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Northeastern Illinois University earns $5.6 million grant to boost retention efforts

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The United States Department of Education has awarded Northeastern Illinois University a five-year, $5.6 million Hispanic-Serving Institutions - Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (HSI-STEM) and Articulation Programs grant to enhance the institution’s efforts to increase retention of Hispanic and low-income students and to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income STEM majors. The grant is in partnership with Triton College.
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Ensemble Español sweeps Spain off its feet

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The rumors are true: Spain is in love with the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater. Northeastern Illinois University’s resident dance company is celebrating its 40th year of bringing traditional Spanish dance to American and international stages. But it wasn’t until August that, for the very first time, the 40-member Ensemble packed up their costumes, shoes and fans and took their love and passion for their art to the stages of Spain. Needless to say, it was love at first sight.
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El Centro celebrates second anniversary with LEED Gold certification

Monday, September 26, 2016

Northeastern Illinois University’s El Centro building in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago has been awarded LEED Gold certification. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the premier green building rating system program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
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Northeastern to host four #EarlyFAFSA workshops

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

In response to first lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher campaign to encourage students to complete their education past high school, Northeastern Illinois University will host four #EarlyFAFSA Completion Challenge events at three of its locations around Chicago. All four events are free and open to the public. High school students, current students and returning students, as well as their families, are welcome to attend.


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