Student Veteran Seeks to Give Back to Humboldt Park Neighborhood
May 13, 2013
Northeastern Illinois University’s May 2013 student commencement speaker, Josue Contreras is a veteran of the United States Army and resident of the predominately Puerto Rican Humboldt Park neighborhood in Chicago. With a degree in bilingual/bilcultural education, Contraras' wants to become an educator in the neighborhood where he grew up.
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Two Alumni Earn 2013 Golden Apple Award
May 8, 2013
Two Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) alumni received the 2013 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. The two awards bring Northeastern’s total Golden Apple Award recipients to 28.
College of Education Earns Reaccreditation
April 29, 2013
Northeastern’s College of Education earned reaccreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Colleges of Teachers Education. All six standards set by NCATE were met by Northeastern including the highest level of recognition in the standard of diversity.
Northeastern VP for Student Affairs Appointed to National Board
April 24, 2013
Northeastern Illinois University’s (NEIU) Vice President for Student Affairs Frank E. Ross, Ph.D., was appointed to the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Board of Directors, the strategic volunteer leadership for the association.
Northeastern Illinois University Awarded $400,000 Grant for Environmental Sustainability
February 3, 2013
Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) received a $400,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF) for the University’s new El Centro building scheduled to open in fall 2014.
Northeastern Illinois University's Asst. VP for Student Affairs Receives National Award
January 25, 2013
NEIU's Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Juan R. Guardia is the 2013 NASPA Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award Recipient. This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the profession and have contributed to programs that address the needs of students.
NEIU to Hold Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshops
January 18, 2013
NEIU will be holding Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshops on Feb. 2, 8 and 9 at its different campus locations. Participants will learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities at the University. The workshops will offer financial planning tips and assistance with completing the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Northeastern Illinois University's VP for Student Affairs Chairs Conference
January 18, 2013
The 2013 NASPA Annual Conference will be held March 16-20 in Orlando and Northeastern Illinois University's (NEIU) Vice President for Student Affairs Frank Ross is serving as the 2013 Program Committee Chair.
Lieutenant Governor Visits NEIU
December 13, 2012
Calling for a vote on a key college affordability and transparency bill, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon marked her 12th and final College Affordability Summit yesterday with a visit to Northeastern Illinois University.
Kalayil Named Northeastern Illinois University Distinguished Alumna
December 4, 2012
Ann P. Kalayil, Ph.D. has been named Northeastern Illinois University's 2012 Distinguished Alumna. The Northeastern Illinois University Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest alumni honor the University bestows. It recognizes a particular achievement of note, a series of such achievements or a career of outstanding accomplishment.
Helldobler Appointed Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
December 3, 2012
Richard Helldobler, Ph.D., has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). Helldobler's extensive experience in higher education leadership includes more than 20 years of demonstrated success collaborating with faculty and staff to meet institutional goals.
Northeastern Illinois University President Elected to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Governing Board
November 20, 2012
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has announced the election of five new members to the HACU governing board. Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) President Sharon Hahs, has been named one of the board's newest members.
Northeastern Illinois University College of Education Receives National Award
November 20, 2012
The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) has selected Northeastern Illinois University College of Education's Grow Your Own Teachers program for the 2012 Rose Duhon-Sells Program Award.
Gov. Quinn Participated in Groundbreaking Ceremony for Northeastern Illinois University El Centro Campus
November 8, 2012
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn joined other dignitaries, trustees and administrators at Northeastern Illinois University for a groundbreaking ceremony today at the site where a new Northeastern Illinois University El Centro Campus will be constructed.
NEIU Named Lead Institution in Civic Engagement
October 23, 2012
Northeastern Illinois University has been named one of only 50 institutions in the nation as a Civic Learning Leadership Institution by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice for the student affairs profession.
Jersome Sachs, NEIU's First President, Dies
October 16, 2012
Jerome Sachs, Northeastern Illinois University's first president, died on Friday, October 12. He was 98. A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 5 at 3:30 p.m. in the NEIU Recital Hall.
NEIU to Host Third Annual NETT Day
October 16, 2012
Northeastern Illinois University will host the 3rd Annual NEIU Empowerment Through Technology (NETT) Day on Oct. 25. The day will consist of workshops focused on social media and gloabal education.
Northeastern Illinois University Works to Support Veterans
October 10, 2012
Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) has been named a Military Friendly School by "GI Jobs" for the second year in a row. NEIU is dedicated to enhancing veteran's higher learning experiences and has developed the "Valuing Veterans Pledge," establishing a new commitment to student veterans.
"Operation: Do Ask, Do Tell" Conference to be Held at Northeastern Illinois University
October 8, 2012
"Operation: Do Ask, Do Tell" is underway in the Chicago area, with a conference and appreciation reception for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) military veterans. The conference will be held Oct. 20 at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), which has been named a Military Friendly School by GI Jobs for the second year in a row.
Northeastern Illinois University Ranked in U.S. News & World Report 's "Best Colleges"
September 13, 2012
CHICAGO - Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago has been ranked in two categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 edition of "Best Colleges." NEIU remains the leader among all universities in the nation for having the lowest percentage of students who graduate with student loan debt. Also, Northeastern has been listed as one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation.
Northeastern Illinois University Supplements CPS "Children First" Plan with Afternoon Activities for Children of NEIU Students and Employees
September 10, 2012
CHICAGO – Due to the Chicago Teachers Union strike, Northeastern Illinois University will provide an alternative option for CPS students who are children of NEIU students and employees.
National Report Shows Northeastern Illinois University is a Top Producer of Ethnically Diverse Graduates
August 30, 2012
CHICAGO - Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is among the top universities in the United States in the number of bachelor's and master's degrees earned by students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, according to Diverse - Issues in Higher Education's annual publication of the "Top Degree Producers 2012."
Newsweek Names Northeastern Illinois University the Sixth Best Investment School in the U.S.
August 10, 2012
The report states that more than 78 percent of NEIU's full-time students receive financial aid and only 13 percent of graduates incur debt. Graduates from the University receive an average mid-career annual salary of more than $70,000 with a starting annual salary near $40,000. The ranking showed students attending NEIU could expect to pay less than $20,000 a year in tuition and living expenses.
$1.2 million grant from National Cancer Institute December 1, 2011
A $1.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities will support NU NEIGHBORS, a partnership between the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) to help reduce inequalities related to cancer care.
NEIU Awarded $4.3 Million Title V Grant
November 3, 2011
Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), the only four-year public Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in the Midwest, recently was awarded a Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $4.3 million over five years. This grant will fund a project to improve and enhance the preparation of Hispanic and low-income students for biomedical and environmental health science careers.
Northeastern Illinois University Appoints Frank E. Ross Vice President for Student Life
July 12, 2011
Northeastern Illinois University announces the appointment of Frank E. Ross, Ph.D., as vice president for student life, effective August 1, 2011. Ross has more than 15 years of demonstrated success in higher education student life administration. His extensive experience will provide a strong foundation as Northeastern continues to focus strategically on student success.