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NLU #IAmAnImmigrant Event Stands With All Who Came Here Students celebrate the many cultures which contribute to making America

By Rachel Waymel, Assistant Professor of English, Undergraduate College

 

National Louis University's Wheeling campus celebrates immigrants' contributions.

Students at National Louis University’s Wheeling campus celebrated the #IAmAnImmigrant day of action to honor immigrants’ cultures and contributions.

Joining with college students across the nation, National Louis University participants championed immigrants on October 24, the third annual day of action for the national #IStandWithImmigrants group.

NLU’s  Wheeling campus was filled with delicious food, music, and conversations as students, faculty and staff took part. The day of action is part of #IAmAnImmigrant’s year-long initiative to recognize and celebrate contributions that immigrants have made and continue to make to the U.S. The student organization Educators Rising, an NLU chapter of the national group by the same name that focuses on preparing future educators, learned about the day of action and quickly decided to participate in the event. Continue reading »

Honor Veterans Day With NLU Activities November 5-9 Write notes to veterans, light a candle, play games, join a social event

Veterans Day, which falls on Sunday, Nov. 11 this year, gives us all a chance to step up and be appreciative of the hardships and sacrifices America’s military members and veterans have made for our freedoms.

All National Louis University students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Nov. 5-9 activities leading up to Veterans Day, with a special welcome for student veterans and military-connected students. Continue reading »

Arts in the Dark Parade Steps off Saturday; You Can March or Watch The parade begins at 6 pm at State and Wacker, travels south on State Street

National Louis University will participate for the first time in Chicago’s Arts in the Dark parade  Saturday at 6 p.m. on State Street.

NLU students, faculty and staff are invited to watch or march with the University’s contingent as the parade moves south from Wacker (north of the Chicago Theatre) to Van Buren (near the Harold Washington Library).  Continue reading »

Narrative Medicine Workshop To Feature NLU’s Joanne Koch Technique helps patients to feel understood, doctors to understand

Narrative Medicine for Medical Professionals graphic.

Patients in healthcare settings sometimes feel that medical professionals aren’t fully understanding them and the challenges they are battling. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, on the other hand, may face the challenges of having to treat many patients in a limited time period.

The concept of narrative medicine has arisen in the past few years to bridge this gap. Writing stories can help patients and medical professionals, enhance communication and set the stage for finding meaning. Continue reading »

Learn How to Get Started in Writing Oct. 24 at MOSAIC magazine party NLU's M.S. in Written Communication program's literary magazine will be released

If you’re interested in writing, you’re invited to hear celebrity writers tell “How I Got Published, How You Can Get Published” at an event Wednesday, Oct. 24 at National Louis University.

NLU’s Master of Science in Written Communication (MSWC) program welcomes all writers, teachers of writing and aspiring writers to attend a writers’ party and celebration for  MOSAIC 2018, featuring the best published work of MSWC writers in this yearly anthology. Continue reading »

Join Us to Hear Dr. Pam Grossman Argue For Core Practices in Teaching Prominent teacher educator incorporates core practices in her curriculum

As colleges of education prepare the next generation of teachers, they incorporate both classroom learning and opportunities for the teacher candidates to get out in front of their own classrooms and practice.

National Louis University’s National College of Education has been exploring methods of field-centered preparation of new teachers. To advance the discussion, NCE is hosting Pam Grossman, Ph.D., dean of the UPenn Graduate School of Education, to give a talk entitled “Moving Towards Practice in Practice-Based Teacher Education” on Friday, Sept. 14 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Atrium at NLU’s Chicago campus, 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. All are welcome, but you must RSVP here for the free program. Continue reading »

Weekend Center Launches; Earn a Degree One Saturday Per Month Students can earn Master's or Ed.D.; in-person classes supplemented by online learning

National Louis University Lisle campus.

Earn a master’s or Ed.D. degree by attending class one Saturday per month at the Weekend Center at NLU. The monthly Saturday classes are supplemented by online learning between sessions.

You’re busy. You have to go to work, take care of your family and keep your household running. Still, you want to earn an advanced degree to boost your career, advance to a fulfilling position and improve your family’s situation for the long haul.

National Louis University has created a solution: the Weekend Center at NLU. By devoting just one Saturday a month to attending a class and completing the balance of coursework online, students  can earn one of the following master’s or doctoral degrees: Continue reading »

New Series Offers Beginning Teachers a Support System From Profs You can offer input to 'Advanced Practices for Early Career Teachers' in June 13 livestream Q&A

 

Dominic Belmonte.

Dominic Belmonte.

Standing in front of your own classroom for the first time has been compared to a high-wire act. National Louis University’s National College of Education wants to offer early career teachers support as you move forward in this journey.

NLU is launching the Advanced Practices for Early Career Teachers series to provide ongoing, structured mentoring and professional learning that’s specifically designed to meet your needs as a beginning educator. Continue reading »

Tribune’s Mary Schmich, Pulitzer Winner, Tells Writers Her Muse Joanne Koch, Ph.D., interviews Schmich during M.S. in Written Communication annual talk

By Dawn Barreto-Brown

Mary Schmich.

Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich came to National Louis University to speak to writers. It was part of NLU’s Pulitzer Prize series.

On a recent spring evening, students, alumni and admirers of Mary Schmich gathered at National Louis University’s Chicago campus to hear the Chicago Tribune columnist and 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner share humor and insight.

“I am one of those people who always think that nobody is going to come listen to me,” said Schmich. “Thanks for proving me wrong.” Continue reading »

Hear Pulitzer Prize Winner Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune She'll speak as part of National Louis University's M.S. in Written Communication program's series

If you love good writing, you may already be a fan of Mary Schmich, beloved Chicago Tribune columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner. Whether you’re familiar with her or not, join National Louis University Monday evening, April 30, to hear Mary talk about writing, life, foibles, wonders and what it’s like to win the granddaddy of competitions for writers.

The event is part of NLU’s M.S. in Written Communication program’s annual Pulitzer Prize lecture series, designed to foster an appreciation for good writing. Continue reading »