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The Committee for the Preservation of Wildlife will host Art in the Park from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Montgomery Hall.

Committee for the Preservation of Wildlife to host floral decoration

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | September 16, 2019

DeKALB — The Committee for the Preservation of Wildlife will bring flora to the students of NIU with Art in the Park. The event will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday outside Montgomery Hall, according to the NIU Calendar Page, and will be a place for NIU...

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Association to show off owl, vulture at Wednesday event

By Northern Star staff | March 4, 2015

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Association will hold an informational wildlife event at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Montgomery Hall Auditorium.The event will feature a presentation from the Oaken Acres Wildlife Center, 12140 Aldrich Road in Kingston. Members from the...

Pass/Fail: NIU offers help for going smoke-free; Students skip classes at end of semester

By Marilou Terrones | November 16, 2014

Pass: NIU offers help for going smoke-freeThough the Smoke-Free Campus Act won’t be in effect until July 1, a task force is compiling resources to help community members end their smoking habits.NIU administrators have proven they care about the well-being...

Pass/Fail: City Council saves homes from zones; steam outage will leave students cold

By Carl Nadig | October 29, 2014

PassCity Council decided to exclude the John and Harrison Street neighborhoods from a proposed enterprise zone.These neighborhoods are sacred to the city’s identity. These streets are meaningful to the people who live or have lived in the area. The...

Steam outage to affect 6 buildings

By Northern Star Staff | October 22, 2014

A steam outage will be in effect Nov. 2-14 for some campus buildings.The outage is due to emergency repairs planned for the East Heating Plant’s main steam lines, according to an NIU Today news release. The dates are subject to change depending on the...

Trustees voting on 2015 budget

By Jackie Nevarez | September 16, 2014

The Board of Trustees is expected to review and approve the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 internal budget Thursday.The Board of Trustees will meet 9 a.m. in Altgeld Hall, Room 315, to give its final approval for the FY 2015 budget, which plans for $426.5...

Bat in Montgomery passes test

By Jackie Nevarez | September 11, 2014

Bat sightings in NIU buildings can be resolved with a call to NIU Police and removal by DeKalb Animal Control.The DeKalb County Health Department reported the first rabid bat of the year had been found in a DeKalb home on Aug. 19, becoming one of 18 rabid...

Animal facilities need $850K to fund lab upgrades, renovations

By Kelly Bauer | September 3, 2014

Up to $850,000 in funding from NIU is needed to update the facilities where the university’s lab animals are kept.The animals are used in research projects and studies and reside in Montgomery Hall and the Psychology Building. The $850,000 would go...