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SEPTEMBER 2016 ARCHIVE

Thursday, September 29, 2016       
PAINTING: OIL & WATER STUDENT EXHIBITION TO OPEN
"Painting: Oil and Water," an exhibition by the painting students of Truman College, will showcase oil paintings and watercolors from the beginning and advanced painting course sections beginning Tuesday, Oct. 4, and continuing through Tuesday, Nov. 1, on the Art Gallery Wall of the Art and Humanities Department, room 3518. The students' works deal with a range of subjects from still life to landscape to the curretn political climate. For more information, contact Prof. Stephanie Roberts, ext. 76112, sroberts@ccc.edu.      
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Thursday, September 29, 2016        
WEEKEND FALCON SOCCER ACTION
​The Truman Men's Soccer Team will take on Kanakee Community College on the Kennedy-King soccer field on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m.

The Truman Women's Soccer Team go up against Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills at noon on Saturday, Oct. 1.        
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016         
PORTIONS OF WILSON, LELAND CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC FOR CTA CONSRUCTION WORK         
Uptown Update reports that as the CTA construction crews begin Phase III of the Wilson Station overhaul, there are some street closures in effect. This phase primarily involves tearing down and rebuilding Track 3, the northbound Red Line, and building a new shared passenger platform.
  • Leland will be closed to vehicular traffic at Broadway through Saturday, Oct. 8 as workers perform "north abutment activities." Pedestrians will still have access to the intersection.
  • Wilson will be closed to vehicular traffic between Broadway and Clifton through Wednesday, Oct. 5, while demolition is performed. Pedestrians will have access to the area.
The #78 bus will be rerouted. CTA says, "Easbound buses will operate via Clark, Lawrence, and Broadway, and then resume their normal route on Wilson. Westbound buses will operate via Broadway, Lawrence and Clark to Wilson, the contine their normal route on Clark.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016         
CYNT​​HIA MILSAP         
It is with regret that we announce the passing of Cynthia Milsap, former Director of Public Relations at Harry S Truman College in the 1990s. She also had served as the Director of the Dubois Washington Student Services Center and taught for the Truman-DePaul Bridge School of New Learning. She passed away this past Friday. A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in Evanston, 1717 Benson Avenue.


Tuesday, Septeber 27, 2016         
OCTOBER IS TRUMAN TRANSFERS MONTH!
​The Truman College Transfer Center has announced the following upcoming events for the month of October:         
  • ​Tuesday, Oct. 4: Making the Transfer Dream Affordable - A Workshop for DACAmented, Undocumented and Inernational Students, 3 to 4 p.m., Room 1220A.
  • Thursday, Oct. 6: Admission Into Selective Institutions - What Are the Secrets? Facilitated by theUniversity of Illinois-Urbana, 1 to 2 p.m., Room 1220A.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11: Truman Transfer Fair, 12 to 4 p.m., Cafeteria.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11: Information session with Columbia University New York, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Room 1220A.
  • Monday, Oct. 17: Star Scholars Meet & Greet, 12 to 2 p.m., Student Activities Center.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19: Transfer Prep Day - Assistance with transfer essays, applictions and fee waivers, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 1220A.
  • Thursday, Oct. 20: Transfer Prep Day - Assistance with transfer essays, applictions and fee waivers, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 1220A.
  • Friday, Oct. 28: Transfer Scholas Onsite Admissions Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Malcolm X College Conference Center.
         

Monday, September 26, 2016           
WILSON STATION EAST AUXILLARY AND BROADWAY ENTRANCES, EAST PLATFORM CLOSED           
The Wilson station entrances on Broadway and east auxiliary entrance on the south side of Wilson Ave, and the east platform currently used by Howard-bound Red Line trains, have closed.           

Trains in both directions – Howard- and 95th-bound Red Line trains, and Loop-bound Purple Line trains (AM rush only) – now use the newer west platform.           

Customers may access this platform from the two existing temporary entrances on Wilson Ave – the main entrance on the south side of the street (staffed, with fare vending machines) or the auxiliary entrance on the north side of the street (unstaffed, farecard required for entry).           

The Wilson Ave east auxiliary and Broadway entrances and east platform at Wilson station are closing as a result of construction progress for the Wilson Station Reconstruction Project.           

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Monday, September 26, 2016 
READING CENTER-LITERACY CAFE HOSTS FILMMAKER KARIN CHROBOG
​Truman College's Reading Center - New Literacy Café in partnership with the Pultizer Center and theUniversity of Chicago will be hosting award-winning filmmaker, Karim Chrobog, on October 26, at 11 a.m. in the Truman College Theater. Chrobog will be discussing his project, Wasted, sharing videos and experiences from the project. There will be an opportunity or questions and discussion at the event open to faculty staff and students. Instructors are encouraged to bring their classes to this event.

