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A Message from Our Chairman To the Triton College Community: I’d like to begin by thanking all of the Triton district residents who took the time to call or write about my last letter explaining the Triton College portion of your tax bill. Many of you expressed that the explanation provided was helpful in understanding the true financial condition at Triton. I appreciate the complimentary comments both on the explanation I provided as well as the sound fiscal management of your tax and tuition dollars that all of us at Triton College work hard to provide. While it is gratifying to receive positive feedback from you, a recent decision that we’ve made at the college has caused some concern among some of our residents. Nuevos Horizontes is our extension center in Melrose Park that originally opened in 1981 and primarily offers classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) and General Education Development (GED). By the late 1990s, the demand for services at the center had grown to such a great extent that classes were being held in the hallway of the center. In 2000, myself and the other Triton Board members at that time voted unanimously to approve an administrative recommendation to purchase the current building at 1708 Main Street in Melrose Park to allow for the expansion of services provided there. The new 18,000-square-foot center proved to be enormously successful for the next several years, as enrollment soared. By 2004, however, the participation began to decline and has continued to do so through to today, as participation at the center is now 50 percent less than it was in 2003. The college regularly examines the efficiencies of all of our programs to determine if student enrollment justifies their existence. During the economic downturn, several programs were eliminated, including marketing, interior design, air conditioning and refrigeration, respiratory care, and leadership for paramedics. Staff members from these programs who weren’t retiring were retrained for other positions, and the programs weren’t closed until students in these areas had completed their coursework. Also reviewed during this time were Nuevos Horizontes, the Hillside Center, and our extension centers at district high schools, with the Hillside Center being closed in July 2005. As enrollment continued to decline at Nuevos, targeted surveys were distributed to our constituents. In a Community Needs survey (May 2012), the responses revealed that most community members (83 percent) were not aware of the Nuevos Horizontes center, and 60 percent of Hispanic/Latino community members were not aware of the center. An additional survey (summer 2012) found that 80 percent of respondents were likely to seek ESL and GED courses on Triton’s main campus. Additionally, 27 percent of students surveyed (spring 2012) at Nuevos Horizontes responded that they would support a transition to Triton’s main campus. A statistical review of participation at the Nuevos center showed a large percentage of students who took lower level ESL and GED coursework at Nuevos transitioned to the main campus for upper level ESL and GED coursework. However, over the last five years, less than 1 percent of participants at the center took credit courses at our main campus. This information was particularly alarming, as it indicated that the services we were providing at Nuevos did not lead to our students there taking advantage of the opportunities available to them that would significantly improve their chances of finding gainful employment or, if already employed, advancing in their current employment to a Letter From Our President . . . . . . . 3 better position. Did You Know? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 At the Jan. 28, 2014 Board meeting, the administration presented an extensive overview of the Triton Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 history of Nuevos Horizontes and made its recommendation to close it and transition all services to the main campus. In my Chairman’s report at our Feb. 18 Board meeting, I spoke on the Program Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 topic and directed our vice president of Academic and Student Affairs, Doug Olson, to present Youth Summer Camps . . . . . . . . . . . 6 his transition plan at the March Board meeting. On March 25, Vice President Olson made his presentation, indicating that the transition work had already begun; all students currently Speaking of Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 This Issue continued on Page 2 Dates to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 continued from Page 1 enrolled at Nuevos had been advised of the center’s pending closure, transportation to and tours of the main campus were in place, and staff members and course offerings would be placed in an integrated fashion at the main campus to avoid confusion and make the transition easier. At our April 15, 2014 Board meeting, the administration gave an updated presentation on the center’s closing and transition to the main campus. Several community members voiced their concerns to the administration and Board during the course of our “Citizen Participation” segment of the meeting. The primary focus of these comments was that Nuevos was convenient for the residents of