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Posted on: January 31, 2013

Summer is a busy time for everyone.  The kids are out of school, vacations, weddings, family reunions and BBQ’s pop up almost every weekend.  Before we know it, fall will round the bend and the school year will start once more.  This month at JIU we are focusing on giving back to our community.  As with most communities across the country, the return to school can be a tough burden on kids and families.  School supply lists seem to grow each year and many families struggle to afford the basic...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Students who complete their terminal degree are traditionally invited to attend a ceremony where they are given their Doctoral Hood signifying their rank as “Doctor” and showing both the colors of their university and their degree of study.  On Friday, June 22 2012, JIU was honored to host fifteen of our doctoral program graduates at the JIU headquarters in Denver, Colorado for this very special ceremony.   Graduates arrived late in the...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

A Degree Over A Decade In The Making.

Through the course of his life, Michael Ozorowsky has added a number of titles to his name—father, husband, son, soldier, and professional. Now, he has garnered yet another…JIU graduate.

In 1998, while still in high school, Michael began taking college courses. But, as life would have it, things didn’t go according to plan. A heavy sense of patriotism and a chance meeting with a recruiter led Michael to enlist in the Army, leaving his degree on the...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Commencement is fast approaching and many JIU students will graduate this month.  Commencement represents a transition from one stage of life to another; it is a momentous occasion steeped in ancient rituals.  Always wondered what’s up with the funny outfits?  Here are a few insights into the cap, gown, and other graduation traditions.

Cap and Gown

The idea of the cap and gown can be traced back to medieval times when scholars,...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

June is a month of celebration at JIU as we hail the class of 2012 and revel in their achievements.  We are particularly excited for our 2012 Commencement as our virtual ceremony will include many new cutting-edge technological features and for the first time, we will host our Doctoral Graduates at the JIU campus for their official hooding ceremony.  This year we are proud to graduate our largest class to date with 778 students completing their...

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