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Snow on the NIU campus
Due to extreme weather conditions, Northern Illinois University’s main DeKalb campus and satellite locations will be closed Monday, February 2. Classes have been canceled at all NIU campuses. Only personnel associated with essential services and operations will be required to report to work per established procedures. Additionally, the Huskie Bus Line,  Huskie Safe Line shuttle...
A Huskie Bus in winter
Due to extreme weather conditions that include poor visibility and blowing and drifting snow, the Huskie Bus Line will stop running at 7 p.m. Sunday evening. The same weather conditions have also forced the suspension of Huskie Safe Line and Huskie Student Patrol operations. Please call NIU Police at 753-1212 with questions. A blizzard warning...
UPDATE (2/2/15): EMERGENCY SNOW ROUTE PARKING BAN HAS BEEN CANCELED EFFECTIVE NOON, FEBRUARY 2. The City of DeKalb has issued a snow route parking prohibition in advance of approaching severe winter weather conditions. The city is encouraging students and residents to move vehicles currently parked in city streets to driveways or parking lots during the...
NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips says college students across the United States have been targeted to participate in work-from-home scams and cautions students to closely examine such online “job offers.” As a result of an update from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Office of Police and Public Safety issued a community awareness bulletin about...
Police Chief Tom Phillips cautions Northern Illinois University employees may receive fraudulent e-mails indicating a change in their human resource status and issued a community awareness bulletin to warn the campus community. The e-mails contain a link directing the employee to login to what appears to be the human resources website to identify this change but...
A WalletHub analysis of the financial cost of smoking in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia estimated the financial cost of smoking to be roughly $1.54 million for each smoker in Illinois over a lifetime. The high cost of tobacco use may be enough for people to consider quitting. But it...
The Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety will conduct a test of its emergency notification system Friday, Dec. 19. All 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 that is clearly labeled as a...
Adam Kinzinger
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger recognized Northern Illinois University Thursday for its “proactive leadership in creating safe, supportive living-learning communities by protecting all students from sexual assaults.” Kinzinger’s comments appear in the December 12 Congressional Record. The record commends NIU President Doug Baker for convening a Task Force on the Violence Against Women Act, bringing students, faculty, staff, administrators, public safety...
As part of a continuing effort by the Northern Illinois University Student Association (SA) and university officials, the SA announced its week of action activities in conjunction with the White House-led It’s On Us campaign, which advocates for students’ awareness of the national issue of, response to and prevention of campus sexual assaults. Student Association...
Northern Illinois University Police Chief Tom Phillips, a veteran of the U.S. Army, spoke at the 2014 Veterans Day ceremony. Listed below is a transcript of his speech to approximately 100 people gathered at the East Lagoon.  THANK YOU First, and foremost, thank you to the leadership of the NIU Veterans Association for giving me...
As part of a university initiative to reduce risk and promote safety, 10 Northern Illinois University employees were recently added to an interdisciplinary team when they were certified by Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) to teach women’s self-defense. The new instructors represent Intercollegiate Athletics, Human Resources, Health Enhancement and the NIU Police Department, adding to the...
A task force from the local and campus communities met for the first time Friday, Nov. 7, to discuss implementation of the Smoke Free Campus Act at Northern Illinois University. The task force, chaired by Derryl Block, is charged with coordinating the implementation of the act with community and campus leaders. In August, Governor Pat...
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