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Library is ready to help prepare for finals week

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer December 2, 2022

It's that time of year again: the annual "finals-dooms"...

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GSU’s Hall of Governors rolls out red carpet for annual Multicultural Fashion Show.

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer November 26, 2022

The Office of International Service (O.I.S.) &...

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GSU senior dies in auto crash

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer November 26, 2022

 Chasatte Simeon died on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in a...

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Multicultural Fashion Show set for Nov. 17 at the Hall of Governors

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer November 9, 2022

Save the date, fellow Jaguars. GSU's Office of International...

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Portrait conveys spirit of Laniyah Murphy to GSU community

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer November 7, 2022

LaNiyah Murphy's vibrancy persists throughout the halls...

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Center for Performing Arts to present ‘Cloud 9’ this weekend

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer November 2, 2022

Assistant Professor Patrick Santoro, GSU's program...

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Sandy the Therapy Dog in the GSU Library

Academics got you down? Find time to visit with Sandy

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer November 2, 2022

GSU's favorite furry, four-legged source of stress...

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Vicki Street (center with microphone) and GSU students dance at the University Park Golf Course Clubhouse.

‘Voice of the Streets’ sets the beat for Jaguar Prowl Homecoming Ball

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer October 25, 2022

GSU students, staff, and faculty celebrated this year's...

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GSU will present Dandiya Night and Bathukamma Celebration

GSU will present Dandiya Night and Bathukamma Celebration

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer October 19, 2022

GSU's Office of International Service (OIS) & International...

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Julie Keck

Meet CCM Co-Chair Julie Keck

The Center for Community Media (CCM) Advisory Board has chosen two co-chairs -- Summer Fields and Julie Keck -- to help manage the center’s efforts to increase media access in Chicago’s Southland.
Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer October 14, 2022

Julie Keck, one of the co-chairs of the Center for...

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Southland Film Fest opens Oct. 13

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer October 10, 2022

The fifth annual Chicago Southland International Film...

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‘Red Summer’ premiere ends prematurely after fire alarm rings

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer September 23, 2022

GSU's Center for Performing Arts production of Red...

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Photo Credit: Zion Banks Manager, Media & External Relations,

Dr. Deborah James takes over as Interim Chair of the Division of Arts and Letters

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff writer September 20, 2022

Dr. Deborah James has taken on a new role as Interim...

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GSU Convocation 2022 opening ceremony

GSU kicks off the Fall term with its annual Convocation Ceremony

Class of 2026 welcomed as faculty and staff are honored with Excellence and Baysore Awards.
Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer September 18, 2022

On Sept. 8, President Cheryl Green, the Board of Trustees...

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Campus goes to Green status for COVID

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer September 15, 2022

GSU has released its COVID-19 response operating plan...

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Latia Jackson works on the mural honoring LaNiyah Murphy.

GSU artists preparing mural to honor gun victim LaNiyah Murphy

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer May 4, 2022

In early January of this year, GSU and community members...

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Join the Phoenix team and help keep the GSU community informed

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff writer April 27, 2022

Are you a creator who loves to write, take photos,...

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Dante Corona (left) and Claude T. Martinez in the CCM Studio at GSU.

Martinez, Corona lead team for May 3 premiere of new GSU public access TV show

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff writer April 18, 2022

Dr. Deborah James, director of GSU's Center for Community...

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Story Slam is back; this year’s theme is ‘Lemonade’

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff writer April 11, 2022

GSU's First Voice Story Slam is back with the theme...

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Muslims strive for deeper faith during Ramadan

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff writer April 7, 2022

April 2 was the first day of Ramadan in 2022. Because...

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Damien Sneed (left) and   Karen Clark Sheard perform during the Tribune to Aretha Franklin.

GSU salutes The Queen of Soul

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer March 28, 2022

As Black History Month ended and Women's History Month...

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Places where the GSU community can help the people of Ukraine

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer March 8, 2022

The war in Ukraine has been raging for more than two...

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GSU awarded monthly time slot on Homewood public access TV

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer February 24, 2022

Governors State University’s Center for Community...

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33rd Annual National African American Read-In slated for Feb. 28

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer February 16, 2022

"The Read-In" is a 33-year-old tradition created by...

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Learning more during Black History Month

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer February 4, 2022

February is Black History Month, a month to honor the...

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The Athletic & Recreation Center’s Fitness and Weight room

Recreation Center offers GSU ‘family’ healthy options for the new year

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff writer January 26, 2022

A new semester and a new year frequently bring new...

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GSU eases some mask rules.

GSU students, faculty and staff still facing COVID issues for Spring term

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff writer January 17, 2022

Welcome to a new semester to the entire GSU family.  It...

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Merry Christmas from the Phoenix staff

[Photo] Jaguars can say goodbye to their first semester back on campus since the pandemic

Nuha Abdessalam and Jazmine Grisby, Phoenix Staff Writers December 9, 2021

Merry Christmas from the Phoenix staff

Lightwire Theater to light up the stage at GSU

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer December 9, 2021

GSU will offer an enchanting evening of “Lightwire...

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Wife, mother, student — Jen Forbes is a mentor for GSU students

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer November 22, 2021

For some at GSU, she's the delightful woman behind...

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GSU Film Fest honors 11 films for excellence

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer October 26, 2021

Governors State University honored numerous films for...

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Chasatte Simeon performs for the judges at the Jaguar Ball.

[Photo] Jaguar Ball brings Ballroom Culture to Homecoming

Nuha Abdessalam and Jazmine Grisby, Phoenix Staff Writers October 26, 2021

Chasatte Simeon performs for the judges at the Jaguar...

Pause for a Moment offers students and staff a chance to fight stress

‘Pause for a Moment’ offers students and staff a chance to fight stress

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer October 25, 2021

GSU's Homecoming Week highlighted several ways for...

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GSU Dance Company kicks off ‘Club Wars’ as new Homecoming event

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer October 22, 2021

The Center for Student Engagement & Intercultural...

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Francis Mateo

Spanish & Global Studies to present poetry reading by Francis Mateo

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer October 16, 2021

GSU's Spanish & Global Studies Program will present...

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GSU social worker Angela Johnson

Counseling Center ready to help GSU students cope with increasing stress

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer October 6, 2021

Has the return to in-person learning brought added...

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Dr. Green addresses the audience during her investiture ceremony.

Dr. Cheryl Green formally installed as GSU’s 6th president

Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer September 24, 2021

In a ceremony draped in academic regalia and pageantry,...

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Dr. Cheryl Green (Photo Courtesy of GSU)

Dr. Green’s formal investiture as GSU president to be Friday

Ceremony follows an initial year hindered by COVID
Nuha Abdessalam, Phoenix Staff Writer September 13, 2021

After an initial, COVID-curtailed year as president,...

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