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Welcome back, everybody. Don’t blink or the semester might end without you. Three weeks to go; welcome to Week 14 of the Spring term!

Monday, 4/25: Last day for students to drop classes! And in the President’s Gallery, Artist Michael Ryan’s Exhibition Reception (5pm, 11th floor).

Tuesday, 4/26: Blood and Marrow Drive, (10am-5pm, rm 103); Visiting Artist, Lisa Walcott (2-3pm, rm 1115).

Wednesday, 4/27: Hip Hop Summit (10am-5pm, rm 103); Japan Nuclear Disaster Panel Discussion (2-3:30pm, rm 1001); Photography Club Show: 20×20 (4pm-8pm, rm 1115).

Thursday, 4/28: Performance of For Colored Girls (12:30-2:30, rm 103); One Book, One Chicago: Discussion of Neverwhere (2-4pm, rm 1115); OLAS Drag Show (5-9pm, rm 103); Poetry Cafe (6-8pm, Student Union).

Friday, 4/29: Business as usual as far as I know (except for the initial presentation of Reinvention proposals to FC Presidents and various important people–watch for news!).

Saturday, 4/30: PTK Mu Pi’s Amazing Race (7:30-5pm, rm 103).

Please correct any errors of omission in the comments!

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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!

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Monday, 12/13: Lest I test the maxim that all work and no play make Dave a dull boy (stifle, Armendarez), I shall be putting PhiloDave in mothballs for a few weeks, along with the regular features of the Lounge, with the exception of stuff that I feel like I have to post and stuff that I feel like I want to post and whatever anyone else feels like doing. Toward that end, the Realist will be offering you all a holiday treat that sounds fun and conversation worthy. Rock on, Realist.

Tuesday, 12/14: Are you done grading yet? If not, get to it. If so, then consider this. The break might be the perfect time (or at least a particularly convenient time) to treat the Lounge as a sandbox and try your hand at blogging a bit. Maybe you’ve been thinking about requesting to take over a regular feature (even on a bi-weekly basis (a.k.a., playing switchies) or contributing your own new regular feature. If you have, drop me a line and I’ll tell you all you need to know to give it a go.

Wednesday, 12/15: Seriously, you should be finished by now and sipping Brandy Alexanders by the fire in Duke of Perth or pretending to next to a picture of a fire that you painted on the wall of your kitchen. Finish up!

Thursday, 12/16: If you still have grading to do, have a good cry, and then see above.

Friday, 12/17: Feel the troubles of the semester slipping away. Read a great book. See a movie. Do some exercise. Go skating.

Saturday, 12/18: Grades are due by 2pm. Get ’em in and get out of here.

See you all next year. Regular features will return on Sunday, January 9th.

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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).

 

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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!

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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.

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Week 10 starts off on the same sad note that ended Week 9, sounding the laying off of 26 8 (so far that I’ve heard about) of our colleagues whose absence will make all of our jobs harder.

Monday, 10/25:Visit and talk featuring Karyn Posner-Mullen hosted by the Entrepreneurship Program (9:30am, rm 103).

Tuesday, 10/26: Preview performance of 12 Angry Jurors (see comments for more info).

Wednesday, 10/27: Visit and talk featuring Eric Braun, Web-Based Artist (11am, rm 203); Pre-Graduation workshop (12:30pm, rm 715); another Pre-Graduation workshop (6pm, rm 722). 12 Angry Jurors opens (7:30pm, room 102).

Thursday, 10/28: Pre-Graduation workshop (12:30pm, rm 1001); another Pre-Graduation workshop (6pm, rm 1001).

Friday, 10/29: President Metoyer will be giving away candy in his office all day on Friday to any and all Trick-or-Treaters (or risk getting egged!). Also, he will most likely be in costume.

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It’s Registration Week people!

Post the day/time you think we’ll run out of classes and stop enrolling students.

