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Welcome to week 4!

Monday, 2/7: Writing Across the Curriculum Meeting (2:00pm, rm 1046)

Tuesday, 2/8: HW Faculty Council Meeting (3:30pm, rm 1046), BHM Legacy Education Workshop (2-4pm, rm 102), Day One Lists Due (5pm, Registrar’s Office)

Wednesday, 2/9: Don’t know.

Thursday, 2/10: Open Mic: Music, Movement and Songs (12:30-3:30pm, rm 1115).

Friday, 2/11: Residency Verification Required by today (Click here while on campus then click on: Self Service>Personal Information>Home and Mailing Address, then click the box that applies, then save it).

Saturday, 2/12: Date night?

Let me know what I missed…

What Up?

So, other than shoveling and hanging out in your snow fort, what are you up to this weekend? There’s the Super Bowl of course (anybody planning to join the cheddar heads at Will’s?), but there’s also the Spring Flower Show and first “Sweet Saturday” at Garfield Park Conservatory (one of my favorite places in the city), and free music at the Chicago Cultural Center tomorrow (one of the shows in the “Music Without Borders” Concert Series. (Actually, they have music all the time there: Classical Mondays, Jazz/Blues Tuesdays, Fancy Stuff on Wednesdays, and open Jazz Jams on Wednesday nights, along with World Music on Fridays, and more. All FREE!)

Or maybe you’re going to stay in and make your plans for next week’s 51st annual U of C Folk Festival?

What’s your story? What’s happening out there?

 

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Monday, 1/31: New Student Welcome Reception (2-3:30pm, rm 103).

Tuesday, 2/1: Black History Month (BHM) Kickoff featuring Martin L. King, President of Operation Push (2-3:30pm, rm 103);  Women’s Studies Committee Meeting to plan Women’s History Month events (3:30pm, rm 621); and Sustainability Alliance Mini Grant Applications are Due (Midnight!).

Wednesday, 2/2: BHM Event: African American Lit Read-In (11am-1:30pm, rm1002); Auditions for Loop Players Production (6-7pm, rm 103). Sustainability Committee (2-3 Rm. 1046); Assessment Committee (3-4 Rm 1046)

Thursday, 2/3: Writing Across the Curriculum Meeting, (2-3, rm 1046); Auditions for Loop Players Production (6-7pm, rm 103).

Friday, 2/4: WL Language Symposium (8am-5pm, rm 1115)–please note that I have no idea what it is or whether it’s open to everyone–ask Margarita Chavez (or a WL/ELL colleague) if you’re interested.

Saturday, 2/5: Deadline for applying for Spring Graduation, probably better to let students know about this sometime during the week; make your Super Bowl preparations (and if you’re a Steelers fan that will mean preparing yourself for emotional distress).

What did I miss? Post it in the comments, and please accept my apologies.

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Week 2! I don’t know of any specific events ore deadlines for this week, but maybe you do?

 

Mathissexy here, intercepting the signal…

There are a few meetings going on this week.

Wed. FC4’s first meeting is at 3 at Malcolm, AC (Assessment Committee) is in 1046 at 3  for its first meeting

Thurs. CAST kickoff meeting at 3 in 1046

There’s also SMART board training in 1046 on Monday and Wednesday at 10 and 2 (just like the hands on a steering wheel).

My condolences to the Bears fans and congrats to the Packers fans. Enjoy the week!

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UPDATED: Now with Saturdays (sorry Carrie)!!

Welcome back to week 1 of the spring term everybody!

Monday, 1/17: School is closed for Martin Luther King’s Birthday Observation

Tuesday, 1/18: Happy first day of T/Th classes!

Wednesday, 1/19: Happy first day of M/W classes!

Thursday, 1/20: Happy second day of T/Th classes!

Friday, 1/21: Happy first day of F only classes!

Saturday, 1/22: Happy first day of S only classes!

What Up?

It’s Thursday, people, which means I want to know what you are doing this weekend so I might steal an idea or two…

Marta will be watching Barcelona try to break their own clubs “unbeaten record” from 1973-74, we already know that, but what about everyone else?

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1. First off, a big round of applause to The Realist for the holiday movie list–there were some new ones on there that I hadn’t seen or heard of before, which is the only reason I ever read lists like that. Great work, Realist; except for leaving out Bad Santa.

And for the rest of you who continue to wonder about the Realist’s real life identity, check out the list and then read this analysis of what such lists mean. It’s worth what you paid for it, but still, it might have a clue or two in it…

2. And here’s what’s going on this week:

Monday, 1/10: The first day of contractual obligation and the Reinvention Kick Off!! (Unless that already happened on November 18th, then it’s the Reinvention Work Kick Off!! (Unless the stuff that has been going on since November is work, then it’s the Reinvention Re-Kick Off!! or something like that))).

