2016StaffFest

What's Happening with the OSC?

Activities 

Bowling Night - Thank you for attending the NIU Staff Bowling Event that the Operating Staff Council sponsored on January 12. Members of the staff and their families had an excellent time! We thank Huskies Den for a great time of bowling, games and fun! 

The Giving Project - Do you want to make a difference, and help people in our community? These workshops are a way for NIU Huskies to give of ourselves for others. The Giving Project is featured in NIU Today.

        The Giving Project Making Scarves            The Giving Project Makes Sleeping Mats

*Pictured: Some attendees of The Giving Project crocheting scarves for Huskie students in need of support and Theresa LaRocco, Admissions/Records Supervisor at the Graduate School, holds up a sleeping mat to be given to a homeless person without shelter.

Join the group in spring 2017 for workshops that will be held in the Holmes Student Center Glidden Room (ground level next to the OneCard ID Services Office) from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: 1/10, 1/24, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11 and 4/25. Come to one or as many as you like! Workshops are open to all staff, faculty, students and retirees. Bring a project that you are currently working on, a crochet hook if you'd like to learn how to crochet (large size such as "K" or larger for beginners), or a pair of scissors if you would like to help by preparing project materials. Yarn will be provided. If you would like to donate crochet hooks, please contact Pam Roesner at proesner@niu.edu.

More Activities are Being Planned - NIU staff, faculty, and students are welcome to attend the activities, which are being planned based on your interests. Please let us know what interests you by taking the Activity Survey.

Lead a workshop - If you have a hobby or craft that you would like to teach NIU staff, faculty and students, please let OSC know! Contact us at osc@niu.edu  


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.  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 may 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., usually in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room.

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.