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  • Nominations Accepted for 2015 Woman of Distinction Feb 5, 2015 4:15 PM
    In celebration of Women’s History Month, College of DuPage is accepting nominations for the 2015 Woman of Distinction Award. Named for former COD History Professor Adade Wheeler, the award has been given annually since 1983 to individuals who have made significant contributions to the personal and professional advancement of women through education, advocacy and motivation. Nominees must reside, work or volunteer within Community College District 502. Priority is placed on activities that are beyond the scope of the workplace. Nominations must be received by Monday, March 3. Forms are available by clicking here. The Award Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Jean Cravens at cravens@cod.edu or Julia diLiberti at dilibert@cod.edu.

     
  • Presidents’ Issue New Report on Granting Baccalaureate Degrees for Various Fields Feb 5, 2015 4:17 PM
    Illinois Council of Community College Presidents NORMAL Illinois community college presidents approved a recommendation urging the community college system be allowed to grant four-year baccalaureate degrees for nursing and other applied career areas at their meeting on Friday, January 30. “This recommendation, which took nearly one year to study and prepare, shows our community colleges can be the place where students can earn the degrees close to home which is important to their families and communities,” said Thomas Choice, the president of the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents. The study recommends community colleges be authorized to grant four-year degrees for applied careers and nursing degrees. Illinois would join 21 others states already offering these four-year degrees. Illinois officials have discussed the concept and experiences for families in other states for several years. “Our study indicates many employers across the state need a workforce with a higher level of education. Community colleges are uniquely positioned with their strong industry and workforce relationships to provide these programs” said Carl Sandberg College President Lori Sundberg. Sundberg chaired the committee that wrote the report. The Council will work with the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the legislature to ensure the necessary steps to move forward. Choice, who is president of Kishwaukee College in Malta Illinois, noted the report recommends the addition of these programs be managed without any additional state funding. It is anticipated that the variable tuition program already used by many community colleges for career and technical degrees would be used for these four-year degrees. The applied baccalaureate degrees would cover fields like automotive, respiratory therapy and dental hygiene among others.

     
  • College of DuPage Reaches Historic Headcount and FTE Spring Enrollment Feb 5, 2015 4:19 PM
    Continuing to buck regional and national trends, College of DuPage has recorded its highest-ever spring Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) and total credit headcount enrollment in the College’s 48-year history. The College’s net 10th day FTE is 15,952, up 2.1 percent over last spring. In addition, the College’s net credit headcount (full- and part-time students) is 29,108, up 3.6 percent compared to spring 2014 semester. “These numbers speak volumes,” said COD President Dr. Robert L. Breuder. “College of DuPage employees have accomplished an impressive number of achievements over the past six years, which has resulted in a continued upward enrollment trend in the face of state and national decreases.” Last month, College of DuPage was named the fastest-growing community college in the nation outside of California by Community College Week in a study with data gathered by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, a recent report from the Illinois Community College Board noted that of the 39 community college districts in Illinois, College of DuPage is the only district to grow Full-Time Equivalent enrollment over the past five years. “At a time when an educational return on investment is more important than ever, we have maintained a pulse on local, state and national workforce trends to offer students solid programming options that result in high-paying jobs and promotions through increased credentials,” Dr. Breuder said. “We have differentiated ourselves through our programs, faculty, facilities and innovation. This historic enrollment substantiates our hard work.” Over the past six years, the College has implemented nearly 70 new ICCB-approved certificates and degrees, has significantly strengthened its financial position and recently completed $550 million in campus improvements. In addition, the College has created new programming with six partner universities to offer 12 bachelor degrees on COD’s campus through its 3+1 program, has increased fundraising from $1.2 million a few years ago to more than $5 million last year, and continues to spearhead the issue of two-year colleges offering specialized baccalaureate degrees. “The value College of DuPage provides students and the community is unquestionable,” said COD Chairman Erin Birt. “We continue to differentiate ourselves by offering innovative, timely, accessible and affordable programming. Through hard work and strategic planning, we are realizing our vision of becoming the primary college district residents choose for high quality education.” Among the state’s public colleges and universities, College of DuPage, with more than 28,000 students, is the second largest provider of undergraduate education in the State of Illinois, after University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information, please call Joe Moore, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, at (630) 991-6557 or moorej7718@cod.edu.

