Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Sportswriter Ira Berkow

ul 1.21.14 Thursday, March 27
6-8pm
Chicago campus
atrium, second floor
122 S. Michigan Ave.

Named the "Best Sportswriter in New York," Pulitzer Prize winner Ira Berkow will talk about sportswriting and his latest book "Wrigley Field: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Chicago Cubs" (with Josh Noel), a complete chronicle of Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs, and all of the other weird and wonderful events that have occured at the Friendly Confines during the last century.

Meet Ira Berkow at the 6pm complimentary reception at NLU's Chicago campus and stay for the free and open-to-the-public conversation beginning at 7pm.

Find out how the scrappy kid from Chicago became a Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter for The New York Times and author of 21 books. Ask about his Pulitzer Prize-winning article, "The Minority Quarterback;" his best-sellers "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg," "Red: a Biography of Red Smith," and "Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar;" and his book "The DuSable Panthers," named one of the best young adult books of the last 75 years by the New York Public Library.

Discover how a once mediocre high school student wound up with these accolades:

  • “Ira Berkow belongs to that rare breed: a writer who specializes in sports but whose subjects represent a broad range in human aspirations and challenges.” —Gay Talese
  • “One of the treasures of New York City” —New York magazine annual “Best of New York”

Reservations are necessary for this free evening, sponsored by NLU’s Master of Science in Written Communication program.*

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*The Master’s in Written Communication program offers students with an undergraduate degree in any field a unique variety of courses and personal attention from experienced instructors who are published writers and produced playwrights and screenwriters. This Master’s program includes courses and internships in becoming a college teacher of writing, courses in nonfiction and fiction, public relations, screenwriting, online publishing, writing children’s books, editing and more. Contact director of the program Joanne Koch, jkoch@nl.edu, for information on this exciting program and the 2014 spring, summer and fall classes.

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    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632

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    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

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    Skokie, IL 60077
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

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    Lisle, IL 60532
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

     

     

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard
    Suite 102
    Tampa, Florida 33634
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    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
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