FYI 9/26/2011

By Northern Star Staff


NIU COMMUNITY DANCE SCHOOL begins its fall session this month. Creative Movement, ballet, pointe, tap, Irish step, hip hop, ballroom, Latin and Swing are offered weekly from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday in Anderson and Gabel Halls. The fee for the 12-week session is $95. For more information, contact Diane Rimmer at or 815-756-4092.

WOMEN’S STUDIES will host an informational meeting and pizza party from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Reavis Hall Room 103. Attendees can learn about Women’s Studies’ academic programs, meet faculty, check out the library and meet other WOMS students. Contact Rebekah Kohli at 815-753-1038 for more information.

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM will have an info table from 1 to 3 p.m. near the Holmes Student Center TCF Bank. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the program from NIU students who have interned at a Disney park. Contact Russell at for more information.

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM will host a presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center Capitol Room. Learn all about being an intern at a Disney park for a semester. Earn money as a cast member, learn from Disney leaders and meet other students from around the country. Contact Russell at for more information.



SOUP & SUCCESS, a series of informational workshops, will host an event regarding financial aid from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center. The event will feature representatives from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Offices giving advice for ways to finance your education. A free cup of hot soup and warm breadsticks will also be provided. For more information, contact Jason Goode at 815-753-7960 or

THE FOLKLORE ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE will hold its weekly meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. in DuSable Hall Room 300. Students with an interest in folklore, mythology and legends are encouraged to come and engage in discussions with like-minded students about their interests. For more information, contact Caitlin Yimet at



NIU’S COMMON READING EXPERIENCE will hold a discussion of the book This I Believe II from 7 to 8 p.m. at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. The event is free and open to the public and copies of the book are available for checkout at the library. For more information, contact Steve Roman at 815-756-9568 (ext. 280) or at

THE NIU MODEL UNITED NATIONS will hold its weekly meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. at Dusable Hall Room 466. Students of all majors who are interested in foreign affairs and politics are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Veronica Martin at 586-718-8434 or at

ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK will host an informational meeting from noon to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center Lincoln Room. Come find out how you can get involved in ASB: from applying to fundraising to what you can expect during the trip. Feel free to bring friends along. Contact Becky Harlow at 815-753-6703 or for more information.

GREEN PAWS ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE will host an informational meeting from 5 to 5:50 p.m. at DuSable Hall Room 268. The group will be discussing upcoming events like the plan to have bicycle lanes installed on campus and on DeKalb streets, gardening and composting, and recycling on campus, Contact Eric Sterling at 708-612-7754 or for more information.



PAGAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION will host a meeting from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in DuSable Room 328. PSA is open to all NIU students regardless of spiritual practice. Contact Cat Yimet at 815-258-3677 or for more information.

EMMAUS COLLEGE CHURCH, 901 Lucinda Suite R, will host its weekly worship service from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The service will focus on discussion of the book of Acts. For more information, contact Ned Swanson at 309-648-1719 or

Downtown DeKalb, the American Heart Association and Go Red for Women will host Girls’ Night Out at 5 p.m. in downtown DeKalb. Enjoy retail and restaurant specials, Go Red activities, live music, raffles, a silent auction, and free showings at the Egyptian Theater. All of the fun will take place inside the stores and restaurants and at tables set up along the sidewalks. For more information, contact Deborah Witmer at 815-748-0000 or at

ELLINGTON’S will host the Farmer’s Market at 11 a.m. in the Ellington’s dining room. Featured dishes include corn chowder, chicken and garden vegetable kabobs with roasted new potatoes and summer squash and chocolate mousse pie. Reservations encouraged and are accepted between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. with service until 1 p.m.. Call 753-1763 or visit

ALPHA PHI GAMMA sorority will host a fundraiser at at 5 p.m. the Sunshine Scoop Shoppe, 818 W. Lincoln Highway. For more information, contact Melissa Tam at 224-392-4258 or



THE NEWMAN CATHOLIC CENTER will host the Northern Illinois Koinonia at 5 p.m. at the Bishop Lane Retreat Center in Rockford. Participants will gather at 4 p.m. at the Newman Center on Normal Road and carpool to Bishop Lane. The cost of the retreat is $25, but financial assistance is available. Applications are available at the Newman Center and should be turned in to the main office as soon as possible. For more information, contact Katie Slonina at 815-388-5714 or



The KISHWAUKEE FAMILY YMCA will host the Superhero 5K at 5:30 p.m. at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 W. Bethany Road, in Sycamore. Cost is $20 per participant. Ages 15 and under are free with paid adult. For more information, contact Dionne Horne at 815-756-9577 (extension 42) or