Page One: Volume 8, Issue 2 • August/September 2013
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Volume 8, Issue 2 • August/September 2013 A Message from Our Chairman To the Triton College Community: There’s still time to register for classes for the fall semester at Triton College! I hope you’re considering Triton for your or your children’s educational needs. Your community college is a great place for young adults to mature and explore their options. We have the people, power, and resources to help students meet their goals, with expert and enthusiastic faculty and support staff to guide the way. Did you know that by attending Triton you can save $6,000 to $11,000 annually on tuition alone compared to a public Illinois university? That’s a great deal, whether you’re transferring to a university or starting a career! The Board of Trustees and I have committed $5 million toward program development over the next few years. In order to meet the workforce demands in our community, the nation, and the world, we’re working to bring cutting-edge programs (just as our new Science & Technology facility opens in late 2014) to the Triton College curriculum. I’m excited about the opportunities this will bring to our community. I’m also delighted to report that the college has made great strides in our desire to do more to serve the needs of at-risk students in the district. A consultant has now been hired and is working with a team of faculty, administrators, and student success staff to develop the structure that will enable students to attend a high school program on campus and graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. I’ll report again as we progress in making this concept a reality. I hope you enjoy this issue of Page One, and I look forward to hearing how Triton College can serve you. Please feel free to contact me through the Triton College Office of the President at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3201, or e-mail me at email@example.com. Register Today! Stop by Super Saturday on Aug. 17 to register in one day. Classes begin Aug. 26! This Issue Speaking of Student Success.............. 2 Letter From Our President ................. 3 Best regards, Mark R. Stephens, Chairman, Triton College Board of Trustees Foundation Golf Outing..................... 3 Did You Know?.................................... 4 Program Spotlight............................... 5 Fall Upcoming Events ..........................6 Summer Camp Experience..................7 Dates to Remember............................ 8 Speaking of Student Success… Triton College hosts summit on how to help students make the grade in college level math cators from public and private high schools in Leyden, Oak Park-River Forest, Proviso East and West, Riverside-Brookfield, Guerin College Prep and Trinity, to gain an understanding of the placement testing process for colleges and what is expected of youth in college-level math to better prepare them. Attendees participated in break-out sessions that included information on the COMPASS Placement Test, MyMathLab software used at Triton, and math-related careers that offer promising futures for students. Several Triton College faculty members “Math is an area many students seem to hosted a first-time event on May 2, meant to struggle with transitioning from high school engage and collaborate with area educators to college,” said Accounting faculty Julie on how to help youth transitioning from Gilbert, who was a presenter and involved high school prepare for college-level math. with the development of the summit, along Titled Math Summit, the event invited princi- with Triton faculty Pamela Harmon (Radiolpals, counselors, math faculty and other edu- ogy) and Joe Dusek and Roseanne Feltman (Math). “The Math Summit served as a way to share information with local educators that they could relay to their students and create dialogue on ways we can work together to prepare our students for success in math.” Ideas were shared on moving forward, including offering the MyMathLab software at high schools, aligning the curriculums of area high schools with Triton’s, and looking into the style of the COMPASS Placement tests and comparing those results to the results prior to the standardized testing strategy. The Math Summit committee is anticipating having the event again next year. For more information about the Math Summit, visit www.triton.edu/mathsummit. Triton student takes great care in future, family with pursuit of an education It’s family that drives Triton College student Esmeralda Rivera to pursue an education in nursing. With a brother who is autistic and a father diagnosed with diabetes, Rivera is working hard to earn her degree for gainful employment and to provide adequate care for her family. Plus, as a first-generation student, she’s accomplishing great feats her family is proud of. Rivera began her quest for success at Triton College two years ago, as a work-study student serving as a clerk assistant for the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP). She enjoyed working with the group and received some sound advice that would encourage her to take advantage of the opportunities and resources available to her at Triton. “People involved in Triton’s workstudy really welcomed me into the program,” she said. “They gave me a lot