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2020
April
06,
2020
| 08:03 PM America/Chicago
The Family Development Center (FDC) at Governors State University may have closed due to the pandemic, but their hearts have not. With the classrooms now empty, FDC staff and early childhood education professors have been working to support parents b...
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April
03,
2020
| 06:25 PM America/Chicago
While current sports have been cancelled or delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Jaguars can reflect on the edge-of-your-seat excitement that took place during the Women's and Men's Basketball seasons.  Women’s Basketball Earns First Postseason Berth...
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April
02,
2020
| 08:28 PM America/Chicago
While Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order is extended to April 30, the time and potential for self-growth is as unprecedented as our current predicament. In the now empty parts of our days, people are looking to art to fill the gaps. Jeff Stevenso...
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April
02,
2020
| 05:54 PM America/Chicago
Dear GSU Community, Citing a growing threat to the state’s healthcare system, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker today extended the Stay-at-Home executive order through the end of April. The extension comes a week before the original order was ...
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March
31,
2020
| 08:56 PM America/Chicago
GSU has always been a “can-do” university with a cooperative and innovative spirit. But in the last few weeks, the University has risen to new heights of dedication and sense of purpose. In the face of COVID-19, we are united in commitment to our cor...
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March
25,
2020
| 06:40 PM America/Chicago
Governors State University's Professor Tricia Kerns, a Supply Chain Management professor and a Lean Six Sigma-certified industry expert, is a leader with the university's Supply Chain Innovation Center and Business Incubator (SCICBI), the state's onl...
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March
19,
2020
| 11:16 PM America/Chicago
Governors State University’s William Kresse, a.k.a. Professor Fraud, spoke this afternoon to WGN-TV about rampant fraud in the face of natural disasters, and the current COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. “The nature of self-quarantine has forced ...
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March
19,
2020
| 09:21 PM America/Chicago
On Thursday, March 19, Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon announced the university has decided to postpone Commencement 2020. Dr. Maimon wrote: Dear 2020 Graduates and GSU Community, I am sorry to write with this disappoin...
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March
18,
2020
| 06:05 PM America/Chicago
As the Governors State community copes with the physical toll of COVID-19, the university is stressing the importance of emotional and mental health of the impact of the fast-changing condition.  Kristina Wilkerson, PH.D, LPC, NCC Interim Director...
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March
04,
2020
| 11:02 PM America/Chicago
A relentless advocate for non-traditional students, Echell Eady (M.A.,’ 01) was married with two children when she learned her mother hadn’t graduated from high school. She had instead earned a high school general equivalency degree and never spok...
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March
02,
2020
| 11:22 PM America/Chicago
“It’s about preventing illness before it happens, not just treating it when it does. That’s what I want to help people with. I could never sit behind a desk all day. I need to be with people, to help them, and especially to educate them. By teaching ...
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March
02,
2020
| 09:56 PM America/Chicago
Emmy award-winning jazz legend Orbert Davis is returning to the stage at Governors State University (GSU) on April 4 to join the university in celebrating its 50-year anniversary with his signature cross-generational “Legends and Lions” show. Thou...
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March
02,
2020
| 08:36 PM America/Chicago
When Governors State University Accounting senior Takeda Hill thinks of the opportunities offered to her through the elite Mary T. Washington Wylie Scholarship program, she’s nearly lost for words. “I'm kind of speechless about it. It's like a dre...
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March
02,
2020
| 08:10 PM America/Chicago
The heat is not working at Whiting, Indiana’s Rittenmeyer Athletic Center, and as the temperature inside dips into the mid-50s, Governors State University (GSU) freshman Caitlin Sellers nestles up to her notebook and text books, ice packs strapped to...
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March
02,
2020
| 05:47 PM America/Chicago
While working on a dance she choreographed during her practicum studies, Isabella "Izy" Hollingsworth, contemplated her own tribute to the #MeToo Movement. “It was really important to me that we recognize some of the ugly parts of the past. In the...
