIU will hold service events to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and his efforts as a civil rights activist.NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning has coordinated with campus organizations, such as the LGBT Resource...

Gay marriage: ‘History in the making’

By Matt Carlson | November 6, 2013

LGBT students and their allies are excited at the prospect of same-sex marriage being legalized in Illinois following the Senate and House’s passing of a marriage equality bill.When Gov. Pat Quinn signs the bill, as he has pledged to do, Illinois will...

Drag Show, Vogue Ball allow amateur performers to showcase skills

By KeAndre Worthy | October 21, 2013

Drag performers, professional and amateur, showcased their skills at Friday’s Fall Drag Show and the first annual Vogue Ball.The two events were held at the same time and featured performers showcasing their drag skills as well as letting audience members...

Groups need ‘super-events’

Groups need ‘super-events’

By AJ Edwards | October 15, 2013

Campus organizations and resource centers come together regularly for events and activities, which serve as examples of our great communiversity.While an individual organization’s events are wonderful, the best ones are those where several groups come...

LGBT tailgate may be annual

By James Green | October 13, 2013

After a “successful” tailgate Saturday, the LGBT Resource Center hopes to hold a Homecoming tailgate next year and possibly make it an annual event.Charles Schumann, a member of the Presidential Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,...

Light shed on ‘invisible scars’

By Brian Guttman | October 9, 2013

Students took part in a discussion about sexual assault and domestic violence Wednesday.The event, called Invisible Scars, was hosted by the LGBT Resource Center as part of LGBTQ History month and Domestic Violence Awareness month. Invisible Scars was...

LGBT Resource Center celebrates 10 years of service

By Kevin Steiger | February 25, 2013

Ten years ago, the LGBT Resource Center set out on a mission to provide academic and personal support to students of the NIU LGBT community. Andrea Drott, an interpersonal violence prevention health educator, was there at the opening of the LGBT Resource...

Sophomore theater major, Romeo Jackson, Co-coordinator of LGBT Resource Center speaks about the history of gay rights at Conversions on Culture in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Student Center Monday night.

LGBT Resource Center hosts events in honor of Black History Month

By Kevin Steiger | February 4, 2013

In recognition of Black History Month, NIU’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center is hosting two events to encourage dialogue of black and LGBT identity. “This event was to felicitate dialogue and discussions and talk about the...

Bethany Hill educates the crowd on the history of transgender people. Hill also spoke about some of her own personal challenges with being a transgender student on NIUs campus

LGBT Resource Center hosts transgender history event Tuesday

By Sierra Lowe | October 16, 2012

A look inside the evolution of transgender identity throughout history was hosted by the LGBT Resource Center on Tuesday. With the Elagabalus to Chaz Bono: Trans People Through History event, attendees were able to hear of prominent transgender people...

The Latino American Association invited 22-year-old Daniel Hernandez Jr. to speak about his struggles and successes as a Latino and gay man. Hernandez spoke in the Holmes Student Center’s Carl Sandburg Auditorium on Monday.

Speaker opens up on identity

By Erin Kolb | October 16, 2012

Daniel Hernandez Jr. decided he wanted to help people when he was 5. When he was just a boy, he split his head open and had to go to the hospital. After getting five stitches, he had the chance to shadow a doctor for about a half an hour. This sparked...

LGBT Resource Center sponsors coming out events

By Holly New | October 8, 2012

So, who are you? Thursday is National Coming Out Day (NCOD). On Oct. 11, people who may identify as LGBTQ are invited to “come out of the closet” and tell those around them who they really are. NCOD originates from the March on Washington, D.C., for...