Page One: Volume 7, Issue 2 • September 2012
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Volume 7, Issue 2 • September 2012 A Message from Our Chairman To the Triton College Community: The fall semester has arrived at Triton College, and I’m happy to see the campus bustling with students pursuing their educational goals. We’re committed to student success and serving our community, and I know that when people come to Triton, they are being guided by our faculty and staff. A recent survey of our community shows that campus visitors have a positive perception of Triton College. What else did we learn from the survey? — Read on! Summer Learning at Triton Triton College hosts two summer youth camps to build excitement about science, technology, engineering and math. A Community Needs Survey was conducted this past spring to help us learn directly from you about what you need from Triton. We were glad to learn that you appreciate the college’s emphasis on diversity and that Triton is your first-choice school for a higher education (Triton had the greatest percentage of any school named). You told us that campus safety, course transferability, job preparation, affordability, state-ofthe-art technology, and receiving individual attention are very important to you. We do a great job in these areas and hearing your opinion helps us focus our efforts and implement ways of doing even better. We’d like to specially thank the students and community members who took the time to participate in the survey. We feel that education is a lifelong process, and we, at Triton College, want to continue to learn about your needs. We are going to conduct an Environmental Scan of our district and region to help us develop our strategic plan for the next five years. After hearing from students, community members, and the businesses in our district, we will adapt our plans to your responses in order to continue to meet your needs. As always, I look forward to hearing from you about how Triton College can serve you. Please feel free to contact me via the Triton College Office of the President at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3201 or email email@example.com. Don’t forget that we’re looking for ideas for our year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary in 2014-2015. Best regards, Mark R. Stephens, Chairman, Triton College Board of Trustees This Issue Speaking of Student Success 2 Letter From Our President 3 Did You Know? 3 Program Spotlight 4 Preparing Students for Jobs 5 Awarding Excellence 6 Dates to Remember 8 Speaking of Student Success… Scholars Program at Triton College challenges minds, offers full scholarships ition, and also received a scholarship upon graduation from Elmhurst College to continue her studies there. “Without the Scholars Program, I would have been financially strained,” she said. “I was able to put more energy into learning than worrying about how to afford college expenses.” Kristina Kravchenko recognized for participating on the All-USA Community College Academic Team by (left to right) Dr. Michael Flaherty, Dr. Patricia Granados, President, Donna Peluso, Vice Chairwoman, Board of Trustees and Dr. Douglas Olson, V.P., Academic and Student Affairs. Triton College student Kristina Kravchenko wanted to pursue psychology, and she knew she would need at least a bachelor’s degree to make herself marketable to employers. But the high tuition costs at fouryear schools threatened her dreams. Luckily, when she was selected for the Scholars Program, she began her education with a scholarship that paid her entire tu- The Scholars Program at Triton challenges in-district high school students to achieve academically and rewards them with free tuition at Triton, provided they continue to meet the program’s eligibility requirements. Scholars Program Coordinator Dr. Michael Flaherty notes the rigorous program requires students to take 16 credit hours a semester (four additional credits than required for full-time students) which includes two in-depth Scholars classes. A service learning component gives students the chance to give back to their communities. “It’s a unique program that encourages and challenges students to do their best and meet their educational goals,” Dr. Flaherty said. To be considered for the program which accepts 60 students annually, students planning to pursue an A.A. or A.S. degree at Triton must have an ACT score of at least 25 or a GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent), high school faculty and counselor recommendations and additional indicators of academic potential. Scholars Program students enjoy curriculum which emphasizes language, analytic and critical thinking, according to Dr. Flaherty. He added the small classes encourage students to become a close-knit group. “This program creates a community of honors students who work well together in meeting their goals,” Dr. Flaherty said. “It’s a positive program for ambitious students looking to succeed at Triton.” For more information, contact Dr. Flaherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.triton.edu/scholars-program. Explore your educational possibilities at Triton College, discover success When it comes to your education, you have choices to make. And Triton College hopes to make these decisions about career preparation and college transfer a lot easier. Discover Triton: Explore Your Opportunities will highlight a different Triton area of study each month. Students will hear from faculty and tour the program’s classrooms and labs, as well as receive information about the admission process and financial