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When NIU hosts the annual conference of Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education, this year with a theme of “Reshaping Latino Access to Higher Education: Realities, Challenges and Opportunities,” two milestones will take place. Coming to campus Friday, April 29, the event is the first to take place outside Chicago – and, of course, it...
Lilia Fernández
Lilia Fernández, author of “Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago” and associate professor in history at the Ohio State University, will visit NIU at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3. Fernández will present a paper titled “Latino Panethnic Politics in Chicago: Social Activism and Grassroots Origins.” Simón Weffer-Elizondo, associate professor...
NIU’s Mentoring for Academic Success/Freshmen Receiving Experience and Study Habits (MÁS/FRESH) peer mentoring program is currently seeking volunteer peer mentors for fall 2016. The program is designed to provide a welcoming environment and a “home away from home” atmosphere for first-year Latina/o college students by providing social, cultural and academic support. Mentors will assist Latino...
De Mujer a Mujer: Latina Assistance Program logo
De Mujer a Mujer: Latina Assistance Program focuses on providing academic support to increase the retention and graduation rates of Latinas on campus by offering programs, activities and leadership opportunities that foster self-confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem. Over the years, De Mujer a Mujer (a translation for “woman to woman”) has created opportunities for Latina college...
Barsema Hall
As part of the celebration of Latino Heritage Month, the Latino Resource Center – in partnership with the NIU College of Business – will host the first Latino Business Panel from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in Barsema Hall 301. The panelists are Raquel Vega, Martha Dominguez, Roberto Carmona and John Rico, three...
On Sunday, May 3, the Latino Resource Center hosted the third annual Latino Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2015. Thirty-six Latino-descendant students were recognized. Together with family, friends, and Northern Illinois University advisers and faculty, about 100 people celebrated the students’ achieving the goal of a college degree. Introducing the event were Katrina Caldwell,...
From left: Second-year students and Latino/a Law Student Association members Gilberto Ruiz, Alicia Ayala, Claudia Cisneros and Danesa Tamayo stand with LLSA faculty adviser Professor Robert Jones.
Northern Illinois University’s College of Law has been named a Top 5 Regional Law School for Latina/o Students by Lawyers of Color, a minority legal organization. The school will be featured in the inaugural edition of the Latina/o Students Guide to Law Schools 2015, published by Lawyers of Color. Lawyers of Color previously recognized NIU...
Building on a strong tradition of progressive leadership, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management has welcomed Luis Santos Rivas as the new director of the Latino Resource Center. A native of the Dominican Republic, Santos Rivas earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering from World University in Santo Domino and a master’s degree in strategic...
NIU Latino Heritage Month 2014
Latin culture is imbued with passion and profusely expressed in art, dance, music, and literary contributions, and NIU continues to celebrate all of it with ongoing fun and inspiring events through Oct. 17. NIU’s Latino Heritage Month has a rich tradition of festivity that includes a “Reverse Career Fair” where students interview employers, the second...
El Grito!
During the early hours of Sept. 16, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church, calling everyone to fight for independence. To mark the anniversary of this occasion each year, Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. At NIU, El Grito is planned from 5 to 10...
Book cover of “Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: Preparing and Retaining Highly Effective Teachers”
La Vonne I. Neal is ready for action. Ready to disrupt cultural disparities in education. Ready to upend the rising numbers of students of color leaving high school without diplomas. Ready to remove institutional obstacles that dissuade people of color from becoming teachers. Ready to enact potentially transformational remedies. The dean of the Northern Illinois...
Latino Resource Center logo
A candidate for the position of director of the Latino Resource Center will be on campus Monday, April 14, for interviews. The campus community is invited to attend open forums for this candidate and provide feedback. Academic partners, members of the presidential commissions, and all other department staff are invited to an open forum from 8:30 to...
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