Page One: Volume 8, Issue 5 • January/February 2014
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A Message from Our Chairman To the Triton College Community: Each year, as winter winds its way down (thankfully!) and spring approaches, our property tax bills arrive in the mail. With the extremely harsh weather this winter has brought, the arrival of our tax bills is one more harsh reality we have to deal with. We at Triton College understand that, while our economy has seen some slight improvement, there is still a long way to go before we can say that we’ve experienced economic recovery. Your Triton College Board realizes this, and we’ve been vigilant in our efforts to be efficient with your tax dollars. As a matter of fact, the Board last year abated over $2.4 million dollars in property taxes to allow our district residents to keep more of their hard-earned dollars. While on the subject of property taxes, I’d like to try to explain a portion of the tax bill that I think may be misleading, at least in regards to the Triton College portion. This year, the Cook County Treasurer has printed information regarding each taxing body’s respective debt on the tax bill. I have included in the lower-right corner an actual copy of my tax bill for you to easily reference. Highlighted are the Triton College line items showing 1. Money Owed by Your Taxing District, 2. Pension and Healthcare Amounts Promised by Your Taxing Districts, 3. Amount of Pension and Healthcare Shortage and finally, 4. % of Pension and Healthcare Costs Taxing Districts Can Pay. Let me begin with the “Money Owed” column, showing $15,911,890 “owed” by Triton College. What does this really mean? If someone were to ask you how much debt you had or how much you owed, you’d probably mention your total mortgage amount due on your home, your total amount due on your car loan, your total amount due on your credit cards, or any bills you had that were past due. You probably wouldn’t think of future bills that you haven’t received or an electric bill that you have just received, but isn’t due for three weeks as being money you “owed,” especially if you knew that you had the money in your account to pay the bill once you received it. With this thought in mind, let’s analyze the $15,911,890 that your tax bill indicates that Triton “owes.” The largest part of this “debt” is approximately $5.4 million (34%) in “prepaid tuition.” This means that students have paid for classes that have not yet been completed. Is this “debt?” In the everyday meaning of the word, clearly it is not. The students will finish the classes and Triton’s “debt” will have been paid. Next, $3.3 million (21%) is for bills that the College had on the date that the Treasurer’s Office collected the information. They were processed for payment but the actual checks had not been issued. Since that time, checks have been issued and the bills paid. To clarify, if the electric bill for the College was received on June 29th and was due on July 20th, the amount of that bill, and others like it, are included in this “debt” amount. Two million dollars (13%) is for leasing computers and other technology equipment, primarily for our students’ use in the classroom. As anyone knows who has “upgraded” their personal cell phone or computer, our modern devices quickly become outdated. Continued on Page 2 Continued from cover In an effort to avoid wasting money by being stuck with outdated technology, Triton College leases (or rents) much of our technology equipment, rather than purchasing it. By leasing the equipment, we can upgrade our technology more cost effectively and not be stuck owning technology equipment that is outdated. All of these lease payments for technology equipment have been fully accounted for in our budget; when the monthly lease bill comes, we pay it. Twenty-two (22%) percent, or 3.5 million of the “debt,” is for salary checks for our employees, approved but not yet issued at the time this information was measured by the Cook County Treasurer, along with pending vacation time and unused “sick leave” of our employees. One million dollars (6%) is for funds that we hold for others. For example, when various community groups award scholarships and provide the funds to Triton, those amounts are listed as “debt” until we pay for the students’ classes and the classes are completed. These dollars are “held” by the College for the student until that student completes the class the scholarship was awarded for. The “debt” for Triton here is to provide classes for the dollars we “hold” on deposit for those students who have been awarded the scholarship funds. This amount also includes funds that the Board sets aside for various student boards, clubs, organizations and activities. Technically, once the Board votes to fund these student groups, we “owe” them the money. To call this “debt” is to stretch the common understanding of the word. Finally, approximately $700,000 (4%) is for various items such as federal student loans, including instances where the federal government holds the College liable for student loan debt until the student pays off the loan. The “Pension and Health Care Promised” line deals with retired Triton employees that the College has a limited obligation to provide with health insurance coverage. The total estimated cost of this coverage, until Triton’s obligation ends, is $1,117,970. This is not a bill that the College owes, but a best guess on what the cost of coverage for our retirees will be until they reach the age when Triton’s obligation ends. Each