Noteworthy at Northeastern: Commencement countdown

Commencement is coming! Northeastern Illinois University will recognize speaker and LGBT rights leader Evan Wolfson with an honorary doctorate degree, but he’s not the only happy story of the day. Be sure to read the inspirational stories of Carly Hall and John Perrin, who have earned their bachelor’s and master’s degrees, respectively.

Finding fuel for the spark

Shawn K. Woods is a high-energy example of how a good influence on one life can reverberate through the lives of countless others. A sought-after speaker, trainer and coach—as well as an author and an entrepreneur—Woods is an expert on rising above challenges and is eager to pass the lesson on.

Woods was raised with 10 siblings, and everyday life in a housing project on the West Side of Chicago was dominated by drugs, gangs and violence. “We lived on the dividing line between the Disciples and the Vice Lords,” Woods recalls. “I saw my first homicide when I was 6 years old.”

Quinta Essentia Recorder Quartet to perform in Jewel Box Series

Brazil’s Quinta Essentia Recorder Quartet will make their Chicago debut on May 20 as part of Northeastern Illinois University’s Jewel Box Series. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall on the Main Campus, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

‘We did it!’: Northeastern prepares for Commencement

Northeastern Illinois University’s May 2016 Commencement ceremony is less than a week away, but the celebrations began in April with the Academic Honors and Graduate Recognition ceremonies.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Props to the profs

Award season continues at Northeastern Illinois University. Find out which faculty members are earning accolades, taking students to Europe and delivering on a pledge to prepare Chicago’s youth for college.

Ana Gil-Garcia earns two hometown awards

Calling the experience “magic and priceless,” Northeastern Illinois University Professor of Educational Leadership and Development Ana Gil-Garcia has been honored by her hometown in Venezuela in recognition of her career in education and civil service.

Saba Ayman-Nolley wins Northeastern faculty research scholarship

Saba Ayman-Nolley, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology, has won the 2015-16 Janet Lerner Faculty Research Scholarship Award, Vice President for Institutional Advancement Liesl Downey announced.

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.

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