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Staying healthy in winter conditions

By Erin Kolb | March 7, 2013

Eating a balanced diet can play a role in staying healthy during the winter months. Martha O’Gorman, Recreation Services’s nutrition program director and registered dietitian, said the season’s weather prevents people from getting necessary nutrients....

Health and Wellness Fair promotes healthier NIU

By Lauren Dielman | March 26, 2012

Students can get free health screenings, chair massages, acupuncture, skin care information and more all in one place: the Health and Wellness Fair. Friday marks the 20th annual Health and Wellness Fair. Employee Relations collaborates with Recreation...

NIU offers free condoms to promote a safer-sex environment

By Faith Healy | September 20, 2011

Students looking to get intimate and keep it safe can rest easy; Health Enhancement provides condoms for free. "Our goal was to remove barriers so that students who wanted to use condoms could get them quickly and cheaply," said senior health educator...

Renting a canoe is just one of the activities offered by NIU’s Outing Centre this summer

By Shelby Divett | July 25, 2011

DeKALB | Tippecanoe and rent one, too. At NIU, students have the chance to get out and have an adventure instead of spending the summer indoors. Outdoor Adventure, a branch of Recreation Services, is located in the Outing Centre inside the Rec Center,...

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Graduate student Bobby Saghafi throws down  scissors during a rock, paper, scissors tournament Wednesday night at the NIU Rec Center.

Rock, paper, scissors champ thinks one step ahead

By Alex Fiore | April 6, 2011

Rock, paper, scissors, shoot! That phrase could be heard echoing the halls of the Campus Recreation Center Wednesday night during Recreation Services ' first ever Rock, Paper, Scissors contest. Twelve people participated in the single-elimination tournament,...

Student Association confirms executive cabinet, supreme court justices

By Jacqueline Evans | October 10, 2010

The Student Association Senate met Sunday to confirm positions among the Student Association. The positions confirmed included the executive cabinet as well as the supreme court justices. "By having the senate approve the cabinet, we get the best appointments...