When people work and put forth effort, they want to know that it actually accomplished something. The discipline of evaluation has arisen to measure whether almost any endeavor—a class, a non-profit organization, a university degree program, a policy, a product, business, etc.—is being effective and getting the hoped-for results.
Mattison, B.A. in Elementary Education ’92 and M.Ed in Interdisciplinary Studies in Curriculum and Instruction ’04, will use her professional experience and National Louis University education to support primary education in Uganda.
Carida “Pilar” Arteaga, National Louis University student and veteran of the U.S. Navy, was invited to participate in the pre-game coin toss for the Northern Illinois University (NIU) vs. University of Toledo football game on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Arteaga, a Chicago native, entered the Navy in 1994 and after six deployments she retired as Petty Officer 1st Class in July 2014. Arteaga is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Management.
Joining Arteaga is her brother Jesus Arteaga, a student at NIU. Mr. Arteaga served a total of eight years in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman.
For Andrew Cline, joining the military to “do something bigger than yourself” is the same reason he chose to go into teaching. He’s an NLU student veteran.
For Anthony Clark, an NLU graduate who’s teaching special education at Oak Park and River Forest High School, the responsibility and leadership he learned in the military made for a “natural transition” into teaching.
Everyone is invited to contribute non-perishable food to NLU’s Annual Holiday Food Drive. Now through Dec. 11, you can place canned goods, boxed foods and dry goods in boxes near the reception desks at all Illinois campuses.
Michael Cobb sees his job as providing much more than a bed for the homeless–although his position as executive director of Hesed House in Aurora, the largest shelter in Illinois outside Chicago, encompasses that.
Cobb, who is president of National Louis University’s Alumni Board, also oversees a full range of services to help people take back their lives, according to a profile of him this month in Naperville Magazine.
National Louis is going on the road to meet alumni, let them know they are a valued part of the NLU community and encourage them to participate in alumni events. What’s more, you can arrange for the alumni team to visit YOUR office, school or workplace.
Kimberly Michaelson, NLU’s Director of Alumni Relations, recently visited with NLU alumna Alexandra Nicholson, Ed.D., superintendent of West Northfield School District 31, where almost 100 NLU alumni are employed. Michaelson went to two District 31 schools to thank them for their support of the University. Nicholson is a member of NLU’s National College of Education Advisory Council.
National Louis University and College of DuPage announced Oct. 30 they are partnering in a 3+1 program that enables students to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from NLU with all courses completed at COD’s Glen Ellyn, Ill. campus.
The new degree is designed for students who are working toward either an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Human Services Generalist or A.A.S. Addictions Counseling degree at College of DuPage.
In October, LinkedIn, the popular career-oriented social media site, launched its University Rankings and University Finder for people seeking a college whose graduates get jobs in their chosen fields.
This is a rubber-meets-the-road test unlike any other rankings system, and National Louis University performed extremely well. To gauge the results, LinkedIn taps into its own database of 300 million members and identifies the universities they attended and the desirable employers they work for. It then determines which universities produce the highest number of alumni who work for desirable employers in the fields in which they pursued their degrees.
Grocery stores and restaurants often have leftover, perishable food that must soon be eaten or thrown out. Meanwhile, many people in need go hungry.
NLU Criminal Justice and Human Service students recently directed some of that food to the needy when they spent time packing for The Food Circle, a non-profit which tries to prevent food waste and connect the food with people in need of resources.