SCS News

2014 SPS Convocation

SPS Celebrates its 2014 Graduates

June 26, 2014

Northwestern University School of Professional Studies celebrated its 2014 graduates with two Convocation ceremonies on Friday, June 20 in the Alice Millar Chapel, following the Northwestern University 156th commencement at Ryan Field. ... Read More

MFA Instructor Stuart Dybek

SPS Creative Writing Faculty Top 2014 Newcity Lit 50 List

June 19, 2014

Faculty in Northwestern University School of Professional Studies’s creative writing program made headlines this month as part of Newcity’s 2014 Lit 50 List. The annual list celebrates the best and the brightest literary voices in the Chicago area, and features eight current and former instructors in SCS’s MA/MFA program.... Read More

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School of Continuing Studies to Become School of Professional Studies

June 17, 2014

The Northwestern University Board of Trustees this week approved changing the name of the University‘s School of Continuing Studies to the School of Professional Studies, effective Sept. 1, 2014.... Read More

Bernard Mims

Regulatory Compliance Program Career Panel

June 3, 2014

On Tuesday, June 10 Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies is hosting a career panel featuring experts in the quality assurance and regulatory affairs, healthcare and clinical research compliance industries. ... Read More

Assistant Professor Kasey Evans

Literature and Liberal Studies Lecture: Shakespeare's Ghosts

May 27, 2014

On Friday, May 30, the literature and liberal studies programs will host a free public lecture exploring the impact of ghosts in the work of William Shakespeare at the Congdon Schaffer Mansion in Evanston. ... Read More

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SCS Partners with India's Bridge School of Management on Analytics Certificate

April 10, 2014

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies has entered into a joint venture with the Bridge School of Management, a part of India’s leading media company that brings Hindustan Times and Mint newspapers... Read More

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Dan Migala and Amy Latimer Talk the Business of Sports

March 21, 2014

On Thursday, March 13 The Migala Report’s Dan Migala hosted the second in a series of quarterly webinars with top sports industry professionals in partnership with the Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies Master of Arts in Sports Administration program.... Read More

Amy Latimer

MSA Speaker Series Featuring Dan Migala and Amy Latimer

March 12, 2014

On Thursday, March 13 at 1:15 p.m. CST The Migala Report’s Dan Migala will host the second in a series of quarterly webinars with top sports industry professionals. ... Read More

MSA Students Tour Big Ten Conference Offices

MSA Students Tour Big Ten Conference Offices

March 5, 2014

“In the sports industry, any type of relationship you can form is a step in the right direction,” said Jane Obringer, a student in Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies’ Master of Arts in Sports Administration (MSA) program. Recently, Jane and 15 other students from the program took a big step in the right direction when they attended a private tour of the Big Ten Conference headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois.... Read More

SCS to Host Special Event: Cloud Computing and Systems Platforms at Sears Holdings

Liberal Studies and Literature Lecture Series: KUUMBA and Blaxploitation in the 1970s

February 20, 2014

This Friday, February 21, SCS is hosting the second of three public talks in our Liberal Studies and Literature lecture series. This iteration will venture into a forgotten chapter of Chicago’s cultural history, as professor Gerald Butters explores the cultural effect of Blaxploitation films of the 1970s and the backlash against the genre led by a South Side Black Arts organization, The Kuumba Workshop, in the tumultuous years immediately following the Civil Rights Movement.... Read More

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SCS Announces Master of Science in Global Health Online

February 17, 2014

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, in partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Global Health, is offering a new online Master of Science in Global Health (MSGH) program starting fall of 2014. ... Read More

Cynthia Doucet

MSRC Program Hosts Seminar on Marketing Strategies for Clinical Trials

January 28, 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies hosted an online chat with Cynthia Doucet, Director of Health Economics and Outcomes Research in the diagnostic division of Abbott Laboratories. ... Read More

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SCS Launches Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study

January 13, 2014

Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study are designed to give professionals with one or more advanced degrees the opportunity to gain new skills, build expertise in new areas, stay current with technology and industry advances, and earn a new credential by completing a targeted four-course sequence.... Read More

Cynthia Doucet

What Do Marketing Strategies Have to Do with Clinical Trials?

