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News and Events

NEIU-NIU Law School Diversity Scholars Program Info Session

3:00-4:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21
Room B 146

NIU College of Law and NEIU recently signed two agreements. One is a 3+3 plan allowing students to begin law school after only three years of undergraduate school for those who qualify and the other is a diversity scholars program to assist students from sophomore year through graduation to prepare them for the LSAT and education in law. Current NEIU students who are interested in participating should complete the interest form. The program is set to begin in the Fall 2023.

Illinois College of Optometry Info Session

3:00-5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 23
Room BBH 112

The Illinois College of Optometry is where most optometrists in Illinois have received their training. They have visited us annually for more than a decade to talk about their program and share success stories from NEIU alumni who have attended. Optometry is an amazing career and we hope you'll join us to learn more.

Discussion: Professor and award-winning author Tara Ison on her latest novel "At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf"

6:30-8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 23
Main Campus, Student Union (Room SU 214) or RSVP via Zoom

Please join the Department of Political Science and the Jewish Studies program at Northeastern Illinois University for a discussion with Professor and award-winning author Tara Ison about her latest novel "At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf." The book is the story of a 12-year-old Parisian Jewish girl in World War II France, living “in hiding” as a Catholic orphan with a family in a small village. When Danielle Marton’s father is killed in the early days of the German occupation, her mother sends her to live in a quiet farming town near Limoges in Vichy France. Now called Marie-Jeanne Chantier, Danielle struggles to balance the truth of what’s happened to her family and her country with the lies she must tell to keep herself safe.

Peace Corps Prep Program

Northeastern Illinois University is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Peace Corps to bring the Peace Corps Prep (PC Prep) program to the University.

Beginning in Fall 2023, all undergraduate students will have the opportunity to earn a certificate from the Peace Corps in one of the Peace Corps’ six sectors: education, health, environment, agriculture, community economic development and youth development. 

For more information about the program, please visit the PC Prep web page or contact Northeastern’s PC Prep Program Coordinator Dr. Denise Cloonan Cortez de Andersen at

The Physics of Kayaking: Where Professor Greg Anderson’s Passions Meet

Professor and Chair of Physics Dr. Greg Anderson, in addition to being an accomplished physicist, is also a skilled kayaker. These two passions intersect and feed each other in fascinating ways. Recently Dr. Anderson was featured in Kinute magazine, where you can read about the confluence of physics, kayaking and teaching in his mind and experience, as well as his adventures on the sea confronting meat-eating eating mammals and more. 

Greetings and Happy New Year from the College of Arts and Sciences!

The College of Arts and Sciences would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new undergraduate and graduate students just joining our wonderful NEIU community for the Spring 2023 academic term.

And, of course, we want to welcome back our continuing students who make NEIU the unique campus community we are.

We wish you all a Happy New Year and offer as well as our best wishes for fruitful and exciting academic experiences this spring term.

It was wonderful to see our new and continuing students returning to classes and bringing our campus to life last fall, after two years of the University community operating remotely because of the pandemic. 

NEIU’s diverse student body is like no other and is a key ingredient of the lifeblood that makes NEIU such a unique and excellent environment to learn. Our College faculty and programs are also key elements of NEIU’s excellence. We hope you avail yourselves of the expertise, guidance and support of our faculty as you pursue coursework in math and science, the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, fine arts, and in our rich interdisciplinary programs. Our goal is not just to offer a world-class education that prepares you for a rewarding personal and professional life after graduation, but also to provide you with the support and resources that make your time at NEIU joyful and fulfilling.

Feel free to stop by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s office in Room BBH 158 if you want to learn more about our programs, clubs and activities, and scholarship opportunities. We also encourage you to get engaged in the College and University community and to remember to stay connected to your program advisor.  

Have a great Spring 2023 semester!