John G. Findley lines up a putt at the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event on Aug. 18, 2014.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Happy September, everyone! Here are the latest updates from around Northeastern Illinois University.

Around the Commons

Scholarship success

Great news! The annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event raised $35,322 for student scholarships this year, the second-best fundraising result in the 42 years of the tournament.

Gerontology accolades

This has been an exciting year for gerontology associate professor Lisa Hollis-Sawyer and her program, which have earned two recent awards in the growing field. “These awards show that our students are benefiting from the instruction we offer in the NEIU gerontology program,” she said. “It’s just a verification of what we do on a day-to-day basis.”

In the media

Fight for $15

Northeastern sociology student Jessica Davis led a DNAinfo story about a Chicago demonstration for a higher minimum wage. "I work for a multibillion-dollar corporation and should be paid at least $15 per hour,” said Davis, who has worked at McDonald’s for nearly five years.

Talking economy

Northeastern professor emeritus Ed Stuart appeared on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” to talk about the apparent strengthening of the U.S. economy.

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To do

Be part of the pride

The LGBTQA Resource Center and the GLBTQA Club is inviting all students, faculty and staff to its Welcome Back Rainbow Reception. The free reception is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 11, from 3-4 p.m. in the Pedroso Center.

Mark your calendar!

  • Faculty voice recital (free), 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, Recital Hall. Robert Heitzinger will perform with Kay Kim on piano.
  • World Music Festival (free), 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, Auditorium. Telvin Trio and Bahto Delo Delo will perform.
  • Visiting Writers Series (free), 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, Recital Hall. Brad Watson will perform a public reading followed by a book signing.

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