Northeastern Illinois University has opened a survey to gauge its living, learning and working environment. Learn more about the effort and how students and employees can take the survey in this week’s edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.
Around the Commons
Climate and culture survey
As part of its efforts to embrace a culture of inclusion, Northeastern launched a campus climate and culture assessment on Feb. 25 to evaluate its living, learning and working environment. (See the breakdown of participation on the NEIyou site.) When the survey closes on March 30, the resulting assessment will allow NEIU to improve its campus climate by addressing the challenges and seizing the opportunities identified in the assessment. All students and employees are encouraged to take the anonymous survey.
The Independent student newspaper won three awards in the non-daily with enrollment greater than 4,000 category during the Illinois College Press Association conference on Feb. 22 in Chicago. The awards were:
- Matthew Rago, third place, sports news story
- Matthew Rago, third place, opinion page
- Frannie Mendoza, honorable mention, front page layout
And there’s more!
- The Center for College Access and Success published a video about a GEAR UP student who won a Posse Scholarship.
Midwest Conference on Mesoamerican Archaeology and Ethnohistory
Northeastern will host the 43rd Annual Midwest Conference on Mesoamerican Archaeology and Ethnohistory on March 6 and 7. This conference brings together archaeologists, ethnographers, art historians and other scholars interested in the prehistory, history and cultures of Mesoamerica. This year, conference presenters come from universities in Iowa, Illinois and Kentucky. The conference will begin March 6 with a welcome reception and a keynote presentation titled “Bones, Heads, and Eyes: Maya Ritual Display of Body Parts in Northern Yucatan” by Dr. Virginia E. Miller of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Presentations will be March 7 in BBH 102, followed by a reception.
Coming next week!
- Leading and Learning Week, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 2, LIB 412
- International Business Conference, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. March 2, Alumni Hall
- Mindfulness Meditation, 12:10 p.m. March 2, B 119
- Leading and Learning Week, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 3, LIB 412
- International Business Conference, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. March 3, Alumni Hall
- HERstory Month: SHEroes Celebration, 5 p.m. March 3, Pedroso Center
- TESOL Turns 10: Are Best Practices Always the Best?, 5:30 p.m. March 3, LWH 1002
- Leading and Learning Week, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 4, LIB 412
- NPB Movie Night: “Hustlers,” 7 p.m. March 4, SU 115
- Chicago Film Society Screening: “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives," 7:30 p.m. March 4, Auditorium
- Leading and Learning Week, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 5, LIB 412
- Mindfulness Meditation, 12:10 p.m. March 5, B 119
- Smart Start: Salary Negotiation Workshop, 3-4 p.m. March 5, Pedroso Center
- STEM Resume and Curriculum Vitae Workshop, 3 p.m. March 5, BBH 233
- Jean Burke Carlson and Diane Berger Ehrlich Memorial Lectureship, 4:30 p.m. March 5, Alumni Hall
- Graduate Recital: Andrea Tucci, soprano, 7:30 p.m. March 5, Recital Hall
- Conflict Management and Resolution Workshop for Students, 9 a.m. March 6, SU 214
- Leading and Learning Week, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 6, LIB 412
- “Statistical estimation with additional information” lecture by Associate Professor Sergey Tarima, 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 6, BBH 102
- 43rd Midwest Conference on Mesoamerican Archaeology and Ethnohistory Reception and Keynote, 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 6, Recital Hall
- 43rd Midwest Conference on Mesoamerican Archaeology and Ethnohistory, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 7, BBH 102
- View all of the University’s future events at neiu.edu/events.