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Gabel Pool to remained closed; too costly to operate

By Sara Rasmussen | February 12, 2018

DeKALB | Gabel Pool will not be reopening in the near future.Gabel Pool closed after the 2017 spring semester because of its poor state.There was rust coming out of the pipes into the pool, the filtration system was bad and the tiles were falling off,...

Field house closes for spring

By Alexandria Isom | April 10, 2017

DeKALB — The recreational portion of the Chick Evans Field House is closed for the spring semester due to the wavering state budget.Sandi Carlisle, director of Campus Recreation, said programs and services for students needed to be prioritized because...

Recreation Center extends hours per students request

By Shikha Duttyal | March 23, 2014

The Recreation Center has added extra hours each day, effective today.The Recreation Center has announced new and extended hours for the Student Recreation Center and Chick Evans Field House. The Rec will be open an average of one and a half hours later...

Students exercise at the Recreation Center Friday night. The Student Association is looking into how the Rec is funded since it has only received 57 percent of the funding it has requested over the last three years.

Rec Center funding targeted by Student Association

By Jack Manning | November 11, 2013

The Student Association wants to change the way the Recreation Center is funded.Over the past three school years, the Rec has only received 57 percent of the funding it has requested from the SA, according to a report from Paul Julion, SA director of...

Rec fees cause students to reconsider participation

By Sierra Lowe | October 10, 2012

While many of the services provided by the Campus Recreation Center are covered by student fees, others have to be paid for. The Recreation Center’s budget cannot support all the expenses needed to plan and implement all the programs they provide, which...

SA Senate approves Tugs funding

By Felix Sarver | April 15, 2012

Funding for a long-standing Greek fraternity tug-of-war contest was approved by the Student Association Senate Sunday. The SA Senate allowed the Interfraternity Council to receive $5,000 in supplemental funding for Tugs, an annual fraternity competition....

Students exercise at the Rec center Wednesday night.

Rec Rewards provide incentive for working out

By Lauren Dielman | January 25, 2012

Students and members of the Rec Center will have the opportunity to earn various prizes by exercising or participating in one of the center's programs. "We're trying to encourage people to be active and exercise on a consistent basis," said Sandi Carlisle,...

NIU provides ‘healthy, fun activity’ with Homecoming 5k Run/Walk

By Hailey Kurth | October 5, 2011

Those looking to get a little active during homecoming celebrations have the opportunity to participate in NIU's Homecoming 5K Run/Walk.The event is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. Oct. 15."We're trying to provide a healthy, fun activity in the early morning...

NIU Rec Center receives, installs new equipment

By Brian Belford | June 9, 2011

It's no downtown country club, it's not exclusive and it doesn't have a climbing wall, but NIU's Recreational Facility is trying to give students a place to work out in style. However, expensive equipment and an out-of-date facility are two problems facing...

Senators Derek Koegel and Mike Theodore introduce a service project to the Student Association Senate Sunday night.

Rec Center to receive $100K from SA

By Shaun Zinck & Felix Sarver | May 1, 2011

DeKALB | The Student Association Senate allocated $100,000 to the Campus Recreation Center to update and purchase equipment during its final meeting of the academic year Sunday night. The money is coming from the Student Association’s General Reserve...