Club Going-Ons:


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Leslie Lozada, Editor in Chief

School isn’t just for classes. Here at NEIU, we have a lot of events from different departments that are around different campuses. From clubs, frats and university wide events, here are some events that are coming up: 


Club Going-Ons:


The International Club

Every Wednesday, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., 

Main Campus, LWH 1001

Expect to learn a lot from different cultures, travel around Chicago and see things from a new perspective. 

Club events: There is a planned event for Oct. 22 at Jonamac Orchard. Transportation will be provided, as well as tickets, you will have to purchase your own food. Please reach out to the president of the club Tenny, for more information about the event, as well as the International Club in general at this email, [email protected]


Accounting Club

Every other Tuesday, 2 – 3 p.m., 

Main Campus, CBT-149

If you are interested in accounting in any form, check out this club. You can email the president of the club, Bernado Luna for more info, at [email protected] 


Pinoy Club

Every other Tuesday 2 – 3 p.m.,  

Main Campus, LWH 1001


Pride Alliance 

Every Monday, 2 – 3 p.m.,

Main Campus, TBD

Club events: On Oct. 10, There is an LBGTQ+ Faculty panel, 2 – 3 p.m. via Zoom.


Student Media Board 


The Independent

Every Tuesday, 3 – 4 p.m., 

Main Campus, E-049

Club events:

The deadline for receiving articles for the next issue is Tuesday, Oct. 11, which is the date for the production meeting.



Every other Friday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., 

Main Campus, E-041

The meeting time is subject to change. For more information about how to join Seeds, you can contact the Editor in Chief, Clay Cofre, at [email protected]

Club events: There will be a meeting on Oct. 7.


Que Ondee Sola (QOS)

Every Monday, 1 – 2 p.m., 

Main Campus, E-041 (Time subject to change)

The meetings are free to the public, as Que Ondee Sola will take submissions from current NEIU students, the greater Chicagoland area and from out of state. For more information about Que Ondee Sola, you can contact the Editor-in-Chief, Robert Johnson, at [email protected]


Crossover Club events:


Coming Out Day Pride

Oct. 11, time TBD,

Main Campus, location TBD

A collaboration between Pride Alliance and Q Spot. There will be board games, and peer wellness coaches at the event.


Music Corner:



Thursday Night Live

Every Thursday at 10 p.m.


Thur 10/6 – there is no band

Thur 10/13 – Push Puppets – Indie Pop/Rock



Fine Arts Center Gallery “Where She Comes From”

Oct. 4 – 28,

Check out this exhibit which involves artists from India and the U.S. On Thursday Oct. 6, there is an artist talk and reception, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. The talk itself will be from 6 – 7 p.m.



3:05 – 4:05 p.m., Oct. 4, Oct. 11,

Main Campus, B-159

This space is for people who Identifies as LGBTQ2IA+. 


6th Annual Medical Organization for Latino Advancement Conference (MOLA) Latino Health Symposium

5:30 – 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7,

9 a.m – 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8,

Main Campus, Student Union

MOLA will have their conference on the main campus. The Friday event is for the research, presentations and networking section. The Saturday event will be centered around four areas involving Latinx health, public health and infectious diseases, LGBTQ+ Health, cancer and chronic diseases and structural barriers for healthcare. Sign up ahead of time, prices range up to $200, so check which ticket applies to you.


Campus Wide Events:


Tuesday Oct. 4


Audrey Reynolds Distinguished Teaching Award Lecture: Pamela Geddes

3 – 4:30 p.m.,

Main Campus, Student Union-103

Pamela Geddes, the associate chair in the biology department, will give the lecture, which is free for the public.


Tango with Winnie

3:05 – 4:05 p.m.,

Main Campus, Recital Hall

Professor Susan Tang is joined by Hugo Satorree and Janine Lee,an international violinist. If you’re interested in listening to, and dancing to tango, feel free to join in on this interactive event. 


McNair and University Honors Program Information Session

3:05 – 4:05 p.m.,

Main Campus, B-146

The McNair Scholars and University Honors Program will be hosting an information session about these two programs, with current members from both programs also being available for a Q&A.


Wednesday, Oct. 5


Chicago Film Society “Vengeance is Mine” (1984)

7:30 – 9:30 p.m., 

Main Campus, Auditorium

Film is in 35mm, from director Michael Roemer. Tickets are $5 for people with NEIU IDs, $10 for the general public.


Free STI Testing

2 – 6 p.m.,

Main Campus, Pedroso Center


Thursday Oct. 6

NEIU Graduate Open House

6 – 8 p.m.,

Main Campus, Alumni Hall

The first open house in three years, come check out this fun and informative event that will have support services for prospective graduate students.


Friday Oct. 7


Breast Cancer Walk-a-Thon and discussion

12 – 3 p.m.,

CCICS, lower level conference center

The discussion will be at the conference center, which will also include snacks and giveaways.


Monday Oct. 10

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: Afro Cuban Dance: Ruth Page Dance Series

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.,

Main Campus, Recital Hall 

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts will present a free class centered on Afro Cuban and African movement. 


Wednesday Oct. 12

Chicago Film Society: “Shanghai Blues” (1984)

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.,

Main Campus, Auditorium 

Directed by Tusi Hark, presented in 35mm. Tickets are $5 for people with NEIU IDs, $10 for the general public.


Thursday Oct. 13

NEIU Orchestra

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.,

Main Campus, Recital Hall

This is a free performance.




Student club organizations like Accounting Club and International Club can place an ad in the Independent for $25. If you are interested in advertisements for your student club organization, campus events, or other events, either via the Independent printed issues, the Independent website, or social media, please contact Leslie Lozada at [email protected] for more information. We are currently doing bundle rates, if you would like to place an ad in the paper for the rest of the semester.