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Northeastern awards 10 research grants

5 days ago

Northeastern Illinois University’s 2015–2016 Committee on Organized Research Grants has approved 10 grant proposals to faculty members. “The research funded by these awards assists faculty members in remaining leaders in their respective fields and reinforces Northeastern Illinois University’s commitment to providing its students with the highest level of instruction,” Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Vicki Román-Lagunas said. “I would like to congratulate our awardees and wish them productive research endeavors.” Here are the approved proposals:

Northeastern prepares for Earth Day events

Monday, April 20, 2015

Northeastern Illinois University will host a series of events on April 22 to mark Earth Day that are sponsored by a number of student organizations. The activities begin with an opening ceremony, bike parade and games at 11 a.m. in the Commons. At 11:30 a.m., the University will unveil a new bike rack and repair station and air pump. The Green Conservation Group and Green Fee Committee will lead a tree planting at 11:30 a.m. and a campus tree walk at 12:30 p.m.
Julie Iromuanya

Julie Iromuanya to read from debut novel

Friday, April 17, 2015

Julie Iromuanya has always wanted to write books. When she was 8 years old, she wrote her first query letter to three publishers. One of the publishers wrote back and said it was “not soliciting new works at this time.” Iromuanya recalled looking up the word “solicit” because at that age, she didn’t know what it meant. That early rejection didn’t hinder Iromuanya from making her childhood dream a reality. “It was such a funny thing, because I was so encouraged,” she said.

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