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Friday, June 24, 2016

Congratulations to 17 newly tenured members of the Northeastern Illinois University faculty! We’ve got the details and bios to mark the accomplishment, plus summer concert plans and much more.

Around the Commons

Promotions and tenure

Northeastern has awarded tenure and promotions to associate professor for 17 members of the faculty, who were introduced during the June 23 Board of Trustees meeting. “I congratulate the newest members of our faculty to earn tenure,” Provost Richard J. Helldobler said. “This is an important milestone in their development as teachers, mentors and role models for Northeastern’s current and future students. Their promotions also build on Northeastern’s tradition of teaching and research excellence.”

The outcome of scholarships

Growing up with a burning desire to make a difference in politics, Max Caviness begins his long road of education with the help of a Chuck Kane scholarship. “I would just like to tell the donor thank you,” he said. “You don’t know how much good you’re doing. It is a huge financial burden lifted for the student who receives a scholarship.”

And there’s more!

In the media

Police equality

Justice Studies Instructor and retired police office Patricia Hill was quoted in a Sun-Times investigative story that found white men receive the biggest share of promotions within the Chicago Police Department. “The promotional issue has been an issue for a very long time,” Hill said. “We’ve always had to fight for our jobs.”

Also in the media ...

  • The Hawk Eye newspaper of Burlington, Iowa, reported that Jeff Ashby (B.A. ’13 Political Science and History) reopened an iconic restaurant in the area called Wapello Dairy Bar.
  • The Daily Post-Athenian of Tennessee reported that Sandy Brown (B.A. ’66 Elementary Education - Art) has received a Signature Membership to the Watercolor Society.
  • Hoy posted a video interview with Ensemble Español Executive Director Jorge Pérez about the 40th anniversary of the dance company.

To do

Outdoor summer concerts

The NEIU Jazz Band will perform two summer evening concerts on the University Commons. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic snacks and enjoy an evening of big band jazz music directed by Mayo Tiana. The concerts are scheduled for 7 p.m. on June 29 and Aug. 10.

Mark your calendar!


A welcoming Twitter account

Whether you're an incoming student or you've been at Northeastern for a while, be sure to follow Janett Ramos on Twitter this summer as the assistant director of New Student and Transition Programs welcomes hundreds of new students through orientation. Look for her favorite hashtag, #IBELONG@NEIU.

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