Ten Northeastern Illinois University English students have returned from an award-winning trip to an international conference. Read more about the department’s accomplishments and publications, next week’s events, Northeastern in the news and much more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.
Around the Commons
English research presenters
English major Katelyn Juerjens’ paper “‘AACK!’ Gender, Beauty, and the Workplace in Cathy” earned an honorable mention for Best Paper during the Sigma Tau Delta 2019 International Convention from March 27-30 in St. Louis. Joined by Assistant Professor of English Ryan Poll, 10 English students (top photo) presented their original research on a range of issues from Afrofuturism to comic studies and gender. In addition to Juerjens, the students who participated were Clifton Frei, Marlene Crystal Garcia, Isaias Rogel, Vanessa Macias, Jennifer Velazquez, Natalia Rokita, Billy Peters, Marwen Daher and Nicole Vale. In other news for English students:
- Hans Kim published an article in PopMatters titled “Joni Void's ‘Mise En Abyme’ Is a Shattering Reflection of the Self.”
- Amaris Rodriguez published an article in Society19 titled “What They Don’t Tell You About Plus Size Dating.”
And there’s more!
- Northeastern will host a Graduate Open House on April 10.
- Northeastern and the NEIU Alumni Association are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Northeastern Illinois University Alumni Awards.
- Student Union, Event and Conference Services Director Kyle Burke was presented with the ACUI Values Award during the Association of College Unions International Annual Conference in Indianapolis.
- Reference Coordinator and Humanities Librarian Mary Thill published an article titled “Student Constructions of Authority in the Framework Era: A Bibliometric Pilot Study Using a Faceted Taxonomy” in the journal College & Research Libraries.
- Library Technical Services Coordinator Joan Schuitema delivered a presentation titled “Change is Good: You Go First! Leading Others to and Through Change” during a CARLI Technical Services Committee and Collection Management Committee daylong workshop. Education Librarian Michelle Oh also participated on the Managing Change in Collection Management panel.
- Digital Scholarship Librarian Alyssa Vincent moderated two meetings during the ARLIS/NA 2019 Conference in Salt Lake City from March 26-30.
- Science Librarian Geoff Brown delivered a presentation titled “The truth is out where?: Rural tropes in two decades of UFO sighting reports” during the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting on April 5 in Washington, D.C. The data come from the thesis research for his Northeastern master’s degree.
In the media
Coordinator of African American Recruitment Alice Pennamon joined Chief of Staff Mike Dizon for the latest Northeastern appearance on CAN TV to discuss student financial options. President Gloria J. Gibson, Executive Director of Financial Aid, Scholarships and Student Employment Maureen Amos and Director of Undergraduate Admissions LaMont Vaughn have also joined Dizon on recent editions of the series.
Also in the media ...
- Chalkbeat quoted Professor of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies Erica Meiners in a story about the race for Chicago mayor.
- Alumnus, broadcaster and author John St. Augustine and broadcasting legend Bill Kurtis appeared on John Williams’ WGN Radio show to talk about their Earth Matters Event at Northeastern on April 15.
- WGN’s Justin Kaufmann interviewed Acting Chair of the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre Edie Rubinowitz and three students for their work on the “DACAmentation: Humanizing Our Stories” project.
- Patch featured alumnus Sean Sandona (B.A. ’01 Management), who has launched a valet self-storage company in Palatine that donates 1% of its total gross sales to breast cancer research and area after-school programs.
Northeastern will host Eagle Fest from 2-6 p.m. April 11 in Alumni Hall to celebrate students who have registered for their Fall 2019 classes. Students can celebrate their progress toward a degree with food, games, music and fun!
Coming next week!
- Jazzy Monday, 6:30 p.m. April 8, Carruthers Center
- Graduate Recital: Gretel Mink Hansen, 7:30 p.m. April 8, Recital Hall
- Dr. Michael Ellison, 4:30 p.m. April 9, B 152
- Joint Guitar Junior Recital, 3 p.m. April 10, Recital Hall
- Varsity Big Band, 7:30 p.m. April 10, Auditorium
- Free STI Testing Clinic, 1 p.m. April 11, E 051
- SCSE Interview Skills Workshop, 3 p.m. April 11, BBH 113
- Student Recital Hour, 3:05 p.m. April 11, Recital Hall
- NEIU Guitar Ensemble Concert, 7 p.m. April 11, Auditorium
- “The Pillowman,” 7:30 p.m. April 11, Stage Center Theatre
- Transfer Student Information Session, 11 a.m. April 12, Student Union
- Graduate Recital: Zen Hsu, 4 p.m. April 12, Recital Hall
- CCICS 2nd Annual Poetry Slam, 7 p.m. April 12, Carruthers Center
- Spring Student Dance Concert, 7:30 p.m. April 12, Auditorium
- “The Pillowman,” 7:30 p.m. April 12, Stage Center Theatre
- “The Pillowman,” 2 p.m. April 13, Stage Center Theatre
- Spring Student Dance Concert, 7:30 p.m. April 13, Auditorium
- “The Pillowman,” 7:30 p.m. April 13, Stage Center Theatre
View all of the University's future events at neiu.edu/events.
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