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A Student Association Senate standing vote was almost unanimous as senators voted to pass a resolution that asks NIU to cancel Circus Spectacular. The vote was part of the SA Senate’s meeting Sunday in the Holmes Student Center.

SA votes ‘no’ to circus show

By Rachel Scaman | February 16, 2014

The Circus Spectacular will not come to the Convocation Center if the Student Association Senate has its way.SA Senate decided on a new Board of Elections Committee as well as a resolution to show the Senate does not support the Circus Spectacular coming...

Senate’s cancelation for Super Bowl upsetting

By Shaz Sheikhali | February 3, 2014

The Student Association Senate canceled its meeting Sunday because of the Super Bowl — as if the senators didn’t need to form committees or discuss anything that is important.SA Senate has been talking about fixing voter turnout for its elections,...

SA Senate prepares for speaker elections

By Shaz Sheikhali | November 11, 2013

Student Association senators nominated speaker candidates at their Senate meeting Sunday. Speaker elections will be held next week.The SA speaker is the regulator of SA Senate meetings and the senators. He or she is also the acting voice of the student...

Pass/Fail: Dentists help vets for free, Homesickness isn’t unusual

By Danny Cozzi | November 10, 2013

Pass: Dentists help vets for freeVeterans had the opportunity  to receive free dental care Saturday thanks to Collins Dental Group, 2025 Aberdeen Court, according to today’s Northern Star article.Veterans and their families received free cleanings,...

Senate, police chief talk Travel Inn

By Shaz Sheikhali | November 3, 2013

Bill Nicklas, vice president of Public Safety, and NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips spoke with Student Association Senate about gunfire Friday at the Travel Inn.The Senate’s Sunday meeting also featured an appearance from Eric Weldy, vice president of...

Student Senate, DeKalb police chief connect

By Shaz Sheikhali | October 28, 2013

Police Chief Gene Lowery addressed the DeKalb Police Department’s relationship with students at the Student Association Senate meeting Sunday.Lowery, a guest speaker at the meeting, commended senators on the efforts they put in creating a connection...

Students need to attend Bold Futures Workshops

Students need to attend Bold Futures Workshops

By Kim Randall | October 27, 2013

NIU President Doug Baker has been making extensive efforts to bring about change. Perhaps the most important one he’s put forth is the Bold Futures Workshops.These workshops were created with the intent of bringing our community together to collaborate...

DeKalb Mayor John Rey visited the Skyroom Sunday during the Student Associations 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.

Rey meets with SA Senate, talks about NIU-city relationship

By Shaz Sheikhali | October 20, 2013

Mayor John Rey spoke with the Student Association Senate on city-university partnerships at the Senate’s meeting Sunday.CommuniversityRey hopes to build a relationship between NIU and the community. He plans on doing this by maintaining contact with...

Kelly Iseli, sophomore electrical engineering major, places her vote tuesday for the Student Association Senate at DuSable Hall in September 2013.

SA Senate elections don’t see hoped-for turnout

By Alan Kozeluh | September 26, 2013

A group of about 30 students waited in line outside the Holmes Student Center Wednesday to get their hands on a Samsung Galaxy. Meanwhile, inside the Student Center, a lone poll-taker sat waiting for students to vote in the Student Association Senate...

Student Association struggles to fill seats

By Roxana Moraga | September 18, 2013

The Student Association Senate ballot may look a little empty come elections Tuesday and Wednesday.The SA Senate represents student interest across campus and serves as the voice of the student body to the university administration, but interest in the...

Students able to learn about opportunities at SA Senate

By Erin Kolb | August 29, 2013

Do you have what it takes to make change at NIU?The Student Association is looking for students in good academic standing with a GPA above 2.5 to run for a position in the SA Senate.SA Senate Speaker James Zanayed said being a senator is great experience...

Senator Domke and Senator Frank listen in on the Bill to appropriate Supplemental funds to the MAC championship in the Senate meeting on Sunday. Approximately $9000 will be used towards providing a bus ride to Detroit and food for NIU students. The game will take place on November 30th vs. Kent State at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

SA Senate to provide funds for bus trips to MAC championship, eliminates SA position

By Erin Kolb | November 18, 2012

The Student Association (SA) will fund a trip for students for the upcoming MAC Championship game. The SA Senate passed a bill to give $8,000 to help provide bus trips to the game at its meeting Sunday. The game will take place on Nov. 30 in Detroit....