aid. On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Discover Fall Triton event will explore the college’s Business and Technology programs, followed by Health Careers programs on Nov. 7. All Discover Triton events begin at 6 p.m. in Room B-130A & B in the Student Center. Reservations are strongly recommended. To RSVP or for more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130 or e-mail email@example.com. COLLEGE VISIT DAY 2 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu Be sure to mark your calendar for Fall College Visit Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 in the Student Center Cafeteria. Students can learn about the college experience from students and faculty, tour Triton’s campus, attend information sessions on a variety of topics and talk with financial aid and admission representatives about how to finance their education and successfully enroll in college. Bring your family and friends and enter a raffle to win a free three-credit hour course. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required by calling (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130 or visiting www.triton.edu/visitday/fall. Did You Know? High school students can earn college credits now! Letter from Our President Dear Community Members: Welcome to the start of a new academic year at Triton College. As I write this letter, the campus is buzzing with excitement and activity as students, both new and returning, start the new semester. Our staff, counselors, and volunteers are greeting campus visitors and guiding them to their desired destination. Whether you’re here to take classes, visit our library, or find something fun to do, you can count on us to navigate the way. The beginning of a new year is always full of promise as students walk through our doors hoping to achieve their goals of a better job, a better life, a better future. Student success is important to us at Triton College, and we are committed to serving each person we see in every way we can. As your community college, we offer many programs and services to students. In addition, we have multiple resources that community members are invited to take advantage of. If you’re looking for a job, Career Services is available to provide assistance. Plus, our Performing Arts area offers a variety of cultural opportunities to expand your horizon and celebrate diversity. And for family fun, I’ll see you at our annual Fall Family Fun Fest on Oct. 6! Whether you’re 18 or 80, at whatever point in your life or situation you find yourself in, our staff is here to help you. I invite you to visit Triton College soon! Sincerely, Dr. Patricia Granados, President, Triton College With college costs rising at most four-year school to earn credit for these courses at schools, many parents welcome the oppor- Triton at the same time. Learn more at tunity to pay less money for their children’s www.triton.edu/dualcredit. college education. Triton College’s Dual Credit program makes it possible for students to earn college and high school credit in specific courses while still in high school. The Triton Campus Program offers 60 different courses for high school juniors and seniors who plan to ultimately enroll at Triton. The High School Campus Program enables academically talented high school students who are enrolled in Advanced Placement courses at their high Summer youth camps build interest, confidence in learning about STEM careers For two weeks last July, Triton College’s Engineering Technology program provided youth with the opportunity to showcase and work on projects related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). WaterBotics and GADgET camps excite youth about career possibilities in these fields by collaborating with working professionals and Triton students currently pursuing their education in a STEM subject. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders dove into WaterBotics Camp on July 16-19, where they used logic to construct robots out of Legos® and programmed them to swim under water and accomplish tasks. All of the camp participants agreed that programming the robots was difficult. “It was definitely a challenge,” said 14year-old Malek Sarhan of Oak Park. “Something seemed to always go wrong, but as a team, we corrected it.” Triton College Engineering Technology instructor Antigone Sharris believes that by introducing youth to STEM careers early on, they are likely to develop a greater interest in their education as the means toward reaching their goals. Camp – Girls Adventuring in Design Engineering and Technology – empowered girls, ages 12 to 16, with screwdrivers, hammers and measuring tape to learn about engineering technology, which is currently a male-dominated field. The all-girls camp featured female role models in the industry and an opportunity for girls to design and build their own “gadget” in the college’s Engineering Tech lab. The girls used metal, cardboard, plastic and wood for materials, and received help in using heavy-duty machinery, like the drill press, to complete their projects which included a snack sorter, jewelry hanger and glasses that lit up. Akeelah Taylor, 13, of Maywood, returned after participating in last year’s camp. “I like math and science and I like building, so I think I’d enjoy a career in engineering,” she said. “Akeelah has always worked with tools and her hands,” said her mom Nicole Taylor. “I appreciate how this camp allowed her to focus on a project.” “The camps inspire them to want to learn more, which ultimately leads them to a variety of opportunities, both in school and beyond,” Sharris said. During the following