11/30/2016 03:59 PM CST
The Rockford Register Star has been honoring individuals and organizations since 1971 and 1979 respectively with their highest honor, the Excalibur and Excelsior awards.
11/18/2016 08:39 AM CST
Professor Brian Huels has been selected as one of the community's 40 Leaders Under 40.
11/17/2016 01:28 PM CST
Professors Matthew Bork and Troy Skwor, along with alumnae Stephanie Klemm, Brianna Schardt, and Stephanie Blaszczyk have alternative treatment research published in peer-reviewed scientific journal.
11/15/2016 08:47 AM CST
Hit musicals "Forever Plaid" and "Nunsense" open this week at RU and directed by special guest alumni director Kyle Donahue'03 and Professor Timm Adams.
11/11/2016 01:40 PM CST
The Lincoln Academy of Illinois will honor the top college and university students in the state during a ceremony on Saturday, November 12 in Springfield. Ivy Hood, from Roscoe, Ill., will receive this year's honor for Rockford University.
11/10/2016 03:47 PM CST
The Rockford Public Library is hosting a book discussion with authors Drs. Mary Weaks-Baxter, Catherine Forslund and Christine Bruun on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
11/02/2016 09:23 AM CDT
The next Future Regent Visit Day will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 11:30 - 3:30 on the Rockford University campus, 5050 East State Street, Rockford.
11/02/2016 09:01 AM CDT
Rockford University will inaugurate Eric W. Fulcomer, Ph.D., as its 18th President on Friday, November 4 at 2 p.m., in the Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center, on the Rockford University campus.
10/14/2016 10:03 AM CDT
The public is welcome to attend a forum discussing the shortage of clean water worldwide and Rockford's solutions hosted by the AAUW and moderated by RU's Dr. Troy Skwor.
10/10/2016 02:40 PM CDT
The Third Annual Rockford City Dance Festival is Oct. 14-15 and presented by the Performing Arts Department and the Friends of the Performing arts at Rockford University.
10/10/2016 02:22 PM CDT
A Meet & Greet with candidates begins at 1 p.m., followed by a candidate forum at 2 p.m., Maddox Theatre in the Clark Arts Center.
10/05/2016 01:48 PM CDT
Enrollment of full-time undergraduate students at Rockford University has reached a record high of 924 students for fall 2016, up from last year’s record of 903 students.
10/04/2016 09:46 AM CDT
LaShun McGhee recently joined Rockford University as the compliance and Title IX coordinator. McGhee has nearly 15 years combined experience with mental health, social justice, student conduct, prevention, and compliance.
09/27/2016 03:02 PM CDT
The Rock Valley College and Rockford University Career & Internship Fair is an opportunity for employers to recruit job and internship seekers. Join us at RVC on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
09/27/2016 02:25 PM CDT
Considered William Inge’s masterpiece, Picnic won the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Opening night is Thursday, Oct. 8.
09/21/2016 02:28 PM CDT
A lightning strike has knocked out phone service to the majority of RU's campus.
09/16/2016 12:02 PM CDT
Melissa Fleming, head of communications and chief spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will be on campus as part of the fall 2016 Forum series on Wednesday, September 21. She will be participating in an International Day of Peace panel discussion facilitated by Rockford University President Eric W. Fulcomer, Ph.D.
09/12/2016 04:10 PM CDT
Artist Michael Reedy examines the transience of the human condition by exploring memory, visual complexity, and ornamentation.
09/09/2016 11:36 AM CDT
Six new full-time faculty members joined Rockford University for the 2016-2017 academic year.
09/06/2016 10:47 AM CDT
Rockford University is pleased to welcome Walter Payton family members, Connie and Jarrett Payton to campus on Thursday, Sept. 8 as part of the annual Rock Solid Success Seminar.
08/26/2016 02:41 PM CDT
Catch up on the latest from RU in the summer 2016 issue of Catalyst, now also available online.
08/26/2016 10:08 AM CDT
Facilitated by a diverse group of leaders and organizations from the greater Rockford area and the state, the summit will explore how the health of our community economy is directly linked to residents’ ability to thrive.
08/22/2016 01:49 PM CDT
Rockford University will celebrate the start of its 170th year with the President’s Opening Convocation on Friday, August 26, at 12 p.m., in Maddox Theatre.
08/17/2016 04:07 PM CDT
Among the highlights of the 11 fall Forum events are a seminar with the Walter Payton Family, the third annual Rockford City Dance Festival and numerous speakers presenting on a variety of topics including Melissa Fleming, head of communications and chief spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
08/15/2016 09:26 AM CDT
One of the best ways to learn about RU is to come visit. There are several opportunities planned for coming year.
08/10/2016 09:58 AM CDT
There is still time to enroll for fall courses at Rockford University. Classes begin Wednesday, August 24.
07/29/2016 10:09 AM CDT
Rockford University was chosen as one of 21 organizations that will receive money to support the effective use of digitized primary sources in K-12 classrooms.
