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2020
August
04,
2020
| 13:43 PM America/Chicago
Time and time again, Susan Gaffney, Program Coordinator for undergraduate Political Science and graduate Criminal Justice, Political and Social Justice and Public Administration, has found opportunities in her life presented to her through Governors ...
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February
03,
2020
| 17:12 PM America/Chicago
Winters are still an adjustment for Governors State University (GSU) counseling professor Dr. Tamekia Bell who moved to Chicago from California State University in 2015, but she quickly fell in love with the Windy City––winters and all. Now celebr...
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2019
November
04,
2019
| 13:29 PM America/Chicago
Starting her career at Governors State University in 1998 as an adjunct professor when the Occupational Therapy (OT) program was in its infancy, Caren Schranz has spent decades at GSU on a journey that has kept students and clients as her focus. G...
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October
01,
2019
| 16:42 PM America/Chicago
When Governors State University Professor Shawn Patrick first went to college, she didn't know what fueled her passion. After extensive searching, she discovered psychology and completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy. Even the...
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April
22,
2019
| 10:52 AM 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 college...
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January
22,
2019
| 16:21 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 yo...
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January
11,
2019
| 12:18 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 she...
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2018
November
26,
2018
| 12:47 PM America/Chicago
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 year...
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November
19,
2018
| 10:42 AM America/Chicago
Everybody wants to work for a great manager in a well-run organization. Fortunately, people can be taught to lead effectively as students in Stephen Wagner’s classes discover at Governors State University. The professor of management in the Colleg...
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November
05,
2018
| 09:59 AM America/Chicago
Computers are everywhere. One day, robots will be, too. But who decides what computers and robots can do? As Freddie Kato’s students at Governors State University (GSU) quickly learn, it might be up to them. A University Lecturer in Computer Scien...
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October
09,
2018
| 09:19 AM America/Chicago
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 scient...
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October
02,
2018
| 09:32 AM America/Chicago
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 University knows just how you feel. “Math gets a bad ...
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September
24,
2018
| 12:03 PM America/Chicago
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 ...
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September
10,
2018
| 14:33 PM America/Chicago
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August
28,
2018
| 12:15 PM America/Chicago
If you want a passionate explanation of “fake news,” just ask Yevette Brown. According to the Emmy Award-winning television producer and professor of media studies at Governors State University, “The truth is the truth. You have gray areas sometimes ...
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August
15,
2018
| 09:58 AM America/Chicago
Living your life online in 2018 is easy. It’s where we work, connect with friends and shop— especially shop. But setting up each new account can feel like it takes forever, not to mention the aggravation of coming up with another new password and try...
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August
06,
2018
| 10:09 AM America/Chicago
With tariffs and trade deficits regularly making headlines, people from Wall Street to Main Street seem to be talking every day about the U.S. economy, particularly what the future holds for American workers. At Governors State University, (GSU) P...
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May
08,
2018
| 14:57 PM America/Chicago
As she works on her latest research, Associate Professor of Psychology Christienne Dyslin sometimes finds herself having to take a step back when what she is reading hits a little too close to home. At Governors State University (GSU), her researc...
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April
30,
2018
| 14:11 PM America/Chicago
Tricia Kerns’s fascination with the world of business operations began in the early 80s when her father lost his job at U.S. Steel. His loss kicked off her journey to find answers. She made an early stop at Governors State University in 1998 as a ret...
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April
23,
2018
| 14:31 PM America/Chicago
The mere thought of the federal tax code may send shivers down most people’s spines. But for Brian McKenna, an associate professor in the Governors State University (GSU) College of Business, tax law has always been intriguing. “Some people app...
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April
10,
2018
| 09:01 AM America/Chicago
Listening to Associate Professor Deborah James talk about Media Studies, you can hear the passion and pride she holds for the program and her students. James joined the Governors State University faculty in 2011 to help grow and develop the media ...
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March
30,
2018
| 09:05 AM America/Chicago
Jeffrey Alfano, a university lecturer in the College of Business, began his journey with Governors State University in 2004 as a graduate student. After ten years in the workforce, including three as vice president of operations for Skipper Marine...
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March
26,
2018
| 17:33 PM America/Chicago
Finding balance between work and family life can be a tricky task. It’s an issue that families around the globe deal with daily, and one that Ujvala Rajadhyaksha, Assistant Professor in the Governors State University College of Business, has been ...
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March
19,
2018
| 13:52 PM America/Chicago
Looking back, Governors State University College of Business Finance Professor Xiuqing (Susan) Ji had her first inkling that she would pursue a career in finance in middle school. “When a friend asked what I wanted to study, Finance just jumped in...
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March
06,
2018
| 14:59 PM America/Chicago
Talk to Dr. Uday Shinde, Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Governors State University, for very long, and eventually the topic of workplace outcomes or workplace satisfaction will come up. He shares staggering statistics from a 2017 ...
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February
26,
2018
| 16:56 PM America/Chicago
Leadership lies at very center of Governors State University Assistant Professor Marlon Cummings’ character. And he loves it. He loves shaping and molding leaders in his School Improvement Process classes at Governors State University. He loves...
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February
20,
2018
| 19:21 PM America/Chicago
As a child growing up on the South Side of Chicago, there were two things that were just “givens” for Michael Trendell, Senior University Lecturer in the College of Business at Governors State University. The White Sox ruled (of course). And, he w...
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February
13,
2018
| 16:06 PM America/Chicago
Dr. Xiaobo She educates future math teachers, but her passion lies in reteaching those already working in classrooms across the Southland.  “Often, teachers say to me, ‘I love to teach, but I’m not good in math.’ It’s stunning to hear that from a ...
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February
06,
2018
| 12:46 PM America/Chicago
To be emotionally well is to be on a journey, according to Governors State University (GSU) Assistant Professor Dr. Sonya Lorelle. “Mental health is on a continuum. It’s not a pathology to be fixed,” said Lorelle, a licensed counselor and registered ...
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February
02,
2018
| 16:14 PM America/Chicago
Governors State University (GSU) Assistant Professor Dr. Lamise Shawahin eats a dinner of grape leaves, a staple in her Middle Eastern culture, while she reflects on her relationship with counseling and her psychology students. “I’m like the vine ...
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