January 9, 2014

On Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30pm CST, Cynthia Doucet, Director of Health Economics and Outcomes Research in the diagnostics division of Abbott Laboratories, will host an exclusive online chat to explore the impact of marketing strategies on clinical trials. ... Read More

Dan Migala

MSA Speaker Series Featuring Dan Migala and Chuck Greenberg

December 6, 2013

On Wednesday, December 11 at 12:15 p.m. CST The Migala Report’s Dan Migala hosts an exclusive webinar with former Texas Rangers Managing Partner and CEO Chuck Greenberg to discuss what it takes to succeed in the world of professional sports administration. ... Read More

Qatar Highway Patrol Force Graduates

Inaugural Class of Qatar Highway Patrol Force Graduates

December 4, 2013

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (NUCPS) was honored to announce the graduation of the inaugural class of the Qatar Highway Patrol Force last month... Read More

Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust

OLLI Members Contribute Stories to Holocaust Memoir Collection

November 27, 2013

Three members of SCS’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) contributed personal stories to Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust, a new collection of survivor memoirs about children living in Europe during the Holocaust. ... Read More

SCS convocation at Millar Chapel

Alice Millar Chapel Turns 50

November 21, 2013

Completed in September of 1963, Alice Millar Chapel and Religious Center has served as the location for many spiritual and ceremonial events in the life of Northwestern University, including SCS convocation.... Read More

Marvin Gordon

Marvin Gordon, Long-time Accounting Instructor at SCS

November 19, 2013

Marvin Gordon, a long-time accounting instructor, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013. ... Read More

MSA Students Tour Soldier Field

Inside the Chicago Bears Locker Room: MSA Students Tour Soldier Field

October 15, 2013

“This was not your typical stadium tour,” said Kevin Mroz, who served as president of the MSA Student Board. “The tour focused on how Solider Field runs. It was great to hear from Chicago Bears employees and go to parts of the stadium that are usually off limits.”... Read More

Alex Kotlowitz

MA/MFA in Creative Writing faculty member Alex Kotlowitz wins Emmy Award for The Interrupters

October 10, 2013

Alex Kotlowitz, Creative Nonfiction Workshop instructor at SCS, coproduced the documentary about community peacemakers who work with an anti-violence organization to “interrupt” violence in the streets of Chicago.... Read More

Mark Clare

Instructor Mark Clare Wins HBS/McKinsey M-Prize Leaders Everywhere Challenge

October 4, 2013

Graduate instructor Mark Clare was recently named a winner of the HBS/McKinsey M-Prize for Management Innovation Leaders Everywhere Challenge.... Read More

Thomas F. Gibbons

SCS Dean Thomas Gibbons Featured in Continuing Higher Education Review

September 19, 2013

In "A View from the President's Seat," a recent article in the Continuing Higher Education Review, Dean Thomas F. Gibbons recaps his year as president of the University of Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), offers a glimpse into the future of higher education and highlights the growing importance of continuing education in colleges and universities.... Read More

Faculty Members Win at Cannes Advertising Festival

Faculty Members Win at Cannes Advertising Festival

September 10, 2013

Advertising faculty members Jonathan Richman and Alex Zamiar won a Bronze Cannes Lion for Film at the Cannes Advertising Festival.... Read More

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Dean Gibbons Appears as Keynote Speaker in Fuzhou, China

September 3, 2013

SCS Dean Thomas F. Gibbons was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Cross-strait Lifelong Learning Centennial Summit in Fuzhou, the largest city in China's Fujian province. ... Read More

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SCS Launches Certificate in Mobile App Development

August 16, 2013

SCS is offering a new Mobile App Developer program — the first of its kind in Chicago— in fall 2013.... Read More

Kristen OMara Scotti

SCS Undergraduate Student to Conduct Experiment Aboard NASA Flight

August 6, 2013

Kristen OMara Scotti, an SCS biology major set to graduate in 2015, has received approval from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on her proposal to conduct an experiment aboard a NASA flight.... Read More

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Online Public Policy Analytics Course Earns Blackboard Exemplary Course Award

August 3, 2013

The SCS course, “Analytic Methods for Public Policy Analysis,” part of the school’s online Master of Public Policy and Administration program, has received the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Program.... Read More

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TriQuarterly a Leading Outlet for Video Essay