07/20/2016 12:13 PM CDT
Final preparations are underway for Performing Arts students and faculty to make their journey to Edinburgh, Scotland to perform in this year's international Festival Fringe.
07/06/2016 04:03 PM CDT
Matthew D. Phillips '04/'06 has been named as Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management for the 2016-17 year, filling the position previously held by Dr. Eric Fulcomer, who took over as President of Rockford University on July 1, 2016.
07/06/2016 03:05 PM CDT
Rockford University Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) Michael Perry, Ph.D., has been selected as a 2016 NCAA Division III FAR Fellow.
06/30/2016 09:34 AM CDT
Robert L. Head, Ph.D., will serve his last day as the University's 17th president today, June 30, 2016.
06/30/2016 09:16 AM CDT
July 1, 2016 marks the first day of Dr. Fulcomer's presidency at the University. He previously served as the Vice President for Enrollment Management.
06/07/2016 10:13 AM CDT
Ronnie Robertson joined Rockford University May 31 as the Director of the Burpee Student Center and Student Activities.
05/31/2016 09:59 AM CDT
The Office of Admission is hosting a Campus Takeover Visit Day on Friday, June 3. This new visit day is geared toward students in high school and those just finishing their senior year.
05/10/2016 02:33 PM CDT
Two Rockford University faculty members have been honored with the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is presented annually to a full-time professor and adjunct professor.
04/28/2016 02:49 PM CDT
Wednesday, April 27 marked Rockford University's second Day of Giving and final results are in.
04/26/2016 09:15 PM CDT
The Rockford School Board has unanimously approved an innovative plan with Rockford University to recruit teachers and build a workforce grown from its own student body.
04/25/2016 04:39 PM CDT
Rockford University’s 162nd Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 15, at 2:00 p.m., at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in downtown Rockford.
04/14/2016 02:48 PM CDT
A town hall meeting addressing the birth defects, diseases, and learning disabilities affecting the children and grandchildren of our nation’s veterans will be held on Saturday, April 23.
04/14/2016 11:43 AM CDT
RU will host a Junior Preview Day on Friday, April 22.
04/13/2016 03:08 PM CDT
Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann, Ph.D. will present the ‘Last Lecture’ on April 25, 3 p.m. in Fisher Memorial Chapel, 5050 E. State St., Rockford. The lecture is part of the spring Forum series at the University. This opportunity will give Professor Beckmann a chance to reflect on life as if this was going to be his last message before passing.
04/11/2016 01:55 PM CDT
The Rockford University baseball program has announced that it will hold its annual fundraiser on Sunday, April 24 when the Regents host the University of Chicago Maroons at Rivets Stadium in Loves Park, Illinois.
04/06/2016 03:29 PM CDT
Professor Gahan will be presenting the third lecture in a lunch & learn series focusing on Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
04/06/2016 11:59 AM CDT
RU's PURI School of Business welcomes Kellogg School of Management professor Mohanbir Sawhney, Ph.D., as the inaugural speaker for the 'Thought Leaders Lecture Series' on Monday, April 18, 2016.
03/25/2016 10:09 AM CDT
The RU Department of Economics, Business and Accounting (EBA) will host its 8th annual business luncheon, featuring the keynote speaker Peter Provenzano, president and chief executive officer of SupplyCore Inc.
03/24/2016 04:18 PM CDT
International students at Rockford University will prepare a wide variety of international dishes for the University’s 11th annual International Food Festival, Saturday, April 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.
03/24/2016 10:28 AM CDT
Four local students are first to be awarded full tuition through the Rockford Promise initiaitve.
03/18/2016 01:35 PM CDT
An open house highlighting the various graduate programs and adult accelerated degree program will be held April 6 in the PURI Business School.
03/17/2016 04:36 PM CDT
'Dust Archive' will open March 17 at the Rockford University Art Gallery and will feature the work of artist Bradley Cahill. The exhibit will close April 15.
03/07/2016 03:59 PM CST
Two final events to help support students' trip to the Fringe Festival will preview Edinburgh performances.
03/07/2016 03:59 PM CST
One of only four small college's in the nation, RU's Performing Arts students have received a special invitation to attend the largest international arts festival in the world this summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
03/03/2016 02:11 PM CST
The Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford University will be hosting an Entrepreneurial Education conference March 14.
03/02/2016 03:39 PM CST
Rockford University and Rock Valley College will host a career and internship fair on Wednesday, March 16 from 1-4 p.m.
02/29/2016 08:36 AM CST
Rockford University will celebrate the 169th year of the signing of its charter Wednesday, Monday, February 29, 201, at 4 p.m., during the Charter Day Convocation. OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center President and Rockford University alumna Paula Carynski will give the keynote address.
02/26/2016 09:27 AM CST
The Rockford University Performing Arts Department will open their spring 2016 theatre season with Sophocle's 3rd Theban play, “Antigone”.
02/24/2016 02:53 PM CST
Rockford University was recognized by the American Advertising Federation of Northern Illinois with eight 2016 American Advertising (ADDY) Awards for advertising creative excellence.
