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Calendar from Feb. 27th till 13th of March

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Welcome to the Independent Campus Calendar. Find out what events are happening, where and when. This and our online calendar are for events happening on any of NEIU’s four campuses, as well as off-campus events hosted by NEIU clubs, organizations, alumni, departments and staff.

Young Suk Lee: Thou and I: Feb. 13 to March 16 on Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Fridays: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. Young Suk Lee’s wildly expressive and fantastical computer-based sculptures are brought to life through viewer interactions such as touch, movement, and sound.

Money Smarts Financial Workshops: Feb. 27 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Lech Walesa Hall 4029. Project Success is sponsoring a “Money Smarts” Financial Literacy Workshop Series. Contact Project Success at TRIO for complete information regarding session availability and registration deadlines.

Black Women’s Liberatory Pedagogies: Resistance, Transformation, and Healing Within and the Beyond the Academy: Feb. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Golden Eagles Room. Please join NEIU Professors Bethea, Perlow, Scott and Wheeler for a discussion of their recently published book. This interdisciplinary anthology sheds light on the frameworks and lived experiences of Black women educators.

Black Women’s Liberatory Pedagogies: A community conversation: Feb. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Ronald Williams Library Cafe.

Afro Latinidad: Feb. 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Pedroso Center, B-159. The event is sponsored by Phi Iota Alpha, Inc., The Beta Chapter of Theta Chi Omega National Multicultural Sorority, Inc. and The Sigma Eta Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Come learn more about the Mosaic of Latino America and witness traditional Afro-Latino dance and music. Drinks and food will be provided!

Ability Awareness Day: Feb. 28 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m in the Recital Hall. Ability Awareness Day promotes support and inclusion of students of all abilities. Guest speakers will use humor and educational insight to learn more about (dis)abilities as well as the experiences from fellow NEIU students.

Definding The Box: Individual and Team Creativity [Leadership Pathways Workshop]: March 1 at 4:45 p.m. in the Pedroso Center.  Come and learn more about leadership and creativity. Dr. Yunly, Assistant Professor of Management at CBM will be the great speaker. We will be welcoming everyone. This is a talk you DO NOT want to miss, and yes, it’s spelled “Definding,” come Thursday to see why.

Stage Center Presents: Episode 26: March 1 through March 3 at 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. THE STORY: Remember those glorious days of Saturday morning sci-fi serials at the local bijou: Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon? Here is an affectionate and extremely ingenious send up of the genre. Our hero is Buzz Gatecrasher and he finds himself on the Planet Darvon with our sweetheart and his, Hillen Dale, and with Dr. Art Deco, the obligatory dotty scientist. Darvon is ruled by Vaknor, a cross between Darth Vader, Ming the Merciless and Dracula, who fancies himself Emperor of the Universe. With the help of Arno, the winged King of the Hawk People, Buzz vanquishes Vaknor and saves the Universe only to be reminded by the announcer that we all have to tune in next week for Episode 27! (Samuel French, Inc.)

Inner City Studies Club Recruitment: March 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at CCICS. For those interested in being a part of an organization primarily geared towards liberation, economic prosperity and social uplift come join us. All are welcomed.

NEIU Pre-law event: Depaul College of Law: March 6 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m in Student Union 217. Join the Pre-law Society in welcoming three law schools to NEIU this March. These visits will provide you the opportunity to meet their admissions representatives and learn more about the admissions process and requirements.

#MeToo Moment and Momentum: How Do We Make the Deeper Changes around Sex, Gender, Race and Power?: March 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., location TBD. The speakers will include Dr. Nancy Matthews, professor, Justice Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies; Terrie Albano, freelance journalist and NEIU alumnae; Dr. Vicki Byard, professor, English.

Maya Spirituality & Pyramid Workshop: March 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Student Union 216. During this hands-on lecture, Gina will guide attendees through the creation of stone mini-pyramids that they can take home and teach about the importance of locations such as rivers, lakes, caves, mountains and pyramids in spirituality. Up to 20 attendees will create their own pyramids, first come, first served. Additional attendees are welcome to observe and listen to the talk.

Spring 2018 Film Screenings at Northeastern Illinois University: March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. This spring is our ninth season of film screenings on campus sponsored by the Chicago Film Society. All screenings will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the NEIU Auditorium and the films will be presented on 35 mm using the best possible prints from studios and archives. Tickets are $2 with an NEIU ID and $7 for the general public. For more information and details about each film, visit: or

NEIU Pre-law event: NIU College of Law: March 8 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Fine Arts 153. Join the Pre-law Society in welcoming three law schools to NEIU this March. These visits will provide you the opportunity to meet their admissions representatives and learn more about the admissions process and requirements.

Monthly Volunteering at Breakthrough Ministry Food Pantry: March 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The pantry is located at 3344 W. Carroll Ave. Are you interested in volunteering outside of school? This event is open to everyone! Join our monthly volunteering event at Breakthrough! If you are interested please fill out the following link:

Relocating the Difference: Fake News and Fact in the Age of Trump: March 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Location TBD. The speaker will be Dr. Tim Scherman, professor, English.“Fake news”—or more specifically, the newly pervasive difficulty in establishing the difference between what we used to call “fact” and political opinion—has dominated the media since the candidacy of the current president and became, for lack of a better word, “serious,” in the summer of 2015. In this conversation, I hope to inspire further consideration of the material means by which the whole problem is persistently, if in some cases inadvertently, maintained, along with the putatively “apolitical” business model at its base.

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