the area and that a strong attachment to the center had grown among those residents. While acknowledging that this attachment was understandable, I explained that as the Triton district is a large geographic area cover- ing 25 municipalities, and as immigration patterns of non-English speaking residents has broadened throughout the Triton district, unlike patterns of decades ago that saw such immigration centered in concentrated areas such as in Melrose Park, it was incumbent on the administration and Board to serve all district residents in an efficient and effective manner. I also noted that Vice President Olson’s transition plan did seem to mitigate, as much as possible, the inconvenience that the transition would cause the residents living in the neighborhood of Nuevos Horizontes. I also attended the Community Alliance meeting held on our campus on April 25 to address the Nuevos issue. The Alliance is a coalition of community-based organizations that work collaboratively to advance the needs of the Hispanic/Latino population in the Triton district. A full presentation on the rationale for the Nuevos closing was given and an extensive discussion took place as well. Finally, a public forum was held at Nuevos on Wednesday, April 30, where the administration and I again presented the transition plan to approximately 200 area residents. My feelings after this meeting were that, while the attendees were not necessarily happy with the decision to close the Nuevos center and transition to the main campus, they understood that the decision was made to provide the best educational opportunities to all Triton residents. If you have any thoughts on how Triton College can better serve you, I would like to hear them. Please feel free to contact me through the Office of the President at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3201, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Best regards, Mark R. Stephens Chairman, Triton College Board of Trustees 50th Anniversary Events 50th ANNIVERSARY KICKOFF CAKE CUTTING Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 Day and evening ceremonies will be held to allow for the greatest community participation. 50th ANNIVERSARY EMPLOYEE/RETIREE PICNIC Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 ATHLETICS ALUMNI DAY Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 Scrimmages between alumni athletes and our current student athletes, as well as activities for children, will be offered. GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY ALUMNI CELEBRATION Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 Alumni from our first graduation class, as well as milestone years, will be invited to celebrate with us. BLACK TIE GALA Saturday, April 25, 2015 This Black Tie affair will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. 1964-2014 2 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu Did You Know? Triton College was awarded a 10-year accreditation! In addition, it encourages the Triton community to continue improving on all organizational levels, while also assuring the public and employers that Triton’s students receive a quality education. Triton College was recently granted a 10-year accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), following a visit by the HLC Team who came on campus to learn about the college’s mission and operations to ensure it is compliant with HLC standards in serving its students, employees and the community. Accreditation is important to the institution as it provides opportunity for state and federal funding, and financial assistance for students. Following the visit, Triton College was presented with a report on the college’s strengths and challenges to address. Triton College President Dr. Patricia Granados said, “We are excited to remain an accredited institution, as it contributes to our mission to support our students, but we understand our work needs to continue. The entire campus community will engage in discussions to move forward in improving our institution.” Letter from Our President Dear Community Members: What a wonderful time of year it is at Triton College. It is one of my favorite times of the year as we celebrate the accomplishments of our students. The past few weeks we have been recognizing the accomplishments of our Phi Theta Kappa students, honor students, athletes and student clubs and organizations. On May 17, 1,600 students will be awarded their certificate or associate’s degree, with more than 400 students participating in the commencement ceremony. Along with me, the faculty and staff will stand proud as we congratulate them on achieving this milestone in their life. At the end of May, we continue our celebration of student success by congratulating our English as a Second Language and GED graduates. These ceremonies are truly special for the families and the Triton College community. We celebrate with them and look forward to them continuing their education here at Triton College. This time of year allows us to reflect on the yearlong work of the students, faculty and staff that has led to this point of celebration. I am so proud of every student for their accomplishments. I thank the faculty and staff for their support of students and making this time of year so special for all of us. Have a great summer! Sincerely, Triton College President