SO MUCH GOING ON! Membership Meeting Tomorrow and Last Day for Regalia Too!

Hey Folks,

I’m going to be sending out some reminders on tons of stuff over the next few days, but FOR 9/3 please remember there’s a Membership Meeting at 3:00 in the Lower Level Library Classroom. We are going to talk about Time Reporting and implementation of the new contract. And we are going to meet the new executive board! Wear green!!

ALSO, 9/3 is the last day if you plan to check out the regalia program Quimei Xu is organizing this year. I’m forwarding the Targeted on that below so you have the details.


And see everybody tomorrow,


From: NEIU Targeted Announcement
Date: Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 11:21 AM
Subject: The Academic Regalia Program

To: NEIU Community

From: Qiumei Xu, Special Assistant to the President

Re: The Academic Regalia Program

This is a reminder that a representative of Jostens (our current vendor for regalia rental) will be on campus September 2 and September 3 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. in Village Square to take measurements and orders for the Academic Regalia Program. President Hahs is pleased to be able to continue the Academic Regalia Program this year, enabling faculty to purchase their academic regalia for Commencement at a reduced price. The program is open to all Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, and Instructors, as well as Administrative and Professional employees who are also invited to participate in NEIU Commencements.

Under this arrangement, the university will cover half the cost of the Sussex model. This is a much higher quality gown, hood, and headgear than what we currently receive as a rental. In addition, your regalia will be custom-fitted to you. The estimated cost to each faculty member will range from $350 to $450. You may also order replacement pieces for regalia you already own. Jostens is licensed for many institutions with custom regalia; however, Jostens is not licensed for all institutions, which means they must try to replicate certain universities’ colors. If you prefer to order your regalia directly from your terminal degree-granting institution rather than using the services of Jostens, the university will reimburse you for half the cost up to $500, but not including sales tax. Upon receipt, care and maintenance of regalia will be your responsibility.

In the long term, this program will result in cost savings for the University by reducing the number of regalia rentals each year. More importantly, it represents the University’s investment in faculty.

Please direct all questions to Qiumei Xu @