02/22/2016 08:59 AM CST
The Rockford University Board of Trustees announced today that Eric Fulcomer, Ph.D., has been appointed as the 18th President of Rockford University, and to succeed Robert L. Head, Ph.D., who is retiring June 30, 2016.
02/17/2016 09:56 AM CST
Rockford University received information late on February 16, regarding a fatal traffic accident involving three current RU students and one former RU student.
02/09/2016 10:00 AM CST
Noted author Robert Lupton is returning to Rockford on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, to share next steps toward best practices in asset-based community development as expressed in his new book, Charity Detox.
02/01/2016 09:46 AM CST
Blues Artist Barrelhouse Chuck to speak on the history of Chicago blues musicians and perform with the Blue Lights Blues Band
01/22/2016 12:18 PM CST
The Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) at Rockford University will be hosting several programs this spring including the Leadership Café series, Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Fund Development Certificate Program, and more.
01/22/2016 12:07 PM CST
The Rockford University spring 2016 performing arts season will open with The Orchesis Student Dance Company’s presentation of “Body Language”.
01/21/2016 10:18 AM CST
Professor of Performing Arts Jeff Hendry received an award for Best Costume Design from Broadwayworld.com for his work this past summer on THE MUSIC MAN and SISTER ACT.
01/19/2016 03:18 PM CST
The Rockford University Spring 2016 Forum Series will begin Thursday, January 28. Ten events will be held during the spring that span a wide variety of topics and interests.
01/06/2016 12:02 PM CST
Featured in the latest issue of Catalyst - Rock Solid & Ready: The Campaign for Rockford University.
12/17/2015 03:49 PM CST
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, Highland Community College and Rockford University announce Rubin Education Challenge, creating $5,000,000 in endowed funds for scholarships.
12/08/2015 03:04 PM CST
The Lincoln Academy of Illinois honored the top college and university students in the state during a ceremony held in Springfield in November.
12/08/2015 08:53 AM CST
Classes for the spring 2016 semester begin on Tuesday, January 19 at Rockford University and there is still time to enroll.
12/03/2015 04:07 PM CST
Mid-year Rockford University degree candidates will be honored on Saturday, December 5 during the December Recognition Ceremony.
11/20/2015 02:42 PM CST
The Rockford University Psych Society Club is running their annual coat drive through December 1. All donations to the drive will benefit the Jubilee Center and MAYA's House.
11/17/2015 09:14 AM CST
Approximately 200 students from high schools in the Stateline area will visit Rockford University to attend the Annual Entrepreneurship Day, on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in the University’s Burpee Center, 5050 East State Street, Rockford.
11/09/2015 01:47 PM CST
Rockford University has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse.
10/26/2015 02:43 PM CDT
‘Levitation Lessons: Monsters, Buildings, & Other Abstractions’ will open October 30 at the Rockford University Art Gallery featuring the work of artist Derrick Buisch.
10/21/2015 11:46 AM CDT
Students interested in attending Rockford University are invited to attend the University’s Visit Day on Wednesday, November 11 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
10/20/2015 10:48 AM CDT
The United Way of Rock River Valley confirmed their partnership with the Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) at Rockford University through a three-year commitment of $51,000.
10/20/2015 08:51 AM CDT
NICNE at Rockford University has been awarded a grant totaling $60,000 from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. The grant funds, referred to as “Collaboration Takes NICNE To The Next Level” will be dispersed over a three year period and are dedicated to expanding partnerships and collaborations.
10/08/2015 04:26 PM CDT
Rockford University announced today the launch of Rock Solid & Ready, a 17.3. million dollar campaign to further enhance the campus environment and the student experience.
10/05/2015 08:39 AM CDT
The dance festival was conceived last year to honor the late Jayne Poor, professor at the university and an influential member of the Rockford dance community.
09/28/2015 03:43 PM CDT
The Rockford University Performing Arts Department will open its 2015-2016 theatre season with the musical “Seesaw.” The show opens Thursday, October 1 and runs through Sunday, October 4.
09/28/2015 03:37 PM CDT
Rockford University will host guest speaker Lon Hodge and his service dog Gander for the presentation, “Dogs not drugs: Service dogs and PTSD”. Mr. Hodge will talk about his journey with post-traumatic stress disorder and his upcoming book “Fetch: Travels with Gander”.
09/15/2015 11:14 AM CDT
Enrollment of full-time undergraduate students at Rockford University has reached a record high of 903 students for fall 2015, up nearly 3 percent over last year.
09/09/2015 11:50 AM CDT
The Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement (JACCE) and the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will host a blood drive at Rockford University on Tuesday, September 22. The drive will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the Fisher Chapel Circle on the University campus at 5050 E. State St., Rockford.
09/09/2015 11:25 AM CDT
Rockford University and Rock Valley College will host a career and internship fair on Wednesday, September 23 from 1-4 p.m. The fair will be held in the Physical Education Center at Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford.
09/09/2015 11:22 AM CDT
‘Notes from the Sea’ will open September 11 at the Rockford University Art Gallery. The exhibit features the work of artist Marilyn Propp.
