Noteworthy at Northeastern: An acting president

Northeastern Illinois University will have new leader for the next two months, until Gloria Gibson arrives to take over as president. Read about Wamucii Njogu’s appointment as acting president, Associate Professor of Biology Aaron Schirmer’s new research that has attracted international attention, and a new program in the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education. It’s all in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Wamucii Njogu named acting president of Northeastern Illinois University

The Northeastern Illinois University Board of Trustees announced today that it has named Dr. Wamucii Njogu acting president of the University for the period of April 1 through May 31, 2018. Earlier this month, the Board appointed Dr. Gloria J. Gibson president effective June 1, 2018.

Universities, students should consider biological rhythms during class scheduling, study finds

Colleges and universities should consider the circadian rhythms of their students when they schedule classes, and those students should consider their own cycles of activity when they register for classes, according to research published by Northeastern Illinois University Associate Professor of Biology Aaron Schirmer in the journal

Students helping students

When Byron Terry earned a Class Gift Scholarship, the award came as a tremendous relief. The $450 scholarship helped to pay for books, supplies and fees.

Northeastern earns 2017 Tree Campus USA recognition

The Arbor Day Foundation has honored Northeastern Illinois University with 2017 Tree Campus USA recognition for its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the third consecutive year Northeastern has earned the honor.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Welcome back, Congressman

That was an eventful spring break!

Northeastern Illinois University announced that United States Congressman and alumnus Luis V. Gutiérrez will deliver the Commencement address in May.

Read about his upcoming speech, a project coordinated by Economics students and much more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

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Congressman, alumnus Luis V. Gutiérrez to deliver Northeastern Illinois University Commencement Address

United States Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez will be Northeastern Illinois University’s May 2018 Commencement speaker. Congressman Gutiérrez, a Northeastern alumnus who earned his Bachelor of Arts in English in 1976, is in his 12th term serving Illinois’ Fourth District and in November announced he will not seek a 13th term.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: A new president

Northeastern Illinois University has its next president! Read all about Dr. Gloria Gibson, an important new digital collection released by the Ronald Williams Library and more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

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