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NIU’s Pick Museum of Anthropology has launched a new collaborative exhibition, “Storytelling: Hmong American Voices,” to run through December 2016. A special opening reception featuring refreshments and live music will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the museum, located in Cole Hall on the NIU campus. The event is free and...
Paint the Town 2015: NIU and Victor E. Huskie at the Confectionary
Exciting changes are happening in downtowns of small and mid-size cities across the United States. Large retailers, formerly the mainstay in these communities, are being replaced by smaller creative businesses tailored to specific population interests. Increases in young adults and seniors interested in living in convenient and walkable downtowns are changing opportunities for new business...
City of DeKalb mural at First Street and Lincoln Highway
The city of DeKalb is one of 15 communities from across the nation to advance to the next round of the $10 million America’s Best Communities competition. Officials from Frontier Communications announced Wednesday that DeKalb has advanced to the competition’s semifinals in pursuit of the grand prize of up to $3 million. The competition is...
NIU President Doug Baker and DeKalb Mayor John Rey
With a relationship spanning 120 years, it is mostly impossible to separate NIU from its home communities of DeKalb and DeKalb County. The university and the municipalities operate not so much as sisters as they are an interrelated social and economic system. Collaborations among organizations and their chief executive officers is teamwork important for the...
Photo of a "Welcome to DeKalb: Huskie Country" road sign
The City of DeKalb has embarked on a multi-year, collaborative, grassroots strategic planning effort. The end results will be a 10-year vision for the city as well as a set of shorter-term specific actions to move toward that vision. To accomplish this, the city is turning to city residents, students, workers and employers to share...
NIU campus flood of August 2007
Portions of the City of DeKalb are under an elevated flooding risk due to heavy rains, officials said Tuesday. Interim Public Works Director John Laskowski said that residents should be aware of the potential for flash flooding within city limits and beyond. The City of DeKalb Police Department non-emergency dispatch number is (815) 748-8400 and should be...
Camp Power
University Village is home to around 300 school-age youth. Historically, during the summer months, this neighborhood sees a pattern of elevated youth crimes in response to identified issues of child hunger and an absence of nearby structured activities. Responding to this trend, Camp Power and the Good Life Academy will collaborate for the second summer...
Camp Power barbecue
Providing for the needs of at-risk youth throughout the summer months is a priority for the DeKalb community. Local community organizations and hundreds of volunteers help provide and support various camps for youth designed to provide access to nutritious foods, physical activity, academic engagement and mentoring in a safe environment throughout the summer months. The...
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Admit it: You’ve always wanted to be in a parade. You’ve wanted to be silly, dress up and decorate your dog. Or your bike. Or your best friend. Or yourself. Those opportunities, complete with the chance to show off your creative alter ego, will come Saturday, May 2, at the first Artigras celebration. Sponsored by...
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Here’s a good way to stop shivering amid the late-autumn freeze: Start thinking spring. Better yet, start thinking ARTigras. ARTigras – rhymes with Mardi Gras – will make Saturday, May 2, a day for creative expression via the largest art festival DeKalb has ever seen. Thousands of energetic people are expected to come together in...
NIU First Lady Dana Stover admires “Wig” by Danielle Dobies at the entrance to Gallery 215.
A Sept. 4 open house at the NIU Gallery 215 on Fourth Street brought out a crowd of art lovers, including local notables.
Gallery 215
Corn Fest offered more than food, music and carnival rides. Attentive eyes might have caught the first glimpses of the “Downtown Initiative.” Launched by a volunteer squad of undergraduate and graduate students from the NIU School of Art and Design, the project comes in response to NIU President Doug Baker‘s pillars. Talk about Student Career...
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