Wasted focuses on the practice of allowing food to rot in fields, landfills, and our own refrigerators instead of helping to alleviate world hunger and help reverse climate change.             
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Friday, September 23, 2016                
YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE: RED LI​NE DISRUPTIONS THIS WEEKEND               
DNAInfo is reporting that Red Line riders will have a number of inconveniences to deal with this weekend as station work continues along the line and new Wilson Avenue station.

A published article reports that, "From 9 a.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday, the CTA will conduct track and structure work between the Wilson and Lawrence stations that will cause some dust and noise in the area as part of the Wilson Station Rehabilitation project, according to a press release from the CTA.                

"'While progress sometimes comes with inconveniences, we will do our best to keep them to a minimum,' the CTA said.                

"The track maintenance also means northbound Red Line trains will not stop at the Wilson, Lawrence or Argyle stops from 9 p.m. Friday-5 a.m. Monday. Southbound trains will not be affected.                

"For service to these stations, take a Northbound train to Berwyn and transfer to a southbound train. For service from these stations take a southbound train to Sheridan and transfer to a northbound train.​"                


Friday, September 23, 2016                
LESLIE LAYMAN PROMOTED TO CHILD ​DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR POSITION                
Congratulatons go out to Leslie Layman, recently promoted to the Coordinator Child Development position in the Education and Human Development Department. Leslie received her BA in psychology and Italian, and her Master's Degree in Child Development from Erickson Institute. Leslie started at Truman in January 2016 as a part-time coordinator in the Education and Human Development Department. She lived in Bologna, Italy, for a year and can speak Italian.               
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016                  
CONGRATULATIONS TO BRIAN BATTLE, PROJECT-JANITOR                 
​​​​​Congratulations go out to Brian Battle who has been promoted to the Project-Janitor position. Brian started with Truman College in June 2014. Before coming to CCC, Brian worked for PepsiCo as a mechanic. Brian loves to play sports, particularly basketball and football. He is a huge Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs and White Sox fan (BIG CHICAGO FAN!) and loves to spend time with his grandbaby.                 
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
COMING UP FOR TRUMAN MEN'S SOCCER TEAM                  
The Falcons take on Carthage College JV in Kenosha, WI, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m.                  
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016                  
PLEASE WELCOME RAEANN CALDWELL TO THE TRUMAN COMMUNITY                  
           
Truman College would like to welcome Raeann Caldwell as its new Coordinator for the Tutoring Center. Raeann is currently working on her PhD in Education.  She was first hired in at Daley College in 2004, and comes to us with a wealth of experience. She has worked as a Criminal Justice Tutor and a Coordinator in the Math Lab atHarold Washington College, and a College Administrative Assistant in the Adult Education Department atMalcolm X College.  She currently teaches Sociology at Triton College.  Her hobbies include eating, shopping and a lot of reading.                  
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016                   
TRUMAN JOURNALISM GUEST SPEAKER SERIES LINEUP ANNOUNCED                   
Prof. Benjamin Ortiz has announced the line up for the Truman Journalism Guest Speaker Series for the fall. First up on the series is James Porter, Chicago South Side native and music journalist who has contributed to theChicago Reader, the Chicago Tribune, and the Illinois Entertainer, among other publications. He has a book to be released in 2017 from Northwestern University Press on African-American rock-and-rollers. He'll speak on the series on Wednesday, Sept. 21.                   

Other upcoming speakers include: Truman professor emeritus Robert Hughes, on Oct. 12; WBEZ reporterOdette Yousef on Oct. 19; Labor Beat TV founder and photographer Larry Duncan on Oct. 26; author and City Colleges adjunct faculty member Aaron Cohen on Nov. 2; visual artist and political cartoonist Eric J. Garcia on Nov. 7; Chicago journalist Mark Guarino on Nov.21; Chicago investigative reporter Karin "Kari" Lydersen on Dec. 7; and Chicago Reader food critic and columnist Mike Sula on Dec. 12.                  

Discussions take place at 11:35 a.m. in Room 2951 of Truman's Main Building.                   


