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Julie Iromuanya to read from debut novel

18 hours ago

Julie Iromuanya has always wanted to write books. When she was 8 years old, she wrote her first query letter to three publishers. One of the publishers wrote back and said it was “not soliciting new works at this time.” Iromuanya recalled looking up the word “solicit” because at that age, she didn’t know what it meant. That early rejection didn’t hinder Iromuanya from making her childhood dream a reality. “It was such a funny thing, because I was so encouraged,” she said.

Northeastern plans Money Smart Week events

2 days ago

Northeastern Illinois University will participate in the Chicago Federal Reserve’s Money Smart Week from April 18-25. Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign to promote financial literacy across all age groups. Here is the schedule of events: GeoCache for College Cash, April 20-23, Library first floor south wall Students can bring their smartphones and their financial smarts to the Library to enter to win one of three $1,000 scholarship prizes.
Rita Moreno (photo by Mark Hill)

Rita Moreno to be Northeastern Commencement speaker

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Award-winning actress Rita Moreno will be the speaker for Northeastern Illinois University’s spring Commencement ceremony on May 11, 2015. Moreno belongs to an elite group of performers, having won each of the entertainment industry's most prestigious awards: the Oscar, the Emmy, the Tony and the Grammy. During the Commencement ceremony, Moreno will be awarded a Northeastern Illinois University honorary doctorate degree in recognition of her outstanding achievements.

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