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Noteworthy at Northeastern: STEM-sational!

Friday, March 26, 2021

Northeastern Illinois University students presented research at the Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Illinois LSAMP) and eight earned awards for their research! Womxn’s HERstory Month wraps up, the Department of Student Success and Retention hosts their first Spring into NEIU: Transfer Student Survival Guide event and several more virtual activities are scheduled. Plus, many members of the Northeastern community were in the news this week. Read about these events and more in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern! 

Around the Commons

Illinois LSAMP Awards

Nine Northeastern Illinois University students presented their research at the Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Illinois LSAMP) virtual spring symposium on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), which was held on Feb. 26 and 27. Eight students won awards for their poster presentations. All of the students were part of the Student Center for Science Engagement's Summer Research and Professional Training Program in the summer of 2020, where they received a paid internship to work on their research with Northeastern faculty. Congratulations to all the presenters and award winners!

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And there’s more!

  • The University has extended the Spring 2021 withdrawal deadline to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, May 8. 
  • Advance registration for Summer 2021 is now open. 
  • 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.
  • NEIU Libraries 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 drsagel@neiu.edu for more information.

To do

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.

Transfer Student Survival Guide

Join the Department of Student Success and Retention as they host their first Spring into NEIU: Transfer Student Survival Guide event to celebrate Northeastern’s transfer students with a series of virtual games and workshops throughout the week of March 29. Events are open to all NEIU students, but only NEIU transfer students are eligible to win prizes.

More Upcoming Events

In the Media 

  • President Gloria J. Gibson was quoted in an article by WJOL regarding Northeastern and other Illinois public universities becoming part of the Common App beginning in Fall 2021. 
  • Director of the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies and Interim Dean of the College of Education Andrea  Evans was quoted by the Chicago Tribune regarding a new plan in Congress to recognize Bronzeville as one of three National Heritage Areas in Illinois. 
  • Professor of Urban Community Studies Lance Williams was quoted in Block Club Chicago regarding Chicago’s violence reduction committee’s closed door meeting. 
  • Assistant Professor of Biology Beth Reinke was interviewed by Yale Climate Connections regarding the outdoor art exhibit she co-created. 
  • Professor Emeritus of Economics Ed Stuart was a guest speaker for APICS-Chicago’s Economic Outlook Update Series on March 18.
  • Alumna Leonie Bergman (B.A. ’72 English, M.Ed.  Teaching Language Arts ’84) was featured in a Block Club Chicago article discussing Holocaust survivors in the area who recently received the COVID-19 vaccine.

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. This week, Student Counseling Services also recommends the following free guides for self-care:

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 counsect@neiu.edu 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 c-maxwell2@neiu.edu.

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