announces retirement Triton College President Dr. Patricia Granados announced that she will retire from her position at the end of the year, after leading the institution for the past 13 years. A strong supporter of higher education, Dr. Granados said Triton College will always be a huge part of her life and she will continue to support the institution in any way that she can. Though her final day as president is Dec. 31, 2014, she anticipates taking part in the college’s yearlong 50th anniversary celebration, beginning in August 2014. “It has been an honor to serve one institution for 30-plus years and a privilege to serve as president for over 13 years,” she said. “I am most proud of being able to give back to the community where I grew up. I have worked with great people over the course of the years at the college and have met amazing people in the community who have a passion for helping people be successful members of our communities. Education is key, and I am thankful for the many partnerships we established that demonstrate this collaborative effort.” Dr. Granados first came to Triton College as an hourly employee in Triton’s Adult Basic Education Department and then full-time in 1984 as the director of Nuevos Horizontes, Triton College’s community center in Melrose Park. Her dedication to Triton’s students was evident, as she continued to work tirelessly to ensure students were afforded the opportunity to receive an affordable, quality college education. dent and eventually vice president of Academic Affairs and Student Services, before being appointed to president in 2001, rounding out her 30-year career at Triton. Dr. Granados holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish translation and business, a master’s degree in education and a doctorate in adult and higher education, all from Northern Illinois University. She is active in a number of community-driven and education supporting organizations, including the Westlake Hospital Board of Trustees, the National Community College Hispanic Council Board of Directors and the American Association of Community College’s (AACC) Commission on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; and has served as the subject of articles as well as has written several scholarly pieces that have printed in national publications. She is the recipient of the Chair Academy 2003 Regional Leadership Award from the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) and the Multicultural Awareness & Education Award from Peer Multicultural Educators at Jane Addams Middle School. She was also named a Community Woman of Achievement by the Girl Scouts Illinois Crossroads Council in 2004 – the same year she was inducted into the Proviso East High School Wall of Fame, where she attended school. Dr. Patricia Granados President, Triton College Most recently, in 2013, Dr. Granados received the Phi Theta Kappa’s prestigious Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction based on her Her leadership, commitment and determination outstanding support of the Phi Theta Kappa led to her being promoted to associate vice presi- honor society. Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu 7 3 Triton Athletics Former Triton wrestler inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame coaches Art Kraft, Rex Branum and current Trojan wrestling coach and Triton Athletic Director Harry McGinnis are enshrined under the coach/administrator wing of the hall of fame. “I want to thank God for blessing me with such great people in my life, especially my parents, wife, coaches, teammates and friends,” the 37-year-old Medina said. Prior to Triton, Medina attended Gordon Technical High School where he wrestled on the varsity squad as a freshman under coach Charles Farina. By his senior year, Medina was a state qualifier. After Gordon Tech, Medina’s stock rose at Triton as he was a two-time All-American, and champion of Triton’s Art Kraft Memorial Tournament at 190 his freshman year. During his sophomore year, he was selected to represent the NJCAA National Team that competed in Europe. Medina received a scholarship to attend the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he was coached by Mike Denney. There he earned All-American honors both seasons, making him a four-time All-American throughout his entire college career. For more information on Triton College Athletics, visit www.triton.edu/athletics or call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3784. Jose Medina of Chicago (right) stands next to Triton College Athletic Director Harry McGinnis, after being inducted into the NJCAA Wrestling Hall of Fame for his contributions to the sport. The Triton College Wrestling Program enjoyed success during the mid-1990s as the Trojans were consistently in the championship on the regional and national levels. A major part of that success was due to the contributions of Jose Medina who had a combined record of 64-21 in his two years at Triton from 1994-96. The Chicago native’s impact on the program and his impressive two-year run earned Medina the distinguished honor of being inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Wrestling Hall of Fame on March 1. Medina is the eighth Triton wrestler to be inducted into the hall of fame. Former Area chambers gather on Triton’s campus in the name of partnership