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President John G. Peters with the Committee on Resources, Space, and Budgets (CRSB) discussed the budget process and the allocation of fiscal resources at the NIU university Council meeting on Wednesday afternoon in the HSC Skyroom. Mr. Peters reiterated NIU as a student centered, and research based institution. Topics discussed included overall budget, student enrollment, campus sustainability and infrastructure, employee compensation, and NIUs Vision 2020.

University Council approves $160 million budget

By Kevin Steiger | February 28, 2013

University Council (UC) approved President John Peters’ proposal to utilize more than $160 million for different occasions across campus, including renovations, at its meeting Wednesday. Eddie Williams, executive vice president and chief of operations,...

LGBT Resource Center celebrates 10 years of service

By Kevin Steiger | February 25, 2013

Ten years ago, the LGBT Resource Center set out on a mission to provide academic and personal support to students of the NIU LGBT community. Andrea Drott, an interpersonal violence prevention health educator, was there at the opening of the LGBT Resource...

Senior finance major, Kevin Rogina talks with a recruiter from New York Life Insurance Company about employment opportunities at the Job Fair held in the Convocation center on Wednesday.

NIU students look at prospective opportunities at job fair

By Kevin Steiger | February 21, 2013

More than 1,000 students and alumni sought their dream job at the 39th spring job fair Wednesday. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. students, alumni and the public had the opportunity to meet company recruiters in person at the Convocation Center. Attendees dressed...

Dr. David Yeager speaks at his presentation: Mindsets That Promote Academic Tenacity in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center on Tuesday afternoon. His presentation focused on ways that teachers could better engage their students and set them up for success.

Speaker discusses student motivation

By Kevin Steiger | February 20, 2013

David Yeager, a Carnegie Foundation fellow and educator, presented “Mindsets that Promote Academic Tenacity” to the faculty and student body to help increase student motivation and success. The event was sponsored by the NIU Collaborative on Early...

NIU’s ROTC rifle team prepares for competition

By Kevin Steiger | February 19, 2013

The ROTC Huskie Battalion Rifle Team is practicing its marksmanship skills to prepare for its competition against ISU on Saturday. “The rifle team is a group of skilled ROTC cadets that have proven their marksmanship skills,” said freshman business...

Scholarships awarded at Honors Recital

By Kevin Steiger | February 17, 2013

Six Community School of Arts student musicians won a $250 scholarship at the end of the Honors Recital on Saturday. Twenty musicians auditioned in front of judges from the NIU Community School of the Arts in January. The judges selected six performers...

Center for Southeast Asian Studies to celebrate 50th anniversary

By Kevin Steiger | February 11, 2013

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in March with a series of events. “The purpose is to involve both NIU and the surrounding community in Southeast Asian culture,” said Elizabeth Denius, communications...

NIU Community School of Arts to put on Honors Recital

By Kevin Steiger | February 10, 2013

Six musicians between the ages of 12 and 16 will perform at the annual Honors Recital on Saturday. The six will receive a $250 talent scholarship from the NIU Community School of the Arts. This scholarship was established in 1996. The money for the awards...

Sophomore theater major, Romeo Jackson, Co-coordinator of LGBT Resource Center speaks about the history of gay rights at Conversions on Culture in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Student Center Monday night.

LGBT Resource Center hosts events in honor of Black History Month

By Kevin Steiger | February 4, 2013

In recognition of Black History Month, NIU’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center is hosting two events to encourage dialogue of black and LGBT identity. “This event was to felicitate dialogue and discussions and talk about the...

New Residence Hall Council offers week of events

By Kevin Steiger | February 4, 2013

The New Residence Hall Council has teamed up with various organizations on campus to create events throughout the week for students. Alex Pitner, graduate residence hall director, said that the upcoming events will be available to all students. “We...

A female ROTC cadet crouches during a ROTC field exercise.

Military ban raises equality discussion on campus

By Kevin Steiger | January 29, 2013

After news broke that the ban on females in combat roles would be abolished by 2016, students and Huskie Battalion members reacted to the prospect of posts being available to women for the first time. On Thursday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced...

Senator Pooler remarks about remarkably low voter turnout for Student Association elections at the Student Association meeting in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center on Saturday night.

New positions elected at SA meeting

By Kevin Steiger | January 28, 2013

The Student Association (SA) met on Sunday to discuss senator involvement and to elect members into board and director positions. Senators Mathew Wellington, Brandon Phillips, Patrick Birk, Anthony Sarna, and Michael Theodore were elected in by senate...