• 19
    August
    2019
    In Greek culture, Convocation is the formal coming together of a group of people for a special purpose, mostly ecclesiastical or academic. In keeping with Governors State University's tradition, n Read more
  • 12
    August
    2019
    As new and returning Jaguars arrive on campus ready for an exciting new academic year, the Governors State University Emergency Response Team (ERT) is issuing an alert: keep safety first. “GSU Read more
  • 08
    August
    2019
    It was the late 90s, and I was teaching at Governors State University when I heard that Toni Morrison would be at Michigan State University. I had been teaching her novel, The Bluest Eye that Read more

Campus News

President’s Corner

August
05,
2019
| 07:54 PM America/Chicago
Governor J.B. Pritzker recently announced seven appointments to Governors State University’s Board of Trustees. Incoming Trustees Kevin Brookins, John Brudnak, Pedro Cevallos-Candau, Lisa Harrell, Angela Hickey, James Kvedaras, and Anibal Taboas
July
26,
2019
| 08:22 PM America/Chicago
GSU President Elaine Maimon appeared on WTTW's Chicago Tonight to praise IL Gov. J.B. Prtizker's new budget, which boosts funding for public universities' operating budgets by nearly five percent to $1.16 billion. The additional funding
July
01,
2019
| 07:01 PM America/Chicago
In an opinion piece recently published by "Inside Higher Ed," presidential spouse Dr. Mort Maimon, explains why he and wife, GSU President Elaine P. Maimon, support college students who form a new majority of those seeking college

Faculty Profiles

April
22,
2019
| 05:52 PM America/Chicago
In a lot of ways, Professor Walter Henne’s story is one you can hear all over campus at Governors State University. His working-class parents went back to college when he was in junior high, inspiring him to earn a degree at a local community
January
22,
2019
| 11:21 PM America/Chicago
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
| 07:18 PM America/Chicago
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

Conversations with Leaders

February
25,
2019
| 11:39 PM America/Chicago
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
| 08:18 PM America/Chicago
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
| 09:57 PM America/Chicago
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