River Forest, Westchester and Riverside. Triton College President Patricia Granados welcomed the chambers in attendance. “We’re very pleased to be hosting our chambers and to showcase our institution as a tremendous resource for you to take advantage of,” she said. “We’re your area community college, and we have a lot to offer.” and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, provided reasons as to why businesses should have a vested interest in their community college. “As an employer, it is important to get involved with your area college, so that the college can know what’s going on in the community and respond to the community’s needs,” he said. “Without this communication, colleges will be slow to respond to the changing economy, of which affects the capabilities of your future employees.” Mayor of Schiller Park Barbara Piltaver enjoyed meeting other chamber members at the event and supported the words of Whitley. “The students at Triton are our future voters and they need to know what’s going on in our communities,” she said. “Mr. Whitley stated it perfectly,” said Triton College Board Chairman Mark Stephens. “All chambers should know we’re here to serve them. We want to make sure we get the message out to businesses and organizations that we, as a community college, are here to help.” (l to r) Nick Polyak, superintendent of Leyden District 212; and John and Barbara Piltaver of Schiller Park/Franklin Park Chamber of Commerce were several of the attendees at the event. On March 4, about 115 chamber members from area districts attended Triton College’s Multi-Chamber of Commerce After-Hours event, which is intended to cultivate and strengthen partnerships with area businesses. The communities that were represented at the event included Bellwood, Bensenville, Forest Park, Franklin Park/Schiller Park, Hillside, Maywood, Melrose Park, Rosemont, Oak Park, President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Doug Whitley speaks to the audience on the importance of a partnership with area community colleges. With a focus on the importance of partnerships, guest speaker Doug Whitley, president 4 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu Program Spotlight Mass Communications: The art of digital storytelling nalism, public relations, advertising, web design and many others. “Being able to tell a story using video or modify a website or create a graphic are now part of the job description for many positions,” Mass communications faculty Seth McClellan said. “Instead of hiring an outside firm, many companies are looking for employees who can figure out their communication needs, and Triton’s associate’s degree in mass communications covers these basic skills, in addition to its Digital Media Certificate that teaches students how to be a modern communicator.” The Mass Communications Program at Triton is closely linked with the college’s Visual Communications Program which uses photography to tell a story. “Our focus is the same as theirs,” McClellan said, “in that we work to train our students to understand the flow of information in our culture and also teach the basic tools to create messages.” McClellan said students who’ve graduated with a certificate or degree in mass communications from Triton have gone on to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a fouryear university and/or have found work in designing websites, making videos, taking pictures, working in advertising and even filming the red carpet at the Oscars. McClellan, who is also a filmmaker, is a strong believer in providing students with hands-on learning opportunities. “I put the (video) cameras in the hands of the students from day one and make sure they learn to make movies by assigning them short fictional and documentary video projects,” he said. “I think students like the freedom they have to create different kinds of videos, while also knowing they are receiving a quality education at Triton.” For more information about Triton College’s Mass Communications Program, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3482, or visit www.triton.edu/Visual-Performing-andCommunication-Arts-Department. Having an interest in digital media is to have an interest in the art of storytelling through video, websites and more. And as a student in Triton College’s Mass Communications Program it’s also about having the freedom to be creative. The college’s Mass Communications Program incorporates the use of computerbased tools for designing graphics, creating websites and animations as well as incorporating sounds with still and moving images. It’s a discipline that stretches across multiple other disciplines, including jour- Triton College Sustainability Coordinator is named ‘green champion’ through the green certification process in accordance to IGBA standards, in addition to fulfilling the community-wide PlanItGreen Sustainability Plan to help area businesses become more sustainable in an effort to cut back on energy costs. Triton partnered with IGBA and the Oak Park Development Corporation (OPDC), and received a grant from the Oak ParkRiver Forest Community Foundation to fund the program. Because of the program 10 businesses have completed the program and are green certified, and 12 more businesses have adopted more environmentally friendly services. “Educating the community