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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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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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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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