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Longtime piano teacher Sara Vogeler combines a love for children’s books and the joy of teaching music to a new music class for preschool age children. Offered by the NIU Community School of the Arts, Musical Tales begins Tuesday, Jan. 18. The class is for children ages 3 to 5 and their parents. “I’ve always loved...
Photo of young girl reading book
NIU’s Campus Child Care Center will hold its annual Children’s Book Fair during the week of Nov. 8. The fair will be open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, through Thursday, Nov. 11, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Come and browse through this wide selection with multiple copies of...
Art Express students work on paintings
NIU’s Community School of the Arts is offering several classes in art and music this fall. Start your pre-school child on the path of musical knowledge with Musical Tales, a new class offered this fall. The class combines a story with musical activities and meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 14. Musical Tales...
Science students at a dozen high schools and middle schools throughout the Chicago region are in for a treat this fall. Their teachers attended the ASM Materials Camp for Teachers at NIU, and their classroom presentations will never be the same. The camp was designed to teach instructors new, innovative and inexpensive ways to conduct...
Student volunteers are needed to help host STEMfest, NIU’s first science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) festival, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Convocation Center. More than 5,000 people of all ages are expected to explore hands-on activities for children, presentations for all ages and mind-blowing exhibits. “We need hundreds of students to help to...
It’s a new day – make that an “NIU” day – in the College of Education. Why? Because LaVonne I. Neal, who in high school set a U.S. record in the 80-meter hurdles, has hit the ground running – and she’s running fast. Dean since July 1, Neal kicked off the college’s All-College Retreat, peppering...
"CSJazz Band"
The CSJazz Band has room for a few more musicians! Feel the beat and find your groove in this top-notch high school regional jazz band, sponsored by NIU’s Community School of the Arts.  The openings are for trumpet, trombone, bass, piano and drums. Interested players need to be between the ages of 14 and 20 and are...
"CSA children's Choir"
Children ages 8 to 13 who enjoy singing will love becoming a member of the CSA Children’s Chorus. The group rehearses from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the choir room of the NIU Music Building and begins rehearsals Sept. 15. Those interested in joining the choir are expected to reserve times for placement auditions...
"CSA student plays cello"
Applications for need scholarships for the fall semester of the NIU Community School of the Arts are now available online and in the NIU Music Building. Students 18 and younger who want to pursue their study of the arts, but who cannot afford the cost, are invited to apply for financial help through the program....
A daughter and her mother participate in a CSA Prelude class.
The NIU Community School of the Arts invites people of all ages to CSA O’Rama, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Music Building. Families can ask questions about the program, sign up for free sample music lessons, learn more about the Suzuki approach and attend sampler classes. All activities are free and open to the...
NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education will offer an early-childhood motor development program. The eight-week program for children ages 3 to 6 runs from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Monday, Sept. 13, through Wednesday, Nov. 3. The program costs $80 and is held in Anderson Hall. The program curriculum includes learning...
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