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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...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

The term MOOC is an acronym that refers to Massive Open Online Courses.  Though the idea has been around for many years, this type of learning style has recently begun to gain popularity on a national level.  According to Inside Higher Education, 1.5 million people have registered for MOOCs offered by large universities including Stanford, MIT and Harvard Universities, though at this point these courses generally do not result in course credit or credentials (Inside Higher Education...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Faculty members at JIU are appropriately credentialed and qualified.  All faculty members hold a degree one level higher than they teach and more than 80% hold terminal degrees in their field.  They are involved in the academic community through writings, publications and/or presentations but, more importantly, they are committed to the success of our students and to the JIU mission.

So who are these faculty members?  There are over 95 of them on staff.    We asked our JIU Facebook fans if...

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...

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