and providing the resources for individuals and businesses to become more sustainable is a mission for the Triton College Sustainability Center,” Fisher said. “This pilot program was a big step in the right direction. We are proud of the success of the program and commend the businesses that participated.” On the Green Scene Triton College continues to green its campus and communities with the help of a partnership with PCS Industries in Tinley Park. On campus, green cleaning equipment which require no chemicals are now being used. In addition, green paper products, hand soaps and can liners that are Green Seal™, EcoLogo™ or EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) compliant are currently utilized on campus. Celeste Hayward of PCS Industries said, “Our products and equipment helps minimize the Triton College community’s exposure to chemicals. Triton has taken the extra step in ensuring its campus is sustainable and healthy.” Sustainability Coordinator Adrian Fisher added, “We are doing our part to establish a green cleaning program that helps protect human health and the environment.” Upcoming events geared toward sustainability will include a recycling event that will take place on Triton’s campus on July 12. 5 Triton College Sustainability Coordinator Adrian Fisher (center) holds her IGBA award with Triton College President Dr. Patricia Granados and Board Chairman Mark Stephens. The Illinois Green Business Association (IGBA) awarded Triton College Sustainability Coordinator Adrian Fisher with the IGBA Green Champion Award for her work in developing Triton’s Green Business Certification pilot program. The award is given for “exemplary commitment to the guiding principles of the Illinois Green Business Association.” The program was developed to guide businesses located in Oak Park and River Forest Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu Triton College programs provide a creative outlet for youth This summer, from June 16 through July 31, youth can partake in a number of camps designed to inspire learning, while also developing a child’s creativity and athletic abilities. CMP C04 101 • June 16-19, Monday through Thursday, 8-10:50 a.m., Ages 7-11, $60 CMP C04 102 • June 23-26, Monday through Thursday, 8-10:50 a.m., Ages 12-15, $60 CMP C04 103 • July 21-24, Monday through Thursday, 8-10:50 a.m., Ages 7-10, $60 CREATIVE CAMPS Creative Paper Arts – Utilize imagination and creativity by using recycled paper to create a myriad of projects, including origami art and paper mache. CMP C25 101 • July 7-10, Monday through Thursday, 8-10:50 a.m., Ages 7-11, $80 CMP C25 102 • July 28-31, Monday through Thursday, 8-10:50 a.m., Ages 12-15, $80 Junior Artists – Let your inner artist out and share your work with other young artists. CMP C13 101 • July 7-10, Monday through Thursday, 2:30-5:20 p.m., Ages 7-11, $95 CMP C13 103 • July 28-31, Monday through Thursday, 2:30-5:20 p.m., Ages 12-15, $95 CMP C13 104 • July 21-24, Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m., Ages 7-10, $95 Junior Actors Clinic – Get your chance in the spotlight, as you learn the basics of pantomime, improvisation, drama and comedy. KDS C10 101 • July 7-10, Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m., Ages 7-11, $60 KDS C10 102 • July 28-31, Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m., Ages 12-15, $60 STEM CAMPS WaterBotics – Have fun learning about math, science and technology, as you design, build and program a LEGO™ robot that swims underwater. CMP C30 101 • July 14-17, Monday through Thursday, 12:30-4:20 p.m., Ages 10-15, $135 GADgET Girls – Young girls between the ages of 12 and 16 are introduced to the world of manufacturing. This four-day summer camp is funded by a grant from the Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Intl. CMP C46 101 • June 16-26, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Ages 12-16, $250 LEGO™ Robotics – Show off your creativity and technical skills by building and designing a robot with LEGOs™ that you can program to move around. CMP C23 103 • July 21-24, Monday through Thursday, 2:30-5:20 p.m., Ages 7-10, $120 For more information about each camp or to register, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3501. Gadget camp, 2013 ATHLETIC CAMPS Basketball Clinic – Compete, learn and gain knowledge of the basic basketball rules, while improving one’s skills. KDS C92 101 • June 16-19, Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m., Ages 7-11, $60 KDS C92 102 • June 23-26, Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m., Ages 12-15, $60 Soccer Camp – Learn about footwork, passing and skills used in offense and defense. VOTE FOR OUR TRITON COLLEGE Fun for all at Fall Family Fun Fest From the biggest to the smallest, the shortest and the tallest, every person is invited to partake in the non-stop fun at Triton College’s annual Fall Family Fun Fest on Sept. 27. Families can enjoy games, activities and exhibits from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Triton’s Botanical Gardens on campus. Food and beverages will be sold by Triton’s Hospitality Program. