Education meets innovation

When Sandra Beyda-Lorie was appointed dean of Northeastern Illinois University’s Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education in January 2017, one of the first things she did was look outside of the college.

Beyda-Lorie’s goal: innovation through collaboration.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Feels like summer

Forget what the calendar says—summer has begun at Northeastern Illinois University! As classes resume for the summer sessions, meet one of the top students in the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education, find out who’s raving about a faculty member’s new book and take one last peek back at Commencement.

Forks of the Roads slave trade exhibition comes to Northeastern

Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus will host Forks of the Roads Enslavement Markets, a nationally acclaimed traveling exhibition, through Sept. 15. The exhibit tells the story of the history of America’s internal chattel slave trading in the Lower Southwest.

Northeastern rolls out the red carpet for cinema

If you visit Northeastern Illinois University on almost any Wednesday evening, you’ll find a happy group of film buffs settled into the cozy seats of the Auditorium for a rare movie screening. The journey to get them there was anything but comfortable.

A fearless future teacher

When Becca Peterson arrived at Northeastern Illinois University in 2014, the transition to college was a shock.

After all, she had enlisted in the Air Force only one year earlier after graduating from Lane Tech College Prep High School. After an unexpected medical discharge, Peterson found herself planning to spend the next four years on a college campus, not an Air Force base.

“I really had no idea what college I wanted to go to,” Peterson said. “After the Air Force, I felt confused about what to do.”

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Class of 2017

Congratulations to Northeastern Illinois University’s latest graduates! We’ve got stories and photos from Commencement, plus news on a new book and a professor who was featured by The Washington Post in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Professor of Psychology Breckie Church co-edits first book

Northeastern Illinois University Psychology Professor Breckie Church has co-edited a new book, “Why Gesture?” The book is published by the John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Northeastern Illinois University Commencement focuses on civic engagement

Chicago lawyer and civic leader Valerie B. Jarrett, the longest-serving senior adviser to President Barack Obama, encouraged graduates to stay civically engaged, embrace diversity and think globally during Northeastern Illinois University’s Commencement ceremony on May 8, 2017, at UIC Pavilion.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Graduation celebration

Commencement is just a few days away, and we head into the festivities with a surge of good news. This week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern includes the latest book published by a faculty member, a big new grant and more. And if you can’t attend Commencement on Monday, be sure to tune in to the live stream at!

National Science Foundation awards five-year, $1.45 million grant to Northeastern Illinois University

The National Science Foundation has awarded Northeastern Illinois University a five-year, $1.45 million grant through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program to support students who are interested in becoming mathematics or biology high school teachers.


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