09/09/2015 08:54 AM CDT
Rockford University named as a Best Midwest Regional Tier One University.
09/01/2015 04:03 PM CDT
President Robert L. Head, Ph.D., will host and facilitate a panel discussion on race relations issues and how we, as a community, walk the line between justice, protest and violence.
08/25/2015 10:06 AM CDT
The Rockford University fall 2015 Forum Series began Friday, August 21 with the annual President’s Opening Convocation. The series will span a wide variety of topics and interests. All events are open to the public and with the exception of theatre events, are offered at no charge.
08/17/2015 01:47 PM CDT
The 2015-2016 Rockford University academic year will formally begin with the President’s Opening Convocation on Friday, August 21, at 12 p.m., Maddox Theatre in the Rockford University Clark Arts Center.
08/12/2015 10:46 AM CDT
Former president of Rockford College, John A. Howard, passed away peacefully August 7, 2015, just three days shy of his 94th birthday.
07/23/2015 03:13 PM CDT
Michael Houselog, Ed.D., has been named as Director of Graduate Programs in Education at Rockford University. Dr. Houselog will assume his duties on Monday, August 17, 2015.
07/14/2015 10:36 AM CDT
Rockford University is searching for Ambassador Families for new international students who are starting classes at the University this fall.
07/08/2015 02:41 PM CDT
The spring 2015 Dean's and Distinguished Scholars lists have been published and are available on the Rockford University Merit page.
07/08/2015 09:32 AM CDT
The Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) at Rockford University welcomes noted author and non-profit activist Dan Pallotta as the key note speaker on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 for a special luncheon.
06/23/2015 09:25 AM CDT
Over the summer, the US Treasury is soliciting input to help decide which American woman should be featured on the new $10 bill. Alumna and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jane Addams definitely fits the bill.
06/17/2015 09:55 AM CDT
Belinda Wholeben, Ed.D., will serve as the interim vice president of academic affairs and provost at Rockford University, filling the position formerly held by Steven F. Siconolfi, Ph.D., FACSM.
06/17/2015 09:25 AM CDT
Check out news and happenings from Rockford University in the latest issue of Catalyst!
06/10/2015 03:34 PM CDT
There is still plenty of time to enroll for fall courses at Rockford University. Classes begin Wednesday, August 19.
06/10/2015 03:23 PM CDT
Rockford University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year by The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
06/08/2015 03:40 PM CDT
The Rockford University Residence Life department has successfully completed a second annual donation drive to Goodwill of Northern Illinois.
05/21/2015 09:28 AM CDT
Rockford University coaches, players, and staff will host a variety of sports camps throughout the summer open to players of all ages.
05/19/2015 03:56 PM CDT
Students interested in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Rockford University are invited to attend a visit day on Friday, June 5.
05/15/2015 02:36 PM CDT
Rockford University's 161st Commencement is Sunday, May 17. New speaker announced.
05/08/2015 10:35 AM CDT
Public Opening Reception celebrating the $5 million Burpee Student Center renovations
05/07/2015 09:19 AM CDT
Rockford University’s Senior Thesis Art Exhibit will open Friday, May 8 at the Rockford University Art Gallery located in the Clark Arts Center at 5050 East State Street, Rockford.
04/28/2015 05:04 PM CDT
Wednesday, April 29 marked Rockford University's first ever Day of Giving and final results are in.
04/21/2015 03:03 PM CDT
A variety of academic achievements from the 2014-2015 school year will be on display including senior seminar projects, undergraduate research, poems, short stories, artwork and performances.
04/17/2015 10:35 AM CDT
Coach Bob Koopmann notched his 200th win during a doubleheader against University of Chicago on April 12.
04/16/2015 10:31 AM CDT
The Rockford University Performing Arts Department will conclude its 2014-2015 theatre season with Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost.”
04/15/2015 03:34 PM CDT
Science club Alpha Helix was awarded the 2015 Hutchcroft Youth Award for Environmental Excellence by Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful during an April 2 Earth Day Luncheon.
04/15/2015 03:14 PM CDT
The Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement (JACCE) at Rockford University recognized women leaders on the University’s campus with the Young Leader Award and Women’s History Month Recognition Award in a ceremony held March 31.
04/15/2015 01:39 PM CDT
Philip Soosloff, Professor of art at Rockford University, will present the ‘Last Lecture’ on April 23, 7 p.m. in the Rockford University Art Gallery, Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St., Rockford. The lecture is part of the spring Forum series at the University.
04/14/2015 03:25 PM CDT
The 4th Annual Sport Studies Symposium will take place on April 24, 2015 from 1 – 5 p.m., in the Severson Auditorium, located in Scarborough Hall.
04/14/2015 01:35 PM CDT
Rockford University’s 161st Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 17, at 2:00 p.m., at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in downtown Rockford.
04/09/2015 04:54 PM CDT
From Rockford to Nicaragua, this is a story of how one Golden-winged Warbler banded in Dr. Marshall's class is making a big difference in migratory research.
