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NIU Cares volunteers at the DeKalb County Community Garden lift wooden boards to move them to a different location. (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)

NIU Cares provides service around DeKalb

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | April 22, 2023

DeKALB – The comforting warmth of the sun helped to fuel the work of the NIU Cares volunteers, but the ear-to-ear smiles are what shined the most during the day of service. The NIU Cares Day of Service is a campus-wide event that happens in April....

Save Chicago needs student help

By Northern Star staff | October 13, 2013

A student-led movement at NIU, the Save Chicago Campaign, is seeking students interested in making Chicago a better place.One project in development for the group is NIU Cares About Chicago Day, which is similar to the annual NIU Cares Days that benefits...

Volunteers help DeKalb residents winterize yards

By Andrea Azzo | October 10, 2011

NIU's Student Involvement & Leadership Development (SILD) seeks volunteers to assist DeKalb residents in preparing their yards for winter. Volunteers will participate in SILD's Rake Across DeKalb event at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 in the Diversions Lounge of...

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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...