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The NIU Recreation Center’s new sign on Thursday. NIU Recreation is reviving a program where faculty and staff can play pickup basketball games. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Staff and faculty shoot hoops and build camaraderie

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | April 6, 2023

DeKALB – NIU’s Recreation Center is seeking to revive an old tradition – shooting hoops with faculty and staff. NIU faculty and staff are encouraged by NIU Recreation to take part in basketball pickup games at noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays...

NIU celebrates National Eating Disorder Awareness week

By Jamie O'Toole l Senior Reporter | February 21, 2020

Upon entering the residence halls around campus and the Holmes Student Center, students will find a display of mannequins accurately portraying faulty “ideal” body types that society has instilled in many people’s minds. The traveling display will...

DeKalb County Sheriffs Officers stopped a vehicle for driving without lights on at the corner of Annie Glidden Road and Stadium Drive at 2 a.m. Sunday. The driver, David M. Stearns, 19, of St. Charles, did not admit to drinking, but failed field sobriety tests. Police arrested Stearns for DUI, DUI over .08, driving without lights on when required and unlawful consumption of alcohol. The other passengers, Garret H. Pahlke, 19, Adam C. Taylor, 19 and Trevor T. Schatzlein, 19, all of St. Charles, were arrested for unlawful consumption of alcohol. DeKalb County Sheriffs Officers stopped a vehicle that failed to yield to another vehicle and not use a turn signal on the corner of Annie Glidden Road and Hillcrest Drive at 3:52 a.m. Sunday. The driver, Chad J. Keller, 25, of Milwaukee, Wis., admitted he had been drinking and failed field sobriety tests. Police arrested Keller for failing to signal, DUI and DUI over .08, and transported him to the DeKalb County Jail pending bond. Police responded to an apartment in the 1000 block of Lincoln Highway for a report of subjects trying to break into the apartment at 7:40 p.m. Saturday. Police arrested David J. Vogt, 27, of Chicago, for disorderly conduct, battery and obstructing a peace officer, Michael J. Vogt, 20, of Freeport, for disorderly conduct and Brett R. Westerland, 19, of Coal City, for unlawful consumption of alcohol, using a fictitious drivers license and obstructing a peace officer. Complainants called police at 9:24 p.m. Friday because they were worried about their friend, who they told police was intoxicated. Police located the subject, Justin V. Korff, 24, of DeKalb, in the 300 block of East Sunset Place, where he had defecated in the front yard of a residence. Police issued Korff a citation for defacing public property and released him.

Campus Crime April 2018

By Northern Star Staff | July 9, 2018

 The following was taken directly from the NIU Police Department. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The NIU Police Department provides police reports at safety.April 51. At 11:18 a.m., someone...

Rec center fees unfair to students

By Editorial Board | March 1, 2018

 The benefits given to students at the Recreation Center, compared to non-student members, are not acceptable.Non-student members, such as faculty, retirees, community members and dependents, can purchase the Fitwell Membership for an annual cost of...

Corina Salinas, junior athletic training major, boards her kayak and lets instructors launch her into the water to begin the kayak pool workshop.

Students attempt kayaking

March 23, 2017

Corina Salinas, junior athletic training major, boards her kayak and lets instructors launch her into the water to begin the kayak pool workshop.

Pass/Fail: Rec Center locks may prevent theft, Lucinda alignment result of bad plans

By Kaylyn Zielinski | February 29, 2016

Pass:The Student Association will be working to install new locks, chosen by students, at the Recreation Center. The change of locks could help prevent future theft which is a concern when people have to keep their things in a public place. Students can...

Women’s sauna out of order until further notice

By Northern Star staff | February 26, 2016

The women’s sauna at the Recreation Center is temporarily out of service until further notice, said Nick Maentanis, coordinator for facility operations for the Recreation Center.“The women’s timer is temporarily down because the timer that regulates...

Students to vote on Rec Center locks

By Jackie Nevarez | November 9, 2015

Student Association President Nathan Lupstein said students will be able to test and vote on new locks for broken Recreation Center lockers next week.The SA started meeting with the Recreation Center in July to see how they could improve the issue of...

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center holds yoga events at Rec

By Northern Star staff | April 22, 2015

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center will hold a Yoga for Everybody event 7-8 p.m. Wednesday and again April 29 and May 6 at the Recreation Center, Activity Room 2.The event on Wednesday will be for those who identify as men. The event on April 29...

You can stay fit without a gym over spring break — just use workout videos on the Internet and start working out slowly, gradually building up intensity, writes columnist Michelle Moreno.

You don’t need to head to the gym to look good for Spring Break

By Michelle Moreno | March 2, 2015

You can stay or get in shape over Spring Break regardless of where you are or what equipment is available.Jenna Daniels, personal trainer at the Recreation Center, has easy-to-follow Spring Break workout tips which range from creating achievable goals...

Recreation Center to host free Texas hold ’em tournament Friday

By Northern Star staff | February 9, 2015

The Recreation Center will host Greek, independent men and womens Texas hold ’em tournaments Feb. 24.The deadline for registration is Feb. 17 at 11:55 p..m. and the tournaments are free. Students can compete in teams with a minimum of one person per...