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A montage of children's book covers
Members of the NIU community can make a difference in the lives of young children by donating a book to “The Storybook Project,” a service event connected with the 2015-2017 Common Reading Experience. The Storybook Project provides books to young children and grandchildren of inmates in area correctional institutions through a social service agency, Lutheran...
50 Men Who Cook logo
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of DeKalb County will hold its 11th annual 50 Men Who Cook signature fundraising event Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. Presented by KishHealth System, the event features prominent men from DeKalb County who prepare their favorite dishes, including appetizers, salads, side dishes, entrees and desserts....
Camp Power
University Village is home to around 300 school-age youth. Historically, during the summer months, this neighborhood sees a pattern of elevated youth crimes in response to identified issues of child hunger and an absence of nearby structured activities. Responding to this trend, Camp Power and the Good Life Academy will collaborate for the second summer...
Book cover of "Duck! Rabbit!"
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 building at 3100 Sycamore Road in DeKalb (the former Monsanto building), and will...
Young children crossing campus
Early learning experiences are crucial to the growth and development of young children. The FCNS Child Development Lab will celebrate the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Week of the Young Child 2015: Celebrating our Youngest Learners. Scheduled from Sunday, April 12, through Saturday, April 18, the Week of the Young Child is...
Sport psychologists to discuss emotional needs of young competitors
Ray Rice. Adrian Peterson. Lance Armstrong. Tony Stewart. Michael Vick. Tiger Woods. When athletes earn attention for all the wrong reasons – a problem that seems more and more frequent – their stories of take on lives of their own. Reports of such misconduct reach from the front pages through the sports sections. Apologies and...
Photo of stressed mother and fighting siblings
Sure, we all know brothers and sisters will squabble from time to time – NIU psychology researchers say sibling conflict is normal. But parents should be aware that the fighting can cross a line and enter bullying territory, with harmful effects. NIU psychology professors Christine Malecki and Michelle Demaray blog on the topic this week...
Project ROAR at Cortland Elementary School
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 their harvest-colored shapes and press them onto paper plates as they create Thanksgiving...
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.
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, who turns 4 in December, is along for the ride. Hackney attributes some...
Photo of a jack-o-lantern
The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present its free Halloween concert, appropriate for children and adults, Tuesday, Oct. 28. Performances are planned at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The earlier show is geared toward a younger audience. Indoor trick-or-treating will be provided from 5 to 5:30...
Photo of grandparents and granddaughter
It’s not uncommon nowadays for grandparents to live with grandchildren, with many acting as full-time parents. And that family arrangement can bring unique challenges, says Laura Pittman, an NIU professor of psychology. Pittman blogs on the topic today on the Psychology Today website, examining questions related to how living in a grandparent-headed household influences a...
University Village barbecue
Sometimes, it really does take a village – or, in the case of DeKalb, a University Village. NIU, University Village, the City of DeKalb Police Department, DeKalb County Community Gardens, DeKalb County KEYS/Ben Gordon Center, Kishwaukee Community Hospital, the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, Live Healthy DeKalb County, New Hope Baptist Church and Voluntary Action Center have come together to create...
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