Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Joint Center Receives The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification

January 13, 2017 Kishwaukee is the first hospital in Illinois to receive honor DeKalb, IL – The Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Joint Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety … Continue reading Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Joint Center Receives The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification

2nd Annual Toys for Tots Basketball Game Takes Place

The 2nd annual Toys for Tots basketball game recently took place.  Huntley Middle School and Clinton Rosette Middle School staffs played against the DeKalb Police and Fire Departments.   This game raised over 3 boxes of toys and $200 in donations which beat last year’s total.  A great sign of the community coming together! Continue reading 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Basketball Game Takes Place

NIU Engineering students named finalists in NASA competition to develop startup company

Two Northern Illinois University seniors in mechanical engineering have been named finalists in the SPACE RACE Startup Challenge, a first-of-its-kind initiative to encourage entrepreneurs to use federally funded NASA technologies in their startup companies. “It was a lot of fun,” Frey says. “This was more of an entrepreneur-based competition. So I learned a lot about business that I’ll be able to apply in some aspect … Continue reading NIU Engineering students named finalists in NASA competition to develop startup company

Holiday Traditions at the Ellwood House

By mid-November of each year, the Ellwood mansion is decked for the holidays. Tour guides lead visitors room-by-room and deliver the history of the home while guests delight in the gilt and stenciled ceilings, rich woodwork, and elegant holiday decorations. Then, during the first weekend of December, things become even more festive as the mansion comes alive with twinkling lights, music, and the history of … Continue reading Holiday Traditions at the Ellwood House

Spotlight on Learning: Founders Elementary

Founders Elementary does a weekly signing of their book of success from each class. Mrs. Munro’s kindergarten class is having lots of fun in their sunglasses! Every week an NIU Student-Athlete visits the school to read to the students.  Pictured here is an NIU Basketball player who was reading to the class. Pictured here are students using their Chromebooks as part of the buddies program … Continue reading Spotlight on Learning: Founders Elementary

Pickleball Popularity Hits DeKalb

It’s fun just to say pickleball, now imagine how fun it is to play!  Invented in 1965 as a makeshift sport between family and friends, Pickleball has evolved into one of the fastest growing sports and recreation activities in the country. Pickleball combines elements of tennis and ping-pong using paddles and plastic whiffle balls.  It is played on a court similar in size to badminton … Continue reading Pickleball Popularity Hits DeKalb

Making Dreams Come True

When NIU engineering student Oleseun Taiwo designed a prosthetic hand for a 12-year-old violinist, he made a difference in both of their lives. Playing the violin was a challenge for Sarah Valentiner, who was born without a right hand. With the help of the custom prosthesis Taiwo designed, making beautiful music just became easier. “When I started in engineering I figured I’d just get my … Continue reading Making Dreams Come True