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april 3, 2015


10th Annual
Women’s & Gender Studies
Student Symposium


10 AM – 12 PM
SU 215





In celebration of Women's History Month, the University Archives department has created several interesting exhibits currently on display in the Ronald Williams Library lobby.  

Articles from the student newspaper and other materials that trace the establishment of the Women's Studies program at Northeastern Illinois University in the early 1970s are displayed, as well as flyers and photos from the early 2000s and earlier that illustrate Women's Studies student activism on campus. 

We think you'll find it interesting- please stop by to take a look! 

All materials included are held by the University Archives (located in the lower level of the Ronald Williams Library); these materials will be on display for most of the month. For questions, call Hanna Ahn at x4416, Ellen Larrimore at x4402, or Thomas Mollo at x4486.

Summer Leadership Program

Program Description

Women Employed’s Summer Leadership Program provides a unique opportunity for professional skill building and practical experience by exposing a team of eight interns to social justice organizing, leadership training, and front-line research, as well as a first-hand awareness of the problems facing low-wage workers. The program seeks to introduce students and recent graduates to all areas of non-profit work through workshops, guest speakers, and projects.

The interns’ project work may consist of: designing and implementing public information and awareness campaigns for specific Women Employed issues; conducting research and outreach on issues relevant to low-wage women; and/or assisting with other program work as needed. Over the course of the summer, interns will also become familiar with the history and future of the women’s movement; participate in professional development workshops on effective advocacy, non-profit organizational development, and communications; and explore aspects of social justice work with guest speakers.

Women Employed, with more than four decades of leadership in improving women’s economic status, has the advocacy expertise, innovative programming, and extensive organizational connections to create a rich experience for our interns. Join our Action Network to start making a difference for working women today. 

Program Details

Interns serve two days a week, from mid-June to mid-August, with exact dates and days to be determined. The program includes a $1500 stipend. Interns will be based at Women Employed’s downtown Chicago office. Applications are due by April 1, 2014. Preference will be given to those with junior standing or above. Please do not telephone for more information.

To become a candidate, please fill out this application and submit it along with your resume. 

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, and students must be members of underserved populations (African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander or Native American).
How to Apply
Please fill out the Cancer Health Disparities Research Program Application (MS-Word document) by April 13 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.

Women's and Gender Studies

WGS Faculty and Staff

WGS Faculty and Staff

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