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NIU university project status report 3 posts
Since the whole thing was really long, I cherry-picked these for non-athletics, from a report to the BofT on March 24, and again from May 12. Athletic-related projects will be the next post.

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NOTES: Post 1 = university projects, Post 2 = athletic/rec projects, Post 3 = artificial turf report, baseball and soccer. Also, if a summary was updated for the BofT on May 12, the summary was udated here.
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Illinois Capital Development Board projects:

--- Northern Illinois Center for Community Sustainability
Total Project Budget: $20,000,000
Funding Sources: Grant Funds & Institutional Local Funds
Authorization Date: December 2018
Status: In March 2022, Capital Development Board (CDB) was notified of pending release of funding to proceed with this project. Solicitation of consultant services is underway proposals for design firms to work on this project.

--- Health Informatics & Technology Center Building
Total Project Budget: $77,000,000
Funding Sources: FY20 State Appropriation
Authorization Date: January 2020 (for $7,700,000)
Status: In summer of 2021 a design firm was selected through CDB. Contract award was
made in April 2022 due to CDB backlog delays. Project programming and schematic
design efforts will focus on summer/fall of 2022

--- Stevens Building Addition & Renovation
Total Project Budget: $37,300,135
Funding Source: FY10 - CDB Amended FY17 & FY17 - NIU Appropriated Funds
Authorization Date: March 2017
Expected Completion: Summer 2022
Project milestone: Awaiting schedule confirmation for art installation
Status: Construction work was completed and building reoccupied in May 2018. Building
HVAC refinements were completed in 2020. The remaining open item is a State of Illinois
commissioned artwork required by state law. CDB is in the process of finalizing schedule
for this installation with the artist and hoped to be completed sometime in 2022.
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NIU athletic project status report:

Same as above (from March 24, updated from May 12 report): ______________________________________________________________
--- Recreation Center Changing Room remodel
Total Project Budget: $1,100,000
Funding Source: Institutional Auxiliary Reserves
Authorization Date: September 2019
Status: Project was put on hold at the beginning of the pandemic and is now being reprioritized for possible FY23 execution with a reduced scope.

--- Huskie Stadium Summer 2022 West Stands Exterior Maintenance Repairs
Total Project Budget: $238,250
Funding Source: Institutional Auxiliary Reserves
Authorization Date: October 2021
Status: Finalizing scope of work and preparing construction bidding documents. Work is anticipated to be completed summer of 2022

--- Convocation Center Arena & Auxiliary Gym LED Lighting Upgrades
Total Project Budget: $316,000
Funding Sources: Institutional Auxiliary Reserves
Authorization Date: June 2021
Expected Date of Completion: Spring 2022
Project Milestones: Materials receipt and coordination around events
Status: Execution schedule adjusting due to material delays and need to work around planned events.

--- Chick Evans Fieldhouse Tennis Facility Upgrades Phase I
Total Project Budget: $163,600
Funding Source: Donor Funds
Authorization Date: February 2022
Status: Work is 85% complete except for installation of a scoreboard which is on order and anticipated to be received in June.
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And finally -- though long -- the complete text regarding the artificial turf for the baseball stadium infield and the soccer field:

