October Events in the Library

The Latino/a Resource Center, in partnership with the Ronald Williams Library, would like to invite you to the unveiling of the 2015 Latino/a Faculty Spotlight: Los Profesores exhibit on October 7 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Library’s Cafe, with a reception to follow. All are welcome.

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments and trajectory of seven Latino/a-identified faculty spanning various disciplines, backgrounds and experiences. This year’s cohort is:

  • Milka Ramirez, Ph.D. (Social Work)
  • Ann M. Aviles de Bradley, Ph.D. (Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies)
  • Charletta Gutierrez, Ph.D. (Business and Management)
  • Gerardo Moreno, Ph.D. (Special Education)
  • Graciela Perera, Ph.D. (Computer Science)
  • Mary Thill, MA, MLIS (Library)
  • Wilfredo Alvarez, Ph.D. (Communication, Media and Theatre)

This program is a part of the month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Also in October in the Library:

Ronald Williams Day, October 10, 2015

October 10th, 1985 was designated as Ronald Williams Day by late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington in honor of Dr. Ronald Williams, his work and legacy.

Dr. Williams served as president of Northeastern Illinois University from 1976 until his untimely death in 1985. During his tenure, Dr. Williams made significant efforts to improve accessibility to quality education for first-generation college students. As he so well pointed out, “I want to stay here because my job represents an opportunity to develop a model of what an urban public university can be — they provide the vehicle for upward mobility.” It is a tribute to Dr. Williams that Northeastern Illinois University continues that tradition and commitment.

To commemorate the day in recognition of one of our most beloved and visionary University presidents, the Library Foundation has purchased a book in memory of Dr. Williams titled Educating a Diverse Nation: Lessons From Minority-Serving Institutions by Clifton Conrad and Marybeth Gasman. The book, along with other documents and photos of Dr. Williams, is currently on display in the lobby of the Library.

For more information and/or resources on the life of Ronald Williams, please contact the University Archives.

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