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NIU could save $2.6 million on bond costs

January 21, 1987

NIU could save $2.6 million if the Board of Regents votes Thursday to allow it to prepay an outstanding revenue bond debt, Regents Vice Chancellor John Pembroke said. The U.S. Loan Department Discount Program is offering NIU a 30 percent discount totaling...

Physical therapy credits extended

By Suzanne Tomse | January 21, 1987

NIU freshmen majoring in physical therapy will need to complete 142 credit hours in order to obtain a degree due to changes effective next fall in required biology courses. This catalogue change was approved by the Council on Instruction last Thursday...

Finalists of search are determined

January 21, 1987

Four finalists have been chosen from among 40 applicants in the search to fill the position of NIU Physical Plant Director. The position was left vacant when former Physical Plant Director Jim Harder was promoted last year to Vice President of Business...

NIU student runs for seat in first ward

By Deneen Smith | January 21, 1987

DeKalb First Ward Alderman Ron Matekaitis announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election in his ward in April, and an NIU student will run for that seat in the district. Matekaitis, 28, has served as alderman for eight years in the district which includes...

Task force fights discrimination

By Tom Omiatek | January 21, 1987

The University Council Monday completed its first phase in combating racial discrimination at NIU by selecting 18 task force members to investigate injustice and violence against minority groups. The task force was formed as part of a resolution against...

Military students feel patriotic duty

By Ginger Rihle | January 21, 1987

Although NIU military students receive financial benefits through the Veterans Administration, several students consider their patriotic duty to be more important than their income. obert Fausti was in the Marines and is now in the ROTC program at NIU....

Student leaders gain award for excellence

By Lynn Kallal | January 17, 1987

The Office of University Programming and Activities has named their December Student Leaders of the Month. Valerie Boeldt and Sherri Strohecker, co-directors of the NIU Volunteer Bureau, have been recognized as outstanding contributors to the good of...

SA talks of party patrol program

By Tammy Sholer | January 17, 1987

One of the ways to keep NIU students living off-campus from being suspended or arrested for having loud parties at all hours of the night became one of the main topics of discussion at the Student Association Senate meeting Sunday night. SA Tenant Union...

Students shut out of vital lab course

By Lisa Taylor | January 17, 1987

Some medical technology students will leave NIU without an on-campus lab course, while budget and construction details of a new lab still are being discussed. The lab course is essential to train the students for pre-internship experience, said Sharon...

Union against losing service bonus points

By Pam Schmidt | January 16, 1987

Illinois civil service union employees from nine universities, including NIU, might lose service bonus points if a proposal to eliminate the points is approved this month by the University Merit Board (UMB). The Joint Committee on Administrative Rule...

Wirtz ‘eye-sore’ receives costly improvement plan

By Paul Wagner | January 16, 1987

The Wirtz Quadrangle, located between Wirtz Hall and the University Health Center, is about to receive an $85,835 makeover. The NIU Campus Parking Committee Thursday supported one of three alternate plans for the quadrangle redevelopment, designed to...

Higher ed. budget cuts lack support

By Mike Solley | January 16, 1987

President Reagan's proposed budget cuts for higher education, which include a 45 percent cut in student financial aid, appear to have little support in Congress. The terms of Reagan's budget propose the elimination of 17 educational programs on all levels....