Friday, August 7, 2015

Would you like to shake hands with a former Blackhawks great? You can—while supporting Northeastern Illinois University student scholarships—by signing up for the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event. We’ve got more about the golf event’s celebrity guest and the scholarships, plus news about the Visiting Writers Series and more!

Around the Commons

Meet the Blackhawk

Hockey Hall of Famer and former Chicago Blackhawks great Bobby Hull will be the celebrity guest at Northeastern’s oldest philanthropic event, the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event, on Monday, Aug. 17, at Traditions at Chevy Chase Golf Club in Wheeling. Hull, who was known as the “Golden Jet” during his playing days, led the Blackhawks to the 1961 Stanley Cup championship.

And more on the Kane scholarships ...

While the scholarships are named after their father, former College of Education Associate Professor Charles Kane, the Kane sisters were sure to include Virginia Kane in the giving as well. As the NEIU Foundation gears up for the 43rd Annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event on Aug. 17, the Kanes also remember their mother, who passed away in 2010.

Visiting Writers Series

The Department of English has announced the 2015-16 lineup for the Visiting Writers Series. The series will kick off Sept. 15 with a public reading and book signing by Lauren Holmes. All events are free and open to the public. Check out the full 2015-16 schedule!

And there’s more!

  • Marie Maurice (B.A. ’11 Social Work) has published a book called “Peace! Be Still” that is intended to provide lessons and insights learned during her life.
  • Northeastern will host the summer’s final One Stop Enrollment Express on the Main Campus on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Departments from across the University will come together to help students prepare for the fall 2015 semester.
  • Ensemble Español has announced the promotion of Irma Suárez Ruiz to artistic director. Suárez Ruiz has served the company as associate artistic director and remains an instructor of Spanish dance.

In the media

‘School-to-prison pipeline’

Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies Professor Erica Meiners appeared on NPR’s “Latino USA” to talk about the relationship between education and incarceration. Her appearance begins around the 11:25 mark of the broadcast.

Also in the media ...

  • The Sun-Times reported the nominees for the 21st Annual Black Theater Alliance/Ira Aldridge Awards to be held Oct. 19 at the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies.
  • The Windy City Times mentioned Northeastern among some elite higher education company in a story about a group that is pushing for demographic questions related to gender identity and sexual orientation on college applications. Northeastern added these questions to its applications in 2014.
  • The Times of Northwest Indiana featured Robert Colangelo (B.S. ’84 Earth Science and M.S. ’90 Earth Science) in a “Professionals to Watch” piece about his vertical farm.
  • The Chicago Tribune published a story about Brian Williams (B.A. ’03 Board of Governors and Sociology), who has been named director of East Maine District 63 Total Learning Community Program.
  • The Daily Herald published a piece by College of Lake County President Jerry Weber in which he mentions the college’s partnership with Northeastern.
  • The Chicago Reader listed the Aug. 12 screening of “Housekeeping” among its list of the week’s best bets.

To do

Chicago Chamber Music Festival

The Chicago Chamber Music Festival (photo at the top of the page), hosted by Northeastern, concludes with a pair of events that are free and open to the public. The solo repertoire recital will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 7, and the chamber ensembles recital will take place at 1 p.m. Aug. 8.

Mark your calendar!


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