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news-img ‘Deflate-gate’ keeping Professor Shawn Klein busy with national media

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:52:00 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.


news-img Heart Art 2015 Silent Auction is Feb. 20

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:13:00 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.


news-img Carnegie Foundation selects RU for 2015 Community Engagement Classification

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:22:00 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.


news-img Spring 2015 Forum Series Events

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:21:00 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.


news-img Saturday, Feb. 7 Visit Day hosted on campus

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:29:00 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.


news-img Catalyst Winter Issue

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:10:00 CST

Check out the most recent issue of Catalyst - news from Rockford University and beyond.


news-img Still time to enroll for Spring 2015 classes

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:14:00 CST

Classes for the spring 2015 semester begin on Tuesday, January 20 at Rockford University and there is still time to enroll.


news-img RU Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:50:00 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.


news-img Allison Jackson named Lincoln Academy Student Laureate

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:38:00 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.


news-img Senior Development Officer and former mayor John McNamara honored with Hero of Homeless Award

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:14:00 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.


news-img ‘PULLED: Art & Design of the Screen Printed Image’ art exhibit opens Nov. 21

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:12:00 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.


news-img English professor and poet Dr. Susan Porterfield works featured

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:09:00 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.


Rockford University welcomes area high school students to annual Entrepreneurship Day

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:52:00 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.


news-img Rockford University recognized for excellence in television advertising

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:47:00 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.


news-img Fall 2014 faculty activity features diverse work

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:45:00 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.


news-img ‘Ultra-Deep Field’ art exhibit to open October 20 at Rockford University

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:56:00 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.


Rockford University welcomes area high school students to annual Entrepreneurship Day

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:53:00 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.


news-img Rockford University announces creation of Puri Business School

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:45:00 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.


news-img Nursing program earns re-accreditation through 2019

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:42:00 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.


news-img RU named a Best Regional Midwest University by US News & World Report

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:37:00 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.


Students invited to explore Rockford University on October 13 Visit Day

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:35:00 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.


Wide variety of programs offered to support area nonprofits

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:34:00 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.


news-img Stephen Warde Anderson painting exhibit to open September 12 at RU

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:26:00 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.


news-img Rajmohan Gandhi, Ph.D., grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, to be interviewed as part of 2014 Forum Series

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:11:00 CDT

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.


Firefighter Battle 2014 comes to RU

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:08:00 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.


Former residence hall slated for demolition

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:04:00 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.


news-img Rockford University Fall 2014 Forum Series Events

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:49:00 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.


news-img RU welcomes author of "Toxic Charity" and founder of FCS Ministries, Robert Lupton

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:44:00 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.


news-img President’s Opening Convocation marks start of Academic Year

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:37:00 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.


news-img Denise Noe named as Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:12:00 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.


news-img Fall courses start Aug. 20 and there is still time to enroll

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:58:00 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


Regents Golf Coach Lloyd McWilliams Earns National Recognition

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:18:00 CDT

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...


Professor Catherine Forslund to give Lunch and Learn Lecture Thursday, Feb. 27

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:57:00 CDT

Rockford, Ill., — Professor Catherine Forslund, Ph.D., will be giving the Lunch and Learn lecture at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum...


Customized programming helps District 205 teachers earn valued state special education endorsements

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:13:00 CDT

Rockford, Ill., – Rockford University’s Department of Education has partnered with Rockford Public School District 205 to create a new customized education curriculum for...


news-img University land donation to Rockford Park District aids Alpine Dam improvements

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:23:00 CDT

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.


news-img Students interested in a nursing career invited to attend Rockford University visit day June 18

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:20:00 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.


Professor Dave Menard art exhibit "Flavor Country" to open June 6 at Kortman Gallery

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:42:00 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...


Rockford University hosts Transfer Tuesdays throughout summer

Thu, 29 May 2014 14:37:00 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...


news-img 160th Commencement is Sunday, May 18

Thu, 15 May 2014 14:18:00 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.


news-img Professors recognized for teaching excellence

Wed, 14 May 2014 14:15:00 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.


news-img Rockford University students present at research conferences

Tue, 13 May 2014 14:30:00 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.


RU faculty participate in several academic and professional activities

Tue, 13 May 2014 14:26:00 CDT

Rockford, Ill., — Rockford University faculty members participate in a wide variety of academic and professional activities. Following is a summary of recent accomplishments.


Student Thesis Art Exhibit Open Through May 19

Fri, 09 May 2014 14:14:00 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.


RU professor Shawn Klein discusses ethics in baseball with national media

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:11:00 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.


Rockford University Alumnus Sunil Puri among those inducted into Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:08:00 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.


news-img Assistant Professor of Nursing Cheryl Troxel receives special recognition

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:04:00 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.


news-img 160th Commencement address given by aerospace pioneer Dr. Mae Jemison

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:01:00 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 approximately 350 students.