Tuesday, September 20, 2016                   
LEARN HOW TO BETTER MANAGE YOUR MONEY                   
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016           
NEXT UP FOR TRUMAN MEN'S SOCCER TEAM           
The Falcons take on College of Lake County on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2:30 p.m. at the Kennedy-King College Soccer Field.           
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Monday, September 19, 2016     
PLEASE WELCOME DOMINQUE BLAND TO TRUMAN                 
Truman College would like to welcome Dominique Bland, the newest member of the Financial Aid Department. Dominique received her Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Psychology from Roosevelt University. She was first hired in 2014 at Harold Washington College, where she worked in the Registrar Department. Dominique loves to spend her free time with her two dogs, Buddy and Shenna (Shitsu and terrior), and enjoys long bike rides along the lakefront.                
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Monday, September 19, 2016                 
OPEN GYM                 
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​Thursday, September 15, 2016                  
SAVING LIVES TAKES COURAGE - TRUMAN BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED                  
The first blood drive of the new academic year at Truman will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. If you are in good health and feeling well and meet the additional criteria - at least 17 years of age; weigh 110 pounds or more; do not have a fever, persistent cough, sore throat or chest congestion; and it has been eight weeks between reglar blood donations, 16 weeks after double red cell apheresis, or seven days after platelet apheresis - click HERE to schedule your preferred donation time.                 


Thursday, September 15, 2016                   
MEET THE AUTHOR - BOB HUGHES, 'WALKER FINDS A WAY: RUNNING INTO THE ADULT WORLD WITH AUTISM, SEPT 27                  
The Library is pleased to host a reception for Bob Hughes, professor emeritus of communications, who will read from and discuss his new book, Walker Finds a Way, on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m.. This witty, touching memoir recounts the routine challenges and surprising joys of parenting an adult child with autism. It shows how the Hughes family coped not only with disability but also with an inadequate and sometimes inhumane system of social services. As one reviewer said, “This is a story of a family’s determination to use their eccentricities, wit, optimism, wisdom, and love for each other to thwart a broken system that dared to challenge Walker’s right to live happy and well.”                     

A book signing and refreshments will follow the reading. For more information, please contact Leone McDermott​.                   
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Thursday, September 15, 2016                     
CITY VIOLENCE: FIGHTING FOR THE SOUL OF CHICAGO                    
A thoughtful and engaging discussion on the current etiology of violence in Chicago, ∫ will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Truman College Theater. A panel of distinguished faculty members, community activists and our very own Alderman James Cappleman will converse with Truman students on what perpetuates violence in Chicago as well as what the City should do to minimize and ultimately eliminate tragedies that happen on our streets every day. Join us in this provocative discussion on what is so relevant to our students; their safety.                      

Featured Panelists: Professor Olga RuizProfessor Julie Dockery, Director of Security Andres Durbak, and Pastor Reggie Royal of Lifeline Church. Moderated by: Dr. Quincy Paden, Associate Dean of Student Services.                   
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016                       
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH MOVIE MONDAYS PLANNED                       
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As part of the City Colleges of Chicago's observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Truman College community will be able to avail itself of Movie Monday - three free movies celebrating Hispanic culture.                       

Latino Americans will screen on Monday, Sept. 19 and Monday, Sept. 26. The baseball-related tale of Sugar will be shown Monday, Oct. 3. The series concludes on Monday, Oct. 10 with The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo.                      

All films will be screened in Room 1624 beginning at 12 noon.                     
                

Wednesday, September 14, 2016                       
TRUMAN READING CENTER PLANS BOOK CLUB                       
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FARMERS FRIDGE OPENS AT TRUMAN COLLEGE!                
Another new and healthy dining option has been added to the Truman Cafeteria - Farmer's Fridge has come to campus.                         

Farmer's Fridge makes always-fresh, handcrafted salads and snacks available daily via automated fridges. Get a salad on the ouse by signing up at my.farmersfridge.com​ for a code for one free salad.                       
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016                         
TRUMAN COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF ILLINOIS TO OFFER FREE HEALTH SCREEING                            

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is teaming up with Truman College to provide a free kidney and health screening on Wednesday, Oct. 19, for all community members. The screening will be held at the rear of the cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and anyone interested in getting screened for kidney disease, high blood pressure or diabetes is encouraged to attend. There is no cost to be screened, and appointments are not necessary.  The screening will be offered by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ KidneyMobile, the nation’s only custom mobile unit that travels across the state screening individuals for kidney disease and its two main causes: diabetes and high blood pressure.  

In addition to a free screening, attendees will also be able to talk privately with a nurse or doctor about their results and take an educational tour of the KidneyMobile.  Each year, kidney disease kills more people than breast or prostate cancer, but while the majority of Americans can recite the common tests for breast and prostate cancer, many do not know the risk factors and tests that could keep them off dialysis and the transplant waiting list. Because kidney disease often develops slowly with few symptoms, it can frequently go undetected until it is very advanced. 


Simple steps such as controlling blood pressure and blood sugar, keeping weight down, exercising regularly, quitting smoking and avoiding excessive use of pain medicine, can help reduce risk.  “One in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease, while one in nine already have the disease” said Anne Black, Chief Executive Officer with the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. 


