Researchers find pathway to give advanced notice for hailstorms

A new study led by Northern Illinois University meteorologist Victor Gensini identifies a method for predicting the likelihood of damaging hailstorms in the United States—up to three weeks in advance. Hail is easily the most economically destructive hazard posed by severe thunderstorms, producing on average billions of dollars in U.S. losses each year, including damage to roofs, homes and especially crops. New research …

NIU to Host 9th Annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day

NIU is holding its 9th annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day on April 18th 2018. Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day is an annual showcase and celebration of the outstanding research and artistry projects that undergraduate students have participated in throughout the academic year. Projects include independent study, capstone projects, SEF, EURA, USOAR, SROP, Research Rookies or any other related research/artistry …

NIU grads’ NCLEX pass rates exceed national average

The results are in: graduates from the NIU School of Nursing have a 93 percent first-time pass rate on the NCLEX, the national professional licensure exam for nurses. These results for 2017 reflect an increase over 2016. “The pass rate is a continuing trend that began in 2015, and can be attributed to the hard work of NIU nursing students and the …

2017 IHSA Destination DeKalb Gets Glowing Feedback

November 24 and 25, 2017, DeKalb County, the IHSA Destination DeKalb Host Committee and volunteers welcomed the 2017 IHSA State Football Championships to Huskie Stadium. The championships featured 16 teams competing in 8 championship games to earn their class (teams are broken up into 8 classes, 1A – 8A, based on school population) state football title. IHSA Destination DeKalb received …

NIU Career Services Collaborates to Develop Job Skills for DHS Students

A recent collaboration among NIU Career Services, DeKalb High School (DHS), the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and #ProudlyDeKalb offered DHS juniors and seniors an opportunity to develop their soft skills in preparation for employment now, and for life beyond high school. First Impressions Count: Essential Skills Workshop was offered to DHS students through their economics education classes. The two-day program …

DeKalb High School Band Begins Efforts to Replace Aged Uniforms

DeKalb, IL — The DeKalb High School marching band recently began a campaign to update the ensemble’s exhausted uniforms. Chicago; Dublin, Ireland; Indianapolis, IN; New Orleans, LA, are just a few of the places the DeKalb High School Barbs have performed in the last dozen years, always in their distinctive black, orange and white uniforms. The current uniforms have lived …

Join the IHSA Destination DeKalb Volunteer Team

The boys of fall are headed back to Huskie Stadium. The countdown stands at 23 days until DeKalb County hosts its third IHSA state football championships on Nov. 24-25 at Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium. The IHSA Destination DeKalb Committee, led by chair Wendy West, the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau and NIU is busy planning to welcome thousands …