Noteworthy at Northeastern: The Midwest’s most diverse

It doesn’t matter who crunches the numbers. They all come up with the same result: Northeastern Illinois University is the most diverse institution in the Midwest. Read about the latest high-profile recognition for the University’s diversity, the results of two major fundraising campaigns and a research trip to Japan for a Biology professor and three of her students.

Anthony Browder to lecture at Carruthers Center

Author, cultural historian and artist Anthony Browder will deliver a lecture on the ASA Restoration Project on Dec. 10 at the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies.

TESOL master’s student Tim Priester recognized with Graduate Honors speaking engagement

Tim Priester chose teaching as a career not just because he enjoyed working with students and watching them grow in the process. He also had a lot of inspiration close to home.

“Teaching has always been in the family since my great-grandmother, grandmother, and numerous aunts and uncles were and are all teachers,” he said. “It seemed like the right decision.”

Goodwin Gift Challenge reaches first-year fundraising goal

With more than a month to spare, Northeastern Illinois University has raised $500,000 in contributions to the NEIU Foundation to meet the first-year goal of the Goodwin Gift Challenge. Those philanthropic donations will be matched by Daniel L. Goodwin for a total contribution of $1 million.

Brass Roots Trio to perform in Jewel Box Series

Brass Roots Trio will present “A Winter’s Eve” on Dec. 2 as part of Northeastern Illinois University’s Jewel Box Series. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall on the Main Campus, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Stage Center Theatre presents ‘Real Women Have Curves’

Northeastern Illinois University’s Stage Center Theatre will launch Josefina López’s “Real Women Have Curves” on Dec 1.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Doing the research

It doesn’t take much research to find great examples of research happening at Northeastern Illinois University. Just read the news from this week alone: We’ve got the latest on student presentations at a biomedical conference, a faculty member’s new book on flipping college classrooms, another article published in an academic journal, student research on parasite ecology and plenty more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Ensemble Español expands holiday tradition to two performances

In response to growing demand, Northeastern Illinois University resident dance company Ensemble Español will expand its acclaimed annual Family Holiday Concert to two performances in December.

The Concierto Navideño will take place Dec. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium on the Main Campus, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago.

Comedian Leslie Jordan to headline NEIU Gives Back Week

Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan will perform his stand-up at Northeastern Illinois University on Dec. 8 to conclude NEIU Gives Back Week.

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