of advice about my career and life.” She would then go on to earn her certificate in Triton’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program, where she was honored for her strong academic performance. Rivera is planning to continue her education, after being recently accepted into Triton’s Nursing Program. “I feel I have changed so much,” she said, describing herself as shy and passive upon first attending Triton. She now feels more confident. “I’m not afraid to do anything anymore. I’m going to get as far as I can in my education because I know how important it is for my future.” Community Feedback Triton is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The college will host a visit October 21-23, 2013, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Triton College has been accredited by the commission since 1972. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the commission’s criteria for accreditation. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the College: Third-Party Comment on Triton College The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 The public may also submit comments on the Commission’s website at www.ncahlc.org. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. All comments must be received by September 23, 2013. 2 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu Foundation Corner Swinging for student success at Foundation Golf Outing Letter from Our President Dear Community Members: The start of a new academic year is always an exciting time of year for faculty and staff. We are eager to greet our students the week of August 26th. As always, we continue our commitment to student success. This fall, we have many programs of study for students to pursue. There is something for everyone. Whether young or old, I am confident we have a course or two that will meet your interest. In addition to our programs of study, we have many other events and services available to you on our campus. Come see one of our plays or attend a concert. Let us do the cooking for you; visit Café 64 for lunch or dinner and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our students. For sports fans, come and cheer-on our Trojans at soccer, volleyball, and basketball games. To get into the spirit of fall, bring your family to the Fall Family Fun Fest on Sept. 28. I look forward to seeing you around the campus or at some of the events on campus this fall. Triton College takes great pride in serving its community. We are ready to welcome you to the college. Sincerely, Dr. Patricia Granados, President, Triton College With every golf swing, participants of the "Sweet 16th" Annual Triton College Foundation Golf Outing on June 20 showed their support of student scholarships at Triton College. The annual event brought together more than 200 novice and amateur golfers for a day of 18 holes, while raising funds that will go toward the Foundation's mission of supporting student success at Triton. Dinner was provided to participants after golfing at White Pines Golf Course in Bensenville, where awards for top golfers and raffle prizes were given out. Raffle prizes included autographed sports memorabilia, wine baskets and a big screen TV. "I'm glad Triton College was there to help support me," he said. "I wouldn't be attending McKendree without Triton and the Foundation offering a scholarship for me to get there. The Foundation does a lot for Triton's students." Senator Don Harmon of the 39th District attended the outing and commented, "Triton College is an invaluable institution of higher education, and I'm here to show my support for the college's efforts in assisting its students." College President Patricia Granados said, "We truly appreciate the support of everyone who participated in the golf outing. It's important for us to raise funds for scholarships to Former Triton College student Jose "Shorty" Torres shared his success story support students struggling to fiwith the audience, thanking the Foun- nance their education. " dation for contributing to his future: Foundation President Tom Olson exTorres had low grades throughout his pressed his gratitude. “A kind thank high school career but had dreams of you goes out to all supporters who going to college. Attending a fourparticipated in this year’s event,” he year university out of high school was- said. “Their generosity and commitn't an option for the teenager who ment to the Foundation keeps the also had financial issues. Triton College Foundation strong and a powerful would be his second chance at life. source to help students experience Joining Triton's wrestling team, Torres a bright future.” developed a support system of coaches Major sponsors included American and teammates who pushed him to Digital, Joe Rizza Automotive and achieve. Torres graduated from Triton the West Central Municipal Conwith a 3.5 GPA and received an athference. letic and academic scholarship to attend McKendree University. Individual and corporate sponsorships are also available. Please call for more info. Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu 7 3 Did You Know? Former MLB player Lou Collier is a Triton alumnus! Former Trojan and seven-year professional ballplayer Lou Collier stopped by his alma mater on June 8 to participate in the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association’s (MLBPAA) free Legends of Youth Clinic, sponsored by the Hanover Insurance Group. About 150 children attended the free baseball clinic, as Collier spoke on the importance of an education and showed them a few fundamentals of the game. Collier is a Chicago native who transferred to Triton his sophomore year in 1993 and was a standout on a Trojan squad that finished 56-9 and second at the NJCAA Division I World Series. “We had a really good run that season and it’s always special to come back to your roots where it all started,” the 39 year-old Collier said. “I’ve been back at Triton many times to help the team whenever Coach (Bob) Symonds asked me to, and now, I’m back here helping our youth.” In the 1993 season for the Trojans, Collier was a first team NJCAA All-American and ranked in the top 10 in the nation, in hitting. Later that summer, Collier was drafted in the 31st round by the Pittsburgh Pirates and made his Major League debut on June 28, 1997, after a three-year minor league stint. Collier played two seasons with the Pirates before joining the Milwaukee Brewers from 1999-2001. He then spent single seasons with the Montreal Expos (2002), Boston Red Sox (2003) and Philadelphia Phillies (2004). Collier then went on to play in Korea for another two seasons before retiring in 2007. Today, Collier who lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood, is a scout for the Kansas City Former professional baseball player and Triton College alum Lou Royals. He also stays busy helping area youth Collier (center) stands with Triton College Athletic Director Harry through the Lou Collier Baseball Association. McGinnis (left) and Head Baseball Coach Harry Torgerson at the MLBPAA's Legends of Youth Baseball Clinic held at Triton College. Created by Collier in 1992, the organization uses baseball to surround Chicago youth He was also named NJCAA Player of the with positive role models and mentors giving Year, First Team All-Region IV and Region IV them the tools necessary to be successful in MVP, along with being an all-tournament se- life. lection at the NJCAA Division I World Series. “Anytime I can share what I’ve learned from “It was an extraordinary year, and for me playing baseball or give anything to help see coming in as a transfer, everyone I dealt with a kid improve or to help them be successful is at Triton welcomed me with open arms and always great,” Collier said. “Giving back is made me feel like I was at home,” he said. what it’s all about.” Triton Athletics Men’s and women’s track and field returns to Triton athletic lineup The Triton College Athletics Department is proud to announce the re-launch of intercollegiate men’s and women’s track and field to begin competition in the spring of 2014. The program makes its return after a 20-year absence. “We’re very excited about bringing track and field back,” said Triton College Athletic Director Harry McGinnis, who is currently searching for a head coach for the program. “For us to add sports at a time when many institutions are removing them, shows Triton’s commitment to athletics. With the addition of track and field, we hope we can have a team ready to compete next spring.” have an outdoor track on campus, the team will use the existing facilities at Triton for practices, along with partnering with the village of Melrose Park to use their track when needed. The addition of men’s and women’s track and field makes them the ninth and 10th intercollegiate sports offerings respectively at Triton and adds to a diverse lineup of sports that includes baseball, basketball, soccer and wrestling for the men; and basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball for the women. Get involved with Triton’s golden anniversary It’s coming … and before you know it, Triton College’s 50th Anniversary Celebration will be here! Join in the planning by serving on the 50th Anniversary committee, sharing ideas and/or donating Triton memorabilia to prepare for the 2014 festivities. Look for more ways to participate in the planning of this milestone in the next issue of Page One! For more information on Triton College Athletics or the track and field head coachTriton competed in men’s track and field ing position, visit www.triton.edu/athletics from 1969-94 and in women’s track and field or call Athletic Director Harry McGinnis at from 1979-94. Even though Triton does not (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3784. 1964-2014 4 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu Program Spotlight New Horticulture programs at Triton align with urban living The terms “agriculture” and “rural” are synonymous. But in today’s world, living in an urban community doesn’t deter individuals from practicing sustainable agriculture. From green roofs on top of some of Chicago’s highest buildings to locally grown fruits and vegetables sold at community farmer’s markets, sustainable agriculture isn’t limited to farms. Triton College’s Horticulture Department is set to educate students on the latest trends in sustainable agriculture with several new programs that incorporate lessons in urban food production slated for the fall 2013 curriculum. The Sustainable Agroecology certificate will provide students with the practical skills to use sustainable practices to positively influence the quality of natural ecosystems and the human