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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...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

We are excited to announce that we have selected Dr. Ellie Shahinian Baldwin as the new Dean of the School of Education! Dr. Baldwin will be responsible for leading and managing academic activities for JIU’s School of Education including oversight of the curriculum, instruction, and assessment of student learning to ensure teaching excellence and fulfillment of the University’s vision and mission.

Dr. Ellie Shahinian Baldwin comes to...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Everyone associates the Fall with 'Back to School' time for the kids.  Yellow school buses cart eager minds off to class, the air is crisp and clear, nights are cooler, and the leaves are starting to change.  For adult learners, the Fall can also be a great time to begin working towards a degree.  With the hustle and bustle of summer behind us, the time seems ripe to begin our own studies.  If you are just heading back to school, here are a few tips to ensure a smooth transition back to the classroom...

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