education

From sergeant to student   Colleges step up efforts to ensure veteran success

The transition from military to civilian life, though often a happy turning point, poses special challenges for veterans who have had their formal educations interrupted by military service. Local college leaders say veterans face hurdles to getting restarted in higher education because they are no …

Student veterans find support on many campuses

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The following schools, a mixture of public, private, two- and four-year colleges in Illinois have chapters of the Student Veterans of America. Some organizations are known by unique names, but are affiliated with the SVA. A-M Adler School of Professional Psychology – Chicago Argosy University …

Colleges, universities highlight programs that set them apart

Area schools  participating in this guide share news  of their  programs and achievements.   University of Illinois at Chicago: Can your degree really change the world? Ask Sheila Vemmer. She is a daughter. She was in the Navy. She will be an Urban Planner. Sheila …

Open houses Colleges welcome prospective students to visit campus

Northeastern Illinois University: You are invited to Northeastern Illinois University’s Spring 2014 Open House on Thursday, March 6 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Explore all the opportunities that Northeastern has to offer both undergraduate and graduate students. You’ll learn about our majors and programs in …

Spring, summer test dates on the horizon College entrance test dates set

College admissions tests — the ACT and SAT — are a huge part of the college application process for high school students. School counselors typically provide students with the lowdown on when to take these all-important tests. In addition, most public high schools offer the …

Reducing  transfer tension Illinois initiative helps students get the credits they deserve

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BY KAREN HUELSMAN For Sun-Times Media Some parents of today’s college students tell horror stories of time and money that “went missing” when they transferred from one college to another. Just 15 years ago, predicting what completed course credits a second school in Illinois would …

Deciding if graduate school is right for you

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Graduate school has long been a place that professionals turn to when looking to give their careers a boost. However, the recent recession left many professionals wondering if graduate school would help or hurt their chances of finding a more challenging or fulfilling job. As …

College entrance test dates set

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ACT Sign up online (actstudent.org/regist/) or use the packet provided by your high school counselor or found in your school’s college guidance office. The cost is $36.50 for the test without a writing portion and $52.50 for the exam with the writing test. Fees include …

College fair puts campus atmosphere at your fingertips

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There’s no argument Navy Pier’s Festival Hall is a big place. But it’s possible to navigate through the fair’s hundreds of colleges pitching their programs at the free National College Fair on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. One of the simplest and most …

Set priorities for the college experience

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College representatives enjoy talking to prospective students. And their answers to thoughtful questions can help a student make a good college match. Following are selected suggestions from The College Board. 1. How would you characterize the majority of students? 2. What do students like most about your …

NACAC 2013 Chicago National College Fair colleges and universities

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International American College Dublin - Dublin, Ireland 907 The American University of Paris - Paris, France 1018 Bath Spa University - Bath, United Kingdom 728 Birkbeck, University of London - United Kingdom 1100 Brunel University - United Kingdom 1102 Concordia University - Montreal, Canada 511 ESSEC Business School - Cergy Pontoise Cedex, …

How to master Twitter

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SET IT UP Choose your handle. You can be as public or as close to your given name as you wish, and you can change it later. Pick a password and make it complex, but something you’ll remember. Also get in the habit of changing …

MBAs work beyond the core to boost job chances

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You said you would bring wine to the party, and are now staring at rows of bottles in the supermarket, completely confused by your choices. Recent MBA grad Dominic Blank and his business partner Joseph Sheahan, who met as classmates in the University of Illinois …

Summer research gets students out of the classroom

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Today’s job market requires some kind of in-the-field training, primarily through student internships or research projects. Most area universities offer intriguing opportunities in the summer for undergraduates to get started in their fields -- from the sciences through the humanities and even in criminal justice. …

Roosevelt professor wins American Real Estate Society medal for scholarship in real estate discipline

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John McDonald, professor of real estate in the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University and the Gerald W. Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Real Estate, was awarded the prestigious David Ricardo Medal by the American Real Estate Society (ARES) at its annual conference …

Moraine Valley student named 2013 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar

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Justina Pauplyte, a student at Moraine Valley Community College, has been named a 2013 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. The Orland Hills resident will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a special medallion from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, which sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College …

How colleges help undecided students pick a major

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Today the spiraling cost of tuition and the specter of years of indebtedness from college loans are strong incentives for students to complete an undergraduate degree in four years. But what if they are undecided about their future career and find themselves at a crossroad …

IU Northwest students will present public affairs research findings at spring forums 

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The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University Northwest invites students, academic researchers, and working professionals to the Spring 2013 Research Forum, with upcoming sessions planned for March 20 and May 1.    The forum provides an opportunity for attendees to collaborate …

Grant expands Columbia College Chicago’s compost program

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Columbia College Chicago was recently awarded a grant by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to implement a more comprehensive composting program across campus. This $5,000 grant will allow the college to reach more of the campus with the goal to divert 13 tons of food scrap waste from landfills in 2012-2013, almost double the 2011-2012 school year’s achievement of seven tons.

Colleges help students prepare for careers of the future

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Health care, computer and information technology, and criminal justice are among the fields that are expected to require the greatest number of skilled workers. Local colleges and universities are moving fast to get students ready in new courses of study.  

On the move? Transfer credits to your next school

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Today’s students are on the move — seguing from a community college to earn a bachelor’s degree in a four-year institution, moving from one school to another that’s a better fit or going back to school to complete a degree or learn new skills. And …

Huskies fall to Florida State in hard-fought Orange Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Florida State running back Lonnie Pryor ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns as Northern Illinois saw its 12-game winning streak snapped, 31-10, by the Seminoles on Tuesday night in the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. Florida State quarterback …