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Author David Vann speaks Tuesday night at Barnes and Noble, 2439
Sycamore Road. Vann took questions about his book, Last Day on
Earth, which released in October.

The value of truth: Author shares struggles of writing book on NIU’s Feb. 14, 2008 shooter

By Kyla Gardner | November 9, 2011

David Vann, author of Last Day on Earth, a portrait of Feb. 14, 2008 gunman Steven Kazmierczak, believes in the value of truth. In the aftermath of the NIU shooting that left six dead and more than 20 injured, the media got the story wrong, Vann said....

Last Day on Earth, written by David Vann.

Last Day on Earth author comes to DeKalb for book signing

By Kyla Gardner | November 7, 2011

Author David Vann has investigated the life and death of Feb. 14, 2008 gunman Steven Kazmierczak more in-depth, perhaps, than anyone else. He will answer questions from the NIU and DeKalb community tonight. Barnes and Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road, advertises...

Last Day on Earth may help us learn from a tragedy

By Northern Star editorial board | November 7, 2011

What can we learn from tragedy? David Vann's new book, Last Day on Earth, aims in part to understand what makes someone walk into a crowded lecture hall and open fire. His book focuses on Steven Kazmierczak, the man who killed five students and wounded...

Author discusses book detailing life and death of Feb. 14, 2008 gunman Steven Kazmierczak

Author discusses book detailing life and death of Feb. 14, 2008 gunman Steven Kazmierczak

By Kyla Gardner | October 21, 2011

The Feb. 14, 2008 shootings were the most tragic event NIU and the DeKalb community has witnessed, leaving five students dead and 17 wounded. In the newly published Last Day on Earth, author David Vann investigates the life of the sixth person left dead...

This year, the presentation of the memorial wreaths will be held at 3 p.m. at the Forward, Together Forward Memorial Garden in memory of the third anniversary of the Feb. 14, 2008 shootings.

Monday marks third anniversary of NIU shootings

By Jessica Sabbah | February 10, 2011

NIU will gather Monday for the third anniversary of the Feb. 14, 2008 shootings. The presentation of the memorial wreaths will be held at 3 p.m. at the Forward, Together Forward Memorial Garden to honor those lost in the shootings and reflect upon the...

Public safety must be the main concern when discussing gun laws

By Logan Short | January 26, 2011

The story of Jared Loughner reminded me of Steven Kazmierczak. After reports came out that the man charged with the Tucson shooting had been kicked out of Pima Community College until he could provide documents from a mental health specialist indicating...