Brian Schultz earns Northeastern research professor award

Brian Schultz, professor and chair of the Department of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies, has been honored with Northeastern Illinois University’s 2016 Bernard J. Brommel Distinguished Research Professor award, Provost Richard J. Helldobler announced.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Books, hip-hop and awards

It’s getting to be that time of year again! As the end of the semester rapidly approaches, Northeastern Illinois University is celebrating a slew of accomplishments by its students, faculty, staff and alumni. Read about the latest faculty book, a relief effort for earthquake victims and two separate alumni who are making news for their musical work with Chicago students.

Kunal Mehta to deliver 2nd annual Mossadegh lecture

Kunal Mehta, author of “The Disruptors,” will deliver the keynote speech titled “Social Entrepreneurship: Can we leverage our failures?” in Northeastern Illinois University’s Second Annual Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh Servant Leadership Lecture series.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Get your tickets

Northeastern Illinois University’s cultural calendar is packed with plays, concerts and lectures in the coming weeks. Check out all of your options, meet the University’s new vice president and see the first promotional video for The Nest in this edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Chicago Clarinet Ensemble variety show to feature WGN’s Patti Vasquez

Patti Vasquez, host of WGN radio’s “Pretty Late With Patti Vasquez,” will host A Variety Show, a showcase of comedy, dance and music on the Main Campus of Northeastern Illinois University on April 16.

Kruger Brothers to perform with Chicago’s Kontras Quartet in Jewel Box Series

Bluegrass trio The Kruger Brothers will perform music from their latest release, “Lucid Dreamer,” and will be joined by Chicago’s Kontras String Quartet on April 15 as part of Northeastern Illinois University’s Jewel Box Series. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m.

Liesl Downey named vice president for Institutional Advancement

Liesl Downey has been named Northeastern Illinois University’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Northeastern Illinois University Foundation.

Downey, who previously served as the executive director for the Office of Development, had been serving as the acting vice president since the summer of 2015.

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