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The entrance to the Undocumented Student Resource Center in the Peters Campus Life Building. The centers drive for the immediate relief fund closes 11:59 p.m. Thursday. (Bridgette Fox | Northern Star)

Relief fund donations for undocumented students closes Thursday

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | March 22, 2023

DeKALB – The Undocumented Student Resource Center is providing assistance to students in need with emergency funds from its Immediate Assistance Relief Fund for Undocumented Students. The fund is used to help undocumented students with funding for...

The Office for Undocumented Student Support is located in the Peters Campus Life Building, Room 230. The office is hosting a night poetry workshop in the Holmes Student Center on March 22.

Undocumented Student Resource Center to host poetry workshop

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | March 8, 2023

Storytelling is at the heart of the human experience. Angélica Maria Aguilera, a latina musician and writer known for highlighting the power of latina women, will be holding a poetry workshop at NIU. Angélica Maria is known for holding a number of...

Transgender, undocumented students eligible for state financial aid

By Noah Johnson | January 22, 2020

DeKALB — Transgender and undocumented students who are Illinois residents are now eligible to apply for scholarships, grants, awards, free room and board and other kinds of financial assistance from the state.The Retention of Illinois Students and Equity...

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

New position for DREAM Action NIU guides undocumented students

By Taher Zeitoun | September 27, 2018

DeKALB — University officials created a coordinator position for DREAM Action NIU, now held by Sandy López. Her role involves assisting undocumented students who are facing different hardships.DREAM Action NIU, which started in 2009, is a student-led...

Student leader honored

By Batul Cutlerywala | April 19, 2018

DeKALB — An undergraduate student will be recognized as the 2018 Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education, or ILACHE, Emerging Leader Award recipient Friday.Laura Vivaldo Cholula, DREAM Action NIU co-president, will be presented with the award during...

Center of Latino and Latin American Studies to hold annual film festival

By Northern Star staff | April 9, 2015

The Center of Latino and Latin American Studies will show three films Wednesday to April 23 for its annual film festival.The festival will include a showing of “Waste Land” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, “También la Lluvia” at 7 p.m. April 22 and “H2O...

Latin Jazz Ensemble to host Latin Jazz Dance Party

By Jessica Cabe | April 3, 2012

Band concerts and dance parties rarely go together. But the Latin Jazz Ensemble works hard every year to bring a cultural experience to the campus rather than a sit-down concert. The LJE and the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies will host the...

Second annual STEMfest educates children of all ages on maths and sciences

October 23, 2011

Caitlin Giles, STEMfest volunteer and sophomore mechanical engineering major, said the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics festival held Saturday is important for children."I think it's important to teach little kids about math and science,"...

Latino Film Fest aims to promote culture

By Troy Doetch | February 20, 2011

The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies wants you to know that it's here. Sharing a Garden Road address with the Latino Resource Center, it offers students a minor, a graduate concentration and a variety of programs to expand their knowledge...