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Altgeld Hall in winter
Altgeld Hall in winter
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News Release

Contact: Ellen Andersen, NIU Office of Special Events
(815) 753-1999

November 29, 2007

NIU invites community to Altgeld Hall
for holiday family celebration Friday, Dec. 7

DeKalb — Northern Illinois University President John Peters and Mrs. Barbara Peters invite the community to spend a magical evening inside historic Altgeld Hall during the Holiday Family Celebration from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.

Young and old alike will enjoy a fun-filled evening of song and dance, holiday festivities and refreshments to celebrate the holiday season.

The event will feature entertainment by Macaroni Soup (performances at 6 and 7:15 p.m.), crafts for the children, a family photo session with a free portrait to take home, an opportunity to take pictures with Victor E. Huskie with your own camera, a dessert buffet featuring a candy “bar” for children and a chance to tour NIU’s oldest building with President and Mrs. Peters.

“Barbara and I always look forward to this evening when we welcome members of the community to campus for a celebration of the season,” President Peters said. “The holidays offer a special opportunity for friends and families to gather, and we consider everyone in the DeKalb/Sycamore area to be part of the university family.”

Parking and admission are free to the public.

For more information, contact NIU’s Office of Special Events at (815) 753-1999 or via e-mail at

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