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07/01/2020

Update on FALL 2020 Justice Studies & CAST courses:

All CAST and Justice Studies classes will be either Remote or Online. Currently the schedule of classes on neiuport lists most courses as face-to-face but most will be changed in the near future to remote or online.

Remote classes are listed with a set date/time. This means there may be virtual meetings of the class using zoom, google meets, etc. (synchronous instruction).

Online classes are not listed as having a set date and time to meet (these are asynchronous). Students complete work following the internal class schedule noted on the syllabus (e.g., submit assignments, take tests, participate in online discussions by the courses’ deadlines).

Courses with internship requirements: Internships will not be required and we will be flexible in order to help students graduate. If students find virtual internships, that is welcome, but not required. Contact the course Professor for further details

Please check out these two recent scholarship opportunities for students:The George Floyd Social Justice Scholarship wil...
06/24/2020
George Floyd Social Justice Scholarship | Northeastern Illinois University

Please check out these two recent scholarship opportunities for students:

The George Floyd Social Justice Scholarship will establish a permanent resource for NEIU students, the majority of whom are people of color, who are dedicated to pursuing leadership roles in the multifaceted, intersectional work of social justice. Please visit https://www.neiu.edu/alumni-and-giving/giving/give-neiu/foundation-scholarships/george-floyd-social-justice-scholarship for more information.

NEIU Social Justice Leadership Housing Award is a new leadership program that provides free housing for students who positively impact their university, career and communities. Students participating in the program will be given one year's free housing in The Nest, our on-campus apartments, while taking a first-year seminar during their first semester and while participating in a series of leadership workshops during their second semester. This program is effective starting today. Please visit http://neiu.edu/housingaward for more information.

Justice Studies students are encouraged to apply for both these awards

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE: Visit neiu.edu/coronavirus for information about remote learning, health resources, job opportunities and more.

Register for Summer III Justice Studies Courses now!
05/07/2020

Register for Summer III Justice Studies Courses now!

COVID-19 TESTING information for the UNINSURED in Illinois.
05/07/2020

COVID-19 TESTING information for the UNINSURED in Illinois.

Northeastern Illinois University Foundation
04/23/2020

Northeastern Illinois University Foundation

Today we celebrate NEIU pride. We are so proud of NEIU students, alumni, faculty, staff and the local community for working together during this challenging time. Visit neiu.edu/give to support the Student Emergency Fund and help students with emergency financial relief for necessities such as rent, utilities and medicine during the COVID-19 crisis. An NEIU staff member has committed to match the first $500 donated today! You can also show your NEIU pride by wearing blue and gold, and share your photos with #ProudToBeNEIU.

04/14/2020

Justice Studies Department policy for students who will take JUST 350-Field Work Seminar in summer 2020:

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on NEIU students being prevented from completing in-person internship hours, the Justice Studies Department has decided to modify the requirement that students do 180 volunteer hours in an agency/ community setting. Instead, students taking JUST 350 in summer 2020 will be able to work remotely or online in researching non-profit organizations and governmental agencies that promote social justice or that have social justice initiatives or programs. The JUST 350 class for Summer 2020 may incorporate development of practical skills that are useful in the field, such as grant proposal writing, interviewing, and social research.

Please reach out to your JUST 345 and JUST 350 Professors, or the Justice Studies Chair for questions or concerns. We understand these are difficult times for all of you and want to support you in your educational goals

04/10/2020
Dear Students: We are writing to you on behalf of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Justice Studies Department. A...
04/10/2020
COVID-19 Student Frequently Asked Questions | Northeastern Illinois University

Dear Students:

We are writing to you on behalf of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Justice Studies Department. As you know, the Spring 2020 has shifted to remote learning. We hope the transition is going smoothly, and we want to assure you that the College and your faculty are doing our best to continue to provide you quality instruction and advising, to keep you on track in your educational goals, and to help assure your overall well-being.

