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Source: Newsroom.niu.edu The largest U.S. treatment setting for people with serious mental illness isn’t the country’s network of hospitals, as you might expect. Rather, it’s the prison and jail system, according to NIU Sociology Professor Fred Markowitz. With that sobering statistic in mind,...
In several recent reports, it has been noted that school students active in music have better grades, attendance, and social skills than non-music students. Music Educators Journal (1994) maintains that proponents of music education have claimed that student participation in music activities has a positive effect on everything from...
Countless galaxies, unfathomable distances, exploding stars, diamond planets, black holes, there’s no way around it, space is freaking awesome! Come learn more at the Adler Planetarium during our Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE Musem Entry to the museum. Museum Entry provides access to all exhibitions and experiences (excluding...
NIU will be celebrating its 125th anniversary starting this January 2020. The year-long celebration will feature special events, history projects, music, entertainment, fine arts, service projects and more. In September of 1895, NIU founders used a #2 lead pencil to formally break ground on construction...
DeKalb | Cortland Elementary School students gave their teachers an A-plus on their fundraising efforts to support local education and funds for general activities fund to offset costs for participation prizes and student incentives.  Teachers, Assistant Principal and Principal Hilliard from Cortland Elementary School...
Just when you thought parking around the NIU campus was creating concerns, Northern Illinois University is adding a new parking lot that leaves a lot of questions for local residences and the City of DeKalb.  DeKalb County Online was contacted Monday about new construction...
Support our local state champions as they celebrate the 2019 Illinois High School Association football season as it culminates in DeKalb with the IHSA State Football Championships November 29 & 30 at NIU's Huskie Stadium. Cheer on the 16 teams as they play for their respective division...
Every year the Genoa-Kingston High School (GKHS) theater students perform a play, and in the spring they do a musical. However, this year is unlike any other. Instead, the theater class has decided to write their very own production, entirely from scratch, and it's a musical, too! As part...
The members and staff of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce welcome all NIU Alumni back to DeKalb for Homecoming 2019 and all the activities in our community. We would like to welcome back members of the NIU Alumni Band, Silverettes, and many other groups coming back to DeKalb to...
The Art Insitute in Chicago will be hosting an evening program for a select group of hearing challenged people. The Art Institute staff will provide an interactive tour of works in the collection presented in American Sign Language only, without voice interpretation. This program is...
From The Sports Desk at DeKalb County Online By MIKE KORCEK What's the deal?  Why do "we" spell it H-u-s-k-i-e as opposed to H-u-s-k-y?People have asked that question for decades, especially in light of the fact that the breed of dog ends...
Evidence has been building that music lessons boost students' cognitive skills, helping them excel at a wide range of academic subjects. Research from a variety of organizations has shown that music students that start earlier in the formative years develop into more responsible learners.