Agenda Item 9.c.1. Action
March 24, 2022
DEKALB CAMPUS - SOCCER AND BASEBALL FIELDS
ARTIFICIAL TURF INSTALLATION
Summary: Replacement of the existing artificial turf at the NIU Soccer Field and installation of
new artificial turf at Ralph McKinzie (baseball) Field are considered necessary improvements for
the fields to remain appropriate and competitive for collegiate level sports. The current soccer field turf is past useful-life, and the benefits of artificial turf are needed to improve the playability of the baseball field. Due to industry lead-time requirements, project approval is necessary by March to facilitate summer work prior to the fall soccer season. Work on the baseball field will be completed this fall prior to the spring playing season. This project will have an estimated cost of $1,260,000.
Background: Facilities that support the health and safety of student athletes is a critical priority
for Intercollegiate Athletics. The current soccer turf is nearly 14 years old which is double the
expected life span for artificial turf athletic fields. The field has been properly maintained, but it is
no longer a viable option for use by the university’s NCAA Division 1 soccer programs for
practices, games, and youth camps. Ensuring a quality and safe playing surface is critical to the
future success of Men’s and Women’s soccer programs, including the recruitment and retention of players and coaches.
Replacing the baseball infield is the first segment of a longer-term improvement plan for the Walt
and Janice Owens Ballpark and will be supported in part by donations along with other institutional funding. Exchanging the natural grass and dirt surface for artificial turf will increase the number of useable practice and game days on the field which will minimize interruptions due to inclement weather. It will also reduce the per game and annual maintenance costs associated with maintaining
a natural grass playing surface and allow for a more consistent and safer playing surface throughout the season.
Both soccer and baseball facilities are resources used to enhance community relations through
annual summer youth camps and venue rentals, which welcome roughly 1,000 children and
families to the DeKalb community each year. These programs introduce potential future students to both NIU and the surrounding area. NIU Intercollegiate Athletics was able to secure a long-term rental agreement to host summer youth camps and tournaments on campus over the next seven years. Camp and tournament organizers strongly consider how artificial turf fields help support consistent playing schedules and this will help ensure steady revenue opportunities in off-seasons.
Funding: Institutional and Foundation Funds - $1,260,000
Recommendation: The University recommends the Board of Trustees approval for the DeKalb Campus - Soccer and Baseball Fields Artificial Turf Installation.
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Hey Dog Fan, are you going to apply to be on the work crew to remodel the women's changing room at the Wreck Center?

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It is nice to see that the lighting upgrades in the Convo are true. Naturally, material delays and working around planned events means that all 350 in attendance for a men's basketball game may have to sit on one side of the arena while they change bulbs....but, heck, it's a start.
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(05-11-2022 06:28 AM)Milwaukee Pilot Wrote:  It is nice to see that the lighting upgrades in the Convo are true. Naturally, material delays and working around planned events means that all 350 in attendance for a men's basketball game may have to sit on one side of the arena while they change bulbs....but, heck, it's a start.

Or to save money, they can save the 350 sit in a couple of sections and the turn off the lights overhead rfor the rest of the sections.
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Thanks for posting. Good stuff.

The new Health Informatics building will be in a very visible spot. Hope the design is mod/tech but also high-end/classic/brick. We don't need any more blah, flat-roofed grade school designs on campus.
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(05-11-2022 07:44 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  Thanks for posting. Good stuff.

The new Health Informatics building will be in a very visible spot. Hope the design is mod/tech but also high-end/classic/brick. We don't need any more blah, flat-roofed grade school designs on campus.

Isn't it going where Lincoln was?

If so, I hope the match new hall's brick/exterior look
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(05-11-2022 07:44 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  Thanks for posting. Good stuff.

The new Health Informatics building will be in a very visible spot. Hope the design is mod/tech but also high-end/classic/brick. We don't need any more blah, flat-roofed grade school designs on campus.

Not me. I hope it is the tallest building in the state of Illinois. I want people to see it from I-80!
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(05-11-2022 12:10 PM)HuskiePride12 Wrote:  
(05-11-2022 07:44 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  Thanks for posting. Good stuff.

The new Health Informatics building will be in a very visible spot. Hope the design is mod/tech but also high-end/classic/brick. We don't need any more blah, flat-roofed grade school designs on campus.

Isn't it going where Lincoln was?

If so, I hope the match new hall's brick/exterior look

Right, something that fits in with the NEW HALL dorms and the VISITOR CENTER. NIU should jut stick with that look, red brick/mod-georgian/peaked roofs, moving forward.
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(05-11-2022 01:16 PM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  
(05-11-2022 12:10 PM)HuskiePride12 Wrote:  
(05-11-2022 07:44 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  Thanks for posting. Good stuff.

The new Health Informatics building will be in a very visible spot. Hope the design is mod/tech but also high-end/classic/brick. We don't need any more blah, flat-roofed grade school designs on campus.

Isn't it going where Lincoln was?

If so, I hope the match new hall's brick/exterior look

Right, something that fits in with the NEW HALL dorms and the VISITOR CENTER. NIU should jut stick with that look, red brick/mod-georgian/peaked roofs, moving forward.

