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Tim Thomas picks up trash at the corner before crossing with the group.

Students clean up DeKalb during NIU Cares

By Joey Trella, News Reporter | May 2, 2022
NIU students and DeKalb organizations went around cleaning up campus and surrounding areas on April 29 for NIU Cares Day.

NIU Cares Day priority site registration ends Friday

By Northern Star staff | January 27, 2015

Priority registration for project sites for NIU Cares Day will end Friday.NIU Cares Day pairs individuals and NIU groups with volunteer and charity projects in DeKalb. Local groups and individuals in need of help to finish projects have until Friday to...

People needed for NIU Cares Day

By Northern Star Staff | April 1, 2014

Project site leaders and kick-off volunteers are needed for NIU Cares Day.NIU Cares Day, an annual day of community service, is April 12.Project site leaders are in charge of project sites and assist with communication between volunteer teams and supervisors...

Student organization focus on enhancing social media at NIU

By Ali Combs | March 4, 2013

Student Social Media Consultants (SSMC) met to touch base and discuss upcoming projects at NIU by consulting with the Division of University Relations to enrich NIU’s social media efforts. At the meeting Monday, members met and discussed the group’s...

NIU Cares Day explained

By Lindsey Rodriguez | February 6, 2013

NIU Cares Day enters its seventh year of giving back to the DeKalb community on April 20. Students are welcome to register as a team or individually. March 22 will be the last day to register. The program teams up with partners in DeKalb like the DeKalb...

Online registration for NIU Cares Day now available

By Northern Star Staff | March 19, 2012

Online registration for NIU Cares Day 2012 will be available until March 30. Participants will complete service projects across DeKalb and Sycamore as part of NIU Cares Day, April 14. Students with no team preference can sign up with Team NIU Cares. Registration...

Registration for NIU Cares Day now open

By Northern Star Staff | January 30, 2012

Students, faculty and staff can register for NIU Cares Day 2012 until March 30. On April 14, participants will be completing service projects benefiting not-for-profit community agencies and individual residents. According to a press release from the...

Angela Dreessen is the subject after controversy after the director of student involvement and leadership development sent a group of NIU Cares Day volunteers to paint her house.

Dreessen: ‘poor judgment’ to have students paint her home

By Matt Liparota | May 9, 2011

DeKALB | Angela Dreessen, an NIU director who oversees NIU Cares Day, said it was “poor judgment” to have students paint her home, 918 Dawn Court, during last year’s event. Dreessen is the director of the department of Student Involvement and Leadership...

Angela Dreessen is the subject after controversy after the director of student involvement and leadership development sent a group of NIU Cares Day volunteers to paint her house.

Editorial: Dreessen deserves to be reprimanded

By The Editorial Board | May 8, 2011

People expect a lot from their leaders. People, understandably, demand even more from leaders who are tasked with teaching people how to lead. These expectations make it all the more disappointing when a leader really drops the ball. On Saturday, the...

SILD director admits to having students paint her house during NIU Cares Day

By The Associated Press | May 7, 2011

DeKALB | An NIU official who oversees the school's annual volunteer day says it was "poor judgment" to have students paint her home that day last year. Angela Dreessen is the director of student involvement and leadership development. She tells the...

Mike Greene | Northern Star
Freshman sociology major and member of Omega Delta Danny Salazar helps paint the walls of First Church of Nazarene one afternoon as part of a past NIU Cares Day. Salazar and other members of Omega Delta started the day off washing windows at Lincoln Elementary and continued serving the community by painting and landscaping at the church.

NIU Cares Day is volunteer opportunity for students, faculty, staff

By Danny Ciamprone | April 13, 2011

Everyone says they care; now NIU is proving it. On Saturday, NIU will hold its fifth annual NIU Cares Day, which is a campus-wide day of community service. The goal is to bring students, faculty and staff together to complete service projects in the county...

NIU Cares Day opens registration

By Jalen Cobb | February 7, 2011

Get ready to serve the community; that's the purpose of NIU Cares Day. NIU Cares Day is an annual event that brings NIU students and the DeKalb community together. Registration for NIU Cares Day began Feb. 5. "We always strive to connect our student volunteers...

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