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University Ombudsperson addresses the University Council Wednesday, discussing the need for better counseling on campus and how her office has tried to help students feeling stress because of recent gun violence.

UNIVERSITY COUNCIL | Stevens Building to be ‘nearly complete’ in February

By James Krause | November 9, 2017

DeKALB — The Office of the Ombudsperson gave a presentation at a University Council meeting Wednesday that discussed ways students and staff can deal with stress and crisis in DeKalb that has resulted from the recent spike in gun violence.Ombudsperson...

A person sleeps on a sidewalk bench.

Homelessness up for NIU students

By Alexander Chettiath | November 23, 2015

More NIU students have been identified as homeless this year than in any years prior, according to an NIU official.Six NIU students were recognized as homeless, by the office of the Ombudsperson. They were directed to Student Affairs and Enrollment Management,...

NIU President Doug Baker discusses pension and the statement sent to the Illinois Supreme Court during University Council in May in the Holmes Student Center’s Sky Room.

Visits to Klaper rise: UC report

By Jackie Nevarez | December 2, 2014

The Ombudsperson Annual Report, which includes details on the 604 individuals who visited the ombudsperson from May 2013 to May 2014, will be presented at University Council today.The ombudsperson, located on the sixth floor of the Holmes Student Center,...

Survey seeks input on ombudsperson

By Northern Star Staff | October 5, 2014

Input on Ombudsperson Sarah Klaper’s performance is being collected by the Ombudsperson Review Committee until Oct. 27.The office of the ombudsperson, on the sixth floor of the Holmes Student Center, hears university-related issues or conflicts. The...

Ombudsperson up for evaluation

By Northern Star Staff | March 20, 2014

The University Council is evaluating ombudsperson Sarah Klaper’s performance for the 2013-2014 academic year.Under Article 19.4 of the NIU Bylaws, the University Council must evaluate the ombudsperson’s performance in the spring semester of the first...

Ombudsperson reveals workplace skills

By Keisha Howerth | November 6, 2013

Campus supervisors learned conflict-resolution skills in a workshop Tuesday.The workshop was presented by Deborah Haliczer, employee relations and training director for Human Resources, and ombudsperson Sarah Klaper.“This isn’t a special event; we...

NIU announces selection of new ombudsperson

By Northern Star Staff | August 30, 2012

The new ombudsperson for NIU will be Sarah Klaper, according to an NIU Today. Before beginning work at NIU, Klaper previously worked at DePaul University in Chicago for the College of Law, according to the NIU Today article. She taught courses in school...

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