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  • State Rep. Flowers visits Northwestern College in Bridgeview Mar 27, 2015 8:09 PM
    This week, Northwestern College was pleased to welcome Illinois State Rep. Mary Flowers of the 30th District to its Bridgeview Campus for a tour and to meet some of its faculty and administrators. It was Rep. Flowers’ first visit to the college, which provided an opportunity for her to meet numerous instructors and to view the various student labs, many of which featured health care technology.

     
  • College of DuPage Offers New Game Animation and Design Degree Mar 23, 2015 5:36 PM
    College of DuPage is offering a new Game Animation and Design degree that will give students the skills to design video and computer games across multiple platforms. Recently approved by the Illinois Community College Board, the associate in applied science degree will provide the knowledge for students to gain entry-level positions as a designer and animator in such fields as game development and design, broadcast design, and television effects. “The digital revolution has created jobs that never existed before, while other jobs continue to evolve because of the rapid advancement of technology,” said Erin Birt, Chair of the College of DuPage Board of Trustees. “Students earning this degree will find work creating everything from mobile applications to corporate videos.” John Kronenburger, Associate Dean of Technology, said the degree is a collaborative effort between the Computer Information System and Animation programs at COD. The new degree consists of 68 credit hours and combines existing courses from both programs in a new way. “We are taking both design and development skills that have been taught separately and integrating them together for the first time,” he said. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for software publishers, including game development, is expected to increase 30 percent through 2018. Tony Venezia, Professor of Motion Picture/Television and Animation, said Illinois is the sixth highest state in the nation for game development. More than 49 game development companies and 48 animation companies are located in the Chicago region, as well as one of the fastest-growing independent game development markets in the country. “This is a unique degree because we are combining classic animation techniques with video game skills and integrating animation into two- and three-dimensional programming,” he said. “It’s exciting to bring these areas together because of the tremendous potential for student success in the workplace.” For more information, call (630) 942-2020, (630) 942-2599 or email venezia@cod.edu.

     
  • COD physics professor gets nailed in class Mar 23, 2015 6:35 PM
    College of DuPage physics professor David Fazzini lies on a bed of nails as physics professor Tom Carter smashes a cinder block on top of him. The demonstration in Fazzini’s Physics 1100 class was part of a lecture on the principles of energy.

     
  • Gurnee teen’s perspective on ISIS Mar 20, 2015 2:54 PM
    “For suburban kids, ISIS is actually brutal looking,” said Gurnee teen Rayyan Samdani, 15, a freshman at Warren Township High School. “If I catch myself reading things like sites saying ISIS is pure Muslim and they are implementing real Islam, then I just exit it because I know that’s not real Islam. I am living the real Islamic life, not what ISIS is saying it is.”

     
  • Mosque leaders to kids: Beware of ‘Google sheiks’ Mar 20, 2015 2:55 PM
    Sheikh Hisham AlQaisi, imam of Islamic Foundation in Villa Park, encourages face-to-face interaction between Muslim adults and youths about the perils of the Internet. “What we’ve been trying to do is promote a culture of, if you’ve got a question, talk to a person ... bring it to your imam, your parents, and talk about it there, rather than jumping on an open forum,” he said. Here is what he and other leaders are doing to combat fanatics from preying on Muslim youth.

     
  • Local entertainer wins Chicago Music Award Mar 20, 2015 3:42 PM
    Critically-acclaimed Orland Hills-based singer/songwriter Peter Oprisko was honored as the Best Jazz Entertainer of 2015 at the 34th annual Chicago Music Awards held Sunday, March 15th at the Copernicus Center in Chicago.

     
  • Muslim parents: Our kids are not terrorists, and we don't want them to fall prey to terrorists Mar 20, 2015 3:03 PM
    Muslim parents and leaders say they don't want their children being labeled “terrorists” by association with fanatics who use a shared religion to justify their fanaticism. They also recognize Muslim youth could fall prey to extremist elements online and via social media. “One of the things we talk about is responsible behaviors online,” said Gihad Ali, youth programs director for the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. “What not to say. What things to look out for. What are some of the traps, some of the red flags of so-called online friends.”

     
  • Health Insurance for People 65 + Years Mar 17, 2015 3:12 PM
    This lesson will explore the options and tools necessary for health insurance decisions by people approaching or whom are already on Medicare.

     
  • Naperville Teen Wins Soroptimist Award Mar 16, 2015 5:44 PM
    Trisha Prabhu of Naperville is the winner of this year’s Violet Richardson Award. Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago honors Trisha for her project, Rethink, which is an anti- cyberbullying app that will benefit others globally. Trisha is a student at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville. In the fall of 2013, after learning about an 11 year old girl’s suicide because of cyberbullying, she set out to find a way to stop this from ever happening again. She wanted to define and design a long-term solution to stop cyberbullying. Her research and hard work led her to the product Rethink, which won a spot as a Google Science Fair 2014 Global Finalist. Rethink gives someone trying to post an offensive message on social media a second chance to reconsider their decision. Her “Rethink” has had a lot of media coverage both locally and globally. She spoke about “Rethink” at TEDxTeen in London (www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkzwHuf6C2U). She currently holds a Provisional Patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for her Rethink idea. She has always been interested in the inner workings of the brain. Prior to her Rethink project, Trisha won an award for her research on the cognitive distraction that causes distracted driving. As an advocate of STEM in education (importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics for future United States global competitiveness and future economic prosperity), she believes that technology is the future. Aside from her love of science and technology, Trisha is a published author of four books. She was also named Chicago’s Financial Literacy Ambassador by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Soroptimists strive to improve the lives of women and girls in the local area and globally through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Soroptimist International of Suburban Chicago offers several Grants/Awards for women and girls. The award celebration for Trisha and other Suburban Chicago winners will be held in May. If you would like to learn more about us, please visit our web site, www.si-suburbanchicago.org , or contact us at siofsuburban.chicago@soroptimist.net .

