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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...
Go Huskies!
Huskies are ready to “Light the Way” at the 2015 NIU Northern Lights Homecoming parade at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of Huskie Stadium, students are honoring the 1965 theme of “Northern Lights the Way” for this year’s parade theme: “Huskies Light the Way.” Community members,...
ARTigras
Art is in the air – and on the ground – thanks to ARTigras, the inaugural celebration of the arts taking place Saturday, May 2. New, cool stuff: ARTigras Workshop Wednesdays are scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. April 15, 22 and 29 in Room 213 of the Visual Arts Building and are open to...
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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...
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...
For the second consecutive fall, NIU and the City of DeKalb have partnered to display window clings at DeKalb businesses featuring the NIU football program. NIU President Dr. Douglas Baker, NIU Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics Sean Frazier and DeKalb Mayor John Rey, along with Huskie football legends Bob Heimerdinger and George Bork, unveiled the first...
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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...