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SA uses Web to showcase Senate candidates

By KeAndre Worthy | September 22, 2013

Student Association Senate’s Tuesday and Wednesday elections have a new feature: Instantly accessible candidate profiles.The SA worked with EveryVote.org, a website founded by alumni Mitch Downey and Vincent Schramer, to provide a way for organizations...

Rec busier with changed hours

By KeAndre Worthy | September 18, 2013

Students should consider the time of day the next time they go to the Recreation Center to work out.The Rec’s hours changed with the new semester, and employees have reported an increase in business.“Usually in the beginning of the semester we get...

Huskie Stadium scoreboard unveiled

By KeAndre Worthy | September 12, 2013

A new addition to Huskie Stadium will impact fans’ future home game experiences.Wednesday, NIU hosted an unveiling of its new high-definition scoreboard in Huskie Stadium with a movie night for the community.Just 10 days before NIU’s first home game,...

President Doug Baker (center) talks to members of the NIU community Wednesday during his ice cream social, which was held at the MLK Commons. Students and staff gathered to greet to the president and were treated to root beer floats as they waited.

Baker, wife reach out to campus

By KeAndre Worthy | September 5, 2013

NIU had a special way to meet its president while beating the heat: Ice cream.The treat was part of Wednesday’s root beer social in the MLK Commons. Students were invited to enjoy root beer floats and relax to the sound of NIU’s Steel Band.“It’s...

Huskie Battalion alumnus promoted to general

By KeAndre Worthy | September 3, 2013

A Huskie Battalion alumnus chose the place where his career began to host a milestone for him and NIU.Col. Brian Alvin is being promoted to brigadier general in an on-campus ceremony Saturday.His military career started when he was a student at NIU.“This...