winter

Attention, artists! President Baker wants holiday card designs

Ice skaters at the East Lagoon
Although the autumn chill has yet to settle in permanently, and the leaves mostly remain green and still clinging to their trees, the holidays are not far away. NIU President Doug Baker sends holiday cards throughout the university and community each winter, using designs created by NIU students. Baker’s new annual tradition allows him to support the…

SA adds Huskie buses for winter weather

A Huskie Bus in winter
Joe Frascello, director of mass transit for the NIU Student Association and chairman of the Mass Transit Board, has announced additional Huskie buses to supplement routes made congested by winter weather. Frascello made the changes after consulting with officials inside and outside the Student Association to utilize funds saved by route changes during the fall semester. Because…

Lace ’em up: East Lagoon open for ice skating

East Lagoon
The East Lagoon near Altgeld Hall is free and open to all for ice skating. The ice is checked by employees of the Grounds Department, which is in charge of the sign located on the south end of the lagoon. A green sign indicates it is safe to skate. Skaters should always check the sign to ensure the…

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