Northeastern President Gloria J. Gibson (center) with Vice President for Institutional Advancement Liesl Downey (far right) and members of the Kane family.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Northeastern Illinois University’s longest-running annual philanthropic event, the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Outing, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year! Tickets available only through July 25 to join the NEIU Foundation for this historic event. Find out more and read about other happenings in the latest edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Around the Commons

50th Anniversary of the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Outing

Monday, July 25 is the last day to sign up to attend the 50th Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Outing! Ace this summer and join the NEIU Foundation on the green for a day of fun connecting with colleagues, students, alumni, community members and friends. Tickets are available for three packages and the 50/50 raffle. The Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Outing is Northeastern’s longest-running annual philanthropic event. It honors the memory of beloved NEIU athletic director Charles “Chuck” Kane and his commitment to student success. 

Don’t golf or can’t attend? Consider the following options to support this great cause:

  • Encourage others to participate. Remember, gifts can be designated toward any NEIU Foundation scholarship!
  • Give a silent auction item, bid or donate! Goods, services, tickets, fun experiences, private tours, gift certificates, art, donations of any amount and 50/50 raffle tickets support NEIU students.
  • Consider giving $50 for the 50th annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Outing.

For more information, contact Sylvia Daniels at or (773) 442-4231, or Heather Anderson at or (773) 442-4236.

And there’s more!

  • Professor of Political Science and Jewish Studies Ellen Cannon participated in American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Summit on Antisemitism at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center on July 12. During the summit, Cannon interacted with the Counsel Generals of Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. AJC’s operational goal is to seek growing support  and adoption for the international definition of antisemitism, which assists lawmakers, police and educators in recognizing what antisemitism is and how it is manifested.  
  • The deadline for Northeastern’s Undocumented Resilient and Organized (URO) Legacy Scholarship is Aug. 8. 
  • Only a few days remain before the application deadline for Fall 2022 domestic undergraduate and student-at-large enrollment. This is your chance to take advantage of the  extended deadline of July 31, 2022. Use code ALUMREF (all caps) to receive a $30 application fee waiver. Apply today!
  • Fall 2022 registration is open.

To do

“The Ladies Man”

The Chicago Film Society presents “The Ladies Man,” directed by Jerry Lewis from Paramount Pictures at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 in the Auditorium of the Main Campus. The screening is preceded by the 1960 short film “The Big Bounce,” directed by Jerry Fairbanks. Tickets cost $5 with a Northeastern ID and $10 for the general public. Both films will be presented on 35mm film by the Chicago Film Society and are sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre. All audience members are encouraged to wear a face mask and be socially distanced while seated.

Diversity within a Microcosm: Varieties of Expression in Japanese American Art

NEIU Libraries is hosting “Diversity within a Microcosm: Varieties of Expression in Japanese American Art,” an art exhibit featuring Japanese American artists with connections to Chicago. They will show their creative endeavors, beginning with Issei in Chicago before World War II as well as Issei arriving later. The exhibit will be open during regular library hours through Aug. 15 on the main floor of the Ronald Williams Library located on the Main Campus. Come see the art of Issei photographers Jun Fujita and Shoji Osato, Issei calligraphy teacher Yoshinobu Matsumoto and Issei ink painting teacher Ryozo Ogura, and the Nisei art treasures of Mary Koga, Tak Murakami, Shinkichi Tajiri and Art Towata as well as the art of more recent teachers, Laura Kina, Joyce Nagata, Akemi Nakano Cohn and Sarah Nishiura. Enjoy the glass work of Sharon Fujimoto, jewelry of Donna Kato, porcelain work of Yukiko Sakata Nylan and many more Chicago Japanese American artists. 

In the Media

  • Associate Professor of Biology Beth Reinke’s study on longevity and aging in reptiles and amphibians was recently featured in WIRED.  

COVID-19 update

From July 13-20, 2022, eight employees and three students reported positive COVID-19 tests. Four employees and two students were on campus. Since March 2020, a total of 247 employees and 477 students have self-reported to the University that they tested positive for COVID-19. Employees and students who feel sick should stay home. If you test positive for COVID-19, students should immediately notify Student Health Services, and employees should notify their supervisors and the Office of Human Resources. Additionally, faculty and staff are required to report positive and presumptive student COVID-19 cases and exposures to Student Health Services. When someone who has been on campus tests positive, Northeastern works with the Chicago Department of Public Health to determine the appropriate response, which differs greatly depending on the situation. We continue to follow Chicago Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines as we ensure proper protocols and preventative measures are in place for the health and safety of our students and employees.

Other COVID-19 updates

  • Northeastern Illinois University highly recommends wearing masks indoors, as Chicago remains at the high COVID-19 transmission risk level per CDC guidelines. Northeastern has free surgical, KN95 and/or N95 masks available for students and employees. Masks have been distributed to offices and classrooms and are also available at the Welcome Desk at the Main Campus, the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies and El Centro. 
  • Campus vaccination clinics are now closed. Please review the Guidance for Coronavirus Vaccinations page to find vaccination sites.
  • The federal government is offering free at-home COVID-19 tests through the U.S. Postal Service. 

Stay up to date on everything regarding COVID-19 by visiting the COVID-19 Response website. 

Top Photo: Northeastern President Gloria J. Gibson (center) with Vice President for Institutional Advancement Liesl Downey (far right) and members of the Kane family.

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