04/08/2015 03:35 PM CDT
The Office of Global Affairs will be hosting Dr. Araceli Alonso and Sergio Esnard as part of a lecture on contemporary Cuban life this Friday, April 10 at Rockford University. Dr. Alonso and Mr. Esnard will each discuss their personal experiences living in Cuba.
04/08/2015 11:17 AM CDT
The Rockford University Art Gallery will feature pieces created by faculty members during an exhibit set to open Friday, April 10 at the Rockford University Art Gallery. Faculty members featured in the exhibit include Philip Soosloff, Dave Menard, Chris Sisson, and Danielle Barton.
04/03/2015 10:40 AM CDT
Guest speaker Melissa Paulsen, Assistant Director, Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame will present “The Power of the Triple Bottom Line to Bolster Communities.”
03/30/2015 03:24 PM CDT
Members of the Rockford University Spanish Club recently met Ms. Lemonholm's Spanish for native speakers class at East High School in Rockford to discuss college life and how the high school students could continue their Spanish studies in college.
03/30/2015 01:30 PM CDT
International students at Rockford University will prepare a wide variety of international dishes for the University’s 10th annual International Food Festival, Saturday, April 18 from 5 to 8 p.m.
03/24/2015 04:05 PM CDT
Rockford University and Rock Valley College will host a career and internship fair on Wednesday, March 25 from 1-4 p.m. The fair will be held in Regents Hall, Burpee Center, Rockford University, 5050 East State Street, Rockford.
03/24/2015 03:40 PM CDT
The Rockford University Performing Arts Department will present New Beginnings, Thursday March 26 - Saturday March 28.
03/17/2015 09:36 AM CDT
MELTFEST 2015 is March 21. The family friendly festival is held inside of the Prairie Street Brewhouse. Admission to the festival is free and there will be a wide range of activities for attendees to enjoy.
03/12/2015 11:56 AM CDT
Rockford University, in conjunction with Korea Economic Institute of America and Rockford Area Economic Development Council presents an exciting and informative panel of speakers discussing economic, social, and political challenges in Russia, Korea, Japan and China and the impact on America.
03/09/2015 03:38 PM CDT
The ensemble of accomplished Arab and Jewish youth artists (ages 18-24) will perform a free community concert hosted and sponsored by Rockford University on Saturday, March 14 at 7 pm.
03/05/2015 10:37 AM CST
The Rockford University Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Andrew Weber '10/'12, as its next head men's basketball coach.
02/27/2015 02:07 PM CST
‘Body Image Form’ will open March 3 at the Rockford University Art Gallery. The exhibit features work by artists John Fraser, Rebecca Reeves, Diane Simpson, and Anne Wilson that are on loan from the Rockford Art Museum and private vendors. ‘Body Image Form’ explores concepts of the human condition and of the body in potent works of art that delve into form and image, and resonate with material meaning.
02/27/2015 01:48 PM CST
Rockford University will celebrate the 168th year of the signing of its charter Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 4 p.m., during the Charter Day Convocation. Professor Emeritus Lou Ferroli, Ph.D., will give the keynote address with a speech entitled, “Tales of Honor.” Dr. Ferroli was a professor of education at Rockford University for 23 years before his retirement in 2013.
02/24/2015 09:27 AM CST
The Rockford University Performing Arts Department will debut “Dogfight”, its first show of the spring semester, on Thursday, February 26. The musical is based on Bob Comfort’s screenplay for the 1991 movie by Nancy Savoca, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and book by Peter Duchan.
02/23/2015 11:46 AM CST
President Robert L. Head, Ph.D., has announced he will retire June 30, 2016, the date his current contract concludes. Dr. Head joined the University in June 2008 and serves as the institution’s 17th president.
02/23/2015 08:50 AM CST
Rockford University’s Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) is offering a Fund Development Certificate Program beginning this spring. The program will provide individuals with an understanding of fundraising basics and how to make fund development into a career. There are five courses included in the program.
02/12/2015 09:23 AM CST
Award winning photographer and filmmaker, Nathan Dappen, Ph.D. will speak February 12 as part of the university’s spring forum series. Dr. Dappen’s images, films, books and other projects have been featured internationally, including in National Geographic, Vogue, The Washington Post, Scientific American, The World Wildlife Fund and more.
02/04/2015 03:12 PM CST
A Chinese Lunar New Year celebration will be hosted by Rockford University’s Multicultural Club and the Office of Global Affairs at Rockford University, Wednesday, February 11, 5-7 p.m., Regents Hall, Burpee Center on the Rockford University Campus located at 5050 East State Street, Rockford
02/03/2015 03:14 PM CST
Rockford University and the Rockford Chamber have continued their partnership to present the People You Should Know (PYSK) Talks. This series, highlighting a collection of weekly talks, features recipients of the Chamber’s People You Should Know Awards.
01/30/2015 03:18 PM CST
Students, faculty and staff at Rockford University will participate in a “Read Aloud of Black American Voices” in celebration of Black American History Month on February 17 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
01/27/2015 08:52 AM CST
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Shawn Klein, Ph.D., has been asked to participate in a number of media appearances focusing on the nation’s latest sports obsession with under-inflated footballs.
