A Fun Day in the Snow at PolarPalooza!

Today was a snowy fun filled day for everyone who came out to this years PolarPalooza! There was arts and crafts, hot chocolate, smores, our two favorite mascots, Frosty and Mr. Penguin and more! Thank you to everyone who came out this year and all who helped make this event possible! Here are some great pictures from today!  

Lincoln Elementary Students Supporting Barb Food Mart!

  These Lincoln Elementary students collected 39 boxes of Kleenex, 2-500 napkin packs, 87 rolls of paper towels and 91 rolls of toilet paper for their second community service project supporting Barb Food Mart. Great job kids! #Proudlydekalb

U.S. News raises NIU College of Ed score in annual online grad program rankings

The NIU College of Education remains in the country’s Top 10 among U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of online graduate programs. NIU ties for ninth with Pennsylvania State University-World Campus, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Virginia (Curry). It lifts NIU’s string of high recognition to seven consecutive years. Meanwhile, the college’s overall score climbed to 93 out …

$1.6 million grant helps NIU center expand preschool

  The Child Development and Family Center (CDFC) at NIU has received a $1.6 million award from the Illinois State Board of Education to provide full-day preschool services to more DeKalb children. The Preschool for All Expansion (PFA-E) program increases access to full-day early childhood education and comprehensive services to the most at-risk 4-year-olds. This grant provides funding for 40 …

#DistinctlyDeKalb – Cracker Jax Giveaway Winner is…

Congratulations to Jennifer Graveline Yochem for being selected as the #DistinctlyDeKalb – Cracker Jax Giveaway winner! Cracker Jax is a local commodity in the community with vintage & new jewelry, home decor, gift items, & more! They are located at: 118 N 3rd St DeKalb, Illinois Here’s a big thanks to our friends at Cracker Jax and the #ProudlyDeKalb Street Team for …

NIU Business ranks among the very best … again

The NIU College of Business continues to be ranked among an exclusive group of the best undergraduate business schools in the country.  The latest ranking results come from Poets&Quants, the leading online publication for undergraduate business education news.  In its third annual ranking, the publication ranks NIU’s business college in the top 100 (80th) within a prestigious group of schools. Collectively, these schools …

Spreading Holiday Cheer

This time of year is all about giving back to our friends, our families, and our communities! Every year Tim and Bobbi, the owners of Barb City Bagels partner up with other members of our community to provide gifts and stockings for the children at Safe Passage and Hope Haven. This year the whole Barb City Bagels staff got together …

NIU’s Smith Earns Back-to-Back Walter Camp All-America Honors

Huskie defensive end named to second All-America team this season DEKALB, Ill. – For the second consecutive season, Northern Illinois University defensive end Sutton Smith was honored as a Walter Camp All-American, when the Huskie junior was named to the organization’s second team Thursday. Smith, who became the first Huskie to earn first team All-America honors in back-to-back years when he was named …

Freeman hosts President’s Holiday Appreciation Gathering for faculty and staff

DeKALB — NIU President Lisa Freeman hosted the President’s Holiday Appreciation Gathering from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday as a way for faculty and staff to bring in the holiday season. The event was in the Altgeld Hall auditorium and featured music performed by the NIU Jazztet, one of the jazz combos directed by Reggie Thomas. Representatives from the Huskie …

Our View: Thumbs-up to DeKalb’s new fire chief

  Thumbs-up: To DeKalb’s newest fire chief, Jeff McMaster. A 23-year veteran of the DeKalb Fire Department, McMaster was named the department’s interim chief Thursday. He talked this week about his work at the department, including the many years he worked alongside Eric Hicks, who retired from the department this week, in part, Hicks said, as a cost-saving measure. McMaster has …