Corn Fest celebration means downtown road closures

Organizers of DeKalb’s Corn Fest announced street and parking lot closures occurring in conjunction with the festival, which runs from Friday, Aug. 29, through Sunday, Aug. 31, in downtown DeKalb. According to organizers, the carnival area will occupy the city lots of Glidden,…

NIU faculty deliver ‘administrator academy’ for District 428

A team of faculty affiliates from the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL) developed and presented a two-day administrator academy for all DeKalb Community Unit School District 428 administrators and DeKalb Classroom Teachers’ Association representatives. Held Aug. 12…

NIU, state universities to become smoke-free in 2015

Photo of a NO SMOKING sign
Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation to prohibit smoking on the campuses of all state-supported colleges and universities Sunday morning. The smoking ban takes effect July 1, 2015 and applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces on campuses. “Illinois’ college students shouldn’t…

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