Univision has profiled NLU alum and current high school teacher Kenneth Bares, who said he was inspired to go into teaching because school was one of the only places he felt safe during a childhood marked by poverty and instability. Continue reading
Who says winter is no fun? National Louis University’s Vito Dipinto, Ed.D., has been featured on WCIU-TV Channel 26.1’s “The Jam” television show on Jan. 3, and in the Daily Herald Newspaper on Dec. 22, for his Frozen Fun Winter Science Activities.
Dipinto, an associate professor in National Louis University’s National College of Education who prepares graduate students in education to become science teachers, offered the tips to families with children who are home from school on Winter Break. 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
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
Chicago Sun-Times reporter Maudlyne Ihejirika highlighted National Louis University’s Pathways at NLU program Nov. 8 in her story, “NLU’s Pathways program key to record jump in the college’s applicants.”
The story profiled two Pathways students, Jairo Melendez and Jazeline Alize. Melendez explained he had been working third shift in a factory trying to help his family and wondering how he could possibly afford college. When he heard about NLU’s Pathways program, he realized it was his chance to escape the factory for a possible career in law. Continue reading
The Chronicle of Philanthropy has featured the $2.5 million gift which Mary Bullock ’54 and ’64, left to National Louis University.
A kindergarten teacher who walked to work even in howling winter weather, Bullock spent 40 years teaching in School District 45, based in Villa Park, Ill. She bequeathed the gift to NLU’s National College of Education, which will use it as an endowed scholarship fund to support scholarships for early childhood educators. Continue reading
NLU President Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., was honored with the AARP 50@50+ Illinois Award and featured in a gallery of award winners in Crain’s Chicago Business on Nov. 6.
AARP called Megahed and the other recipients “champions of leadership” and hailed the fact they are breaking perceptions and building possibilities.
The magazine noted that Dr. Megahed has launched the New Urban University Coalition, which uses shared knowledge and findings to improve higher education for urban students. It also noted that NLU welcomes older adults and retirees, which has resulted in a student population in which 12 percent are over the age of 50, three times the average at colleges statewide.
The other 49 honorees included leading business people, CEOs, doctors, writers, tech entrepreneurs, nonprofit executives, artists and musicians.
Topics in the news, Broadway musicals, presidents, great films and literature are all subjects which members of National Louis University’s Lifelong Learning Institute discuss and learn about, wrote Mike Isaacs in the Chicago Tribune’s Skokie Review newspaper.
The article, “Seniors, retirees expand learning opportunities through unique peer learning program in Skokie,” describes how one or two students coordinate and lead each class. In this “peer learning” or “shared inquiry” model, the student leaders may read from newspapers or a text, and then spark a discussion on the topic. Continue reading
Two national media outlets have named National Louis University one of the fastest growing universities in the nation in terms of student applications.
NLU reached the #2 ranking in the nation for growth in student applications over a 10-year period. MSN Money and 24/7 Wall St., a financial news company, published the rankings, compiled from National Center for Education Statistics data. Continue reading
The Wheeling Park District needed more soccer fields, and National Louis University had an abundance of green space on its Wheeling campus.
Thus a partnership was born, as announced in the Daily Herald article “Wheeling Park District partnering with National Louis University to share facilities,” on Sept. 19, and the Journal-Topics article “National Louis, Park District Team Up to Serve Community” on Sept. 26.
Both papers quoted NLU president Nivine Megahed, Ph.D.
“Our beautiful campus has green space on the northeast side of the property, and the park district needs fields to meet the growing demand for soccer, so it was a natural partnership,” she said in the Daily Herald. Continue reading