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Friday, March 12, 2021

Northeastern Illinois University was awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation! The celebration of Womxn’s HERstory Month continues and there are several events happening over spring break. Read about this and more in this week's edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.

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National Science Foundation awards one-year, $121,000 grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Northeastern Illinois University a $121,000 grant through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program titled The Chicago STEM Teaching Collaborative. This one-year capacity building project at Northeastern Illinois University includes partnerships with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) and the New Teacher Center (NTC). “This is a short-term project with long-term implications,” said Coordinator of Teacher Quality Enhancement Billie Kersh who will be the principal investigator. “The goals we aim to accomplish during this year are meant to put NEIU in a competitive position to receive a five-year Master Teaching Fellowship award that would support early career STEM educators in diverse, high-need communities through mentorship and culturally aware math and science content support.” 

And there’s more!

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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

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. Finding some quick ways to de-stress makes it easier to incorporate self-care into everyday life. Student Counseling Services recommends the following articles for tips on how to quickly wind down whenever and wherever you need:

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 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

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