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Ƶ Continues to be on US News Best Grad Schools Lists

Once again, Ƶ University continues to expand its presence on the US News & World Reports Best Graduate Schools rankings lists. Three Ƶ University programs and two specialties moved up on the list from the previous year or were added to the lists. Best Education Schools Best Nursing Schools: Master's Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice Occupational Therapy Social Work These rankings are designed for the benefit of prospective students who are looking to further their education beyond college. The Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in various disciplines, including education and nursing. For the first time in four years, there are new rankings for occupational therapy and physical therapy. Graduate programs in social work are also ranked for the first time since 2022. U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities.   

Ƶ Revolutionizes Higher Education, Launches Campaign
Today, President Dr. David Livingston unveiled Ƶ University's groundbreaking $50 million comprehensive campaign, titled " Students at the Center, for a Better World ." "This comprehensive endeavor underscores the resilience of our Mission and strategic vision as we adapt to the evolving landscape  [MORE]  [PHOTO

Ƶ Ranks 11 in Latest LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings
The Ƶ University Athletic Department finished in 11th place with 402.50 points in the NCAA Division IILEARFIELDDirectors' Cup Fall Sports Standings out of 213 schools.Ƶ earned the second highest ranking for any Great Lakes Valley Conference school. The LEARFIELD Directors' Cup was  [MORE

Four Flyers Earn CSC Academic All-District Honors
The College Sports Communicators announced the 2023-24 Academic All-District Women's Basketball teams Tuesday (March 26), with Ƶ University earning four honores. Jenna Badali (Oak Lawn, Ill./Mother McAuley), Tara Gugliuzza (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way West), Taylor Gugliuzza (New Lenox,  [MORE

Frericks is CSC Academic All-District Mens Basketball
The College Sports Communicators announced the 2023-24 Academic All-District Men's Basketball teams as junior Beau Frericks (Cary, Ill./Cary Grove)was recognized as one of the honorees for his performance in the classroom and on the court.In order to qualify, student-athletes must compete in  [MORE

Godspell is on Stage April 19-28 at PLT
Ƶ University Philip Lynch Theatre presents Godspell (2012), amoving production that shares Jesus' powerful messages of love, kindness, and tolerance. Godspell (2012), conceived by John-Michael Tebelak will have performances on April 19-21 and April 25-28. The first weekend performances  [MORE]  [PHOTO

Honnold Co-Authors Book on Saxophonist Elise Hall
On April 3, Dr. Kurt Bertels, postdoctoral researcher at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels, and Dr. Adrianne Honnold, assistant professor of music at Ƶ University , discussed their new publication The Legacy of Elise Hall with Ƶ University students and faculty. Bertels and Honnold began by  [MORE

Bergman Offers Advice on Getting Paid by Paying Your Taxes
Bob Bergman, associate professor of marketing and director of the Ƶ UniversitySales Excellence program, recently offered insights on taxes for in a section called " Experts' Advice on Getting Paid by Paying Your Taxes ". Bergman answers the below questions on the website.   [MORE

James Tallon Utilizes Research Travel Grant
Dr. James Tallon, Ƶ University associate professor of history, presented his preliminary research The Rose of Albania: Rose-Wilder Lane and in a Faraway Place at the 66th annual Missouri Conference on History on March 15 in Columbia, Mo. His research is funded by the Herbert Hoover Presidential  [MORE

Ƶ Welcomes New Leadership in DEI and Technology
Two accomplished professionals have been selected to provide leadership and direction in key areas for Ƶs strategic future. Dr. Shireen Roshanravan has accepted the invitation to serve as Vice President for Diversity , beginning June 17. Also welcomed is Michael Rading as the new Chief Information  [MORE

Lohr Becomes 1st National Qualifier In Ƶ Bowling History
Ƶ University women's bowler Erica Lohr (Sun Prairie, Wis./Sun Prairie)became the first bowler in program history to advance to nationals after a sixth-place finish at the Intercollegiate Singles Championships Sectionals competition Friday (March 8) at Stardust Bowl. Lohr shot a 1,306 over  [MORE

Mustafas Book Longlisted for Allan Lloyd Smith Prize
The Blaxploitation Horror Film: Adaptation, Appropriation and the Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2023), by Dr. Jamil Mustafa, professor of English Studies, has been longlisted for the Allan Lloyd Smith Prize. In 2011, as a memorial to its founding President Dr. Allan Lloyd Smith (1945-2010),  [MORE

Ƶ is Ready to Support Oak Point University Students
Ƶ University has agreed to be a Teach-Out institution for Oak Point University , which announced that they will officially close in April. This agreement ensures a smooth transition for Oak Point University students to Ƶ University so they can continue their education and pursue their degrees.  [MORE

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