Ensemble Español to honor Jose Greco in 42nd annual American Spanish Dance & Music Festival

Ensemble Español’s popular live dance and music performances return to the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts with Flamenco Passion: A Tribute to Jose Greco’s 100th Anniversary from June 15-17. These performances are part of the company’s 2018 American Spanish Dance & Music Festival, exploring the theme Jose Greco: An American Immigrant in Spain.

A special education for a special educator

Victoria Valentine always knew she wanted to be a teacher, but it wasn’t until she volunteered at a summer camp during sixth grade that she realized she wanted to pursue special education.

During the camp, Valentine was assigned to work with a young autistic boy and began to see the world from his perspective.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Congratulations, graduates!

Congratulations to Northeastern Illinois University’s Class of 2018! We’ve got photos, stories and videos from Commencement, plus news on two state book awards and the season’s final Jewel Box Series concert in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

First Master of Social Work students graduate from Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University experienced something new during Commencement on May 7: The first cohort of students from the Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Program crossed the stage.

Taking the Initiative

Mateo Farzaneh first heard of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh as a child growing up in Iran in the 1970s. While he realized then that the name was important, Farzaneh could not have known that more than four decades later he would become intimately involved in an effort to memorialize and honor Iran’s first democratically elected prime minister.

STARTALK awards Northeastern grant to train Arabic-language educators

STARTALK, an organization whose mission is to increase the number of United States citizens learning, speaking and teaching critical need foreign languages, has awarded Northeastern Illinois University a $57,328 grant for a new Multilingual Learning Center (MLC) program.

Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run Bluegrass to perform in Jewel Box Series

Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run Bluegrass will perform May 18 as part of Northeastern Illinois University’s Jewel Box Series. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m.

Northeastern Illinois University awards honorary doctorate to U.S. Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez

United States Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez encouraged students to honor the trailblazers who made their education possible and to in turn open doors for future generations during Northeastern Illinois University’s Commencement ceremony on May 7, 2018, at UIC Pavilion.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Class of 2018

Here we go: Northeastern Illinois University will celebrate the latest graduates during Commencement on Monday! Among the graduates are five students in a program that has quickly earned a national reputation for success. Read all about the MARC U-STAR Program scholars, the faculty members who have earned emeritus status and a high-profile conference that took place at El Centro in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Northeastern appoints six professors emeriti

Northeastern Illinois University has awarded emeritus status to six retiring faculty members. They will be honored during Commencement on May 7.

Northeastern awards the prestigious status to eligible retiring faculty members upon the recommendation of the department or program, with the concurrence of the dean and the provost, and with the approval of the University president.

The new professors emeriti are:

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