Noteworthy at Northeastern: Looking greener

The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies is looking a little greener these days after the installation of a solar hot water system. Read more about the project, a faculty member’s return from an ACE Fellowship and much more in this week’s Noteworthy at Northeastern.

U.S. Justice Department awards sexual violence prevention grant to Northeastern Illinois University

The United States Department of Justice has awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant to Northeastern Illinois University to address prevention and education efforts pertaining to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. The grant is one of 57 awards totaling $18 million distributed to colleges and universities around the country by the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).

Erick Howenstine returns from ACE Fellowship at Lehigh University

Erick Howenstine, chair of Northeastern Illinois University’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Department of Economics, has returned from his one-year ACE Fellowship experience at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Remembering Bernard Brommel

Northeastern Illinois University lost a member of the family with the passing of Bernard Brommel. Read about his life and contributions to the institution, grant funding for more research opportunities and much more in Noteworthy at Northeastern.

National Science Foundation awards Northeastern Illinois University grant for dark matter research project

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Northeastern Illinois University a three-year, $169,858 grant to develop and maintain software that is needed to help successfully run an experiment that will search for dark matter.

Northeastern Illinois University professor emeritus, philanthropist Bernard Brommel dies at 88

Bernard J. Brommel, who taught at Northeastern Illinois University for 28 years and in retirement became one of the institution’s most generous donors, died Sept. 22 at his home in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was 88 years old.

He is survived by his partner of more than 20 years, Carl Ratner, as well as his children Michaela, Brian, Debra, Brent, Brad and Blair. Funeral plans are pending, and a Northeastern memorial service will be announced at a future date.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Challenge completed

Less than a week after her inauguration, Northeastern Illinois University President Gloria J. Gibson had some exciting fundraising news to share. Read about the successful completion of the Goodwin Gift Challenge, the 2018 Alumni Awards winners and the newest tenure-track members of the faculty in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Northeastern welcomes 13 new tenure-track faculty members

Northeastern Illinois University’s new tenure-track faculty members were introduced at the Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 20.

“It is a pleasure to welcome these 13 new members of the faculty to the Northeastern community at the same time we welcome new President Gloria J. Gibson,” Acting Provost Wamucii Njogu said. “These professors are committed to serving our students from the time they arrive to the day they graduate. I look forward to seeing all that they accomplish.”

Here are the 13 new members of the faculty for the Fall 2018 semester.

Goodwin Gift Challenge reaches $1.5 million fundraising goal

That’s a wrap! With more than three months to spare, Northeastern Illinois University has met its annual $500,000 Goodwin Gift Challenge fundraising goal. This philanthropic donation will be matched by Daniel L. Goodwin and will complete his $1.5 million contribution to the challenge.


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