Friday, September 26, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall 2014 TRIO Participation Scholarship: The deadline to apply is Oct. 3

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2014 TRIO Participation Scholarship is Friday, October 3. TRIO is offering thirty $700 awards for a total of $21,000. You can drop off your completed application at the TRIO Office (LIB 412) or send it electronically to 

This is a great opportunity to help finance your education. Don't miss out. Apply today.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Now Available: 2014 Fall TRIO Participation Scholarship

The Fall 2014 TRIO Participation Scholarship is now available. Each of the three TRIO Student Support Services programs will award ten $700 scholarships for a total of $7,000. Applications are available today, Monday, September 15. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 3.   

Drop off your completed application at the TRIO Office (LIB 412) or send it electronically to

If you have any questions, please call 773 442-4971 or send an email to 

   Smart Goals and Academic Success 
The first Hot Lunch, Hot Topics Workshop of 2014 kicks off tomorrow, September 16 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in LIB 412. Learn ways to better manage your time and to identify personal priorities. Free lunch will be provided.   

If you were unable to attend the TRIO Leadership Summit in August, you can still qualify for our fall  scholarship by attending this workshop. Click here for more information.  

Friday, September 12, 2014

Send us your photos about what it's like to be disabled

Send us your photos about disability

On October 22, 2014, Northeastern Illinois University will hold an all-day event to explore what it's like to be disabled. It will include a photo exhibit in the Student Union to document what it means to be a student with a disability at NEIU.

Students are invited to submit photos that represent the experience of being a person with a disability. Up to 10 photos may be submitted electronically. No hard copies please! Click here to apply.

When it comes to communicating the human experience, photography is an extremely powerful tool. Through it we can tell stories and share ideas about topics that often transcend words.

Photography is not just a visual experience but rather one that embodies all the senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste. Famous blind photographers work to create images for the sighted world because they want to share what they "see" in their minds.

When talking about disability, some individuals may have inaccurate ideas of what it means to live with one. Photography can provide a way to inform others of the accomplishments and challenges faced by people with disabilities.

Send your completed application and photos to  
or stop by LIB 412 or call TRIO's main office at 773-442-4971.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Key to success action labs for education majors



Beginning next week, TRIO will have weekly key to success labs for education majors. The labs are designed to help student pass the TAP or ACT and writing exam to meet NEIU College of Education and Illinois Board of Education requirements. Reading, writing and language arts action labs will be offered. Tutoring will be available for these subjects and for math for anyone unable to attend the labs.
  • Writing and language arts lab: Every Tuesday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Reading lab: Every Thursday from 4:15 to 5:15 pm
All labs will be held in LIB 412. Snacks, beverages and door prizes will be available.

ACTION LABS is an in-depth weekly series of TAP/ACT prep with plenty of hands-on practice.

Each session focuses on different aspects of the exam:
·         Getting to know the exam, suggestions for test prep, sources of study guides, references, and how to register will be explored. You will also have the opportunity to complete the sample exam.
·         Techniques for managing time and reading during the test and for class.
·         Accurately answering test questions and identifying implied main ideas.
·         Context clues to improve reading and recognizing vocabulary.
·         Sorting fact from opinion and other aspects of the exam.

These small group sessions highlight specific TAP/ACT standards in the area of language arts.
·         Parts of speech
·         Punctuation and other mechanical conventions
·         Identification of various organization strategies and appropriate language and style for different purposes & audiences
·         Mastery of academic language
·         Mastery of editing and revision strategies/improvement of cohesiveness
·        In addition to our small group sessions, we also offer one-to-one coaching sessions with our tutors.

For pre-College of Education admission students and College of Education admitted students.
·         Discover your learning style and how to make lectures and classes easier for you.
·         Learn new study techniques and strategies to balance your coursework and your life outside of the classroom. Activities include note-taking, reading rate, and stress relieving techniques!
Snacks, beverages, and a raffle prize will be offered in each action lab.

Check with your TRIO advisor for additional information and to sign-up. Limited spots available!

You will learn critical reading strategies that will help you understand the complex texts you encounter in upper-division courses.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Priority No. 1: To complete your Student Success Plan

Welcome back TRIO Achievers! I hope you had a great summer. TRIO's staff once again is poised to provide you with the services you need to be successful here at Northeastern and beyond. So what are you waiting for? Schedule an appointment today to meet with your TRIO advisor to complete your fall semester Student Success Plan. This plan is specifically designed to set you on the path to success, so I urge you to complete it as soon as possible. 

We look forward to seeing you.  

Kind regards,  

Therese Hlavin, Director
                       TRIO Student Support Services

Priority No. 1: To complete your Student Success Plan 
Completing a Student Success Plan (SSP) each semester is critical to your progress asbusiness_people2.jpga TRIO participant. The plan helps us determine whether or not you need tutoring or mentoring, which workshops you should attend, and what schedule is right for you. Take advantage of this free service today by calling or emailing your advisor to schedule an appointment. You can also call or email our main office at 773 442 4971,

TRIO Advisors:
Therese Hlavin, 773 442 4976,
Amie Jatta, 773 442 4975,
Jesse Rutschman, 773 442 4974,
Marcial Garibay, 773 442 4973,
Marianyelli Hanna, 773 442 4972,
Monica Teixeira, 773 442 4984,
Richie Heard, 773 442 4983,

Monday, August 25, 2014

Congratulations to Anthony Tharpe

Congratulations to Anthony Tharpe, recipient of the 2014 Academic Achievement Award presented by the TRIO Achieve program. Academic Advisor Amie Jatta was on hand to congratulate Anthony on his accomplishment.