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2020
July
01,
2020
| 07:00 PM America/Chicago
Being the first in her family to attend college, Terri Winfree was like many students who enroll at Prairie State College (PSC). For her, it was the first step on a remarkable path that to her doctorate and then back to PSC, where Winfree was named a...
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June
30,
2020
| 07:00 PM America/Chicago
After abruptly closing in March amid coronavirus concerns, the Governors State University Family Development Center (FDC) has re-opened its Early Head Start and other education programs just in time for summer. With the help of a  $63,000 Coronavi...
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June
22,
2020
| 02:44 AM America/Chicago
In her first professional role, Stefany Sigler is already winning awards for guiding and advising college students as they navigate the sometimes rocky road toward completing their degrees. The winner of the Outstanding New Advisor Award from NACADA,...
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June
20,
2020
| 04:09 PM America/Chicago
Dear Members of the GSU Campus Community, 2020 has been a year like no other. Thanks to all for your Jaguar characteristics of resilience and adaptability. It has been inspiring to see the photos and videos of the many virtual graduation celebr...
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June
16,
2020
| 09:52 PM America/Chicago
Governors State University is holding a virtual celebration (#GovStateGrad) for 2020 graduates in lieu of the May 16 commencement exercises that were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. GSU Athletics would like to recognize 10 present and past...
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June
16,
2020
| 09:50 PM America/Chicago
Anyone who has ever met Dr. Terri Winfree will tell you that she cares. Her desire to impact the lives of others in the community is evident in both her professional life and how she spends her personal time. A member of Rotary International, a lo...
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June
11,
2020
| 12:13 AM America/Chicago
When Kayla Warner first came to Governors State University as a freshman, she was unfamiliar with the Honors Program and reluctant to participate. “I had struggled throughout high school and didn’t believe I was smart enough for it! It wasn’t unti...
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June
11,
2020
| 12:12 AM America/Chicago
One of Colton Krska's first experiences at Governors State Unviersity (GSU) was sitting in on an honors class as part of the interview process for the Presidential Scholarship, prior to his freshman year. He quickly knew he was in the right place. ...
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June
11,
2020
| 08:50 PM America/Chicago
Dear Graduates, Congratulations on your achievements in the School of Extended Learning (SXL)! Your passion brought you here and your degree is an accomplishment that will open doors for years to come. But please DON’T STOP. Here, we foster ...
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June
11,
2020
| 08:38 PM America/Chicago
Dear Military-Connected Graduates, The time has come to recognize and celebrate the completion of your degree. You are  among more than two million veterans who made the additional sacrifice to attend college under the Post-911 GI Bill era (2009 –...
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June
05,
2020
| 07:00 PM America/Chicago
After ten years as an automotive technician, Christopher Murray decided to leave his career at BMW to pursue his Bachelor of Arts in Economics. There were several factors for this 2020 Governors State University (GSU) graduate to consider when determ...
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June
03,
2020
| 06:51 PM America/Chicago
After teaching photography for 15 years, Candi Helsel decided it was time for her to be the student again in the Independent Film and Digital Imaging program (IFDI) at Governors State University (GSU). Impassioned by her newly earned degree, the 2020...
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June
03,
2020
| 06:50 PM America/Chicago
When Kristy Weidenhoefer Marcordes, a 2020 Governors State University (GSU) graduate, started the Master of Fine Arts in Independent Film and Digital Imaging program (IFDI), she was looking to find herself as an artist in order to be a more impactful...
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June
03,
2020
| 06:32 PM America/Chicago
Governors State University professor and program coordinator for Community Health Joseph Day, was recently featured as a subject matter expert in a Wallethub story which sought to determine the states with the best health infrastructure for coronavir...
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June
02,
2020
| 10:30 PM America/Chicago
When 2020 Governors State University graduate Daj’za Mitchell went to a speech pathology appointment with her father, for a traumatic brain injury he sustained in the military, she had no idea she was about to discover her dream job. “I was shocke...
