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.
See full information here.
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.
By Steve Zemelman, Ph.D.
NLU adjunct professor and director of the Illinois Writing Project
National Louis University’s Illinois Writing Project (IWP) is one of the most active and widely praised affiliates of the National Writing Project, a network of university-based professional development programs for educators. The IWP works with teachers across Chicagoland, providing workshops on teaching writing, summer leadership institutes, conferences, kids’ summer writing camps and consulting to help schools achieve in-depth improvement in writing instruction.
Accomplished IWP teacher leaders help teachers make writing meaningful and engaging for students. They guide teachers to organize their classrooms to address students’ individual needs and actively teach and support writing, rather than just make arbitrary assignments and mark them up with comments kids don’t learn from. Students’ writing becomes an authentic use of their voices to communicate with real audiences, and a tool for learning in all subjects. Kids begin to plead for more writing time, rather than moan about dreaded assignments.
NLU student Sarina Craig placed well in a NASA international debate competition.
Sarina Craig, president of the NLU Debate Society, recently finished in seventh place in the Top Speakers category in the Binghamton University 4th Annual Online Debate Tournament in conjunction with NASA Astrobiology Debates.
Craig and other students from around the world debated the resolution: “An overriding ethical obligation to protect and preserve extraterrestrial microbial life and ecosystems should be incorporated into international law.”
Results from the tournament can be viewed here.
Amanda Leftwich, a graduate of NLU’s P.A.C.E. (Path to Academics, Community and Employment) program, is realizing her dream to work in early childhood education.
She’s the first graduate of P.A.C.E., a program designed to meet the transitional needs for young adults with multiple intellectual, learning and developmental disabilities, to be employed caring for infants and toddlers at a Rush University Medical Center daycare center. Continue reading
Students in NLU’s Association of Latino Scholars gratefully accepted shimmering satin gowns and dresses with yards of tulle throughout April, in an effort to help girls with limited financial resources attend their high school proms.
The Association of Latino Scholars partnered with Juana Ballesteros and Project Embrace, which have been helping girls in the South side Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods of Chicago to attend prom since 2011. Continue reading