Introducing: The Proudly DeKalb Street Team

Proudly DeKalb is proud to announce the formation of its very own event Street Team! With help from the members of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a professional marketing and sales co-ed fraternity at NIU, the Street Team was formed to capture all of the great moments and events that are happening in the DeKalb community. The Street Team positively engages the community and takes pictures with … Continue reading Introducing: The Proudly DeKalb Street Team

Liberty Park’s New Playground

A new playground was installed at Liberty Park, an active neighborhood park located at 1018 Lewis Street in DeKalb. The new playground replaces an 18-year-old playground that was the last wooden play structure in the Park District. The new playground features vibrant colors, a generation swing, and ADA accessible play components. In addition, based on neighborhood input, the purple dinosaur from the original playground was … Continue reading Liberty Park’s New Playground

#ProudlyDeKalb Welcomes New Team Member!

Looking to increase community interaction, the Proudly DeKalb team is excited to bring Colton Mang, a Senior Marketing & Sales student at Northern Illinois, aboard to serve as a digital marketing intern! If you were at the Back to School Bash or The First National Challenge events earlier this year, you may have seen Colton and his professional fraternity members, of Pi Sigma Epsilon, volunteering … Continue reading #ProudlyDeKalb Welcomes New Team Member!

New Community Choir – Looking to Grow

Have you, or a loved one had a stroke? Come join our choir! The Northern Illinois University Communication Disorders Department is conducting a study to determine if group singing is an effective way to increase communication and quality of life for people who have had a stroke. Existing research shows that singing can support language after a stroke, and any person who has had a … Continue reading New Community Choir – Looking to Grow

Northern Illinois University: Helping Students Climb the Ladder of Success

Social mobility and higher education go hand in hand, especially at Northern Illinois University. In recent years, NIU has ranked high in providing low-income students with opportunities to earn degrees and good-paying jobs. According to Washington Monthly the university was among the top 200 universities in the nation in social mobility, research, and service in 2015. Payscale.com ranked the university 30th on its social mobility … Continue reading Northern Illinois University: Helping Students Climb the Ladder of Success

Campus & community welcome Huskies Home

The campus and community have partnered this year in a visible effort to extend a warm welcome to new and returning Huskies. NIU officials offered Huskie welcome signs to DeKalb business owners, and they responded enthusiastically. Those signs can now be seen displayed throughout the community. Sol Jensen, Vice President of the Division of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications, said the effort reflects the university’s … Continue reading Campus & community welcome Huskies Home

DeKalb Kite Fest Returns September 10

This weekend we will welcome hundreds of families to our area for NIU Family Weekend and the 12th annual DeKalb Kite Fest.   There are many activities that will take place on and off campus to showcase DeKalb County attractions, highlighted by NIU’s 2:30 p.m. Saturday football game against Eastern Illinois at Huskie Stadium. DeKalb Kite Fest follows on Sunday with thousands of visitors and residents … Continue reading DeKalb Kite Fest Returns September 10