Jennifer Klapatch Totsch, Ph.D., offers suggestions to keep kids, parents and hosts happy at holiday parties.
Seeing babies, toddlers and children at holiday gatherings and family parties can be delightful—until they start crying or acting out, which can deflate holiday cheer quicker than the Grinch.
With a little planning and resourcefulness, National Louis University faculty Jennifer Klapatch Totsch, Ph.D., says you can help the little ones, as well as the grandparents and uncles, enjoy the party and make wonderful memories. Continue reading
Polls suggest Americans are more divided than they have been at any time since the Vietnam War. A National Louis University professor suggests that individuals can put positive energy toward healing that divide, even in something as simple as the gifts they give this holiday.
Toby Rajput, assistant professor and Children’s and Young Adult Literature Librarian at National Louis University, believes in the power of ideas to plant the seeds of kindness, empathy and joy in young minds. Continue reading
Does the holiday season have you feeling pensive about your current work situation? Are you tired of applying for jobs and getting few results? Perhaps you should try a different job search strategy. Eighty-five percent of career positions are attained through networking – so grant yourself the gift of gab and exercise it during the holiday season. Continue reading
Congressional candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Clarisol Duque, director of U.S. Senator Richard Durbin’s Chicago office, will be among the community leaders speaking at National Louis University’s Immigration Policy Forum on Thursday, December 7 from 6-8 p.m. in the atrium on NLU’s Chicago Campus, 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois.
Garcia, who is also a Cook County commissioner, has been endorsed by U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez for the Congressional seat Gutierrez is vacating. Continue reading
Inside Higher Ed has written about the Online Learning Consortium bestowing its award on National Louis University. Reporter Mark Lieberman noted the organization had singled out NLU’s Pathways program for its Digital Learning Innovation award.
The award recognizes “innovative approaches in addressing important challenges and barriers,” such as improving outcomes, minimizing textbook costs, targeting “bottleneck” courses and improving learning efficiency. Continue reading
Gov. Bruce Rauner, at right, and First Lady Diana Rauner award NLU student Jeremy Kwitschau the Student Lincoln Laureate for 2017. Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall of the Lincoln Academy is at left.
Each year, the Lincoln Academy of Illinois, a nonprofit organization, honors one graduating senior from each four-year university in the state as its student Lincoln Laureate. The student must have excelled in curricular and extracurricular activities.
Jeremy Kwitschau of Batavia is representing National Louis University as its 2017-18 Lincoln Laureate. Kwitschau is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems in NLU’s College of Professional Studies and Advancement. He traveled to Springfield on Saturday, Nov. 11 to receive his certificate of merit, Lincoln medallion and a $1,000 check. Gov. Bruce Rauner and First Lady Diana Rauner presented the awards to Illinois’ top students in the Old State Capitol Historic Site. Continue reading
Stacey Dixon, Ed.D., NLU Veterans and Military Program coordinator, from left, Steve Curda, Ph.D.,Special Advisor to the President for Veteran and Military Education and student veteran Thomas Lopez joined in the volunteering at the Shedd veterans garden.
The Shedd Aquarium established a Veterans Garden to honor Chicago-area veterans in the fall of 2015, and veterans, Gold Star mothers and other volunteers have been working since then to cultivate it.
On Nov. 16, NLU’s Veteran Resource Center (VRC) staff, student veterans, and other volunteers joined together for a day of service to prepare the garden for its winter rest. Continue reading
U.S. Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois, left, poses with NLU alum Lianne Paterson as she advocated for residential choices for individuals with disabilities.
After Lianne Paterson ’17 became a mother to three children—two of whom have disabilities—she started testing her wings in advocacy. Paterson earned her M.Ed. in Educational Psychology in 2016 and her Ed.S. in School Psychology at National Louis University in the spring. This month, she leveraged her knowledge as a school psychologist and her advocacy experience to meet with senators and Congressmen in Washington, D.C. Continue reading
National Louis University has earned the 2017 Digital Learning Innovation Award (#DLIAward), for its Pathways at NLU initiative. The Online Learning Consortium, a collaborative community of educators dedicated to promoting quality digital learning, selected NLU and two other institutions, as well as 10 faculty-led teams, to receive the award from among 60 submissions from around the nation.
The Pathways team was honored for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware. Continue reading
The tax plan proposed by Republicans in Congress would hurt graduate students, as well as older and non-traditional students, wrote Marty Mickey, National Louis University’s Vice President of finance, in a Letter to the Editor published Nov. 8 by the Chicago Sun-Times. Continue reading