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Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry & Research

Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry & Research (USOAR) is a program that helps fund and support undergraduate students who have designed their own research or artistry project. Funds can be used in a variety of ways, such as purchasing special equipment or studying abroad. To receive funds, project proposals are due October 2, 2015. For more information, contact the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) at ugresearch@niu.edu or 815-753-8154.

Student Engagement Fund

The Student Engagement Fund (SEF) is a collaborative effort by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to provide funding for students working on faculty-mentored research projects and to support undergraduate student engagement project. The deadline for the spring 2016 application is October 15, 2015. Applications can be found on the SEF website. For further information, visit our website or contact Michaela Holtz at 753-8155 or Dave Ballantine at 753-7969.


Events

Graduate School Preparation Seminar (GSPS)

NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the Summer Research Symposium from 8:30AM to 1:00PM on Saturday, October 3, 2015 in the Yordon Center, McCareins Auditorium.

Any student interested in finding and applying to a graduate/professional School, taking the GRE and other tests, creating a personal profile, and utilizing campus resources are invited to attend. The event will include lunch, multiple sessions, networking opportunities, give aways, and more! Online registration can be found on the GSPS website. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning at 815-753-8154.

GRE Basics Workshops

Students planning to take the GRE are encouraged to attend the GRE Basics Workshop. This workshop will be held twice during the fall semester: (1) Tuesday, October 13 from 10:00am to noon, and (2) Friday, November 20 from 1:30mp to 3:30pm. Each session will be held in Altgeld 125 and will cover the same materials, including what the GRE is, the sections offered, types of questions, and basic study tips. Students attending will receive the GRE Test Prep Book. Registration cost and details can be found on the GRE Basics website. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning at 815-753-8154.