Alumna and CTU President Karen Lewis speaks at Northeastern

“Be a change agent.”

Northeastern Illinois University alumna and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (M.A. ’93 Inner City Studies) issued the challenge as she delivered the keynote speech during the University’s “The Meaning of Social Justice” tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 21.

Carruthers Center to host author Wade Nobles for book lecture

Wade Nobles, professor emeritus in Africana Studies and Black Psychology at San Francisco State University, will lecture on his new book, “The Island of Memes: Haiti’s Unfinished Revolution,” on Jan.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: A partnership with Amundsen

Did you know about the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education’s partnership with a local high school? Read about why it’s been such a boon for the high school and for Northeastern, plus plans for a high-profile speaker and a busy week in the news media.

Mickie Wong-Lo elected to Council for Exceptional Children Board

Northeastern Illinois University Special Education Associate Professor Mickie Wong-Lo has been elected to the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Board of Directors. Her three-year term began on Jan. 1, 2016.

Northeastern offices offer extended Saturday hours

As the spring semester gets underway, Northeastern Illinois University will offer extended hours on Saturday, Jan. 16, for new, current and returning students to register for classes and conduct other business.

These are the offices that will be open on Jan. 16:

Karen Lewis to deliver keynote speech during MLK tribute event

Northeastern Illinois University alumna and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis will deliver the keynote speech during the University’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Lewis, who earned her master’s degree in Inner City Studies from Northeastern in 1993, will speak on the topic of social justice.

CCAS to host 10th annual iMATHination Conference

The Center for College Access and Success (CCAS) at Northeastern Illinois University will host its 10th Annual iMATHination Conference on Jan. 22-23 in St. Charles, Ill. This conference brings highly interactive and real-world approaches to the teaching and learning of mathematics and science.

President buys Powerball ticket, pledges potential winnings to Northeastern

As the Powerball jackpot rose to $1.5 billion, Northeastern Illinois University President Sharon Hahs purchased a Powerball ticket on Wednesday, Jan. 13, and pledged all potential winnings to the University from the evening’s drawing.

Kontras String Quartet to perform with Northeastern faculty in Jewel Box Series

The Kontras String Quartet will return to Northeastern Illinois University to perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in the Recital Hall, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., as part of the Jewel Box Series.

Noteworthy at Northeastern: An invitation to the Capitol

Spring semester is just around the corner! As students prepare for classes, recent graduate Alaa Basatneh is heading to Washington, D.C., to attend the State of the Union Address.

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