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March 2017 Archive

Friday, March 31, 2017     
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017     
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017     
PARDON MY ENGLISH: FRENCH EXPRESSIONS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE     
Do you have
 savoir faire? Have you ever committed a faux pas? French expressions like these are common in everyday English and understanding them is essential to being fluent. Maria Cesario will present an interactive presentation to introduce and explain 11 French phrases on Wednesday, April 5, at 2 p.m. in the library. The presentation will also include an English pronunciation exercise.   



Tuesday, March 28, 2017
PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER & FALL TERMS     
Priority Registration allows the following students to register prior to the beginning of Open Registration:   
  • Students with 24 or fewer credit hours* remaining until graduation (based on degree audit report)
  • Veterans (regardless of number of credit hours remaining until graduation)
  • Intercollegiate athletes (regardless of number of credit hours remaining until graduation)
*Note: Based upon cumulative credit hours plus currently enrolled hours. Check your cumulative credit hours by viewing your academic history.     

Important Notes     
  • ​Transfer Credit - transfer hours from other institutions count toward the cumulative credit hours. to ensure all transfer credit is evaluated and posted prior to the beginning of registration, students must complete​ the transcript evaluation process by March 1 for the Summer/Fall terms and by September 1 for Spring.
  • Open Registration - begins on April 6, 2017, for ALL STUDENTS.
  • Registration help - students should consult their assigned academic advisor or Registrar's Office (records questions) prior to registration.



Wednesday, March 15, 2017        
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017          
OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE RE-ENTRY EVENT OPEN TO ALL CCC STUDENTS         
The City Colleges of Chicago's Olive-Harvey campus will host a "Re-entry Education Summit" on Thursday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event is open to the public and any CCC student interested in the event is encouraged to attend.         
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017          
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PLEASE NOTE: The location for the Tuesday, March 21 performance has been changed to the O'Rourke Theater.



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Wednesday, March 15, 2017          
LIBRARY SPECIAL EVENT: HAMILTON - AMERICA'S ALEXANDER THE GREAT           
Prof. Dennis Skentzis will present a special library event, "Hamilton - America's Alexander the Great," on Wednesday, March 22, 2 p.m., in the Cosgrove Library. Alexander Hamilton overcame enormous obstacles to become one of America's greatest statesmen. Born out of wedlock in the West Indies and orphaned at an early age, he immigrated to the American colonies at the age of 17. At only 22 he rose to the position of aide to George Washington and, in later life, became our country's first Secretary of the Treasury. In this presentation, Prof. Skentzis will discuss Hamilton's remarkable life and its relevance to today's politics. Come learn about the man who inspired the musical.      



Wednesday, March 15, 2017          
SGA FOOD PANTRY WELCOMES YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS           
​The SGA Food Pantry continues to seek contributions. Feel free to bring appropriate canned and packaged goods to the Student Activity Center (Room 1623).           
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017            
'THAT'S NOT MY NAME' - PANEL DISCUSSION ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT & ASSAULT           
​The Truman College Wellness Center, Rape Victim Advocates, and the YWCA will hold a panel discussion on sexual harassment and assault entitled "That's Not My Name" on Tuesday, April 4, at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Center (Room 1623). The discussion will be a safe and confidential space for all participants. For more information, contact the Wellness Center at (773) 907-4786​.           



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Friday, March 10, 2017              
TURN YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD MARCH 12              
It is time to spring forward for Daylight Saving Time. When setting your clock ahead one hour this Sunday, March 12, make sure your smoke alarms are working, and check that the batteries have plenty of charge. It is also a great time to check the expiration dates of your emergency supplies.              



Friday, March 10, 2017               
JAZZMINE KEYES TO SPEAK MARCH 15              
Clinical psychologist, certified life coach, author, and motivational speaker Jazzmine Keyes will speak on Wednesday, March 15, at 2 p.m. in the Cafeteria Activity Area. Recognized for her work as a community activist, Keyes has spent the last 10 years of her career focusing on empowering the lives of others. With an intense focus on women, people of color, and children, Keyes has been honored as a Neighborhood Hero by ComEd​​ for her involvement in numerous community based initiatives.​          
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Friday, March 10, 2017               
ELECTION TIME AT TRUMAN COLLEGE               

It's Election time on the Truman College Campus! It’s an exciting time of the year where you, the students, have the opportunity to choose your new Student Government Officials! The Student Government Association (SGA) represents the student body and works with administration to make Truman College a great place for you to get your education. SGA also works directly with all the student clubs and organizations and makes Truman College a great place to become involved with activities outside the classroom. If you believe in making change and having an opportunity to shape the future of Truman College, then SGA is perfect for you!              