July 17, 2013

TriQuarterly, the celebrated literary journal of SCS' MA/MFA in Creative Writing program is recognized among the leading literary outlets of the video essay, an exciting new literary form.... Read More

2013 SCS Convocation

2013 SCS Convocation

June 24, 2013

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies celebrated its 2013 graduates with two Convocation ceremonies on Friday, June 21 in the Alice Millar Chapel shortly after world-renowned dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov delivered his keynote address to all Northwestern University graduates during the 155th NU commencement ceremony.... Read More

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MCW Instructors in Newcity Lit 50 List

June 13, 2013

MA/MFA in Creative Writing co-director Reginald Gibbons and MA/MFA Creating Writing instructor Christine Sneed were both named among 50 people who keep Chicago’s literary scene vibrant according to the popular Chicago literary magazine Newcity.... Read More

SCS Offers “Lessons in Leadership” with Jodey Arrington

SCS Offers “Lessons in Leadership” with Jodey Arrington

June 12, 2013

Accomplished public sector leader Jodey Arrington presented on the lessons in leadership he has learned during his career in public service to current and prospective students of the Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) program in a special online event. The MPPA program at Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies offers coursework to prepare students for policy and leadership roles in government, public and nonprofit sectors, and private enterprise.... Read More

SCS to host Special Event with Accomplished Public Sector Leader Jodey Arrington

SCS to host Special Event with Accomplished Public Sector Leader Jodey Arrington

May 22, 2013

Learn from accomplished public sector leader Jodey Arrington as he shares insights gained from his experiences in the Office of the Governor of Texas, the White House, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and in public higher education. ... Read More

SCS to Host Special Event: Cloud Computing and Systems Platforms at Sears Holdings

SCS to Host Special Event: Cloud Computing and Systems Platforms at Sears Holdings

April 23, 2013

Beneath all the hype surrounding “big data”, there are practical tools and techniques that can bring great value to traditional companies in today’s business environment. Join industry expert Phil Shelley for an inside look at how companies are using big-data paradigms to drive revenue and dramatically transform customer experiences. ... Read More

New York Times Article Shows Continued High Demand for Data Scientists

New York Times Article Shows Continued High Demand for Data Scientists

April 22, 2013

Most everyone has experienced the influence of the so called “big data” spawned by new technologies, whether it is personalized recommendations from sites like Amazon or Netflix, tracking of social media behavior, fraud monitoring, or even new voter outreach strategies and polling methods.... Read More

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SCS Instructor Don Gordon Launches New Political Blog

April 15, 2013

SCS undergraduate instructor Don Gordon recently launched the political blog, Naked Chicago! A Good Look for City Government, on Chicago Now, an online community created by the Chicago Tribune.... Read More

Creative Writing Instructor Nina Barrett Wins James Beard Award

Creative Writing Instructor Nina Barrett Wins James Beard Award

April 12, 2013

Nina Barrett, food writer and instructor in the MA/MFA in Creative Writing program, has been propelled into the spotlight again this spring by her WBEZ radio show Fear of Frying: Culinary Nightmares, which was recently nominated for a James Beard Award in the category of radio show/audio webcast.... Read More

SCS Instructor Christine Sneed Releases Debut Novel, Receives 21st Century Literary Award

SCS Instructor Christine Sneed Releases Debut Novel, Receives 21st Century Literary Award

April 11, 2013

Christine Sneed, Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) Master of Arts in Creative Writing instructor, has recently added two impressive achievements to her growing number of publications and awards. ... Read More

Patti Solis Doyle

SCS Alumna Patti Solis Doyle Named Keynote Speaker at NAA Seminar

March 25, 2013

SCS Alumna Patti Solis Doyle will serve as a keynote speaker in the Northwestern Alumni Association all-day seminar series A Day with Northwestern on Saturday, April 20.... Read More

Aleksandar Hemon

New Nonfiction Release from Aleksandar Hemon

March 21, 2013

The Book of My Lives, a new non-fiction collection from SCS Master of Arts in English alum ('96) and MA/MFA in creative writing faculty member Aleksandar Hemon... Read More

Online Certificate Programs Gain Popularity

Online Certificate Programs Gain Popularity

March 19, 2013

The New York Times recently highlighted the growth of online certificate programs in higher education. A quote from SCS associate dean of academics Joel Shapiro noted... Read More