01/22/2015 09:13 AM CST
The biennial art auction, Heart Art, will be held Friday, February 20 from 6-9 p.m. in the Rockford University Art Gallery located in the Clark Arts Center on the Rockford University campus, 5050 East State Street, Rockford.
01/21/2015 09:22 AM CST
Rockford University joins just 361 other colleges and universities from across the nation, and one of only 11 in Illinois, to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
01/13/2015 03:21 PM CST
The Rockford University Spring 2015 Forum Series will begin Friday, January 23. There will be nine events at the University this spring that span a wide variety of topics and interests. All events are open to the public and with the exception of theatre events, are offered at no charge.
01/13/2015 10:29 AM CST
Students interested in attending, or who would like to learn more about Rockford University, are encouraged to attend a visit day on Saturday, February 7.
01/12/2015 03:10 PM CST
Check out the most recent issue of Catalyst - news from Rockford University and beyond.
01/05/2015 12:14 PM CST
Classes for the spring 2015 semester begin on Tuesday, January 20 at Rockford University and there is still time to enroll.
12/19/2014 03:50 PM CST
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has recognized Rockford University as a leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement for the sixth consecutive year.
12/02/2014 09:38 AM CST
Rockford University senior Allison Jackson of Roscoe, Ill., has been selected as Rockford University’s Lincoln Academy Student Laureate for 2014, a state wide honor that recognizes an outstanding college senior from each of the four-year degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois who demonstrate excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.
11/20/2014 12:14 PM CST
Senior Development Officer John McNamara was honored by the Winnebago and Boone Counties Continuum of Care (task force on homelessness) with the inaugural Hero of Homeless Award on November 19, 2014.
11/20/2014 12:12 PM CST
Featuring three distinct artists, PULLED highlights the visionary styles of Chicago indie poster culture through a vibrant presentation of the artists’ screen prints and posters.
11/13/2014 12:09 PM CST
Poetry works of English Professor Susan Azar Porterfield, Ph.D., are highlighted in an interview by Northern Public Radio's WNIJ 89.5 FM.
10/31/2014 02:52 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., –Approximately 200 students from high schools in the stateline area will visit Rockford University to attend the Annual Entrepreneurship Day, on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in the University’s Burpee Center, 5050 East State Street, Rockford.
10/31/2014 02:47 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., – Rockford University’s Rock Solid television advertising series has been recognized with a Gold Award for Best Video PSA or Commercial Spot by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an international association of education advancement officers, who include alumni administrators, fund raisers, public relations managers, publications editors, and government relations officers.
10/31/2014 02:45 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., — Rockford University faculty members routinely participate in a wide variety of academic and professional activities. Following is a summary of recent accomplishments.
10/28/2014 12:03 PM CDT
10/27/2014 12:02 PM CDT
10/23/2014 02:23 PM CDT
10/20/2014 12:05 PM CDT
10/16/2014 10:56 AM CDT
Rockford, Ill. – Curated by Jason Judd, co-director of the Chicago art and contemporary practices site Make-Space.net, Ultra-Deep Field is a group exhibition that considers the inadequacy of representing desire, time, and scale by way of hand. The exhibit will feature art by Adam Farcus, Bill Conger, Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Erin Washington, Katie Bell, Holly Murkerson, Daniel Baird, Bob Jones, and Laura Davis.
10/16/2014 10:53 AM CDT
Rockford, Ill., –Approximately 200 students from high schools in the stateline area will visit Rockford University to attend the Annual Entrepreneurship Day, on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in the University’s Burpee Center, 5050 East State Street, Rockford.
10/16/2014 10:45 AM CDT
Rockford, Ill., –Rockford University is pleased to announce the creation of the Puri Business School, in recognition of a $5 million contribution to the University by First Rockford Group Founder and President Sunil Puri, 1982 alumnus and 2013 recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University. The Puri Business School (PBS) commemorates Mr. Puri’s lifetime commitment to Rockford University.
10/16/2014 10:42 AM CDT
Rockford, Ill., – The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Rockford University has successfully completed its accreditation review by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), earning full accreditation through 2019.
10/16/2014 10:37 AM CDT
Rockford, Ill., - US News and World Report has released its 2015 Best College Rankings with Rockford University being named as a Best Midwest Regional Tier One University.
10/16/2014 10:35 AM CDT
Rockford, Ill., – Students interested in attending Rockford University are invited to attend the University’s Visit Day on Friday, October 13, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Rockford University, 5050 East State Street, Rockford.
10/16/2014 10:34 AM CDT
Rockford, Ill., – The Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) at Rockford University will be hosting several programs this fall including the Leadership Café series, Certificate in Nonprofit Management, a workshop on teambuilding for nonprofits, Nonprofit Board Training, Nonprofit Dialogue, and superior customer service workshop.
10/16/2014 10:26 AM CDT
Rockford, Ill.- Stephen Warde Anderson is a self taught artist with over twenty years spent perfecting and adapting his technique. His paintings combine a vivid imagination, and innocent admiration of women, to reveal paintings of a symbolic nature.