year, we budget a portion of the total cost based on the history of our previous years’ expenses, so that each year’s coverage costs are funded. Finally, the “Amount of Pension and Healthcare Shortage” column shows a “shortage” of $1,117,970, which, as you can see, is the exact same amount as in the “Pension and Health Care Promised” column. This is not actually a “shortage,” but merely reflective of the fact that Triton College does not have a separate healthcare line in the budget for the total projected cost of our retirees’ healthcare. This cost is included in the overall budget for all employees’ health insurance coverage, rather than having a separate line item in our budget for retirees. On, June 30, 1992, shortly after I was first elected to the Triton College Board of Trustees, Triton College had net reserve funds (i.e. savings) of $5.7 million. In the last two decades, we have performed a substantial amount of upkeep and repair to the campus, even in light of the state of the economy. The list to the right details some of the projects completed over the past 14 years. Even with all of these improvements over the past fourteen years, on June 30, 2013, Triton College still had net reserve funds in excess of $20 million. Year 2001 2001 2001 2002 2002 2003 2007 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2014 2014 2014 2014 Description of Improvements Security Access and Closed Circuit Camera Installation Fiber Optic Network Installation Fresh Water Supply Line Replacement E Building 1st Floor Renovation Radiology Lab Improvements T Building Flooring Replacement Project College Center Roof Replacement HIA Dining Room Renovation Welcome Center Renovation A Building Asbestos Abatement Project Campus Communication Safety System Water Supply Protection System Science Lab Renovation Concrete Sidewalk Repairs Campus-wide Electric Equipment Repair Phase I Science Lab Renovation A Building Exterior Steel Repair Student Testing Center & Computer Lab Renovation Campus-wide Electric Equipment Repair Phase II J Building Classroom Renovation R Building Locker Room Renovation Parking Lot Lighting Replacement R Building Window Replacement Radiology Lab Improvements Science Lab Renovation Auto Lift Replacement Botanic Garden Irrigation System Carpet Replacement Demonstration Kitchen Phase 1 Electric Car Charging Stations G Building Mechanical Air Compressor Replacement J Building Roof Replacement Pool Ceiling Renovation Carpet Replacement Cernan Center Sound System F214 Faculty Office Space Renovation Campus-wide Elevator Repair and Modernization Parking Lot Paving Phase I Fire Alarm System Replacement Campus-wide Carpet Replacement Phase I Amount $600,000.00 $268,000.00 $300,000.00 $1,015,000.00 $250,000.00 $334,480.00 $605,000.00 $52,417.00 $734,351.00 $631,250.00 $197,920.00 $461,149.00 $172,000.00 $123,520.00 $1,127,000.00 $213,897.00 $103,000.00 $1,137,348.00 $678,000.00 $568,987.00 $103,156.00 $889,218.00 $191,000.00 $130,000.00 $232,000.00 $87,109.00 $50,000.00 $75,783.22 $210,959.95 $105,575.00 $19,052.00 $455,112.00 $171,423.00 $100,000.00 $30,192.00 $103,366.00 $1,950,235.00 $5,327,440.00 $1,372,013.00 $1,187,000.00 $22,363,953.17 As Triton College prepares to celebrate 50 years of service to our district Total residents, I am proud to say that through the actions of the Board, and most importantly, through the hard work and dedication of our employees, Triton College is in solid financial shape and poised for great things to come for the next 50 years. I hope you enjoy this issue of Page One and the many highlights of student success at Triton College. If you have any ideas of 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 e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Best regards, Mark R. Stephens, Chairman, Triton College Board of Trustees 2 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu Did You Know? New trustee appointed to Triton College Board of Trustees St. Giles Church in Oak Park, serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ignatian Spirituality Project, is a board member of the Southwestern University Visitors Board, and is active with the Boys & Girls Club of America and the Boy Scouts. Johnson is familiar with the many ways Triton serves the district. He is a proud parent whose children attended Fenwick High School, one of the schools within the Triton district. In addition, his son, Garrison Johnson, attended Triton College to complete coursework toward his baccalaureate degree. Johnson is a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. His professional background is pharmaceutical sales. Today, he is the commercial business director for the North Central Diabetes Specialty Unit of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. Johnson will serve on the board until a successor is elected at the next regular election for board members in April 2015. For more information about the Triton College Board of Trustees, visit www.triton.edu/Board_of_Trustees. Take a tour of Triton’s programs Learn about the various programs Triton College offers with the Discover Triton: Explore Your Opportunities series. The series highlights a different Triton area of study each month by providing prospective students the opportunity to meet faculty and tour the classrooms and labs of the featured program areas. