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Welcome to the week before Spring Break!

Monday, 4/11: Dr. Vincent Sezibara (Fulbright Scholar), presents Rwandan and Chicagoan Perspectives on Trauma (12p, rm 1115); Transfer Seminar for Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry (3-5pm, rm 1115).

Tuesday, 4/12: Meet President Don Laackman (2:30-4:30pm, rm 103); HW Faculty Council Meeting (3:30p, rm 1046); Transfer Seminar for Physics, GIS, Informatics (3-5pm, rm 1115).

Wednesday, 4/13: Business as usual as far as I know.

Thursday, 4/14: CAST Reading Share (2:30-3:24p, rm 1046).

Friday, 4/15: Fall 2011 book lists are due today; AAWCC Phenomenal Woman’s Award Luncheon (12p, rm 103).

Saturday, 4/16: Get your taxes done. Monday is the filing deadline! And have a super Spring Break!!

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And so we reach the end of “Amusement Sunday,” and face the week to come. Five teaching weeks to go until the end of the term…

Monday, 4/4: Nominations for Chair (and other officers) of the Women’s Studies Committee due to Loretta Visomirskis by 5pm.

Tuesday, 4/5: Women’s Studies Committee Meeting and officer elections (3:30p, rm 621).

Wednesday, 4/6: Business as usual as far as I know. Curriculum Committee Meeting (3:00pm, rm 806)

Thursday, 4/7: Roadside Culture and Urban Food Deserts (presentation, 1-3pm, rm 103;  discussion, 3-5pm, rm 103 (rsvp for the discussion to mwoodruff@ccc.edu)); CAST meeting @3 in 1046.

Friday, 4/8: Meet President Don Laackman (11am-1pm in rm 102); Friends of HWC Graduation Award Nominations and Applications Due (5pm, rm 1148).

Saturday, 4/9: Business as usual as far as I know.

Please add anything I missed in the comments (and accept my apologies for the missing of it!)

Really?

Thoughts…
As part of the Graduation Outreach Strategy, District Office has
planned a series of activities to promote graduation.
One such activity is
Faculty and Staff Cap and Gown Day!
Faculty and Staff are encouraged to wear caps and gowns on
Thursday, March 31, 2011
in an effort to prompt more students to inquire about and sign
up for the
Spring 2011 Graduation

that will be held on
May 11, 2011 at the UIC Pavilion.
April 15, 2011 is the deadline to file a graduation application. 

Students will pick up their tickets the week of April 25, 2011.
Additional information flyers and posters will be distributed throughout the school.

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Welcome to week 9! We are officially in the second half of the term. For the second week in a row, apologies for the tardiness and the back posting–Sunday nights are getting away from me these days, I guess. Per usual, add anything I missed in the comments section!

Monday, 3/14: HW Blood Drive (look for the signs in the lobby for time and place); Women’s History Month Event: Film screening & discussion: The Stoning of Soraya M. (12:30-1:50p, rm 608);

Tuesday, 3/15: CCC Stars Nominations are due to district office; WHM Event: Student presentations on Arranged Marriage: Its History and Social Implications (9:30-10:50a, rm 621)

Wednesday, 3/16: WHM Event: Film screening & discussion: The Stoning of Soraya M. (12:30-1:50p, rm 608);

Thursday, 3/17: Brackets are due; WHM Event: Student presentations on Arranged Marriage: Its History and Social Implications (9:30-10:50a, rm 621);

Friday, 3/18: Business as usual, as far as I know;

Saturday, 3/19: Business as usual, as far as I know;

More on 2011 Commencement Ceremonies

In case you were wonderin’ what to do on that District-Wide Commencement Wednesday with your classes AND those Final Exams…

Per CCC email (cut-and-paste):

 

March 8, 2011

Re: Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremony Participation

Dear Faculty:

As you know, for the first time in recent City Colleges of Chicago history, all seven City Colleges will come together to honor our Associate degree completers at a district-wide spring commencement ceremony.   

The ceremony will take place on:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion

525 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, IL

(Overflow accommodations at the UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road)

All full-time faculty are required to attend the commencement ceremony. This is a ticketed event, and graduation regalia is required for all ceremony participants. You must confirm attendance and place your order for graduation regalia with your College Registrar.  Please confirm your participation and order your graduation regalia no later than Friday, March 11, 2011.

If you have a final exam scheduled for Wednesday evening, and you have students participating in commencement, please reschedule the final exam to allow students who are graduating to participate in the ceremony.

If you have a final exam scheduled for Wednesday evening, and do not have students participating in commencement, you are excused from commencement so the exam can be given as originally scheduled. 

All other full-time faculty are required to attend commencement.

We appreciate your commitment to our students and your willingness to share in this special celebration of our graduates.  If you have any questions regarding commencement ceremony participation, please email Dr. Vernese Edghill-Walden at vedghill-walden@ccc.edu.

Regards,

Angela Henderson

Provost

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Welcome to week 7 of the semester, the close of Black History Month, and the kickoff to Women’s History Month!

Let’s hope it’s a little less eventful than last week was…but you know what they say about March: “In like a lion…”

Monday, 2/28: Business as usual, as far as I know.

