The stage of Northeastern's Auditorium with a large backdrop that reads Goodwin

Friday, January 24, 2020

Northeastern Illinois University has announced the next speaker in the Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series—and this man’s creation may have influenced your recent snacking. Find out more about the lecture, the next Jewel Box Series concert and more in Noteworthy at Northeastern.  

Around the Commons  

Goodwin Lecture

Richard P. Montañez, creator of the popular Flamin’ Hot line of snack products, will serve as the next speaker in the Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series. His talk, titled "One Revelation Will Lead to a Revolution," will take place Feb. 17. The event is free, but tickets are required as seating is limited. Tickets are currently available to students, employees and alumni at, in person at the Welcome Desk and Box Office or by calling (773) 442-4636. Tickets will be made available to the public on Jan. 26. Parking permits will not be required during this event.  

And there’s more!

  • Assistant Professor of English Ryan Poll published an article in PopMatters titled “'Gloria Bell': Silent Suffering and Disco Dancing in Late Capitalism.”
  • The Department of Linguistics hosted eight area high schools on Jan. 23 for the first round of the annual North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition. Northeastern has been a competition site for many years and is one of only four sites in the state of Illinois. Faculty members Ariana Bancu and Lewis Gebhardt proctored the competition.  

In the media  

  • The Hickory (N.C.) Daily Record reported that alumna Jasmine Tesdahl (B.A. ’04 French) has been named associate pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.  

To do

Jewel Box Series

3MA will perform in the Recital Hall on Jan. 31 as part of the Jewel Box Series. 3MA is the meeting of three string-instrument virtuosi, emblematic of their countries in Africa, but also of generous artists who share a musical passion, a reciprocal dialogue and a beautiful friendship.  

Coming next week!

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