The person whose guess is closest (and posted before 5pm on Tuesday) will win a prize (don’t get your hopes up). To give a hint of how busy it’s been, as of 10pm tonight, there are only 32 seats left in HW philosophy classes (only three of 14 sections of philosophy classes have any seats, and two of those have less than five available). 32 out of 52 English 101 sections are already closed (and many of the remaining are close to closed).

My vote is Wednesday@3:42pm.

Also, post your funny stories from the registration room. Lying Hyperbolizing encouraged!

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DWFDW!

Monday, August 9
Report to Harold Washington College at 9:30 am.
~9:30-9:45- Sign-in
~9:45-10:15- President’s Welcome/College Updates/Collective Mourning
~10:15-10:30- HWC Legal Clinic Information Session- Carolyn Shoenberger, Business Department
~10:30-10:45- HWC Wellness Center Information session- Michael Russell, Wellness Center
~10:45- NOON- Working Sessions: Starfish Training with Ephrem Rabin, Registration Refresher Courses with Ellen Goldberg, Semester Prep Time

Tuesday through Friday, @ Malcolm X (here’s the link to the schedule or print out your own program!).

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Monday, 4/5: Back to the Salt Mines (All day, all over)

~Also Monday: Hybrid Committee Meeting (3pm, Rm 609)

Tuesday, 4/6: CAST Meeting, (3pm, Rm 1046)

~Also Tuesday: Service Learning Workshop (2-5pm, Rm 1115)

Wednesday, 4/7: Diversity Conference (8am-4pm, Rm 103)

Thursday, 4/8: College Career Fair (8am-4pm, Rm 103)

~Also Thursday: Pride Alliance Day of Silence (2-5pm, Rm 1001)

Friday, 4/9: Technology in Education Conference (8am-4pm, Rm 103 & 306)

~Also Friday: Bardwell Scholars Luncheon (12pm, Rm 1115)

Ongoing: Nomadic World Music Festival (sites around the city)–click here for the schedule and info

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Monday, 3/22: Hybrid Committee Meeting (3pm, Rm 604)

Tuesday, 2/23: PTK Transfer Fair, (2pm-on, Rm 1115)

Wednesday, 3/24: Panel Discussion: Pornography, Women, & Sex (2-4pm, Rm 1001). Feminist philosopher Robin Morgan put it this way: “Pornography is the theory, rape is the practice,” tying together two familiar (enough) aspects of American culture–one tacitly, if not openly accepted and one, ostensibly, despised. Yet, in the last ten years, pornography has become more readily available and more widely consumed without comparable increases in sexual violence against women, and some feminist philosophers have gone as far as to say that it is through the embracing of their sexuality–in pornographic contexts or otherwise–that women gain their fullest claims to equality. Hosted by Dave Richardson’s Social and Political Philosophy class, a panel featuring Armen Sarrafian (Art), Allin Young (Humanities), and Serpent Libertine (Sex Workers Outreach Program of Chicago), all fascinating people, will discuss issues related to pornography and its effects (objectification? empowerment?) for women and men and sex in general.

~Also, Wednesday: Domestic Violence Awareness (1pm-5pm, Rm 102)

~Also, Wednesday: X’CLUSIVE SHOWCASE (4pm-7pm, Rm 1115)–HW’s Dance Club. Rockin’ out.

~Also Wednesday:Loop Players Present: Bus Stop (7:15 pm, Rm 103).

Thursday, 3/25: Union Meeting (2pm-4pm, Rm 1115)–Will somebody out there please tell them about The Harold Lounge, and tell them we’d love to have some union representation? My reach out attempts haven’t garnered even a response yet…

~Also Thursday Loop Players Present: Bus Stop (2pm, Rm 103).

~Also Thursday: Pride Alliance Meeting (3pm, Rm 608).

