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Yearly Archives: 2019

Watch Lunar Eclipse Sunday, NLU Science Club Advises The moon may appear blood red, says student-led group

 

It’s time to get your binoculars and camera phone ready. This Sunday, Jan. 20,  a total lunar eclipse will take place and National Louis University’s student-led Science Club wants you to see it.

“We in Chicago, as well as half the world, will be able to see it if it’s clear outside Sunday night,” said Roy Kaelin, assistant professor of science for NLU’s Undergraduate College. Continue reading »

Tribune’s ‘Best of 2018’ Features Kendall Instructor Jim DeWan DeWan writes a 'bitingly' funny column highlighting food and recipes

Crispy, cheesy, crunchy, salty–who could resist this kind of deliciousness?

Certainly not James DeWan, assistant professor at Kendall College of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at National Louis University.

DeWan has been penning a witty and informative column called “Prep School” for the Chicago Tribune since 2005. His “Cheese Toast” column, originally printed Dec. 20, featured the recipe for the parmesan- and cheddar-sprinkled gems and proved so irresistible to Tribune food writer Joe Gray that he selected them for his article,  “10 Best Recipes of 2018.”

In the cheese toast column, DeWan acknowledges his colleague Belinda Brooks, assistant professor of baking and pastry at Kendall, who creates the quickly-disappearing bites for the bread basket at The Dining Room at Kendall College.

You can find DeWan’s past and recent “Prep School” columns for the Tribune online here. They discuss a staggering range of food-related topics, like the difference between taste and flavor, how to avoid baking mistakes, why it’s important to choose certain potatoes for French fries and fry them twice, how to impress people and save time by chopping with two knives at once, and dozens, maybe hundreds, more.

DeWan also has made videos for the Tribune, including this one showing movie critic Michael Phillips how to spatchcock a chicken for roasting and this one showing columnist John Kass the technique for making an omelette.

DeWan also noted the Tribune’s food critic, Phil Vettel, praised Kendall alum Rebecca Pendola for her dessert creations at Virtue restaurant in Hyde Park in his recent review. As an instructor, that’s something DeWan can savor.

NLU Ranks Highly in Educating Military Veterans College Factual ranks NLU No. 7 in Illinois for military-connected students

National Louis University ranks seventh in Illinois, out of 65 colleges, in College Factual’s 2019 Best Colleges for Veterans rankings. That places NLU in the top 10 percent of colleges and universities in the state for veteran friendliness, according to College Factual, which performs data analytics for colleges and universities. Continue reading »

‘Inside Higher Ed’ Features NLU President’s Advocacy for Students Dr. Nivine Megahed wrote an opinion essay for the national magazine

Deeply concerned about an uptick in government bureaucracy that is likely pushing students out of college, National Louis University President Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., wrote an opinion essay outlining her thoughts on the situation.

Inside Higher Ed, a national magazine covering higher education, published Megahed’s essay Jan. 8, providing national exposure and highlighting the real-world cost of raising the paperwork bar for students. Continue reading »

Tribune: Criminal Justice Prof Says Shooting Victims’ Moms Help Seek Clues Richard Schak, chair of NLU's program, formerly worked as homicide detective

A recent Chicago Tribune article shed light on the experience of Chicago mothers who have lost children to the city’s senseless shootings. The article, “75 Shot: Mothers of the slain keep waiting for the call even when cases grow cold,” profiled mothers who regularly telephone the detectives working on their slain children’s cases, and detailed the fact that mothers often beat the bushes to help find clues. They search Facebook, post flyers and ask neighborhood people for information. Continue reading »