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Bureau’s new fund approved

Tammy Sholer

February 3, 1987

In order to continue their volunteer programs for the rest of the semester, the Volunteer Bureau requested supplemental funding at the Student Association Senate meeting Sunday night. The SA Senate unanimously approved the request for $2,040. The request already had been approved 6-0 with two abstent...

Hospital observes Natnl. Heart Month

Louise M. Koryta

February 3, 1987

Kishwaukee Community Hospital is celebrating National Heart Month by inviting NIU students and DeKalb area residents to four free evening programs to discuss heart problems. The first program, "Heart Attack: Recognizing and Discussing Your Risk," will be presented Wednesday by William K. Lee, a board-c...

City police face charges

Deneen Smith

February 3, 1987

Charges of racial discrimination and harassment brought against two DeKalb Police officers by an NIU student have led to an internal investigation of the incident. The student made a formal complaint against Officers Richard Zenzen and J. Kenton Quist, alleging the officers harassed and physically assa...

IBHE holds drug-abuse conference

Suzanne Tomse

February 2, 1987

In order to access and help resolve the problem of illegal drug use on campus, NIU representatives will attend a two-day conference held by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Public universities, community colleges and private institutions throughout Illinois are invited to the conference which is ...

Bachelor’s degree not always enough

Sandi Patyk

January 30, 1987

DeKalb News Service Many students believe a bachelor of arts or science degree is all they need to get a high-paying job after college, but according to some NIU sources, that is not always the case. Students who have gone to graduate school and receive a master's degree are likely to be hired before those wi...

Party complaints result in meeting to solve problem

Deneen Smith

January 30, 1987

A discussion of problems linked with off-campus student parties brought NIU administrators, members of the Student Association and city of DeKalb officials together Thursday. DeKalb City Manager Mark Stevens said the meeting was a response to the growing number of noise and litter complaints in both th...

Man faces trial for burglary ring

M. Michelle Byrne

January 30, 1987

An Elgin man allegedly involved in a burglary ring responsible for up to 10 home burglaries will stand trial for one of the incidents. DeKalb County associate Circuit Court Judge Richard Larson found probable cause in the burglary charge against Anthony Mayfield, 18, of Elgin. Mayfield was charged with...

Circle K aims at friendship, service

Christine Ader

January 30, 1987

The NIU Circle K is a unique service organization aimed at promoting leadership and friendship, and even though it is more than 10 years old, only recently has its membership grown. Circle K's main goals include campus and community service and personal development. Its activities include fundraising...

Ice, winds cause electrical outages, minor accidents

Mike Solley

January 30, 1987

Freezing rain and gusting winds caused power outages and slippery conditions in and around DeKalb Thursday. Don Sibigtroth, spokesman for Commonwealth Edison, said customers in Earlville, Shabbona and Waterman were without electricity for three hours starting at 10:30 a.m. Reports from DeKalb includ...

Greenpeace speaker promotes action

Tom Omiatek

January 30, 1987

The history and goals of Greenpeace, the organization which started such campaigns as "Save the Whales" and "Nuclear Free Pacific," was presented at NIU Wednesday night by the Campus Activities Board. Speaker Peter Dykstra, national media director for Greenpeace, urged an audience of 230 to do what they can to ...

Countryman reviews election

Mike Solley

January 29, 1987

A contested State Representative election, decided by only four votes, is being reviewed by the House Committee on Elections, which includes newly appointed member John Countryman, R-DeKalb. There seems to have been a problem with the "conduct of the election" for State Representative of the 85th di...

Homosexuals confront stereotypes

Ginger Riehle

January 29, 1987

"When people think of homosexuals, they imagine them meeting in the bathroom and having sex in two minutes. They don't exchange names and feel no emotion," said Paul Schmig, co-president of the Gay/Lesbian Union. Minority discrimination has been, and still is, a controversial issue both on and off campus. Th...