We are all in learning mode as we adapt to these new conditions. We know each of you may have new needs and challenges at this time, whether it is access to technology, concerns over completing the semester, managing family responsibilities, and more. The University and our offices are seeking to find ways to help our students through these many challenges, so please let us know how we can help. If we can’t answer your questions, we will do our best to direct you to someone who can help you find the information or resources you need.

Now more than ever, it is important that you stay connected with your instructors, reach out to your department chair or coordinator if you need assistance, or contact the Dean’s office so we can help provide additional guidance. It is our commitment to do all we can to support you through these uncertain times, and to assure your success this semester.

Below you will find some links that provide answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and that direct you to resources that may assist you with your housing, food, and other financial needs.

We wish you all the very best as you complete the remaining weeks of the semester, and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need help.

Student FAQs:

https://www.neiu.edu/about/coronavirus-response/frequently-asked-questions/covid-19-student-frequently-asked-questions

The Nest FAQs:

https://www.neiu.edu/about/coronavirus-response/frequently-asked-questions/covid-19-nest-frequently-asked-questions

Internet Resources:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N4btjFBlrBZCLPBTyi-AtNpOSWOTF45BuF_i0WjHuLg/edit

NEIU Emergency Fund:

https://www.neiu.edu/university-life/student-affairs/student-emergency-fund

NEIU Student Pantry:

https://www.neiu.edu/university-life/student-pantry

To order food online from the Food Pantry

https://ldap.campuslabs.com/?realm=https%3a%2f%2fneiu.campuslabs.com%2fengage%2fsignin-oidc

Other Non-University Food Sources around the City:

https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food/

Federal Financial Information:

Here is some information about the Federal Stimulus Package that may be of relevance to you:

https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus

https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-stimulus-package-questions-answers.html

https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/coronavirus-stimulus-check-questions-answers-2020-4

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Katrina E. Bell-Jordan, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Communication, Media and Theatre

Maria De La Torre, PhD
Associate Professor
Acting Chair
Justice Studies Department

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE: Visit neiu.edu/coronavirus for information about remote learning, health resources, job opportunities and more.

Knowing that many students and their family members have been furloughed or laid off as a result of COVID-19, Career Dev...
04/06/2020
COVID-19 Job Resources | Northeastern Illinois University

Knowing that many students and their family members have been furloughed or laid off as a result of COVID-19, Career Development has created a COVID-19 Job Resources webpage to help students navigate a difficult economic time. While everyone who can stay at home should stay at home, we know that many must bring in an income regardless.

https://www.neiu.edu/university-life/career-development/covid-19-job-resources

This webpage includes:

Links to companies and organizations that are eager to fill positions due to the increased demand for a number of essential services from the COVID-19 outbreak. There are some great opportunities in retail, social services, video communications and online services.

NEIU Alumni Association micro-internships. These short-term paid internships help build professional networks while also providing modest income during a challenging time.
Tips and resources for looking for full-time professional positions and internships given the economic slowdown as a result of COVID-19.

Guidance on applying for unemployment insurance, including information on the emergency rules that have been developed in Illinois to try to make the unemployment insurance system as responsive to the current situation as possible.
We will update this webpage with new information as we continue to be contacted by companies looking to fill positions.

Students and alumni with questions or who would like further assistance are encouraged to reach out to Career Development staff. Though we are currently working remotely, we are committed to supporting our students and alumni during these challenging times.

If you would like to talk with a Career Development staff member or schedule a remote appointment, please call our main number at (773) 442-4680. Please also feel free to reach out to us via [email protected] with your request.

For questions, please contact Kris Pierre at [email protected]

Knowing that many students and their family members have been furloughed or laid off as a result of COVID-19, Career Development staff have created this webpage to bring together resources to help students navigate a difficult economic time. Though Career Development is currently working remotely, w...

04/06/2020

The Justice Studies faculty and staff will be working remotely until further notice. The Justice Studies office, along with the rest of campus, will be mostly closed during this time.

