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Civil Service Celebration (formerly Staff Fest)

Our annual Civil Service Celebration will be held Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom.

Our menu will include hot dogs and hamburgers along with some other delicious items. (We will stop serving around 1 p.m.)

The Dunk Tank is back! Join the fun and have a ball, get three balls for $2. This year we are adding a Cream Pie Toss at $1 per pie.  

Don't miss this fun. Mark your calendar and stay tuned! 

Activity Survey

More activities are being planned, all 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.

Giving Project Thanks You!

We had fun and created many beautiful and useful items for students in need over this past academic year. Both students and staff participated. Plastic reusable tote bags, winter scarves, baby blankets, wash cloths and other items were made and given to The Huskie Food Pantry to give to students.

We’re taking a hiatus over the summer – flex scheduling, vacations, etc – but will return in the Fall!

If you are a crafter and want to continue making items, please take them directly to the Huskie Food Pantry on the evenings they are open (every other week on Thursdays starting June 1 through August 24). Get more information about volunteering at the Huskie Food Pantry for the summer

A special "thank you" to Pam Roesner and Stacy Morse who started this worthy project and put in a lot of time and effort to bring needed items to NIU students!

A Huskie you should know: Spotlight on operating staff Featured civil service employee: Theresa LaRocco

LaRocco's excellent student service helps student retention

Theresa LaRocco, Records Supervisor for the Graduate School, gives excellent student service on a personal level, which helps student retention, and through an instructional video that she recently created. More

Nominate somebody! Send us an email with who you want to nominate and why, or complete the nomination form and send it to Pam Roesner at Human Resource Services. We'll post feature stories about 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 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. 

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