What's Happening with the OSC?


Congratulations to this year's 50/50 Raffle winner, Patricia Maxwell! Patricia is an Outreach Coordinator in the College of Engineering & Engineering Tech.

Patricia Maxwell

*Pictured: Patricia (left) being presented with her winnings by OSC President, Holly Nicholson. 

We appreciate you attending StaffFest, and would like to thank you for your generous support of the Dependent Endowed Scholarship Program and your donations to the Huskies Student Food Pantry! A special thank you to the kitchen workers for providing delicious meals for all the attendees and to all of the Holmes Student Center's staff who help make this event successful. Please send comments about StaffFest to: osc@niu.edu. Check back to the website soon to view photos of the event.


The Giving Project - Do you want to make gifts for people in need? These get-togethers are a way for NIU Huskies to give of ourselves for others. Join the Huskies who are excited about creating practical and useful items for those in need while collaborating on ideas for projects. If you don't want to make a gift, but you'd like to help, we could use others to prepare the materials that the crafters use. If you'd like to join us, please RSVP Pam Roesner at proesner@niu.edu or 753-9202. We reserved  rooms from 12:00-1:00 p.m. as follows:

Date        Room Date         Room Date       Room

9/1  HSC Glidden Rm

9/15  HSC Room 306

9/29  HSC Glidden Rm

10/13  HSC Glidden Rm

10/27  HSC Glidden Rm

11/10  HSC Glidden Rm

12/1  HSC Glidden

12/15  HSC Glidden Rm

See you next year!

Activities are being planned based on your interests. Thanks to those who completed the Activity Survey. If you haven't completed one yet, please let us know what interests you, and take the Activity Survey.

If you have a hobby or craft that you would like to teach NIU staff, faculty and students, please let OSC know! Contact Pam Roesner at: (815) 753-9202 or proesner@niu.edu 

We will be scheduling a reserved viewing at the NIU Observatory soon. (Please check back on our website for updates on this and other events and activities.)

A Huskie you should know: Spotlight on operating staff Featured civil service employee: David Pevonka

Pevonka–building services worker, NIU starting pitcher and trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Dave Pevonka, a building services worker at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center (BAVC), has an interesting story to tell about his past. Some NIU faculty and staff may remember him from when he was an NIU student; he was a starting pitcher and a corporate fitness major from 1980-1983. He spent 17 years as a trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange prior to working at NIU.

A Huskie baseball player from 1980-1983, he is one of the elite group of Huskie baseball players who is an all-time letter-winner for his pitching skills in 1981. The corporate fitness student didn’t graduate because he was offered an opportunity at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).  More

Nominate somebody! Send us an email with who you want to nominate and why. We'll post feature stories on them here.

Operating Staff Personnel Advisor

Congratulations John Hulseberg, who was elected as the Operating Staff Personnel Advisor (OSPA), a new resource for civil service employees at NIU. 

Who is the OSC?

The Operating Staff Council is here to represent all operating staff employees in the shared governance at NIU. Please feel free to contact any OSC member if you have questions or concerns.

OSC Meetings:

  • OSC meetings are open meetings and anyone can attend.
  • We will come to your area in the future. Email us if you would like us to come there!
  • Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
  • The August OSC meeting will be held in the Holmes Student Center Hunt Room. 
  • View current meeting minutes. The September agenda isn't available as of yet.

News You Can Use

Here is the latest edition of the Northern Staff News.

NIU Today is your online news source that keeps you up to date on NIU. 

Campus safety bulletins are on the Emergency Information website. Instructions on how to subscribe to NIU's safety bulletin tesxt message service are on the Emergency Notification System web page.

Information on more workshops coming soon!