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Category: Safety
Sexual Assault Awareness Month graphic
Health Enhancement & Victim Advocacy Services, in collaboration with other units across campus, is hosting a series of events this month in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Members of the campus and local communities have an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the dynamics of sexual assault and how this issue impacts individuals in...
Victor E. Huskie practices self-defense.
As part of the campus initiative to promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month, female students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in a free nine-hour self-defense course with certified Rape Aggression Defense instructors at NIU. The Basic Physical Defense class is offered from 1 to 4 p.m. on three consecutive Thursdays, beginning April 17, in...
From left: Kyle Ullmark (EM specialist of the NIU Deptarment of Police and Public Safety) and NWS Chicago Lead Forecaster Matt Friedlein join NIU Staff Meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste.
Northern Illinois University has been re-certified at a very important level of readiness in protecting students, faculty and staff from severe weather. StormReady locations, including universities, are better prepared to take the right actions to save lives when severe weather strikes. This preparedness comes about through better planning, education and awareness of weather hazards. The requirements to become and maintain StormReady...
Bold Futures logo
Northern Illinois University is seeking new participants to join in the Bold Futures Workshops series scheduled from Friday, March 28, through Wednesday, April 2. NIU students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as community members are welcome to participate by registering as a new participant. Most workshop sessions will be located in the Holmes Student...
Late Night Ride
The Student Association (SA) Senate and the Department of Police and Public Safety encourage everyone to take a survey in regard to the service of Late Night Ride (LRN). The SA and NIU police have been working to improve how the system is run, and would like to hear from you to accurately represent people’s...
Photo of a tornado
As the severe weather season approaches, NIU Weather and the NIU American Meteorological Society are offering the opportunity to become a trained weather spotter. The weather spotters training will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the Cole Hall Auditorium. This event is free, open to the public and does not require pre-registration...
Following the passage of a statewide concealed carry law and a university policy banning weapons on campus last year, Northern Illinois University building service employees have begun affixing notifications at public entrances notifying students, faculty, staff and visitors of NIU’s status as a weapons free campus. Postings will be made at campus entrances as well...
Photo of cars driving on a snowy road
In an effort to ensure the safety of NIU students, faculty and staff given the rapid intensification of the snowstorm, NIU recommends all students, faculty and staff avoid travel until 4 p.m. today. All faculty, staff and students already on campus should remain there until after 4 p.m. Those currently off-campus should remain where they...
The Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety will conduct a test of its emergency notification system the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 6. All current students and employees who have provided a mobile phone number through MyNIU should receive a text message at that number and an email at their NIU email address...
Ashley Sneed
In its 2013-14 home opener, the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team defeated Mississippi Valley State in impressive fashion, 79-60, as four different scorers reached double-digit figures. Junior Natecia Augusta (Peoria, Ill./Limestone) recorded her first career double-double with career-highs in scoring and rebounding at 17 and 11, respectively. The Huskies evened their record to 1-1 on...
Photo of a young crossing guard with a stop sign
Pedestrians often misinterpret traffic laws when it comes to right-of-way. In Illinois, it is important to know that drivers AND pedestrians are both responsible for traffic safety. Northern Illinois University’s Department of Police and Public Safety advises caution for vehicles and pedestrians when approaching intersections and crosswalks. According to the Rules of the Road, drivers...
Cyber Security for the Small Business
In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, NIU Springboard is presenting a four-part webinar series for small business owners and managers. The sessions will help entrepreneurs understand the risks facing their systems and then show them how to use tools, policies and procedures to keep their data and systems safe. Sessions range in cost...
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