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, Health Careers will be explored in Room G-118 of the G Building. The programs that will be looked at include: • Diagnostic Medical Sonography • Nuclear Medicine Technology • Radiology • Nursing • Continuing Education certificates • and more! Students will also have the opportunity to speak with Triton College admission and financial aid representatives to learn the next steps to take to enroll. Reservations are required for Discover Triton by calling (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130. Glover O. Johnson III Glover O. Johnson III of Oak Park was sworn in as a member of the Triton College Board of Trustees during the Dec. 17 board meeting. He was appointed to the trustee position following the October resignation of trustee Thomas S. Gary. Gary resigned as a result of an extension of his mobilization in active duty with the United States Navy. A strong supporter of higher education, Johnson is also active in community organizations and activities and holds strong ties to the Triton College district. He is a member of Sonography Day named in memory of Mota family members only gave her 18 months to live, she persevered though later succumbed to the disease in 2007. In appreciation for the quality education JoAnne Mota received at Triton and the successful career path it launched for her, Mota’s surviving family members have generously given to the Triton College Foundation to create a scholarship in JoAnne’s name to financially assist sonography students with their tuition expenses. In 2008, Marian Mota, mother of JoAnne and wife of Howard, passed away due to natural causes, and at that time, her name was respectfully attached to the scholarship. Because of the Mota family’s devotion to Triton and its students, the Triton College Foundation worked with the organizers of the sonography day event to officially change the name in remembrance of JoAnne and Marian Mota. “This honor is a compliment to my daughter’s life,” Howard Mota said. Howard Mota was joined by his family for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the event. Also, four Triton students – Brandon Tischer, Christina Larson, Ibby Witwit and Briana Reina – were awarded the JoAnne and Marian Mota scholarship. Howard Mota, members of the Mota family and Tom Olson, president of the Triton College Foundation Board of Directors, are pictured at the JoAnne and Marian Mota Sonography Day. Triton College alum JoAnne Mota was in the right career as a sonographer. A gregarious individual, Mota dealt with an array of people with a kind attitude and warm heart – qualities ideal for the health care industry. On top of that, Mota, who died of lung cancer in 2007, loved her career, recalls her father Howard Mota of Melrose Park. “My attitude in life is to work hard and have a good attitude, and you’ll succeed,” he said. “JoAnne felt the same way and that’s how she lived her life. That’s why she was successful.” JoAnne Mota’s life, along with that of her mother’s, was memorialized with the Triton College JoAnne and Marian Mota Sonography Day on Feb. 1 at Triton. The annual event welcomed more than 180 sonography professionals, physicians and students in Triton’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program on campus to learn about the latest technology and practices in the field. JoAnne Mota, a 1976 Oak Park-River Forest High School graduate, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2003. And even though doctors Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu 7 3 Keeping up with Triton’s Alums Fellow TCSA members reunite for a night On Dec. 3, alumni of Triton College Student Association (TCSA) shared stories and welcomed each other with a warm embrace at a TCSA Alumni Reunion held on campus. The reunion welcomed back club members from as far back as 1975. Alumni were challenged with Triton trivia and encouraged to add their information to the alumni database to receive updates on Triton’s yearlong 50th Anniversary celebration, beginning in August and will include an Alumni Athletics Day in September and a Golden Anniversary Alumni Celebration in February 2015. “I’ve had the pleasure of hearing about so many wonderful experiences you’ve had on campus and as part of TCSA,” said Triton College President Dr. Patricia Granados to the audience. “It’s great to know that our institution has impacted so many lives. “All of you are true supporters of Triton College because as former students, you understand the value in what Triton offers.” Alum Eric Schiffert recalled producing multiple student events and spearheading with the club to implement emergency kiosk systems around campus during his time with TCSA in 1995. “I enjoyed my time with TCSA. I feel like we really made a difference,” he said. Enza Raineri, who served on the Student Senate in 1981-1982, had not been back on Triton’s campus until that night. “I appreciate how Triton has expanded its offerings over the years,” she said. “Students are fortunate to have Triton in the area.” Raineri was encouraged by Triton College Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Doug Olson to attend, a TCSA alum himself. Olson served as TCSA president from 1982-1983. “TCSA has made a significant difference in the lives of those involved with the organization as well as the impact it has had on the campus community,” he said. “This event allows for TCSA alumni to reconnect and strengthen long-term rewarding relationships with each other and the institution.” To update your information in the alumni database, visit www.triton.edu/alumni_association, and fill out the online contact form, or call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3960. ✓ Take senior pictures ✓ Order graduation cap and ✓ Triton faculty wins award for