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February 2017 Archives

Friday, February 24, 2017      
For a sixth year, Truman College's Cosmetology Department will be participating in the annual St. Baldrick's Day event sponsored by the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Truman students volunteer their time to shave heads and raise money and awareness for the foundation. This year's event takes place Thursday, March 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the De La Salle Institute, 3434 S. Michigan Ave.


Friday, February 24, 2017      
From the 8th century onward, Muslim scholars have made significant contributions to mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, medicine and other sciences. The very word "algebra" is derived from the Arabic "al-jabr." Most of us know little about this history, though these contributions have been essential to the development of our modern civilization. In this presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. in the Library, Professor Abdallah Shuaibi will illustrate Muslim achievements in math, science, and technology, from the tiny symbol for zero to the huge, magnificent​ Elephant Clock. For more information, please contact Leone McDermott​.       


Friday, February 17, 2017              
Truman Director of Auxiliary Services, Penelope Varnava, respectfully but firmly requests that the members of the Truman community refrain from using tape on campus walls and doors to affix pictures, posters, etc. The tape does a great deal of damage to recently painted walls​. Your cooperation is appreciated.        ​  

Friday, February 17, 2017               
Assistant Professor Charles Abrams reports that students in his Chem 217: Intro to Scientific Instrumentation course had the wonderful experience recently to work with quality control managers at Revolution Brewing on the analysis of flavor compounds in beer during their class on Feb. 10. The class was investigating a method of determining the concentration of 4-vinylguaiacol, which is desirable in some beers such as wheat beer, but not in others - a great learning experience for the students.          


Wednesday, February 15, 2017                
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee invites members of the Truman community to become stronger advocates for our immigrant students. In collaboration with the Student Voices Task Force (part of Diversity and Inclusion), the Illinois Coalition of Immigration and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) is returning to Truman College to provide a free training session to become a Community Navigator on Friday, March 3, 1 to 4 p.m. in the rear of the Truman Cafeteria. You will learn key immigration law concepts, the basics of DACA, how students can find legal help, options for undocumented students, and much more. A student-created sign identifying you as a Community Navigator will be provided upon completion.                 

The event is open to all faculty, advisors and staff. It is important to RSVP to Julie Hanks​ by Wednesday​, February 22.               

Monday, February 13, 2017                       
AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE IN AMERICA                        
​Explore and celebrate Black Life in America through this presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 1:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall B (Room 3942). It will be better than a movie, more than a sneak preview. It's an up close and personal purview of life lived and experienced by different African Americans presented by Black Truman faculty and staff members. Topics discussed will be:
  • Food - What is soul food? How did it come to be? We will explore the history of soul food, dating back to the 17th century.
  • Music - From field hollers to gospel, and from jazz to hip-hop. African Americans largely influenced American Music.
  • Culture - See the intricacy of Black culture to understand communal practices, socioeconomics, speech, family and hair.

Monday, February 13, 2017                       
UPCOMING TRANSFER EVENTS                        
  • Information Session with Columbia University - New York; Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1 to 2 p.m., Room 1220A
  • DePaul University On the Spot Admission Decision Day; Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Room 1220A
  • DePaul: Discover the Dual Admission​ Partnership Program Information Session; Tuesday, Feb. 21, 3 to 4 p.m., Room 1220A
  • Options for Art Major - Facilitated by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Illinois Chicago Arts & Design; Wednesday, February 22, 12 to 1 p.m., Room 1220A
  • Art Majors Mini-Transfer Fair (Columbia College, Robert Morris, and University of Illinois Chicago Art & Design Program; Wednesday, Feb. 22, Wilson Lobby
  • Business State of Mind with University of Illinois Chicago College of Business; Thursday, Feb. 28, 12 to 1 p.m., Room 1220A
  • Business Majors Mini-Transfer Fair (University of Illinois Chicago, Loyola, and DePaul); Thursday, Feb. 28, Wilson Lobby
  • Application Assistance and Admission Essay Review; Thursday, March 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 1220A

Monday, February 6, 2017                         
AAWCC Truman Women Students $500 Recognition Award                                      
​The Truman Chapter​ of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) is offering a recognition award to a Truman woman student who has demonstrated determination and commitment to her educational, career, and personal goals, and who has struggled to overcome obstacles in her life to achieve these goals. You can apply for this award if:                         
  • You are currently enrolled for a minimum of six hours in the Truman credit program or the Truman Technical Center Truman College is your home campus
  • You have not yet earned an Associate's Degree or a Bachelor's Degree in the United States or outside of the United States
  • You have already completed at least 12 credit hours in the credit program at Truman or 15 hours in a Truman Technical Center
  • You have a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • You have not already received the Truman AAWCC Recognition Award in the past
  • The following criteria will be taken into consideration by the selection committee:
    • Educational, career and personal goals
    • Determination and commitment to achieve the goals
  • Obstacles that you have overcome in order to meet these goals​
  • Active participation and/or leadership roles in organizations, especially those that support women
  • Community service
Applications are available from Naeema Mahmood in Room 162 or Teresa Walker in Room 118 (Larry McKeon Student Services Building), and they can be requested a an email attachment at Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 24. Application can be completed on a computer and sent as an attachment to                     

Monday, January 30, 2017                          
FALCON PANTRY FOOD DRIVE                          
Now through March 3                          

Most needed items:                          
  • Canned fruit
  • Whole grain cereal
  • Canned chicken/tuna
  • 100% shelf stable fruit juice
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste (or any other personal hygiene items)
All non-perishable, non-expired foot items are appreciated. Collection barrels throughout campus.                          

The Truman Veterans Student Association is overseeing the Falcon Pantry Food Drive. Please contribute​