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October 2016 Archive

Friday, October 28, 2016                
LOST AND FLOUNDERED                
Anyone missing a sizable fish? This fellow was found "aromatherapizing" the McKeon Building staff lounge refrigerator. Not sure if he was someone's catch of the day that was forgotten or the "one that got away" or one that just lost his way while swimming upstream to spawn, but the fragrant fellow has taken up residence in the nearest dumpster. (Usually we try to keep this blog to serious news, but we threw this one in just for the halibut.)             
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Friday, October 28, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS TO DOCTOR WILLIAMS-McMAHON
​Join us in congratulating Natalie Williams-McMahon in earning her Doctorate in Education degree this month from the University of Phoenix. Her research included multicultural educational training and professional development for teachers and was a qualitative exploratory case study entitled "Efficiency of Multicultural teacher Training for Certified Teachers in Chicago: A Case Study."

Dr. Williams-McMahon works in Truman's Adult Education department. Please wish her the very best for her future.                



Tuesday, October 25, 2016                        
2017 OPEN ENROLLMENT EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK AT TRUMAN                         
It's open enrollment time for staff and faculty at City Colleges, and two related events will be held this week. The annual benefits fair is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the McKeon Student Services Building lobby, followed at 1 p.m. by a benefits overview session which will be held in Room 186/187 of McKeon.                         

Open Enrollment this year runs from Monday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 28. Visit www.ccc.edu/OE2017 to view benefits summaries.                         
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016                         
PROF DENNIS SKENTZIS TO PRESENT "GOTHAM AND THE GALLOPING GHOST: THE LIFE AND WORKS OF WASHINTON IRVING                        
Just in time for Halloween, Professor Dennis Skentzis will present "Gotham and the Galloping Ghost: The Life and Works of Washington Irving," on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Library.                     

Washington Irving was the first American writer to gain literary fame on both sides of the Atlantic. Though obscure today, during the first half of the nineteenth century he was more famous than Hawthorne, Poe, or Melville, and his works created enduring elements of American popular culture. Sleepy Hollow, Rip van Winkle, the names Gotham and Knickerbocker for New York City, and even some American Christmas traditions owe their origin to Irving. In this presentation, Professor Skentzis will discuss the life and contributions of this little-known but critical figure in our literary history. Come learn about the writer considered to be the first American man of letters.                      
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
MAUREEN PYLMAN EARNS HER PH.D.                         
Please join the Truman community in wishing congratulations to institutional researcher, Dr. Maureen Pylman, who earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee this past Friday. Her dissertation is titled "Did Magnet Schools Improve Student Educational Outcomes as Tools of Desegregation?"

Congratulations, Dr. Pylman!                      
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Tuesday, October 26, 2016                     
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016                     
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016               
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016               
EMMANUELLA ODIKO-PIM: TRUMAN'S NEW COLLEGE SUCCESS TUTOR                
​Please welcome Truman's new College Success tutor, Emmanuella Odiko-Pim. She has taken the College Success Seminar class last semester and has been highly recommended by her instructor for this position.

Emmanuella and Kerstin Thigpen are the student CSS tutors for this semester. Each tutor has a specific focus (Emmanuella's focus is on Gateway students), but they can serve any College Success student. There is always someone in the College Success office Monday through Friday from 9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. to help support students. Students are welcome to drop in during office hours, but priority is given to those who have scheduled appointments.                 

Questions can be emailed directly to Emmanuella (eodikopim@student.ccc.edu) or Kerstin (kthigpen7@ccc.edu​).                 
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016                
LABOR BEAT TV APPEARS ON TRUMAN JOURNALISM GUEST SPEAKER SERIES                 
Larry Duncan, founder and videographer​​r of Labor Beat TV, a documentary journalism program broadcast on public access television and focused on workers' news and issues, will appear as the next speaker on the Truman Journalism Guest Speaker Series on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 11:35 a.m. in Room 2951.                 



Tuesday, October 18, 2016​               
IT'S TIME FOR THE ANNUAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT LAB SCHOOL'S HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE                   
The Child Development Lab School kids will have their annual Halloween costume parade on Monday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m., walking into your office and asking for treats.                   

Please call extension 4740 if you would like to participate.                   

The CDLS offers the following list of suggested treats. No candy, no gum, and definitely no nuts or nut products since some of the children have severe nut allergies. Additionally, no small toys will be accepted as they serve as a choke hazard.                   

You can treat them with:                   
• Pretzels • Raisins • Fruit • Animal Crackers • Fruit Snacks                   
• Pencils • Erasers • Play Doh • Crayons • Books • Stickers                   

Please contact Quynh Thai at extension 4740 or at qthai@ccc.edu with any questions regading this event.
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Friday, October 14, 2016                     
UPCOMING STREET CLOSURES FOR WILSON RED LINE TRACK WORK                     
As the CTA works on dismantling and rebuilding the Red Line tracks as part of Phase III of the new Wilson Avenue station, there will be the following daytime closures:                     
  • ​Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17 through Friday, Oct. 21, Wilson will be closed to vehicular traffic between Broadway and Clifton, but open to pedestrians.
  • The 4600 block of Broadway will be closed weekenights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.