Therese Spencer Hesser

SCS Alumna Therese Spencer Hesser Honored at Northwestern Alumni Awards

March 18, 2013

Writer, producer, documentary filmmaker and SCS alumna Therese Spencer Hesser ('85) was recognized for her achievements and service to the University in the 80th annual Alumni Awards.... Read More

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SCS Career Services Hosts Online Event with VP of Enterprise Analytics for Health Care Service Corporation

March 13, 2013

“Predictive modeling is very critical to the health care industry,” said James Grana, PhD, vice president of enterprise analytics... Read More

NUCPS Partners with TÜV Rheinland to Improve Traffic Safety in South Africa

NUCPS Partners with TÜV Rheinland to Improve Traffic Safety in South Africa

February 20, 2013

NUCPS recently began a long-term traffic safety initiative in South Africa. Learn more about how NUCPS is working with TÜV Rheinland to improve traffic safety in southern Africa.... Read More

OLLI Featured in Chicago Tribune

OLLI Featured in Chicago Tribune

February 8, 2013

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) was highlighted in the Chicago Tribune article Adult studies programs keep minds sharp, satisfy curiosities.... Read More

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SCS Students Awarded Research and Travel Grants

January 31, 2013

SCS students continue to distinguish themselves this academic year by earning a number of travel and research grants.... Read More

Bill Savage Takes on Adventuresses

Bill Savage Takes on Adventuresses

January 30, 2013

The evening of January 18, Dr. Bill Savage — instructor in SCS’s MALit program and the Weinberg College English department — delivered the lecture “Adventuresses: Women in Public, Vice, and Art from the 1893 World’s Fair to the Jazz Age”.... Read More

MA/MFA Instructor Alex Kotlowitz Featured on This American Life

MA/MFA Instructor Alex Kotlowitz Featured on This American Life

January 16, 2013

Chicago author, filmmaker and MA/MFA in Creative Writing instructor Alex Kotlowitz, delivered a keynote lecture about his book Never a City So Real, this year’s One Book One Northwestern selection. The community-wide reading program sponsored by... Read More

TriQuarterly Releases 2013 Winter/Spring Issue

TriQuarterly Releases 2013 Winter/Spring Issue

January 14, 2013

TriQuarterly, the online literary magazine of the MA/MFA in Creative Writing program, has released their 2013 winter/spring issue. The new issue, edited by graduate students and faculty within the program, is home to a range of writing and video essays.... Read More

Dan Migala

Watch Dan Migala and Former Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg in Conversation

December 18, 2012

On Wednesday, December 11, The Migala Report, in partnership with Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, hosted an exclusive webinar featuring Dan Migala and former Texas Rangers owner and CEO Chuck Greenberg. ... Read More

Vietnam Veteran and SCS Instructor Finds Closure Through Writing

Vietnam Veteran and SCS Instructor Finds Closure Through Writing

December 10, 2012

It just about killed me,” says SCS undergraduate literature instructor Ray Gleason about writing his latest book, The Violent Season. The book is a collection of interconnected stories about a young man’s experience before, during and... Read More

MAlit Interim Faculty Director Marco Ruffini Awarded MLA Book Prize

MALit Interim Faculty Director Marco Ruffini Awarded MLA Book Prize

December 5, 2012

Master of Arts in Literature (MALit) interim faculty director Marco Ruffini was awarded the Howard R. Marraro Prize by the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) for his book Art without an Author: Vasari’s Lives and Michelangelo’s Death. ... Read More

CPS Graduation, Kosovo

Northwestern CPS Partners in a Historic Graduation in Pristina, Kosovo

November 30, 2012

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety participated in a historic event on November 30, graduating the third class of the International School of Police Staff and Command in Pristina, Kosovo. ... Read More

Chicago Fire Offers MSA Students More Than a Game

Chicago Fire Offers MSA Students More Than a Game

October 29, 2012

Free beer, hot dogs, transportation, and the region's best soccer action — what’s not to like? Northwestern’s Master of Arts in Sports Administration (MSA) Student Board arranged for a group of students to attend a Chicago... Read More

MMI Program Hosts Seminar on ICD-10

MMI Program Hosts Seminar on ICD-10

October 25, 2012

On October 17, the Master of Science in Medical Informatics (MMI) program hosted an online seminar on the topic of ICD-10 and its impact on clinicians. ICD-10 is the newest revision to the International Classification of... Read More

