Northeastern awarded grant to design courses to support science teacher preparation

The National Center for Science & Civic Engagement has awarded Northeastern Illinois University a Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) Summer Institute 2015 Post-Institute Implementation Award.

11th annual Jacob H. Carruthers Conference set for Feb. 20

The Kemetic Institute’s 11th annual Jacob H. Carruthers Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Donn F. Bailey Legacy Hall at the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd.

Free and open to the public, the conference’s theme is “Intellectual Warfare and African Liberation.” Presenters include:

Noteworthy at Northeastern: A Biology success story

Where does a Biology degree from Northeastern Illinois University lead you? Well, it could be any number of exciting career paths. Check out just one of those paths taken by recent master’s graduate Phu Duong, find out who’s speaking on the Main Campus next week and get a sneak peek at the new Fine Arts Gallery exhibition.

Irish-American band Solas to perform in Jewel Box Series

Quintessential Irish-American band Solas will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, in the Auditorium at Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., as part of the Jewel Box Series.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: A speaker for Commencement

It’s only February, but we’re already preparing for Commencement in May with the announcement of a world-renowned speaker. Read about Evan Wolfson, the University’s newest vice president, a grant for the Department of Earth Science and lots more!

Evan Wolfson to be Commencement speaker

Vanguard gay and lesbian civil rights leader Evan Wolfson will be Northeastern Illinois University’s May 2016 Commencement speaker. During the ceremony, Wolfson will be awarded an honorary doctorate degree in recognition of his outstanding achievements.

Department of Earth Science awarded National Science Foundation grant

Northeastern Illinois University’s Department of Earth Science, in collaboration with Northern Illinois University, has been awarded a $474,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund summer research experiences for students focusing on issues related to water quality in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.

University Police Department receives law enforcement accreditation

The Northeastern Illinois University Police Department has been unanimously recognized by the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP) and was awarded full accreditation status at the Tier 1 level during a Feb. 3 ceremony on the Main Campus.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Introducing the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education

For the first time in its history, Northeastern Illinois University has named a college. Read more about the official Daniel L. Goodwin dedication, rally and fundraising challenge. Plus, the University announced a new endorsement program, hosted a speech by the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and lots more!

Northeastern dedicates Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education

In recognition of Daniel L. Goodwin’s extraordinary philanthropic support and leadership, Northeastern Illinois University officially dedicated the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education and launched the Goodwin Gift Challenge during a rally on Jan. 26 in Alumni Hall.

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