Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer 2016 ACT Test Prep for Education Majors

TRIO is offered weekly ACT Math sessions from Tuesday, July 5 to Tuesday, August 16, 2016. The sessions will provide you with hands-on practice to help you prepare for the crucial test.

All sessions include:
--A pre- and -post-assessment
--Handouts and weekly homework assignments
--Practice tests

Session Days and Times
Math
Session I
Mondays and Wednesdays
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Session II
Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

All sessions will be held by TRIO's main office LIB 412.

"The TRIO Workshops provided me with helpful handouts, materials and instruction. They made a big difference, compared to when I was studying on my own, because I was able to ask questions instead of figuring everything out on my own."--June--Passed TAP, Fall 2015

To request disability accommodations please contact Student Disability Services at (773) 442-4595 or sds@neiu.edu at least 48 hours in advance.

TRIO is funded by the US Department of Education


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Parking Waives Late Fees For Limited Time



The Parking Office is waiving late fees on past due parking tickets for a limited time only. Now through June 30, 2016 the Parking Office will waive any late fees on outstanding tickets that are paid in full. Parking tickets can be paid online or in person at the Parking Office located on the 1st floor of the Parking Facility at the Main Campus.
Beginning, July 1, 2016 through September 11, 2016, Northeastern students and employees who register for the Fall 2016 semester parking will be automatically entered to win a free semester of parking. Participants must have elected to participate in the parking program for the Fall 2016 semester and have registered their vehicle online by September 11, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. 

Want to know how to manage your NEIUParking account from the comfort of your own home? The Parking Facility can be contacted via telephone at (773) 442-4114 or 4117. You can also email at park@neiu.edu.
For more information about NEIUParking, visit online.

Originally posted on behalf of Sarator Whitehead, campus parking manager, by Mike Dizon, chief communications officer

Mathematical Literacy Course Offered



A new math course, Math 097 (Mathematical Literacy), a 4 hour non-credit math course that is a pathway to Math 112 (Intro to Statistics) and Math 113 (Quantitative Reasoning), is being offered.  Math 091 and 092 teach mathematical methods geared more to students who will multiple credit math courses, such as College Algebra. Math 097, however, takes a hands-on approach to mathematics that students should find more approachable and usable in their lives.

This course creates a successful pathway to mathematical understanding for those students needing only a single credit math course. The historic success rate (including withdrawals) for students taking Math 091 is 65%; it is 60% for Math 092.  For students taking the Math 091, Math 092 sequence, the success rate over 2 semesters is 40%. Our objective for Math 097 is to improve the rate at which students migrate to credit math courses.

The course proposal is attached.

Enrollment Requirements

Any student scoring 41-84 on the Math Placement Test (or 17-21 on the Math ACT) may take this course.  If they qualify for Math 091 or 092, they can take this course.

Enrollment Considerations

A student completing Math 097 is qualified to take Math 112 or Math 113. Note that Math 097 does not qualify a student for any credit math courses other than 112 and 113.   

Enrolling in this course, a student must be certain that completing Math 112 or 113 will satisfy the Math requirements of their major. 

Undeclared students must be fairly certain of their intent to pursue a degree program that does not require additional math.

A student who intends to transfer prior to completing the succeeding credit math course may not receive transfer credit for this course.

Direct questions to NEIU Math Development Coordinator Stevan R. Ranney, BBH Building, Room 204E,  (773) 442-5766.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Scholarship Opportunity for El Centro students



Dear Students,

Eligible Northeastern Illinois University El Centro students are invited to apply for an exciting new scholarship opportunity for the Summer 2016 semester.

El Centro architect Juan Moreno has established the Nohra DeFrancisco Memorial Scholarship at Northeastern Illinois University at El Centro. Juan Moreno is giving the opportunity for students to travel nationally or internationally to 
broaden their educational experience. Scholarship award covers national or international travel. For travel within the continental United States, the scholarship may be up to $2,500. For international travel, the scholarship may be up to $5,000.

To be considered for selection, applicants must meet the following criteria:

·  Have been admitted to NEIU through El Centro and/or be enrolled in classes at NEIU El Centro during  Summer 2016 or have taken classes during Spring 2016 semester;
·  Have a minimum cumulative G.P.A of 2.5;
·  Be taking a minimum of 6 credit hours during Fall 2016 semester;
·  Have at least Freshmen standing with at least 30 credits;
·  Write an essay outlining where they want to travel to and what they hope to learn from the trip;
·  Submit a trip itinerary and budget, including transportation, lodging, ticket fees and meals;
·  One letter of recommendation;
·  Demonstrate significant financial need.

Interested students should submit their completed application http://homepages.neiu.edu/~elcentro/NDFA, along with a recommendation letter, current transcript and essay by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Application materials can be submitted electronically to Carmen Hernandez at c-hernandez23@neiu.edu or in person at El Centro. For more information, contact Carmen at (773) 442-4030 or by email.

Originally posted by Fausto P. Ortiz on behalf of Maria Luna-Duarte, Interim Director Northeastern Illinois University El Centro

Monday, June 13, 2016

TRIO Now Hiring Tutors/Mentors

TRIO offers tutoring in math, writing, and reading, the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (Basic Skills Test), and selected content areas.

Are you interested in becoming a tutor with TRIO Student Support Services?
Undergraduate and graduate students must:
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for fall semester
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average
To apply for a tutoring position:
  • Fill out the TRIO tutor/mentor application
  • Provide a PDF of your unofficial transcripts from all institutions of Higher Education you have attended
  • Provide a copy of your resume
  • Faculty/staff reference form (provided in the TRIO tutor/mentor application) or a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your discipline
All application materials listed above must be sent to TRIO Student Support Services by email at triosss@neiu.edu.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Develop Your Computer Skills

Develop computer skills for your career! Join us from June 15 to August 8 to learn how to effectively use Microsoft Office and Google Drive to grow as a valued employee. 

Click here for dates.
Workshop title and date

--Design PowerPoint and Google Slides, Part I, Wed,  June 29, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
--Design PowerPoint and Google Slides, Part II, Mon,  July 11, 2:00 to 3:00 pm

--Create spreadsheets in Excel and Google Sheets, Part I. Mon., July 18, 2:00 to 3:00 pm
--Create spreadsheets in Excel and Google Sheets, Part II. Mon., July 25, 2:00 to 3:00 pm
--Create spreadsheets in Excel and Google Sheets, Part III. Mon., Aug. 1, 2:00 to 3:00 pm
--Collaborate with Google Drive and Calendar at work, Mon, Aug. 8, 2:00 to 3:00 pm


Where? Ronald Williams Library Room 402
Questions? Email us at triosss@neiu.edu
To request disability accommodations call (773) 442-4595.

TRIO is funded by the US Department of Education