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Toy Drive
Generous hearts often want to make the holidays magical for needy children, but for the third consecutive year, NIU students are brightening the season for a group that often goes forgotten: adolescents in foster care. As part of an engaged-learning project in two group-communication classes taught by Department of Communication professor David Henningsen, the NIU...
A photo of wrapped Christmas presents
Last year, NIU students brightened the holidays for a group of adolescents who often goes forgotten during the season of giving. The students, who were enrolled in group-communication classes taught by Department of Communication professor David Henningsen, collected about 400 gifts for teens in the foster care system as part of an engaged-learning project. Students...
DeKalb Festival Chorus “Hodie, Hallelujah!” concert poster
Members of the DeKalb Festival Chorus will perform their holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. The concert will take place at Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John, 26555 Brickville Road in Sycamore. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. The concert features beautiful works by J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Ola Gjielo...
Communication professor David Henningsen drops off gifts for foster children at the Lutheran Child and Family Services office in Belvidere.
NIU students are brightening the holidays for a group of adolescents who often go forgotten during the season of giving. As part of an engaged-learning project in two group-communication classes taught by Department of Communication professor David Henningsen, the NIU students collected about 400 gifts for teens in the foster care system. Young people ages...
Bill Studwell
Anyone who knew Bill Studwell knew how much he loved Christmas music. Those who knew him well also had an inkling that he also loved a prominent splash in the media featuring his expertise on the topic. And why not? Studwell, who worked as a cataloger at NIU’s Founders Memorial Library for 20 years, was justifiably...
Bill Studwell
The announcement of the 2010 Carol of the Year is tinged with sadness. The planned end of the 25-year series arrives with the news that the creator of the series, William Studwell, did not live to see the project through to its final coda. Studwell, who worked for 30 years as a library cataloger at...
Photo of Christmas candles
Bill Studwell initiated his Carol of the Year series in 1986, but had been researching carols since 1972. His nearly 40 years of exhaustive research on the genre led to numerous books and articles. His book “The Christmas Carol Reader” features historical and cultural contexts of more than 200 carols, including those listed below. (The...