Friday, October 14, 2016                     
NEED IT SUPPORT?                     
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Email: trc-helpdesk@ccc.edu                     
Visit: http://www.ccc.edu/help                     
Call: ​312.553.2600                     


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Thursday, October 13, 2016                         
CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: LEARNING THROUGH OUR SENSES - THE LIGHT TABLE                        
Young children have a natural drive to explore and learn about the world around them using their senses. This innate motivation for exploration is what makes the Truman Early Childhood Development Department love light tables so much. Several light table displays are now available for viewing in Room 2170.                        

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Light tables are used by artists, architects, photographers, and other professionals to examine plans, drawing, photographs, and X-rays for professional tracing. In early childhood education settings, light tbles are used to give children a unique perspective on familiar items, to highlight scientific concepts related to light, and to promote early writing and geomtry skills.

Light tables come in box, panel, or table form and can range anywhere from $35 to over $1,000. A less expensive option is to find a used projector at a resale store.                        

Some particular favorites at Truman are:                        

Science: Color Mixing                        
Use clear plastic trays filled with water that has been dyed primary colors with food coloring. Give the children eyedroppers and allow them to mix the colors to see which colors combine and make a new color.                        
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Literacy: Pre-Writing Skills                        
Lightly dye salt with food coloring and place into a clear container. Put the container on top of the light table and give the children a variety of tools to practice writing with and allow them to write with their fingers.                        
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Math: Engineering                        
Translucent building materials give children a unique perspective on the angles, connections, and shapes that make their constructions work.                        
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Thursday, October 13, 2016                         
TRUMAN MEN'S SOCCER VICTORIOUS IN REGULAR-SEASON FINALE; EARNS FIRST-ROUND BYE IN REGION IV TOURNAMENT                         
A 3-0 victory over Carl Sandburg College in the final game of the 2016 regular season Saturday enabled the Truman men’s soccer team to place atop the Region IV Championship Division standings with a 6-0-0 record and earn a first-round bye in the Region IV Tournament.                        
                         
In addition, Truman, 9-2-2 overall this season, will be promoted to the Region IV Premiership Division in 2017 as a result of the first-place finish.                        
                         
David Reyes (Schurz H.S.) opened the scoring in the victory as he knocked in an unassisted goal 17:10 into the game.  Less than 10 minutes later, Eric Martinez (Dekaney H.S./Houston, Texas) converted his team-best third penalty kick of the year.                         
                         
Hakeem Alao-Aboko (Ibadan H.S./Ibadan, Nigeria) capped off the scoring with a goal in the 82nd minute on Christian Ignoumba’s (Chaminade H.S./Brazzaville, Congo) assist.                       
                         
Gabriel Gutierrez Jr. (Thornton Fractional South H.S.) and Edhem Buzaljko (Von Steuben H.S.) recorded 14 and three saves, respectively, to help the Falcons post their second shutout of the year.                       
                         
Truman will begin Region IV Tournament play Wednesday, Oct. 19.  ​                        
                       
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Thursday, October 13, 2016                         
TRUMAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY UPDATES PROJECTS AROUND CAMPUS                         
  • The Child Development classroom technologies have been installed and are functional.
  • The McKeon Building small conference room - Room 164 - should be complete within the week with new interactive flat panel and HD Webcam.
  • Upgrades are planned for Lecture Hall C and Room 187 in the McKeon Building.
  • The McKeon staff computer refresh is ongoing.
  • AutoCAD Lab (L933) has all new computers and 3D printer.
  • CCC IT is using a new ticketing system (CRM) which helps assign tickets to Truman IT team members and develop KPIs for them.
  • The Reading Center is currently getting a SMART Board, wall monitors and laptops.
  • Two way radios have been purchased for the IT team to communicate better.


Thursday, October 13, 2016                         
TRUMAN JOURNALISM GUEST SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS JOURNALIST ODETTE YOUSEF                         
The Truman Journalism Guest Speaker Series continues Wednesday, Oct. 19, with Odette Yousef, North Side beat reporter for WVEZ public radio, our local affiliate of National Public Radio. , Yousef's appearance is scheduled for 11:35 a.m. in Room 2951 of the Truman Main Building.                        
                        


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Thursday, October 13, 2016                          
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'CITY BRINK' ANNOUNCES FALL 2016 ISSUE LAUNCH PARTY, CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, AND CALL TO TRUMAN CREDIT STUDENT TO JOIN THE 'CITY BRINK' TEAM               
​Truman College's literary magazine, City Brink, will hold its launch party for its Fall 2016 issue on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Student Lounge along the 2100 corridor on the second floor of the Main Building. The entire Truman community - students, faculty, and staff - are invited to attend this free event. Copies of the Fall 2016 issue of City Brink will also be available for free.

