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Joshua Venaas, senior geology major, speaks at a S.A Senate meeting by updating the senate with the senates budget.

SA Senate voted to fix 2013 budget issues Sunday

By Felix Sarver | October 21, 2012

The Student Association (SA) Senate approved a bill to fix their budget for fiscal year 2013 at a meeting Sunday. In his presentation of the bill, SA Treasurer Joshua Venaas told the Senate there were errors in last year’s budget that required fixes....

SA Senate censures treasurer

By Felix Sarver | April 22, 2012

A resolution to censure Student Association (SA) Treasurer Jeremy Sanchez was passed by the SA Senate Sunday. Sanchez failed to give a complete budget for the 2012-2013 academic year past deadline last Thursday, Senate Speaker Austin Quick said. One of...

Brett Placek of Phi Sigma Kappa tugs against Sigma Nu on Thursday. Phi Sigma Kappa will move on to the championships on Saturday.

Tugs championship set to rematch from last year

By Shaun Zinck | April 28, 2011

This year’s Tugs championship match will be a rematch from last year, featuring the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity against the combined team of the Sigma Alpha Mu and Phi Kappa Psi fraternities. Phi Sigma Kappa won the match last year. Jeremy Sanchez, vice...

2010 Tugs Champions Phi Sigma Kappa take on the Phi Kappa Sigma and Omega Delta team on Tuesday. Phi Sigma Kappa remains the number one seed after winning the match in three ropes.

Rain won’t stop Greek tugs tournament

By Leah Spagnoli | April 26, 2011

DeKALB | Despite rainy conditions, about 500 people came to see the second day of the annual Tugs tournament on Tuesday. Jeremy Sanchez, Interfraternity Council vice president of Community Events, said he wasn't pleased with the weather. "Despite the...

Kappa Sigma fraternity works to be recognized

By Leah Spagnoli | April 17, 2011

DeKALB | Starting a fraternity at NIU is considered a long and hectic process, not something that happens overnight. Chris Wiedmaier, freshman education major, has been working over the last semester to bring Kappa Sigma back to NIU Greek life. “I wanted...

Elliott Echols elected Student Association President

By Jacqueline Evans and Danny Cozzi | March 30, 2011

DeKALB | After two days of voting throughout the campus, the results are in for the 2011-12 Student Association and Campus Activities Board elections.This year, a total of 1,189 students voted in the SA and CAB election. The turnout was lower than last...

SA treasurer candidate Jeremy Sanchez was appointed as treasurer, replacing Darrell Nelson.

New treasurer appointed in emergency SA Senate meeting

By Matt Liparota and Shaun Zinck | March 29, 2011

DeKalb | The Student Association Senate unanimously confirmed Jeremy Sanchez as SA treasurer in an emergency Senate meeting Tuesday night. The Senate held an emergency meeting to fill the vacancy left by former treasurer Darrell Nelson. Nelson resigned...

SA Treasurer candidate profile

March 23, 2011

Jeremy Sanchez Year/major: Junior/operating management and information systems Other Group Affiliations: Interfraternity Council - vice president of community events; Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity - vice president; Red Riot - member. What is the most pressing...

SA election ballot released

By Northern Star staff | February 23, 2011

The ballot for this spring's Student Association executive election has been posted. PRESIDENT Elliot Echols Derek Koegel VICE PRESIDENT Jen Johnson TREASURER Jeremy Sanchez STUDENT TRUSTEE Jaemin Robertson Nora Lindvall Candidates were allowed to begin...