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May 1, 2015

Women’s & Gender Studies, Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs, Latino & Latin American Studies, African & African American Studies, Justice Studies, Social Work, Sociology, World Languages & Cultures

Activist Graduation Celebration

3-5 PM SU 003
RSVP required by April 17. Call 773-442-4550 or
come by LWH 2096.



2015 Cancer Health Disparities Summer Research Program

The Cancer Health Disparities Research Program is an 8-week long summer program offered at Lurie Cancer Center (LCC-NU) of Northwestern University. The program is part of the NU NEIGHBORS' Partnership held between LCC-NU and Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU).

The Cancer Health Disparities Research Program will be offered to all NEIU undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in social science and health care. The program will be accepting 4 NEIU undergraduate students to work on a number of research projects addressing topics of cancer health disparities. The research-intensive experience provides students with an overview of health disparities and cancer health disparities, an opportunity to work with transdisciplinary research teams on NIH or other federal funded research projects, an introduction to basic social science research methods and writing, and exposure to community engaged participatory research topics. The program provides students with weekly seminars, journal club, faculty lectures, career advice, mentorship, and opportunities to become involved with local community health organizations and events. At the end of the summer, each trainee will be required to give a PowerPoint presentation of his/her project to NU and NEIU faculty members and staff, fellow trainees, and mentors.

Students will be given a $3,500 stipend.
To be considered for the 2015 program, students must be currently enrolled at NEIU as a college freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior student. Applicants must be interested in pursuing an academic or professional career in healthcare. Priority is given to applications from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, first generation college students, individuals with disabilities, and/or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Nationally, underrepresented groups in biomedical research careers include but are not limited to African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
How to Apply
Please fill out the Cancer Health Disparities Research Program Application (MS-Word document) by April 27 and email to:

For more information, please e-mail, call 312.503.0615 or visit

Northeastern Illinois University Foundation

The Northeastern Illinois University Foundation offers more than 100 scholarships to students each year. These scholarships are made possible through gifts made to the Foundation by individuals and corporations. These scholarships do not need to be repaid, and the vast majority of them are available to students regardless of their residency status. 

View this year’s NEIU Foundation scholarship opportunities and information about how to apply. You can also find these scholarships listed on AcademicWorks, Northeastern’s online searchable database. 

All students are encouraged to apply for scholarship funding. 

Students who are not U.S. citizens are encouraged to inquire about the Aspire Scholarship. Contact Michelle Morrow at (773) 442-4606 or email for more information.  

Congratulations Brooke Johnson

Congratulations to NEIU Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies Assistant Professor Brooke Johnson on the publication of her book: Culture and Structure at a Military Charter School: From School Ground to Battle Ground (2014, Palgrave Macmillan)!  Here is the link:


RedEye quoted assistant professor on sociology Olivia Perlow in a cover story from the Ferguson October rally in St. Louis to protest police brutality.

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