Friday, January 20, 2017

Tutors-Counselors Wanted for Summer Job

The Georgia State University Upward Bound programs are recruiting exceptional undergraduate and graduate students to serve as Residential Assistants for the 2017 summer program.  Attached is the job description, which includes the online application link and recommendation link for your convenience.  If there are any questions, please contact Ms. Aneesah Allen at (404) 413-1961 or aallen40@gsu.edu.







Gilman Scholarships for Study Aboard


The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application is open for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the summer 2017 and fall/academic year 2017-18 terms.  The Gilman Scholarship Program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy.  All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.  For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman Advisor Newsletters, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman.

Summer 2017 and fall/AY 201718 applications are both due Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by 11:59pm (central).

Advisors have until March 14, 2017 to certify summer 2017 and fall/AY 2017-18 applications.

Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below:
 
       * Be a United States citizen undergraduate student at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. institution in good standing
       * Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad
       * Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for academic credit by the student's home institution
       * Participating in a study abroad program or international internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - in one country and no more than an academic year
       * Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA), in the U.S. Department of State. The Institute of International Education (IIE) is the implementing partner to ECA administering the Gilman International Scholarship Program. Since the program's inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 22,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 140 countries from more than 1,200 institutions.

For more information, please contact the appropriate person below:

       STUDENTS
       Last Name A-D
       Phone:  832-369-3477
       Email: gilmanforms@iie.org

       Last Name E-K
       Phone: 832-369-3484
       Email: gilman@iie.org

       Last Name L-Q
       Phone: 832-369-3475
       Email: gilmandocs@iie.org

       Last Name R-Z
       Phone: 832-369-3485
       Email: gilmanapp@iie.org

       UNIVERSITY ADVISORS

       Midwest Region
       Phone: 832-369-3487
       Email: gilmanadvisors@iie.org

       Northeast Region
       Phone: 202-686-4004
       Email: gilmanadvisors@iie.org

       South & West Regions
       Phone: 832-369-3483
       Email: gilmanadvisors@iie.org

Thanks to all supporters of the Gilman Scholarship Program.  We look forward to awarding our next round of Gilman Scholarship recipients for the summer 2017 and fall/AY 2017-18 terms!

Non-Credit Programs For Spring 2017

Northeastern Illinois University's Office of Community and Professional Education (CAPE) will offer the following non-credit programs this Spring. Click titles to read full descriptions or search all classes through CAPE and Campus Recreation at this link.

Northeastern students, faculty, staff and alumni receive discounts on most classes.
In addition, we will have three free introductory classes/events: Intro to American Sign Language on Feb. 4, a make your own Valentine's Day card station in Village Square on Feb. 9 and an Intro to Contemporary/West African Dance class (at CCICS date TBD).

GMAT Accelerated Test Preparation Course
Begins Feb. 4 (Please register by Feb. 1)
Pharmacy Technician Training at El Centro
Feb. 6 - July 12 (Please register by Feb. 1)
Veterinary Assistant Training at El Centro
Feb. 7 - June 8 (Please register by Feb. 1)
ACT Test Preparation
Proctored practice test on Feb. 18 followed by classes on Feb. 25 and March 4
Basic Woodwind Repair
Begins Feb. 22
CPA Review: FAR
Begins Feb. 25
Yoga y Teatro (en espaƱol)
Begins Feb. 25
Chocolate! Demo and Tasting at Maison de Castelnau on Bryn Mawr Ave
Sunday, February 26, 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Community Chorus - Tuesdays - Spring Semester
Community Music Program - Private Lessons for all instruments
Community Dance Program - Ballet (children, teens, adults) , Creative Movement, Jazz Dance, Musical Theater Dance and Yoga

Dates to be announced soon for:
  • Storytelling with Lily Be
  • American Sign Language - Beginning and Intermediate
  • Contemporary and West African Dance - Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
  • How Words Work: an online lexicology course with Kenneth Konopka
  • Publish Your Own Unique Book Using Shutterfly™ (Instructor Kimberly Hong guides you through the creative process)
  • CPA Review: Auditing (Fall 2017)
For more information contact the Office of Community and Professional Education (CAPE) at cape@neiu.edu or (773) 442-5080.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mandatory Online Parking Registration!!

Welcome back to NEIUParking students!

The Parking Office is expanding its use of technology to address your parking needs.
 
Please remember that in addition to paying for parking, you must also register your vehicle online each semester. 
 
Registration for the virtual permit can be accessed via NEIUPort under the student tab. You may also access the link via the Parking Office webpage, which is also where you will find the most current information about parking. 
 
Students electing to opt out of parking for the Spring 2017 semester must waive their parking fee by January 23, 2017 with Student Payment Services.  
 
Questions regarding parking rules and regulations should be directed to the Parking Office located on the Northeast corner of the Parking Facility. 
 
Call (773) 442-4114 or (773) 442-4117 or email: park@neiu.edu
 
 
 

Summer Research at Field Museum


Eight undergraduate students are needed to participate in hands-on research in biodiversity science and receive training in cutting-edge techniques and analysis in evolutionary biology for 10 weeks during the summer of 2017 at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

Applications close February 10, 2017.

Students will learn research techniques that include DNA sequencing and computational analysis of genetic and genomic data, morphological measurements and phylogenetic analysis, and microbiology and next-generation microbial sequencing.  Scientific projects to be conducted by the students in 2017 include:

Forest Canopy Response to the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) Greenhouse Event
Evolution of Mitochondrial DNA in Ferns
Diversity in Mediterranean habitats - insights from lichenized fungi
Habitat-driven Morphological Syndromes in New Zealand Water Beetles
Systematics and Taxonomy of Cichlids in the Genus Thorichthys
Does diet influence the evolution of body size in ants?
Morphometric analysis of the elaborate soldier head in turtle ants
A Small World: Uncovering Hidden Diversity in Early Land Plants

In addition students will receive career mentoring in a diversity of STEM fields, gain experiences in public outreach and science communication, receive training in ethics/responsible conduct of research, and participate in a diversity workshop to help overcome bias in science.

https://www.fieldmuseum.org/REU
https://www.fieldmuseum.org/2017-reu-program-offerings

Students will be provided a stipend, dormitory housing, and assistance with travel costs.

Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and an undergraduate during the entire period.  We especially encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science to apply.

To apply, please complete the online application:
https://www.fieldmuseum.org/2017-reu-program-offerings

Please direct any questions to Emily Hallock (ehallock@fieldmuseum.org).