Open Registration begins in earnest. Also, be sure to comb your hair and slick your collar, because the cameras and observation teams will be out in full force, observating the registration process, or at least an hour or two of it. Let’s all be helpful, eh?

Tuesday, 1/11: More Registration. Also, if you happen to be free and interested, there is a Friends of Harold Washington Meeting/Hootenanny at Noon in Room 102, that will feature a conversation among many of our esteemed, retired colleagues, President Metoyer, FC4 President Ellen Eason Montgomery, HWFC President Rosie Banks, and me. Should be fun. Drop in if you can.

Wednesday, 1/12: Still more registration of students and the chance to drop into the CCC Board Meeting (9am, rm 103) and say hello and and welcome to our Chancellor and new-ish Board Chair and their colleagues–some new, some not.

Thursday, 1/13: Still more registration–assuming, that is, that we have enough open seats in classes to keep registration going all week*. Also, Jen Armendarez is hosting an Informal Faculty Social at one of her favorite taverns. Ask her all about it!

Friday, 1/14: Registration again

*And that brings me to our third major point of business–the biannual “Guess When Registration Will Close for New Students and Become Revisions Only” Contest. Last semester, it never happened (the first in a few), so everybody was a loser.

Perhaps it won’t happen again this term, perhaps it will. The important thing is that you venture a guess and that you do it prior to 7 AM Monday morning when the building opens (no PeopleSoft Cheating for you). So, smartypants, what’s your guess?

Welcome back to Best Job in the World, People. Hope you had a refreshing break and find yourself ready to mold worlds and expand some minds (and the converses (would that be conversii? (Can you tell I’m fired up? Was it the Latin? (or the quadruple parentheses?)))).

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It’s FINALS WEEK, people–Week 16. Close it down and send them on their way. They don’t have to go home but they can’t stay here. Time for them to show us what they’ve got. It’s go time, people. Hit the gas.

Monday, 12/6: Sign the petition posted by your department mailboxes (see post above for more details), or, if you can’t find a petition, please print out a copy of the petition from the above post and hang it near your department’s mailboxes and then sign it.

Tuesday, 12/7: There will be a shortish, end of semester Faculty Council Meeting (3:30pm, rm 1046) to run through a few pressing issues (Presidential election, Grade petition, Local Task Force Support Teams, Credentials Controversy, etc.). Also, Short Suite Performances (5pm, rm 103). Go and see your students.

Wednesday, 12/8: Alberto Aguilar’s “A Personal Dinner Invitation” Lecture (6pm, rm 103). Be sure to check out the exhibition of faculty work up on the 11th floor in the President’s Gallery, too, which opens today (through January 14th). Also, I will be picking up the petitions today in the late afternoon. Please make sure you have signed it (and told others about it, too, so that if they support the idea, they can sign on as well).

Thursday, 12/9: Check out “The Bader Bunch Ceramics Sale” (8:30-4:30pm, rm 102) and stop by the ELL Graduation Ceremony (12-6pm, rm 1115). Also, Sculptured Word performances will take place (4pm, rm 203) and there is a Psychology Poster Session (5:30-8:30pm, rm 1001).

Friday, 12/10: Good Gravy, children–get to your grading!

Saturday, 12/11: Submit your final grades before Midnight (keep your fingers crossed that this changes this week).

 

Experience Art: Alberto Aguilar’s “A Personal Dinner Invitation”

News from our HW Curator, Vanessa Smith:

The President’s Gallery at Harold Washington College, 30 E. Lake Street, proudly presents a lecture titled “A Personal Dinner Invitation” a Year Later by Alberto Aguilar, a faculty member of the department of Art and Architecture. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, December 8 at 6 p.m. in room 103, and is free and open to the public.

It has been a year since “A Personal Dinner Invitation”, a project created by Alberto Aguilar to inaugurate his 36th year.

Using a popular social networking site, Alberto Aguilar befriended then invited over 1000 strangers to come into his home and have dinner. From those who agreed to attend this event, he chose 36 people to come to six separate dinners of six guests each. On all of these evenings, Aguilar hosted a six-course Mexican meal, gave a tour of his home and presented each guest with a hand-made gift box.
In this presentation, Alberto Aguilar will discuss the events that led to this project, the dinners themselves and the impact that they have had on his life. All attendees will receive a small gift bag at the end of the presentation.

