Northeastern Illinois University again ranks in Top 15 nationally for least debt

Northeastern Illinois University students graduate with the 12th-lowest student loan debt nationally among public four-year colleges and universities and the lowest debt among all Illinois public institutions, according to a report released Aug. 8, 2018. Among all four-year colleges and universities, Northeastern ranks 29th.

Professor of Special Education Michele Kane co-authors book on mindfulness and gifted children

Northeastern Illinois University Professor of Special Education Michele Kane has co-authored a book that is a wide-ranging introduction to mindfulness with a special focus on the traits and needs of gifted children, as well as on the opportunities that gifted programs offer for the teaching and practice of mindfulness.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: An Evening With Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee will headline the fourth installment of Northeastern Illinois University’s Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series next month. One hundred free tickets have been reserved for students, and discounted tickets are available to employees. Read about Joyner-Kersee’s visit, the University’s participation in the Bud Billiken Parade and more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee to speak at Northeastern Illinois University

Three-time Olympic gold medal track and field athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee will participate in a talk titled “An Evening With Jackie Joyner-Kersee” as Northeastern Illinois University presents the fourth installment of the Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series on Sept. 11. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium on the Main Campus, 3701 W.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: School leadership

Northeastern Illinois University’s newest crop of Higher Education Leadership graduates took a study trip to Mexico just before completing their program this summer, and the experience could not have been better timed. Read about their experience in Puebla, the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education’s new School Leadership partnership and an accomplished Social Work alum’s essay for the MacArthur Foundation in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Higher Education Leadership students finish program with educational trip to Mexico

Ten students in Northeastern Illinois University’s Educational Leadership-Higher Education graduate program could not have picked a better time for their educational trip to Mexico.

Andres Manuel López Obrador won the country’s presidential election—one many believe to be the first truly democratic and fair election in Mexico in more than 80 years—on the eve of their arrival in July.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Another NSF grant!

The National Science Foundation continues to fund important research taking place at Northeastern Illinois University. The latest three-year grant will back a study coming out of the Department of Latina/o and Latin American Studies. Read more about the grant, a high-profile visitor from Poland and more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

NSF awards Northeastern grant to study social integration of suburban Latinos

The National Science Foundation has awarded Northeastern Illinois University a three-year, $149,934 grant to fund Associate Professor of Latino and Latin American Studies Victor Ortiz’s comparative research into the nature and magnitude of social cohesion of Latino and non-Latino residents of the Chicago suburb of Yorkville.

The project seeks to answer three primary questions:

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Students helping fellow students

Northeastern Illinois University is growing a new program in which students help their fellow students. Read more about the Student Philanthropy Initiative, the lineup for next season’s Jewel Box Series and a workshop sponsored by the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education in this week’s Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Jewel Box Series introduces improv comedy for 19th season

Northeastern Illinois University’s Jewel Box Series, now in its 19th year, will return for the 2018-19 season with a lineup of diverse artists from all over the globe to perform in the acoustically superior Recital Hall and spacious Auditorium.

The eight-concert series will begin Sept. 28, and offers music from a variety of genres through May 17, 2019.

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