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NIU to host Pokemon Go event

DeKALB – Northern Illinois University will be offering lessons of a different kind next month, just before the fall semester starts: Pokemon Go.

As part of its external program offerings, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host a “Mapping, Exploration, and Pokemon Go” event from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13. Topics will include geography and geographic information system (GIS), as related to the summer game phenomenon. There also will be a post-graduate student presentation on the subject.

The event is open to the public and is for all ages, but children have to be accompanied by an adult. Registration forms can be found online at www.niu.edu/clasep/specialevents/pokemon.

The registration fee is $6 for a single registrant or $10 for a couple (2 adults) or family (2 adults and up to 3 children).

For information, call 815-753-5200 or send an email to LASEP@niu.edu.

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