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A locker room is divided down the middle with aging and broken lockers on one side and sparkling, new lockers on the other. The Rec Center’s new locker room renovations are a good start, but much more could be done. (Debbie Allen | Northern Star)

Editorial: Rec Center renovations good, but not enough

By Northern Star Editorial Board | February 11, 2024

The NIU Recreation Center renovations have finally addressed the locker rooms’ glaring issues, but there is still a lot more work to be done. From the dark stains on the carpet to ugly blue lockers that began rusting what looked like years ago, the...

Fitness classes at the Recreation Center include dance fitness, indoor cycling and more.

Tips on how to fit a gym routine into your busy schedule

By Laqes Davis, Lifestyle Writer | September 12, 2022

Staying active as a college student is a great way to relieve stress after a long day of classes. The time spent engaging in physical activities can help with staying motivated throughout the semester. Exercise can increase focus and concentration. Having...

Some students choose local DeKalb gyms over rec center

By Dan Martynowicz | November 15, 2011

Some students choose to pay extra for off-campus gym memberships, while access to the Student Recreation Center is included in tuition and fees. Erik Calmeyer, senior operations management and informations systems major, said he holds a membership at...

Officiating for Intramural Sports offered through Rec

By Abbe Barton | October 5, 2011

NIU Recreation Services employs more than 45 officials in six different sports.As for hiring Intramural Officials, Rec Service hires student sport officials one semester in advance. The officials hired in the fall are for the immediate spring semester.No...

NIU softball practices late at night at the DeKalb rec

By Katie Leb | February 23, 2011

When rain turned into ice Monday night, it was easy to use bad weather as an excuse to curl up on the couch and watch the tube. NIU softball, however, was gathering up its gear and driving to the outskirts of town for practice, a ritual the players have...