EWU Welcomes New "Freshmen Experience" Professor


East-West is pleased to welcome the latest addition to our staff, Professor Tyara Simpson, who will be teaching Freshmen Seminar (HM100) this summer.


Tyara Simpson is an alumna of East-West University. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA and a BA in English and Communications in 2010. She has been teaching for two years in Chicago Public Schools at the middle school level. She has her Master's Degree in Teaching with a Type 03 certification from National Louis University and another Master's in Education-Instructional Leadership from University of Illinois at Chicago.



She has significant experience working as an English and Social Studies teacher in urban education in the middle school grade levels. Prior to working in Chicago Public Schools, she was an adjunct instructor at East West University and an admission representative with ITT Technical Institute in 2011. Additionally, she leads and inspires youth at her church, Living Word Christian Center in Forest Park, IL. She has a divine passion for education and serving people, especially youth and young adults.



Freshmen Seminar is a four-week course for new students only. It’s designed to prepare for college success. This summer it meets Fridays from 9:00am to 11:45am in W415.


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EWU Student Makes New JET App Cover!

Paxton Grant, a CIS Multimedia Senior, worked on the cover of the New JET App using Adobe After Effects, which he mastered here at East-West. Please see the press release from JET below for more information. Congratualtions, Paxton, on some outstanding work!

CHICAGO, (June 30, 2014) — Today, Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), launched its new JET magazine app.  The app replaces the printed edition of the magazine.  The new digital magazine app will add fresh content on a weekly basis, every Friday.  Readers will be entertained by 3D images, video interviews, enhanced digital maps, audio content and photography from the JPC archives.

The app will be available on all tablet and mobile platforms.  There will be a free introductory offer of 30 days for all subscribers.

Actress Keke Palmer, the youngest talk show TV host of her new show “Just Keke,” is featured on the cover.  Inside the issue, the actress discusses what it was like growing up on camera, her talk show idols, and dealing with social media drama.

“This is such an honor,” said Keke Palmer.  “JET Magazine was always on the table in my family’s home and it’s great to be their first cover as they enter into the digital age.”

“I am excited to carry the torch of the iconic JET brand into the digital realm,” said Kyra Kyles, the newly appointed editorial director of both JET magazine app and JETmag.com.  “I am confident that we can keep the legacy of the magazine for generations.”

The first JET magazine app will offer:

·         The first 360-degree view of the JET Beauty, with enhanced interaction with the model
·         An exclusive viewing of Black&Sexy TV’s RoomieLoverFriends debut episode of season three – available only to JET app subscribers until July 6
·         A chance to win a VIP experience to the largest house music event in the country – the 25th Annual Chosen Few Picnic (2015) in Chicago
·         Featured celebrities – Stacey Dash, Anthony Anderson, Trey Songz and Taraji P. Henson

Instructions on how to download the new app can be found at JETMag.com and Ebony.com


About JET
JET magazine, initially billed as “The Weekly Negro News Magazine,” is noted for its role in chronicling the early days of the Civil Rights movement.  The publication is now in an all-digital format, and the new digital magazine app will leverage a variety of storytelling tactics and provide enhanced reader engagement.  Today’s coverage includes current events, entertainment news, healthy living guidelines, and fashion and beauty tips.  The magazine has been a trusted news source to Black Americans since 1951, bringing life to its popular catchphrase: “If it isn’t in JET, it didn’t happen.”

Visit JETmag.com. “Like” GetJETMag on Facebook, Follow @GetJETMag on Twitter and Instagram

Vanessa Abron
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 3-6 p.m.

Come visit us in our new state-of-the-art Student Life Center on 829 S. Wabash Ave. to enjoy food, music and informal conversations with our professors from Business, English, Computer Science, Engineering, Biology, Mathematics and the Behavioral Sciences departments of East-West University.

All prospective students are welcome, be it freshman, sophomore or undecided!

Transfer students with Associates degree are accepted as juniors with at least 92 quarter credit hours (60 semester hours)

East West University offers small classes, personalized attention, caring instructors. We are known as most affordable private university in Chicagoland.

Please RSVP to Mr. Andrade  -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -- by July 21

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On behalf of the Mentor Program we would like to invite you to our Multicultural Education Event. We will have one person from various cultures doing a presentation on their native land. Refreshments will be served promptly after the presentations which will be a dish from each culture. The event will be on Friday, June 6, 2014 @ 2:30 - 4pm in the Auditorium (SLC Building).


Thank you!


Patricia Hall

B.S.- Computer Science & Multimedia

Vice-President - Mentor Program "Bound to Rise"

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East-West University is pleased to announce that Ms. Smita Shah will be our 2014 Graduation Speaker. Smita Shah is an entrepreneur and civic leader with a commitment to excellence and improving lives.  She is a founder and CEO of SPAAN Tech, Inc., an engineering and construction management firm based in Chicago.  She founded the firm in 1998 and has pioneered its growth into a multi- disciplinary firm with expertise in public and private infrastructure projects including transportation, aviation, and facilities.  She was selected by Crain's Chicago Business as one of Chicago's 40 under 40 in 2008.  In 2009, Ernst and Young recognized Ms. Shah as an Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, and in 2013 she received the Entrepreneur Award from the Lake County, Illinois YWCA.  Most recently Ms. Shah was named the finalist for the Small Business Administration 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award, 2014.

As the daughter of immigrants, Ms. Shah’s commitment to public service is a driving principle in her life and is evident in her various community and civic leadership roles.  Some of Ms. Shah’s community and civic commitments include: the Chicago Plan Commission where she serves as Vice Chair; board member of the Metropolitan Planning Council; board member of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, and as a trustee of Loyola University of Chicago.  Passionate about children and our future, she serves a trustee at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and as Vice President of the President’s Council at the Museum of Science and Industry, where she works to contribute to the museum’s vision of connecting children and the sciences. She is a member of the University of Chicago Laboratory School Alumni Association Board.  She has participated in the last five Democratic National Conventions as either a delegate, serving on the Rules Committee and the Platform Committee, or most recently as a Parliamentarian. In 2011, she was selected as a National Community Leader of the Year by the American Consulting Engineers Council.

In recognition of her work building bridges between India and the USA, with the Indian community and the community at large, she received the congressionally recognized Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2007, honoring those “who changed the fabric of America.”   Smita has served as the Chairman of the Delhi-Chicago Sister Cities Committee, where she led a trade mission to India with the Mayor.  She was appointed by President Clinton as the Alternate Representative to the South Pacific Commission for the United States of America from 2001-2003.

Smita earned her Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University, where she is recognized as a “distinguished alumni” and completed her Master of Science in civil and environmental engineering from MIT, where she wrote her thesis on the state of the nation’s infrastructure.  She also holds a Certificate in Management Studies from Oxford University where she completed her thesis on the Culture and Leadership of Public Private Partnerships.



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