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Monday, March 8, 2021

The Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs has a series of events scheduled this month in celebration of Womxn’s HERstory Month. This week, they’re honoring Northeastern’s Unsung Sheroes. Additionally, this week the University hosts the annual International Business Conference and the annual Women in Science Conference. Read about these events and more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern! 

Around the Commons

Northeastern’s Unsung Sheroes

The Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs is honoring Northeastern Unsung Sheroes. Since 2019, the Pedroso Center has coordinated these awards to recognize NEIU womxn who work tirelessly, and often behind the scenes, to create change and provide a supportive learning environment on campus. This year, over 45 submissions were received from the NEIU community. The selection committee will honor the following 10 NEIU Unsung Sheroes by showcasing their profiles on the Pedroso Center Instagram starting Tuesday, March 9: 


  • Sharon Bethea 
  • Rachel Trana 
  • Isaura Pulido 


  • Ashanti Roberts 
  • Gabriela Loredo
  • Preksha Desi 


  • Irma Ortiz
  • Chaeleica Cooper
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez 
  • Valerie Olson 

Congratulations to all the honorees! 

In Case You Missed It

Remeet Goldie!

In 2019, Northeastern Illinois University took part in a marketing research initiative to help the University better understand its audience and personality. After a comprehensive analysis of peer institutions, creating over 25 unique versions of our beloved golden eagle mascot and soliciting feedback from the Northeastern community, Northeastern is excited to present the new Goldie illustration! You can order all your Goldie gear at Northeastern’s online bookstore.  

Love the new Goldie logo? Share your excitement with our Goldie frame on Facebook! Don’t forget to tag @NEIUlife on Facebook and Instagram or @NEIU on Twitter to show off your new Goldie swag.  

And there’s more!

  • The University has extended the Spring 2021 withdrawal deadline to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, May 8. 
  • Advance registration for Summer 2021 opens this week. 
  • Student applications for the 28th NEIU Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium are open until March 8. The virtual conference will be held April 22-23.
  • The Student Government Association is seeking Senators and Council of Clubs Representatives. Students interested in these positions should complete the SGA Interest Form.
  • Northeastern’s library is seeking student submissions for “Sheltering in Place: NEIU Archives COVID-19 Documentation Project.” All current Northeastern students as well as alumni who were students during the Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 terms are encouraged to submit pieces to the archive. 
  • Northeastern’s student media organizations are currently recruiting students. Any students interested in participating can fill out the NEIU Student Media Interest Form. Additionally, the Northeastern Programming Board and Student Government Association are hiring student workers. Students interested in any of these opportunities can contact Student Media Coordinator Dennis Sagel at drsagel@neiu.edu for more information.

To do

Womxn’s HERstory Month

The Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs invites the University community to celebrate Womxn’s HERstory Month 2021 by participating in a series of virtual events. Next week’s events include: 

To view the complete schedule and sign up for more events, visit the 2021 Womxn’s HERstory Month website.

More Upcoming Events

In the Media

  • Associate Professor of Psychology Lisa Hollis-Sawyer was cited in the current edition of Oregon Family Magazine.      

Student Support Spotlight

Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services has provided some tips for helping individuals manage anxiety and worry they may be feeling, and listed some important resources. These self-care videos have been recommended by Student Counseling Services to give the University community ideas for self-care routines:

Students are welcome to contact Student Counseling Services to set up an appointment to talk either by phone or their online platform for teletherapy. To access NEIU’s Student Counseling Services, call (773) 442-4650 or send an email to counsect@neiu.edu between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, students may also reach a counselor for more urgent consultation by calling the main number and pressing “2” during the outgoing message.

Student Food Pantry

The Student Food Pantry has a new partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and will now be able to offer fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to canned and other non-perishable items. Due to COVID-19 regulations, the Student Food Pantry will continue its online ordering service through a new system and steps to complete orders are available on the Student Pantry website. Hours of operation are 1-4 p.m. Monday and Thursday. For questions, please contact Chris Maxwell at c-maxwell2@neiu.edu.

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