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A Huskie you should know: Spotlight on operating staff Featured civil service employee: Colleen Leonard

 Alumni story is Leonard's success story

Colleen LeonardColleen Leonard engages with NIU alumni through writing for social media, the website, bimonthly enewsletter and Northern Now. As a publicity promotion specialist for the Office of Alumni Relations, she also markets events and arranges mascot appearances for Mission.

“Colleen’s effort and work ethic changed the way we communicate from the Office of Alumni Relations,” said David Haas, director of operations for the NIU Alumni Association. MORE

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Want to do a fun activity with your NIU friends?

NIU Art Museum - Art Deco Exhibition at 116 Altgeld Hall
 Sat., 5/7, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. and
Wed., 5/11, from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

NIU Observatory - Telescope viewing at Davis Hall Room 703 
Mon., 5/9, 6:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Open to all. Watch mercury in transit in front of the sun. This occurs about 13 times in a century. 
Wed., 5/11, 9:00-11:00 p.m. Observatory Telescope Viewing
 Due to popularity demand, we arranged for our own evening viewing! Please contact Pam Roesner at proesner@niu.edu or 753-9202 to RSVP.

Thank you to those who completed the Activity Survey. For those who didn't get a chance to yet, we are planning activities based on your interests! Please let us know what interests you and take the Activity Survey.

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.
  • Usually the OSC meetings are held in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room. Please check here for any changes.
  • View current meeting minutes. The April agenda is available.

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.


Thank you operating staff for coming to StaffFest and for helping make StaffFest 2015 so successful! The 50/50 winner, Logan Halstead, Building Services Worker is $176 richer, as is our staff Dependent Scholarship. Thank you to all who donated and congratulations, Logan! Also, see previous years StaffFest photos.

Thanks for coming to our Steer Your Career workshops!

Watch for information on the next workshop that will be held in the spring.