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NLU Helps Launch Network to Prep Great Teachers for All Students NCE Dean Rob Muller a founding member of Illinois Ed Prep Impact Network

Five deans of Illinois colleges of education, including Robert D. Muller, Ed.D., of National Louis University’s National College of Education, have formed the Illinois Ed Prep Impact Network to ensure that every child has access to quality teachers.

The colleges will collaborate to elevate the teaching profession and improve teacher readiness. They collectively prepare 18 percent of the state’s new teachers, and they plan to invite more colleges of education to join them. Continue reading »

WBEZ Radio Features NLU’s Mingo on ‘What My Students Taught Me’ Emotional story highlights need for teachers to respond quickly to students

In a moving, in-depth interview, WBEZ Radio has featured National Louis University’s Ericka Mingo, Ph.D., telling the lesson she learned from a remarkable NLU student.

WBEZ, which is the National Public Radio station in Chicago, included Mingo in its “What My Students Taught Me” series. It features teachers from kindergarten to college talking about that one student they can’t forget. Continue reading »

CBS-TV Chicago Quotes NLU’s Rich Schak on Criminals Gaming System Criminals found a way to evade electronic monitoring bracelets

The court system sentences some convicted criminals to electronic home monitoring as a way to reduce the jail population. And while the bracelets are supposed to ensure the convicted individuals are confined at home, some found a way to hack the system by unplugging the bracelets from their home and plugging them into a power source in their cars.

CBS-TV Chicago reporter Brad Edwards came to National Louis University’s Richard Schak, director of the Criminal Justice program, for expert commentary and analysis of the situation.

See the CBS Chicago video footage here.

Learn more about National Louis University’s B.A. in Criminal Justice program

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 »

NLU Alum Earns NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award Darrell Williams '16 selected by Office of the Secretary of Defense for recognition of his contribution to equal opportunity

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

NAACP Board Members with NLU alum

NAACP Board Members pose with NLU alum Darrell Williams as he earns NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award

Darrell Williams, chief of military personnel in the DISA Operations Center, received the Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award during the 109th National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Convention in San Antonio July 17.

The award recognizes individuals who distinguish themselves by promoting the tenets of civil and human rights, equal opportunity, human relations and public service.

Williams earned the prestigious award for promoting civil rights, and was honored alongside fellow recipients from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard Bureau.

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NLU’s Matsko Partners with U of Michigan, Stanford, U of Chicago Research explores optimizing effectiveness of student teaching

Schools invest a lot of time and energy in supporting teacher candidates during student teaching. They provide mentor teachers who prepare the student teachers to lead their own classrooms.  Though this practice is common, we know little about where student teachers get placed, which teachers serve as mentors, and what features of student teaching help the candidates feel prepared, as well as lead to teaching effectiveness in their first year as an in-service teacher. Continue reading »

Chasing the Stars [VIDEO] Alum’s mix of astronomy and education is out of this world.

Some people spend their whole childhood chasing after gold stars in school. Michelle Nichols ’02 wasn’t interested in the stickers on her tests — she was looking up at the night sky.

Nichols’ life-long passion for astronomy took off when she first saw the 1980s PBS series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” narrated by American astronomer Carl Sagan.

“It changed my life,” she recalled.

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Applause! Writing Students’, Alums’ Plays Appear on Chicago Stages Lucy Pabst's short play will appear at Skokie Theater this weekend

Lucy Pabst, a graduate of National Louis University’s M.S. in Written Communication program, will have her short play produced at the Skokie Theater.

The curtain is going up on “Frances, My Mensch,” a short play written by recent National Louis University graduate Lucy Pabst, on Friday, Aug. 17 during a play festival at the Skokie Theater. It is one of three plays written by students or graduates of the M.S. in Written Communication program to be produced recently on Chicago-area stages. Continue reading »

Cool Things Students Are Doing Over Summer Break From sports internships to working with kids, undergrads making summer count

For college undergraduates, summer means sun, fun and a great chance to learn and get experience worth putting on your resume. National Louis University students are diving into summer work and internship opportunities, and we hope they’re also getting a chance to do some diving at their local pools to relax when they’re not at work.

Here’s a sampling of some worthwhile experiences undergrads are pursuing this summer. Continue reading »

Kendall College Officially Joins National Louis University Read the special announcement posted on NLU website


National Louis University Announces the Completed Transfer of Kendall College’s Programs and Other Assets

Dear NLU Community,

I am pleased to announce that on August 6, 2018, Kendall College officially joined National Louis University, representing an extraordinary opportunity as two institutions who share a commitment to support students in their pursuit of meaningful professions and careers come together. Continue reading »