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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...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

As writers and scholars, we can all learn something from the great authors who have shaped American and world literature.  When asked for their tips “on writing well,” here is what they had to say:

  1. Anton Chekhov: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
  2. Toni Morrison: “The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.”
  3. George Orwell: “1. Never...
Posted on: January 31, 2013

Olympic Fever is in the air.  You hear folks talking in buses and at the water-cooler about the latest feats of athleticism, great match-ups to come, and agonizing defeats.  The Olympics are powerful and captivating.  At JIU, we’ve come down with Olympic Fever too.  We’ve hosted our own “office Olympics” with such events as the “Desk Chair Relay Race” and a hula hoop competition.  We’ve even cheered on one of our JIU professor’s daughters – Caroline Lind, daughter of Dr. Lind - as she rowed her Women...

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