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NIU Police will join with DeKalb and Illinois State Police in conducting roving patrols and roadside safety checks to focus on impaired drivers as part of an Independence Day weekend traffic enforcement effort focusing on drunk and unbuckled drivers. Police are advising drivers to wear their seatbelts, keep their eyes on the road and drive the...
A 1992 memo from cigarette manufacturer Phillip Morris found that smokers working in places that prohibit smoking smoke 11-15 percent less than average and quit at a rate that is 84 percent higher than average. State lawmakers and health officials hope the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act, signed into law in 2014, will have a similar effect. On...
Representatives from the Northern Illinois University Police Department will join participants from the DeKalb and Sycamore Police and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Departments in carrying the “Flame of Hope” in the DeKalb County Law Enforcement Torch Run®, scheduled to take place Sunday, June 7, beginning at 3 p.m. The 7.69 mile run begins at the DeKalb...
Members of the Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety are joining law enforcement agencies in the county and throughout the state in staking out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops, including the DeKalb location near NIU’s campus, 1101 W. Lincoln Highway, on Friday, May 29. The event is part of a fundraiser at 194 Dunkin’ Donuts locations...
NHTSA logo: Click It or Ticket Day & Night
This weekend, NIU police will join with DeKalb and Illinois State Police in conducting roving patrols and roadside safety checks to focus on impaired drivers. Police are advising drivers to wear their seatbelts, keep their eyes on the road and drive the speed limit. Consider the following information: Over the Memorial Day weekend in 2014, state police...
Northern Illinois University will be the location of Friday’s DeKalb County Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Service. The ceremony, which takes place outside the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Practice Center at 4:30 p.m. May 15, honors and remembers those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left...
Four members of the NIU Police Department joined in Sunday morning’s St. Jude Police League annual memorial march in Chicago at the invitation of Eugene Williams, chief, Chicago Police Department Bureau of Support Services. NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips was joined by Lt. Jason John, Cmdr. Don Rodman and Crime Prevention Officer Weyni Langdon at the...
Leaders and first responders from Northern Illinois University, City of DeKalb and DeKalb County joined representatives from DeKalb School District 428 and the National Weather Service for a tabletop exercise program centered on a communiversity response to a hypothetical tornado incident affecting NIU and DeKalb Friday morning. The May 1 event was facilitated by NIU Meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste and NIU...
Smoke-Free NIU
In compliance with the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act, Northern Illinois University will become smoke-free Wednesday, July 1, joining more than 700 colleges and universities nationwide with smoke- and/or tobacco-free policies. With the enactment of the new law, smoking will be prohibited on all campus property, defined as property that is owned, leased, occupied or otherwise...
The Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety teamed up with DeKalb Police Department and the University Village Tenants’ Association for a free day of fun and basketball the afternoon of Saturday, April 25. Originally scheduled for Welsh Park’s Russell Road basketball courts, the basketball game was moved to Anderson Hall due to...
Rockford math teachers collaborate at the Museum of Science and Industry.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today announced it has formed the Task Force on Laboratory Safety, which will provide research universities with recommendations and guidance on the most appropriate strategies to enhance a culture of laboratory safety. NIU Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships Lesley Rigg is among the 13 task force...
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With the tornadoes that took place on April 9, more people are wondering what their threat of severe weather is in the forecast. For many people, a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms just won’t do. Will they be severe? And if so, what is the coverage of these expected to be? NIU Weather and the National Weather...
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