Spotlight on School District 428: Brad Kerkman

Teacher Name: Brad Kerkman Grade/Subject: Physical Education/Health   Tell us a little about yourself – your hometown, education, hobbies! I am from Algonquin, Illinois.  Went to Dundee-Crown High School ’07 Grad,  Graduated from University of Wisconsin-Platteville in December 2013.  Some of my hobbies are coaching, boating, golfing, and traveling.   What do you love about teaching for District 428? The staff has been very welcoming and helpful … Continue reading Spotlight on School District 428: Brad Kerkman

NIU Intern Makes Community-Wide Impact

As a proud member of the DeKalb community, NGOLD-DCNP intern and NIU senior, Wesley Richter, understands the importance of giving back to the local community. Wes came to Glidden Homestead as the current President of NIU Public Relations Student Society of America, a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, and a member of Red Riot — NIU’s student-fan organization for NIU Athletics. Richter explains, … Continue reading NIU Intern Makes Community-Wide Impact

NIU alumna, three-time Oscar nominee Joan Allen relishing TV role

After decades of film work, actress and NIU alumna Joan Allen is relishing the experience of her “kind of, sort of” first television series. Allen, theatre arts ’89, starred for one season in the HBO series “Luck” and for six episodes of the AMC series “The Killing.” But “The Family,” airing at 8 p.m. CST Sundays on ABC, is the first time she has been … Continue reading NIU alumna, three-time Oscar nominee Joan Allen relishing TV role

Author Julia Alvarez Spoke to Packed Audience at DeKalb Library

A most picture perfect event happened at the DeKalb Public Library on March 22nd….a blend of the young, old, white, black, brown, English-speaking, non-English speaking, and many more faces attended a memorable presentation by author Julia Alvarez. There were slightly over 200 people in the Yusunas Room to hear a remarkable and passionate world-renowned author talk about the importance of diversity in literacy. She talked … Continue reading Author Julia Alvarez Spoke to Packed Audience at DeKalb Library