Northern Illinois University

NIU Office of Public Affairs

News Release

Contact: Kate Braser, NIU Honors Program
(815) 753-9505

January 30, 2009

NIU Honors Program encourages
‘Huskie Acts of Kindness’

DeKalb, Ill. — Northern Illinois University Honors Program students are spending this month encouraging acts of kindness as the university approaches the one-year memorial of the campus shooting.

In memory of those lost, and in tribute to the generosity of the community that has rallied around the campus, the Honors Program is distributing postcards asking people to do an act of kindness, write what they did on the front of the provided postcard, stamp it and drop it in the mail or in the Honors Office. Postcards are available in the University Honors Program office, Campus Life Building 110 and at select locations around campus.

Two-thousand postcards have already been distributed, and another 2,000 will likely be gone by the beginning of February.

Students in the program have said they came up with the idea because they felt that encouraging thousands of acts of kindness was an uplifting way to mark a solemn anniversary.

If you would like to pick up a stack of postcards for your student or community group, contact the University Honors Program at (815) 753-9505.

The postcards detailing these “Huskie Acts of Kindness” will be displayed in the University Honors Program office and near Ellington’s in the Holmes Student Center during a campus memorial Saturday, Feb. 14.

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