NIU NAACP student advocacy group now up and running

By RHONDA GILLESPIE – rgillespie@shawmedia.com DeKALB – When Amirius Clinton arrived on the Northern Illinois University campus in 2013 to start his freshman year, he said two things stood out for him: a sizable campus and city police presence, and the absence of an advocacy organization. Coming from Chicago, a city he knew to have controversial police-community relations, Clinton said what he saw at NIU … Continue reading NIU NAACP student advocacy group now up and running

Downtown DeKalb Halloween Tradition Continues

The Downtown DeKalb Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular event will be entering its 19th year on Thursday, October 27th.  The event was created by the Downtown DeKalb Association as a way to bring the community to the downtown area and offer a safe environment for children to trick-or-treat. The first year of the event was so successful many of the shops ran out of candy. Seeing the positive … Continue reading Downtown DeKalb Halloween Tradition Continues

October is STEMfest time at NIU

If you are into science, technology, engineering and/or math, Northern Illinois University’s STEMfest is the place to be this weekend.   The popular annual event will amaze and inform thousand when it hits the NIU Convocation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, October 8. Now in its seventh year, STEMfest is a free, family-friendly festival that celebrates innovations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics … Continue reading October is STEMfest time at NIU

Huntley Middle School Recognizes Students of the Month

Huntley Middle School recognizes Students of the Month from every team and grade level at each quarter and mid-term point.  Students are recognized and earn a certificate and t-shirt for their academic achievement, positive behavior, and other strong displays of citizenship and character.  Congratulations to all of the most recent recipients!  #ProudlyDeKalb Continue reading Huntley Middle School Recognizes Students of the Month

NIU P-20 Center Presents BLOCK Fest

NIU’s P-20 Center was thrilled to bring BLOCK Fest® to families in DeKalb this summer in partnership with the DeKalb Public Library. BLOCK Fest® is a research based multi-dimensional learning experience for children ages 8 months to 8 years and their caregivers. Families take what they learn about block play at the event and continue the experience at home, increasing their children’s skills in literacy, … Continue reading NIU P-20 Center Presents BLOCK Fest

DeKalb Presents at International Town & Gown Association Annual Conference

DeKalb Mayor John Rey, DeKalb City Manager Anne Marie Gaura, NIU President Dr. Douglas Baker Presented at the 2016 annual conference of the International Town & Gown Association, held at the Loyola Lake Shore Campus. Their presentation on the emerging town and gown relationship between DeKalb and NIU was well-received, especially by one member of the audience who is not only a university professor in … Continue reading DeKalb Presents at International Town & Gown Association Annual Conference