Thursday, March 9, 2017

Student Pantry Needs Volunteers

The Northeastern Student Pantry is looking for volunteers. Pantry hours are 1-4pm on Monday and Thursday in E-050A. 

Volunteer slots are available in the morning on both of those days to help set up the pantry.  

If you are interested in donating to the Pantry our list of ​most needed items ​is as follows:
  • Peanut Butter
  • Granola Bars
  • Canned Soup
  • Rice
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Canned Tuna
  • Diapers
  • Baby Food/Formula
  • *Toiletries (Shampoo, Shower gel, Toothpaste, etc.)
You can drop off any donation to any of the donation bins set up around campus:
  • Academic & Community Partnerships (E 047 C)
  • Advising Center (LWH 0027)
  • Angelina Pedroso Center (B 159)
  • Learning Support Center (LIB 454)
  • Project Sucess & Proyecto Pa'Lante (LWH 4029)
  • Student Center for Science Engagement (BBH 235)
  • Student Disability Services (D 104)
Please contact Kenya Barbara at if you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the Student Food Pantry.

Murrel J. Higgins Duster Scholarship

Applications for the Murrell J. Higgins Duster Scholarship are now being accepted. This scholarship was established in 2012 to assist students with costs associated with attending Northeastern Illinois University, including tuition, books, or fees.

There will be four $400 scholarships awarded to students enrolled for the Fall 2017 semester.
Application materials can be found here.

NOTE: The application form is fillable, so please download the form to your desktop to complete. For more information on the application criteria, please visit the Pedroso Center webpage.

The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on March 24, 2017.

Recipients will be selected and notified by April 10. Recognition of recipients will take place on April 19 at the Student Success Awards.

If you have any questions, please send them to

Thursday, March 2, 2017

SCSE Undergraduate Summer Research and Professional Training Program

The Student Center for Science Engagement is sponsoring an undergraduate summer research and professional training program.

Applicants must be declared majors or minors at NEIU in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Students must be eligible to work in the United States for a minimum of 30 hours per week. 

A student is ineligible if he or she has accepted a summer internship offer elsewhere. Student awards are available for NEIU undergraduate students only. NEIU graduate students cannot be funded. Applicants must be NEIU students in the fall semester following summer research, with a minimum GPA of 2.0. 

HOW TO APPLY: All interested students must fill out this application form, whether or not they have approached a specific faculty member about summer research. Students with incomplete or noncompetitive applications will not be selected. 
Print the completed form and submit directly to Dr. Joel Olfelt, Director of the SCSE, BBH 235. Address questions to Dr. Olfelt at:

Click Here To Apply

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: March 10, 2017, 5:00 pm.

Good Borrowing/Bad Borrowing Workshop on 3/7

The Economic Inequality Initiative invites all students to attend the Good Borrowing/Bad Borrowing, Financial Literacy Workshop on Tuesday, March 7 from 3:00-4:00 pm in B 146.

Come join Dr. Scott Hegerty, associate professor of economics, in a discussion of how to be smart when borrowing and to make decisions that help build your future. How much debt is "too much" or should we avoid debt entirely? How do we decide when to borrow, and when not to? Are there times when borrowing is a good thing to do? Topics covered include car and school loans, home buying, and credit cards. No RSVP required.
The Economic Inequality Initiative is a partnership of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Division of Student Affairs.

Apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance on March 9

The NEIU Student Pantry will sponsor a second visit this semester from the Illinois Hunger Coalition staff to provide support for students and other members of the university community interested in applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits.  This visit will take place on Thursday March 9, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the NEIU Student Food Pantry (E-050A). 

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. Benefits are provided on the Illinois Link Card - an electronic card that is accepted at most grocery stores. The program is managed by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Department of Human Services administers the program in Illinois.
Those interested should bring a State issued ID or Driver's license with them when they come to apply.
If you have any questions about this program please email Kenya Barbara:

Monday, February 27, 2017

Spectrum Social Justice Retreat March 3-4

Dear Student Leaders,

Student Leadership Development is excited to once again offer our

Spectrum Social Justice Retreat 2017

Date: Friday March 3, 2017 - Saturday March 4, 2017
Depart campus Friday at noon return Saturday 7:30 pm 
Location: Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center in Oregon, IL

Spectrum’s purpose is to facilitate dialogue focusing on building a foundation of knowledge that will enhance student success in leadership in the areas of multiculturalism and social justice. Students will participate in various activities, dialogues and journaling to help understand their identities and those of others.

Meals, Transportation, and Lodging will be provided.

There are limited spaces so please sign up by March 1st at below link

Any questions please contact:

Veronica E. Rodriguez, Director

Student Leadership Development
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: (773) 442-4667

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