Photo of a class of Northeastern Computer Science students at El Centro pre-COVID-19

Friday, May 28, 2021

At Northeastern Illinois University, we break barriers. Our latest initiative, NEIU For You, breaks a financial barrier by offering first-year, full-time undergraduate students a scholarship to cover tuition and mandatory fees for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022! It also covers the cost of a three credit hour course for all new undergraduate transfer students who register for six credit hours or more for Fall 2021. Read about this exciting opportunity, new Northeastern inductees to a prestigious honor society,  the benefits of incorporating music into your self-care routine and more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern!

Around the Commons

NEIU For You

Northeastern Illinois University is pleased to announce NEIU For You, a brand-new, one-time scholarship that covers tuition and mandatory fees for a full year for incoming first-year, full-time undergraduates. The scholarship initiative will also cover the cost of a three credit hour course for all new undergraduate transfer students who register for six credit hours or more for Fall 2021. “Access to education has become even more critical for our students at this unprecedented moment in history,” said Northeastern President Gloria J. Gibson. “It’s also a critical moment for education institutions to do better at providing that access. Students need the opportunities education can offer, and the world needs their gifts, their skills, their passion, and their voices—now more than ever.” All prospective students who apply to Northeastern and are admitted as first-year students will automatically qualify for this initiative so long as they meet the eligibility requirements.

Alpha Chi Inductees

The Northeastern Illinois University Honors Program inducted 12 new members to the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society including: Teresa Fuentes, Rebecca Gold, Natyeli Garcia, Jonathan Wheeler, Jonas L. Mann, Emily Harkess, Ashley Stroessler, and Alexis Leach. Alpha Chi is a prestigious honor society with 300 chapters across the U.S. promoting academic excellence. Induction in Alpha Chi is one of the highest academic honors a student can achieve. 

And there’s more!

  • The University will be closed May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.
  • Registration is open for Second Half Summer and Fall 2021. 

To do

Transfer Information Session 

The Transfer Center invites prospective transfer students to a virtual information session at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 2. During the session, students can learn about transfer requirements, the transfer process, tuition and fees, scholarships and financial aid. Sign-up is required. For questions, please contact Associate Director of Transfer Enrollment Patricia Rodriguez at or (773) 442-4139.

Next Steps for Admitted Transfer Students: Time to Enroll

The Transfer Center invites newly admitted transfer students to join a virtual information session on enrollment at noon Thursday, June 3. During the one-hour event, the transfer team will go over NEIU resources, how to complete your intent to enroll, scheduling an appointment with your major advisor, how to contact Financial Aid, and how to activate and navigate the student portal, NEIUport. Sign-up is required. For questions, please contact Associate Director of Transfer Enrollment Patricia Rodriguez at or (773) 442-4139.

In the media

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater was featured on WGN’s Around Town previewing Chicago Dance Month. 

Also in the media

  • Associate Professor of Economics Scott Hegerty was interviewed by MoneyGeek about factors that impact the cost of auto insurance. 
  • Hegerty was also featured in Credit Card Insider about the importance of having a credit card. 
  • Communication, Media and Theatre Instructor Matthew Sage was featured in the Chicago Reader discussing his band. Their album, Fuubutsushi, was previously reviewed in Pitchfork
  • Professor Emeritus of Economics Edward Stuart was a guest on the eBizChat podcast discussing the housing market.

Student Support Spotlight

Self-Care: Music

Incorporating music into your self-care routine is an easily accessible way to soothe yourself and it has many other benefits as well. Check out these recommendations from Student Counseling Services (SCS) on how to incorporate music into your self-care routine:

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and SCS aims to break the stigma around mental health. Whether you do self-care activities on your own, with family, friends or co-workers, implementing ways to de-stress is a great way to care for your mental health and raise awareness of mental health issues. SCS has also provided some tips for helping individuals manage anxiety and worry they may be feeling, and listed some important resources. Students are welcome to contact SCS to set up an appointment to talk either by phone or their online platform for teletherapy. To access NEIU’s SCS, 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.

More resources for students can be found on the Keep Learning website and the COVID-19 Student FAQ page. General information about Northeastern’s response to the pandemic and the latest University updates regarding COVID-19 can be found on the NEIU Coronavirus Response page

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Top photo: Northeastern Computer Science students at El Centro pre-COVID-19.