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Metra Employee Trains His Sights on Writing Student Spotlight: Jarrett Sardin

(This Student Spotlight was originally included in the M.S. in Written Communication program monthly newsletter, Write On! If you’d like to receive the newsletter, please email CASWriters@nl.edu)

Write On! proudly focuses on some of the talents, skills and accomplishments of our very own students. This Student Spotlight is on Jarrett Sardin. He talks about how the M.S. in Written Communication program has helped him in his job with Metra.

NLU student Jarrett SardinWO! When did you begin the M.S. in Written Communication program?

Jarrett: I began the program in the winter of Jan 2016.

WO! What have been some of your favorite classes in the program and why?

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Now Playing: NLU Student’s Live Lit and Music Showcase Student Spotlight: Stephanie Rogers

(This Student Spotlight was originally included in the M.S. in Written Communication program monthly newsletter, Write On! If you’d like to receive the newsletter, please email CASWriters@nl.edu)

Write On! proudly focuses on some of the talents, skills and accomplishments of our very own students. This Student Spotlight is on Stephanie Rogers. She is married, mother of a teen son and the creator/ producer of Story Jam, a local live lit showcase.

Student Stephanie RogersWO! When did you begin the M.S. in Written Communication program at National Louis University?

SR: I am on the slow train in this program! I started two years ago, and I’m only halfway through.

WO! What have been some of your favorite classes?

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Student Takes 7th Place in NASA International Debate Competition Sarina Craig, president of NLU Debate Society, participated in online debate

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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.

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NLU Donates Dresses to Realize Prom Dreams for Girls in Pilsen Partnering with Project Embrace, NLU gathered dresses, shoes, accessories

IMG_8120Students 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 »

Students, Prof Visit D.C., Brief Congress on Children Crossing U.S. Border Alone They presented data on surprising reasons children come, comment on U.S. policy

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Jasmina Nuhanovic and Sonianne Lozada recently traveled to Washington, D.C. with Lauren Heidbrink, Ph.D., to brief Congressional representatives on the issue of unaccompanied children crossing the border into the U.S.

 

By Jasmina Nuhanovic and Sonianne Lozada

We recently had the opportunity to take our classroom knowledge to the national stage.

We are both graduate students in the M.A. in Public Policy and Administration program, and have been working for months with our professor, Lauren Heidbrink, Ph.D., on the issue of unaccompanied minors crossing borders into the U.S.

In February, we traveled with Dr. Heidbrink to Washington, D.C. to inform members of Congress and their staffs on her research with young migrants in Central America and her assessments of U.S. foreign policies on development and migration in the region.

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Student Spotlight: Why Elizabeth Kearney Has The Best of Both Worlds She loves teaching kids during the day and adult graduate students at night. Here's what keeps her motivated, and what reading teachers do for fun

 

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NLU student Elizabeth Kearney is working towards her doctorate in Reading, Language and Literacy.

When NLU student Elizabeth Kearney finishes her dissertation in the Ed.D. in Reading, Language and Literacy program, she will have two masters degrees and a doctorate in education.  What does one do with that kind of firepower? In this Q and A, she told us what makes her get up in the morning, which NLU professors inspired her and where her passion lies.

NLU:  Elizabeth, could you tell us where you work now, and what you’re doing?

Elizabeth Kearney:  I work for the Chicago Public Schools as a part-time second grade teacher.  I also work for Concordia University as an adjunct faculty member, teaching in their Master of Arts in Teaching program. I teach literacy courses.

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What I hope to do with my master’s

shutterstock_191262146Being halfway through the awesome M.S. in Written Communication (MSWC) program, I have already created and begun implementing a post-graduation plan of action. A few months ago I took advantage of the adept services offered by the Career Development Office here at NLU and had my resume critiqued. My job has now become looking for a job, and the CDO was instrumental in assisting me in crafting a first-class resume that I can submit with total confidence to potential employers.

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