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Yearly Archives: 2017

Six Tips on How to Succeed in College Start the year strong with these quick tips

By Amoni Reynolds, Graduate Assistant in Office of Student Experience

Whether you’re starting college for the first time or returning, it’s helpful to initiate good habits now and put things in perspective. In this upcoming year, we want you to flourish and enjoy the journey toward your degree. Start with these six easy tips and ways to succeed in college. 

  1. Get Organized

Organization is key to academic success. Knowing when you have papers and projects due is important for passing coursework and keeping up with your grades. Having the syllabus handy will allow you to plan ahead and give yourself the proper time to complete all assignments and get good grades. Continue reading »

Alum of Written Communication Is Teaching, Published in Jet, Ebony, Jane Keeping you up to date with what NLU alumni are doing in their fields

Zainab Karim, M.S., graduated from National Louis University’s Master of Science in Written Communication program and is now teaching at the college level and doing freelance writing.

Zainab Karim, who graduated from National Louis University’s Master of Science in Written Communication program in 2015,  is a professor of English and Psychology and a freelance writer. Her articles and short stories have been published in Jet Magazine, Ebony, XO, Jane, Revelist, Abernathy Magazine and The Liberty Project, to name a few. Below, Zainab shares a bit about her journey in the Master of Science in Written Communication program.

Q: Did you have a concentration and goal for completing the program?

A: Yes, I wanted to become a novelist. My master’s thesis was the beginning of a novel that I am still working on. I also wanted to be a freelance writer, which is a goal I was able accomplish after I graduated. Continue reading »

Alum adds ‘doctor,’ ‘school board member’ to his resume Alum receives Ed.D., is elected to school board in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, a Milwaukee suburb

Todd Beadle ’11 received a double jump in his professional life thanks to encouragement from the NLU community. First it was his doctoral degree. Most recently it was his run for school board.

Beadle, who received an M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in 2016, was recently elected to the school board of the Brown Deer School District, a public school district serving four-year-old kindergarten through 12th grade students in Brown Deer, Wis.

Beadle is also the President/CEO of Saint Joseph Academy, a private Catholic elementary school and early childhood education center on the southside of Milwaukee, and a senior ministry advisor for Felician Services in Chicago, providing support to lay leaders working in Felician Sisters’ sponsored ministries across North America.

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Making Family Memories in the Old Neighborhood Alum wins grant for family-friendly movie series in underresourced Cincinnati communities

Amber Kelly ’15, Ph.D. in Community Psychology, knows the importance of making memories. So she’s back in her hometown of Cincinnati working on a new project that promotes family and community closeness.

“As a kid, I grew up going to the movies with my family — it was one of our favorite pastimes. I have seen my old neighborhood change, especially as businesses have left. This included the movie theater that I frequented with my family,” recounted Kelly.

Kelly’s project is FamilyFlickn, a series of movie-going experiences in the Bond Hill, Avondale and Roselawn neighborhoods of Cincinnati tailored to parents and their kids. This movie-going experience includes everything you might expect — popcorn, drinks and candy. But FamilyFlickn adds a little twist by showing these movies inside a party bus.

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NLU’s Pluymert Offers Insight on National NBC News She gave viewers perspective on a case in which teachers dragged a 7-year-old with autism

National Louis University’s Katalin (Kathy) Pluymert appeared on the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Aug. 15 to offer insight on an Ohio case in which a teacher and teacher aide at an Ohio school forcibly carried a 7-year-old boy on the autism spectrum who had been acting out on the playground. The incident was caught on the school’s video, and shows the two teachers carrying the boy by his hands and feet, then later dragging him by the ankles into the principal’s office.

Among other comments on the national news show, Pluymert told a reporter about the need to deescalate the situation and keep the child and others safe. Continue reading »

Want to Become a Licensed Professional Counselor? Here’s What to Expect on Exam

The counseling profession offers a chance to help others transform their lives for the better, and most counselors find it extremely rewarding.

To become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), you will need to do two things.

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Succeed at Career Fairs By Preparing, Following Up And More Use these tips to make an impression

 

By NLU’s Career Development Department

Many job seekers find there are times when they’re not getting much response from employers. That’s when it’s time to put another strategy in play: career fairs.

Career fairs give you that opportunity to meet face to face with employers and make your first impressions count. Use the eight tips below to make a positive lasting impression and stand out amongst other candidates. Continue reading »

NLU’s McCormick Center Launches Tool to Compare States on Early Childhood Standards See which states rank best

As states around the nation try to boost the quality of early childhood education so that that young children (birth through age 8) have the greatest chance to be successful in school and in life, the McCormick Center at National Louis University has just created a tool for measuring states’ efforts.

The McCormick Center developed the tool, called the  Leadership Education for Administrators and Directors (L.E.A.D.) Early Childhood™ Clearinghouse, as a source for information about early childhood program leaders. It is part of the L.E.A.D. Early Childhood™ Collaborative, which was launched in 2016 to identify and close the gap in  preparation for early childhood program leaders. Continue reading »

Program Spotlight: Why The MBA Focuses On What Drives Business Now Director Catherine Honig explains why leadership important to students and organizations

In business, leadership is paramount. Businesses look for those who will drive change, make key decisions and inspire an organization to greater success.

It’s something NLU’s College of Professional Studies and Advancement has recognized. It focuses its acclaimed MBA program on leadership, offering curriculum tracks and career development to help students sharpen their skills and increase their employability. Accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), the program continues to provide students with key business skills in areas such as finance, economics, marketing and strategy. Continue reading »

Writers’ Workshops July 15 and 22 Feature Five Well-Known Authors, Journalists This could be what prompts you to conquer writer's block

Maudlyne Ihejerika of the Chicago Sun-Times will lead a session at the 2017 Writers’ Workshops, sponsored by National Louis University’s M.S. in Written Communication program.

If you’re a writer or aspiring writer, inspiration from professional scribes can provide literary caffeine to energize your writing. Join five engaging Chicago journalists and/or writers, who will get you charged up on Sat. July 15 and Sat. July 22 at National Louis University’s Writers’ Workshops. Maudlyne Ihejerika of the Sun-Times, author of “Escape from Nigeria,” will present a workshop July 15 on “Sharing Extraordinary Stories from Ordinary People.” Rick Kogan of the Tribune will also present “Creating Captivating Profiles” on that day. Continue reading »