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  • 2018 Spring Commencement

    On Saturday, May 12th, the School of Labor and Employment Relations celebrated the commencement of 34 students receiving their Masters of Human Resource and Industrial Relations and Justin P. Wiegand receiving his PhD of Philosphy in Human Resources and Industrial Relations.

  • LER Alumni Events Around the Globe!

    Over the past two months, our faculty, staff and alumni have been gathering at events around the world. From engagements in China to Chicago, St. Louis to Palo Alto and a few places in between. [MORE]

  • LER Travels to Texas

    In early March, LER hosted events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Houston area. We were glad to be able to celebrate the spring and connect with over 65 alumni throughout the trip. From a BBQ, to office visits, happy hours and in-home visits, thank you for everyone who welcomed us. We're so proud of the stories we heard and seeing the success of our alumni. [MORE]

  • As seen at 504 E. Armory

    In between the spring recruitment season, our students have had a full schedule. From the Shell Etiquette Dinner to the Multicultural Student Association's Lunar New Year Celebration, down time has been rare. Please see our blog for more information.

  • JM Announces Eric Cremer as the New Chief Human Resources Officer

    Eric Cremer, MHRIR 1995, was just recently announced as the new Chief Human Resources Officer for Johns Manville (JM). Cremer has worked for the past two years as Director of Human Resources for JM’s Engineered Products business. [MORE]

  • #LERve Started Here.

    February is the month of love, but here at LER, we're calling it LERve. Not only is LER the leading institute of educating future human resource professionals, we've also had our hand in starting several happy families. We thought we'd share a few of these LERve stories with you all on our Alumni Blog.

  • Welcome New Spring Students

    We welcomed a total of 24 new students to LER in January: five students started in the online program and 19 students joined the on-campus program. This class is one of our most academically diverse classes, with a wide range of undergraduate degrees, institutions and growth for our underrepresented populations. Read more about our spring class here.

  • 2017 December Convocation

    On Saturday, December 15th, the School of Labor and Employment Relations celebrated the commencement of 82 students completing their Masters of Human Resource and Industrial Relations. In addition to those graduates, we welcomed the first cohort of our online program and 13 of the 19 students also participated in the convocation ceremony. Graduates were inspired by Kim Ramsey (‘86 MHRIR), Jennifer Reinke (August '17) and Kayla Morse (December '17). Please join us in welcoming these students to the LER Family! For a list of graduates and more information from the weekend, please see our December  Convocation Blog.

  • November Downtown Chicago Luncheon and Suburban Happy Hour

    This November, we hosted two social events in the Chicago area. We were excited to celebrate the fall connecting with our alumni for a happy hour in Lisle and a luncheon in Downtown Chicago. It was a wonderful networking opportunity with our colleagues, dating from the class of 1975 to 2017. Thank you all for joining us. [MORE]

  • As Seen In and Around 504 E. Armory

    This has been an action packed month for those of us in 504 E. Armory. Our students and faculty have been taking part in many of our LER Traditions. To read about and see photos from Halloween, Student Talent Show, Barn Dance, Multi-Cultural Potluck and more, please see the blog. [MORE]