The November NLU Alumni E-Newsletter
National Louis University Alumni E-Newsletter: November 2013


Dr. Phillip Douglas, M.Ed. Interdisciplinary Studies '00, serves as a staff-level Program Manager/Talent ManageDouglasment Specialist specialized in  administration of the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Workforce Developmental Programs. In addition he participates in the management, execution, evaluation, and coordination of competitive professional development programs to accomplish strategic goals and objectives. 

Russell Thomas Arms, Jr., M.Ed. Interdisciplinary Studies '94, and Julie ChaseM.Ed. Interdisciplinary Studies '93, were named 2013 Emerson Excellence in Teaching honorees.

Pam Reilly, the 2014 Illinois Teacher of the Year, recently spoke with NLU about her time at the university and the honor of being named teacher of the year. Click here to read the interview.
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Congratulations to Chris Wenzel '97 on winning a $50 American Express gift card for updating her contact information through our alumni website. Be sure to update your information with us for a chance to win a $50 gift card in December.

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Alumni & Friends Support Our Veterans
On November 13 alumni & friends of NLU gathered for dinner in Washington, D.C. in support of NLU's Veteran's Program. Read more about the NLU Veterans Program here.
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Save The Date
Beyond These Times: Reimagining School. Join us Monday, January 13, 2014,
at 6 p.m. at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as we welcome Dr. Yong Zhao as the next speaker in our series.
Dr. Zhao will host a conversation about the importance of creativity and innovation in the schools of the future. 
Check Out The New NLU Blog

This month, National Louis University launched the new NLU blog. Our new blog will feature news and updates about everything going on around campus. Be sure to visit and keep up with everything going on at NLU!
NLU 'Hot Jobs'
Click here to view the latest "Hot Jobs" from the NLU Career Development Office.

Position Title - Child Care Director
Employer - Bright Horizons
Location - Chicago, IL
Qualifications - Bachelor’s degree preferred; High School diploma/GED required, 3-5 years of management/leadership experience, and combination of infant, toddler or preschool teaching experience. You must be well versed in NAEYC accreditation and licensing standards.

To apply, visit the NLU Portal at and click on eRecruiting.
TEDx Talks at NLU 
TEDxIf you did not have a chance to attend our TEDx Talks event on September 28, you can view all the presentations by clicking on the speakers' names below.


Carol Marin      Adam Heenan
Tai Basurto LeeAndra Khan
Matt McCabe Heather Duncan-Whitt
Cecile Carroll Ricardo Munoz
Greg Fairbank Marilyn Anderson Rhames
Elizabeth Evans Elizabeth Robbins
Syd Lieberman Israel Munoz
Jean Klasovsky Elijah Osorio
NLU Kicks Off 'Toys For Tots' Drive
NLU President Nivine Megahed joined members of NToys for TotsLU's Student Veterans Association to open the 2013 Toys for Tots drive for kids in need. Toy donations can be dropped off at the 2nd floor lobby of the NLU Chicago campus through December 13th. Donations are also being accepted at our Lisle and Wheeling campuses.
 NCE Professor Gains New Insight
 On Trip To
Ask the average American about Mongolia and you might not get much beyond Genghis Khan — if you’re lucky. You could’ve counted NLU professor Kristin Lems in this large group not in the know until October 1, when she traveled to Mongolia as part of a project to help teachers of English language learners in this exciting setting. Read More.

Registration Is Now Open For Scene 2
 Of The NLU Career Academy
Scene 2: The Critics
January 28, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Topic: Over 40 and Hired

For seasoned professionals navigating challenges of career change and potential age bias in today’s job market, CTC addresses head-on the “dinosaur in the room,” providing tips, strategies and real lioscar-262x452fe examples to give the competitive edge to those in career transition. Covering use of informational interviews, positioning and outreach critical to all job seekers, you will hear insights that will help all in transition better position themselves for greater distinction and success! Click here to register.

Karen Jordan Williams, MA, is the Manager of Learning and Development at Cook County Health and Hospitals System, and will be the guest speaker for this event. Karen was was a coach at Lee Hecht Harrison, taught at DePaul University, and has worked in training and development at a range of corporations, such as Waste Management.

Educators Come Out For
 NLU's Common Core Event 

National Louis University's Edna Bazik, Ph.D. provided invaluable insight into Illinois’ adoption of the Common Core State Standards for Math on Saturday, November 16 at NLU's Chicago campus. According to Dr. Bazik, the most important issues in Mathematics Education focus on implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. You can view the video by clicking here or on the link below.
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