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Friday, July 15, 2016

Northeastern Illinois University is feeling the love this summer. The Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education has earned accolades for a new program, and the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event has announced that Bulls great Bob Love will be the celebrity speaker this year. We have those stories and more to love in this week’s edition of Noteworthy!

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High honors

Northeastern’s 2-year-old State of Illinois principal preparation program has received special mention and accolades from the Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) for the “partnership board” component of the program. The IERC published the results of a two-year, comprehensive investigation of principal preparation in Illinois in a report titled “Navigating the Shift to Intensive Principal Preparation in Illinois: An In-Depth Look at Stakeholder Perspectives,” which describes how principal preparation reforms in Illinois are being implemented across the state.

Celebrity guest: Bob Love

Former Chicago Bulls great Bob Love will be the celebrity guest at Northeastern’s oldest philanthropic event, the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event, on Aug. 8, at Chevy Chase Golf Club in Wheeling. For the 44th year, the golf event will raise funds to support the Chuck Kane Scholarship Fund for Northeastern students. The event is held annually in memory of former Northeastern athletic director and golf coach, Professor Charles “Chuck” Kane.

A special invitation

Two students from the TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science program at the Center for College Access and Success have been invited to attend first lady Michelle Obama’s “Beating the Odds” summit on July 19 in Washington, D.C. Oswaldo Cortes and Karla Gonzalez will be accompanied at the event by Aaron Cortes, director of the TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science and 21st CCLC Pathways programs at CCAS.

Communicating Sexualities Scholarship

Finding answers and inspiration in two Northeastern classes, graduate students Carrie Reffitt and Nikki Nigl joined forces to encourage more safe dialogue about sexual difference by creating the Communicating Sexualities Scholarship. This is their story.

And there’s more!

  • Northeastern will host a One Stop Enrollment Express from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Alumni Hall on July 27. Departments from across the University will come together to help students prepare for the fall semester.
  • Associate Professor of Economics Scott Hegerty has been named an associate editor of the Romania-based, peer-reviewed journal Economic Research Guardian.

In the media

Speak Up and Speak Out

The Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs and the Black Faculty and Staff Committee hosted a Student Speak Up and Speak Out Event in response to recent officer-involved shootings around the country. The event was previewed by DNAinfo Chicago and covered by WGN and Univision.

Also in the media ...

  • CBS Chicago interviewed Assistant Professor of Political Science William Adler about Donald Trump’s potential running mate.
  • The Chicago Tribune published a story about Harper College graduate Christian Huerta, who will attend Northeastern beginning in the fall. Huerta was named 2016 Scholar of the Year by One Million Degrees, an organization that serves area community college students.
  • The Daily Herald published a story about West Chicago’s 2016 Community Art Banner project, which is being judged by Assistant Professor of Art Nate Matthews.
  • The Northwest Indiana Times reported that Peter Linden (B.S. ’95 Management) has been hired as president of Ivy Tech Community College’s Michigan City campus.
  • The Chronicle-News of Trinidad, Colo., featured Elizabeth Ritz (B.S. ’92 Biology), who recently was hired as an internal medicine specialist at the clinic of Mt. San Rafael.

To do

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