This lecture is held in conjunction with the exhibition on the 11th floor of the college – Assembly: The Faculty Biennial Exhibition, on view through January 14. This exhibition celebrates the work of fifteen faculty members and a few of their collaborators, with works ranging among ceramics, photography, print media, painting, architecture, video and sound. Exhibiting artists include: Alberto Aguilar; Jess Bader and Heather Coffey; Michelle Bolinger; Helen Maurene Cooper; Max Alexander, Davy Bisaro and Balta Pena; Jessica Taylor Caponigro; Turtel Onli; Richard Repasky; Felicity Rich; Galina Shevchenko and Phylum Sinter; Ivanhoe Tejeda; Joseph Trupia; Vassi Vasevski; Rebecca Walz; Craig Yu.

Be THERE, people. Sounds awesome.

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Welcome to Week 15, people. It seems like August was ages ago and that it’s gone by in a blink.

Ongoing: Open Enrollment is going on right now. Get your forms and sign up for what you want/need to sign up.

Monday, 11/29: If no one else has done it already, hang a petition in your department that reads: Dear Registrar Wiley: We the faculty request that we be provided a minimum of 48 hours from the end of classes to evaluate and calculate student grades. In light of the efficiencies that are to be realized from the electronic submission of grades (hooray!), please consider changing the submission date for final grades from Saturday, December 11th to at least Monday, December 13th, if not later (if possible). Thank you in advance for your assistance.” Then sign it. If someone else has done it, then sign the one that’s posted.

Hybrid/Blended Committee meeting at 3:30 in room 608.

Wednesday, 12/1: December arrives.

Anything else happening this week?


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Ongoing: Registration for the Spring semester opens this week. Schedules should be available any day now…Also, this week is ASSESSMENT WEEK! We’ll be assessing Social Science general education knowledge across the curriculum all week. Contact Mike Heathfield or your department assessment committee member with any lingering questions.

Monday, 11/8: Ric Burns, director of We Shall Remain! discusses his film as part of American Indian Heritage Month. A reception will follow his presentation (12:30pm, rm 102). Also, visiting artist James Woodfill will be lecturing (1pm, rm 103).

Tuesday, 11/9: Stop up in 1115 to say hello to some of our retired faculty who will be visiting the Friends of HWC meeting (11am, rm 1115). Then head to the screening of Dance Me Outside (part of the AIHM festivities, 11am, rm 622). The Employee of the Month ceremony is in room 1115 at 3:30 and HW Faculty Council will hold its November meeting, seating its new members and electing new officers (3:30pm, rm 1046).

Wednesday, 11/10: Check out this year’s Transfer Fair (10am-2pm, rm 102-103).

Thursday, 11/11 (Veteran’s Day): Thank a vet today. Also, check out “The Business of Fancy Dancing” (part of the AIHM festivities, 10am, rm 203). Attend the CAST Meeting, (2pm, rm 1046).

Friday, 11/12: Don’t know. What’s happening?

Put anything I missed in the comments!

Next Up!

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Welcome to Week 11.

Ongoing: Loop Players performances of 12 Angry Jurors. See here for the schedule and info. Also, there is the Transfer Career fair running all week (click here for more information), and Native American Heritage events start this week, too, including film screenings, lectures, and book discussions. More info on that when I have it. And don’t forget that the Chicago Humanities Festival is running all week, too, with many amazing, free events for students and teachers.

Monday, 11/1: Remind your students to vote on Tuesday, and be sure to ask them if they plan to attend any of the above.

Tuesday, 11/2: Vote. Ask your students if they voted. Ask them if they intend to on their way home. Also, come to the Faculty Council Special Meeting, that President Amanda Loos called to discuss all of the myriad things we have to discuss in light of the last week or two’s events (3:30pm, rm 1046).

Wednesday, 11/3: I don’t know what’s going on (other than the things listed above), so maybe today would be a good day to check out Blackboard 9.1 using Ephrem’s training video or do that electronic grade submission training that we have to do before November 19th.

Thursday, 11/4: Maybe think about going to this month’s Board meeting (9am @ 226 W. Jackson), if you happen to be free. And if you go, let us know what happened.

Friday, 11/5: The November Chair’s meeting happens sometime in the morning. The rest of us are not allowed to attend, but if you have anything in particular that you’d like your chair to say to the administration from you or your department, try to make sure they know it before 9 am or so.

Transfer Career Symposium–Please Announce to Students

Ellen Goldberg has put together an awesome schedule of events for next week. Check it out HERE. In her own words:

Hello wonderful friends and colleagues on the HWC Faculty!
Please peruse the Itinerary for the first ever Transfer/ Career Symposium!

Let me know if you can bring your classes to anything!  I need your help! 🙂
We have amazing programming, but now we need students!
Spread the word! Plug this to your students! 🙂

Ellen

Help her out.