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DeKalb celebrates its 150th birthday

Nancy Broten

February 6, 1987

Like a guest on the old television series "This is Your Life," DeKalb County will be honored for its 150th birthday by competing photographers who captured a day in the life of DeKalb. The DeKalb County Sesquicentennial will provide a year-long program of events in an effort to create a spirit of celebrat...

Train kills DeKalb repair shop owner

M. Michelle Byrne

February 6, 1987

A DeKalb man was hit by a train early Thursday morning after an unsuccessful game of "chicken" on the railroad tracks. Steven Brooks, 30, 209 S. Second St., was killed after he was hit by a westbound train at 1:17 a.m. at the South First Street railroad crossing, DeKalb Police Sergeant Chuck Kross said...

City wants to bring in industries

February 6, 1987

City of DeKalb officials are considering plans for the construction of "spec" buildings in order to encourage industries to locate in DeKalb. The construction of the buildings is part of the city's economic development plan. DeKalb City Manager Mark Stevens said the construction of specification (spe...

Conference studies injuries, accidents

Tom Omiatek

February 6, 1987

In an effort to discover ways of preventing injuries that occur in public places, a conference on injury in America will be held Feb. 16-19 in Atlanta to discuss beginning research programs and centers for injury control. Tom Leamon, NIU chairman of industrial engineering, will speak on the behavioral...

Committee takes tentative vote

Pam Schmidt

February 6, 1987

The President's Fee Review Committee tentatively voted Thursday to pass the recommended $2.04 per semester fee increase for the University Health Service. All three student committee members abstained from the tentative vote to approve the proposed 11-cent increase for a chlamydia testing program. "My b...

Proposal for parking cost hike vetoed

Paul Wagner

February 6, 1987

A proposal to increase the price of parking permits by 285 percent over the next two years and change lot usage was rejected by the Campus Parking Committee Thursday. obert Bornhuetter, NIU professor of art and member of the committee, said he was concerned about where the money generated from the incr...

NIU prof. picked to participate in advisory council

Lynn Kallal

February 6, 1987

NIU Nursing Professor Nola Pender has been named to the advisory council for the new Center for Nursing Research of the National Institute of Health. The National Institute of Health (NIH) is in charge of forming health policies in the federal government. Pender said she will be working with a group whic...

Coalition fights malpractice problem

Lynn Kallal

February 6, 1987

Exposing and combating the problem of physician malpractice in Illinois was the topic of discussion Wednesday at the DeKalb Public Library. Karen Imbus, victim coordinator for Statewide Consumer Advocacy Coalition, spoke at the library, 309 Oak St., to inform the public of the coalition's new major study, ...

Employers visit NIU’s career fair

Ginger Riehle

February 5, 1987

NIU students can meet future employers at NIU's Fourth Annual Cooperative Education and Internship Career Fair on Wednesday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center. The career fair, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is being sponsored by the Cooperative Education Program and t...

Faculty voices higher ed. concerns

Tom Omiatek

February 5, 1987

Members of the Faculty Assembly had the opportunity Wednesday to informally discuss problems and issues of higher education with Board of Regents Chancellor Rod Groves. Issues included public criticism of the costs and the quality of higher education. Also discussed was the relationships between the Rege...

BSU, recycle station receive OK for funds

Tammy Sholer

February 5, 1987

Two Student Association recognized organizations were approved funding for next year by the SA Finance Committee Tuesday night, which totalled about $17,000. The first request from the Student Association Recycling Station for $7,336.66 was unanimously approved. The recycling station requested $13,496 to pa...

Faculty might gain stronger UC voice

Suzanne Tomse

February 5, 1987

In an attempt to obtain a stronger faculty voice in University Council matters, a proposal to restructure the council will be presented later this semester by the Constitutional Task Force. The task force agreed Wednesday with the proposal after much discussion over various options which were drafted ...