Northern Star

Doctoral students eligible for award

Tammy Sholer

January 16, 1987

More than $98,000 will be granted to NIU graduate students pursuing their doctorate degrees during the 1987-88 school year. Jerrold Zar, Graduate School dean, said the Dissertation Completion award was established two years ago to support graduate students who, in their final year of study, only have...

NIU athletics to undergo review

Jim Wozniak

January 15, 1987

NIU President John LaTourette Tuesday ordered an extensive internal and external review of NIU intercollegiate athletics to clearly define the university's athletic direction. LaTourette said the review will be conducted by personnel inside and outside the university who will act as hs advisers. He said h...

Council to examine racial injustice

Tom Omiatek

January 15, 1987

The formation of a University Council task force to investigate the injustice and violence against minority groups at NIU should be complete by the end of the week, said Jim Giles, executive secretary of the council. The task force will include as many as 20 individuals from the council and will consist of facul...

Programs to interest minorities

Ginger Riehle

January 15, 1987

NIU President John LaTourette said he is concerned about the increasing number of minority dropouts cited in a Bell Commission report on educational responsibilities. LaTourette said there should be community action programs which work to make minority parents and children more aware of completing the...

DeKalb Airport to start ‘master plan’

Nancy Broten

January 15, 1987

The DeKalb City Council Monday gave approval to the Department of Public Works' request for aid from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and to continue plans for improvement at DeKalb-Taylor Municipal Airport. The proposed improvements, which include construction of a new aircraft parking ramp and the ext...

Hearing date is continued

January 15, 1987

NIU students Jerry Diaz and Peter Gogola were to appear in DeKalb County Circiut Court Wednesday, but the hearing was continued to next month. Diaz and Gogola, both legally blind, are charged with voluntary manslaughter for the July 22 death of a Genoa man. Robert Lurz, 30, was shot and killed while...

New director looks at position’s goals

January 15, 1987

The merging of NIU's telecommunications office with the computer systems and operations center has created a new position at the university. Walter Czerniak has been appointed director of Computing and Telecommunication Operations. Czerniak is a former computer and communications research manager for...

Council to start drug task force

Tom Omiatek

January 15, 1987

The University Council Wednesday rejected the initiation of the drug assistance progam on an interim basis in favor of a motion to form a task force designed for all NIU students. The Alcohol and Drug Assistance Program for Athletes was a comprehensive program of services aimed at helping the student at...

Big brothers, sisters, play parents’ roles

Tammy Sholer

January 15, 1987

While more than 25 NIU faculty members and students are big brothers or big sisters to a single-parent child, 36 children are still on waiting lists. Terry Schade, Family Service Agency case worker, said the agency finds a big brother or sister for children between the ages of seven and 13. These chil...

WNIU broadcasts from new tower

Suzanne Tomse

January 14, 1987

While WNIU's damaged transmission tower remained unrepaired, the station began broadcasts Dec. 31 over a new radio tower located at Route 69 and Interstate 39. The new tower will be used for all WNIU broadcasting but it will not "totally" replace the damaged tower, located next to Kishwaukee Hall on Co...

CPR helps firemen to save lives

Michelle Byrne

January 14, 1987

DeKalb Firefighters' "save rates" for the resuscitation of clinically dead patients is on the rise, and their efforts have been recognized by the DeKalb City Council. Firefighter/Paramedic Larry Haler said that paramedics have recently been able to save more lives because a larger percentage of the publ...

Food quality kept up by Test Kitchen

Mary Herdliska

January 14, 1987

NIU's Test Kitchen, where University Food Service recipes are tested twice weekly, is 25 years old this month. NIU is one of the few schools that has a test kitchen. The kitchen is located in the lower level of Douglas Hall. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, NIU Food Specialist Patricia Lee and a panel...