Noteworthy at Northeastern: Spring semester is underway

The first week of classes is almost done, and we’re already looking ahead to a special guest speaker next week for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Program. Read all about the event, plus a story about an inspirational alumna and lots more in Noteworthy at Northeastern.

A life lived to the fullest

Katie Kelly arrived at Chicago Midway International Airport on a Sunday evening in January 2016. She was exhausted from the flight, but her spirits were high after her first trip to Las Vegas.

Katie asked the airline for wheelchair assistance, then sat next to a group of women who clearly were members of a University of Nebraska sports team. She parked her carry-on suitcase packed with medical supplies and cheerfully called her father to let him know she had arrived safely.

Rainbow PUSH senior advisor Janette Wilson to deliver MLK tribute event speech

Attorney, reverend and Rainbow PUSH Coalition senior advisor Janette Wilson will visit Northeastern Illinois University on Jan. 17 as the keynote speaker of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Program. Free and open to the public, the program will take place at 2 p.m.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Special guests

Happy New Year! Spring semester classes don’t begin for a few more days, but we already have exciting news to begin 2017. Find out which internationally known political pundits will participate in the first Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series event, which movies will screen during the spring semester and which faculty member is now a county judge.

James Carville, Mary Matalin to speak at Northeastern Illinois University

Internationally known political pundits, strategists and power couple James Carville and Mary Matalin will participate in a wide-ranging discussion of the current state of politics as Northeastern Illinois University kicks off the Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series on Feb. 2.

Chicago Film Society announces Spring 2017 movie screening schedule

The Chicago Film Society (CFS), formerly known as The Northwest Chicago Film Society, has announced its Spring 2017 schedule of movies that will be shown on Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus. “Nightmare Alley” (pictured above) will open the series on Jan. 11.

Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues to perform in Jewel Box Series

Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues will perform Jan. 13 as part of Northeastern Illinois University’s Jewel Box Series. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium on the Main Campus, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: See you in 2017!

Finals and over and the hallways are quiet at Northeastern Illinois University, but the year is not over yet! Watch our last two videos of 2016, find out about a faculty member’s prestigious lecture in Finland and get lots more in the year’s final edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern!

Around the Commons

Happy New Year!

Before we turn the calendar to 2017, take a look at two new videos that are guaranteed to make you smile. Here is a highlights video from the December 2016 Commencement Ceremony:

MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince awards grant to Ensemble Español

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, which has been in residence at Northeastern Illinois University for 40 years, has been awarded a two-year, $50,000 grant from the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince.

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