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Education is by far and away the largest employer in DeKalb County. To say it’s big is an understatement. This category is devoted to news and information derived from RSS feeds and press releases from our local institutions. To be added make sure you Add Your Site to our local online directory.

STEM Cafés are fun, casual gatherings where adults can eat, drink, and chat with STEM professionals about the latest scientific research. These events are free and open to the public. Food and drinks are available for purchase from our host restaurant. They all take place on Tuesdays. Here are upcoming...
One of the things we often take for granted living around a university like NIU are the number of amazingly talented people, from literally from all over the world, whose genius we get to see up close. The community lost one such person this past week, when DeKalb Resident...
Over twenty Founders teachers volunteered behind the counter on Thursday, January 24, at the DeKalb McDonald’s located on Lincoln Highway, where they served students and their families in a fundraiser for Founders School. Mrs. Robyn Timmerman, Assistant Principal at Founders School, worked the Drive-thru and was at the event the...
The Northern Illinois University undergraduate business program was ranked #80 in the nation in the 2018 Poets & Quants For Undergrads national rankings. Since beginning in 2010, Poets & Quants has become one of the most popular websites in the world for information about business schools. They provide articles, videos...
With a bevy of Veterans activities surrounding the long veteran weekend holiday, American Legion Post 66 Commander Gallagher felt it would be important to engage the students at the local schools to do something to honor veterans. With the help of fellow American Legion member Michael Embrey, a contest...
Tyler Elementary (DeKalb, IL) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is holding their first ever raffle fundraiser! The PTO's goal is to raise enough money to finance a field trip for each class grade. PTO members collected prizes donated by local businesses and community members. The purchase of each $5 ticket will...
DeKalb High School announced Tuesday, October 16, 2018 that they accepted an invitation to join the DuPage Valley Conference. They will begin competition in the now 6-team conference for all of its athletic programs in the 2019-2020 school year. The high schools in the DuPage Valley Conference are Naperville Central,...
NIU Learn Abouts: Fun, non-credit classes for enrichment and professional development The office of Northern Illinois University Continuing and Professional Education is excited to offer new non-credit classes focuses on learning for enrichment and professional development. Learn Abouts are new, educational events that provide a fun way to pursue interesting topics presented...
Bruce Rauner was on campus Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to announce that Northern Illinois University has been included in the Illinois Innovation Network (IIN), along with three University of Illinois system sites, and will receive a $23 million, 30,000-square-foot research building on the west side of its campus. The majority...
2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of Kishwaukee College and we will be celebrating all year long. Over the course of the year we will be recognizing those who brought Pride, Passion, and Purpose to Kishwaukee College. Kish grew from a grassroots movement of a few community members’ desire to create...
Northern Illinois University Fall SAT and ACT Test Prep Opportunities DeKalb, IL - The Northern Illinois University fall SAT and ACT Test Preparation program provides individualized attention in a small classroom setting and offers students a chance to prepare themselves for the SAT or ACT test. NIU’s SAT program covers...
Lisa Freeman
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved contract negotiations for Lisa Freeman to become the next permanent President of Northern Illinois University. She will become the 13th President of the university since it opened in 1899 and the first woman to ever hold that title at NIU. Freeman has been serving as...