One of the most common misconceptions about alcohol consumption among college students is thinking they can still be in charge of their actions once intoxicated.
A few years ago Beyonce and Jay Z visited Soldier Field during the summer for a stop on their “On the Run” tour. A friend and I scored awesome seats and planned to have a couple pre-concert cocktails before heading to the show. When I arrived she was still getting dressed and never got the chance to make a drink before the Uber driver arrived. Instead, she decided to fill up a water bottle with vodka and take it in the cab with us. After downing about three quarters of the standard 12-ounce bottle during the 20-minute ride, we arrived at Soldier Field and got our tickets scanned into the venue.
NLU educators and administrators were at Rolling Meadows High School for High School District 214’s launch of the Educator Prep program. They witnessed two dozen students indicate their interest in teaching by joining the program.
National Louis University and High School District 214 in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs partnered to launch a first-of-its-kind in the nation program called Educator Prep.
It allows high school students, as early as freshman year, to declare their intention to become teachers, and supports them through high school and then college, through to employment as an educator in a primary or secondary school. Continue reading
By Peter Ploegmann, NLU Library and Learning Support Specialist and ADA Specialist
One Sunday last August, my wife and I were looking for a new place to live. Scents from the other apartments and laundry facilities in the building where we lived were making my wife ill. As a result, she was no longer able to be in the building for extended periods of time.
At one open house, within about two minutes of entering, we had to leave due to the aroma of air freshener. Even this limited exposure caused my wife to have a severe reaction. She had to recuperate outside for a while before we could get in the car and leave. She remained symptomatic throughout the rest of the day and week. Continue reading
Jacqueline Samuel, from left, Amanda Leftwich, Arne Duncan and Matthew King posed for a photo at the Reach Awards. Duncan received the Pioneer Award, while the others received the Reach Award.
NLU alumni, donors and friends arrived at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Hotel Tuesday to honor one of the United States’ most influential education leaders and three NLU alumni who are exercising their knowledge and leadership in ways that bring positive change to communities.
As guests arrived, they greeted classmates and friends during a cocktail hour dramatized by the Sofitel’s sleek architecture. After they took their seats in a huge ballroom beautified by pink orchid sprays on the tables, Emcee Karen Jordan, an anchor at ABC7 News, introduced NLU President Nivine Megahed.
Mike Koldyke, founder of the Golden Apple Foundation, Patricia Koldyke, Illinois First Lady Diana Rauner and NLU President Nivine Megahed celebrated NLU’s successes at the Reach Awards.
“Education, more than ever, is our strongest vehicle for economic opportunity. It is our strongest hope for social equity,” Megahed said, explaining how NLU has created the Harrison Professional Pathways as a quality program, at an affordable price point, to help students from modest-income homes attain their bachelor’s degrees. Continue reading
Cynthia Schumann, Ed.D., community policing sergeant for the Chicago Police Department and adjunct professor at NLU, is an expert in domestic violence prevention.
Travel blogger Nancy D. Brown couldn’t sleep because the screaming voices of a man and woman came right through the wall of her hotel room. The couple, who were in the next room, were engaging in a heated fight, which threatened to turn violent.
Brown called the hotel’s front desk when she heard a baby cry, but the hotel receptionist didn’t quite know how to handle the situation. Eventually, Brown learned that Cynthia Schumann, Ed.D., an NLU adjunct professor as well as a community policing sergeant at the Chicago Police Department, developed a learnwithluma.com online training course on domestic violence prevention for managers and front-line workers in the hospitality industry, which has unique risk factors for domestic violence.
“Domestic Violence no longer remains behind closed doors,” said Schumann, as quoted in Brown’s blog. “That is why it is important to realize, recognize, respond and refer to acts of domestic violence, their victims and their abusers appropriately, safely and knowledgeably.”
By Consiglia Intile, Assistant Director of Career Services
As a job seeker, you may come to dread the very notion of networking with valuable LinkedIn connections. After all, these people may hold the keys to your career, provided you make the right first impression. To help remedy your nerves and provide a nice confidence boost, let’s explore some common do’s and don’ts of connecting on LinkedIn.
Do: Research your potential networking contacts and their companies
This is the first step job seekers should take prior to any conversation that is started on LinkedIn or any other networking venue. Job seekers should review the employer’s and the connection’s page and identify something they enjoyed reading or found interesting or instructive. These items can serve as the basis for an initial conversation. Also, adding a question about their background experience can show your connection-to-be that your intent is to learn from them. Forming a friendly relationship in which you are appealing to your connection’s expertise is often an effective way to network. Continue reading
The issue of campus safety has made headlines in the past year, but a recent ranking confirms that National Louis University is one of the safest schools in Illinois.
Reboot Illinois reported that Niche.com, a rankings website which factors both student surveys and publicly-available data into its rankings, has listed NLU as 6th in the state for campus safety, with a possible score of 4.2 out of 5.
The 4.2 score was higher than many of the other universities, large and small, public and private, urban and suburban, on the list. There are 148 colleges and schools of higher education in the state, according to the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
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NLU’s annual gala Reach Awards fundraiser was featured on ABC7 News Tuesday, minutes after the event itself took place.
Karen Jordan, an ABC7 News anchor, emceed the event, introducing NLU President Nivine Megahed, as well as other dignitaries.
NLU presented its Pioneer Award to former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Reach awards to three alumni. Continue reading
The National Society for Leadership and Success, a student honor society, honored two of its members in the NLU community with scholarship awards.
Samuel Lankah received a National Society for Leadership and Success scholarship.
Samuel Lankah received the Emerging Leaders Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. He will be earning his Master’s in Healthcare Administration degree next month. Continue reading
Two speakers with powerful stories will address NLU graduates at Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, June 12.
Mawi Asgedom, who survived war in Africa, a refugee camp and personal tragedy, persevered and graduated from Harvard University. He is an author and inspirational speaker, motivating students to leadership and success. He will speak at NLU’s National College of Education Commencement.