What’s coming up at Triton College in February

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JAN. 24, 2013

River Grove, Ill. – The following are events coming up at Triton College. All of the events listed are free and open to the public and will take place on Triton’s River Grove campus, located at 2000 Fifth Ave., unless otherwise stated.

Through Feb. 13
Annual District High School Art Competition, Triton College Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building (J-Building) 

More than 200 art pieces created by area high school students will fill Triton College’s Art Gallery with youthful energy and creativity. A dazzling array of work in a variety of art media is brought together by the college’s educational partners who work to bring the best of their schools’ creations to compete for prizes each year. A closing reception for the artists and their guests is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the gallery. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3589 or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment.

Feb. 6, 7, 20 and 21
Financial Aid Days, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Room B-130B of the Student Center Building (B-Building)

Triton College’s Financial Aid Office will hold sessions on how to begin the financial aid process toward one’s education. Topics will include grants, scholarships, work-study programs, veteran educational benefits and loans. Attendees can also receive assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Individuals are asked to bring their 2012 taxes or documentation to support their untaxed income to receive assistance with their FAFSA. Light refreshments will be served. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3155 or e-mail finaid@triton.edu or visit www.triton.edu/finaid for more information.

Feb. 7
National Black HIV/Aids Awareness Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Center Cafeteria, located in the B-Building

Triton College’s Black Heritage Council will recognize the 13th Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on Feb. 7 with free confidential testing, STI counseling, informational materials and resources and referral information. The national community day was created to boost HIV awareness and advance HIV prevention, testing and treatment among blacks in the United States. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3322 for more information. This event is part of Triton College’s celebration of Black History Month.

Feb. 11-15
Service Project, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove

Triton College’s Black Heritage Council will collect toiletry items, paper goods, office supplies/equipment and other items to benefit West Suburban PADS in Maywood, which aims to end homelessness in the near western suburbs of Chicago. Drop-off locations will be available in the Student Center (Welcome Center and Student Life desk) and in the Triton College Library. This event is part of Triton College’s celebration of Black History Month.

Feb. 13
Blood Drive and Tissue/Organ and Bone Marrow Donor Registry, Student Center Cafeteria, located in the B-Building

Triton College is hosting a blood drive and a bone marrow and organ/tissue donor registry for all who’d like to contribute on Feb. 13. Blood Drive: Blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 lbs., and be in general good health. Donors should eat breakfast or lunch prior to donating and bring identification. Blood donors of all types are needed. The drive will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (847) 682-8394 or e-mail sschleiss@itxm.org for more information. Organ and Tissue Donor Registry: The registry, hosted by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Organ and Tissue Donor Program, is specially in need of donors with a diverse racial or ethnic background. Call 1-800-210-2106 or visit www.lifegoeson.com for more information. The registry will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bone Marrow Registry: Donors must be between the ages of 18 and 60, meet the health guidelines and be willing to donate to any patient in need. Upon meeting the above criteria, one's cheek will be swabbed to match the cells against a patient's cells waiting for a donor. You will then be placed on the donor list. The registry will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 1-800-Marrow-2 or Julie Contreras at (847) 626-4128 or jcontreras@itxm.org or visit www.bethematch.org for more information. You can also contact Triton College for information at (708) 456-0300, ext. 3359.

Feb. 16 and 17
Triton College’s Performing Arts Department presents “Another Bone”, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Cox Auditorium (Room J-108), Fine Arts Building (J-Building)

Triton College’s Performing Arts Department will perform “Another Bone” by Cathy Earnest of the Chicago Dramatists on Feb. 16 and 17 in Triton’s Cox Auditorium. “Another Bone” tells the story of Marie, a widow of 9/11 who wrestles with the past she thought she had put behind her until the bones of her deceased firefighter husband finally comes home five years after the Twin Towers have fallen. The production was a finalist in the O’Neill Theater Center 2012 National Playwrights Conference and is part of the Chicago-area’s “Emerging Voices Project.” Tickets are $8 for Triton students, faculty/staff and seniors and $10 for general admission (cash only at the box office). For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 6932 or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment.

Feb. 18
National African-American Read-In, Noon to 1 p.m., Triton College Library, located in the A-Building

Read your favorite book or come to read an excerpt of a poem at the 24th National African-American Read-In on Feb. 18. The national day is sponsored by the Black Caucus of National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and endorsed by the National Reading Association to encourage the importance of literacy (www.ncte.org/action/aari). U.S. Congressman of Illinois’ Seventh District Danny K. Davis will be present at the event. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3478 or visit www.triton.edu/new-at-the-library for more information. This event is part of Triton College’s celebration of Black History Month.

