Road to recovery runs through Chicago for veterans in Warrior Games

Chicago.SunTimes.com – June 28, 2017 Every military veteran who competes in the annual Warrior Games, a Paralympic-style competition being held this year in Chicago, has overcome devastating injuries and illness. Come out to cheer them, if you can. They represent the best of us, and you will be inspired. The opening ceremonies, hosted by Jon Stewart and … More Road to recovery runs through Chicago for veterans in Warrior Games

Sugary drink tax aimed at your wallet, not your waistline

Chicago.Suntimes.com – June 30, 2017 Starting Saturday in Cook County, you’ll have to pay a sin tax if you buy a sugary drink, even if you do not sin. You’ll pay a new county tax of a penny an ounce, supposedly to discourage you from drinking sweet stuff that’s bad for your health, even if … More Sugary drink tax aimed at your wallet, not your waistline

Adaptive headlights light the way for safer streets

Chicago.SunTimes.com – June 30, 2017 Every year in the United States, some 2,500 people walking along or crossing city streets and country roads are killed by cars. Many of these deaths, experts say, could be avoided if cars and trucks in this country were equipped with the latest technology in headlights, as they are in … More Adaptive headlights light the way for safer streets

COM Week 2017

As the lead of the School of Communication Promotion and Development team (SoC PD) for the 2016-2017 school year, I was tasked with building COM Week 2017 from top to bottom with my team of eight interns. Unlike my time as an intern myself planning COM Week 2016, this time I was in charge of making … More COM Week 2017

Jerry Springer

One of my most memorable moments as lead of the SoC PD my senior year was the ability to host Jerry Springer. No, he did not discuss his reality life, but rather his views on politics and the climate of the United States just weeks after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. In total, after … More Jerry Springer

Marv Dyson

My senior year at Illinois State I was promoted to lead of the SoC PD where I then was in charge of my own team of eight interns. One of the events we coordinated that year was bringing Marv Dyson, founder of Chicago’s WGCI radio, back to campus. The team and I worked to put this … More Marv Dyson

COM Week 2016

My junior year at Illinois State, I served as an intern on the School of Communication Promotion and Development Team. As part of a team of nine, we were in charge of organizing, promoting and holding all official School of Communication events. Included in these events is COM Week, an annual experience where we focus … More COM Week 2016