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Paddle the Kishwaukee cancelled, other outdoor events to continue for Family Weekend

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | October 4, 2019

NIU Adventure Center, located at 325 N. Annie Glidden Rd. DeKalb IL. was hosting a paddle session on the Kishwaukee river from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday. Because of watercraft, the event had to be canceled this weekend. The event entailed a 4-mile section of...

Fitness classes at the Recreation Center include dance fitness, indoor cycling and more.

Student Recreation Center locker rooms to get remodel

By Ashley Dwy | September 23, 2019

The Recreation and Wellness Center locker rooms are undergoing a remodel to enhance privacy and inclusivity, with the project expected to be finished by the fall 2020 semester.The budget for the remodel is $1.1 million, and funding is from the auxiliary...

Upcoming events: week of Aug. 26

Upcoming events: week of Aug. 26

By Northern Star Staff | August 26, 2019

TuesdayUniversity Honors Program Welcome Back BBQ: Honors students and staff are invited to attend a catered barbecue to meet new honors students and catch up with returning students. The barbecue is from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Campus Life Building, Room...

The Chick Evans Field House stands April 10, 2017.

Two ways to save money this summer

By Northern Star Staff | May 24, 2019

Huskie Food PantryNIU Students can stop by the Huskie Food Pantry to restock on groceries for free.The food pantry stocks different food options each week. It typically has eggs, rice, pasta, meats, soups, vegetables, fruits and snacks available.The pantry...

Fill in the blank: My favorite spot on campus is…

By Northern Star Perspective Staff | January 31, 2019

Ashley Hines | Contributor... DuSable HallBeing a political science major, almost all of my classes the last two semesters have been in DuSable Hall. The building is the closest building to my dorm, which inherently makes it superior to any other building....

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...

SA voting a responsibility

By Jeremiah Caterina | March 25, 2014

Today begins students’ chance to vote for next year’s Student Association executives.The people elected speak for students, so it’s imperative students take part in choosing those leaders.I can’t emphasize enough the importance of every student...

Pass/Fail: Campus Rec to stay open longer, Spring break is tough to get over

By Danny Cozzi | March 19, 2014

Pass: Campus Rec to stay open longerThe Student Recreation Center is set to extend its operating hours starting Monday according to an NIU Today release.Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I plan on taking advantage of the extended times. I accepted...

Some students choose local DeKalb gyms over rec center

By Dan Martynowicz | November 15, 2011

Some students choose to pay extra for off-campus gym memberships, while access to the Student Recreation Center is included in tuition and fees. Erik Calmeyer, senior operations management and informations systems major, said he holds a membership at...

NIU ‘outdoorsman’ helps students experience the wilderness

By Aurora Schnorr | October 5, 2011

On the outside, junior geology major Keith Gortowski may seem like just another NIU student, but this guy might be the closest thing NIU has to Bear Grylls. When Gortowski first came to NIU, he was looking for a group in which he could release his inner...