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CIO wants feedback on printing

By Margaret Maka | November 9, 2014

Chief Information Officer Brett Coryell asked Student Association senators if they would like to render an opinion about changes to the student printing quota at SA Senate’s meeting Sunday.Coryell said a decision was made a few years ago to centralize...

Bill Nicklas, former vice president of Operations and Community Relations, gives a speech at his retirement party Friday at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. Nicklas said NIU provided him a home and family when he needed it most.

Nicklas says goodbye to 2nd family at retirement party

By Kelly Bauer | November 3, 2014

NIU provided a home for Bill Nicklas when he said he needed it most, but at a Friday retirement party he said goodbye to his second family so he can focus on his children and grandchildren.Dozens formed a line to say goodbye to Nicklas, former vice president...

Nicklas a model for NIU admin

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 3, 2014

Administrators should aim to have qualities similar to Bill Nicklas, former vice president of Operations and Community Relations: commitment to the student body and support for the community.Nicklas went above and beyond what was expected for an administrator...

Senate approves neutrality in bylaws

By Margaret Maka | November 2, 2014

Student Association Senate has approved a bill to enforce neutral viewpoints among SA members, as in the selection of SA Senators.The bill, approved at Sunday’s SA Senate meeting, requires all SA officials involved in the Senate’s vacancy approval...

Military, Non-Traditional Student Services to be merged

By Jackie Nevarez | October 29, 2014

The merger of Military Student Services and Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services will happen despite concerns voiced in the departments, said Katrina Caldwell, assistant vice president for Student Affairs.The decision to merge the two departments...

SA gives recognition to retiring VP

By Margaret Maka | October 26, 2014

The Student Association Senate passed a motion to honor Bill Nicklas, vice president of Operations and Community Relations, as an eternal honorary senator Sunday for his advocacy of students’ rights and shared governance, said SA Senate Speaker Dillon...

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Student Association Senate

By Nick Smith | October 19, 2014

DeKalb Mayor John Rey visited the Skyroom Sunday during the Student Association's Senate meeting to speak to members of SA. Rey said the city and NIU are looking to bridge gaps by communicating with city departments and officials and the student body, and by reaching out to student groups and organizations.

Student Association seeks Senate Clerk

By Northern Star Staff | October 14, 2014

Student Association Senate clerk applications are due 4 p.m. today.The clerk maintains Senate records, works directly with the SA Senate speaker and works with the SA vice president to update governing documents, according to SA Bylaws,Former SA Senate...

Junior marketing major Taras Lesyk gives a speech on why he should be appointed a senator at large at the Student Association meeting Sunday in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. The Student Association appointed nine senators-at-large as well as two Supreme Court justices.

SA Senate full after meeting

By Margaret Maka | October 12, 2014

The Student Association Senate appointed nine senators-at-large to establish a full Senate, as well as two Supreme Court justices Sunday.Elections in September failed to fill the Senate.“This is one of the earliest times that I’ve seen that the Senate...

Senator suspended after liquor charge

By Northern Star Staff | October 2, 2014

Student Association Senator Yandi Farinango, who was charged with liquor consumption as a minor Friday, will be suspended from the SA Senate until Oct. 12.SA Senate Speaker Dillon Domke consulted Kelli Bradley, SA legislative branch adviser, and spoke...

SA senator charged with drinking while underage

By Northern Star Staff | September 30, 2014

Student Association Senator Yandi Farinango, 19, of Chicago, was charged with liquor consumption as a minor Friday.Farinango, elected in last week’s Senate election with 204 votes, serves the fourth district, which according to the SA Bylaws covers...

SA Senate election voter turnout falls

By Northern Star Staff | September 28, 2014

An official report from the OneCard office shows a turnout decline of 11 voters for Student Association Senate elections since last fall’s election.The report, issued Thursday, shows the SA Senate elections saw 739 registered voters: 382 voters on Tuesday...