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Rockford, Ill., – Rockford University will be hosting Rajmohan Gandhi, Ph.D., grandson of Mahatma Gandhi , on their campus as part of their fall 2014 Forum series. Dr. Gandhi will be interviewed be Rockford University President Robert L. Head, Ph.D. The interview will be held Wednesday, September 17, 6 p.m., in Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St., Rockford.
09/10/2014 04:08 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill. - Rockford University is pleased to be a sponsor of the upcoming Firefighter 2014 Battle on Saturday, September 13 to benefit the American Red Cross.
09/10/2014 04:04 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill. – McGaw Hall, the seven story residence hall located on the northeast corner of the University’s campus is scheduled for demolition. The building has not been in use since its closing in 2004.
09/10/2014 02:49 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill. — Rockford University is pleased to announce its fall 2014 Forum Series schedule. The University will host nine events this fall that span a wide variety of topics and interests. The public is invited and encouraged to attend all events. With the exception of the theatre production, forum events are offered at no charge.
09/10/2014 02:44 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., - Robert Lupton, Ph.D., author and founder of FCS Ministries will speak at the University as part of the Fall 2014 Forum Series, as well has be the featured guest for a luncheon and dialogue hosted by the University's Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NINCE) in partnership with United Way of Rock River Valley.
09/10/2014 02:37 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., – The 2013-2014 Rockford University academic year will formally begin with the President’s Opening Convocation on Friday, August 21, at 12 p.m., Maddox Theatre in the Rockford University Clark Arts Center, 5050 East State Street, Rockford. The formal opening convocation event has been held annually since 1851.
09/10/2014 02:12 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill. — Denise Noe has joined Rockford University as Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Ms. Noe will support the ongoing identification, cultivation and stewardship of gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations, as well as provide oversight for the Advancement areas of the University.
09/10/2014 01:58 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., – There is still time to enroll for fall courses at Rockford University. Classes begin Wednesday, August 20. Rockford University is a four-year, co-educational institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional liberal arts and professional fields. T
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Rockford, Ill. - The past twelve months have been very rewarding and busy for new Rockford University Head Golf Coach Lloyd McWilliams. The year started with...
06/27/2014 11:57 AM CDT
Rockford, Ill., — Professor Catherine Forslund, Ph.D., will be giving the Lunch and Learn lecture at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum...
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Rockford, Ill., – Rockford University’s Department of Education has partnered with Rockford Public School District 205 to create a new customized education curriculum for...
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Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford University Board of Trustees voted at its May 2014 meeting to approve the donation a 1.3 acre parcel of land to the Rockford Park District. The parcel is located directly to the north of the University’s Cummings Housing Complex and immediately adjacent to the eastern border of Reuben A. Aldeen Park.
06/11/2014 02:20 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., – Students interested in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Rockford University are invited to attend a nursing visit day on Wednesday, June 18.
06/02/2014 02:42 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill. – Assistant Professor of Art, Dave Menard, and alumnus Dain Sundstedt MBA ’14, will be pairing up to launch Professor Menard’s newest art exhibit...
05/29/2014 02:37 PM CDT
Transfer Tuesdays will begin on June 2 and continue throughout the summer. Students interested in transferring to Rockford University can stop by the University Admission Office any time on...
05/15/2014 02:18 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill. – Rockford University’s 160th Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 18, at 2:00 p.m., at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in downtown Rockford. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Management Studies, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Business Administration degrees will be awarded to 357 graduates.
05/14/2014 02:15 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill. - Two Rockford University faculty members have been honored with the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award. The award is presented annually to a full-time professor and adjunct professor.
05/13/2014 02:30 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill. - Jennifer Brannon (Machesney Park, Ill.), a senior biology and chemistry double major, has received an Undergraduate Travel Award to present research at the Evolution 2014 Conference in Raleigh, NC, June 20-24. The Evolution Conference is the joint meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Society of Systematic Biologists, and American Society of Naturalists. There will be over 1500 presentations at the conference.
05/13/2014 02:26 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., — Rockford University faculty members participate in a wide variety of academic and professional activities. Following is a summary of recent accomplishments.
05/09/2014 02:14 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill. – Rockford University’s Senior Thesis Art Exhibit is open now through May 19 at the Rockford University Art Gallery located in the Clark Arts Center at 5050 East State Street, Rockford.
04/29/2014 02:11 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., - Recent controversies in Major League Baseball have raised more questions surrounding ethics in the sport. Shawn Klein, Ph.D., teaches courses in Sports Ethics and Philosophy of Sport, as well as other philosophy classes at Rockford University.
04/21/2014 02:08 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., — The second induction ceremony of Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society will take place at Rockford University Friday, April 25, 6 p.m. in room 124 of the building located at 5100 E. State St., Rockford.
04/18/2014 02:04 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill. - Assistant Professor of Nursing Cheryl Troxel was selected as the 97ZOK Teacher of the Week. She received an unexpected visit during her morning's Adult Nursing 410 class from afternoon on-air personality Sweet Lenny on Friday, April 18.
