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Film highlights diversity | Professor’s project featured on campus

By Morgan Fink | October 5, 2017

DeKALB — After learning of a local organization that puts individuals with disabilities in the spotlight, an NIU professor was inspired to film an award-winning documentary which was featured during a Diversity Dialogue Wednesday.“Go Penguins!”,...

Students involved in the production of “Go Penguins!” worked closely with those involved in the Penguin Project to create the film.

Disabilities don’t stop local actors

By Melynda Lewis | April 6, 2017

DeKALB — Assistant communication professor Randy Caspersen has been working for three years on his documentary project, “Go Penguins!”, which tells the story of disabled young adults in the DeKalb community pursuing acting. The documentary will...

Teens with special needs present Beauty and the Beast Jr.

By Brian Singer | September 16, 2012

DeKalb High School gave children with special needs the chance to perform Beauty and the Beast Jr. on stage Thursday. The play was held through the Penguin Project, an organization that gives children with physical or social handicaps the opportunity...

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