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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 »

NLU’s Dr. Megahed in Sun-Times: Lower Tuition Avoids Student Loan Debt Students can avoid huge loans with Pathways tuition at the $10,000 per year mark

National Louis University president Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., became concerned after reading a Chicago Sun-Times special report about recent college graduates weighed down by as much as $140,000 in student loan debt. She offered her response in an op-ed essay to the newspaper. Continue reading »

Governor Taps NLU’s Curda To Lead Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs Stephen K. Curda taught education and technology courses, led NLU veterans program

National Louis University students who took classes from Associate Professor Stephen K. Curda, Ph.D., might not have known from his welcoming demeanor that he has held a very distinguished career in the U.S. Army, or that he rose to the rank of Brigadier General before retiring recently.

Instead, students knew the tenured associate professor as a caring instructor devoted to his students, and also as the leader of National Louis University’s veterans program through his position as Special Assistant to the President for Veterans Education. Continue reading »

Crain’s Names NLU President ‘Notable Woman in Education’ President Nivine Megahed, Ph.D. included in inaugural year of the award

Crain’s Chicago Business has honored National Louis University President Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., by including her in Crain’s Custom Media’s Notable Women in Education section.

The 17 elite educators named as notable in the inaugural year of the award include a power group of women in Chicago-area colleges and universities. College presidents, deans, researchers and provosts make up the group.

The section noted that Megahed’s passion is building student-centered organizations focused on student success and empowering the most underserved to achieve social and economic mobility through education.

It also noted her previous roles as a faculty member and dean and her experience overseeing multiple institutions and campuses.

Crain’s published the “Notable Women in Education” section in its May 28, 2018  edition.

View the section as it appeared in print. 

View the online version.

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 »

How to Make Your Resume Stand Out to Employers Job-seekers, follow these updated tips to attract an employer's attention

By Consiglia Intile, Assistant Director of Career Services, National Louis University

Your resume is one of the most important documents you will send off to a potential employer. Whether you are creating a resume for the first time or simply updating it with your most recent experiences, every job seeker should spend some time ensuring that you are following these important resume rules.  Continue reading »

Student Veterans Help Others Transition to Civilian Life National Louis University students direct peers to benefits, jobs

Jamal Williams and Keith Reynolds.

National Louis University student veterans Jamal Williams, left, and Keith Reynolds host a table and provide information to help other student veterans transition from the military to civilian life.

Military-connected students at National Louis University know it takes guidance, as well as persistence, to successfully transition from a military career to one in the civilian world.

Some of them tried to bring information and resources for doing so to their fellow students this month. Jamal Williams, Keith Reynolds, Bianca Elmore and LeShawn Daniels staffed a table to welcome student veterans and military-connected students. They are members of the NLU Chapter of Student Veterans of America. Continue reading »

Prof Yates Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from School Counselors Illinois School Counselors Association honored Anna Marie Yates, Ph.D.

Anna Marie Yates, Ph.D.

National Louis University’s Anna Marie Yates, Ph.D, won the Illinois School Counseling Association’s LIfetime Achievement Award on April 20, 2018.

When she sat down to a luncheon Friday at the Illinois School Counselors Association conference, Anna Marie Yates, Ph.D., was expecting a quiet meal with fellow National Louis University professors.

Instead, she got a a huge surprise. 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.

For 25 years, Mary’s unique, warm, wise and often humorous take on our chaotic world has helped readers get through the day. Her Pulitzer Prize-winning columns and hundreds of others are collected in Even the Terrible Things Seem Beautiful to Me Now: The Best of Mary Schmich. In addition to writing three columns a week, Mary teaches yoga and co-hosts the annual songs of good cheer singalong at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Her famous column, Wear Sunscreen,  which included the advice, “Do one thing every day that scares you,” became a song and inspiration for a book. She is also well known for authoring the Brenda Starr comic strip.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Learn more about National Louis University’s M.S. in Written Communication program. 

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Recognizes NLU Alum’s Employee Excellence Darrell Williams '16 becomes first DISA employee to win two agency awards in the same year

(This story was submitted by Darrell Williams and written by Wendy Liu, public affairs specialist at Defense Information Systems Agency)

Darrell Williams, Mentor of the Year

DISA Director, VADM Nancy Norton top, poses with NLU alum Darrell Williams as he wins Mentor of the Year

DISA and Joint Force Headquarters – DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN) employees around the world recognized outstanding performance and excellence by military and civilian individuals and teams during the 2017 calendar year.

This year, National Louis University alum Darrell Williams received Mentor of the Year and his branch won Human Capital Support Services Team of the Year.

The annual awards ceremony took place March 29 at DISA Headquarters and was broadcasted using Global Video Services, the agency’s video-teleconferencing solution offered as a DOD enterprise service, allowing employees across the agency to participate. Continue reading »