Text Box: The All University Charity drive has been going strong for a month.  Volunteers have been donating clothes, toys, books, non-perishable foods, toiletries, cell phone and eye glasses.  Thank you to everyone that has participated, but the need is still high for donations.  
All donations will be delivered to the Albany Park Community Center on December 16.  The Albany Park Community Center educates and supports members of the community as they determine their own path of growth and development, by providing diverse programs and services for individuals, families, groups and businesses.  The center offers a variety of different services to people in the neighborhood including child care, counseling, Text Box: housing, literacy, adult education and food services.  Our donations will aid in providing a happier holiday season for many people in the area.  
Volunteers are still needed to help in sorting and collection of donations.  The final pack up will be on Thursday December 15 from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Delivery will take place Friday, December 16 from 10 am to 1 pm with a free lunch following.  
Those who have donated their time and services to date are the Northeastern Programming Board, The Independent, and the Future Teachers Club.  
If you have an questions or would like to help with the drive please contact Marsha Hay in SU 206 or at extension 4576.

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Ends Dec 15!
Text Box: December Events
1 - SGA Senate Meeting
2 - Alpha Psi Lambda Dance
2 - Muslim Students Association Friday Prayer
2 - Theta Chi Omega Theta Dateathon
5 - NPB Balloon Artist
6- NPB Ice Sculpture
7 - NPB Merry Maskers Coffeehouse
8 - NPB Caricaturists
8 - UPRS  Latin American Studies Orientation
12-15 FINALS
15- Charity Drive final packing
16- Charity Drive delivery to Albany Park Community Center
18 - Fall Commencement
Dec 22 - Jan 2 Campus Closed
Jan 2 - Campus reopens
Jan 9 - Spring Semester Classes begin
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Semester Break
Text Box: While students are taking a break from Northeastern, the Student Activities Office will still be open for your convenience.  The office will remain open during its normal business hours.  Campus will close December 22 and reopen January 2.  Operational Text Box: hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. 

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Office Hours
Dec 19-22: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dec 22-Jan 2: Campus is closed
Jan 2-6: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Jan 9: Classes Begin


Text Box: This holiday season will be the First Annual Holiday Wreath Display sponsored by the Student Union.  Many departments and student organizations were invited to participate in decorating a wreath with a specific holiday or theme.  
The wreaths will be put on display in the Student Union beginning on Monday, November 28 at noon.  The display will run through the end of the semester.  
Student organizations and Text Box: departments were given wreaths and supplies to decorate the wreaths with.  A mini-decorating class was also offered to those that were interested.  
The Student Union will have the wreath display annually.  Those who decorated the wreaths this year can add to them each year or design new ones.  If you did not participate this year, look for information next November.
Make sure to check out the display 
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Text Box: you all a very safe and happy holiday season to each and every one of you and your families.  Have an excellent semester break and we will see you again January 9.

     Sharron         Tony
     Maggie          Cecily
     Michael         Rugen  
     Marsha         Melissa
Text Box: As the semester is winding down, the Student Activities office wants to wish you the best of luck on your final exams, final projects and all around good end of the semester.  It is a very busy time of year for everyone.
For those of you graduating on December 18, congratulations and good luck in the future.  We hope your experience at NEIU has been wonderful and that your involvement in student activities will help you in your future endeavors.  We also wish Text Box:

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Text Box: Gear up for Next Semester
Text Box: End of Semester Wrap-up
Text Box: Village Square from 10 am until 4 pm.  This is a great opportunity for all student organizations to distribute information about your club and upcoming events.  It is also a great time to recruit new members.  If your group is interested, please contact the Student Activities Office by Jan 19.  
The Spring Survivor Challenge Workshops will be held February 6 through February 16.  These one hour long, intense leadership workshops will offer a variety of topics not 
Text Box: explored inside the classroom.  Those who take the challenge will be eligible for awards and prizes.  Look for information at the Student Organization Fair or stop in the Student Activities Office. 
Text Box: With the relief that this semester is winding down, we still have to look ahead to the spring semester.  There are a few things happening in January and February in Student Activities.  
On Tuesday, January 17, we will be holding a Spring Student Organization Basic Training Workshop from 1:40 pm to 2:40 pm in room SU 003.  This workshop will be helpful to new incoming officers and as a refresher for other clubs and their members.  
The Spring Student Organization Fair will be held January 25 and 26 in

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