successful partnership Ophthalmic Technology Program Coordinator Deb Baker was recognized with the Des Plaines Valley Region Partnership Award for a collaborative initiative that introduced Elmwood Park and Leyden high school students to the lesser-known health career field of ophthalmic technology. The career field of ophthalmic technology, or eye care, is rapidly expanding, and the project, titled Let’s Go, exposed high school students to this particular career field that is in demand for educated and qualified employees. “The eye care field isn’t as familiar to students,” Baker said. “They mostly assume it’s working for a chain, like LensCrafters®, when really it is a partner in medical eye care, working directly with the doctor doing direct or indirect patient care.” The project involved Triton ophthalmic technology students serving as student ambassadors and teaching high school students about the field. Triton College holds the distinction of being the only accredited Illinois institution to offer ophthalmic technology. gown Receive high school diploma Make enrolling at Triton College next on your list. With close to 100 degree and certificate programs available, Triton College provides a close-to-home option for students looking to pursue a higher education. More than 13,000 students enroll at Triton each year to take advantage of Triton’s small, accessible classes, qualified faculty and affordability. Registration for summer 2014 courses is open! Courses offered are subject to availability. To register, see a counselor in Room B-100 or call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130. Triton faculty Deb Baker (center) stands with Triton College President Dr. Patricia Granados and Board Chairman Mark Stephens. 4 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu Program Spotlight New Year, new program offerings at Triton College Practical career readiness is a primary focus of Triton College’s academic planning and program development each year. Based on forecasts of future demand and research into students’ interests, several new degree and certificate programs are expected to be offered within the year. Occupational Therapist Assistant As the population of people continues to grow and age, the job demand for occupational therapy assistants, which includes the responsibility of treating patients with injuries or disabilities through therapy, is expected to grow with it. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the job outlook for occupational therapy assistants is expected to increase by 41 percent from 2012 to 2022. Triton’s Health Careers Department is planning to offer an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program tentatively in fall 2015 to prepare students for a career in the booming market. Renewable Energy Triton College is carving out a niche in its sustainability offerings. The college will provide programs with a focus on renewable energy practices within an urban environment. Because of an increased interest to become more green, the economy is looking to renewable energy engineers in a variety of sustainable practices – including solar, geothermal, wind energy and more – to help sustain America into the future. The job outlook for a career as an environmental engineer technician is 18 percent from 2012 to 2022. Continuing Education Triton’s School of Continuing Education recently added a slew of courses. From real estate to social media to bookkeeping, there are a number of classes to suit a variety of interests. RES E54 RES E53 Real Estate Appraisal License Real Estate 15-hr National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Real Estate USPAP 7 hour CE Course RES E22 SOC E31 Polish Interpreter Certificate SOC E51 Introduction to Social Media Marketing (in Spanish) SOC E52 Social Media: Online Presence (in Spanish) SOC E53 Social Media: Advertising (in Spanish) SOC E54 Social Media: Management (in Spanish) CIS E81 Forensic Computer Examiner Online Certificate ONL E18 Mac, iPhone and iPad Programming Online BSN C30 Affordable Care Act Information Sessions SOC C41 Introduction to Facebook ONL E67 Certified Bookkeeper I ONL E68 Certified Bookkeeper II PSA C05 TEC E30 CIS E45 Conceal Carry Weapon OSHA 30 Hour Safety Course Creating Mobile Applications Information Technology The college is also working to strengthen existing programs. Triton’s Information Technology Department is exploring the opportunity to add more specialized programs to its curriculum, including simulation and gaming, database development and web administration. Careers in information technology are expected to rise anywhere from 8 to 22 percent, according to the BLS. ENG C46 College Entrance Essay Workshop For more information please visit www.triton.edu Take advantage of Triton College scholarships Scholarships are a great resource for financial assistance toward your education. Here are some scholarships offered at Triton with deadlines coming up: March 22, 2014 April 26, 2014 June 1, 2014 Dominique’s Dream Scholarship Triton College Student Association - Dr. Douglas Olson Leadership Award Automotive Scholarship, President’s Scholarship, Illinois Health Improvement Scholarship, William Barr Memorial Scholarship and the Marilyn Casey Health Scholarship For scholarship criteria and to see more Triton College scholarships, visit www.triton.edu/Scholarships-Complete-Listing or www.triton.edu/foundation. Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu 5 Speaking of Success… Understanding students’ barriers to help them reach milestones Increasing the number of Triton College students who complete their studies means to understand at what point students fall off the path of their educational journey. Triton’s Research Department compiled data that looks at students’ milestones or educational accomplishments in which students should be reaching along their path of degree completion. Approximately one-third of credential-seeking, first-time students in the initial cohort go on to complete at least 30 college credits but the percentage decreases rapidly when it comes to graduation, with less than 15 percent completing their degree/certificate within three years by spring of year 3. (Figure 1) A significant amount of people are still graduating after three years and 20 percent of students who started in fall 2006 were able to finish their educational program by 2013. Also notable is that half of these students completed their degree after year 3. “This data will help us understand the patterns for student progression and achievement over time to better serve our student population,” said Shelley Tiwari, interim dean of Research. “This will also reveal the barriers our students are facing when it comes to completing their education.” The disaggregated data (Figure 2) is important in developing intervention strategies for targeted populations to increase educational attainment and student success. To increase retention, Triton College has rolled out a new mentor program. STEAM, or Students and Triton Employees as Mentors, is designed to help students reach their maximum potential by being paired with a peer to guide and support them throughout their enrollment in Triton’s developmental math class. STEAM is a follow-up to Triton’s current mentoring program, TEAM (Triton Employees as Mentors), which saw success in its first year, serving 87 first-year students – exceeding its goal by 45 percent – by matching Triton employees with incoming full-time students taking two or more developmental education courses. “STEAM merges academic support with traditional mentoring,” said student success strategist, Jackie Werner. “It is also a way to gauge our developmental math class to gain an understanding as to why Triton students are having a difficult time succeeding in this class.” STEAM was awarded the International Mentor Training Program Certification (IMTPC) by the College Reading and Learning Association. With this certification, Triton will also explore partnering with area communities to provide training to tutors within their educational institutions. Completion of Milestones by Race/Ethnicity for 2009 Cohort Figure 2 Figure 1 Figure 2 H Building renovations to bring health and sciences into the future campus since 1989. In addition, it reflects Triton’s growth and dedication to providing its students with a forward-thinking learning environment that complements students’ quality Triton education. The building will house such educational programs as nursing, surgical technology, diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine and ophthalmology, as well as provide classrooms for some biology and chemistry courses. And with the health industry job market consistently booming, renovations to the H Building couldn’t have come at a better time. The building will include such features as a surgical technology and dissection lab, collaborative learning spaces and a computer commons area with Wi-Fi capability. It will also be equipped with sophisticated tools and equipment used by today’s professionals in the health industry and sciences fields. The projected opening date of the building is fall 2015. SWIMMING POOL CURRENTLY BEING REMODELED Triton College is remodeling its swimming pool, which is expected to be finalized in April. The new pool will include a new liner, mechanical systems, piping and an eye-catching design sporting the Triton College logo. Also, a new, more sustainable filtration system will be installed to filter safe and clean water into the pool, while still saving on water and energy. Future design of the H Building exterior. Come March, Triton College’s H Building will be in the early stages of a transformation, when scheduled renovations begin to take place to turn the outdated building into a state-of-the-art facility conducive to students’ education. The renovations to the H Building, which will harbor Triton’s health and sciences courses, is an appropriate beginning to Triton’s 50th Anniversary Celebration to kick off in August, as a new building hasn’t been built on Triton’s 6 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu Reminiscing of Triton College Here's a throwback photo. Look familiar? Answer below. Triton Troupers Circus comes to campus in April 1964-2014 Have a funny story to share about your time at Triton College? Interested in seeing the events we have planned to celebrate our 50th anniversary? Be sure to check out our 50th anniversary webpage at www.triton.edu/50thAnniversary. Plus, you can interact with us about the 50th on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OfficialTritonCollege. Answer: Registration Van. RSVP recognized by Gov. Quinn for offering free tax preparation services moderate-income households. The program trains volunteers to assist senior citizens in their tax preparations. Gov. Quinn used RSVP’s collaboration with the IRS as an example of how Illinois families and individuals can save money on their tax preparations. He stressed the importance of the EITC, which helped more than 900,000 families receive $160 million in earned income credits when they filed their 2012 