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3220, or visit www.triton.edu. MASCOT Vote NOW for your favorite mascot! www.surveymonkey.com/s/ TritonCollegeMascot Saturday, Sept. 27 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 6 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu Speaking of Success… Triton student’s educational path leads him to Morehouse College Mario Lamar is carving out his own slice of success. A Maywood resident and the ninth child out of 14 siblings, Lamar has found his path to success with the guidance of Triton College, and he is excited about what the future holds for him, as a full-time student at the historically black institution of Morehouse College in Atlanta. Growing up in Maywood, Lamar was homeschooled by his mother from kindergarten to 12th grade. It was ideal for Lamar and his siblings’ situation. But when it came time for him to attend college, he was denied because his diploma was not recognized by the state. With aspirations to go to college, he decided to get his GED from Malcolm X College before enrolling at Triton to pursue his associate’s degree in general studies. An active reservist in the U.S. Navy, Lamar completed his studies toward his associate’s degree in December 2013. Unfortunately, because he will be on active duty at the time, Lamar will not be available to walk the stage to receive his diploma on May 17, 2014, at the 48th Annual Triton College Commencement ceremony held at Rosemont Theatre. He wishes his fellow classmates the best of luck. Lamar is currently pursuing his bachelor’s in international studies and Spanish at Morehouse, as he gains real-world experience through an internship with Experian. To read more about Mario Lamar’s educational journey, visit www.triton.edu/alumni. Explore your options at the Future Focus College Fair Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7-9 p.m. 14 More than 100 four-year colleges and universities across the country will be on Triton’s campus on Sept. 23 for the annual Future Focus College Fair in the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building). Students can explore their educational options at the free fair that runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and allows individuals pursuing a higher education to speak with college and university representatives about admission procedures, program offerings, tuition expenses and financial aid. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130. Community members, organizations join Triton College in celebrating BLACK HISTORY MONTH Throughout February, Triton College recognized and celebrated the achievements of African-Americans with many educational and social events open to the community during Black History Month. Dr. Carol Adams, president and CEO of the DuSable Museum of African-American History, spoke at the Triton College Black Coordinated by the college’s Black Heritage History Month kickoff celebration held on Feb. 3. Chicago actor Phillip Edward Van Lear performed and facilitated a discussion on Black Americans in the performing arts on Feb. 11. Council, the Black History Month 2014 celebration, themed “Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the Civil Rights Act,” was meant to educate and motivate students and onlookers alike to strive for success with a monthlong series of events that address topics important to the black community. Check out these pictures from the many events held on Triton’s campus in recognition of Black History Month. Triton College students stopped by tables for information on how to improve their health at the Black Heritage Council’s Health/Wellness Fair on Feb. 6. 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TRITON COLLEGE 48TH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT May 17, 3 p.m., Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont Triton College will hold its 48th Annual Commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. on May 17 at Rosemont Theatre. Tickets are required for admission. For more information about commencement, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3383, or visit www.triton.edu/commencement. SPRING BAND CONCERT May 19, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Robert M. Collins Center through The Triton April 18 College Community Band winds up its current season with a spirited program of classics from the world of band music. The concert contains soloists and instrumental features. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3506, or visit www.triton.edu/music. JOB CLUB MEETING May 27, 11 a.m. to Noon, Room B-140 of the Student Center (B Building) 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, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3149 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. SUPER SATURDAYS at the Cernan Earth and Space Center June 7, July 5 and August 2, 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday nights this summer will be out of this world at Triton College’s Cernan Earth and Space Center! For three nights this summer, families can catch three unique shows in one, fun-filled night dedicated to entertaining and informing all ages about galactic topics and recent discoveries in astronomy and Earth science during the center’s special summer series, Super Saturdays. For more information, visit www.triton.edu/cernan or call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3372, or (708) 583-3100. For your high school junior or senior Get a jump on college. 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