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Friday, October 21, 2022

Northeastern Illinois University has four Chicago area locations and online options to help you succeed where you want, how you want. Next week, our Bronzeville location hosts an open house and resource fair, complete with an opportunity to complete your 2023-24 financial aid applications (with a bonus: taffy apples!). We’re also recapping the 2022 Golden Gala and Alumni Awards Ceremony, highlighting a new publication by an associate professor, and sharing some ways to give your Halloween decor some NEIU spirit! All this and more in the latest Noteworthy at Northeastern.

Around the Commons

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Explore CCICS

The historic Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) welcomes prospective students and families to an open house and resource fair from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. Learn about academic programs, financial aid, scholarship opportunities and student housing. Staff will also be on site to assist prospective students and their families with completing FAFSA and Illinois Alternative Applications (also known as the RISE Act Application) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Taffy apples will be given to those who complete their financial aid applications.

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2022 Golden Gala Recap

Northeastern honored three alumni and one current student at the NEIU Alumni Association’s annual Golden Gala and Alumni Awards Ceremony on Oct. 15. The gala raised more than $114,000 for student scholarships.

Book cover of "An American Love Story"


October is National Book Month. Professor of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies Sunni Ali-Howard will be discussing his new book, “An American Love Story: Islam and the Black Experience” at CCICS from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28.  

Use #NEIUreads on social media to share your reading recommendations by NEIU authors!

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Carving out some fun

#SquashGoals! Celebrate the spirit of Halloween and your #NEIUspirit too! Download custom NEIU stencils and tag your gourd-ous photos on social media with #NEIUpumpkin. 

To do

LGBTQ+ History Month

Join the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs in celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month. Next week’s events include: 

View the LGBTQ+ events calendar and NEIU Libraries LGBTQ+ History Month virtual book display for more ways to celebrate. 

Cybersecurity Awareness

The Computer Science Department in the College of Business and Technology have organized a series of events to celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Next week’s events include: 

These events are a great way to learn more about Northeastern’s new Cybersecurity major!

More to do

COVID-19 updates

In accordance with guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Northeastern has adopted new strategies for mitigating COVID-19. Contact tracing will be conducted as needed. However, weekly reports of positive cases and vaccination rates will no longer be reported. If you test positive for COVID-19, students should immediately notify Student Health Services, and employees should notify their supervisors and the Office of Human Resources. Additionally, faculty and staff are required to report positive and presumptive student COVID-19 cases and exposures to Student Health Services. We continue to follow Chicago Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines as we ensure proper protocols and preventative measures are in place for the health and safety of our students and employees.

Stay up to date on everything regarding COVID-19 by visiting the COVID-19 Response website. 

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