Monday, September 18, 2017

Attend Obama Foundation Summit on 10/31, 11/1 in Chicago

The Obama Foundation is sponsoring a summit in Chicago on 10/31 and 11/1 which will welcome civic leaders from around Chicago, the U.S. and the world. The goal of this summit is to engage hundreds of leaders from around the world to exchange ideas, explore creative solutions to common problems, and experience civic art, technology, and music from around the world.

The foundation is saving a handful of spots for individuals through 
The primary target audience is "incredible young leaders who are passionate about social change and civic engagement" who are "active in their community, and will bring a unique perspective to share with other attendees". Many NEIU students fit this description.
Please note that applications for the summit close on September 27 at 6:00 pm.

There are also a number of other opportunities to engage through the Obama Foundation. This article provides a nice overview 
These include a fellowship program (which sounds like a wonderful opportunity for early career faculty or alums 'who are at a “tipping point” stage in their careers') and a series of training days for individuals between 18 - 24. 
One of these training days is in Chicago on October 14.

FAFSA Workshops in October

The following TRIO-sponsored FAFSA workshops will be held in October at the TRIO offices on the 4th floor of Ronald Williams Library:

October 4, 2017
October 5, 2017
October 11, 2017
October 12, 2017
LIB 401
LIB 401
LIB 401
LIB 401

Monday, September 11, 2017

GRE Test Prep Course

Sept. 20 to Oct. 25
6:00 to 8:00 pm
BBH 112

This six session, 15 hour course created and delivered by Next Step Test Preparation will offer valuable content review and strategic advice to help first time GRE test takers as well as re-takers. This class will make use of official GRE practice materials as well as quality content created by Next Step's GRE team. Students will also have the opportunity to take two proctored GRE computer adaptive tests. The instructor, Stefan, has over a decade of test prep experience not only with the GRE but also the GMAT and LSAT. His teaching goes beyond simply reviewing content and answering questions--Stefan has the unique ability to help each student understand how the GRE is a reasoning test and should be approached critically, using logic and common sense, rather than simply brute force calculation. Coming out of this class, students will be able to tackle the GRE efficiently on their own, both avoiding traps and seizing upon shortcuts that lead to correct answers reliably and quickly. Students taking this class will also learn the value of creating their own game plan for the GRE based on their strengths, weaknesses and scoring needs. They will have all of the tools necessary for success on test day.

Travel To Italy During Spring Break!!

The Department of Art, in conjunction with the Office of International Programs, is sponsoring an international study tour of Italy for the spring semester of 2018. The two-week tour (March 10 to March 24, which is spring break and the prior week) will visit Venice, Florence and Rome, plus a day trip to Padua.

Students interested in joining the tour should visit the official website for information on the itinerary, photographs of tour sites, payment information and an application form. 

The application deadline is Friday, October 20, 2017.

Two information sessions have also been scheduled:

Wednesday, September 13, at 4:15 p.m. in FA 114
Thursday, September 14, at 3 p.m. in FA 252

If you have questions about the tour, contact Dr. William Sieger at FA 105A, (773) 442-4942 or

Originally posted on behalf of William Sieger, Professor of Art, by Mike Hines, Director of Public Relations

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Camera-person Needed To Livestream Tournament

Chicago Inter Handball Club is currently looking for people to livestream their tournament taking place Friday October 27th through Sunday October 29th at PE Complex on the NEIU main campus. The event will begin approximately at 1 pm Friday and run through 3 pm Sunday. We will need someone for approximately 25 hours over the course of the weekend.

This is what you will need to know:
- You will need to bring your own equipment.
- We will provide login info to live stream on our (Chicago Inter) Youtube page and share to our Facebook
- You can put a watermark on the video as long as it's in the corner and doesn't interfere with the game viewing.
- Chicago Inter will have all the rights to the footage but if you need to make a reel later, we can review what you can use.
- You will be paid for your work

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Amie Jatta at 

Help Redesign The TRIO Bulletin Board!!

This is what the bulletin board and table look like. Have ideas on how to improve them? We want to hear them. Just stop by the TRIO offices or send an email to Thank you

2017-18 Student Handbook Now Available

The 2017-2018 Student Handbook has been published and can be viewed online here.

The Northeastern Student Handbook provides a reference for all students, faculty and administrative staff regarding policies, procedures and regulations in various areas of campus life.

The handbook covers key information about Northeastern, university basics, specific colleges, student academic and non-academic support resources and services, university expectations, policies and procedures, collegiate terms and the Safety and Security Information report.

The Student Handbook will help to answer many questions students may have during their educational experience at Northeastern.

All Northeastern students are responsible for reading, understanding and adhering to all policies and regulations outlined in the Student Handbook, including the Student Code of Conduct. A new version of the handbook is digitally published each academic year.

A PDF version of the Student Handbook and a link to the Graduate Student Handbook can be found on the Dean of Students section of the NEIU website.

Originally posted on behalf of Matt Specht, Dean of Students, by Travis Truitt, Director of Student Media.