What's Happening with the OSC?


NIU Staff Bowling Event - Thursday, January 12 from 4:00-7:00 - $5 gets you an All Access Pass: shoes and unlimited bowling and games at the Huskies Den in Homes Student Center. Open to all family members as well. Please RSVP to Barb Andree at bandree@niu.edu, but don't worry if you want to come at the last minute. You'll be welcome.

bowling event

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.

*Pictured: Some attendees of The Giving Project crocheting sleeping mats for homeless persons without shelter and knitting and crocheting scarves for Huskie students in need of support.

The last workshop of the year is on Thursday, 12/15 from 12:00-1:00 p.m in the Glidden Room. Next semester the workshops will be held in the Glidden Room 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. Please see attached information sheet for materials to bring and other information. If you don't want to make a gift, but you'd like to help, we could use assistance preparing project materials or donate bags, crochet hooks, knitting needles or acrylic yarn. Please contact Pam Roesner at proesner@niu.edu or 753-9202.

More Activities 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.

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 or 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.