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Dan Libman. Photo by Dan Klefstad.
Murals depicting historical events and hometown pride. Buildings restored to the grandeur of by-gone days. Big-hearted people in small towns, reflecting Midwestern ideals and values. Dan Libman, an instructor in the NIU Department of English, says he found “something amazing” in nearly every town or village he visited along the famed Lincoln Highway. “I found...
Green Lens Environmental Film Festival logo
The Green Lens Environmental Film Festival will conclude Thursday, April 25, with a Green Night Out party and Best of the Fest screening in downtown DeKalb. Beginning at 5 p.m., community members are invited to spend a fun-filled evening viewing award-winning films, eating, shopping and sharing ideas for going green. Organizers say that participants should...
Photo of cars driving on a snowy road
Due to the National Weather Service’s heavy snow forecast, the City of DeKalb is highly encouraging residents and visitors to use off-street parking. It is likely that a snow emergency will be declared Tuesday, March 5, with the possibility of a total parking prohibition for the duration of the snow cleanup operation. Residents can use...
Photo of parking ticket on windshield
New snowfall has exceeded 2 inches. Pursuant to Chapter 51, Section 51.21 of the City of DeKalb Municipal Code, the assistant director of public works has declared a “parking prohibition” on all designated snow routes in the city, thereby activating a parking prohibition on all designated snow emergency routes in effect today beginning at 2...
own it! embrace your beauty
Models of all shapes and sizes will own the stage of the Duke Ellington Ballroom at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, for the “Own IT! Embrace Your Beauty” fashion show event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by the Women’s Resource Center, students from NIU and the DeKalb community will stand tall and walk the...
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...
NIU Cares Day volunteers
Registration for NIU Cares Day 2013 is now available online. Entering its seventh year, NIU Cares Day continues to be a phenomenal campus and community-wide day of community service. On Saturday, April 20, students, faculty and staff members will be transported throughout DeKalb County to complete service projects that benefit non-profit community agencies as well...
Logo of Saveavet.org
Military Student Services invites the public to “Save A Vet: The Other Forgotten Soldier.” The event will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. Lindenhurst, Ill.-based Save-A-Vet  helps rescue military service dogs from being put down after they have returned from the front...
Northern PACT logo
In 2008, the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management created an initiative called “Northern PACT” in an effort to help build a better community at NIU. The Northern PACT encompasses five principles that outline community expectations held for our students during their time as Huskies. The five principles include: JUST … where all people...
NIU students packed 3,000 pounds of food that would provide 2,307 meals to families around northern Illinois last year.
Hunger and homelessness is recognized nationally each November during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, where organizations across the country plan and host activities related to raising awareness about these issues in their communities. NIU focused this year on service projects and educational activities, ranging from packing food for the hungry, both at the local and...
NIU Cares Day 2012
Student Involvement & Leadership Development is gearing up for NIU Cares Day 2013. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 20; however, plans are under way to convene the planning committee and to recruit volunteers to assist that day. An NIU Cares Day kickoff and preview meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6,...
The scenario is a familiar one: Homecoming week activities are planned for the Convocation Center, and students are arriving early to set up for a special activity. Then an extraordinary event takes place. Three cars are involved in a crash near the Convo, and the driver of another vehicle– “rubbernecking” the first accident—strikes pedestrians, injuring...
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