Alumni, Here's Your January NLU Alumni E-Newsletter
National Louis University Alumni E-Newsletter: January 2014

NLU Alumni Magazine
 '30 Over 30' Edition

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With the turn of the calendar to the new year, the alumni relations office at National Louis University is proud to present our Winter 2014 edition of the National Louis University Alumni Magazine. For the second year in a row we spotlight 30 NLU alumni who are achieving great success and having an impact on the lives of others. We hope you take the time to read through our “30 over 30” edition of the NLU Alumni Magazine and enjoy the great stories about our amazing community.
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Congratulations to Charmaine Thomas '10 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 February.

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NLU Pulitzer Event
Thursday, March 27
Join as legendary New York Pulitzer Prize-winning sports writer Ira Berkow speaks at the NLU Chicago caIra Berkow 2mpus as part of NLU's Pulitzer Series. This event will take place on Thursday, March 27 starting at 6 p.m. with a pre-reception (light food and beverages will be provided). Click here for more information and to register.

Find out how the scrappy kid from Chicago became a Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter for The New York Times and author of 21 books. We hope to see you there!
 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 li
fe eoscar-262x452xamples 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 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.

Reimagining School: Why Creativity
and Innovation M

Join us on Monday, January 13 from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier for:

Reimagining School:
Why Creativity and Innovation Matter

Reimagining School is a two-part series of symposia hosted by Golden Apple, National Louis University, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Family Action Network (FAN). Alison Cuddy, WBEZ Arts and Culture Reporter, will moderate. Tickets to this event are free, but you must register here or click on the image below.

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NLU 'Hot Jobs'

Click here to view the latest "Hot Jobs" from the NLU Career Development Office.

Position Title - Professional Development Assistant
Employer - Leap Learning Systems
Location - Chicago, IL
Qualifications - Teaching/training and/or speech pathology experience in an urban setting. Knowledge of literacy and language acquisition instruction. Comprehensive knowledge of current issues related to Academic English and Common Core. Bachelor’s degree desired.

To apply, visit the NLU Portal at and click on eRecr

Ensuring the Safety and Health
of LGBTQ Individuals

Join us on Saturday, January 18 for "Ensuring the Health and Safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questions Individuals." This event will take place at the National Louis University Elgin campus from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Continental breakfast will be provided. This informative seminar will include:
  • Understanding key issues that impede safety in the learning environment of LGBTQ students and those perceived as such. 
  • Identifying tools that can be used to influence student behaviors to reduce bullying, counter prejudice and intervene in name calling. 
  • Knowledge about legal imperatives regarding LGBTQ students and staff.
  • Information regarding how districts have successfully structured policies and practices to support the legal, ethical, and safety needs of LGBTQ populations. 
If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Carey Smith, Special Events Coordinator at or 312.261.3809. Click here to register for this event.
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