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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Occupational Therapist Julia Rodriguez helps Birches residents stay strong Feb 2, 2015 4:45 PM
    As we age, retaining our strength and balance is crucial to leading an active and healthy life. Getting in and out of the car, shopping at the grocery store, and even getting dressed all require a certain amount of strength, coordination, and flexibility. Unfortunately, the loss of muscle mass, strength, and functionality among older adults is a common problem. Known as sarcopenia, this age-related health issue can inhibit older adults from performing simple daily tasks and increase their risk of falls. Although we all begin to lose modest amounts of muscle mass after the age of 30, the amount accelerates significantly in our later years. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this prevalent problem: exercise. Occupational therapist Julia Rodriguez is dedicated to helping older adults develop the strength, balance, and flexibility they need to lead happy and productive lives. Rodriguez works for Legacy Healthcare, a company that provides therapy in assisted living communities. She and her associates work full-time with residents at The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills to help them reach small daily fitness goals that make their lives easier and more enjoyable. “Real life is what occupational therapy is all about, and real life is not about the exercise you’re doing. At no age do you go to a gym to get better at exercise, you go to get better at life,” said Rodriguez. Rodriguez encourages the older adults she works with to focus on the simple daily tasks they want to accomplish, and then she creates a therapy plan to help them attain their goals. In addition to conducting individual therapy sessions with residents, Rodriguez also leads group exercise classes and wellness activities— a responsibility she says is one of the most enjoyable aspects of her job. Every Monday morning, Rodriguez leads a “Strength and Balance” exercise class that helps participants develop or maintain their strength, agility, and coordination. The class begins with simple warm-up stretches that get participants limber and proceeds into gentle exercises using hand weights to develop muscle mass. Throughout the class, Rodriguez emphasizes the importance of maintaining proper breathing and posture during exercise. Focusing on breathing is particularly important, she says, because there is a common tendency to stop breathing when you’re absorbed in learning a new exercise. “Sometimes when we’re focusing, we decide to wait to breathe so we can concentrate, but breathing is not something you should wait to do until later,” she jokes. During the class, Rodriguez also interacts with participants by taking short breaks from the exercise routine to discuss the benefits of exercise. Some of the benefits she highlights in her class are exercise’s ability to stave off depression and memory loss. “Exercise gets blood flowing to your brain and helps prevent some of the changes that happen when you start losing your memory or having trouble with your cognition,” Rodriguez said. “That’s actually a benefit most people don’t talk enough about; we talk a lot about how it makes us look, but, boy, I want to feel good too!” In all of the therapy work she performs at The Birches, Rodriguez says she is always inspired by the perseverance and open-mindedness of residents. Their positive attitudes and willingness to learn make her job incredibly rewarding, she says. “I’m always really impressed with their willingness to try something completely new. I have huge admiration for that and I only wish that I can be just the same,” said Rodriguez. The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills is a premier retirement community dedicated to providing professional services that support its residents’ physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual growth. The Birches offers a full calendar of purposeful programs and activities designed to promote a healthy aging lifestyle and a strong sense of community. For more information about The Birches, call 630-789-1135 or visit: birches.net.

     
  • Oscar shorts bring tears, laughter and suspense Feb 1, 2015 7:00 AM
    Calling all Oscar obsessives, fans of world cinema and anyone with an attention deficit: The Oscar-nominated shorts are here. I watched them all — yes, all six hours of them, give or take — in order to help you navigate the screening packages appearing in a handful of local theaters like the Cinemark 17 Woodridge and Chicago’s Music Box Theatre: live action, animated and documentary (which has been divided into two separate programs).

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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).

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Jan 26, 2015 1:01 AM
    More than 20 area communities are represented in this edition of The Week in Pictures, featuring Daily Herald staff photos of an underwater robot, a disappointed skier, and an outgoing frozen zucchini.

     
  • St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition Jan 27, 2015 7:25 AM
    St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

     
  • Terlato, pro golfers make perfect pairing with new wines Jan 26, 2015 6:00 AM
    Kukec's People features William Terlato, CEO of Lake Bluff-based Terlato Wines, who is an amateur golfer who can hold is own with some of his favorite partners on the links, including pros Luke Donald, Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els and even Mike Ditka. Those close friends also entrusted the executive with launching special lines in their names.

     
  • Industrial Vacancy Rate Drops 50% in Elk Grove Village Jan 26, 2015 7:24 AM
    Industrial Vacancy Rate Drops 50% in Elk Grove Village

     
  • Norwegian National League of Chicago offers scholarships Jan 26, 2015 9:15 AM
    The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry and Will.

     
  • Woodridge man charged with rape, robbery of 80-year-old Westmont woman Jan 21, 2015 7:10 PM
    A 21-year-old Woodridge man is being held on $5 million bail accused of the New Year’s Day rape and robbery of an elderly Westmont woman. Prosecutors say Tevin Rainey forced his way into the apartment of an 80-year-old woman at 5 a.m. on Jan. 1 and sexually assaulted her in her bed and demanded money.

     
  • Suburban home prices experience strong gains in 2014 Jan 21, 2015 5:26 PM
    The suburban Chicago housing market ended 2014 on a positive note: the number of homes that went under contract in December 2014 increased 19.4 percent over the same period last year, the largest year-over-year increase to date. Home prices also continued to grow, with the median sales price of detached homes up 8.8 percent compared with 2013, according to statistics released today by the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS.

     
  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

     
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