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Posted on: January 31, 2013

Spring is the time of new beginnings at JIU! Birds are returning. Daffodils are blooming. Warm weather entices us to spend as much time outdoors as possible. It becomes increasingly difficult to sit inside at the computer and write a paper, discussion posts or work math problems. Keep in mind that earning your degree is also a new beginning for you. The knowledge you gain from obtaining your degree can and will open new doors and opportunities for you to grow. The amount of time you spend on your...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

This week we continue to highlight some of our student’s favorite faculty members.  Meet Dr. Craig Jonas!

Dr. Jonas has been an innovative business leader since he helped launch his first entrepreneurial effort in 1995. He has also taught and coached at diverse educational institutions, including high school, a small college, large university, and online. He has authored articles on technology and coaching in the digital age. Additionally, he...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

At JIU we are proud and honored to work with our faculty and staff, who 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.  We truly believe that the core of the JIU experience is a partnership with our faculty andstaff who are committed to excellence, education and community for our students.

So who are these superstar faculty members?  There are over 95 of...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

The Ironman Triathlon is the ultimate physical challenge.  To be crowned an Ironman (or woman!) athletes must complete a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile marathon.  To most people this challenge sounds crazy and painful.  It certainly requires a lot of hard work, dedication and sacrifice. 

As a student at JIU, you are not unlike the Ironman Champion.  Chances are you may have even heard a “you’re crazy” or “that sounds like a lot of hard work” when you tell people you are...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

As a student at JIU you likely have a full plate, or even multiple full plates that you are juggling all at the same time.  Family obligations, work, New Year resolutions to eat healthier and exercise more, and oh yes, your JIU course work to complete.  With all of these responsibilities, it can be hard to stay on track with assignments and dedicate enough time to your education.  To help you maintain focus and your sanity, we’ve compiled a few tips and ideas to keep your studies organized and on-...

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