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Career and job fairs benefit students and employers

By Jack Baudoin | February 23, 2020

Finding a job after college can be a daunting task for many students. Thankfully, NIU offers many career fairs throughout the year that students should attend in order to make connections and find a career best suited for them.Career fairs are a popular...

Young the Giant to perform on campus at Friday concert

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | October 23, 2019

DeKALB – Alternative Rock band Young the Giant will kick off Homecoming weekend and perform 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Convocation Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m.“This is the first time Young the Giant has performed at the NIU Convocation Center. We...

Young the Giant to perform concert at Convocation Center

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | September 4, 2019

Alternative/indie rock group Young The Giant is coming to DeKalb. The band will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the NIU Convocation Center, according to the Convocation Center’s webpage. Young the Giant has released four studio albums and two extended...

WWE comes to DeKalb

WWE comes to DeKalb

By Northern Star Staff | December 18, 2018

World Wrestling Entertainment will make a stop in DeKalb for their Road to Wrestlemania Tour Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Convocation Center.The event will start at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m., according to a Dec. 5 Convocation Center press release.Matches...

Basketball to close season with senior recognition

By Northern Star staff | March 4, 2016

As the men's and women's basketball teams bring their seasons to a close, a senior weekend celebration will take place at the Convocation Center today. The men’s basketball senior recognition will be at 6 p.m. tonight during the game against Ball State...

Rappers differ in crowd interaction

By Alexis Malapitan | October 26, 2015

DeKalb | Hip-hop recording artist Hoodie Allen was quite the crowd-pleaser compared to the disappointing headliner, Rich Homie Quan, at this year’s Homecoming concert on Friday in the Convocation Center.Hoodie Allen opened up the show with popular songs...

Steve Briarton, 55, of Monroe Center plays guitar at his stall April 22, 2012 at the Colossal Clean Sweep in the Convocation Center.

Convocation Center holds annual ‘Colossal Clean Sweep’

By Hailey Kurth | April 22, 2012

Over 100 garage sales were packed under one roof at the convocation center Friday and Saturday for the Convocation’s annual Colossal Clean Sweep. Over 3,000 people were expected to come to the sale over the weekend, said Heather Priest, director of...

Gynmastics takes 4th at MAC championship

By Matt Hopkinson | March 25, 2012

Typically, a description of “bodies flying everywhere” for a sporting event means chaos. However, for NIU women’s gymnastics, it meant MAC championship time. The Huskies played host to the 2012 MAC championship meet Saturday at the NIU Convocation...

NIU, DAYGLOW feel financial hit following event cancellation

By Alex Fiore | March 7, 2012

Both NIU and DAYGLOW felt financial ramifications after a Feb. 25 Convocation Center performance was canceled. DAYGLOW stands to lose over $100,000 in ticket sales and NIU stands to lose up to $22,305 in box office, licensing and labor fees due to the...

Miss Illinois Hannah Smith, introduces herself during the DeKalb
Barb and Sycamore Spartan Boys Basketball game at the Convocation
Center Friday evening.

Pageant queen on the scene

By Chelsey Boutan | January 29, 2012

Miss Illinois Hannah Smith, 20, visited campus on Friday and made an appearance at the NIU Convocation Center for the Castle Challenge. The event is organized by Castle Bank to help raise money for DeKalb and Sycamore sports booster clubs. Smith talked...

Pick of the Week: Who would you like to see perform next at the Convo?

Pick of the Week: Who would you like to see perform next at the Convo?

By Northern Star Advertising | February 27, 2011

Who would you like to see perform next at the Convo? Login or register with our website and answer this qustion by using the comment section. On Thursday we will pick a comment at random and that person wins two free tickets to the Wiz Khalifa concert...