U.S. Department of Education awards Northeastern Illinois University $1.2 million McNair grant

The United States Department of Education has awarded Northeastern Illinois University a five-year, $1,161,325 Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achivement Program grant.                                                                                          

Rhythm Future Quartet to perform in Jewel Box Series

Rhythm Future Quartet will perform Sept. 29 to open the new season 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.

ChicagoCHEC Community Forum will raise cancer awareness in Chicago’s minority communities

Candace Henley, 36, was rushed to the emergency room with severe bowel blockage, but physicians thought she was too young to have colon cancer and didn’t screen her for it. The single mother of five young girls didn’t know enough about the disease to ask for a screening.

It wasn’t until her third ER visit, six months after her first, that a physician finally gave her a fecal occult blood test. They later found a cancerous tumor the size of a grapefruit, and removed 95 percent of her colon. 

NSLVE reports student voting rates at Northeastern

Northeastern Illinois University’s student body voted at a rate of 60 percent—9.6 percent higher than the 50.4 percent voting rate for all institutions—in 2016, according to the results of a recent study released by the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE).

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Let’s celebrate!

NEIU Weekend kicks off today, marking the official launch of Northeastern Illinois University’s 150-year anniversary festivities. Read about NEIU Weekend and the sesquicentennial celebration, the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, the new tenure-track members of the faculty and much more in this celebratory edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Northeastern welcomes seven new tenure-track faculty members

Northeastern Illinois University’s new tenure-track faculty members were introduced at the Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 14.

“I am pleased to welcome seven new members of the faculty into the Northeastern Illinois University community,” Interim President Richard Helldobler said. “These professors will serve our students well through their expertise, passion and creativity. I look forward to seeing all they accomplish in the coming years.”

Here are the seven new members of the faculty for the Fall 2017 semester.

With a new residence hall, Northeastern Illinois University makes room for largest freshman class in four years

Northeastern Illinois University has announced some preliminary fall semester new-student enrollment figures—the kind of encouraging numbers the Chicago-based institution hasn't seen since Fall 2013.

Northeastern Illinois University tops U.S. News & World Report rankings for diversity, low student debt

In its annual publication of “Best Colleges,” U.S. News & World Report announced today that Northeastern Illinois University boasts the most diverse student population among Midwest regional universities and graduates its students with the least amount of student debt.

Northeastern celebrates 150 years with NEIU Weekend on Sept. 15 and 16

Northeastern Illinois University will launch a yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary during NEIU Weekend on Sept. 15 and 16.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Students helping students

We’re two weeks into the semester at Northeastern Illinois University, but we’re not done talking about Golden Eagle Welcome Day just yet. Find out how one fraternity gave back to students through a scholarship fund that day, get ready for a big science conference coming to the Main Campus, and check out the winning caption in the New Yorker cartoon contest written by one of Northeastern’s own. It’s all in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.


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