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Rockford, Ill. – Rockford University’s 160th Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 18, at 2:00 p.m., at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in downtown Rockford. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Management Studies, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Business Administration degrees will be awarded to approximately 350 students.
04/15/2014 01:58 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., — Several Rockford University students be presented at the 19th Annual Research Day at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford on Wednesday, April 16.
04/11/2014 01:56 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., — Rockford University will be offering a weeklong workshop and two week graduate course this summer on using primary sources from the Library of Congress. Both the workshop and graduate course will be held on the Rockford University Campus, 5050 E. State St., Rockford.
04/10/2014 01:50 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill. — United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, will be speaking at Rockford University on Tuesday, May 6, as part of the University’s spring forum series.
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Rockford, Ill., – Rockford University will host the Third Annual Sports Studies Symposium on April 25, 2014 from 1 – 5 p.m., at the Grace Roper Lounge, located in...
04/03/2014 01:43 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., — Rockford University’s Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) will be offering a seminar for employers to help explain the impact of...
03/20/2014 01:40 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill. - Rockford University Assistant Professor Troy Skwor, Ph.D., will be giving a seminar Friday, March 21 at Rutgers University...
03/13/2014 01:37 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., — International students at Rockford University will prepare a wide variety of international dishes for the University’s 9th annual International Food...
03/11/2014 01:33 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill., — Rockford University and Rock Valley College will host a career and internship fair on Wednesday, March 26 from 1-4 p.m. This fair will be...
03/11/2014 01:26 PM CDT
Rockford, Ill. – Jeremy Long is an artist specializing in the Post Abstract Figurative movement in American painting. Born in Chicago, Ill., Long is currently...
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Rockford, Ill., — Rockford University is an engine that pumps more than $118 million into the region’s economy each year, according to a new report release...
03/06/2014 01:22 PM CST
Rockford, Ill., – The Rockford University Department of Economics, Business and Accounting will host a luncheon and program on...
03/04/2014 01:19 PM CST
Rockford, Ill., – Please join Rockford University President Robert L. Head, Ph.D., for a press conference to announce the results of a comprehensive...
02/28/2014 12:56 PM CST
Rockford, Ill., — Students, faculty and staff at Rockford University will celebrate World Read Aloud Day on March 5 from...
02/27/2014 12:46 PM CST
Rockford, Ill., - Rockford University will celebrate the 167th year of the signing of its charter...
02/27/2014 12:45 PM CST
Rockford, Ill., –Approximately 200 students from high schools in the Stateline area will visit Rockford University to attend the 6th Annual Entrepreneurship Day...
02/13/2014 11:54 AM CST
Rockford, Ill., – Rockford University Vocal Collective will be performing during the 4th annual Black History Month observance, ‘The Path to Transformation’...
02/12/2014 11:42 AM CST
Rockford, Ill., — A lively construction-themed philanthropic event will take place on Saturday, February 21, on the Rockford University campus...
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Rockford, Ill., —Rockford University's Howard Colman Library is co-hosting a screening of the film "Black Rockfordians: Their Journey Through the Forest City"...
02/04/2014 11:37 AM CST
Rockford, Ill., — Rockford University is pleased to welcome United States Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Lynch to campus for the local kick-off of...
01/24/2014 11:34 AM CST
Rockford, Ill. - Michael Ferris, Jr.’s solo art exhibition presents a number of his recent Michael Ferris Jr. Recent Sculpture recycled wood/pigmented grout
01/24/2014 11:31 AM CST
Rockford, Ill. — Rockford University Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Business Administration program Jeff Fahrenwald, was named...
01/22/2014 11:23 AM CST
Rockford, Ill. — Rockford University is pleased to announce its Spring 2014 Forum Series schedule. The University will host ten events...
01/14/2014 11:19 AM CST
Rockford, Ill. - Rockford University and the Rockford Chamber have partnered together to present the People You Should Know (PYSK) Talks. This series...
01/09/2014 11:16 AM CST
Rockford, Ill., – Students interested in attending, or who would like to learn more about Rockford University, are invited to attend a visit day on...
12/12/2013 11:15 AM CST
Rockford, Ill., — Rockford University opened the 400th chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society by inducting 24 new members on November 14. The honor society...
12/10/2013 11:12 AM CST
Rockford, Ill., – The following individuals have joined the faculty at Rockford University.
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Rockford, Ill., — Classes for the spring 2014 semester begin on Tuesday, January 21 at Rockford University and there is still time to enroll. Rockford University serves...
12/04/2013 03:29 AM CST
Rockford, Ill. -- Local elementary students will get a big boost to their library thanks to a community based learning graduate project organized by Rockford University graduate students...
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Rockford, Ill., – The Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) at Rockford College presents Legally Speaking, "Information every nonprofit needs to know.” The one day workshop addresses topics of Employment Law for Nonprofits, Merger and Dissolutions Issues for Nonprofits, Key Tax Issues for Nonprofits, and Charitable and Planned Giving Issues.
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