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Public Safety
6:47 am
Fri May 30, 2014

For Disaster Drill Actors, It's The Performance Of A Lifetime

One of the "actors" at this week's disaster drill at NIU
Credit Mike Moen/WNIJ

Disaster preparedness drills are designed to give emergency crews a sense of how to respond to a catastrophe. But those involved say it’s more than just a dress rehearsal. At a drill at Northern Illinois University this week, the players did their best to deliver a convincing performance.

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4:52 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Circus No Longer Coming To Convocation Center

NIU Convocation Center
Credit WNIJ

Citing inclement weather, Carden Entertainment canceled its March 4 "Circus Spectacular" at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb. Tickets will be fully refunded.

Ticket refunds for the Convocation Center event will be available starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, using the following refund guidelines:

• Tickets purchased at a Ticketmaster outlet must be returned there;

• Tickets purchased at the NIU Convocation Center box office must be returned there;

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NIU shakeup
11:45 am
Thu September 6, 2012

UPDATE: NIU Official Allegedly Had University Custodian Clean His Home


More details are surfacing into the reasons two senior NIU administrators resigned in July for allegations of misconduct. John Gordon, director of the university's Convocation Center, allegedly had a university custodian go at least four times in the past year to his home to clean, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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