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When wintry weather takes a turn for the worst, students and employees often ask if the university will be open. As a general rule, NIU is always open until otherwise notified. The decision to declare an emergency weather suspension of campus operations, including class cancellations, is a data-informed, consultative process involving several areas, including Public Safety, the...
Red-and-black mittens
The Office of Student Academic Success and Financial Cents thank the NIU community for the terrific response to this past fall’s winter clothing drive. If you or someone you know needs some winter items (coat, hat, gloves, scarfs, etc.), stop by the Office of Student Academic Success/Financial Cents in the Academic Advising Center building to...
NIU students, faculty and staff need warm weather gear, and NIU’s Financial Cents program wants to help. Members of the NIU community are asked to come together to provide coats, hats, gloves and more for the winter season. Drop-off locations across campus are located in the Holmes Student Center, the Campus Life Building (by University...
Photo of a Huskie Service Scholar holding a coat and scarf
NIU’s Huskie Service Scholars program is collaborating with the DeKalb Area Women’s Center (DAWC) to coordinate a Winter Wear Drive for the community. This event will be held from Monday, Nov. 9, through Wednesday, Nov. 18, as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Donations of gently used jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, boots and...
Campus snowball fun – Winter 2013
Although today’s weather does not necessitate a closure of campus, the combinations of temperature, rain/sleet and the ground temperature are making for icy conditions on the sidewalks and roads around campus. The Grounds and Building Services staff are using all the available equipment to provide salt and keep the campus paths of travel as safe...
Photo of a snowblower
With a huge snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast today, residents from New Jersey to Maine are preparing for two feet or more of the white stuff to blanket their homes, roads, schools, hospitals and more. The blizzard warning already has canceled nearly 1,500 flights. And how, in 2015, will everywhere from New York to...
Photo of couple cross-country skiing
NIU Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Adventures is planning plenty of winter fun in 2015. Registration deadlines and pricing for faculty, staff and community members is available online. Online pay options include credit cards or bursar charge. To pay with cash, check or Huskie Bucks, visit the Adventure Center. For more information, call (815) 753-9423 or email...
Campus snowball fun – Winter 2013
Last year’s polar vortex caused some of the most severe winter weather Illinois has seen in the past 50 years, and the recent cold snap has everyone wondering what this winter will bring. Is the polar vortex part of global warming or proof that it doesn’t exist? STEM Café invites you to find out at...
Photo of a trumpet
The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra invites the public to its Holiday Pops Concert: Winter Wonderland. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. Pre-concert music, beginning at 6:15 pm, will be provided by the NIU Suzuki Program. Post-concert music will be provided by the...
Snow on the NIU campus
With the unseasonably frigid air this week, memories resurfaced of last winter’s biting cold, brought on by the dreaded polar vortex. But as NIU climatologist David Changnon points out, it’s not simply the cold that makes us miserable. Changnon, who has been studying the impacts of last winter for an upcoming publication, can describe the...
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...
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...
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