Northeastern Illinois University’s Educational Leadership master’s degree program has earned national recognition! Read all about the program’s ranking, find out how to make nominations for the 2020 Alumni Awards and more in Noteworthy at Northeastern.
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Educational Leadership accolades
GradReports, an online resource that matches students to graduate programs, named Northeastern’s Educational Leadership program the best in the state and 20th overall in the nation on its list of 2020 Best Colleges. Northeastern’s Master of Arts in Educational Leadership provides a Principal Endorsement from the State of Illinois upon graduation that covers principal, assistant principal and all related positions.
The NEIU Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Northeastern Illinois University Alumni Awards. The 2020 Alumni Award winners will be honored at the Golden Gala Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 17. Nominations may be submitted online through March 30 for the following awards:
- Distinguished Alumnus Award
- Alumni Service Award
- Community Leadership Award
- Outstanding GOLD Alumni Award
- Future Alumni Leader Award
Love and learning
It doesn’t take a computer scientist to recognize that Marianela and John Crissman are in love. “My horsey thing to your pawn guy,” Marianela jokingly said recently in Northeastern Illinois University’s Ronald Williams Library as she and John played Blindfold Chess, a game in which players imagine a chessboard in their minds and make moves on the imagined board. Chess is one of John’s favorite games. In fact, they ended up playing chess in a restaurant on their first date. Now, as John and Marianela prepare to celebrate their third Valentine’s Day as a married couple, they are less than three months away from earning their M.S. in Computer Science degrees together.
And there’s more!
- Psychology Department Chair Amanda Dykema-Engblade and Associate Professor of Philosophy Dan Milsky participated in a post-show town hall discussion of the Feb. 8 performance of “The Tasters” at Rivendell Theatre. The discussion covered the political, revolutionary and culinary implications of the play.
- Professor Emeritus of Economics Edward Stuart conducted a webinar on the economic outlook for 2020 for the APICS Chicago Chapter.
In the media
- Negocios Now named Student Success and Retention Title V Director Irma Ortiz to its 40 Under 40 Latinos Class of 2019.
Coming next week!
- Mindfulness Meditation, 12:10 p.m. Feb. 17, B 119
- Flint Taylor Book Reading and Lecture, 4 p.m. Feb. 17, Golden Eagles
- Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series: Richard Montañez, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Auditorium
- Rally to the Future: Turn Up For Teaching!, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Alumni Hall North
- Black History Month Academic Talk: Civic Engagement, 3 p.m. Feb. 18, Golden Eagles
- CCICS Movie Night: “School Daze” screening, 7 p.m. Feb. 19, Carruthers Center
- “Angel Face” screening, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Auditorium
- Mindfulness Meditation, 12:10 p.m. Feb. 20, B 119
- College of Business and Management, Computer Science and University Technology Career Fair, 1 p.m. Feb. 20, Alumni Hall
- MARC U-STAR Seminar: Dr. Heather Pinkett, 3:05 p.m. Feb. 20, BBH 102
- TESOL-Linguistics Colloquium: Dr. Bardovi-Harlig's Talk on Teaching Pragmatics, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20, SU 103
- Cartoons and Cereal, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Pedroso Center (B 159)
- The Potential Role of Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies to Address Climate Change, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, BBH 101
- NEIU Wind Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Auditorium
- “Native Gardens,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Stage Center Theatre
- NEIU Applied Math Seminar: Gerrymandering, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 21, Alumni Hall South
- Jewel Box Series: Quink, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Recital Hall
- “Native Gardens,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Stage Center Theatre
- “Native Gardens,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Stage Center Theatre
- View all of the University’s future events at neiu.edu/events.