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Ice skaters at the East Lagoon
Although the autumn chill has yet to settle in permanently, and the leaves mostly remain green and still clinging to their trees, the holidays are not far away. NIU President Doug Baker sends holiday cards throughout the university and community each winter, using designs created by NIU students. Baker’s new annual tradition allows him to...
A photo of wrapped Christmas presents
Last year, NIU students brightened the holidays for a group of adolescents who often goes forgotten during the season of giving. The students, who were enrolled in group-communication classes taught by Department of Communication professor David Henningsen, collected about 400 gifts for teens in the foster care system as part of an engaged-learning project. Students...
A photo of a sprig of holly berries
NIU President Doug Baker has chosen to continue the annual holiday luncheon tradition. President Baker and First Lady Dana Stover invite the campus to a complimentary lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. For more information, call (815) 753-1999 or email [email protected]
Photo of a Charger stadium jacket
The University Bookstore will host an open house holiday sale and drawing from Thursday, Nov. 21, through Saturday, Nov. 23. Selected merchandise is marked 20 percent off; no additional discounts apply. Shoppers can enter for chances to win: First place: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, 8GB, 7-inch white tablet (priced at $225) Second place: Charger stadium...
Christmas for Kids
College Parents Group will host its 13th annual “Christmas/Holiday for Kids” event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Many of the parents’ of the College Parents Group will participate as well as invite children from homeless and disadvantaged families in the community for an afternoon of good cheer at the Chandelier Dining Room on the...
Image of a snowflake decoration
The American Red Cross invites people to wish happy holidays those who serve our country, vets and their families through social media and traditional mail through Dec. 6. Using the hashtag #HolidayMail on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine accounts people can be creative and tag instant messages, e-cards, photos or videos to military members....
Campus snowball fun – Winter 2013
To showcase the creativity of NIU students, President Doug Baker is inviting artistic students across campus to submit their designs for the official 2013 NIU holiday card. Twelve winners each will receive $100 in scholarship money and see their artwork featured on the university’s holiday cards sent to friends and supporters of the university. Basic...
DeKalb Festival Chorus “Hodie, Hallelujah!” concert poster
Members of the DeKalb Festival Chorus will perform their holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. The concert will take place at Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John, 26555 Brickville Road in Sycamore. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. The concert features beautiful works by J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Ola Gjielo...
Photo of a snow-covered evergreen outside Altgeld Hall
How green are you? Discover what conservation is and what simple things you can do to help the environment during the annual Altgeld Holiday Family Celebration, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. This fun, interactive event inside NIU’s castle will allow members of the community to celebrate the holiday season and gain...
Communication professor David Henningsen drops off gifts for foster children at the Lutheran Child and Family Services office in Belvidere.
NIU students are brightening the holidays for a group of adolescents who often go forgotten during the season of giving. As part of an engaged-learning project in two group-communication classes taught by Department of Communication professor David Henningsen, the NIU students collected about 400 gifts for teens in the foster care system. Young people ages...
Photo of a French horn
Members of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra invite the public to its holiday pops concert. “Winter Wonderland” begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The traditional family concert will feature many holiday favorites, including Haydn’s “Toy Symphony” and a seasonal sing-along. This performance is sponsored...
A photo of a sprig of holly berries
Join your colleagues for good food and good cheer at the annual holiday luncheon hosted by President John and Mrs. Barbara Peters. This complimentary luncheon for faculty, staff and annuitants will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Attend this complimentary...
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