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The Huskie Food Pantry gets vegetables from the DeKalb County Community Gardens.

Huskie Food Pantry looks for sustainability

By Kristen Lookingland | October 3, 2016

The Huskie Food Pantry gets vegetables from the DeKalb County Community Gardens.

Beyond the Wall moves poster sale indoors

By Northern Star staff | August 24, 2016

Beyond the Wall moves its 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. poster sale inside the Holmes Student Center because of weather conditions.Tomorrow's sale will be held in the MLK Commons if weather permits.The proceeds from the poster sale go to Student Involvement and Leadership...

Brother Jed, Campus Minustry USA member, speaks to a group of students Sept. 14 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons. The commons is a designated free speech area, according to NIU policy.

Students petition free speech area policy

By Leah Nicolini | October 1, 2015

The NIU Young Americans for Liberty has started a petition against NIU’s free speech and solicitation area policy, claiming it to be unconstitutional.The policy states “Northern Illinois University policy prohibits solicitation or leafleting anywhere...

Volunteers sought for Make a Difference Day

By Northern Star staff | September 9, 2015

Student Involvement & Leadership Development is looking for students, faculty and staff volunteers for this year’s Make a Difference Day.Make a Difference Day allows NIU volunteers to venture out into the community to help local residents with lawn...

Student Association Senate pushes for printing change, election rescheduling

By Ashley Morse | February 5, 2015

The Student Association Senate wants to revamp campus printing by using a prepaid plan as NIU prepares to cut all free printing.The printing plan is one of three major targets of the SA Senate as Speaker Dillon Domke said senators will survey students...

NIU pushes to enforce off-campus party rules

NIU pushes to enforce off-campus party rules

By Suresh Vakati | January 22, 2015

NIU’s Department of Student Involvement and Leadership Development is using random compliance checks to ensure student organizations are following regulations that limit the size of off-campus parties, alcohol consumption and the length of parties, among other things. The random compliance checks started this semester.

Student Spotlight: David White says involvement central to campus life

By Keith Hernandez | September 15, 2014

David White said community involvement has provided him with invaluable life experience.The senior political science major has been involved with organizations across campus as he seeks to gain more experience, and he encourages other students to do the...

MLK’s legacy inspires students to share their dreams

By Ryan Chodora | January 23, 2014

Students are penning their dreams on NIU’s commemorative MLK Dream Wall for Martin Luther King Jr. service week.The Dream Wall was organized by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and was divided into six panels and delivered...

Leadership awards now accepting applications

By Logan Love | February 6, 2013

Kevin D. Knight Leadership Awards applications are due Feb. 14 for the awards ceremony on April 28. The annual ceremony awards committed undergraduate and graduate leaders. The awards, presented by Student Involvement and Leadership Development (SILD),...

NIU Cares Day explained

By Lindsey Rodriguez | February 6, 2013

NIU Cares Day enters its seventh year of giving back to the DeKalb community on April 20. Students are welcome to register as a team or individually. March 22 will be the last day to register. The program teams up with partners in DeKalb like the DeKalb...

SILD’s leadership conference teaches team building skills

By Logan Love | February 3, 2013

Students sharpened their leadership skills through a variety of team-building workshops and lectures presented by Student Involvement and Leadership Development at the Leadership Conference on Saturday. Students were able to take part in various programs,...