taxes. RSVP has been providing this free tax service for more than 15 years in partnership with the IRS, rallying the volunteers to help in offering this service throughout various communities in the area, including Melrose Park, Elmwood Park, Hillside, Franklin Park and Norridge. The service will be offered Mondays through Fridays, through April 12, 2014. Senior citizens requesting assistance with their tax preparations can call the RSVP Office at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3895, to schedule an appointment. Participants are asked to bring their W-2 forms from all employers, Form 1099s (interest statements from banks), a copy of last year’s tax return and any other relevant tax information. The Triton Troupers Circus, in its 43rd year, brings fun for the whole family on April 10-12. Watch community residents trained in circus arts take on tightrope walking, cycling, juggling, the trapeze and teeterboard as they “clown” around for the audience in the Robert M. Collins Gymnasium (R Building) on Triton College’s campus in River Grove. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 10-12; and 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Saturday’s 1 p.m. show will be interpreted for the hearing impaired by the Triton College Center for Access and Accommodative Services. Doors open an hour before showtimes. Tickets are $6 (cash or check only) and available in the Student Life Office in the Student Center or at the door. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3383, or visit http://tritontrouperscircus.com. RSVP hosts Pancake Breakfast Kay Frey of Triton’s RSVP and Gov. Pat Quinn look on as a keynote speaker discusses the free tax preparation services. Triton College’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) were commended by Gov. Pat Quinn for offering tax preparation services to senior citizens on Jan. 16, as representatives from the program stood alongside Gov. Quinn at Harold Washington College, as he urged working Illinois families to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) . RSVP utilizes the Internal Revenue Service’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program, which is a free program for individuals age 60 and older from low to RSVP will host its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 12, which will include an opportunity for families to have a day of fun at the circus. Breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to noon, and the circus begins at 1 p.m. Tickets for breakfast only is $4 in advance and $5 at the door. A special combination price for breakfast and circus admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. All proceeds benefit the RSVP program. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3835, for tickets in advance. 7 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu NONPROFIT ORG. ECRWSS U.S. POSTAGE PAID CAROL STREAM, IL PERMIT NO. 1957 2000 Fifth Ave. River Grove, IL 60171 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, IL 60171 ECRWSS Postal Customer 1964-2014 Triton.edu (708) 456-0300 Triton College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Page One provides a bridge of communication between Triton College and its surrounding communities. We seek to build strong relationships with district residents and achieve our mission through the sharing of information about Triton’s students, faculty, events and programs. The publication is produced by the Strategic Marketing and Public Relations Department at Triton College. Please direct all comments and questions to email@example.com. Register Now! For second seven-week classes and our summer semester. Second seven-week classes begin March 24. Summer 2014 semester begins May 27. Visit www.triton.edu or call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130 to register for classes today! Dates to Remember... March 8 Robotics at the Library, 1 to 4 p.m., Triton College Library, Room A-321. Children must be accompanied by a parent at this workshop that introduces youth to robotics. (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3591. March 8 One Earth Film Festival, 2 to 4 p.m., Performing Arts Center, R Building March 24 “Robots, Machines, and Drawings – Oh My!”, Triton College Art Gallery in the through Fine Arts Building (J Building). Art show combines tech, talent and creativity in April 18 motion for all to enjoy. Closing reception is 6 to 9 p.m. on April 18 in the gallery. (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3589, www.triton.edu/entertainment. March 26 Triton College Kindergarten Open House, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Room G-110 of the G Building. (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3209. April 5 Jazz Spectacular, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center. $7 for general admission and $5 for Triton students and seniors. www.triton.edu/music. The events are open free to the public unless otherwise stated. Save the Dates Triton College Foundation Auto Show – Summer 2014 Triton College Foundation Golf Outing – June 18, 2014 More details to come later! For more information about the Triton College Foundation, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3758, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.triton.edu/foundation. TRITON COLLEGE FOUNDATION http://www.facebook.com/OfficialTritonCollege Follow Triton College on Pinterest http://twitter.com/TritonCollege View Triton College's Flickr Photostream Subscribe to Triton College on YouTube View the Triton College WordPress Blog