~Also, Thursday: Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Eileen Douglas: My Grandfather’s House (6pm, Rm. 323). Hosted by Amanda Loos and Marcy Rae Henry, along with their Fine Arts and Humanities classes, filmmaker Eileen Douglas will discuss her documentary about her search to find the house her Grandfather fled in 1911 in Lithuania “to escape the Tsar’s army.” More information about the room as soon as I have it.

~Also, Thursday: Lessons of the Holocaust–A Survivor’s Account (5:30pm-8:30pm, Rm 1001) Les White’s father visits HW to talk about his experiences during the Holocaust.

Friday, 3/26: Silver Screen Series (4pm, Rm 1115): Center for Gerontology Film Series.

~Also, Friday: Loop Players Present: Bus Stop (7:15 pm, Rm 103).

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Monday, 3/15: Hybrid Committee Meeting (3pm, Rm 609)–From Matt Usner’s email: “Just a reminder that we’ll be meeting on Monday. John Metoyer will be joining us at 3:30 to discuss the new requirements for hybrid faculty. We can take the first half hour to go over our “homework” assignments: the hybrid definition and the student self-readiness survey.”

Tuesday, 3/16: Informal CAST  (SLING) Meeting (3pm, Rm 1046)–Come to discuss ideas and issues related to student success with your faculty colleagues. The discussion will take off from, come back to, and/or utterly ignore some of the readings that the CAST Czar Chris Sabino has posted links to on their page in the lounge. Given all of the developments in the past week related to this topic–national standards, plans to rewrite NCLB, etc., the conversation is a timely one and promises to be an issue we should all be informed about. All are welcome.

ALSO Tuesday, 3/16: The Harold Washington College Jazz/Pop Ensemble Concert Event (2-3pm, Rm 102)–Come check out HW’s rockin’ band(s). It’s free.

Wednesday, 3/17: Loop Players’ Bus Stop Debut (7:15pm, Rm 103)–You can get more information here and get some great info about the play here. And if you can’t go on Wednesday night, there’s also a 7:15pm show on Friday, and 2pm matinees on Thursday and Saturday, and those days and times repeat next week, as well.

ALSO Wednesday, 3/17: Wellness Center Event–Relationship Safety Day (Time and Location, TBA). Hosted by Mike Russell of the Wellness Center and Dean Anna Blum. (More info when I have it; sorry.)

ALSO ALSO Wednesday, 3/17: St. Patrick’s Day (all day, everywhere)–Consider doing an Irish jig in the hallway or perhaps bringing me a shamrock cookie. I’m not really Irish, but I do like cookies. They go so nicely with Guinness…

Thursday, 3/18: Registration Deadline for “Technology in Education Day 2010” (11:59pm)–This year’s EphremPalooza (also known as TIE day) will take place on Friday, April 9th, from 8 to 4:30 and feature all kinds of sessions on new ways to use technology in your curriculum and in your own work. You can register at by clicking on this link. The conference is free for CCC faculty.  

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Tuesday @ 3:37pm in Room 727: March Faculty Council Meeting. All are welcome to attend!

And Women’s History Month Events:

~Monday, March 8th: Forum with Jan Huttner: Looking Critically at the 2010 Oscars (7pm, Rm323). Ms. Huttner is a film critic and leader of the Women Film Critics Circle. You can read her work at The Hot Pink Pen and Films42. Hosted by Amanda Loos.

~Tuesday, March 9th: Seminar on Violence Prevention and Self Defense: Five Fingers of Self Defense (3-5pm, Rm 1001). More info is available here. Write to Michal Eskayo (meskayo@ccc.edu) to make sure you have a spot.

~Wednesday, March 10th: Screening and Discussion: Jean Kilbourne’s Still Killing Us Softly 3 (2-3pm, Rm 1001). Hosted by Dave Richardson’s Social and Political Philosophy class, this film is a funny and horrifying look at the images of women and womanhood in advertising in particular, exploring the way that women (and men) are coached,  manipulated, and constructred through familiar imagery in ways that are not obvious in isolation, but undeniable when collected together.