Rockford University students win awards at University of Illinois - Rockford Annual Research Day

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:58:00 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.


Teaching with primary sources workshop to be held at Rockford University

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:56:00 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.


news-img United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey culminates University’s spring forum series

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:50:00 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.


“Defining Sport” topic of third annual Sports Studies Symposium

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:48:00 CDT

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...


RUCNE Concealed Carry Seminar to be held April 16

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:43:00 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...


Professor Troy Skwor presenting seminar at Rutgers University March 21

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:40:00 CDT

Rockford, Ill. - Rockford University Assistant Professor Troy Skwor, Ph.D., will be giving a seminar Friday, March 21 at Rutgers University...


International Food Festival features cuisine and culture from around the world

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:37:00 CDT

Rockford, Ill., — International students at Rockford University will prepare a wide variety of international dishes for the University’s 9th annual International Food...


Rockford University and Rock Valley College career and internship fair to be held March 26

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:33:00 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...


Jeremy Long: Personal Allegories art exhibit to open March 21 at Rockford University

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:26:00 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...


University provides $118 million annual impact on regional economy

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:21:00 CST

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...


Corporate responsibility focus of 6th annual Business Luncheon

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:22:00 CST

Rockford, Ill., – The Rockford University Department of Economics, Business and Accounting will host a luncheon and program on...


Results of economic impact study to be announced at March 7 press conference

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:19:00 CST

Rockford, Ill., – Please join Rockford University President Robert L. Head, Ph.D., for a press conference to announce the results of a comprehensive...


Celebrate World Read Aloud Day at Rockford University on March 5

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:56:00 CST

Rockford, Ill., — Students, faculty and staff at Rockford University will celebrate World Read Aloud Day on March 5 from...


Rockford University to celebrate the 167th year of its founding

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:46:00 CST

Rockford, Ill., - Rockford University will celebrate the 167th year of the signing of its charter...


Rockford University welcomes area high school students to annual Entrepreneurship Day

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:45:00 CST

Rockford, Ill., –Approximately 200 students from high schools in the Stateline area will visit Rockford University to attend the 6th Annual Entrepreneurship Day...


Rockford University Vocal Collective to perform February 19 at City Hall

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:54:00 CST

Rockford, Ill., – Rockford University Vocal Collective will be performing during the 4th annual Black History Month observance, ‘The Path to Transformation’...


“Under Construction: Building Lives and Opportunity” focus of Rockford University’s annual gala

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:42:00 CST

Rockford, Ill., — A lively construction-themed philanthropic event will take place on Saturday, February 21, on the Rockford University campus...


Black Rockfordians Film Screening and Panel Discussion, Feb, 18

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:39:00 CST

Rockford, Ill., —Rockford University's Howard Colman Library is co-hosting a screening of the film "Black Rockfordians: Their Journey Through the Forest City"...


CARE Credit Literacy Program Rockford kick-off hosted by US Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Lynch

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:37:00 CST

Rockford, Ill., — Rockford University is pleased to welcome United States Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Lynch to campus for the local kick-off of...


Artist Michael Ferris, Jr. sculpture exhibit to open January 31 at Rockford University

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:34:00 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


Professor Jeff Fahrenwald named Rockford's Citizen of the Year

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:31:00 CST

Rockford, Ill. — Rockford University Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Business Administration program Jeff Fahrenwald, was named...


Rockford University Spring 2014 Forum Series

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:23:00 CST

Rockford, Ill. — Rockford University is pleased to announce its Spring 2014 Forum Series schedule. The University will host ten events...


‘People You Should Know’ lunch talks return January 15

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:19:00 CST

Rockford, Ill. - Rockford University and the Rockford Chamber have partnered together to present the People You Should Know (PYSK) Talks. This series...


Students invited to explore Rockford University on February 1 Visit Day

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:16:00 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...


400th Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society opened at Rockford University

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:15:00 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...


New faculty members welcomed to University

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:12:00 CST

Rockford, Ill., – The following individuals have joined the faculty at Rockford University.


Enroll now for spring 2014 - classes begin Jan. 21

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:10:00 CST

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...


Local elementary students receive 400 new books for library

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 03:29:00 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...


PechaKucha Night at Rockford College

Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:09:00 CST


The JiET-A Program empowers young students

Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:04:00 CST


Rockford College Visit Day on November 10

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:22:00 CDT


Legally Speaking workshop aims to help nonprofit organizations navigate regulatory environment

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:59:00 CDT

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.


Career and Internship Fair is March 16

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:18:00 CST


Rockford College Welcomes New Staff

Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:49:00 CST


Spring 2012 Forum Series Line-up Announced

Mon, 09 Jan 2012 13:55:00 CST