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Student Leadership Development to host virtual trivia game night for NEIU community

Student Leadership Development to host virtual trivia game night for NEIU community

April 30, 2020

After a long week of cramming for finals, Northeastern Illinois University students, faculty and staff pre...

Journalist on antisemitism comes to NEIU

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

April 27, 2019

At the end of 2018, there was a swastika drawn on a door in the Ronald Williams Library, just a few weeks after the synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead. NEIU facilities were notified to clean the swastika up, the event was printed in the Independent’s blotter and administration sent out an email with a statem...

Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh Servant Leadership Lecture

April 11, 2019

The University community is invited to the Annual Mossadegh Servant Leadership Lecture featuring Ardeshir Babaknia, M.D., on Thursday, April 11. Babaknia will speak twice: at 3 p.m. in the Pedroso Center (B 159) followed by a reception, and at 6 p.m. in Mossadegh Hall in the College of Business and Management followed by a reception and book-signing. An Iranian-American physician, Babaknia also is a celebrated autho...

Coming Out of the Shadows: A Celebration of Bravery

April 9, 2019

The University community is invited to the Pedroso Center at 3 p.m. April 9 for a listening hour of DACAmentation, a podcast on immigration topics, followed by an UndocuResource Expo. Snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre, The Angelina Pe...

Reproductive Justice Speaker: Chitra Panjabi

April 8, 2019

Join us for a conversation on Reproductive Justice & Human Rights. Monday, April 8, 2019 12:55-2:10 Pedroso Center What does Advocacy for Reproductive Justice Look Like Today? Speaker: Chitra Panjabi Former President/CEO of SIECUS – Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US (Washington DC) Chicago Abor...

Let’s Celebrate! Dr. Pedros’s Birthday

March 28, 2019

Location Pedroso Center, B 159

NEIU community poses for

NEIU Hosts LGBTQ+ History Month

October 23, 2018

Throughout the month of October several NEIU departments and clubs hosted events for LGBTQ+ Histo...

Definding The Box: Individual and Team Creativity {Leadership Pathways Workshop}

March 1, 2018

Description: Leadership Pathways Workshop !! Come and learn more about leadership and creativity. Dr. Yunly, Assistant Professor of Management at CBM will be our great speaker. We will be welcoming everyone Thursday, March 1st, at 4:45 PM in Pedroso Center (B-159) This is a talk you DO NOT want to miss, and yes it's...

Alternative Spring Break to kickoff next year

Alternative Spring Break to kickoff next year

October 31, 2017

Applications have gone up for the 2018 Alternative Spring Break program, a series of trips that students...

Some of Denice Frohman’s poems can be found on her website, She is currently performing on several other campuses. She is scheduled to appear at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA on Nov. 2.

Embracing ‘Accents’: Denice Frohman

October 31, 2017

In her red plaid shirt and black jeans, Denice Frohman passionately and comedically recited her poem ...

Idiocy Taken Seriously – What Reaction Represents

Peter Enger, Staff Writer

October 3, 2012

  The Asian/Global Resource Center at NEIU featured a one-hour talk and discussion titled “When Idiocy Is Taken Seriously: The Case of Muslim Reaction to an Obtuse Film” given by Dr. Mateo M. Farzaneh on Tues, Sept. 25, 2012 from 3 to 4 pm.  Dr. Farzaneh has been at Northeastern (NEIU) for two years, and teaches...

LGBTQA Resource Center: More Than Just A Center

Juan Manuel Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 6, 2012

  The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Questioning and Allied (LGBTQA) Resource Center is the first of it’s kind here at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), and Director Anthony Papini can’t wait to show NEIU what he has in store for this exciting new school year. After the opening of the Pedroso Center in June of last year, many under-represented groups on campus rallied for a space to call their own, and now a year later their visions are coming to fruition. Papini’s excitement and dedication is evident. His goals for the new year mainly center around “outreach and visibilty. “If at the end of the year, students find the LGBTQA Resource Center to be a safe, comfortable place to hang out and we build awareness on campus about issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and ally development then we did a good job!” When the question of what the center will be doing further into the future, Papini responded that he“would like to see the center grow and match the needs of the university, which might include hosting an LGBTQA Research Symposium, working with alumni of NEIU to develop a scholarship for queer-identified students, or seeing the center doing greater outreach into the community to help increase recruitment and retention of LGBTQA students.” Papini has planned a Big Gay and LBTQA Picnic on Thursday, Sept. 6, which is a part of Fall Into Fun week as well as an “amazing Guest Speaker for National Coming Out Day” on Oct. 11. Along with these major events, the center will be hosting regular coming out support groups, as well as transgender/queer discussion groups, held weekly. Papini looks forward to working with the Pedroso Center and other outlets in order to help promote awareness of the center and those involved. “We absolutely are going to collaborate with the other Resource Centers – after all, it is the five Resource Centers that make up the Pedroso Center. It's at the root of who we are as a division and department. We are all interested in exploring the intersection of identities and want to challenge NEIU students to think about their own identities as well as the identities of other members of the community.” To which he added “After all, everyone has a sexual orientation, a gender identity, and a racial or ethnic identity!” Papini encourages anyone interested in learning more about the center to visit their facebook page which can be found by searching for NEIU LGBTQA Resource Center, as well as their website at:

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