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Movie poster for "In the Time of the Butterflies"
NIU’s Latino Resource Center is partnering with Friends of the NIU Libraries and the DeKalb Public Library to host several free events leading up to a visit by Julia Alvarez, author of this year’s Big Read Book, “In the Time of the Butterflies.” The book was chosen by the DeKalb Public Library Steering Committee. DeKalb’s...
Several events are planned in March in celebration of National Women’s History Month. All events are open to the public and, unless otherwise noted. are free. Sign language interpreters will be provided upon request; call (815) 753-6515 (one week’s notice is preferred). For more information, call the Center for the Study of Women, Gender &...
#PSOTU
What’s your perspective on the state of our union? During the week of Jan. 25, NIU’s P-20 Center will facilitate three community reflections where local residents can share their personal experiences on important issues facing the nation and the world. These events will be hosted as “story circles” where residents take turns sharing personal stories...
An old radio
The Martians have landed in DeKalb – and they did not come in peace! That’s the premise of STEM Read’s new adaptation of the classic 1938 radio play, “The War of the Worlds.” Throughout the winter and spring, STEM Read worked with Northern Public Radio and teens from DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa to imagine, write...
NIU Cares Day 2014
If the greater DeKalb and Sycamore communities look a little spiffier than normal next week, thank the 800 NIU students who will participate Saturday, April 18, in NIU Cares Day. The students will roll out of bed early and head to 80 different work sites across the county. Many will report to schools across DeKalb...
Are you an NIU student looking to make a difference? Sponsored by the First- and Second-Year Experience Office, Sophomore Days of Service provides students the opportunity to participate in a number of service events on campus and in the DeKalb and Sycamore communities this February. Although Sophomore Days of Service is targeted for second-year students, all Huskies are encouraged to participate....
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The Friends of NIU Libraries is hosting a panel discussion on fantasy fiction. The program, which is titled “Fantasy Fiction: Ask the Real Wizards,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Rare Books and Special Collections on the fourth floor of Founders Memorial Library. The discussion will be geared for a wide...
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Until we find that goose laying golden eggs, we are all going to have to learn to manage credit and debt wisely. Luckily, NIU’s Center for Economic Education and STEM Outreach are offering a workshop for educators and a STEM Café for the general public to help people learn about financial literacy. And, in the...
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...
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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....
Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society logo
Orientation & First-Year Experience and the NIU chapter of Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society have teamed up this semester to offer second-year students an opportunity to give back to the campus and community. Through “Sophomore Days of Service,” Lambda Sigma members will join with second-year students from other organizations, such as Alpha Phi Omega service...
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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