JIU Blog

Posted on: August 08, 2013

JIU recently took the time to review our Academic Code of Conduct and determined plagiarism is an area of concern to faculty, staff, and students.  To help educate students, support the academic efforts of our staff and students, the plagiarism policy has been updated.

The update includes process changes designed to help students understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.  Plagiarism is the use of others’ work as your own in your writing.  To avoid plagiarism, writers need to cite the...

Posted on: July 30, 2013

We recently came across an interesting article that compares teachers to entrepreneurs.  What could teachers and entrepreneurs possibly have in common?  Well, quite a bit it turns out.  Teach for America’s Nihal ElRayess explains in her EdSurge post, “What It Takes to Be a Teacherpreneur,” (4 October 2012),  that entrepreneurs have six main characteristics that also describe educators. They are:

1. Visionary...

Posted on: July 23, 2013

The Office of Student Affairs has been very busy resurrecting student groups and starting some new opportunities for JIU students and alumni to engage with JIU and each other.  Below we outline several student and alumni organizations.  Read on to find out more about leadership and membership opportunities.

Posted on: July 17, 2013

This week we are excited to profile another one of our amazing students, Butterfly White.  Butterfly is a writer and hopes to become a self-published author as well as run her own publishing house – Write and Take Flight.  She enrolled in JIU to better understand the business aspects of self-publishing, in her own words, here is her story!

“When I reached a point in my professional career when I realized I did not have enough information to successfully operate my businesses I decided to go...

Posted on: June 27, 2013

Today is your graduation day, Class of 2013!  Congratulations on this momentous achievement!  So now what?  Some of you may already be putting your degree to work in your current career or a new job for which you are recently qualified.  Some of you may be wondering what to do moving forward.  Here are a few ideas for what to do post JIU.


  1. RELAX!  Celebrate.  Enjoy.  You’ve done it, now it is time to enjoy your free time.  Revel in your achievement.  Show off your degree to...