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Webinar Invitation: Associated Colleges of Illinois Micro-Internship Program 11/15/2023

Join us today at 12:30pm CT for a webinar on micro-internships with Parker Dewey. During the session, discover ways to tap into the tremendous talent of ACI member schools. More information can be found here: https://info.parkerdewey.com/acifund/company-overview

Webinar Invitation: Associated Colleges of Illinois Micro-Internship Program In this webinar, we'll introduce Micro-Internships and how companies can utilize this innovative resource to connect with highly-motivated ACI students and grads.

11/12/2023

This Veteran's Day weekend, we pause to reflect and honor the brave men and women who have served our nation with courage and dedication. Your sacrifices have not only shaped the history of our country but have also safeguarded our freedoms and way of life. To our veterans - we owe you our gratitude, respect, and unwavering support. Your stories of valor and resilience continue to inspire us every day. Thank you for your service!

Fall 2023: The State of Campus Recruiting 11/10/2023

Via Parker Dewey

Fall 2023: The State of Campus Recruiting In this quarter's The State of Campus Recruiting webinar, panelists weighed in on campus recruiting trends this fall semester, what tactics are actually engaging students, and how employers can cut through the noise.

11/10/2023

Looking to hire in Illinois? It’s now easier than ever to access talent from ACI member schools with Micro-Internships through Parker Dewey! Learn how by attending our webinar on Wednesday, November 15th at 12:30pm CT.

Learn more: https://info.parkerdewey.com/acifund/company-overview

Lewis University | News & Events 10/26/2023

Congratulations to our member, Lewis University. It has established a partnership with United Airlines that will help students and instructors move toward successful aviation careers.

Lewis University | News & Events A new partnership with United Aviate, United Airlines’ pilot career development program, offers Lewis University student pilots and instructors the most...

$4.15 Million Commitment to Support Students, Global Engagement 10/10/2023

Alumna Karen Krueger committed $4.15 million to ACI-member
Monmouth College to help students and faculty with study-aboard opportunities. It also establishes the Krueger Center for Global Engagement, with an endowed chair and fund for globally themed activities.

$4.15 Million Commitment to Support Students, Global Engagement Krueger Center for Global Engagement to include Karen Krueger Chair in Global Engagement and an endowed fund to support globally-themed internships, resea...

Photos from 150 Media Stream's post 10/07/2023

ACI-member Knox College is a two-time winner of the digital arts contest which we sponsor with 150 Media Stream.

Millikin Tuition Promise + Big Blue Pledge: Illinois Free Tuition Program Announced | Millikin University 10/04/2023

Millikin Univ. announces two new tuition incentives: It will offer reduced tuition for all full-time undergraduate students in 2024, PLUS a free-tuition program for new students entering next year who meet program criteria.

Millikin Tuition Promise + Big Blue Pledge: Illinois Free Tuition Program Announced | Millikin University DECATUR, Ill. – As college-bound students and families investigate their higher-learning options, published tuition rates are a critical factor in deciding where to apply, but without a complete financial aid picture, the total cost of attending can be unclear.

World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series featuring Dr. Shawna Pandya 10/04/2023

ACI-member Judson University's World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series welcomes Dr. Shawna Pandya, a physician surgeon, citizen scientist and astronaut candidate, Oct. 12. Entrepreneur Jacqueline Ruiz will host.

World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series featuring Dr. Shawna Pandya Dr. Pandya is passionate about two "extremes of humanity" - surviving and thriving. Join us for this inspirational discussion on October 12!

North Park University Receives Nearly $1 Million in Grants - North Park University 09/19/2023

Lilly Endowment awards ACI-member North Park University a $937K grant for a faith-based project aimed at disenfranchised youth, and IBHE awards the university a $15K grant for internships.

North Park University Receives Nearly $1 Million in Grants - North Park University North Park University Has Received Nearly $1 Million in Grants for Civic Engagement and Internship Programs Aimed At Disenfranchised Youth.

09/11/2023

We join today in our nation's commemoration of 9/11. We remember the women and men who were lost or were injured, and their families. We also give thanks for the women and men who serve to keep us safe.