     
  • It May Be Winter, but Spring is in the Air at COD Feb 5, 2015 4:01 PM
    Chicago’s wintry mix offers a beautiful winter landscape for the College of DuPage Glen Ellyn campus. Click here for more photos. Weathering some recent high and low temperatures, students are back for spring semester, which began Jan. 14. Registration is still open for spring, with a 12-week session and second 8-week session starting Feb. 5 and March 10, respectively. For more information, call (630) 942-2377 or register online through myACCESS. (Press Photography Network/ Special to College of DuPage)

     
  • COD to Offer ‘Valentines for Veterans’ Free Photo Portraits on Feb. 7 Feb 5, 2015 4:03 PM
    The College of DuPage Photography Club will take free Valentine portraits of military families on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the McAninch Arts Center, Room 276, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn. During this event, photography student volunteers will provide a free 20-minute professional portrait session for military families. Participants will leave with a compact disc of images to send to their loved ones in the armed forces. Reservations are required. To sign up, please email JoAnn Hartley at hartleyj104@dupage.edu. For more information, please contact Professor of Photography Terry Vitacco.

     
  • Suburban leaders meet to discuss O’Hare noise Feb 5, 2015 12:39 PM
    Members of the Suburban O’Hare Commission met recently with representatives of five other towns to discuss the issue of airport noise. The commission, composed of 11 governmental entities in Northwest suburban Cook County and northern DuPage County, is expected to hire a panel of experts this month to provide advice on ways to make the skies less noisy.

     
  • GLMV Chamber Names 2015 board of directors Feb 16, 2015 1:41 PM
    The Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce named its 2015 board of directors.

     
  • Take a trip around the world at the 4-H International Festival Feb 12, 2015 1:26 PM
    Each year, the Lake County 4-H Clubs choose countries to learn about and create in-depth displays.

     
  • D214 Community Education Travel Talks! is Feb. 13 Feb 5, 2015 7:02 AM
    D214 Community Education Travel Talks! is Feb. 13

     
  • McElroy Pediatric Dentistry offers First Smiles program Feb 5, 2015 6:26 PM
    McElroy Pediatric Dentistry of Bloomingdale is announcing their First Smiles Program for National Children’s Dental Health Month. The Free Smiles program will provide free exams to children under the age of 2. The free First Smiles appointments include a comprehensive exam, fluoride treatment, and infant/toddler dental care information. These no-charge appointments for community toddlers will be available in the mornings by appointment only.

     
  • PM Prime Steakhouse Hosts Supper Club Events Feb 5, 2015 9:46 AM
    Don your fedora or your pill box hat and get ready for the PM Prime Supper Club. Guests will step back in time to an era of straight-up martinis, silk suits and the sounds of Sinatra crooning in the background.

     
  • LifeSource calls for blood donation awareness during Black History Month Feb 3, 2015 10:48 AM
    In honor of Black History Month, LifeSource is highlighting the importance of blood donation among African-Americans. Thirty-seven percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet fewer than 10 percent actually donate. Less than one percent of these blood donations are from African-Americans.

     
  • Redhawks Registration is Now Open Feb 5, 2015 7:21 AM
    - Open to residents of ALL Northwest suburbs - Practice starts August 1st - All coaches are ASEP certified - All kids welcome - NO tryouts, NO cuts! - Feeder program for all District 211 High schools - Mandatory play time - Little Scholars Program rewards for academic success - Payment plans available - Free camps on Sundays in June and July - Games on Saturdays and Sundays

     
  • Suburban Special Olympics athletes compete in Winter Games Feb 4, 2015 11:45 AM
    Dozens of Northwest suburban athletes will converge on Galena this week for the Special Olympics Illinois 2015 Winter Games. 355 participants compete in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing through Thursday at Chestnut Mountain Resort. “I like competing and being with my friends,” said Ben Brizzolara, who has been participating in the Winter Games for 20 years.

