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Friday, July 1, 2022

If you’re considering pursuing a college education, Northeastern Illinois University is here to help you achieve your goals. We’ve extended our application deadline for domestic undergraduate and student-at-large enrollment so more prospective students can join us on campus this fall! Learn more about enrollment and view our upcoming events and more in this edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern. 

Around the Commons

Application deadline extended for Fall 2022

Calling all prospective Golden Eagles! To ensure access for interested students, the application deadline for domestic undergraduate and student-at-large enrollment has been extended to July 31, 2022. This means first-time, full-time freshmen and undergraduate transfer students still have time to apply and take advantage of the NEIU For You scholarship. Other forms of financial aid are also available. Create your online viewbook to get a taste of what a Northeastern Illinois University education can do for you. Use code ALUMREF (all caps) to receive a $30 application fee waiver. Fall 2022 registration is open. So, get your applications in, get your courses scheduled and let 2022 be the year you make your education goals a reality!

And there’s more!

  • Northeastern Illinois University will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. 
  • The deadline for the Illinois Dream Fund scholarship for undocumented students is July 15. 

To Do

“The Incredible Shrinking Man"

The Chicago Film Society presents “The Incredible Shrinking Man,” directed by Jack Arnold from Universal at 7:30 p.m. on July 6 in the Auditorium of the Main Campus. Tickets cost $5 with a Northeastern ID and $10 for the general public. All screenings are presented on 35mm film by the Chicago Film Society and sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre. All audience members must provide an ID and proof of full vaccination for contact tracing and must wear a face mask and be socially distanced while seated.

Diversity within a Microcosm: Varieties of Expression in Japanese American Art

NEIU Libraries is hosting “Diversity within a Microcosm: Varieties of Expression in Japanese American Art,” an art exhibit featuring Japanese American artists with connections to Chicago. They will show their creative endeavors, beginning with Issei in Chicago before World War II as well as Issei arriving later. The exhibit will be open during regular library hours through Aug. 15 on the main floor of the Ronald Williams Library located on the Main Campus. Come see the art of Issei photographers Jun Fujita and Shoji Osato, Issei calligraphy teacher Yoshinobu Matsumoto and Issei ink painting teacher Ryozo Ogura, and the Nisei art treasures of Mary Koga, Tak Murakami, Shinkichi Tajiri and Art Towata as well as the art of more recent teachers, Laura Kina, Joyce Nagata, Akemi Nakano Cohn and Sarah Nishiura. Enjoy the glass work of Sharon Fujimoto, jewelry of Donna Kato, porcelain work of Yukiko Sakata Nylan and many more Chicago Japanese American artists. 

In the Media

  • Professor of Urban Community Studies Lance Williams was interviewed by The New Yorker regarding the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and how it’s being applied to criminalize musicians and gang members, particularly young Black men. 

COVID-19 update

From June 22-29, 2022, 11 employees and no students reported positive COVID-19 tests. Five employees were on campus. Since March 2020, a total of 225 employees and 468 students have self-reported to the University that they tested positive for COVID-19. 

Employees and students who feel sick should stay home. If you test positive for COVID-19, students should immediately notify Student Health Services, and employees should notify their supervisors and the Office of Human Resources. Additionally, faculty and staff are required to report positive and presumptive student COVID-19 cases and exposures to Student Health Services. When someone who has been on campus tests positive, Northeastern works with the Chicago Department of Public Health to determine the appropriate response, which differs greatly depending on the situation. We continue to follow Chicago Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines as we ensure proper protocols and preventative measures are in place for the health and safety of our students and employees.

Other COVID-19 updates

  • Gov. J.B. Pritzker has reissued and extended COVID-19 executive orders through July 24, 2022. Therefore, Northeastern will continue to require COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees. Those who are unvaccinated are required to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. 
  • Beginning July 5, 2022, SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 testing will only be open for NEIU students, employees and their family/household members. Testing at the Main Campus, El Centro and CCICS will run through July 15, 2022. 
  • Northeastern Illinois University highly recommends wearing masks indoors, as Chicago has moved into the high COVID-19 transmission risk level per CDC guidelines. Northeastern has free surgical, KN95 and/or N95 masks available for students and employees. Masks have been distributed to offices and classrooms and are also available at the Welcome Desk at the Main Campus, the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies and El Centro. 
  • Campus vaccination clinics have closed. Please review the Guidance for Coronavirus Vaccinations page to find vaccination sites. 
  • The federal government is offering free at-home COVID-19 tests through the U.S. Postal Service. 

Stay up to date on everything regarding COVID-19 by visiting the COVID-19 Response website. 

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