Northern Illinois University

NIU Office of Public Affairs


News Release

Contact: Melanie Magara, NIU Office of Public Affairs
(815) 753-1681

MEDIA ALERT

NIU, governorís office to turn spotlight
on need for renovation of Stevens Building

Building houses NIU School of Theatre and Dance,
Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Museum

DeKalb ó Mold and water stains spot the walls. Old heating units are exposed, some occasionally spewing steam and water. Students lug laptops to a cramped computer lab situated in an old janitorís closet, where a few must sit on the floor.

NIUís Stevens Building is in dire need of renovation and repair. The 1959 building has topped the universityís list of capital improvement projects for a decade.

NIU officials and students will join Jan Grimes, executive director of the Illinois Capital Development Board, for a 2:30 p.m. Monday press conference to spotlight the critical needs of NIUís Stevens Building.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has recommended $20.8 million to renovate the Stevens Building and for other needed remodeling and repair work at NIU.

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WHAT: A press conference to address the needs of NIUís Stevens Building

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22

WHERE: Stevens Building, just west of the Visitorís Parking Lot off Carroll Avenue. Turn north onto Carroll from Lincoln Highway (Route 38).

CALL: Melanie Magara, NIU Office of Public Affairs, (815) 753-1681

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