Book cover of "Duck! Rabbit!"

Reading in the Grass

Families are invited to meet and interact with well-known authors of favorite children’s books at the inaugural “Literacy on the Lawn” event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The free event will be held at NIU’s health and literacy

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Project ROAR at Cortland Elementary School

Books, Crafts, Experience

Sitting in clusters of three, the Cortland Elementary School second-graders write things for which they are thankful onto “leaves” and “pumpkins” cut from red, orange and yellow construction paper. Friends. Clothes. Cousins. Mama. Teacher. Food. Halloween. Next, they squirt Tacky Glue onto

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Student-parents Destiny Engels (left) and Heather Theissing study in the North Corner Room of Campus Child Care while their sons, Randal and Jeremiah, play.

A place like home

Lisa Hackney, a junior studying nutrition sciences, commutes to NIU each day from rural Freeport. Despite the 70-minute drives every morning and every afternoon, the sun in her eyes both ways, she’s rocking straight A’s this semester – and her son Sawyer,

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