At what point will NEW HALL be renamed NOT SO NEW HALL?
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(05-11-2022 08:16 PM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  
(05-11-2022 01:16 PM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  
(05-11-2022 12:10 PM)HuskiePride12 Wrote:  
(05-11-2022 07:44 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  Thanks for posting. Good stuff.

The new Health Informatics building will be in a very visible spot. Hope the design is mod/tech but also high-end/classic/brick. We don't need any more blah, flat-roofed grade school designs on campus.

Isn't it going where Lincoln was?

If so, I hope the match new hall's brick/exterior look

Right, something that fits in with the NEW HALL dorms and the VISITOR CENTER. NIU should jut stick with that look, red brick/mod-georgian/peaked roofs, moving forward.

At what point will NEW HALL be renamed NOT SO NEW HALL?

Since Lincoln is gone...and it's already called New Hall...

NEW LINCOLN HALL?
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(05-11-2022 08:28 PM)HawaiiToNIU Wrote:  
(05-11-2022 08:16 PM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  
(05-11-2022 01:16 PM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  
(05-11-2022 12:10 PM)HuskiePride12 Wrote:  
(05-11-2022 07:44 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  Thanks for posting. Good stuff.

The new Health Informatics building will be in a very visible spot. Hope the design is mod/tech but also high-end/classic/brick. We don't need any more blah, flat-roofed grade school designs on campus.

Isn't it going where Lincoln was?

If so, I hope the match new hall's brick/exterior look

Right, something that fits in with the NEW HALL dorms and the VISITOR CENTER. NIU should jut stick with that look, red brick/mod-georgian/peaked roofs, moving forward.

At what point will NEW HALL be renamed NOT SO NEW HALL?

Since Lincoln is gone...and it's already called New Hall...

NEW LINCOLN HALL?

Douglas was gone even longer so this should be new Douglas Hall! 01-lauramac2
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How about Lincoln/Douglas Debate Hall?
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(05-11-2022 08:28 PM)HawaiiToNIU Wrote:  
(05-11-2022 08:16 PM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  
(05-11-2022 01:16 PM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  
(05-11-2022 12:10 PM)HuskiePride12 Wrote:  
(05-11-2022 07:44 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  Thanks for posting. Good stuff.

The new Health Informatics building will be in a very visible spot. Hope the design is mod/tech but also high-end/classic/brick. We don't need any more blah, flat-roofed grade school designs on campus.

Isn't it going where Lincoln was?

If so, I hope the match new hall's brick/exterior look

Right, something that fits in with the NEW HALL dorms and the VISITOR CENTER. NIU should jut stick with that look, red brick/mod-georgian/peaked roofs, moving forward.

At what point will NEW HALL be renamed NOT SO NEW HALL?

Since Lincoln is gone...and it's already called New Hall...

NEW LINCOLN HALL?

They should try selling naming rights to that. Might have better luck than the Convo.

Still dumbfounded at not locking someone up even if it was a small amount.

That contract would have been almost halfway through if it was a 10 year deal and at-least would have gotten some funds. Instead nothing.

Some funds would have been 100% better than no funds, even if the naming rights for the Convo wasn't someone they really wanted. Could have even done a shorter contract of years. Another missed opportunity
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Anybody know what the Huskie Stadium west stands repairs are about?
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(05-12-2022 04:13 PM)pvk75 Wrote:  Anybody know what the Huskie Stadium west stands repairs are about?


The color of those chairbacks is quite bleached by the sun. Maybe they’ll paint them a nice bright neon red.
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(05-12-2022 04:13 PM)pvk75 Wrote:  Anybody know what the Huskie Stadium west stands repairs are about?

Enhanced troughs with TVs showing the Huskies play while you pee
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(05-12-2022 04:13 PM)pvk75 Wrote:  Anybody know what the Huskie Stadium west stands repairs are about?

Enhanced troughs with TVs showing the Huskies play while you pee


I hope those troughs are gold plated and continually filled with crushed ice. I love urinating on crushed ice. Add some soft mood lighting over the troughs and we’ll be world class!
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The report says "exterior" repairs. The report said a scope of work is being developed. But the amount is pretty specific ($238,250). So ... Broken chairbacks? Cracked concrete? Splintered benches? Damaged benchbacks? Painting? Is it going to be something fans will notice and say "nice!" Or "they finally got around to fixing that."
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