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Fifth-grade students from DeKalb schools will march Friday, Sept. 16, with flags from more than 200 countries. The annual Parade of Flags begins at Huskie Stadium, continues east on Lucinda Avenue and ends at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. and will complete with a program in the...
Campus Recreation memberships are available to NIU faculty, staff, alumni, continuing students and off-campus students. Spouses, partners in civil unions, partner in domestic partnerships, dependents and children of current students, faculty and staff also are eligible to purchase memberships. Among the many membership benefits: Access to the Student Recreation Center (SRC), Chick Evans Field House,...
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NIU’s Community Dance School, sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, begins its fall 12-week session Monday, Sept. 12. Classes meet weekly through Dec. 5. Instruction is offered for ages 4 through teen and adult. Classes include creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz hip hop, Irish step, ballroom, Latin and swing. Adult...
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Student in the NIU Honors Program is launching a new service project called “Birthday Boxes,” and they are looking to the community for help. Honors students are now collecting and stockpiling supplies that will be used to create “birthdays in a box” for children in need in DeKalb County and surrounding areas. These boxes will...
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Northern Illinois fans are invited to get ready for the 2011 Huskie football season Saturday, Aug. 20, at the team’s Annual Family Fun Day. Coach Dave Doeren and his players will mark the final day of preseason football camp with a scrimmage and several post-practice events. The Huskies will take the field at 11:35 a.m....
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NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education will offer a motor development program for young children ages 3 to 6 from Monday, Sept. 19, through Wednesday, Nov. 9. Held in Anderson Hall Gym 130, the eight-week program runs from 4 to 5 p.m Mondays and Wednesdays. This program provides young children with the opportunity to...
Joyce Z., a 5th grader at Spring Brook Elementary in Naperville, was a 2011 state winner.
NIU’s Center for Economic Education and Econ Illinois recently held an awards presentation at NIU-Naperville to honor the state and regional winners and honorable mentions in the 2011 Economic Concepts Poster Contest. More than 2,500 students from 51 K-12 schools participated. Students were encouraged to use their imaginations in producing posters to communicate the concepts of...
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Applications are still being accepted to NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming 2011 Academic Summer Camps. 2011 Academic Residential Camps Creative Writing Camp, June 19 to 24, for students entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. STEM Career Investigations Camp, June 19 to 24, for students entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. Film...
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The DeKalb Festival Chorus, with guest artists the Prairie Brass Band and soloist John Campen, will present a concert for families at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The family-friendly, animal-themed concert is titled “Animato!” Chorus members have prepared an entertaining and educational program of high-caliber music literature in...
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NIU history professor James D. Schmidt has received the 2011 Philip Taft Labor History Book Award for his latest book, “Industrial Violence and the Legal Origins of Child Labor.” Schmidt received the prestigious annual award from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. “This is really an honor,” Schmidt said. “This award means...
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The NIU Community School of the Arts is taking registrations for summer. A visit to www.csa.niu.edu provides information about the day camps, classes, ensembles and private lessons that are available for children and adults. The semester begins the week of June 13 and runs throughout June and July. Most classes and all lessons are taught on the main...
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The NIU Community School of the Arts has announced the recital schedule for the spring. Soloists and ensemble performances are featured in May on the stage of the Recital Hall and Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. Most performances end with receptions. All are free and open to the public. CSJazz Band performs twice this spring. This...
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