If you need advising assistance, it is recommended that you email your advisor directly. If you have any other questions/concerns, feel free to reach out via the department email ([email protected]) and we can direct you accordingly.

Please make sure to include your student ID number when emailing.

Thanks for your understanding during these strange times.

Stay healthy and wash your hands!

NEIU Justice Studies Department's cover photo
04/06/2020

NEIU Justice Studies Department's cover photo

NEIU Chapter of University Professionals of Illinois
10/25/2019

NEIU Chapter of University Professionals of Illinois

This morning, my social justice class got to do real experiential learning by joining the CTU/SEIU 73 picket lines for the first half hour of class with the assignment to ask teachers and staff about their thoughts and experiences with the strike. We returned to the classroom and had a good discussion about what they had learned. Then we carried on with our lesson on taxes and budgets, which provided additional opportunities to make connections!

After working with advanced students last year, Justice Studies faculty member Kayla Martensen started have introductory...
07/07/2019

After working with advanced students last year, Justice Studies faculty member Kayla Martensen started have introductory students the opportunity to move into the field early by volunteering and networking both within the community, and in NEIU career development initiatives. The experience was a powerful tool for new Justice Students to engage on a much deeper level as they prepare to advance their understanding of, and commitment to, social justice issues.

The Child Advocacy Club will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive benefiting the NEIU Student Food Pantry.The Thanksg...
11/15/2017

The Child Advocacy Club will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive benefiting the NEIU Student Food Pantry.

The Thanksgiving Food Drive will occur Friday, November 17, 12:00 - 4:00PM in Village Square.

If you are interested in donating, the list of most needed Thanksgiving items is as follows:
Boxed stuffing
Cranberry sauce or relish
Canned pumpkin
Canned gravy
Pasta
Macaroni and cheese
Mashed potatoes
Canned vegetables
Flour
Muffin, biscuit and roll mixes

If you are unable to make it to the Thanksgiving Food Drive, you can drop off donations to any of the donation bins set up around campus:
Academic and Community Partnerships (E-047C)
Advising Center (LWH-0027)
Angelina Pedroso Center (B-159)
Learning Support Center (LIB-454)
Project Success and Proyecto Pa'Lante (LWH-4029)
Student Center for Science Engagement (BBH-235)
Student Disability Services (D-104)
If you have any questions about the Thanksgiving Food Drive, please email Shannon Sibel at [email protected]

08/18/2017

The Fall semester is just around the corner! Have you registered for your courses yet?

07/06/2017

The State Budget passed on July 6th, 2017 will bring funding back to NEIU.

NEIU's April 27 Teach Out is almost here. Will you be on the bus to Springfield? Buses will leave from Lot F on the NEIU...
04/19/2017
NEIU Bus to April 27 Teach Out

NEIU's April 27 Teach Out is almost here. Will you be on the bus to Springfield?

Buses will leave from Lot F on the NEIU Campus at 7:30 am for the day's events. Buses will leave Springfield at 3:00 pm to return to NEIU.

Here's the link. Please sign-up asap!

https://actionnetwork.org/events/neiu-bus-to-april-27-teach-out

The State of Illinois has not funded state universities at appropriate levels since before 2000! This has harmed students, faculty and staff. To demonstrate to the state government that we have had enough, and to create the best educational environments for students at state universities, join us in...

TEACH OUT for Illinois Higher Education
04/06/2017
TEACH OUT for Illinois Higher Education

TEACH OUT for Illinois Higher Education

This budget impasse has been called a "state emergency" by Northeastern Illinois' interim President Richard Helldobler. The lack of funding in Illinois is strangling our universities and colleges and is exactly the reason our Teach Out on April 27 is so important!

04/05/2017

ORGANIZE for NEIU
TOMORROW Thursday, 4/6, Lower Level Library Classroom 3:00-4:30pm.

