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Friday, September 4, 2020

NEIU Weekend is fast approaching. This year, events will take place virtually, but they won’t be any less exciting! Pull out your Northeastern Illinois University gear, start choosing your virtual backgrounds and get ready to join in celebration of the NEIU spirit! Read about this and more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Around the Commons

NEIU Weekend

Get ready for a virtual NEIU experience for alumni, students, family and friends! Join Alumni Relations on Sept. 18 and 19 to create community and connect with fellow Golden Eagles! As part of NEIU Weekend, there will be a screening of the brand new Project Success documentary. View the schedule to register for events today.  

ChicagoCHEC community forum

The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) has announced the details of its 5th Annual Community Forum. This year’s theme is Addressing Cancer Together During COVID-19: The ChicagoCHEC Partnership. The forum will take place virtually from 11 a.m-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, and Friday, Sept. 18, via Zoom. There will be various presentations on both days, and information will be provided in English, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL). This event is free and open to the public. ChicagoCHEC is a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer partnership led by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. ChicagoCHEC’s mission is to advance cancer health equity through meaningful scientific discovery, education, training and community engagement.

And there’s more!

  • Professor of Political Science and Jewish Studies Ellen Cannon was invited to be a Senior Research Fellow at The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP). 
  • University Honors Program student and Psychology major Rebekah Monroe published her paper, “The Relationship Between Religious Trauma, Sex, Gender Roles, and Sexuality of Adults in the United States Using Social Identity Theory," in the Spring 2020 edition of the Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley.

Events This Week

Virtual Info Session: STEM Resources

On Sept. 8, Northeastern students, faculty and staff are invited to meet the members of the Student Center for Science Engagement. This is an opportunity  to learn about the services and opportunities they provide, and to get to know others in the NEIU STEM community. The session will take place from 3-4 p.m. via Zoom. Registration is recommended. Questions can be directed to

In the media

Tuba time

Music Instructor Willam Russell was featured in a new, live concert with the Brass Band of Battle Creek, one of the premier brass/percussion ensembles in the world.  

Also in the media

  • President Gloria J. Gibson was featured in N’DIGO and the Citizen discussing Northeastern’s recruitment and retention efforts during the pandemic and ensuring that students of color continue to have access to higher education opportunities. 
  • Alumna Tedi Smola (B.S. '16 Marketing) was featured in Chicago Agent’s  Who's Who 2020 edition.

Student Support Spotlight

Study Spaces

For the Fall 2020 semester, the Student Union and Ronald Williams Library offer students study spaces by reservation only. These spaces provide access to Wi-Fi, computers and copiers/scanner/printers. A color copier/scanner/printer will be available in the Ronald Williams Library only. Students may reserve a two-hour block for use of either the Student Union or Ronald Williams Library. Please note that there are limited spaces available in each building. The Ronald Williams Library continues to offer Grab & Go services for physical library items.

Student Counseling Services

Students are welcome to contact NEIU’s 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 The hours are 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.

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