The Independent

Jenn Lee

Jenn Lee

March 25, 2019

Jenn Lee writes creatively for herself and others, particularly her younger self, many of her topics focus ...

The 2018 edition of SEEDS has launched

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

May 16, 2018

NEIU’s literary arts journal SEEDS 2018 edition premiered at the launch party in the Golden Eagles room on May 3rd.  The launch party was open to the public and sent out invites via email to the contributors. Editor-in-Chief Airam Velasquez could not attend; however, Jenn Lee, managing editor, took the floor. Lee opene...

Campus Connect

Campus Connect

September 4, 2017

Organization Fair September 5th-6th Noon- 4 pm in University Commons Come check out student...

President’s Pen – .:Seeds:. Literary & Visual Arts Journal

October 3, 2012

  Linda E. Monacelli - President Hello! My name is Linda Monacelli, and I am the Editor-in-Chief and Poetry Editor of Seeds Literary & Visual Arts Journal of NEIU. I am an English, Secondary Education major and have been a member of Seeds since its official launch in January 2011. I chose to join Seeds because I wanted to meet people, and I didn't want to work on my art, poetry and painting, in a vacuum. I deeply believed, and still do, that art is neither inspired nor created in solitude.  Without doubt, seclusion for an artist is important, but far more important are the inspiration and support of community. Our vision at Seeds involves bringing together local writers and artists to form an active and nurturing creative environment where art can happen and become a collection that people can admire, enjoy, and study. We want to inform budding writers and artists that their work is important, and we want to help them get their work published, perhaps for the first time in their creative careers. We are now collecting submissions for our fall/winter journal. The deadline is Friday, October 12th, no later than midnight. Anyone interested in submitting work may view the official guidelines at Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions, comments, concerns. Rachel L. Deahl – Vice President Hi, my name is Rachel Deahl, and I'm the Vice-President and Fiction Editor of this budding journal. I'm an English major with an ambition to be a paid, published author. I started at NEIU in Fall 2010 looking to be part of something great, and I found it at Seeds. As a senior now, I have seen the great work that Seeds has done through promoting events such as “More Business of Being Born,” with Ricki Lake talking about birthing activism, and creating an artistic community for the student body through publication in our journal. Seeds is another step in my writing career where I get to collaborate with great creative minds. My future ambitions include graduating with my Master’s in Creative Writing, Writing and Publishing, or perhaps a Master’s in Communication. Before transferring to NEIU, I graduated in fall 2009 with an Associate of Arts Degree in Literature, with Honors, from Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. At Wright, I was a layout designer, officer, and literary editor of The Wright Side, the school's literary magazine. In addition to being an officer of Seeds, I am the Treasurer of Sigma Tau Delta Phi Upsilon, NEIU's chapter of the International English Honors Society, Secretaryof SGA, and a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)....

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