                

Nominations for President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Senators are being accepted until March 17th! The election packets can be found in the Student Activities Center (RM 1623) and we encourage you to be a part of the process! Some of the benefits of being in SGA are:               

                

  1. Gain career related experiences
  2. Learn and practice leadership skills such as communication, delegation, goal setting, budgeting and programming.
  3. Develop personal skills by meeting staff and students at Truman College, City College of Chicago and other colleges across the nation.
  4. Make a difference on campus and impact your college community.
  5. An opportunity for recognition and achievement.
  6. Travel to leadership conferences.
  7. Make lifelong friends.
  8. Executive Officer Tuition and Book Waiver (subject to change)

Eligibility:               

Membership is open to all City Colleges of Chicago students currently enrolled in credit courses, including students enrolled in pre-credit classes.  City Colleges of Chicago students that have earned 64 or more credits toward graduation at the time of petition or have earned an Associates’ Degree at any of the City Colleges of Chicago are not eligible to serve as an executive officer in the Student Government Association.  First semester students are granted a grade point average waiver and may serve until a grade point average is established.                  

                

2.5(a) In order to be eligible to serve as an officer of the Executive Branch of the student government, a student must maintain a minimum of 6 credit hours with a term and a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or greater. Candidates can only run for office at one campus per academic year.               

                

2.5(b) In order to be eligible to serve as a member of the Legislative Branch of the student government, a student must maintain a minimum of 3 credit hours with a term and cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater. Candidates can only run for office at one campus per academic year.               

                

In order to be eligible to serve as an Officer or Senator, a student must not have incurred any disciplinary infractions while enrolled at Truman or any other of the City Colleges of Chicago. To do so would result in immediate disqualification. All candidates’ academic records will be reviewed by the Student Activities Office prior to the campaign period. Candidates will be notified immediately should they not be eligible to run for office.               

                

A person elected into office, whose GPA falls below the stipulated GPA and/or who is placed on Academic Probation for one semester, will relinquish all powers and privileges of that office.  This will also prohibit them from receiving the selected compensation for their term in office.               

                

If you chose not to run for any of the available positions, please be sure to vote for the best candidate!               


Elections will be March 27th-31st online via Blackboard. Remember to GET OUT AND VOTE! Truman needs to hear your voice!               

                




Friday, March 10, 2017               
ERIKSON INSTITUTE'S TECHNOLOGY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER VISITS TRUMAN               
On Friday, February 24th, Truman’s Child Development Coordinator, Leslie Layman, and Education and HDFS Department Chair, Kate Connor, welcomed the TEC Center at Erikson Institute's STEM Lab participants into the new Early Childhood Tinkering Lab at Truman College in Room 2983.   The STEM Lab participants are investigating the use of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Early Childhood Education. The visit to Truman College's Early Childhood Tinkering Lab was the cohort's first field trip. The participants were given a tour of the Education & HDFS department, an overview of the purpose and use of the Tinkering Lab, and then held a discussion about the role and use of tinkering in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Teacher Education.   For more information about Tinkering and Child Development or to schedule a tour of the Child Development Lab spaces, contact Leslie Layman or visit the department office in 2170.                
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017                        
TRUMAN COLLEGE STU​DENTS - APPLY FOR AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP                       
Truman College has been selected to represent CCC as a Campus Consortium partner for the Pulitzer Center's International Journalism Fellowship competition. The Pulitzer Center will award one fellowship to a Truman student to pursue an international reporting project on an issue that has gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media. Pulitzer Center staff and journalists, as well as a Truman faculty mentor, will advise the student throughout the process. Final projects are featured on the Pulitzer Center Website and in other news-media outlets. Students are encouraged to produce work in various media: articles, video, and photo essays.                       

The deadline for application submission is Friday, March 17 at 5 p.m. The application may be downloaded HERE​.                       
                    
For more information, please contact Gail Gordon-Allen or Laura Cheatham.    ​​                 
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