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March
01,
2020
| 06:49 PM America/Chicago
Women’s History Month began as a week-long, local event in 1978 when an education task force in Sonoma County, CA declared a Women’s History Week. It acted out of concern about the lack of materials on women’s history in K-12 curriculum. Soon after, ...
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February
28,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/Chicago
The act of voting is one of the most powerful privileges extended to citizens of a democracy. No individual is mandated to vote, but it is a responsibility I highly suggest you embrace, so your opinion can be counted in selecting leaders and represen...
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February
27,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/Chicago
Governors State University’s (GSU) Health Administration students are writing themselves into the ranks of the best in the nation. Aleksandra Pawlikowska-Czaja placed second in an essay contest sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Execu...
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February
26,
2020
| 11:45 PM America/Chicago
Jaylen Echols has a sweet smile that brightens his face when he talks about being a miracle. Born at just 26 weeks, Echols was less than a pound at birth and not given much of a chance to survive an assortment of neurological and developmental cha...
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February
26,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/Chicago
Many people associate Von Mansfield (Principal Leadership M.A., '93) with the National Football League, where he played defensive back and kick returner with the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles. But as Superintendent of Homewood-Flossmoor (...
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February
25,
2020
| 05:29 PM America/Chicago
Governors State University Alumnus Jamal McPherson will be conducting a TEDx talk on April 24 under the theme of “The Unexpected,” an exploration of life’s unforeseen lessons. Now a graduate student at Depaul University’s School of Public Service, Mc...
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February
24,
2020
| 08:00 PM America/Chicago
"Personally, I’ve always seen academics as a priority, and athletics as a privilege. It’s important to me to maintain a 4.0 GPA while participating in sports not only for myself, but to show others that it is very much possible. I want to do my part ...
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February
19,
2020
| 11:44 PM America/Chicago
A cornerstone of the Governors State University (GSU) experience is the comfort students feel on campus, from the small class sizes averaging 18 students to the cozy nooks of the university nestled in the midst of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. A...
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February
17,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/Chicago
"I want to represent GSU not only on the volleyball court, but in the classroom as well, so maintaining a 4.0 GPA is important to me. I believe that balancing my athletic obligations and school work instills responsibility in me that can only be taug...
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February
12,
2020
| 11:16 PM America/Chicago
Akiko Ota, Director of the English Language Learning Center (ELLC) at Governors State University, has always had a heart for bilingual and international education, but it was her own personal teaching experience in Portland, Oregon that illuminated a...
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February
10,
2020
| 08:43 PM America/Chicago
"Being an athlete has taught me to always aim higher and try to improve myself on the court but also when I'm not playing my sport. I learned to always seek out the best of me, therefore keeping a 4.0 GPA is similar to trying to be the best athle...
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February
05,
2020
| 04:49 PM America/Chicago
Born to a family of farmers in Tennessee and raised in small-town Georgia, Dr. Donna S. Leak (MA EA ‘ 95) was encouraged by a teacher to find her passion and follow it. She became a teacher herself, a job that gave her the chance to inspire others. B...
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February
04,
2020
| 07:02 PM America/Chicago
A cornerstone of the Governors State University (GSU) experience is the comfort students feel on campus, from the small class sizes averaging 18 students to the cozy nooks of the university nestled in the midst of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park.  ...
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February
04,
2020
| 06:05 PM America/Chicago
"She is worried about how the language she dreams in, given to her at birth, is handled, put into service, even withheld from her for certain nefarious purposes. Being a writer she thinks of language partly as a system, partly as a living thing over ...
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February
04,
2020
| 05:57 PM America/Chicago
Sarah Krepp is an award-winning mixed media artist whose new exhibit "Tatting Tearing" involves retread tires and other rubber forms that conjure questions of danger to individuals, as well as the environment. This dynamic exhibit will be in the V...
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