     
  • American Litho Hockey Dads Coach & Cheer Next Generation Feb 2, 2015 4:41 PM
    Walk into a conference room at American Litho in Carol Stream, Illinois and you’re just as likely to hear a breakdown of last night’s Hawks game as a discussion of what’s on the presses today. Several of the company’s executives and sales staff played competitive hockey in their younger days and now spend hours at local rinks coaching and cheering on the next generation. ALitho President Mike Fontana, who played for Addison Trail High School and his college team, now coaches his son, Michael, who plays for the Chicago Blues U-18 youth squad. The Blues recently blew away the rival St. Charles Cyclones at the Fox Valley Invitational Tournament, Fontana reports. Fontana’s colleague and company co-founder Chris Joyaux laced on his first pair of skates at age 5. A youth hockey standout, Joyaux skated for Lake Park High School in Roselle. He now coaches the U-12 Chicago Bruins – that is, when he and his wife, Juanita, aren’t watching their three sons play in college and USHL games. Christopher Joyaux, the oldest, skates for the RedHawks of Miami University (Ohio). His brother, Matt, is currently with the USHL Omaha Lancers and has just committed to play as a junior for Colorado College next year. The youngest, Michael, a student at Lake Park High School, plays for the USHL Chicago Steel. Two years ago, Matt joined the British Columbia Hockey League team in Powell River, B.C. The Powell River Kings are sponsored by Catalyst Paper, a local business. When Chris and Juanita visited Powell River, they fell in love with the area. Chris toured the Catalyst mill and discovered that the company made quality paper stocks ALitho customers might favor for their commercial printing projects. Since then, ALitho has purchased more than $400,000 in stock from Catalyst. Another ALitho hockey dad is Sam Dentino of Bloomingdale, whose sons have both skated in youth leagues. “It feels like I’ve spent most of my life at the rink,” Dentino says with a laugh. He began skating at age 5 in Burr Ridge, going on to play in youth rat and men’s hockey leagues from his teens into his 30s. His youngest son, Joey, 14, attends Westfield Middle School and plays goalie for the Chicago Bruins youth team. “Joey works hard and I’m really proud of him because as you move up, it takes more and more energy to balance school and athletics. But he’s proving he can handle it all and play like a champion.” Joey’s older brother, Sammy, who played until age 14, attends Lake Park High School. “He is totally focused on his academics now, with the goal of attending a top-ranked university,” says Dentino. ALitho’s love of hockey will play into the company’s community outreach campaign for 2015, says Mike Fontana. “We recently announced our goal to raise at least $20,000 for the American Cancer Society this year,” he says, “and one of our ideas is to host a skating party right at the start of the youth hockey season in August. We hope to invite other businesses from the St. Charles, Bloomingdale and Carol Stream area to join us.” American Litho (www.alitho.com) is one of the area’s fastest-growing employers, with a staff of over 300 at its Carol Stream, Illinois plant and a sales-service team supporting customers in the Detroit area. The company provides a full range of commercial printing, direct marketing, warehousing, postal logistics, data management and digital marketing services for major brands across the U.S.

     
  • Schaumburg Seeks Artist Entries for Prairie Plein Air Competition and Prairie Arts Festival Feb 3, 2015 7:17 AM
    Schaumburg Seeks Artist Entries for Prairie Plein Air Competition and Prairie Arts Festival

     
  • Kohl’s Cares to award nearly $400,000 in scholarships Jan 30, 2015 5:36 PM
    Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program recently announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids, age 6 to 18, will be accepted Jan. 30 to March 13 at kohlskids.com. “Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl's is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis.

     
  • Bloomingdale Public Library Presents History of the Eastland Disaster February 3 Feb 2, 2015 4:55 PM
    Ted Wachholtz, Chief Historian of the Eastland Disaster Historical Society, will share the history and life stories of the Eastland disaster at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3 at Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way. It is the 100 year anniversary of the Eastland disaster. The SS Eastland was a passenger ship based in Chicago. On July 24, 1915 as it was being cast off its lines on the south bank of the Chicago River between LaSalle and Clark Streets, the Eastland slowly rolled on its side with over 2,500 passengers and crew members on board. A large crowd of spectators watched in horror, as the ship was only a few feet from the wharf and was in only 20 feet of water. More than 800 people died in the accident. The Eastland was scheduled to take employees of the Western Electric Company on an excursion to Michigan City, Indiana for their fifth annual employee picnic. Months of planning and preparation for the excursion and picnic led up to the Eastland disaster, but the tragedy itself was over in a matter of minutes. Because the Eastland capsized so suddenly, no lifeboats or rafts were launched. Ordinary men and women, many of whom risked their lives, aided in the rescue of survivors and recovery of victims. The 45-minute program, which is co-sponsored by the Bloomingdale Historical Society, will feature dozens of photographs, a compelling first-hand narrative delivered by descendants of a survivor, a video interview of several survivors, and a brief video account of how George “Papa Bear” Halas arrived too late to board the Eastland (a fortunate bit of fate that guaranteed the future of the Chicago Bears and the National Football League). “Even though this disaster resulted in the largest death toll of any single event occurring in the continental United States in the twentieth century, very few people are familiar with the story,” says Nancy Kendzior, Adult Programmer at Bloomingdale Public Library. “Twenty-one entire families were wiped out. We are fortunate to have the Bloomingdale Historical Society partner with us to share the life stories of those lost 100 years ago.” Call Bloomingdale Public Library to register at (630) 924-2730, or register online at www.mybpl.org

     
  • High school students can Explore ACES March 13-14 Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM
    High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at “Explore ACES” on March 13-14. This student-run event introduces both prospective and admitted students to ACES faculty, academic offerings, and student organizations. More than 100 exhibits showcase academics, research, and student development opportunities. Students can also learn about study-abroad programs, how ACES graduates are using their degrees, and tips on applying for more than $2.5 million in scholarships within the College of ACES.

     
  • County fairs contribute to local economies Feb 2, 2015 1:41 PM
    Charlotte Roberts, 4-H member of Chain of Lakes 4-H club and Teen Ambassador represented Lake County at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF).

     
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