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

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!

Lion’s Park Grand Opening

The DeKalb Park District held a grand opening celebration for the newly renovated Lion’s Park on Saturday, July 22nd. Following the ribbon cutting, refreshments were served and there were a variety of games and activities such as, sand volleyball, bags competitions, horseshoe games and basketball. The new playground, trails, and council ring were also open.   The renovation of Lion’s Park was made possible through … Continue reading Lion’s Park Grand Opening