Noteworthy at Northeastern: Scholars and scholarships

Northeastern Illinois University boasts a new scholarship—dedicated to international travel, no less—that was founded by the El Centro architect. Find out more about his motivation for giving, who won awards and more!

Northeastern to host annual Asian heritage conference

Northeastern Illinois University will host the 21st Annual Asian, Asian-American Heritage Conference on Monday, April 4, and Thursday, April 7, on the Main Campus, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago.

Anthropology associate professor co-edits new archaeology book

Northeastern Illinois University Associate Professor of Anthropology Jon Hageman has co-edited a new book on archaeology with University of Alaska Southeast Associate Professor of Anthropology Erica Hill.

Biology student Alma Mendoza wins undergraduate research grant

Alma Mendoza, a senior Biology major at Northeastern Illinois University, has been awarded a Willis A. Reid undergraduate research grant by the Education Committee of the American Society of Parasitologists. The $500 grant will help fund Mendoza’s research on diversity of Plachiorchids in Midwestern wetlands.

Lance Williams travels to England to share ideas on gangs, incarceration

Six years after helping British filmmakers with a documentary about Chicago violence, Northeastern Illinois University Associate Professor of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies Lance Williams recently made a 12-day trip to England to lecture about drugs, gangs and prisons from the perspective of a Chicago academic.

Eight to be honored at Asian, Asian American Heritage Awards

Eight members of the Northeastern Illinois University community will be recognized for their work at the Sixth Annual Asian, Asian American Heritage Awards of Excellence on April 8.

This year’s event, “Sharing Traditions, Celebrating Excellence,” will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Anyone interested in attending may RSVP to the Asian American Heritage Committee.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: A busy break

Only a few days of spring break remain before Northeastern Illinois University resumes classes ... not that it was a quiet week around the University. From research partnerships to research papers to community service planning, check out the latest from around the University.

Northeastern wraps up first year of graduate research assistantships

Northeastern Illinois University’s College of Graduate Studies and Research, together with the Research and Creative Activities Advisory Group, will wrap up the Graduate Dean’s Research and Creative Activities Assistantships for the 2015-16 academic year soon and is taking applications for the next academic year

Cesar Chavez Day of Service brings together Northeastern, community partners

Northeastern Illinois University will partner with community organizations and schools in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day of Service through volunteer work on April 2. Students, staff and community members will work to clean up and beautify local gardens in tribute to the life and work of the American labor leader and civil rights activist.


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