environment. The Sustainable Food Production certificate is designed for learners who wish to focus on how to produce nutritional food crops and look at governmental policies and regulations which control production of nutritious food products. Also in the fall, Triton will offer two new associate’s degrees. The Sustainable Agriculture Technology degree, which is a first for Illinois community colleges and is made possible through a grant from the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will prepare students to manage an environmentally sound and sustainable urban food production system. And a degree in Sustainable Landscape Practices, which complements Triton’s sustainable landscape certificate program, will teach on sustainable landscape features and practices, including soil and water conservation, use of fertilizers and pesticides, as well as the infrastructure enhancements of green roofs and xeriscaping. Upon completing the program, graduates can go on to work as a landscaping, horticulture or entomology technician. Triton College also offers an associate’s degree in Horticulture and certificates in Floral Design, Grounds Maintenance, Landscape Design and Sustainable Landscape Practices. For more information, visit www.triton.edu/Horticulture-Description or call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550. SUSTAINABLE HORTICULTURE GR PLAN OW T A S E E D YO U R FU T U RE School of Continuing Education continues its Cultural Heritage Series with third installment From art to cuisine, and now to traditions, Triton College’s School of Continuing Education will offer a third installment to its popular Cultural Heritage Series, meant to explore and celebrate various cultures. By way of a partnership with Cantata Adult Life Services in Brookfield, the traditions of three different cultures will be highlighted in classes to start fall 2013: MEXICAN TRADITION Meets: 10 a.m. to noon, every Wednesday from Aug. 28 to Oct. 9, at Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, IL; Cost: $99 ITALIAN TRADITION In every Italian tradition, there is a sense of romance and an appreciation of life that is both inspiring and contagious. Explore differPOLISH TRADITION Polish holidays and customs reflect this culture’s hardworking but light-hearted spirit. Explore Polish national holidays, including Konstytucja Trzeciego Maja (Constitution Day), Dzien Wojska Polskiego (Armed Forces Day), Swieto Niepodleglosci (Independence Day), Smingus Dyngus Day (Easter Monday) and Mikolajki – when Santa Claus gives presents to children. Meets: 10 a.m. to noon, every Saturday from Oct. 19 to Dec. 7, at Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, IL; Cost: $99 To register, contact the Triton College School of Continuing Education at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500 or visit www.triton.edu/ce. Traditional Mexican holidays tell stories about important historical events as well as celebrate long-held religious beliefs. Explore the most important festivals and celebrations in Mexican culture, including Cinco de Mayo, El Grito de Independencia (Mexican Independence Day), Los Dios de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Las Posadas (The Shelter). ent celebrations that take place throughout the year, including Capodanno (New Year’s Day), Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day), Ognissanti (All Saints’ Day), Pasquetta (Easter Monday) and some of the feast days of Santo Patronos (Patron Saints). Meets: 10 a.m. to noon, every Saturday from Aug. 31 to Oct. 12, at Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, IL; Cost: $99 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu 5 Fall favorites coming to Triton College Triton College is all about community, stop by these Triton fall events meant to educate, engage and entertain you. FUTURE FOCUS COLLEGE FAIR Get a jumpstart on your education at the annual Future Focus college fair on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Hosted by Triton College, the fair will run from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Robert M. Collins Center and will feature about 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Organizers of the fair share what makes it worth attending. What is the purpose of this event? Future Focus provides an opportunity for area high school students and anyone interested in obtaining an associate’s degree or higher to meet with representatives of institutions from throughout the country. Students can learn about the financial aid process, various programs offered at different locations and financial planning. How important is it to research colleges? When should students start? It’s never too early to begin planning for your educational future! College is about finding the right fit. Whether students want to attend a community college, large public or private university, the college search process helps students to find the right college for them. Future Focus helps in that search process by bringing in institutions from across the country to one location! Will Triton College have a presence at the college fair? We most certainly will! Representatives from our Admissions team, as well as various academic programs, will be there to discuss job preparation and transfer opportunities available through our University Center, where students can pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree from one of our university partners without leaving Triton’s campus. For more information on Future Focus, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130 or visit www.triton.edu/futurefocus for an updated list of participating colleges and universities. FALL FAMILY FUN FEST If you’re looking for a good time for the whole family this fall, look no further with Fall Family Fun Fest returning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. We spoke with the organizers of the event for the scoop on what to expect this year. What’s so fun about Fall Family Fun Fest? Fall Family Fun Fest is a great opportunity free to community residents to visit Triton’s campus and explore our beautiful botanical gardens. Activities, such as the pumpkin patch, corn maze, and straw maze, provide for a unique atmosphere, in addition to the amazing treats and food for sale prepared by our Hospitality Program. With Triton being a community college, is there an educational side to the fest? Absolutely! Many of our activities provide a fun and exciting way to learn about educational programming available right here at Triton – like learning math concepts by measuring pumpkins and building with Legos™ to understand engineering technology. We’ll have a ton of activities to entertain and educate the entire family. I hear you have pumpkins at the event. Are they for sale? They sure are! Guests can select a pumpkin to purchase, or children can receive a free one to take home through an activity. What few people know is that many of our pumpkins are grown right here on campus by our Horticulture Department. Last year, they grew a giant pumpkin weighing more than 500 lbs. Come see how big of a pumpkin they’ll grow this year! For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3220, or visit www.triton.edu. Explore Triton College, discover success SUPER SATURDAY On Saturday, Aug. 17, students can take placement exams, complete the orientation process, meet with academic counselors and register for fall 2013 classes in one day at Super Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center. Students can also complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To R.S.V.P., call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. DISCOVER TRITON Prospective and current students can learn about programs at Discover Triton: Explore Your Opportunities series. Each month a new area of study is featured, providing a tour of the program’s classrooms, a meet and greet with faculty and information about the admission and financial aid process to enroll at Triton. The first session of the season kicks off on Oct. 15, and will explore the School of Business and Technology. On Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, the School of Health Careers and the School of Arts and Sciences, respectively, will be highlighted. Our event begins at 6 p.m. in Room B-130A in the Student Center. Reservations are recommended. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130, or e-mail email@example.com. FALL COLLEGE VISIT DAY High school students interested in learning more about Triton should attend Fall College Visit Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 on campus. Prospective students can learn about the college experience, tour Triton’s campus, attend information sessions on a variety of topics and talk to financial aid and admission representatives on how to successfully enroll in college. Registration is required by calling (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130, or visiting www.triton.edu/visitday/fall. 6 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu Keeping up with Triton’s alumni ‘Back home’ at Alumni Family Picnic Moms and dads, sons and daughters and old friends returned to their alma mater to share a bit of their past with their families. The inaugural Alumni Family Picnic welcomed families on campus for fun and games on June 8, as Triton graduates reminisced with their family members about their time at Triton. Radiologic Technology graduate Sheree Owens, class of 2005, currently resides in Carbondale, but was in the neighborhood that weekend and brought her daughter, infant son and nephew to show them her old stomping grounds and to partake in the activities. “I loved my time at Triton and wanted to show my children where I went to school,” she said. “This is a really great event to share with my children.” Activities, such as face painting, a bags tournament, bingo, a scavenger hunt, a caricature artist and more, entertained the near 150 individuals in attendance. Families were also able to catch a laser show at the Cernan Earth and Space Center. Director of Alumni Relations Lisa Scalessi said the response from alumni was overwhelmingly positive. “Our graduates and their families enjoyed returning to campus to engage in family-friendly activities,” she said. “We hope to make this an annual event to establish a tradition for our alumni and their families and children.” Alvin Harvey of Bellwood graduated in 1974 with an associate’s degree in Marketing. Harvey always tries to make it back on Triton’s campus and encourages his children to do the same. He has a son and daughter who graduated from Triton, and another son who currently attends the school. “We have a long line of Triton