Judson University Becomes a Hispanic-Serving Institution | Judson University 09/01/2023

This summer, the U.S. Department of Education designated ACI-member Judson University a Hispanic-serving institution, joining six other ACI members. The designation is part of a university initiative to increase student body diversity.

Judson University Becomes a Hispanic-Serving Institution | Judson University Judson University has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, which has been part of a strategic init ...

09/01/2023

The ACI office is closed Monday, Sept. 4, in recognition of Labor Day. We wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

08/02/2023

The June-July-August issue of ACI Reporter is out! Read our ED's message, details of our partnership with PROLIFIC Institute, new presidents at member schools and more! https://acifund.org/aci-reporter/

Rockford University is offering 5 new degrees 07/27/2023

New academic programs at ACI-member Rockford University!

Rockford University is offering 5 new degrees Rockford, Ill. (WTVO)— The skills needed for the workforce is constantly changing and young adults need a place to learn the most up to date skills. Rockford University is keeping up with the…

USF to Create New Small Business Accelerator through $500,000 Federal Grant 07/24/2023

Great news from ACI-member University of St. Francis:

Exciting news for small businesses! With the help of a $500K grant and support from Congressman Bill Foster, University of St. Francis is launching a new Small Business Accelerator. We're grateful for the opportunity to help drive economic growth in our community.

USF to Create New Small Business Accelerator through $500,000 Federal Grant Joliet, Ill. – For over eight years, the University of St. Francis (USF) Business Incubator has supported the economic development of the Will County

07/06/2023

ACI welcomes Rebecca L. Sherrick as interim president at Saint Xavier University. She succeeds Laurie M. Joyner, who will soon be president of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin. President Sherrick recently retired as president of Aurora University.

SXU Welcomes Rebecca Sherrick as Interim President Saint Xavier University (SXU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Sherrick, Ph.D., as interim president beginning July 1.

07/02/2023

The ACI office is closed Tuesday, July 4, in recognition of Independence Day. We wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Midwest Roundtable on Talent 06/26/2023

ACI is well represented at this week's Midwest Roundtable on Talent, focused on advancing student outcomes. Member presidents from Dominican University, Elmhurst University, Judson University, McKendree University and Trinity Christian College are participating, plus an ACI corporate board member and ACI's executive director.

Midwest Roundtable on Talent Midwest Roundtable on Talent presented by Credo and Dynamic Campus June 25-27, 2023 Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

06/16/2023

The ACI office is closed Monday, June 19, in recognition of the federal holiday, Juneteenth.

May 25, 2023: College President Announcement - Principia College 05/30/2023

ACI congratulates Dr. Daniel Norton, named president of ACI-member Principia College effective July 1. He will succeed President John W. Williams, who will return to teaching after a one-year sabbatical.

May 25, 2023: College President Announcement - Principia College May 25, 2023: College President Announcement - With Christian Science at its core, Principia College is hands-on learning, accomplished faculty, one-of-a-kind opportunities, and steadfast friends.

05/28/2023

The ACI office is closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

05/26/2023

We join with a grateful nation to honor and remember the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who gave their lives defending our freedoms.

Timeline photos 05/16/2023

Congratulations Mayor Johnson and ACI-member Aurora University!

Congratulations to Aurora University alumnus Brandon Johnson, BA in Human Services '05 and MA in Teaching '07, who was sworn in as the 57th mayor of the city of Chicago this morning.

McKendree University to Offer New Paraprofessional+ Pathway Program for Aspiring Teachers Starting Fall 2023 | McKendree University 05/15/2023

ACI-member McKendree Univ. will offer "Paraprofessional+ Pathway," starting this fall. The online program is for paraprofessionals --teacher’s aides and teacher’s assistants -- who wish to become full-fledged educators at the elementary level.

McKendree University to Offer New Paraprofessional+ Pathway Program for Aspiring Teachers Starting Fall 2023 | McKendree University Teacher’s aides and teacher’s assistants, also known as paraprofessionals, throughout the state of Illinois will soon be able to take advantage of McKendree University’s all-new program, Paraprofessional+ Pathway.

05/15/2023

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