• 25
    March
    2019
    When Emily Metzger decided to attend Governors State University, she had no idea she was making history. Metzger discovered she was GSU’s first admitted freshman while attending a GSU student Read more
  • 19
    February
    2019
    Nekia Driver likes to reflect on the words of actress Stella Adler: “The play is not in the words, it’s in you.” Driver, a Theatre and Performance Studies major and student athlete at Governors State Read more
  • 11
    February
    2019
    Teachers look like experts to a classroom full of students, whether they are learning the alphabet or parsing particle physics. Failing to grasp a lesson can trigger anxiety and the fear of appearing Read more

Campus News

President’s Corner

January
08,
2019
GSU President Elaine Maimon has been elected to a second, three-year term on the Board of Directors for the American Council on Education (ACE), which represents nearly 2,000 college and university presidents and executives as the major coordinating
December
18,
2018
In a Dec. 17 interview with WBEZ, GSU President Elaine Maimon warns that Illinois public institutions are facing a trend that threatens to erode the state’s middle class. According to a special report on Illinois higher education, nearly 10
December
13,
2018
Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon recently discussed critical issues facing higher education during a “To a degree” podcast, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The cost of education, combined with decreased

Faculty Profiles

January
22,
2019
When you’re fascinated with ethnicity, race, and other cultural elements that make us human, the diverse campus of Governors State University seems like the perfect place to study. “Our student body has a unique demographic. There are older and
January
11,
2019
If writing is merely putting thoughts down on paper, why do so many people find it so hard, even after spending 12 years in required English classes throughout elementary and high school? Governors State University’s Laura Muthler White thinks
November
26,
2018
Reynolds Andujar writes and teaches what he knows—literature, and he does both well. An award-winning author, Assistant Professor Andujar teaches courses in Spanish literature at Governors State University (GSU) as well Sociology and freshman

Conversations with Leaders

February
25,
2019
Long before terms like “diversity” and “inclusion” were trending in our lexicon, Afro Latino college freshman Corey Williams joined a Jewish fraternity to set a new course of conversation on campuses across the state. Williams, now Associate Vice
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