NIU STEMfest 2015 wows and inspires

  NIU’s annual STEMfest once again dazzled and educated thousands of attendees of all ages who spent a mid-October Saturday celebrating innovations in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math. The event attracted nearly 7,500 people to NIU’s Convocation Center, where children and adults learned to do amazing tricks with lasers, petted reptiles, used math skills to win games and hopped into the driver’s … Continue reading NIU STEMfest 2015 wows and inspires

Partners in History – Ellwood House

One of the benefits of working in a university town is access. Lectures, workshops, museum openings, concerts, and culture can be found most days of the year. It’s enriching just to be around all of the activity. However, one of the greatest rewards is working with the students, both on campus and off. Over the past three years, museum staff partnered with NIU Museum Studies … Continue reading Partners in History – Ellwood House

IHSA Destination DeKalb Returns November 2015

The IHSA Destination DeKalb committee is preparing for another record breaking crowd of 30,000 plus visitors that had one ultimate goal this year…to make DeKalb their destination on Thanksgiving weekend.  In 2013, we played host to this prestigious event for the first time. It is a tremendous honor to be selected to host one of the premiere sporting events in Illinois. On November 27th and … Continue reading IHSA Destination DeKalb Returns November 2015

DeKalb Firefighters Visit Library’s Story Time

The children and caregivers who attend the weekly story time at the DeKalb Public Library received a surprise this week.  Members of the DeKalb Fire Department came by to participate during Fire Safety week.  Deputy Chief Jeff McMaster read to the children during story time on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and gave a little lesson on fire safety.  Then everyone went outside where firefighters showed … Continue reading DeKalb Firefighters Visit Library’s Story Time

DeKalb native Richard Jenkins celebrates his 1st Emmy win

            Published in the Daily Chronicle on: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 By ADAM POULISSE – apoulisse@shawmedia.com DeKALB – DeKalb native Richard Jenkins wasn’t just handed an Emmy on Sept. 20 on live TV. He was handed his shiny new award by Lady Gaga. “My thought was, ‘What did you do tonight?’ ‘Well, Lady Gaga just gave me an Emmy,’ ” Jenkins … Continue reading DeKalb native Richard Jenkins celebrates his 1st Emmy win