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What does Veterans Day mean to you?

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National Louis University salutes all military veterans who have served and continue to serve our country. Veterans Day is a public holiday held on the anniversary of the end of World War I (November 11) to honor U.S. veterans and victims of all wars. In recognition of the importance of Veterans Day, we asked one of our student veterans, “What does Veterans Day mean to you?”

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Key considerations when identifying a military-friendly college or university

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For just about anything we do these days, there’s a list of frequently asked questions that most of us research before pursuing a specific decision or action. However, it’s not often that there is a list of those questions that are NOT asked frequently, but SHOULD BE. With this in mind, below is a list of non-frequently asked questions for military veterans pursuing their degree. These questions will provide you with additional insight into elements of your higher education that you should consider when searching for a “veteran-friendly” college or university.
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Making the transition from troop to student

Veteran_Transition_banner_6Nov2013As the country concludes more than a decade of fighting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, thousands of recently discharged troops are returning home. Many veterans are faced with the dilemma of what to do upon their return.

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Perspectives on early childhood education (videos in English & Spanish)

Teri Talan, Ed.D., Director of Policy Initiatives at NLU’s McCormick Center, recently discussed the importance of early childhood education and the challenges faced in this area, as well as how parents and entire communities can make a positive impact.  This program aired on Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

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Consulate General of Mexico awards scholarships to benefit NLU students of Mexican origin

Carlos Martín Jiménez Macías, Consul General of Mexico in Chicago, and Monica Haydee Ramos, Student Success Coach

Carlos Martín Jiménez Macías, Consul General of Mexico in Chicago, and Monica Haydee Ramos, NLU Student Success Coach

In October, Carlos Martín Jiménez Macías, the Consul General of Mexico in Chicago, presented National Louis University with an award of $30,000 in scholarships as part of an effort to assist students of Mexican origin. NLU will award 15 scholarships of $2,000 to Harrison Fellows or Pioneer scholars in undergraduate programs.

Christine Quinn, Ph.D., Provost, accepted the award in an official ceremony along with Monica Haydee Ramos, Student Success Coach and coordinator of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) Becas award. Under the leadership of Generosa Lopez-Molina, Ph.D., Vice Provost of Academic Programs and Faculty Development, Ramos applied for the IME award because of the organization’s strong commitment to the community and its investment in students’ success.

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NCE professor gains new insight on trip to Mongolia

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Ask the average American about Mongolia and you might not get much beyond Genghis Khan — if you’re lucky. You could’ve counted NLU Professor Kristin Lems in this large group not in the know until October 1, when she traveled to Mongolia as part of a project to help teachers of English language learners in this exciting setting.
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Tackling the vocabulary of math and science in the Common Core

el-nov13-leftNLU Professor Peter Fisher, Ph.D., and Camille Blachowicz, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Reading Leadership Institute and NLU Professor Emeritus, have a co-authored an article published in this month’s issue of Educational Leadership, “A Few Words About Math and Science.” You can read it here.

NLU preparing reading tutors at Howard Area Community Center

hacc 2Learn more about how tutors in the HACC After School Reading Program are getting training at NLU to help school children from Gale Math and Science Academy in Rogers Park improve their reading skills.

Meet Rojah Wilkerson, a student in the NLU Veterans Program

Rojah WilkersonTell us about yourself.

I’m originally from St. Louis, and currently live in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. I’m 24 years old. After I completed my undergraduate degree, I joined the U.S. Navy and was active for more than one year. Now I serve in the Navy Reserves. I recently enrolled at National Louis University and am pursuing a Masters in Science and Written Communication. I have about 1.5 years until I earn my degree. When I graduate, I’d like to pursue publishing and be a book editor or work in the public relations field.
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