Tuesday, 3/1: Union Chapter Nominations Meeting (Time?, rm 1115)

Wednesday, 3/2: Business as usual, as far as I know.

Thursday, 3/3: Women’s History Month Event: Amanda Loos hosts filmmaker and critic Jan Lisa Huttner, Looking Critically at the 2011 Oscars:Women, Film, Film Criticism, and Gender Dynamics at the Box Office (2:00pm, rm 323).

Friday, 3/4: Business as usual, as far as I know.

Saturday, 3/5: Business as usual, as far as I know.

Please post anything I missed in the comments. Thanks!

5th Annual City Wide Art Exhibition at HWC

You received this email from John Hader and it bears repeating here on The Lounge.

Please join us for a reception from 4:00 – 6:00 PM today in the President’s Gallery, Room #1105 to celebrate the work of students selected for the 5th Annual City Wide Art Exhibition.  This annual, juried exhibition includes work from student artists from all 7 City Colleges of Chicago.
 
The exhibition will be on view through Thursday, March 3.
 
Please bring your students and spread the word!
 
Thanks,
 
Vanessa Smith, Interim Curator
HWC

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Welcome to Week 6! It’s hard to believe, but at the end of this week the semester will be 40% over. And what a week it’s going to be, even though it’s a(nother) short onea local election of potentially enormous consequences and I’m told that we may get a hyper-local (HW) announcement of significance later this week. More on that as it comes. In the meantime, let me know if I missed anything…

Monday, 2/21: No classes–Closed for President’s Day.

Tuesday, 2/22: HWFC hosts members of the Professional Development Reinvention Task Force to discuss their work, faculty ideas, and everything else that comes up (3:30-5p, rm 103); VOTE and encourage your students to do the same!

Wednesday, 2/23: BHM Vendor Fair (7a-8p, rm 102/103); UIUC Info Session (2-3:30p, rm 317).

Thursday, 2/24: Financial Aid Awareness Day (10a-5p, rm 408); BHM Vendor Fair (7a-8p, rm 102/103); Ramon Price Art Contest, (11a-4p, rm 102/103; Admissions Essay Workshop (2-4p, rm 1115).

Friday, 2/25: BHM Vendor Fair (7a-8p, rm 102/103); Bardwell Scholars Luncheon (12p, rm 1115); Be sure to turn in your “Outside Employment Form” if you haven’t already (click HERE, type in your info, print it out and drop or fax it to the HR office by the close of business).

Saturday, 2/26: Teaching and learning.

PLEASE ANNOUNCE TO CLASS: Transfer Fair on Wednesday

A request from Ellen Goldberg to announce the following to your students today and tomorrow:

The City Colleges of Chicago and
The Harold Washington College Transfer Center
proudly presents:

The Harold Washington College Spring 2011 Transfer Fair

Where: Harold Washington College (Room 103)
When: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Do you know where you are going?

It’s never too soon to start planning where you are going to transfer after Graduation from the City Colleges of Chicago.

Meet college and university representatives who can help you transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Sixty Schools will be attending the Transfer Fair including: Howard University, Columbia University New York, Smith College, Augustana College, Indiana University, University of Wisconsin at Madison, University of Iowa, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Shimer College, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Depaul University, Columbia College Chicago, and Northeastern Illinois University plus many more!

Students, tell your friends!
Faculty, tell your students!
Staff, tell everybody! 🙂

Thank you! 🙂

Ellen Goldberg, M.Ed, MA
Director of the Transfer Center
Harold Washington College
30 E. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312)553-5778

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UPDATE: Dang! Forgot to mention the Union meeting on Tuesday (2pm, rm 1115) to discuss the upcoming chapter and 1600 elections.Don’t miss it!!

Welcome to Week 5, everyone. The Realist asked me to turn the show over to the other writers this week for reasons that Realist will explain tomorrow. In the meantime, I’ll be in and out with a post or two while catching up on those first major assignments. In the meantime, you can entertain yourself with the following:

Monday, 2/14: BHM Event: Love Yourself Domestic Violence Dramatization (11am-1:30pm, rm 102)

Tuesday, 2/15: BHM Event Movie Short: Bring Your “A” Game and Discussion (4-5p, rm 408)

Wednesday, 2/16: HWC Transfer Fair (10am-1pm, rm 103); BHM Event: Love Yourself Domestic Violence Dramatization (5:30-8:00pm, rm 102)

Thursday, 2/17: Sydney R. Daniels Oratorical Festival (2pm, rm 1115)

Friday, 2/18: President Metoyer’s State of the College Address (10am, rm 103 (I think))

Saturday, 2/19: Something great.

What did I miss? Tell me in the comments and have a great week!

What Up?

It’s Thursday afternoon, which means that week 4 is drawing to a close, and we are (nearly) halfway to the halfway point of the semester.

Anybody going to see Morris Dees, co founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, out at Elmhurst College? Or maybe going to Garfield Park Conservatory for Sweet Saturday (I went last week–it was great, especially for kids; lots of activities)? Or maybe getting in the mood for Valentine’s Day with a trip to the theater?

What’s going on out there?