Ensemble Español sweeps Spain off its feet

The rumors are true: Spain is in love with the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater.

Northeastern Illinois University’s resident dance company is celebrating its 40th year of bringing traditional Spanish dance to American and international stages. But it wasn’t until August that, for the very first time, the 40-member Ensemble packed up their costumes, shoes and fans and took their love and passion for their art to the stages of Spain.

Needless to say, it was love at first sight.

El Centro celebrates second anniversary with LEED Gold certification

Northeastern Illinois University’s El Centro building in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago has been awarded LEED Gold certification. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the premier green building rating system program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: #EarlyFAFSA

The FAFSA timeline is changing, and Northeastern Illinois University’s Office of Financial Aid is here to help. Find out about upcoming #EarlyFAFSA workshops, next week’s Graduate Open House, a faculty member’s book award and more!

Northeastern to host four #EarlyFAFSA workshops

In response to first lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher campaign to encourage students to complete their education past high school, Northeastern Illinois University will host four #EarlyFAFSA Completion Challenge events at three of its locations around Chicago.

All four events are free and open to the public. High school students, current students and returning students, as well as their families, are welcome to attend.

History Associate Professor Mateo M. Farzaneh wins Best First Book Award

Phi Alpha Theta, the international honor society for History students and professors, has awarded Northeastern Illinois University Associate Professor Mateo M. Farzaneh the 2016 Best First Book Award.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Party time

NEIU Weekend has arrived! Be sure to check out the two-day festivities, and if you’re looking for something to celebrate, how about this: Northeastern Illinois University once again topped two key categories in the new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. Read about the latest honors, the newest tenure-track members of the faculty and more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Northeastern welcomes 17 new tenure-track faculty members

Northeastern Illinois University’s new tenure-track faculty members were introduced at the Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 15.

“I am thrilled to welcome 17 new members of the faculty into the Northeastern Illinois University community,” Provost Richard J. Helldobler said. “I am confident their knowledge, passion and creativity will inspire and motivate our students on their individual journeys to success.”

Here are the 17 new members of the faculty for the Fall 2016 semester.

Northeastern to host Eighth Annual SCSE Student Research Symposium

Julian F. Hillyer, associate professor of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University, will deliver the keynote address during the Northeastern Illinois University Student Center for Science Engagement’s Eighth Annual Student Research Symposium on Sept. 16.

Northeastern Illinois University again tops U.S. News & World Report rankings for diversity, low student debt

In its annual publication of “Best Colleges,” U.S. News & World Report announced on Sept. 13 that Northeastern Illinois University boasts the most diverse student population among Midwest regional universities and graduates its students with the least amount of student debt.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: A flock of freshmen

If it feels like you’re seeing more freshmen around Northeastern Illinois University this semester, you’re not imagining things. And the freshmen aren’t the only growing group of students! Find out more about enrollment, the new Mathematics Community Center and a multimillion-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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