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House Cafe holds international music benefit

By Newell Miao | April 21, 2013

A benefit concert that showcased Indian and African music marked the first fundraising event for the Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls (JAMS) Sunday at the House Cafe, 263 East Lincoln Highway. The founders of JAMS, associate professors Teresa Wasonga...

ROTC program to hold weekend retreat

By Newell Miao | April 17, 2013

The black helicopters are coming, why we shouldn’t be afraid. Students participating in the ROTC program have the opportunity to catch a ride on military UH-60 Blackhawks Thursday. ROTC has teamed with the Air National Guard as well as the university...

Convocation Center to host annual flea market

By Newell Miao | April 17, 2013

From beer signs to tie-dye shirts, students can find all sorts of items at the Convocation Center’s Clean Sweep garage sale and flea market event over the weekend. The Clean Sweep features vendors from 41 cities, said vendor coordinator Jennifer Brown....

Students travel to Wisconsin for outdoor adventures

By Newell Miao | April 14, 2013

Students took advantage of the Outdoor Adventures Center to get out of DeKalb to camp out and climb for the weekend at Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, Wis. The next outdoor adventure is a kayak and camping trip along the Mississippi River on Friday....

MAPPING exhibition to showcase geography art

By Newell Miao | April 10, 2013

Artist Michael Dinges will speak about the works he has on display in the Measuring Across Place and Period: Information, Navigation and Geography (MAPPING) exhibition at noon today in the Altgeld Hall Art Museum. Graduate students worked in tandem with...

Program looks to NIU community for Kenya aid

By Newell Miao | April 10, 2013

Students, faculty and staff are helping to further women’s education in Kenya through Jane Adeny Memorial School (JAMS). JAMS is an all-girls boarding school located in Kenya. NIU associate professors Andrew Otieno and Teresa Wasonga are faculty members...

Members of Hillel (the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life) and Alpha Epsilon Pi stand silently Monday afternoon outside of Cole Hall in remembrance of victims of the Holocaust. The signs on their chests read: Never Forget.

Students walk for Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Newell Miao | April 8, 2013

Students from Hillel and Alpha Epsilon Pi gather to commemorate Yom Hashoah. Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, began at sundown on Sunday and continues until sundown on Monday. In remembrance of this day, NIU Hillel and Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity...

(From left to right, across table) Rachel Udley (left), sophomore family social services major, Shelbey Lippeth, junior elementary education major, and Manas Chug, freshman biology major help serve food Wednesday night at the Relay For Life benefit dinner in the basement of the Newman Center.

Fraternity holds pasta fundraiser for cancer research

By Newell Miao | April 3, 2013

Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity gathered students to raise money for Relay for Life through a pasta dinner fundraiser on Wednesday night. Pasta, cupcakes and lemonade made by the brothers and sisters of Alpha Phi Omega was served alongside bread donated by...

Social worker Kimberly Cecil accepts her Ally Award on Tuesday afternoon in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center in recognition for her service to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community.

Awards ceremony celebrates sexual orientation

By Newell Miao | April 2, 2013

Students showed support for the LGBT community at the ninth annual Ally Awards ceremony held Tuesday in Holmes Student Center Regency Room. The awards are sponsored by the Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, the LGBT Resource...

NIU professor holds seminar on importance of the arts

By Newell Miao | March 27, 2013

The arts are dying, but we can save them, said Alicia Schatteman, assistant professor in the Division of Public Administration. Schattman presented research data pertaining to how the arts are funded in Illinois and the effects of this type of funding....

SA holds mayoral debate

By Newell Miao | March 21, 2013

With less than three weeks until the April 9 election, the city’s mayoral candidates shared their views at a Student Association-hosted debate. The Student Association hosted the mayoral candidates debate on Wednesday, with less than three weeks until...

STEM program focuses on cancer research

STEM program focuses on cancer research

By Newell Miao | March 19, 2013

It is possible to talk about cancer and still have a good time. This was the hope for the STEM Teen Read program on Tuesday. By using the John Green novel “The Fault in Our Stars,” the directors of the STEM Outreach Department sought to stimulate...