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Local families are invited Saturday, July 20, to a sock hop in the Duke Ellington Ballroom. Presented by DeKalb’s Just Make It Happen Productions, the “Mid-Summer Family Time Dance” takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. The sock hop features the Shananigan Dance Combo, which will play with clean lyrics, familiar melodies and sound levels “tuned” for...
Bright Futures
What is green, sits on rusty metal nails, and has 120 volts of electricity shooting through its vinegary center? It’s the electrified pickle, and it’s going to get zapped again Thursday, June 6, when NIU STEM Outreach and DeKalb County libraries present the Bright Futures Electricity Fair. The Electricity Fair will be held at the...
The College of Visual and Performing Arts will offer its popular Jazz Camp the week of July 14.
Summer is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a fun, educational way for your kids to spend those school-less months, consider an NIU summer camp. From June to August, NIU offers more than 30 day and residential camps for students entering first- through 12th-grade. From athletics to activism, there is something for every...
Theatre Arts Camp Junior
A week jampacked with theater activities awaits middle schools students attending the Theatre Arts Camp Junior at Northern Illinois University the week of July 7 to July 12. The camp is for those who have completed sixth- through eighth-grades. Production rehearsals, daily workshops, acting classes, theater games and improvisation exercises are just a few of...
Lee Kesselman
The CSA Children’s Choir performs an original work composed for the group at the spring concert Wednesday, May 15. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University. It is free and open to the public. The commissioned work is called “I’m Nobody. Who are you?” and is based...
CSJazz Band
NIU’s Community School of the Arts will hold auditions at 4 p.m. Monday, May 13, for the CSJazz Band and 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, for the CSA Sinfonia and two summer camps. Auditions must be scheduled ahead of time. High school jazz students are invited to audition for CSJazz Band, a top regional jazz...
Lee Kesselman
Lee Kesselman brings his talents as a composer, choral conductor and speaker Saturday, April 20, to Northern Illinois University. Kesselman leads a workshop as part of the Working With Children’s Voices series from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 171 of the Music Building. The workshop is free and open to the public. Funding was...
Huskie Pup Camp
NIU’s Huskie Pup Camp, administered by the Department of Campus Recreation, is accepting enrollment applications for its summer 2013 camps. The camps run weekly, Monday through Thursday, from June 10 through Aug. 8. Children of students, faculty, staff and community members can register for each of the nine summer sessions intended especially for youth ages...
Story Laboratory
NIU’s Campus Child Care Center will host a Scholastic Book Fair from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, through Friday, March 29. Funds raised will help purchase books and equipment for center classrooms. Students, faculty and members of the community are invited to attend this fundraising event which helps inspire children to become...
"Race to Nowhere"
The NIU College of Education is partnering with Alexian Brothers Parish Services and the NIU Counseling Association to bring an eye-opening new documentary to campus. “Race to Nowhere” examines the over-scheduled, go-go world in which many of today’s school children dwell – a world where cheating, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and ironically,...
STEM Saturday!
The popular Bright Futures series launches its spring 2013 season at local public libraries in February. Hands-on activities for children and their families will spark their understanding of energy, electricity and electrical engineering. Funded by the grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation, Bright Futures is a partnership of NIU STEM Outreach with libraries in...
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Six talented young musicians will perform at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, during the annual Honors Recital at Northern Illinois University. They are the recipients of talent scholarships awarded by the NIU Community School of the Arts after a rigorous audition held in early January. Each student receives a prize of $250. One hundred and...
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