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NIU Athletics searching for naming rights partner

By Eddie Garcia | February 15, 2018

DeKALB — NIU is declaring a Request for Proposal in search of potential business partners for the naming rights to the Convocation Center. This is the first time any school has done something like this in the state of Illinois.Sean T. Frazier, associate...

Football to play its first event at U.S. Cellular Field

By Scott Nicol | October 6, 2016

CHICAGO | Newly named Guaranteed Rate Field’s first event will not be a Chicago White Sox baseball game.Instead, NIU will host the first event: A Mid-American Conference rivalry game Nov. 9 against the University of Toledo Rockets.The game will be a...

Victor E. Huskie rides a Huskie Pup at the Communiversity Block Party on April 13 outside Huskie Stadium.

NIU Pup shuttles still here, but no longer for on-campus use

By Ashley Morse | October 8, 2015

Huskie Pups, small electric shuttles introduced last October as a part of NIU President Doug Baker’s plan for a 10-minute campus, will not be returning for general student use this year.One large Huskie Pup and three smaller ones, which cost $40,000...

NIU football: Huskie Stadium turf to be replaced

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2015

Huskie Stadium’s turf will be replaced this spring at a cost of up to $460,000 as the Board of Trustees’ Finance, Facilities and Operations subcommittee approved the expenditure at a Thursday meeting.John Cheney, senior associate athletic director...

NIU tennis: Chick Evans Field House to become tennis courts

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2015

Men’s and women’s tennis’ trips to practice are about to get a whole lot shorter as they’ll soon be able to call the Chick Evans Field House their practice home.Athletic Director Sean Frazier said three tennis courts will be installed in the Chick...

Huskie Pups may come back after spring break

By Frank Gogola | February 5, 2015

NIU will decide in the coming weeks when it will bring the Huskie Pups out of hibernation, although Brett Williams, Student Association director of Mass Transit, said he would “be leaning toward after spring break.”Belinda Roller, an Architectural...

John Cheney, interim associate vice president of Facilities, introduces design firms Sunday at the Student Association Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center. Representatives from three design firms spoke about renovations to the Holmes Student Center and Neptune residence halls.

NIU plans revamp of Holmes Student Center, Neptune

By Margaret Maka | December 8, 2014

Representatives from three design firms spoke at Sunday’s Student Association Senate meeting about renovations to the Holmes Student Center and Neptune residence halls, which could include adding restaurants and a music venue.John Cheney, interim associate...

NIU baseball coach Ed Mathey resigns

By Northern Star Staff | November 20, 2014

Ed Mathey is hanging up his cleats as baseball’s head coach, he announced today.Mathey had been with the Huskies for the past 12 seasons after coming to NIU from North Central College in Naperville in 2003. He also played at and graduated from North...

Alumnus Brian Lanners, of Carol Stream, 30, shares memories of when he lived in Douglas Hall, Sunday afternoon at the Douglas Hall farewell event in the Douglas Hall Cafeteria. Douglas Hall will be deconstructed in the summer.

Alumni bid farewell to Douglas Hall

By Shikha Duttyal | April 28, 2014

Alumni, staff, faculty and residents of Douglas Hall were invited to its final closing and farewell ceremony Sunday.More than 70 people came for the ceremony, which took place at the Douglas Hall A/B cafeteria. A final gathering of former and current...