Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Is Northeastern Illinois University the right fit for you? We’d like to help you find out! Learn everything you need to know about Northeastern at our undergraduate Open House from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8. (Details and registration at this link.)

With more than 70 faculty and staff on hand, we can help you with virtually every question you have about academics, financial aid and student activities. Here are eight Golden Eagles you won’t want to miss!

The Financial Aid Finder

Maureen Amos, Financial Aid Office Director

We look forward to meeting you, and we hope to seal your choice to attend Northeastern, ranked one of the nation’s top investments in terms of quality and cost. Our Financial Aid and Scholarship offices will help you understand our financial aid programs, student employment opportunities, institutional scholarships and tips for successful private scholarship searches. And that’s not all! We also will explain how we are able to keep the loan indebtedness at the lowest for our region by discussing the basic principles of direct vs. indirect costs and needs vs. wants when choosing the college of your choice. See you Oct. 8!

The Educator

Effie Kritikos, College of Education Associate Dean

If you see yourself becoming a teacher, we do too! After all, Northeastern’s roots trace back to the first teacher education institution in Chicago founded in 1867. We can tell you about any of our 20 different programs, majors and certificates. Our award-winning college's team awaits meeting you and answering your questions. In the College of Education, our faculty and staff will advocate for and support you, so that you work to achieve your life’s goals and truly make an impact on the communities you choose to serve.

The Businessman

Vladimir Fernandez, College of Business and Management

So you’re interested in the College of Business and Management? You’ve come to the right place! Allow me to brag about our staff of five full-time professional advisors to help you with your academic questions and concerns. And our tutoring services for our most challenging classes. And the fact that we offer the opportunity to conduct volunteer work with our student organizations and get real-world experience through our internship program. And did I mention our book club? Whatever it is you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. I hope to see you Oct. 8 and again as a student at Northeastern!

The Arts and Sciences Whisperer

Mary Hay Verne, College of Arts and Sciences

I look forward to meeting you at the open house! Our departments will be represented, and there will be lots of information available. With 25 majors and 41 minors, we'll have what you're looking for. The College of Arts and Sciences can prepare you for a career, graduate study and for lifelong learning. Our faculty advisors are here not only for academic advising, but for mentoring as well.  Please stop by and I can answer your questions (including General Education Requirement questions), direct you to departments and introduce you to all the right people.

The Coach

Christian Kopp, Campus Recreation Assistant Director

Are you looking for a place to get involved, relax, have fun or improve your overall fitness? Campus Recreation is focused on offering the Northeastern community these opportunities. We offer activities including basketball, soccer, rock climbing, swimming, weight training, yoga, Zumba and personal training. I’m eager to tell you about everything we have to offer!

The Social Justice Practitioner

Joanna Snawder, Angelina Pedroso Center For Diversity and Intercultural Affairs

Are you passionate about social justice and seeking a campus home to utilize your skills? Or perhaps you are eager to learn? The Pedroso Center honors all differences, fosters leadership and promotes diversity, utilizing an intersectional framework. Under our umbrella are the Women’s Resource Center (where I’m the director), the African and African-American Resource Center, the Asian and Global Resource Center, the Latino/a Resource Center and the LGBTQA Resource Center. All students are welcome, regardless of identity. Please come say hello!

The Networker

Veronica Rodriguez, Student Leadership Development Director

Want to be a student leader? Let me tell you about the Leadership Pathways program that you design to meet your leadership goals. Want to meet students with similar interests? Check out the monthly Freshmen Meet-ups. Looking to get involved on campus? I can connect you with one of our student organizations that range from pre-professional to Greek life. Or you can be a writer for the Independent newspaper or a DJ on WZRD radio. Come chat with me and find out what Student Leadership can do for you!

The Personal Guide

Jaime Mendoza, Academic Advising

Welcome and bienvenidos! We have so much to talk about. One of my main goals when working with you is to assist with your academic success by providing accurate information, guidance and support to help you make informed decisions. I encourage all of my students to take responsibility for achieving their academic goals, and I empower them as they set out on the road to lifelong learning. My door is always open, and I hope to see you on campus again!