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Center for Black Studies launches study abroad program to Jamaica

By Ashley Dwy | January 30, 2020

DeKALB — The Center for Black Studies developed a partnership between NIU and Mico University College, located in Kingston, Jamaica, to launch a study abroad program in Jamaica. The program will take six to 15 students and will run from June 20 to July...

NIU Steelband to perform memorial concert

By Chris Plumery | November 11, 2019

DeKALB – NIU’s Steelband will perform Nov. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Music Building inside Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The Steelband is a 35-member group and consists of steelpan and percussion majors. The band performs at public schools, colleges...

Students can go to college long after high school

By Jordan Radloff, Sports Editor | October 30, 2019

NIU has a high population of post-traditional students. In the 2018-19 school year, there were 421 undergraduate students and 1,320 graduate students who were age 35 and older, according to the University Data Book. It is never too late to go to college...

The Forward, Together Forward memorial outside Cole Hall honors the lives of the five students lost in the Feb. 14, 2008, shooting. The lives of two additional Huskies were lost one day after the anniversary of the Feb. 14 shooting.

Open Letter: To the NIU community

By Northern Star Staff | February 18, 2019

It is with heavy hearts we mourn the loss of two members of the NIU family: student Trevor Wehner and alumnus Clayton Parks.One day following the anniversary of the shooting that took place on our own campus Valentine’s Day of 2008, the lives of two...

Anthropology Department Chairperson Kendall Thu, President Lisa Freeman and others discuss the Stevens Building at the Grand opening Friday.

NIU School of Theatre and Dance host Stevens Building grand opening

By Sophia Mullowney | October 14, 2018

DeKALB — NIU faculty, staff, alumni and students gathered Friday at the Stevens Building to celebrate its reopening. Cocktails and appetizers were served, guests were given a tour of the building and the School of Theatre and Dance presented Sam Shepard’s...

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