Trouble reading this email? Click here.

February 1, 2012

Northeastern Illinois University

A Message from President Sharon K. Hahs

President Sharon HahsGreetings NEIU alumni and friends! It is my pleasure to welcome you to the first edition of NEW@NEIU, our e-newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date and informed about news and events from our University community. The first half of the 2011-2012 academic year has been an exciting one and we have much to share with you. I hope you will enjoy reading about the many ways our faculty and staff are working together to support student success and to fulfill our mission of preparing a diverse community of students for leadership and service in our region and in our world.

NEIU Awarded $4.3M Title V Grant

Northeastern Illinois University, the only four-year public Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in the Midwest, was recently awarded a Title V grant, in the amount of 4.3 million over five years, by the U.S. Department of Education. This grant will fund a project to improve and enhance the preparation of Hispanic and low-income students for biomedical and environmental health science careers. Also, the grant will be used for lab renovations, including a new cadaver lab and for new research opportunities. Read More

See media coverage in Lawndale News           
Por favor lea el artículo en Lawndale News

New Leader Fund Unveiled at NEIU

NEIU's new Leader Fund was created to provide help where it is needed most. Recently, President Sharon K. Hahs announced the new fund in a letter to the campus community. Gifts to the Leader Fund provide annual income that supports faculty, staff and students; help NEIU maintain one of the lowest tuition rates for a major university in the state; bridge the gap between tuition and state support; upgrade, replace, and maintain the University's technology and other learning resources; and facilitate faculty and student research. Read More

Join Us for the 40th Annual Chuck Kane Memorial Golf Outing

Save the date for the NEIU Foundation's 40th Annual Chuck Kane Memorial Golf Outing. The Kane Golf Outing has provided scholarships for more than 100 students since 1972. The 40th Anniversary Outing will be held on Monday, August 20, 2012 at the Highland Park Country Club. Highlights include 18 holes of golf, boxed lunch, cocktail hour, buffet dinner, silent auction and awards ceremony. Read More

Sociology Student Helps Launch New LGBTQ Youth Transitional Residence

Juan Calderon, NEIU sociology student and director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center's Vida/SIDA HIV/AIDS Initiative, recently announced the opening of a new service for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) homeless youth in Chicago. El Rescate (The Rescue) will provide support services and housing opportunities to the Puerto Rican/Latino LGBTQ youth in Humboldt Park. Read More

$1.2M Cancer Grant Awarded to NEIU and NU to Address Health Disparities Among Minorities

A $1.2 million grant from the National Cancer Center Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities was awarded to Northeastern Illinois University and Northwestern University. The grant will support NU Neighbors, a partnership between NU's Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and NEIU, designed to reduce inequalities related to cancer care among minority populations. Read More

See media coverage in Hispanically Speaking News
Por favor vea el artículo en Hispanically Speaking News

Upgrade Your NEIU Alumni Association Membership 

All NEIU alumni are members of the NEIU Alumni Association (NEIUAA). When you upgrade your membership with a gift to the NEIUAA, you help to enhance programs, services and resources that foster meaningful connections and relationships within the University community. Your upgraded membership designation is applicable for a full year from the date your contribution is received. Read More

Alumnus Stars in Cerebral Palsy Awareness Reality Show

Tim Wambach (B.A. Speech 1999) stars in "Handicap This!" The show features "Two Men and a Wheelchair," Wambach and 22-year-old college student Mike Berkson, who suffers from cerebral palsy. Wambach and Berkson perform their show to raise awareness and educate the public about cerebral palsy. Read More

2nd Annual Faculty Research Symposium

NEIU hosted its 2nd Annual Faculty Research Symposium on November 4, 2011. More than 50 abstracts were presented by approximately 90 presenters and co-authors from the College of Arts and Sciences, Business and Management and Education.

NEIU Alumni Association Makes Career Connections

The NEIU Alumni Association hosted its first Alumni Career Connections Day on Monday, November 7, 2011. NEIU Alumni from a variety of career fields returned to campus to conduct informational interviews and help NEIU students evaluate their prospective majors and career paths. A competitive student resume evaluation was held, with an iPad and an iPod given as the first and second place prizes.

Be a Driving Force ... Show Your NEIU Pride

NEIU is pleased to announce an exciting new initiative - the NEIU Collegiate License Plate Program. If you are an Illinois resident, you can support NEIU and its students by signing a petition to create an NEIU Illinois license plate. Once the new plates are approved, they will be available to all Illinois residents. The University will receive $25 in scholarship support for each original NEIU license plate issuance, renewal or transfer. There is no obligation when you sign the petition. Help NEIU collect the signatures we need! Read More

Gensburg-Markham Prairie Restoration

NEIU owns and operates the Gensburg-Markham Prairie, a 100-acre plot of land with native plants and grasses located in Markham, Illinois. When the prairie was discovered in the 1970s, the site was largely given over to woods and weeds. The University, with help from the NEIU Foundation, purchased the site and undertook a massive restoration of the native habitat. The Gensburg-Markham Prairie is now a National Natural Landmark. Read More

See media coverage in Chicago Wilderness Magazine         

Anthropology Student Earns Mel Ember Honorable Mention 

Rachel Martiniak, student, anthropology, received honorable mention in the 2010 Mel Ember Student Scholarship Contest. In her essay, titled "Harmony in the Difference," Martiniak noted "It is the perfect harmony of science and human creativity that makes anthropology so great, and necessary in the "globalized," modern world ... Anthropology encourages and demands that people open their minds to different perspectives, different ideas, and different ways of thinking. What better ability is there?" Read More

Privacy policy (Privacy Page) | My E-mail Preferences (E-mail Preferences Page)