graduates – my granddaughter plans to come here,” he said. “It’s a wonderful school to kick start your education.” Recent graduate Kevin Roemer said Triton was the start of his success. After receiving a scholarship, he now attends ITT. He attended the event to catch up with friends. “It’s good to be here and see how everyone I spent so much time with at Triton is doing,” he said. “This is a great event for alumni … I feel like I’m back home.” Making the summer camp experience one-of-a-kind for youth in the project) and how to fix problems with their codes. “We made an animation of a girl riding a horse, and it went crazy,” Anabelle said of a project that didn’t go as anticipated. “But if the animations go crazy, it’s fun to fix.” Sam, 10, is well-versed in Scratch but wanted to Triton College's GADgET girls stand with their one-of-kind creations following their learn more at the camp. four-day experience with GADgET Camp. He’s interested in comCamp Triton provided children several opportuputer animation. “I like this class,” he said “I nities this summer to explore various career like that I get to make friends and work on a fields with a STEM focus (science, technology, computer to create my own animations.” engineering and mathematics). WaterBotics and GADgET Camp both returned Scratch Camp was a new experience this year. this year to a full session of children ages 8 to The four-day camp combined mathematical 14. WaterBotics had youth using math, science and computational ideas to teach children how and technology to design, build and program to create computer animations and games LEGO™ robots to swim underwater. GADgET using the visual programming language Camp introduced girls ages 12 to 16 to engiScratch. neering technology – a male-dominated indusComputer Information Systems faculty Khallai try – through hands-on projects, female role Taylor led the camp of 20 children. “I love see- models currently working or studying in the ing how engaged they are with the program,” field and site visits to manufacturing compashe said. “Not only are they able to create ani- nies. GADgET Camp has been featured by CNN mations through codes in this program, but and in the “New York Times.” when they are finished, they are able to show Also this summer, Triton College served as the off their creations online to the world.” host site for the Des Plaines Valley Region CaAnabelle, 9, and Anna, 10, learned what a reer Summer Camps, where youth learned “sprite” is (the object that performs an action about careers in hospitality, forensics science and healthcare through hands-on activities taught by Triton’s experienced faculty. Oak Park-River Forest student Emilio Moscosa learned to cook various ethnic dishes at the “What’s Cooking?” session. “I like that I can meet new people and learn new dishes to try at home,” he said. “I’m not sure if I want to become a chef, but being here, I’m learning there are career options for me that relate to cooking.” In the “Mythbusters” session, students learned how crimes are solved through simulated blood splatter and footprint impressions. Samantha Sosnowski, a student at Proviso Math and Science Academy, is often captivated by the forensic science TV shows of “CSI” and “Bones,” thus she wanted to get an idea of what it’d be like to work in the industry. “This is nothing like the TV shows,” she acknowledged, “but it is science and I want a career in science.” A student works with the visual programming language Scratch in Triton’s summer camp. Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu 7 2000 Fifth Ave. River Grove, IL 60171 NONPROFIT ORG. 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(708) 583-3100 or (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3372, www.triton.edu/cernan Classes begin! Cernan Earth and Space Center Public Shows, Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. (except Aug. 17 for the Monthly Skywatch) and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 and 3 p.m. Sundays. Admission ranges from $8 to $10 for adults and $4 to $5 for children and senior citizens. (708) 583-3100 or (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3372, www.triton.edu/cernan Future Focus College Fair, 7 to 9 p.m., Robert M. Collins Center. www.triton.edu/futurefocus Fall Family Fun Fest, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Triton College Botanical Gardens Discover Triton: Business & Technology, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Room B-130A of the Student Center. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot! Fall College Visit Day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Triton College Student Center Sept. 24 Sept. 28 Oct. 15 Oct. 26 It’s never too late to pursue a degree in search of a new career opportunity! Let Triton College prepare you for success with a quality education that employers seek out, putting you on the path to a more fulfilling career. Register now for fall 2013 courses! Classes begin Aug. 26. Register in person from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in the Student Center on Triton’s campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. Financial assistance is available. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130, or visit http://MyTriton.triton.edu to register. 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