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Stickers, buttons raise awareness for women

By Kelley Byrne | March 4, 2014

Students could grab stickers and buttons with the phrase “This is What a Feminist Looks Like” on Tuesday to help break stereotypes that limit people’s views of what a feminist looks like.The event, sponsored by the Women’s Studies program, offered...

Fertile Ground goal: bring community closer together

By Alissa Jacobs | March 2, 2014

After 450 hours of labor, the Women’s Studies Program has revealed art arranged to produce a mosaic called Fertile Ground.The mosaic was unveiled at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Reavis Hall. The opening celebrated the completion of the Women’s Studies Mosaic...

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...

Women’s Studies accepting donations for Mothers Memorial Scholarship Fund

By Lauren Dielman | April 16, 2012

Students and faculty need look no further for a gift for their mom this coming Mother’s Day, May 13. The Women’s Studies Program is currently accepting donations for the Mothers Memorial Scholarship Fund. Once someone contributes any amount of money...

Women’s Studies Program hosts Henna workshop

By Linze Griebenow | April 3, 2012

Swarovski gems, micro-glitter and henna just made student body art a lot cooler. Duriing a workshop Tuesday, students had the opportunity to get an educational and stylistic tutorial of the world of henna art. The workshop, sponsored by the Women’s...

Women’s Studies Program to host events for Women’s History Month

By Lauren Dielman | March 19, 2012

Several events, from presentations to educational panels to self-defense workshops, will coincide with Women’s History Month this year. Rebekah Kohli, program coordinator for the Women’s Studies Program, said Women’s History Month is something people...

Vagina Seminars covers diverse range of topics Wednesday

By Hailey Kurth | March 8, 2012

Not many seminars are stocked with condoms and vagina-shaped chocolate, but this one was. The Women’s Rights Alliance and Women’s Studies Program offered “Vagina Seminars” Tuesday and Wednesday night, each with different presentations. Alyssa...

Women’s Studies Program sponsors seventh annual sticker day

By Hailey Kurth | February 29, 2012

Today, feminists walk the sidewalks of NIU - and they’re not afraid who knows it. To kick-off Women’s History Month, the Women’s Studies Program is sponsoring its seventh annual sticker day. Everyone on campus is welcome to stop by their office...

Women’s Studies Program hosts craft sale fundraiser

By Juliana Leprich | November 15, 2011

The Women's Studies Program is holding its annual arts and craft sale to raise money for memorial scholarships and funds for the program.Students can buy arts and crafts in Reavis Hall 103 today and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.The sale benefits two...

Film focuses on roles of African women

By Troy Doetch | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | Our idea of the African woman bartering in market stalls doesn't usually include a ride to work in a chauffeured, black Mercedes-Benz. Maybe it should. Mama Benz: An African Market Woman will be screened at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Center for...