What’s coming up at Triton College

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEB. 17, 2014

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.

Feb. 19
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. 19, 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 email admissions@triton.edu to reserve a spot.

Feb. 19
Pack the Place Family Night, 4 to 7 p.m., Robert M. Collins Center Gymnasium
Triton College students and alumni and their families are invited to Pack the Place Family Night on Feb. 19, when the Triton Trojans take on the Harper Hawks. The event will have pre-game refreshments and activities, half-time entertainment and athlete induction into the Triton College Hall of Fame. The women’s basketball game begins at 5 p.m. and the men’s basketball game begins at 7 p.m. To RSVP, contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumni@triton.edu or call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3960 by Feb. 12.

Feb. 22
Stepper’s Set, 7 p.m. to midnight, Student Center Cafeteria (B-Building)
Triton College’s Black Heritage Council will host its Eighth Annual Stepper’s Set to raise funds to support cultural programming and student scholarships at Triton. The Chicago-style dance event will have a DJ and soul food buffet for a limited time. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3322 for tickets or more information. This event is part of Triton College’s celebration of Black History Month.

Feb. 25
Job Club Meeting, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room B-140 of the Student Center (B-Building) *NEW*
The Job Club, open to community residents, will meet to discuss the topic of the Affordable Care Act. Charles N. Edwards Sr. of the PCC Community Wellness Center will serve as the guest speaker. Registration for the Affordable Care Act will be available at this meeting. This club meets once a month and provides support and guidance to job seekers. For more information, contact Bill Lesus at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3149 or email williamlesus@triton.edu.

Feb. 27
Black History Month Closing Ceremony, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Room B-130 of the Student Center (B-Building)
Join Triton College’s Black Heritage Council as they close out Black History Month with keynote speaker Dr. Kennedi Strickland-Dixon, Director of Special Education and Student Services for Bellwood School District 88. This is a zero-waste event. For more information, contact Sandra Berryhill at (708)456-0300, Ext. 3369.

March 1 & 2
Triton College’s Performing Arts Department presents “Hungry Ghosts”, 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 “Hungry Ghosts” by M.E.H. Lewis on March 1 and 2 in Triton’s Cox Auditorium. “Hungry Ghosts” follows Alice, a forensic anthropologist, on a mission to recover the remains of fallen American soldiers in Vietnam. Adopted by an American couple after Operation Baby Life during the war, she also searches for answers about her own identity. In a small rural village in Quang Tri Province, she uncovers the ghosts of a wounded nation and her own past.

The production is part of the Chicago area’s “Emerging Voices Project.” Tickets are $10 for Triton students, faculty/staff and seniors and $12 for general admission (cash only at the box office). For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 6932 or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment.

March 8
One Earth Film Fest, 2 p.m., Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center
Triton College is hosting a screening for the One Earth Film Fest. The film, titled “Jens Jensen The Living Green,” is a one-hour documentary about the famed park designer and environmentalist who designed the Garfield Park Conservatory and Columbus Park. This will be the Chicago-area premier and filmmaker Carey Lundin will be on hand to discuss the film. For more information, contact Adrian Fisher at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3578 or visit www.triton.edu/sustainability.

March 8
Robotics at the Library, 1 to 4 p.m., Triton College Library, Room A-321 *NEW*
The Triton College Library, in partnership with the college’s Engineering Technology program, is hosting a workshop to introduce youth to robotics. Children accompanied with a parent are welcome to participate in a special Lego®-robot building activity, where experienced faculty and students will be on hand to help. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3591.

March 10
Annual Artist Showcase Concert, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center 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 Dr. Akiko Konishi on piano and Talia Pavia on violin, returning from a successful concert last year. Joining them this year will be Ingrid Mikolajcz, soprano, who has recently returned from a European performance tour. Visit www.triton.edu/music for details.

March 12
Discover Triton: Explore Your Opportunities, 6 p.m., Room G-118 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 12, 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 email admissions@triton.edu to reserve a spot.

March 24 through April 18
“Robots, Machines, and Drawings – Oh My!”, Triton College Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building (J-Building)
Longtime collaborators in creativity and robotics Michael Erzen of Triton College’s art program and Antigone Sharris of the college’s engineering technology program will bring together work from the students in their two disciplines. A combination of tech, talent and creativity will be in motion for all to enjoy. Be ready for fun! A closing reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 18, in the gallery. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3589 or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment.

March 25
Job Club Meeting, 11 a.m. to Noon, Room B-140 of the Student Center (B-Building) *NEW*
The Job Club, open to community residents, will hold their monthly meeting from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 25. This club, part of the outreach efforts of Triton College’s Career Services Center, provides support and guidance to job seekers. For more information, contact Bill Lesus at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3149 or email williamlesus@triton.edu.

March 26
Triton College Kindergarten Open House, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Room G-110 of the G Building *NEW*
Triton College’s Kindergarten program will host an open house for the fall 2014-2015 school year. Parents will have the opportunity to meet the teachers and tour the classroom, as well as learn about the full day Kindergarten program, which includes lunch and before and after school care. Parents will also be able to register for the program. Children need to be 5 years of age by Sept. 1, 2014, to be registered for the kindergarten program. For more information, contact Director of the Child Development Center Lab School Cindy Mentone at (708) 456-0300, ext. 3209.

April 5
Jazz Spectacular, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center *NEW*
Come hear world-class jazz performed by Triton College students and faculty. Triton students, local high school students and members of the community are all invited to participate in clinics and masterclasses as part of the day’s events topped off by a superlative concert in the evening. James Davis is the conductor. Last year’s concert was a hit! Visit www.triton.edu/music for details.

April 21 through May 13
Annual Student Art Exhibition, Triton College Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building (J-Building) *NEW*
The Annual Student Art Exhibition is the annual celebration of creativity at Triton College. Students working in all media at the college are invited to share their best work of the year. Recent additions to the show include live demonstrations of web design and screenings of student-produced short films. A closing reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 13 in the gallery. Light refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3589 or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment.

April 22
Job Club Meeting, 11 a.m. to Noon, Room B-140 of the Student Center (B-Building) *NEW*
The Job Club, open to community residents, will hold their monthly meeting from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 22. This club, part of the outreach efforts of Triton College’s Career Services Center, provides support and guidance to job seekers. For more information, contact Bill Lesus at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3149 or email williamlesus@triton.edu.

March 25
Job Club Meeting, 11 a.m. to Noon, Room B-140 of the Student Center (B-Building) *NEW*
The Job Club, open to community residents, will hold their monthly meeting from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 25. This club, part of the outreach efforts of Triton College’s Career Services Center, provides support and guidance to job seekers. For more information, contact Bill Lesus at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3149 or email williamlesus@triton.edu.

CERNAN EARTH AND SPACE CENTER EVENTS:
Through Feb. 23
Public Shows, Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove
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. 8 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. 28 through March 30
Public Shows, Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove *NEW*
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 March 15 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.

March 15
Monthly Skywatch, 7:30 p.m., Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College *NEW*
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 the planet Jupiter and the 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.


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Media Contact
Alicia Roberson, Public Relations Writer
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3608
aliciaroberson@triton.edu

Cernan Earth and Space Center Contact
Bart Benjamin, Director
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3372
bartbenjamin@triton.edu