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Ice Cream Social with STEM Outreach

Monday, September 28th
12-2p, MLK Commons

Join us to celebrate the beginning of the semester with NIU STEM Outreach. We will be enjoying ice cream made on site with liquid nitrogen. Some toppings will be provided (sprinkles, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream), but you might want to bring your favorite to share with new friends. Bring your students along to learn about STEMfest and to sign up to volunteer.

Let’s Go Canoeing

Thursday, September 24th, 4:30-6:30p
Entrance at Castle Dr near Lincoln Hwy
(by the firepit and small parking lot)

Outdoor Adventures is breaking out the canoes for SPS to enjoy a leisurely paddle in the lagoon. There is no charge for this amazing opportunity to go check out that island in the lagoon that you’ve been wondering about.

Downtown DeKalb Mural & “Establishment” Walk

Monday, September 28th, 5-7p
Meet at the northeast corner of 1st Street & Lincoln Hwy

We have had two amazing events led by the NIU Art Museum Director, Jo Burke. She has offered to once again introduce us to local art in the form of murals located in downtown DeKalb. In between viewing some of the murals, we will stop at one or two local restaurants for refreshments and the opportunity to try specials arranged specifically for this small event.

Food Demonstration: The Fall Harvest

Tuesday, November 3rd, 4-4:45p
Wirtz Hall 104

The students of FCNS 409: Nutrition Education for Health Promotion are going to be cooking up some special eats for SPS. They will be looking at vegetables common in the fall harvest and teaching us how to prepare some simple dishes. This event is limited to 25 people.

Food & Football Mixer

Wednesday, November 11th, 7-10p

Join your fellow SPS to watch the Huskies take on Buffalo. We will be meeting at Fatty’s for some socializing as we support our football team while they are on the road. Be sure to bring your Huskie spirit...and be ready to relax!

Feeling Winter Gloom?

Tuesday, December 1st AND Wednesday, December 2nd
Montgomery Hall 215A

Did you know that you can visit the Biological Sciences greenhouse pretty much anytime the facility is open? Craig Schultz, the Greenhouse Director, invites SPS to take a stroll through the greenhouses and check out the wide variety of plants and the cozy temperatures. Visitors are free to come and go during these open house-style events. You will also have the opportunity to buy houseplants that will be for sale to support the greenhouse and all of the other programs that are supported by the Biological Sciences greenhouse.

SPS Holiday Social

Monday, December 14th 3-4:30p
NIU Anthropology Museum

The staff of the NIU Anthropology Museum are inviting SPS to celebrate winter and the holiday season in Cole Hall. There will be activities for those interested in creating a communal rag rug, coloring Hmong art pages, or possibly creating storage mounts for the museum itself. As for the food, watch for details on the potluck and the taste competition that we will be holding. This will be a great way to wrap up the semester!