“That means more than 1.1 million people in Illinois are affected. Our goal is to educate the community about the risks for kidney disease and detect it early so that they can manage the disease and slow its progression.” 


Tuesday, September 13, 2016           
BREAKFAST WITH THE PRESIDENT!                
The Second Annual Breakfast with the President will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15,  from 9am-10:30am, in Room 1623 and the entire Truman College community is invited to attend! Faculty and staff members are encouraged to sit with our new and returning students and share secrets of the classroom, personal tips and/or stories on how you got through college, or any other anecdotal story to help motivate our students.  Each staff participant will be grouped with 2-4 students. This is a great opportunity to for our students to develop relationships with faculty and staff members outside of their normal roles on campus. Additionally this is a great opportunity to possibly start a mentoring relationship. Those interested in participating, please RSVP with Tony Kwiatkowski ​so we can properly set-up and plan the event. Space is limited!                 

CORRECTION: An early version of the above story incorrectly identified the date of the event as Thursday, Sept. 10. The correct date is as it appears above, Thursday, Sept. 15.       


Tuesday, September 13, 2016                     
REFLECTION ROOM CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING                    
Truman’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee celebrated the grand opening of the Truman College Reflection Room, Room 1739 of the Main Building, on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 8. The purpose of the Reflection Room is to provide accommodation for individual students, faculty and staff to reflect, mediate or pray. The mission of this space is twofold: it is an effort to both support the holistic wellness of students and employees and to support the diversity and inclusiveness which is an identifying value of the Truman College community.                     

The Reflection Room is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guidelines and policies for this neutral space are posted in the room.                     

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee would like to thank and recognize the hard work and commitment of the Reflection Room Committee: Anghesom AtsbahaRudra DundzillaAndres DurbakMohamed El-MazaawiSuha HattabOmar M. JabranKaren Caldwell-LittletonVijayalakshmi NatarajanJeannine PedrazaG. PuetaOlga RuizMichael SacramentoAbdallah ShuaibiDeShaunta L. Stewart, and Penelope Varnava.                     
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Thursday, September 8, 2016                                
FIRST DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE FALL SEMESTER SCHEDULED                                
The Truman College Diversity and Inclusion Committee will hold its first meeting of the fall semester On Monday, Sept. 12, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the DAC Conference Room in 1435. Those interested in serving on this important and proactive committee are invited to attend.                                


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Thursday, September 8, 2016                                
SAVING LIVES TAKES COURAGE - BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 27                                
A Truman College Blood Drive has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. with a goal of 30 donors. If you are in good health and feeling well, at least 17 years of age, weight 110 pounds or more, and it has been eight weeks since your last donation, please consider scheduling your donation time now HERE.                                


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Friday, September 2, 2016                                
WELLNESS COMMITTEE KICKS OF​ NEW ACADEMIC YEAR WITH FIRST MEETING                                
The Truman College Wellness Committee has extended an invitation to the entire Truman community to attend their first meeting of the new academic year, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2 p.m. in Room 2230A of the Main Building. The committee works to support Truman's Wellness Center by developing events, strategies, and opportunities for greater campus wellness (in terms of intellectual, spiritual, and physical health).                                  

The committee's first event of the year, it's monthly TRC-Wellness Monthly Mingle, kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the back room of Fat Cat, 4840 N. Broadway. All faculty, staff and their friends are welcome to this 21-and-up pay-your-own-way opportunity to mix and mingle. Snacks and drinks of your choice from the Fat Cat menu. Dive into the new semester with cheer and the warmth of working with such great people!                                


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Thursday, September 1, 2016         
MUSICAL CHAIRS? NO! - CONTACT FACILITIES FOR MORE CLASSROOM CHAIRS                    
The majority of our classrooms are set for 32-34 students. Should your enrollment exceed this, kindly contact your department office or Facilities to increase the number of desks and chairs in accordance with ADA and Fire Exiting clearances within the space. We appreciate not taking desks or chairs from adjacent classrooms, as it often poses problems with those teaching there.                    


Thursday, September 1, 2016                   
CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO HOLIDAY SCHEDULE                    
The District Office has announced the official holiday schedule for September 2016 through May 2017. The schedule is:                    
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 5, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursda, November 24, 2016
  • Day After Thanksgiving - Friday, November 25, 2016
  • Christmas Eve (observed) - Friday, December 23, 2016
  • Christmas Day (observed) - Monday, December 26, 2016
  • New Year's Eve (observed) - Friday, December 30, 2016
  • New Year's Day (observed) - Monday, January 2, 2017
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, Janary 16, 2017
  • President's Day - Monday, February 20, 2017
  • Spring Recess - Thursday, April 13, 2017
  • Spring Recess - Friday, April 14, 2017
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2017



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