New Student Reception–Tomorrow!

Please announce to your classes tomorrow (From Ellen Goldberg):

New Student Welcome Reception & Resource Fair
Monday, January 30, 2012
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Room 102/103
All new and returning students are welcome to attend. All students will be able to connect with different offices on campus, student groups, listen to music, eat, mingle, and win prizes. Everyone is invited. We will be serving pop, water, 600 cookies, and lots of candy-the good kind.
We would like to welcome students into the City Colleges of Chicago and the Harold Washington College Family! 🙂

Put Your Thinkers On: Chicago Humanities Festival

That’s right, it’s Chicago Humanities Festival Time!

(Mostly) free events for students and educators alike (see here for details) that feature leading thinkers, doers, and artists (thinking doers), all organized around this year’s theme Tech-KnowledgÊ (pronounced “technology”).

You may have seen something about Evanston day a couple of weeks ago, featuring a talk by Sci-Fi author William Gibson, or last weekend’s Hyde Park day. Fear not, there’s plenty (as in 60 events) yet to come scattered around the city (including a reading by Umberto Eco, a talk by Common, and more!) spread over the next two weeks.

Check out the schedule here (by date) or click on the topics (Philosophy, Literature, etc.). Share the news with your students. Give them extra credit for going and writing it up. Go see something yourself. It’s a great, great, opportunity afforded by our living in a great, great (in many ways) city.

Latino Heritage Month Has Begun!

From your email (less the opening events from Monday and yesterday):

Monday, September 26

12:30pm-1:30pm Room 102
Do you want to learn to dance salsa? Do you already know? Whichever it is, bring a partner or your friends and learn together!

Tuesday, September 27

2pm-3pm Room 102

Wednesday, September 28
2pm-3pm Room 1115
Join us and learn what undocumented students go through to get an education. Our speaker would be discussing why should undocumented immigrants go to college, have equal access to higher education and  the importance of putting them through college.

Thursday, September 29
9am-2:30pm 2nd Floor Lobby
Come and taste one of Mexico’s most famous and traditional cuisine. Scholarship fundraiser.
$2 each or 2 for $3! Help us put students through college! ¡Sí Se Puede!

Monday, October 3
12:30pm-1:30pm Room 102

Tuesday, October 4
2pm-3pm Room 102

Tuesday, October 4
3pm-4:30pm Room 1115
Join us as we discuss US intervention in Latin America. We will discuss US foreign policy with regards to Latin America, how it has affected the socioeconomic structure of an entire continent, and why it is relevant today! The more perspectives, the better. We hope to hear what you have to say and hopefully have an interactive and educational discussion.

Wednesday, October 12
4pm-8pm Room 103
Join us for a night full of celebration! We will have free food from different countries of Latin America, a performance from Indios del Tepeyac and will end the celebration dancing to Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, and many other different Latin America music genres. Great time to practice your Salsa!

Dates and locations may be subject to change.

Support your students by stopping by an event or at least announce them in your class!

Transfer Event Info: IIT Edition

From our fabulous Transfer Coordinator, Ellen Goldberg:

Hello Fabulous Colleagues, I need your help to spread the word!

On Wednesday, September 21 (Next Wednesday!) from 4:00-5:00 in room 102, the Illinois Institute of Technology will be holding an Information Session for interested students! Please note that in addition to IIT having STEM Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), they also have Sociology, Psychology, Business, Social Sciences, and Secondary Education-Math.

Then, on Friday, September 30 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m., we will have a campus visit.Students will meet at the Office of Undergraduate Admission, located in Perlstein Hall, Room 101, on the northwest corner of State and 33rd Streets. They are really rolling out the red carpet to include an Admission Presentation, a tour by students of the campus, and also a lunch with HWC Alums who transferred to IIT. I would like students to RSVP to me at by September 21.

IIT offers the coveted Presidential Scholarship. You can read about it here.  IIT will give money to ALL students including International Students! 🙂

Thanks so much for sharing this information with your students! I appreciate it! 🙂

Please announce it to your classes today and tomorrow!