Northeastern’s MARC program quickly building national reputation

Ryan Borchert wanted two things before he would enroll in college: a little more money, and a little more maturity. After serving six years in the Illinois Army National Guard as a combat medic, it’s safe to say he earned both.

In May, Borchert will earn his Bachelor of Science in Biology and enter the prestigious Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Ph.D. Program at Northwestern University, an accomplishment for which he gives considerable credit to the National Institutes of Health MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) U-STAR Program at Northeastern Illinois University.

The Great Courses releases comparative economics series by Edward Stuart

The Great Courses, a company that identifies, carefully crafts and distributes polished lecture series for busy lifelong learners who don’t have time to take college classes, has released a course about comparative economics by Northeastern Illinois University Professor Emeritus of Economics Edward Stuart.

Rastrelli Cello Quartet to perform as part of Jewel Box Series

The Rastrelli Cello Quartet will perform April 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.

Paulo Acioli earns Northeastern research professor award

Professor of Physics Paulo Acioli has been honored with Northeastern Illinois University’s 2018 Bernard J. Brommel Distinguished Research Professor award.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: Journal work

Northeastern Illinois University faculty, students and alumni are regularly publishing their research in journals—and now a professor from the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education has been appointed editor of a journal.

Read about Professor of Special Education Gerardo Moreno’s journal appointment, a new journal article by an Earth Science student and professor, this year’s Bernard J. Brommel Distinguished Research Professor and much more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: An acting president

Northeastern Illinois University will have new leader for the next two months, until Gloria Gibson arrives to take over as president. Read about Wamucii Njogu’s appointment as acting president, Associate Professor of Biology Aaron Schirmer’s new research that has attracted international attention, and a new program in the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education. It’s all in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Wamucii Njogu named acting president of Northeastern Illinois University

The Northeastern Illinois University Board of Trustees announced today that it has named Dr. Wamucii Njogu acting president of the University for the period of April 1 through May 31, 2018. Earlier this month, the Board appointed Dr. Gloria J. Gibson president effective June 1, 2018.

Universities, students should consider biological rhythms during class scheduling, study finds

Colleges and universities should consider the circadian rhythms of their students when they schedule classes, and those students should consider their own cycles of activity when they register for classes, according to research published by Northeastern Illinois University Associate Professor of Biology Aaron Schirmer in the journal

Students helping students

When Byron Terry earned a Class Gift Scholarship, the award came as a tremendous relief. The $450 scholarship helped to pay for books, supplies and fees.


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