Feb. 19-21
Auditions for Triton College’s Performing Arts Department production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Triton College’s Performing Arts Department will hold auditions for William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from Feb. 19-21. Auditions will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. each day. Those who audition are asked to come prepared with two contrasting monologues (one contemporary and one classical), 16 to 32 bars of any song to sing a cappella, a photo/headshot and a resume of performance experience. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” plays May 3-5 and 9-12. Triton College welcomes both Triton students and performers from the larger community to audition. For an audition appointment, contact Amy Fenton at afenton1@triton.edu.

Feb. 20
Health and Wellness Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Student Center Cafeteria, located in the B-Building

Triton College’s Black Heritage Council will hold a Health/Wellness Fair to educate on the importance and increase the awareness of health issues to community members. Take advantage of free health screenings, including blood pressure readings and a dietary and physical assessment, as well as learn about massages, acupuncture and posture analysis. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3322 for more information. This event is part of Triton College’s celebration of Black History Month.

Feb. 20
Discover Triton: Explore Your Opportunities, 6 p.m., Room B-130A&B of the Student Center (B-Building)

Learn about the various programs available at Triton College with this exploratory series that highlights a new area of study each month. Students can tour classrooms and labs of particular programs and meet faculty, as well as learn about the admission and financial aid process to enroll in Triton classes. On Feb. 20, the School of Business and Technology will be explored, including such programs as architecture, automotive technology, criminal justice administration, hospitality and more. Reservations are recommended. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130 or e-mail admissions@triton.edu to reserve a spot.

Feb. 21
Triton Veterans Networking Group: Bowling Social, 2 to 4 p.m., Brunswick Bowl, 3111 River Road, River Grove

All veterans are invited to socialize over a game of bowling at a special Triton Veterans Networking Group event. The veterans group provides an avenue for veterans to network and socialize with others. Bowling is free; space is limited. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3854, or e-mail dford@triton.edu to reserve a spot.

Feb. 23
Stepper’s Set, 7 p.m. to midnight, Student Center Cafeteria, located in the B-Building

Triton College’s Black Heritage Council will host its Seventh Annual Stepper’s Set to raise funds to support cultural programming and student scholarships at Triton. The Chicago-style dance event will have a soul food buffet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3322 or Ext. 3722 or e-mail fspiller@triton.edu for tickets or more information. This event is part of Triton College’s celebration of Black History Month.

Feb. 25 to April 19
“My Home is My Brain”: Paintings and Drawings by Gabriel Villa, Triton College Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building (J-Building)

“My Home is My Brain” mines social and personal terrains to include memories of artist Gabriel Villa’s family, neighbors and childhood home, as well as reflections on the cultural moment in which he lives. Many of his drawings and paintings function like “momento mori,” meditating on our relationship with time and our slow progression toward obscurity. This meditation is also present in the choice of his human subjects. A closing reception for the artist is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 1 in the gallery. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3589 or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment.

Feb. 28
Black History Month Closing Ceremony, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Center Cafeteria, located in the B-Building

Join Triton College’s Black Heritage Council as they close out Black History Month with a celebration emphasizing their theme: “A Past of Dignity… A Future of Hope.” The event will include a gospel choir performance, Triton student and staff reflections and guest speaker Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3664 for more information.

March 4
Annual Artist Showcase Concert, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Building of the Robert M. Collins Center

Distinguished members of Triton College’s Artist Faculty are featured on this concert that will present them performing concerto literature, accompanied by a full orchestra. The concert will include Akiko Konishi on piano and Talia Pavia on violin. Dr. Charles Groeling is the director. Visit www.triton.edu/music for details.

March 13
Discover Triton: Explore Your Opportunities, 6 p.m., Room B-130A&B of the Student Center (B-Building)

Learn about the various programs available at Triton College with this exploratory series that highlights a new area of study each month. Students can tour classrooms and labs of particular programs and meet faculty, as well as learn about the admission and financial aid process to enroll in Triton classes. On March 13, Triton’s Health Careers Department will be explored, including such programs as diagnostic medical sonography, nursing, nuclear medicine technology, as well as several Continuing Education certificates pertaining to health care. Reservations are recommended. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130 or e-mail admissions@triton.edu to reserve a spot.

CERNAN EARTH AND SPACE CENTER EVENTS:

Feb. 1-24
Public Shows, Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove
From Feb. 1-24, the Cernan Earth and Space Center brings an array of new and favorite shows to inform and entertain families on astronomy at the planetarium. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. (except Feb. 23 for the Monthly Skywatch) and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays. Show admission ranges from $8 to $10 for adults and $4 to $5 for children and senior citizens. For a schedule of shows, visit www.triton.edu/cernan. (708) 583-3100 or (708) 456-0300, ext. 3372.

