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High School Math Competition

10/10/2018 12:55 pm

Rockford University welcomes eleven regional high schools to campus Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 for the 14th NIATM Math Invitational, the Northern Illinois Association of Teachers of Mathematics’ annual math competition.

The invitational, organized and hosted by Math Program faculty, is set for 4:00-7:30 p.m. in the Starr Science Center.

Hundreds of competitors from 11 local high schools—Belvidere, Boylan, Byron, Harlem, Hononegah, Rochelle, Rockford Christian, Stillman Valley, Winnebago, Woodstock and Woodstock North—will attend the event with their coaches and guardians for individual and team tests in several disciplines.

For more information, please contact the organizer Dr. Filiz Dik at

Stop by and learn more about 2019 Alan Hutchcroft Alternative Spring Break (AHASB).
November 19: The Den
November 27: Outside the Mail Desk
November 29: Outside of the cafeteria

Graphic words and VegetablesPlant-Based Discussion

11/14/2018 11:14 am

The Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement and Student Activities will be hosting our first plant-based discussion on November 28 from 11am to 1pm in the President’ dining room.

Bring your lunch and questions. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is vegetarian or considering being a vegetarian or vegan to attend and learn more.

We will discuss visiting an animal sanctuary during the spring and also encourage people interested in taking the veganuary challenge.

Try veganism for the whole month of January. To register visit here

The Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement would like to invite you to our annual Raising of the Flag ceremony as we honor veterans for their service.
The ceremony will take place on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:30am outside of Nelson Hall’s flag poles.

Invocation & Moment of Silence
Prof. Elaine M. Sharpe

National Anthem
Vocal Collective Led by Prof. Timm Adams

Raising of the Flag
Prof. Ray James. SGT., United States Army, 1963-1970
Cristan Newton, Corporal, United States Marine Corps Reserve, 2014-Present

Immediately following the ceremony, Veterans and their families are invited to a complimentary breakfast in the Burpee Center dining hall.

Canned Food Drive

10/17/2018 10:22 am

The Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement (JACCE) will be collecting donations for Rock River Valley Pantry as we observe Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week from November 7 thru November 16.
Please drop off your donations in the Student Life Office near the Den in the Burpee Center from 8am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday.

Current needs for Rock River Valley Pantry include but all canned/sealed donations are welcomed.
– Canned Fruit
– Applesauce
– 100% Juice
– Canned Vegetables
– Pasta and Rice
– Cereal
– Tuna
– Soup

Vegan Day 2018 PromoCruelty-Free Halloween

10/29/2018 1:10 pm

November is World Vegan Month! Celebrate with free vegan candy in the Den on Wednesday, October 31 from 11am to 1pm.

Student Activities Calendar ImageRegent Madness

10/24/2018 1:23 pm

-Men’s/Women’s 3pt Contest
-On-Court Fan Contests
-Dunk Contest
-Men’s Scrimmage

Friday, October 26 at 7 pm

Located in Seaver

#Don’tBreak #RestoreTheRoar

Global Affairs Calendar ImageUnited Nations Day

10/23/2018 2:21 pm

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.
October 24 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

Please be our guest as we celebrate the UN Day 2018.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Regents Hall, Rockford University
10am – 12pm

The Minority Male Mentoring Program (MMMP) will be hosting an informational meeting for any students who want to learn more about the program at Rockford University. Students will have the opportunity to meet with Coordinator Dr. Karen P. Walker, mentors and current MMMP students.

This event will take place on September 24 at 6pm on the second floor of the Burpee Center in the Faculty Dining room.

The program provides student support to African-American and Latino males to assist with the successful engagement, integration, and transition into Rockford University. Incoming minority males interested in participating in the program are connected to a continuing successful minority male student as well as a volunteer professional minority male mentor. Program events include discussion sessions titled, “Chop It Up” where program participants gather to discuss topics related to minority male student success. Participants are provided off-campus events and activities free of charge.

Come join Jane Addams Center from 12pm to 1pm outside the cafeteria as we celebrate Jane Addams’ birthday with Jane Addams (portray by Sue Crandall). Eat cupcakes and test your Jane Addams knowledge with our Kahoot game.