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Welcome Back from the College of Arts and Sciences!

As I walked around campus on the first day of classes, it was wonderful to soak in the energy
and excitement of you, our students, both new and continuing, bustling on the Commons and in our buildings. You are what makes Northeastern a vibrant academic environment and a great place to teach and work. Truly, there is no other group of students that can compare to Northeastern students.

We in the College of Arts and Sciences welcome you and wish you a rewarding academic year
filled with learning, adventure, exploration and growth. May you make the most of being here!
We encourage you to pursue your passions and to choose your courses of study to answer the
questions that interest you most and to cultivate the skills that will help you achieve your life
goals and impact the world in ways you hope.

Sometimes students may wonder what career paths their degrees in the humanities, social
sciences, fine arts, or the sciences will open for them. Rest assured, employers look for people
with the skills you’ll be developing.

And know that we are here to support you. If you feel lost or discouraged, as can easily
happen, know that you have help here. Just stop by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s
Office in Room BBH 158, and we’ll help you or direct you to help.

For now, take a breath and enjoy your time at Northeastern and know we got your back!

Tim Libretti, Acting Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Interim President Announced

During a public meeting of the Northeastern Illinois University Board of Trustees on Friday, June 23, 2023, Dr. Katrina E. Bell-Jordan was named interim president of the University for a one-year period beginning July 1, 2023. Read more.

Argonne Scientists Partner with Chicago Community Organizations to Track Climate Change Impacts

The first CROCUS meteorological station was recently installed on a rooftop at Northeastern Illinois University, where students will be actively working on the project. View the WTTW News story.

Peace Corps Prep Program

Northeastern Illinois University is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Peace Corps to bring the Peace Corps Prep (PC Prep) program to the University.

Beginning in Fall 2023, all undergraduate students will have the opportunity to earn a certificate from the Peace Corps in one of the Peace Corps’ six sectors: education, health, environment, agriculture, community economic development and youth development. 

For more information about the program, please visit the PC Prep web page or contact Northeastern’s PC Prep Program Coordinator Dr. Denise Cloonan Cortez de Andersen at peacecorpsprep@findlaycoffee.net

The Physics of Kayaking: Where Professor Greg Anderson’s Passions Meet

Professor and Chair of Physics Dr. Greg Anderson, in addition to being an accomplished physicist, is also a skilled kayaker. These two passions intersect and feed each other in fascinating ways. Recently Dr. Anderson was featured in Kinute magazine, where you can read about the confluence of physics, kayaking and teaching in his mind and experience, as well as his adventures on the sea confronting meat-eating eating mammals and more.