Come to NEIU's Health Day to listen to a panel of experts discuss this critical issue.
03/29/2017

Come to NEIU's Health Day to listen to a panel of experts discuss this critical issue.

Come to NEIU's Health Day. At 12:30 Dr. Rachel Birmingham will give a talk on how poverty impacts child health and devel...
03/29/2017

Come to NEIU's Health Day. At 12:30 Dr. Rachel Birmingham will give a talk on how poverty impacts child health and development.

Tomorrow is Health Day at NEIU
03/28/2017

Tomorrow is Health Day at NEIU

NEIU’s Health Day, which is TOMORROW, Wednesday March 29th. The goal of health day is to raise awareness about public he...
03/28/2017

NEIU’s Health Day, which is TOMORROW, Wednesday March 29th.
The goal of health day is to raise awareness about public health issues, with an emphasis on disparities in access to services as well as the impact of violence on communities.

It’s an all-day affair, in Student Union, and it’s so expansive that it’s hard to describe it all in an email. See full schedule below (along with a poster for my particular event).

Some things to particularly consider taking students to tomorrow (although everything looks interesting!):

- Linda Rae Murray, Chief Medical Officer of Cook County Hospital, will provide the opening Keynote Address on access to health care as a human right, and the ongoing inequalities in access (10:30-11:00 in Golden Eagles)
- Saba Ayman-Nolley, NEIU’s Psychology Dept. Chair, is presenting on the role of the arts in healthy living (11:00-11:20 in SU 215, followed by a workshop 11:20-12:30)
- Anne Scheetz, a physician and advocate for Medicare expansion, discusses the need for protecting health care coverage in the US (11:30-12:20 in Golden Eagles)
- Rachel Birmingham, NEIU’s CAST Coordinator, is talking about poverty’s impact on childhood (12:30-12:50 in Golden Eagles)
- Susan Auman of NEIU’s Social Work Dept. is presenting on practicing mindfulness (2:20-3:35 in SU 216)
- I’m presenting with a panel of experts on transgender domestic violence and strategies for improving victim services (2:30-3:30 in Golden Eagles)
- Yamile Molina, a professor at UIC, is presenting her research on racial-ethnic inequities in quickly diagnosing and treating breast cancer (3:40-4:20 in Golden Eagles)

In Alumni Hall from 11:00-4:30, they are also having a large group of NEIU, Chicago community, and national non-profit health-related organizations offering information and brochures in what they’re calling a “Health Market.” Free chair massages in SU 217 from 11-3! Concerts in the Cafeteria, blood pressure and HIV/STI screenings, and much more.

03/27/2017

NEIU's Justice Studies Department plays a continuing role in NEIU's larger campaign to demand funding for higher education. Do you know about APRIL 27 yet?

NEIU Justice Studies Department's cover photo
03/27/2017

NEIU Justice Studies Department's cover photo

TUESDAY, MARCH 28th: The Justice Studies Club and FIST (Formerly Incarcerated (Students) Standing Together) have been wo...
03/27/2017

TUESDAY, MARCH 28th:
The Justice Studies Club and FIST (Formerly Incarcerated (Students) Standing Together) have been working exceptionally hard to create a day of reflection on mass incarceration. This event is free and open to the public.

Schedule:
9 am: Coffee and Registration in The Student Union

10 am: NEIU's own Josef Ben-Levy will open the day.

11 am: Workshops on immigration and incarceration, women and incarceration, and ex-offender-led mentoring programs

12 am: Free lunch for those who register

1 pm: Workshops on re-entry, theater and arts programs in prison, and expungement

2pm: Workshops on violence interruption, dance and art instruction in prison, mentoring/job training and restorative justice at Curt's Cafe/Evanston, and expungement

3pm: Final Panel on mass incarceration: its place in history and its effects on the US today

These panels will be led by a wide variety of groups and individuals from around the city, including NEIU faculty members, students, and alumni, as well as community leaders, organizers, and activists.

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LWH 4062, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL
60625

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