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Clinton Cargile. Photo by Jeff Threewitt.
Every generation has its bold ideas, ideas so powerful that they can change the destiny of an entire town Long before Northern Illinois University was a glimmer in the region’s eye, DeKalb and Sycamore were locked in a heated race over which town would bring railroad service to the county. When DeKalb secured the railroad...
NIU Campus Child Care welcomed a new “Grounds for Play” climbing structure May 21. The structure was purchased with funds awarded from the Illinois Quality Counts Grant and the DeKalb County Community Foundation Community Needs Grant. Campus Child Care has been in operation for more than 30 years, with 15 of those years in their...
The former Finnish Majakka Hall is located at 1021 State St. in DeKalb.
May is National Preservation Month, and with the help of grants and donations, DeKalb Area Women’s Center is ready to begin its own preservation efforts on the former Finnish Hall, now home to this non-profit organization. The DAWC was incorporated in 1993 to advocate for women and sponsors an art gallery along with a wide...
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...
Photo of wind turbines
April’s strong, gusty winds are good for more than just flying kites. The next Bright Futures program, “Fun with Wind Energy,” will introduce elementary and middle school students to alternative energy and the science behind wind turbines. This free event will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at NIU’s Engineering Building, 590 Garden Road....
Green Lens Environmental Film Festival logo
Celebrate Earth Week at the third annual Green Lens Environmental Film Festival, scheduled from Saturday, April 20, through Thursday, April 25. The festival offers film screenings, filmmaker talks, outdoor adventures, kids’ crafts, DIY presentations and a “Green Night Out” in downtown DeKalb to help people of all ages have fun while learning about the environment....
The third annual NIU Green Lens Environmental Film Festival has announced a call for judges. Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 11. The festival, which runs from Saturday, April 20, through Thursday, April 25, is intended to encourage community interest and involvement in environmental sustainable living. Professional and student filmmakers have been invited to...
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...
In celebration of Earth Day, NIU will host the third annual Green Lens Environmental Film Festival from Saturday, April 20, through Thursday, April 25. Presented by the NIU Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy (ESE Institute), along with NIU Outreach, the six-day event is intended to encourage community interest and involvement...
Photo of a 1040 tax form
NIU’s Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) and the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) are co-sponsoring two opportunities to learn about tax exemption for nonprofit organizations. The first event is a free workshop for students only. It will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in LaTourette Hall, Room 200....
High school students from across Illinois attended NIU's HELP Camp.
Erika Weeden will launch an organization near Mother McAuley High School to help clean up her community on the South Side of Chicago. Olivia Guerra will teach more of her teenage peers at Rock Falls High School about the Search Institute’s “40 developmental assets” that help to foster healthy, caring and responsible adults. Emily Rohman...
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