The Northeastern Illinois University Office of Cultural Events programs and promotes concerts, lectures and special events featuring visiting guest artists, lecturers and exhibits, as well as university student, faculty and staff performances, productions and exhibitions. It is our goal to provide high-quality cultural offerings for both the NEIU community and the surrounding neighborhood communities.
The Jewel Box Series is a concert series highlighting classical, jazz and world-music performers presented on either the second or the third Friday of each month during the regular academic year, September through May. The concerts take place in either the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall or the Auditorium. Many programs are broadcast live over Chicago’s Fine Arts Radio Station, WFMT 98.7 FM, or are recorded for re-broadcast at a later date.
The Presidential Lecture Series features renowned authors, poets, activists and artists who present free public lectures on campus often coupled with daytime interactive student sessions. Many lectures are available to listen to through the university's partnership with Chicago Public Media WBEZ 91.5 FM on the Chicago Amplified series. Scroll down the Contributors list to find the Northeastern Illinois University link. Most lectures are available on the Chicago Amplified site two or three weeks following the live event.
Special Events include concerts by the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble, events as part of the Chicago Brass Festival, and the annual NEIU Talent Show. Many of these events take place in the Auditorium.
Christie Miller, Director
Office of Cultural Events | Northeastern Illinois University Ronald Williams Library | Rm. 408
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue | Chicago, Illinois 60625