The editorial staff of City Brink, is now accepting submissions. Poets, prose writers, artists and photographers are encouraged to submit their original work to City Brink for possible consideration in the Fall 2017 issue to launch the fall semester of 2017. The submissions deadline for the Fall 2017 issue is March 1, 2017.                

Submission guidelines for this issue are:                
  • Poets and prose writers:
    • ​Send digital file of work to Professors Aguila and Matos at the following email addesses: cagila@ccc.edu and tmatos@ccc.edu​.
    • Digital files must be Word documents.
    • Style format: Use Times New Roman font; 12 pt font size; 1 inch margins on all sides; includ page numbers with last name of writer; typed; prose must be double spaced.
    • Include a brief biograpy and contact information in cover letter.
    • Poets can submit 3-5 poems.
    • Prose writers may only submit on fiction story or one creative non-fiction essay or one act play.
  • Artists and photographers:
    • Send a high quality digital file of art/photograph to Professors Aguila and Matos at the following email addresses: cagila@ccc.edu and tmatos@ccc.edu​.
    • Digital files must be high resolution (DPI 300+) jpegs and at least 2000 pixels at the long end of work.
    • Includ a brief biography and contact information in cove letter.
The City Brink editorial and production staff would like to invite Truman credit students to join the City Brink team. Any credit student intereted in learning desktop publishing software, laout and design, and/or editorial and production skills, lease contact Professors Aguila and Matos. Active members of the City Brink team can put this extracurricular experience on their resume, and faculty advisors will consider writing letters of recommendations for active members. Open positions include assistant managing editor, prose editor, layout and design editors, advrtising and social medis staff, and art editors.               
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Wednesday, October 12, 2017                
COME OUT AND CHEER THE TRUMAN WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM                
The Truman Women's Soccer Team takes on Morton College at Carbajal Field in Cicero on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.               


Monday, October 10, 2017                     
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH                     
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Monday, October 10, 2017              
THE CLOTHELINE PROJECT CALLS ATTENTION TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH                     
The Wellness Center is bringing the Clothesline Project (CLP) to Truman College again this year for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This display is in the Cafeteria through the month of October.                     

The Clothesline project is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affecgted by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. they then hand the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread worldwide.                  
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Monday, October 10, 2017                     
EDUCATION & HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT PRESENTS INTERACTIVE PEGBOARD                     
The Truman Education and Human Development Program is excited to present its new Interactive Pegboard on the south end of the 2100 hallway. Research shows that the environment plays an important role in education. It is also known that opportunities for play and exploration lead to more active, deeper, and more meaningful learning. the Interactive Pegboard serves as an example of how the environment can support interactive and fun learning opportunities. Currently on the pegboard you will see activities that support math, science, and music learning. Come by and play.                     
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Monday, October 10, 2017                       
TRUMAN SGA SPONSORS FOOD COLLECTION DRIVE                      
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Monday, October 10, 2016                       
DANCE PERFORMANCE ​​IS DEDICATED TO VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE                      
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Monday, October 10, 2016                        
​DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE PRESENTS A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE                       
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Monday, October 10, 2016                     
MAD SCIENTISTS IN LITERATURE, MOVIES, AND POPULAR MEDIA - A PRESENTATION BY PROFESSOR JOY WALKER                     
Professor Joy Walker will give a toiur of scientists in literature, movies, and popular medi on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Cosgrove Library.                  
                  

The mad scientist has been a figure in popular culture since the publication of Frankenstein in 1818. Other recurrent images include the scientist as bumbling nerd, cold-hearted ultra-rationalist, brilliant autistic recluse, or genius who saves humanity. But what is the social impact of these caricatures? How do they affect our perceptions of real scientists and our understanding of the work they do?                      

For more information on this event, contact Leone McDermott at lmcdermott@ccc.edu.                     
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Monday, October 10, 2017                     
FREE MOVIE SCREENING THIS WEDNESDAY                     
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Monday, October 10, 2016                        
TRUMAN JOURNALISM GUEST SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS PROF. ROBERT HUGHES
The Truman Journalism Guest Speaker Series continues this Wednesday, Oct. 12, with Robert Hughes, Truman professor emeritus and essay writer for the Chicago Tribune and many other publictions. Prof. Hughes is also the author of the memoir Running with Walker and the newly published Walker Finds a Way. His appearance is scheduled for 11:35 a.m. in Room 2951 of the Truman Main Building.                     


Monday, October 10, 2016                       
FALL TRANSFER FAIR FEATURES 50 FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS IN ONE PLACE                       
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