Feb. 23
Monthly Skywatch, 7:30 p.m., Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College
Tour the nighttime sky during Cernan Earth and Space Center’s Monthly Skywatch program. The evening includes a presentation on the latest news from NASA in the space center’s dome theater and outdoor skygazing with telescopes focused on planet Jupiter and nearly full moon. Admission for the indoor planetarium portion of the Monthly Skywatch is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 2 to 12 and senior citizens ages 55 and older. The outdoor telescope session is free. (708) 456-0300, ext. 3372 or (708) 583-3100, www.triton.edu/cernan.

NUEVOS HORIZONTES EVENTS:

Jan. 31
Finance Your Education workshop, 7 to 8 p.m., Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Learn about financial aid resources available for undocumented students. Get ready to prepare a “winning” personal statement/essay for a successful scholarship application. (708) 649-2101.

Feb. 5 and 7 & March 27 and 28
Effective Study Skills workshop, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Learn study tips that will help you be more successful in your classes and facilitate your learning process. The workshop is available from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 and March 28 and 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 10 and March 27. (708) 649-2101.

Feb. 6 and 12, March 6 and 12, April 3 and 9 & May 1 and 7
Citizenship Mock Interviews workshop, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Learn about possible scenarios that you might be exposed to during the naturalization interview. Find out about online resources and practice some of the 100 citizenship questions. The workshop is available from 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 6, March 6, April 3 and May 1; and 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12, March 12, April 9 and May 7. (708) 649-2101.

Feb. 9
Financial Aid 101 workshop, 9 to 10 a.m., Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Get information on grants, scholarships, work-study, loans, and more. Find out about deadlines, requirements, FAFSA, and the entire financial aid process. Have all your financial aid questions answered. (708) 649-2101.

Feb. 13 & April 16
Nutrition workshop, 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 and 10 to 11 a.m. April 16, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

This presentation will provide valuable tips to make the necessary changes in your daily nutrition and the benefits of eating right and healthy. Also, this presentation will provide important information and data related to the impact of nutrition and physical activity on preventing cancer. The guest speaker will be Mary D’Anza, community health dietitian from West Lake Hospital in Melrose Park. (708) 649-2101.

Feb. 19 and 27
Skype workshop, 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 19 and 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Learn how to video conference for free with the use of Skype. This workshop will teach you how to call and see your loved ones in front of you from across the state, the country or around the world, from a computer. (708) 649-2101.

Feb. 21
FAFSA Workshop, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Bilingual staff will be available to assist students and parents with the completion of the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Come prepared with your 2012 tax return or a good income estimate and start the process of applying for financial aid toward your education. (708) 649-2101.

March 6 & April 2
Microsoft Office Introduction, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Receive a brief introduction to Microsoft Office and learn more about word processing, spreadsheets, and other programs commonly used at home and in the workplace. The workshop is available from 7 to 8 p.m. March 6 and 10 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2. (708) 649-2101.

March 14 and 26
Social Media workshop, 10 to 11 a.m. March 14 and 7 to 8 p.m. March 26, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Be introduced to Facebook and Twitter, the most popular of the cyber social networks, in this workshop that will teach you how to best utilize these networks for personal and professional purposes. (708) 649-2101.

April 8 and 17
Introduction to Google Tools, 10 to 11 a.m. April 8 and 7 to 8 p.m. April 17, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Become familiar with the search tool Google and learn more about the resources available and the benefits of using Internet browsers. (708) 649-2101.

April 10 and 25
Accessing www.Triton.edu workshop, 10 to 11 a.m. April 10 and 7 to 8 p.m. April 25, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Learn about Triton College’s website and how to take advantage of the online services Triton offers. Triton College students have access to essential resources on the college’s website to succeed in their education. (708) 649-2101.

April 23
Scholarship Search workshop, 7 to 8 p.m., Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Learn the “where” and “how” to finding scholarship opportunities to pay for school. Get ready to prepare a “winning” personal statement/essay for a successful scholarship application. (708) 649-2101.

May 7 and 8
Access Free Online Services workshop, 10 to 11 a.m. May 7 and 7 to 8 p.m. May 8, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Learn how to use online services, such as banking, shopping, learning, listening to music, and more. The sky is the limit. You will be introduced to some of the most popular free websites that can make your life easier. (708) 649-2101.

May 11
Student Creations Exhibition & Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park
Students from Nuevos Horizontes’ floral arranging and cake decorating classes will showcase their creations and offer them for sale just in time for Mother’s Day. They will also demonstrate how their creations are made throughout the day. (708) 649-2101.

 

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