In Your Email: In Case You Missed It

The Pres sent this along:

Hello All,
Below is information concerning the Ph.D. program in Higher Ed at Illinois State University.  Mario Diaz, Devon Glover, and I are students in the first cohort.  Courses meet once a month on Friday and Saturday.  Professors from the program will be in town this weekend for an information session.  If you are interested in attending an information session this Saturday, please contact Dr. Mohamed A. Nur-Awaleh at (more information provided below).

Illinois State University
Educational Administration and Foundations

Invites you to an Information Session about our
2nd Higher Education Doctoral Week-End Cohort
beginning Fall semester, 2011

Everyone is welcome to come and learn about doctoral program admissions, financial issues and requirements. Members of the first DoctoralWeek-End Blended Cohort will also share their experiences with you.

Saturday, February 5, 2011
The Illinois State University Foundation’s Chicago Office
150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1590
Chicago, Illinois 60601-7524
(309) 312-251-3500

10:30 am12:30pm
Refreshment will be served

Directions and Parking available at

Cohort Faculty Presenters:
Dr. Mohamed A. Nur-Awaleh (contact person for Cohorts) &
Dr. Diane Dean

Please RSVP by February 4:


Sustainability Mini Grants–Apply Now!

Jen Asimow, who is The Green Thumb of the Sustainability Alliance, wants to get the word out on the HW Green Initiative Mini-Grants available through the Alliance. Here’s the info (now with the official application form!):

The Sustainability Alliance, with the support of the District Office, is pleased to announce our first Green Initiatives Mini-Grant opportunity. Four awards will be given to the chosen applicants in the following denominations:
  1.  (3) $500 awards –(1) Student award,  (1) Faculty Award, (1) Staff Award; and
  2.  (1) $1500 award-to anyone from the HWC Community
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be chosen by the Sustainability Alliance members, based on the following criteria: 1. Originality of Idea; 2. Strength of Proposal; 3. Connection to Sustainable Issues

To apply, fill out this form and submit it to the Green Thumb in Rm. 712 or by email using The DEADLINE is February 1st, and grantees will be chosen by the 2nd week of February. Purchase requisitions and all expenditures must be completed by March 4, 2011

And I Quote…

From the Chancellor’s email sent Friday, August 6th:

“It is clear to me that people who are desperate, but not afforded an opportunity, will create their own sometimes lethal opportunities. While that in no way excuses the violent or illegal actions of a few, it certainly serves as an object at which we have a moral obligation to focus our energy.  We must be an institution that is viewed as relevant to our students, potential students, and business communities.  While this is core to our mission at the City Colleges of Chicago, it is equally important to acknowledge the work that must be done to not only provide opportunity, but to also teach compassion, humanity, and community.”

So, umm…if it is people who are desperate and not afforded an opportunity that are likely to do violence and it is our moral obligation to focus our energy on helping them, why are we hearing about moving away from open enrollment?

How would that help? I am, clearly, easily confused…