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Posted on: January 31, 2013

Education; a lifelong passion

Dr. Toni Hull always knew she wanted to be an educator.  She says it’s her calling and her story proves it continues to be a source of passion that helps drive change across the nation. 

Toni‘s grandparents immigrated from Italy and as a boy, her father sold shopping bags and shined shoes to help his family.  As a result, he did not graduate high school.  He was determined and hardworking and eventually earned his high school equivalency and continued...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Because writing is one of the fundamental building blocks in our educational journey, let’s discuss one of the biggest hurdles we all face when working on a deadline:  write it well, or write it fast.  Now if we had unlimited time and energy, we could all turn out beautifully crafted papers and forum posts on a daily basis.  But the truth is, no one has unlimited time or energy and our writing often suffers.  So how do we ensure quality writing in the short amount of time that we may have?


Posted on: January 31, 2013

At JIU we are continually inspired by our students’ stories and achievements.  This week we share Sherry Wagner’s story with you.  At “fifty-something” she decided she needed to go back to school in order to advance her career.  Here is her story, in her own words:

“My name is Sherry Wagner.  I am very grateful the for my college experience that I have had so far.  I have had many people ask me “why would you go back to college in your 50’s?”   I told them the following reason:  I have worked...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Seasons are changing and JIU has a few exciting faculty changes to announce as well.  We are pleased to announce the following promotions in Academic Affairs:

Dr. William Loendorf has been promoted to the position of Dean of the School of Business. William has a most impressive background, with an undergraduate degree in engineering, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration.  He has been with JIU for about six months, and has taught, functioned as Chair,...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

JIU is excited to partner with organizations within our community to provide scholarship opportunities that allow students to pursue educational advancement. One of our ongoing partners in the Denver community is the Douglas County Educational Foundation and the Douglas County School District. Through this partnership, JIU is able to help teachers in our community further their educations and thus become stronger teachers in the classroom. Here is a profile of one Douglas County teacher who has taken...