No. 20

Northeastern Neighbors
Get Fit: Campus Recreation reopens for spring semester
Northeastern has a variety of Campus Recreation programs at its Physical Education Complex, located on the corner of Foster and St. Louis, that are available to neighbors. The P.E. Complex is now open again after a brief Winter Break hiatus. Take advantage of the many amenities the facility has to offer like rock climbing, swimming, weight training, yoga, Zumba, cycling and more. This semester the building will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Visit the website for information about membership rates and daily passes.
Blue and Gold memberships save you greenbacks
Did you know that Northeastern's Blue and Gold alumni association memberships are also open to neighbors, even those who did not graduate from the University? For an annual membership fee of $30, associate members can enjoy a variety of discounts and benefits that include: 
  • Discounted annual membership to Campus Recreation for $185
  • Ronald Williams Library borrowing and online resource access
  • 10 percent discount on tickets to NEIU Performing Arts events
  • 20 percent discount on theater performances
  • $10 discount on Jewel Box Series concert tickets
  • 10 percent discount on select Community and Professional Education (CAPE) programs
  • Professional development and career counseling services through the Career Development Center 
Visit the alumni website to review additional benefits and sign up online. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 773-442-4205 or alumni@neiu.edu.
Carville, Matalin to discuss politics at Feb. 2 lecture
Thanks to a gift from an alumnus, Northeastern is proud to present the first Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture, featuring James Carville and Mary Matalin, the popular politically opposed pundits, strategists and power couple. They will participate in a wide-ranging discussion of the current state of politics on Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. The discussion will be followed by a book signing from 8:45 to 9:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public, though seating is limited. Parking permits are required.
Jewel Box Series presents Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues
Corky Siegel's newest project, Chamber Blues, blends classical and blues styles in a chamber music setting. This ground-breaking innovative sound has earned tremendous acclaim throughout the country and continues to open new doors for classical and blues / jazz listeners alike. Northeastern is thrilled to have them perform in the Auditorium on Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Click on the following links to purchase tickets and see a preview.
Northeastern needs your input
Our neighborhood spans a large geography that encompasses businesses, institutions and residents who represent a very diverse array of viewpoints. It is important to us that we understand the issues and concerns -- about our events, programming and projects -- that can help strengthen our relationship as neighbors. We invite you to share your thoughts with us   online .  

Northeastern Illinois University is and will always be a community ally. For more than five decades, Northeastern has been a North Park neighborhood anchor and a vital, positive citizen of the community, making available its green space, arts and cultural events, as well as adult and children's learning opportunities.

This electronic newsletter was produced by
Northeastern Illinois University's Office of the President.
For more information about the university's commitment
to being a good citizen of its community, click here:  NEIU Neighbor