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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

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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

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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

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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

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Camp Power

Camp Power, a free summer camp for child living in University Village administered by the Kishwaukee YMCA, DeKalb Police Department and other community partners, joined the NIU Huskie football team as well as other teams on the NIU campus to get some playing time with college athletes this summer. Campers were invited to Huskie Stadium to get on the field and get in the game … Continue reading Camp Power

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KaBOOM! NIU STEAM Works named Play Everywhere Challenge finalist

Competition will fund play spaces in unexpected places in cities across America NIU STEAM Works has been selected as a finalist in the Play Everywhere Challenge, a $1 million national competition that will award funding to outside-the-box ideas that make play easy, available and fun for kids and families in cities across the United States. The challenge is hosted by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to … Continue reading KaBOOM! NIU STEAM Works named Play Everywhere Challenge finalist