Noteworthy at Northeastern: A grant for growth
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!
- The University’s Spring Recess is March 15-21. No classes will be held.
- The University has extended the Spring 2021 withdrawal deadline to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, May 8.
- Advance registration for Summer 2021 opened this week.
- Professor of Political Science Ellen Cannon will co-chair a yearlong seminar series on antisemitism in the U.S. for the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP).
- 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.
- Students, alumni, faculty, staff and Northeastern community members are invited to submit proposals for TEDxNEIU. The deadline for proposals is March 19.
- The NEIU Libraries 8th Annual Awards for Excellence in Research submissions are open until 11:59 p.m. April 11.
- 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 email@example.com for more information.
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
- Stage Center Theatre presents “The Realistic Joneses,” on demand from March 11-17
- Lunch & Learn: Career Resources for Working Parents, noon, March 16
- Next Steps for Admitted Transfer Students: Time to Enroll, 1 p.m. March 18
- Transfer Credits, Costs and Career Fair, 1:30 p.m. March 19
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:
- “10 Quick Ways to De-Stress”
- “Need Quick Ways to Relax and De-Stress Throughout the Day?”
- “20 Scientifically Backed Ways To De-Stress Right Now”
- “Quick Stress Relief”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.