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Aida Wong was crowned Miss Asia during a pageant hosted by Alpha Phi Gamma Thursday at the Holmes Student Center’s Carl Sandburg Auditorium.

Miss Asia looks for ‘confident’ pick

By Matt Carlson | November 18, 2013

Aida Wong was crowned Miss Asia at the ninth annual Miss Asia Pageant Thursday in the Holmes Student Center’s Carl Sandburg auditorium.Kezia Orofeo was the first runnerup and Nikha Phengsavath was the second runnerup in the pageant, which was hosted...

Study abroad to see changes in program

By Matt Carlson | November 13, 2013

The university is looking to expand internationally and make changes to its study abroad program.As a university, NIU hopes to send more students abroad, as well as bring in more students from other countries. Raymond Alden said with a more global economy,...

Senior honor society welcomes applicants

By Matt Carlson | November 11, 2013

The Mortar Board Senior Honor Society is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year.Mortar Board is an organization that recognizes seniors for their achievements in leadership, service and scholarship. Applications are due by Dec. 20 and students...

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...

Housing events bring diversity

By Matt Carlson | November 6, 2013

Project R.E.D — Residents Engaging in Diversity — is a program sponsored by housing and dining that mixes fun, learning and volunteer work over three Thursdays in November.Each week has an event, including a Fair of Nations night, Casino Night and...

Club softball gets ball rolling

By Matt Carlson | November 3, 2013

For the first time, NIU will have a women’s club softball team.The first tryout will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex’s softball field. It’s an open tryout, and anyone is welcome to attend.Jordan Davis, sophomore...

DeKalb’s past alive in ‘Acres’

By Matt Carlson | October 31, 2013

The history of DeKalb County has been recorded by local historians in an upcoming book, “Acres of Change.”The DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association brought authors of “Acres of Change,” which examines the history of DeKalb, to speak about...

Haunted house sets up on stadium’s west side

By Matt Carlson | October 30, 2013

Huskie Stadium is usually known for its football team, but this Halloween it will serve up a different type of scary as the new location of Haunted Huskies, a haunted house sponsored by Neptune Hall Council.Typically, the haunted house takes place in...

Chessick shares path to success with speech

By Matt Carlson | October 28, 2013

As a way to give back to his alma mater, Kenneth Chessick talked to students and faculty about his life and the things he did that helped him be successful Thursday evening at the Barsema Hall auditorium.His lecture, How an Ordinary Guy Can Do Extraordinary...

Broc Pagni, senior health science major, hands his resume to Camelot representative Amanda Wisse at the Job Fair in the Convocation Center. Pagni was interested in Camelot’s Therapeutic Day School positions.

Job Fair connects students, employers

By Matt Carlson | October 24, 2013

More than 215 employers from across the country were in attendance at the job fair Wednesday at the Convocation Center.NIU students, local residents and students from other universities came out hoping to impress the employers. The fair was put together...

Internship Fair sees rising interest

By Matt Carlson | October 22, 2013

More than 100 companies came out for the Internship Fair Tuesday at the Convocation Center.The event, sponsored by Career Services, gave students the opportunity to talk with employers from across the country and submit resumes. They also gained experience...

Sophomore communication major Marie Tasa and sophomore art major Nate Ardent paddle their boat, made of 90 percent recycled material, during the Recycle Boat Race on Tuesday in the East Lagoon.

Recycled boat race draws in larger crowd than usual

By Matt Carlson | October 9, 2013

Homecoming’s recycled boat race saw a larger crowd than usual Tuesday at the East Lagoon.The event was sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. The participants started from the shore in the lagoon, took a lap around the island and headed back to where...