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Joe Lovelace wondered what it was like to be a police officer. Now he knows. Lovelace, director of Students’ Legal Assistance at NIU, was one of more than a dozen members selected to be part of the Citizens Police Academy pilot program, which kicked off Jan. 27 at the NIU Police Department. “The program is...
John Ithal
John Ithal, who brings more than two decades of experience in law enforcement with the North Aurora Police Department, has been named NIU’s director of Clery Compliance. Ithal, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Aurora University and a master’s degree from Lewis University, is the first to hold the newly created position. He reports to NIU...
Each year, Illinois gets hit with more than 60 tornadoes, on average, and ranks in the Top 10 for the most tornadoes of any state in the nation. The odds of one or more tornadoes hitting a portion of DeKalb County is at least one in three every year. Our area also encounters 60 mph...
Mary Ellen Schaid
Only “yes” means “yes” is the message for the NIU community since NIU’s consent policy was officially adopted in regards to initiating sexual encounters. Over the past two months, NIU Today has featured members of the university’s Violence Against Women Task Force and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Implementation Committee who have worked so diligently...
NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips
In an effort to protect and serve the Huskie community, members of the NIU Police Department are taking part in a groundbreaking education program that will help them identify and respond to citizens who are experiencing mental health crises or showing signs of substance abuse. “It is important for all of our first responders to...
An early shot of the tornado near Franklin Grove, Ill. Photo courtesy Walker Ashley, NIU Deparment of Geography
On the early evening of April 9, 2015, a large, violent tornado moved across portions of Lee, Ogle, DeKalb and McHenry counties, with winds as high as 195 mph. DeKalb County’s small community of Fairdale sustained a direct hit from the twister, which killed two and injured dozens of others. Unfortunately, the odds of some...
Signs on snowy NIU campus
NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women will host a conference Friday, March 4, on “Creating a Safer Campus – Policies, Training, and Standards.” The conference, scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chandelier Room of Adams Hall, will focus on NIU’s response to the Violence Against Women Act. Because the responsibility...
Dathan Jackson
Many people work behind the scenes to ensure that Huskie safety is at the forefront. That includes member of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Implementation Committee and the Violence Against Women Task Force. Since NIU’s consent policy was officially adopted, only “yes means yes” when it comes to initiating sexual encounters. Here’s more about...
Members of NIU’s Department of Police and Public Safety work behind the scenes to ensure that Huskie safety is at the forefront. This month, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel are being saluted as part of the 17th annual Collegiate EMS Week, which began Monday and runs through Nov. 15. Sponsored by the National Collegiate Emergency...
When it comes to initiating sexual encounters, only “yes” means “yes” is the message for the NIU community since NIU’s consent policy was officially adopted. Many have worked diligently behind-the-scenes on the university’s Violence Against Women Task Force and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Implementation Committee to bring this issue to the forefront. NIU...
NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips
I get excited every year during Homecoming week about the great opportunities to highlight Northern Illinois University and our fantastic social activities that lead up to Huskie football’s annual Homecoming game on Saturday. Homecoming is probably the quintessential campus event that draws so many NIU alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends to our community....
Holly Orcutt
Only “yes” means “yes” is the message for the NIU community now that NIU’s consent policy officially was adopted in regard to initiating sexual encounters. Over the next few months, NIU Today will feature members of the university’s Violence Against Women Task Force and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Implementation Committee who have worked...
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