Upcoming Events, Resources, & Links

Upcoming Events

Holiday Food Drive
Sponsored By The NLU Civic Engagement Center
What: Donate Non Perishable Food Items
When: November 11th – December 11th
Where: Chicago, Elgin, Lisle, North Shore & Wheeling Campuses

The holiday season is approaching fast and there are families who are less fortunate
and in need of some assistance. So, in the spirit of giving, let’s engage with our
communities and be a beacon of hope in the lives of others. We want to ensure that all
of our neighbors have a meal on their tables.

Please donate non-perishable food items such as canned goods, boxed goods, and dry
goods. Every little bit helps. For your convenience there will be boxes available at all
five campus to place your donations. Donations will be given to local food pantries.


United We Serve is President Obama's initiative to encourage all Americans to participate in our nation's recovery and renewal by serving in our communities. There are many ways to get involved. America's new foundation will be built one community at a time, and it starts with you.

Learn about the Kennedy Serve America Act, which reauthorizes and expands national service programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency created in 1993. NLU sponsors the Americorps*VISTA program and currently has a VISTA associate on staff to develop and promote the Civic Engagement Center.

Campus Compact is a national organization which supports civic engagement in higher education. 

NLU is a member of Illinois Campus Compact, which is a coalition of 40 Illinois colleges and universities under the Campus Compact umbrella. ILCC supports not only the civic development of students, but the campus as an active and engaged member of its community.

Prairie State Service-Learning Leader schools in the Chicago area are leading the way in civic engagement at primary and secondary schools. It is with the help of these schools that we foster civic engagement for the future generation.

Service-learning books and other resources are now available for faculty use. These resources are housed in the five Chicago-area campus libraries. NLU faculty may check them out as two-week reserve items.

The NLU Civic Engagement Center also has a YouTube Channel with videos of the Service-Learning Symposium and past service trips to New Orleans. Pictures of service trips to New Orleans are available on Photobucket.

Terms and Definitions



    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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