No. 12

Northeastern Neighbors
Northeastern hosts early voting in advance of Primary Election
El Centro, Main Campus locations for those registered in Chicago
For the first time, El Centro will be a site for early voting before the 2016 Illinois Primary Election. Early voting at El Centro began Feb. 29 and will continue through March 12 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Main Campus also will host early voting from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March 9 to 11 in Student Union 003 by the cafeteria. Early voting at these locations is only available to those who are registered to vote in the city of Chicago. Voter registration will also be available at these two location as well.
Arbor Day Foundation honors NEIU for tree-friendly campus
Last month Northeastern received the 2015 Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for establishing and sustaining healthy community forests. The University's commitment to trees on its campus helps significantly reduce the amount of energy it needs to generate and also cuts down on carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Learn more about this distinction on our website.
Free counseling services available to NEIU neighbors

For the 17th year, Northeastern's Department of Counselor Education is once again providing free couples and family counseling. Counseling services take place on a limited first-come, first-serve basis and is provided by students currently enrolled in the M.A. in Family Counseling program who are taking an advanced clinical course under the direct supervision of our Counselor Education Family program faculty. Families and children are seen in our Wellness Center, located at the Main Campus, on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during the spring 2016 semester. If you know of families who are having difficulties with their children, or couples looking for counseling, premarital counseling, or a couple wellness check up, please have them contact Evelyn Zatkoff,, for an appointment. All counseling services are strictly confidential and free.

Reserve your gardening plot today at NEIUGround
Registration is now open for plots in the NEIUGround community garden. Learn how to grow your own food and share what you learn with students, faculty, staff and fellow neighbors in the community. People interested in gardening at NEIUGround do not need any gardening experience. Membership is $85 per year and includes a 4-by-8-foot plot, some supplies and gardening lessons.
March events bring music, movies and more
Don't miss the fun and excitement on campus this month. Here are some noteworthy events that we hope our neighbors will enjoy.

Northeastern Illinois University is and will always be a community ally. For more than five decades, Northeastern has been a North Park neighborhood anchor and a vital, positive citizen of the community, making available its green space, arts and cultural events, as well as adult and children's learning opportunities.

This electronic newsletter was produced by
Northeastern Illinois University's Office of the President.
For more information about the university's commitment
to being a good citizen of its community, click here:  NEIU Neighbor