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 Chamber Welcomes New Teachers

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome more than 60 new teachers and administrators to District 428. The 8th annual event was held at the DeKalb High School Cafeteria with more than 140 attendees present to enjoy lunch provided by sponsor Hy-Vee. Each new teacher and administrator was presented with a welcome bag complete with items from more than 50 DeKalb Chamber members. These … Continue reading DeKalb Chamber Welcomes New Teachers

Community invited to NIU events!

  Show your communiversity spirit and help welcome NIU’s newest class to DeKalb! Three upcoming events give local residents a chance to showcase our #proudlydekalb movement and have a great time: Volunteer to welcome new students at the Huskie Fall Kick-Off on Friday, August 25 from 4:30 – 7 p.m.  Just show up at Huskie Stadium by 4:30 for brief instructions, then welcome new students … Continue reading Community invited to NIU events!

DeKalb Library/DeKalb Kiwanis Provide Programs on Healthy Eating & Living

The DeKalb Public Library presents its next installment of the “Healthy Mind, in a Healthy Body” initiative with “Snack on THIS! Healthy Foods with Hy-Vee” for children and caregivers on Saturday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. Hy-Vee dietician Lisa Brandt will be in the library to discuss healthy living and nutritious alternatives to unhealthy snack foods. Using youth books such as Kid’s First Cookbook by … Continue reading DeKalb Library/DeKalb Kiwanis Provide Programs on Healthy Eating & Living

Huntley Middle School Chamber Orchestra Receives a Superior Rating

The Huntley Middle School Chamber Orchestra received a Superior Rating at the IGSMA State Contest on Saturday, April 29th. They qualified for a spot at State by receiving a Division I Rating at the IGSMA District 9 Contest back in March. The ensemble performed for three judges and participated in a clinic immediately following their performance. The Chamber Orchestra is composed of 6th, 7th, and 8th … Continue reading Huntley Middle School Chamber Orchestra Receives a Superior Rating

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