MCW Instructor Delivers Keynote Lecture

MCW Instructor Delivers Keynote Lecture

October 23, 2012

Chicago author, filmmaker and MA/MFA in Creative Writing instructor Alex Kotlowitz, delivered a keynote lecture about his book Never a City So Real, this year’s One Book One Northwestern selection. The community-wide reading program sponsored by... Read More

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MCW Co-Director Receives Praise from Salon.com

October 17, 2012

MA/MFA in Creative Writing co-director S.L. Wisenberg’s memoir received praise from Salon.com. ... Read More

Dr. Timothy Gordon

Scholarship Support Has Big Impact on Adult Students

October 9, 2012

Dr. Timothy Gordon, Associate Dean of Alumni and Student Services and recent recipient of a 2013 ACPA Diamond Award, has been published in Evolllution, an online newspaper focused on lifelong learning. ... Read More

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SCS Hosts Online Event with Chief Analytics Officer Bill Franks

September 28, 2012

Current and prospective students of Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Predictive Analytics (MSPA) program were able to get a unique and seasoned perspective on the age of big data through a special online webinar with Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata’s global alliance programs, hosted by MSPA faculty director Thomas Miller.... Read More

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Students Celebrate Distance Learning Weekend

September 27, 2012

Current students enrolled in online graduate programs at SCS visited the Chicago and Evanston campuses this past weekend for two days of professional presentations, workshops and networking. Distance learning weekend, a yearly event, welcomes students on a local, national and international scale from the MSIS, MSPA, MMI and MPPA online programs.... Read More

Weighing Anchors: A Veteran TV Newswriter Critiques the Top Network Anchors

SCS Alum Publishes New Book

September 26, 2012

Congratulations to SCS alum Mervin Block on the publication of his new book Weighing Anchors: A Veteran TV Newswriter Critiques the Top Network Anchors. In his new publication, the veteran newsman who also holds two degrees... Read More

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Northwestern Receives $1M Grant to Help Adult Students

September 17, 2012

The Bernard Osher Foundation has awarded Northwestern University a $1 million endowed gift to aid adult students resuming their educations. The foundation has also awarded a $50,000 bridge grant for scholarships to be awarded in the... Read More

SCS Dean Thomas F. Gibbons

SCS Dean Thomas F. Gibbons Accepted Into The National Academy of Arbitrators

August 28, 2012

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies is pleased to announce that Thomas F. Gibbons, Dean of the School of Continuing Studies, president of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association and instructor in the Mediation Skills Training professional development program, has been accepted into The National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA).... Read More

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SCS Launches New Website

August 27, 2012

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies has launched a new website to better serve the SCS community and communicate with prospective students.... Read More

MPPA instructor Greg Wass named in Government Technology

MPPA instructor Greg Wass named in Government Technology

August 10, 2012

Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) instructor Greg Wass was named to Government Technology's list of the top 25 doers, dreamers and drivers in public sector innovation.... Read More

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OLLI Commemorates 25 Years at Northwestern

July 23, 2012

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Northwestern University (OLLI) celebrates 25 years of providing a dynamic learning community for adults over 50 on Northwestern’s Chicago and Evanston campuses. ... Read More

SCS Students Share Research on Transparency with City of Chicago

SCS Students Share Research on Transparency with City of Chicago

July 16, 2012

The current buzzword in government is transparency, with its implied ideal of openness and accountability. “‘Transparency’ has replaced the word ‘reform’ as the new mantra of Chicago politicians,” wrote SCS instructor Donald Gordon in an April op-ed in the Chicago Tribune.... Read More

2012 SCS Convocation

2012 SCS Convocation

July 16, 2012

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies celebrated its 2012 graduates with two Convocation ceremonies on Friday, June 15th. The growing number of SCS students required separate ceremonies to award undergraduate and graduate degrees.... Read More

Jeremy T. Wilson earns Nelson Algren Award

Jeremy T. Wilson earns Nelson Algren Award

June 11, 2012

A Georgia native, writer Jeremy T. Wilson hoped to join the great tradition of southern writers — names like Twain, O’Connor, Faulkner and Welty. But it was further north, in Chicago, where he would end up... Read More