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Centers team up to be more inclusive

By Keith Hernandez | June 15, 2014

The LGBT and Women’s Resource Centers officially united June 5 under a single name and mission in the final step of a merging process which began in September.The centers will now be known as the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and will operate...

Day attempts to end stereotypes

By Northern Star Staff | March 2, 2014

This is What A Feminist Looks Like sticker day is Tuesday.As a part of Women’s History Month, this event intends to break stereotypes associated with the definition of feminism by providing all students and faculty, regardless of race, gender or political...

Women’s history month kicks off

By Northern Star Staff | March 2, 2014

Women’s History Month events kick off Tuesday in the Holmes Student Center.Shifting Fault(lines) & Negotiating Pathways: The Challenges & Opportunities in Constructing Cross-Racial Women’s Alliances will be held noon Tuesday in the Illinois...

Art education needs more attention

By Ariel Owens | February 27, 2014

What would education be without the arts? Nothing.Visual and performing arts have the power to enhance student success and can unite a community like no other force, and NIU needs more leaders like graduate student Danielle Dobies — who leads Fertile...

Awards recognize LGBT allies

Awards recognize LGBT allies

By Kelley Byrne | February 26, 2014

Students may nominate staff, faculty or students for the 10th annual Ally Awards through the LGBT and Women’s Resource Center website up until 4:30 p.m. Friday.The LGBT and Women’s Resource Center will host the Ally Awards to recognize allies of the...

Centers expose ‘down-low’ culture

By Carlos Galvez | February 25, 2014

The LGBT and Women’s Resource Center hosted The Down Low Dirty Shame, an event meant to educate students on black men’s sexual relationships with other men, Monday night.Samantha Newman, graduate assistant for the LGBT and Women’s Resource Center,...

LGBT, Women’s Resource centers merge on Normal

By Northern Star Staff | January 16, 2014

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center has recently moved.The new location, 105 Normal Road, is in the Women’s Resource Center. During the spring semester the two will share the building.The move was finalized after Molly Holmes,...

Groups need ‘super-events’

Groups need ‘super-events’

By AJ Edwards | October 15, 2013

Campus organizations and resource centers come together regularly for events and activities, which serve as examples of our great communiversity.While an individual organization’s events are wonderful, the best ones are those where several groups come...

Light shed on ‘invisible scars’

By Brian Guttman | October 9, 2013

Students took part in a discussion about sexual assault and domestic violence Wednesday.The event, called Invisible Scars, was hosted by the LGBT Resource Center as part of LGBTQ History month and Domestic Violence Awareness month. Invisible Scars was...

Students snag free work clothes

By Brian Guttman | October 8, 2013

Students browsed tables of free secondhand clothing for new additions to their wardrobes Tuesday at the Women’s Resource Center’s fall clothing expo.The expo was started in 2011 to offer students more access to professional clothing; attendees are...

Women’s Resource Center to throw Rock Against Rape benefit

By Kelly Marshall | April 3, 2013

This month April is sexual assault awareness month and the Women's Resource Center will be having their fourth annual Rock Against Rape event. The Victim Advocacy Services and the Women’s Resource Center will be collaborating with other NIU offices,...

Women’s Resource Center to talk STEM

By Northern Star Staff | March 18, 2013

Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in STEM: Science, Math, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will be presented by the NIU Women’s Resource Center from 6 to 7 p.m. on March 26 in the Stevenson Multipurpose Room. The...