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Field house closes for spring

By Alexandria Isom | April 10, 2017

DeKALB — The recreational portion of the Chick Evans Field House is closed for the spring semester due to the wavering state budget.Sandi Carlisle, director of Campus Recreation, said programs and services for students needed to be prioritized because...

Campus Recreation to host Battleship trivia

By Northern Star staff | October 5, 2016

Campus Recreation invites students to join Battleship trivia noon to 2 p.m at Neptune Central. The goal of this event is to test fitness, wellness and health knowledge.For more information contact Sharon Moskowitz, fitness and wellness graduate assistant...

Free group fitness starts this week

By Northern Star staff | August 22, 2016

Group fitness classes are free today until Sunday in Campus Recreation for students, faculty and staff.There are cardio, strength, mind and body and high intensity interval training classes available Monday through Saturday.After the conclusion of free...

Organizations to hold events for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

By Northern Star staff | February 23, 2016

A group of organizations at NIU will hold a series of events in honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness week today through Thursday to promote body positivity, according to an NIU news release.Organizations participating will be the Counseling &...

Early registration deadline approaching for Homecoming 5K

By Northern Star staff | October 13, 2015

Early registration for Campus Recreation’s sixth annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk will end next week.The race will begin at 7:45 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Student Recreation Center, on the southwest corner of Lucinda Ave. and Annie Glidden Road. It will continue...

Recreation Center introduces Trivia Tuesdays

By Northern Star staff | January 15, 2015

The Recreation Center has started a trivia contest on Facebook.Every Tuesday, the Rec's Facebook page will post trivia questions. The first person with a correct response receives a free water bottle or T-shirt as a prize. Participants may win once...

SA Senate approves of gen. ed changes

SA Senate approves of gen. ed changes

By Lauren Cliffe | September 28, 2014

The Student Association Senate passed a resolution to approve NIU Progressive Learning in Undergraduate Studies, a general education reform program, Sunday.Brandon Phillips, a member of the NIU PLUS task force; Anne Birberick, vice provost of Academic...

Wellness Fair features health screenings

By Northern Star Staff | March 25, 2014

The annual Wellness Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 26 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center.More than 85 exhibitors, with an assortment of health information, will be featured. The fair will highlight different levels...

Pass/Fail: Campus Rec to stay open longer, Spring break is tough to get over

By Danny Cozzi | March 19, 2014

Pass: Campus Rec to stay open longerThe Student Recreation Center is set to extend its operating hours starting Monday according to an NIU Today release.Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I plan on taking advantage of the extended times. I accepted...

Campus recreation discussed at SA Senate meeting

By Erin Kolb | February 24, 2013

The Student Association (SA) Senate met Sunday night to discuss student input on the state of campus recreation at NIU. Recreation Center Director Sandi Carlisle showed SA Senate a narrated PowerPoint presentation which presented feedback from students...

Dive-In Movie to screen ‘Jaws’ at Gabel Hall pool

By Sarah Contreras | April 15, 2012

Are you ready to get back in the water? Co-hosted by Campus Activities Board and Campus Recreation, the Dive-In Movie is a way to celebrate the imminent warmer weather and freedom that spring brings. Students will have the chance to throw on their bathing...

Freshman undecided major Katie Bentley selects an energy drink
at the Hot Spot, 901 Lucinda Ave. Wednesday evening.

Students may want to reconsider relying on energy drinks

November 2, 2011

Energy shots and Red Bulls may not be the right solution when students are seeking an energy boost.These neurological stimuli don't provide the same type of energy that food or sleep would."[These stimuli provide] the feeling of energy, but not a true...