• 09
    October
    2018
    Thirteen-year-old Amara Jones is a success by any measure. She consistently earns As in all subjects at Ariel Community Academy, where she has played volleyball and run track since 4th grade. With Read more
  • 02
    October
    2018
    On Tuesday, Nov. 6, our nation will face a moment when we will be judged by what we do—or fail to do.   - Professor Vincent Jones Read more
  • 02
    October
    2018
    Chris Tweddle If you raise an eyebrow at the idea of math being fun or enjoyable, spend some time in a classroom with Chris Tweddle. The Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Governors State Read more

President’s Corner

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July
02,
2018
In a review of Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon's "Leading Academic Change: Vision, Strategy, Transformation," National Louis University President Nivine Megahed, calls the book a "thought-provoking,
June
06,
2018
Funds have been appropriated for public universities at a 2% increase over FY18, though funding that year represented a 10% decrease of FY 15 funding. 
April
20,
2018
In “A Bird on a Reed,” Dr. Mort Maimon admires the resolve of a small bird resisting strong winds on a tree limb outside his window. The creature inspires the reflection on a recently resolved budget crisis which he likened to a destructive

Faculty Profiles

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October
09,
2018
It takes curiosity to be a good scientist—a drive to keep asking questions, especially when the answers lead to more. At Governors State University, Aparna Palakodeti shares her passion for learning as a Biology lecturer, turning students into
September
24,
2018
What’s the most abundant life form on the planet, accounting for half the biomass? If you guessed something too small to see even with the aid of a microscope, you guessed right. “Bacteria are all over the place, even in boiling water,” said Timothy
September
10,
2018
Governors State University (GSU) Professor Joao Salm’s introduction to the concept of restorative justice came at the age of 21 — after a drunk driver ran into his car nearly ending his life. Salm, a GSU Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice,

Conversations with Leaders

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September
24,
2018
Right in the center of campus, overlooking the Hall of Governors, the Governors State University Library is like the living room of the university—a welcoming place for faculty, staff, and students to learn and explore in the midst of art. A
May
08,
2018
It’s been less than a year since Charles Pustz joined the Information Technology Services (ITS) team at Governors State University, but he admits they are already thinking about next year. “I ask them all the time, ‘What can we do to change the
April
16,
2018
Ask Governors State University’s Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Aurélio Valente about his career in higher education administration, and the conversation quickly swings to golf. Growing up in a town where most people