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June
02,
2020
| 10:21 PM America/Chicago
Dear Graduates, Congratulations to all of the graduates from the Department of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health. Although this is not the way you wanted to celebrate, this does not diminish your accomplishments. For the Community Health gr...
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June
02,
2020
| 10:21 PM America/Chicago
Dear CDIS graduate students, Well, the day has finally arrived. Graduation! You can rejoice in knowing that you have accomplished an amazing feat. Your hard work, sacrifices, and getting through challenges has all paid off. The CDIS faculty, staff...
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June
01,
2020
| 01:03 AM America/Chicago
  Dear Members of the GSU Community, The past week has been traumatic for our nation, our state, and our university. All at once we are confronting a horrible confluence of disease, injustice, and fury. Dean Corey Williams wrote to you on Frida...
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May
29,
2020
| 09:17 PM America/Chicago
Melissa Dykstra learned the importance of perseverance while attending Governors State University (GSU). Having dropped out the Bachelor of Arts in Business and Applied Science program before ultimately completing her degree and becoming a 2020 GSU g...
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May
28,
2020
| 08:52 PM America/Chicago
When Shari Schneider returned to school after raising her four children, her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education created new opportunities in a field she had been in for 20 years. With her experience in daycares and as a paraprofessiona...
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May
27,
2020
| 09:13 PM America/Chicago
As a 2020 graduate of Governors State University's intensive Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, Tyler Dunn recognizes the importance of the GSU community in completing her degree. From her professors, to her cohort, to the clinical experiences...
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May
26,
2020
| 09:56 PM America/Chicago
To many students at Governors State University (GSU), Anthony "Tony" Begesha is a familiar face, whether he guided their first tour of the campus, helped them adjust to college life, or studied alongside them while working towards his Bachelor of Art...
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May
22,
2020
| 10:51 PM America/Chicago
For someone who believes that relationships are the key to living our best lives, it’s no wonder Emily Gibson fell in love with the psychology class she took when she started college. A decade later, after raising children, working full-time and earn...
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May
21,
2020
| 02:14 AM America/Chicago
The lacy edge of the cotton handkerchief looks like something from another era. So does the phrase “Bless her heart” embroidered in the center of the fabric. But its bright red color is a sign that Governors State University Art Professor Jane Hudak ...
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May
21,
2020
| 05:28 PM America/Chicago
When 2020 graduate Aaron Ritter originally came to Governors State University (GSU) through educational benefits available for military connected students, he was drawn to the Master of Business Administration program for the Supply Chain Management ...
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May
20,
2020
| 08:14 PM America/Chicago
Illinois’ budget crisis created obstacles for everyone, and the limited financial aid during this time meant college for Danuta Chlebek was no longer possible. When Governors State University (GSU) heard Chlebek’s story, the university sprang to acti...
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May
19,
2020
| 05:31 PM America/Chicago
When Neha Upasana was researching universities to pursue her Master of Science in Health Administration as a nurse in India, Governors State University (GSU) quickly became the obvious choice. Now a 2020 GSU graduate, she thinks back to how the unive...
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May
18,
2020
| 11:46 PM America/Chicago
As the school year winds down, parents, teachers, and professors alike are breathing a sigh of relief. After classes suddenly changed to remote platforms, teachers and professors scrambled to adjust. Now, with summer approaching, educators are lookin...
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May
18,
2020
| 06:27 PM America/Chicago
When Joseph Ponton decided to pursue a Master of Science in Management Information Systems,(MIS) he came back to Governors State University (GSU) which made it possible to juggle class, work, and family life, complicated by his daughter being born pr...
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May
15,
2020
| 11:32 PM America/Chicago
Ruth Shannon, a 2020 Governors State University graduate with a Master of Arts in School Counseling, discovered GSU while coping with the loss of her mother. While completing her degree, she realized the importance of working on yourself to become a ...
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