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Bell toll scheduled in remembrance of 2008 shooting

Bell toll scheduled in remembrance of 2008 shooting

By Northern Star Staff | February 12, 2017

DeKALB | Those who will be on campus tomorrow may hear a five-bell toll at 3:06 p.m. to honor the five lives lost on Feb. 14, 2008.Steven Kazmierczak, a former student, killed five students and wounded 19 before killing himself in Cole Hall.Since then,...

Kaitlyn King (left) and Joe Palmer, recipients of the 2014 Forward, Together Forward Scholarship, lay flowers by Gayle Dubowski’s memorial stone at a ceremony Saturday. The ceremony honored those lost when gunman Steven Kazmierczak killed five students before killing himself on Feb. 14, 2008, in Cole Hall. The scholarship is given to students who best embody the qualities of the shooting victims.

Community honors Feb. 14, 2008, victims with moment of silence

By Kelly Bauer | February 16, 2015

The families of the Feb. 14, 2008, shooting victims were accompanied by friends and community members at a quiet remembrance ceremony Saturday.At 3:06 p.m., they listened as NIU’s bell chimed five times. They looked at each name — Gayle Dubowski,...

Memorial stones stand in front of Cole Hall to honor the students who were killed Feb. 14, 2008.

Feb. 14 victims still remembered at Cole Hall

By Kelly Bauer | February 17, 2014

Gary Parmenter was surprised to see a bit of Tugs rope left in the Peaceful Reflection Garden in front of Cole Hall Friday.“Oh, how special,” Parmenter said of the rope, which laid at the base of the memorial stone for his son, Dan, who had battled...

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