     
  • Display your skills for collegiate coaches at JUCO Spring Hoops Showcase Mar 13, 2015 11:49 PM
    High school and junior college men’s and women’s basketball players with collegiate aspirations are invited to display their talents for coaches at the JUCO 2015 Spring Showcase. The event takes place on Saturday, April 25, at Judson University in Elgin.

     
  • Images: Neuqua Valley vs. Bolingbrook, boys sectional basketball Mar 13, 2015 10:05 PM
    Neuqua Valley lost 59-56 to Bolingbrook in a Class 4A sectional final boys basketball game on Friday in Bolingbrook.

     
  • Express Employment Professionals Hosts National Leadership Event Featuring Daymond John, Dan Aykroyd and Liz Murray Mar 13, 2015 4:02 PM
    Back for its sixth year and sponsored by the Chicagoland Express Employment Professionals offices, the FREE event will be held Wednesday, April 8 at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road in Rosemont, Ill. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the program begins at 7:50 a.m.

     
  • GLMV Chamber of Commerce Presents Breakfast For Growth Seminar: ‘March Into Marketing You Biz’ - 3/18 Mar 12, 2015 10:13 AM
    Get pro tips and discover how to use the power of marketing to increase exposure and visibility of your business, at the upcoming GLMV Chamber of Commerce Breakfast For Growth Seminar "March Into Marketing Your Biz" to be held Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 - 9 am at the GLMV Chamber Office, 1123 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

     
  • Join GLMV Chamber of Commerce at economic luncheon Mar 13, 2015 12:57 PM
    Business leaders, managers and executives can prepare for the future at the GLMV Chamber of Commerce 2015 Economic Outlook Luncheon to be held Tuesday, March 17, at Dave & Busters, Westfield Mall, Vernon Hills.

     
  • Benedictine, John Marshall offer dual M.B.A./J.D. degree program. Partnership gives students competitive edge in business and law Mar 10, 2015 5:50 PM
    Individuals seeking a graduate degree to enhance their careers should consider Benedictine University’s new dual Master of Business (M.B.A.) and Juris Doctorate (J.D.) program with John Marshall Law School. After meeting admissions requirements at both schools, students can take classes at John Marshall toward a law degree and at Benedictine toward earning an M.B.A. “This program is fully integrated for students seeking degrees in both law and business to gain an advantage in today’s global business environment,” said Rick Holman, assistant professor and chair of Benedictine’s Graduate Business Administration program.”Benedictine is providing an opportunity for students who have an interest in the area of management whereby the combination of a law degree and an M.B.A. degree will give them an advantage in the corporate world.” As students continue to grow in business through market uncertainty, global competition, ethical challenges and constant change, the M.B.A. and J.D. dual degree will help Benedictine students develop quantitative, qualitative and legal competence as professionals who can assess business risks and strategic alternatives, Holman said. Students enrolling in the dual degree program can attend classes part-time or full-time. However, full-time law students must attend the first year of law school exclusively at John Marshall. After successfully completing the first year of law school, the student can combine law courses with Benedictine M.B.A. courses for the remainder of the program. Part-time students can attend classes simultaneously at Benedictine and John Marshall. Benedictine University, an accredited, nonprofit private Catholic institution which has been providing graduate business programs to adults for more than 50 years, believes that a quality education and an advanced degree should be both accessible and affordable. Though some other higher education institutions also offer dual M.B.A. and J.D. degree programs, Benedictine’s emphasis on values-based education is a distinct advantage as global corporations place greater emphasis on the correlation between ethical behavior and more sustainable and profitable results. Students within Benedictine’s M.B.A. program can customize their program to fit their needs. Courses are interactive, taught by faculty and instructors who are practicing professionals and provide real-world business planning and strategic management experiences. Both Benedictine and John Marshall accept applications on a rolling admissions basis throughout the year. Applicants seeking information about Benedictine’s M.B.A. program can visit ben.edu/mba or contact Admissions at admissions@ben.edu or (630) 829-6300.

     
  • Mindfulness and Soul Care Mar 10, 2015 3:00 PM
    Mindfulness is the act of paying purposeful attention to the present moment. It offers us a way to enjoy our lives more and reduce stress through a few simple practices.

     
  • 2015 Illinois 4-H Junior Leadership Conference Mar 10, 2015 3:00 PM
    More than 100 seventh and eighth grade youth learned ways to improve their leadership skills at the 2015 Illinois 4-H Junior Leadership Conference held Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel in Decatur.

     
  • “American Ingenuity” theme of Fox Valley Antiques Show Mar 4, 2015 3:29 PM
    “American Ingenuity” will be the theme of the upcoming Fox Valley Antiques Show on March 14-15 in St. Charles. The focus will be on design elements of our past, highlighting the ability of top decorators to incorporate those elements into today’s modern look. Blending “old with new” is currently evident in nearly every decorating magazine, catalog and TV show. Antiques are so commonly used that many of the top stores offer reproductions at prices much higher than the cost of an original.

     
  • Be bold, get cold for Special Olympics Illinois in Lake Bluff on Saturday Mar 9, 2015 4:11 PM
    Be a fan of brrr-avery! Support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into the waters of Lake Bluff at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge will benefit Special Olympics Illinois Far West Suburban/Area 2, which serves athletes with intellectual disabilities in DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties.

     
  • Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot Mar 3, 2015 7:03 PM
    Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife’s disappearance, has pleaded not guilty to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison.

     
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