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CHANCE Program celebrates 50 years

By Fathima Siddiqui | October 22, 2018

DeKALB — The McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program is celebrating 50 years of providing opportunities to students in higher education.The College Help and Assistance Necessary for College Education [CHANCE] Program was a vision of the sixth NIU...

Student hopes to spread kindness through words

By Shaz Sheikhali | October 21, 2013

Brother Al is a man of many words — and he tries to make each one kind.Alvato Cartman Jr., known as Brother Al, a fifth-year year elementary education major, stands around campus as he speaks words of kindness to strangers as they walk by. He calls...

CHANCE celebrates 45 years with gala, awards reception

By Roxana Moraga | September 30, 2013

CHANCE will celebrate its 45th anniversary this weekend with an awards reception and gala.Started in 1968, CHANCE is a program that allows students who don’t meet all the requirements for student admission to attend NIU. CHANCE will mark its anniversary...

Students supplement cost of education through scholarships

By Felix Sarver | January 24, 2012

Sophomore psychology major Britani Peeples' goal is to increase her GPA so she can apply for more scholarships. "It helps me feel that I have what it takes to succeed and it shows my hard work has paid off," Peeples said. With the increasing costs of...

Local Church raises funds for Tanzania

By Zachary Brictson | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | Baroque-era music filled the sanctuary of the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday as part of an effort to raise money for schools in Tanzania. The fundraiser was part of Tanzania Development Support's mission to construct a...

Student wins contest with ‘Life in Silence’ speech

By Amy Kreeger | November 14, 2010

Jeremy White, freshman English second education major, was the winner of the "Celebrating Our Differences Together" speech contest on Nov. 8. Jennifer Likeum, chair of the 2010 Unity in Diversity Speech Contest, said she thought the evening went well....