week, GADgET Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu 7 3 Program Spotlight Preparing tomorrow’s educators: Triton’s Education Department Daphne Farmer of Bellwood and Patricia Miller of Chicago are both graduates of Triton’s Early Childhood Education program and work together as preschool teachers at Bright Horizons Family Solutions in Oak Brook – a job they love. “I enjoy working with children because I love being able to make a difference in their lives,” Farmer said. Farmer’s passion for teaching was fueled as a student in Triton College’s Education Department. Valuable pre-service training is provided from day one for students interested in becoming teachers and/or supporting teachers and children in the classroom. “Many of our students transfer to four-year universities, and others find teaching positions following graduation,” Chair Mary Rinchiuso said. “Excellent teachers are still in demand.” The quality of Triton’s faculty and the opportunity to learn in the practicum setting of Triton’s Child Development Center (CDC) Lab School are just two reasons Farmer and Miller chose Triton. “Triton instructors were warm and open to answering my questions. And with flexible classes, I could still work,” Miller said. Farmer added, “Triton prepared me for my career by helping me choose the classes I needed for my certificate and leading me to my current position.” Students studying education at Triton can choose from several areas of concentration for an associate’s in arts or science degree: Early Childhood Education, High School (Secondary) Education (including Mathematics and Science), Special Education, and Paraprofessional Educator Associate. Certificates in Early Childhood Education, Infant/Toddler Care, Teacher Aide, and Child Development Associate Preparation are also available. For more information, visit www.triton.edu/Education or contact Mary Rinchiuso at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3022 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Generating the drive to succeed: Automotive Technology Program Following high school graduation, Brandon Valus of Plano and David Barnes of Hanover Park wanted to find the best automotive program in Chicago for earning an associate’s degree. “I knew price would be a factor,” Valus said, “but I also wanted a school that would give me hands-on experience.” Both students found this and more at Triton College. After meeting the faculty and touring where classes are taught, they immediately applied for Triton’s General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP), which allowed them to earn an associate’s degree while also gaining valuable experience working at dealerships and service centers. According to automotive faculty member Bill O’Connell, while many colleges offer automotive programs, Triton’s program is one of only two in the state sponsored by General Motors Corp. (GM) and AC Delco. “GM and AC Delco chose Triton because of our reputation in auto tech training,” he said. The cooperative agreement enables students to receive college training and practical experience as an employee at GM dealerships or AC Delco Professional Service Centers, so students can “earn while they learn.” Students also receive discounts on tools for class and train on donated GM vehicles, including a new Chevrolet Volt electric car. “It’s a challenging trade,” O’Connell said, “so it’s important for students to have access to modern courses to meet the latest changes in the auto industry.” Barnes, who is sponsored by Sunrise Chevrolet in Glendale Heights, said, “I like that the program is GM-oriented and that I’m able to apply what I’ve learned in class to my job at the dealership.” Valus, sponsored by Heritage Cadillac in Lombard, added, “With my job at the dealership, Triton has already put me in a promising position for advancement.” Other associate’s degrees offered through Triton’s Automotive Technology department include Automotive Service Department Management and Automotive Technology, with certificates available in Automotive Technology, Brake and Suspension, Engine Performance, Engine Repair and Transmission. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3453 or visit www.triton.edu/Automotive-Technology-Description. 4 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu Attend an Automotive Technology Open House: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 Thursday, March 14, 2013 Each event begins at 7 p.m. in the T-Building, Room T-154. No RSVP is necessary. Register NOW! Second seven-week classes start Oct. 22. To register, visit www.triton.edu/registernow or call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130. Planting the seeds of preparation for growing jobs Offering educational programs for the changing economy is one of Triton College’s highest priorities. The college offers programs for jobs with high projected growth through 2018. (See chart below.) #1 Registered Nurses Registered nurse positions are expected to increase by 20.8 percent by 2018. This translates to an average of 4,238 annual job openings. Triton’s Nursing program sees more students entering the program each year. “We have one of the most wellrespected programs with high integrity that provides our students with practical experience.” said Nursing and Allied Health Careers Dean Susan Collins. (See page 7 for Information Session dates and times.) #2 Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses Just like RNs, LPNs and LVNs are in high demand and students can be certified for these positions through Triton’s Allied Health program. With more people receiving access to affordable health care, a 20.3 percent increase – and 1,273 average annual openings – is predicted for these occupations. #3 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics The automotive industry is constantly changing, so it’s a priority in Triton’s Automotive Technology program that students are well prepared. “Our students may have an electric car drive into their shop needing maintenance, and it’s important for them to understand the car’s components to fix it,” said Automotive Tech Faculty Bill O’Connell. Triton’s Automotive Tech program is sponsored by General Motors Corporation (GM) which donates modern vehicles for hands-on learning. #4 Preschool Teachers Job openings for preschool teachers are expected to rise 37.8 percent – the highest percentage increase on the list of top 30 occupations. Triton’s Education Department offers a program that meets the need for Early Childhood Education teach- David Garrity, Personal Trainer at Courts Plus in Elmhurst A.S., 2007; Personal Trainer certificate Dave Olson, Automotive Service Technician at Busse Automotive in Mount Prospect A.S. in General Motors ASEP, 2012 “Triton’s Automotive Technology program gave me practical experience in the field to prepare me for my career.” Alesha Young, former LPN at Hines VA Hospital, now Staff Nurse at University of Chicago Medical Center A.A.S. in Hotel/Motel Management, 1995; LPN certificate “Graduating from Triton, I knew more as a new graduate on my nursing unit than my co-workers who attended four-year programs. Triton prepares you for your field of study.” ers who have a certificate and/or degree to teach children and inspire creativity. #5 Computer Support Specialists Technology is one of the fastest growing industries, so individuals knowledgeable about computers are in high demand. From an associate’s degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) to a certificate in Computer Applications, Triton offers a variety of programs, including Continuing Education courses. “We keep our certification program up to date and offer classes important to our students, such as our social networking series that shows students how to get a job via social media sites,” said CIS Coordinator Mike McGuire. #6 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors Fitness centers are popping up all over because more people are taking an active interest in their health. A personal trainer certificate can be earned at Triton that focuses future fitness trainers and aerobics instructors on nutrition, weight training and putting their clients on track to a healthier lifestyle. Elena Dicosola, Preschool Teacher in Triton College’s Child Development Center Lab School A.S. in Early Childhood Education, 1983 “I had wonderful mentors when I started in Triton’s Early Childhood Education program. And I love that I’m a mentor now to future teachers studying at Triton.” “Helping educate and excite people about health, fitness and outdoor recreation is the most enjoyable portion of my job.” Carol Lynch, Registered Nurse at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood A.S., 1977; Associate Degree of Nursing, 1983 Aaron Reaves, Auditor Analyst for the Department of Veterans Affairs Office in Hines Certificate in Computer Information Systems, 2012 “My education at Triton gave me confidence in the Information Technology field, with supportive faculty and courses that broadened my knowledge.” “When I decided to go back to school and become a nurse, Triton had evening courses for their Nursing program that accommodated my busy schedule.” Occupations with the most openings in Illinois, 2008-2018, requiring some post secondary training or an Associate's Degree Employment Change 2008-2018 Base Year Employment Year Employment # Occupation 2008 2018 Number Percent 1 2 3 4 5 6 110,739 24,693 34,214 14,656 20,865 13,608 133,772 29,696 38,572 20,202 22,239 17,748 23,033 5,003 4,358 5,546 1,374 4,140 20.8 20.3 12.7 37.8 6.6 30.4 Registered nurses Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses Automotive service technicians and mechanics Preschool teachers, except special education Computer support specialists Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors Average Annual Job Openings due to Growth Replacements 2,303 500 436 555 137 414 1,935 773 653 294 578 245 Total 4,238 1,273 1,089 849 715 659 1 Sources: CareerOneStop, http://www.careerinfonet.org; IDES Occupational Employment Statistics Wage Information, http://lmi.ides. state. il. us/ wagedata/wage.htm Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu 5 My Journey of Learning … about Concord, Mass. by Dr. Allen Salzman, History Department The wonderful thing was that we formed a kind of critical mass of teacher thinkers who had all read the same books and pondered the same questions. One amazing statement that Professor Sterling “Rick” Delano made channeled what many of us were thinking: “Aren’t you amazed to find that there are other people like you out there? That you are not alone?” What he meant was that for a community college teacher, it is often a solitary life, because even if another teacher is intellectually or scientifically curious, they may not care about what you care about. But here, 35 people were mostly In our August issue, we explored Dr. Elizabeth on the same page. Sometimes we even Collins’ experience as she traveled to knew what the other person was thinking. Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront as a memThe workshop focused us mostly on 19th ber of the National Endowment for the century matters, such as Concord’s role in Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholars program. In this issue, Dr. Allen Salzman, also abolitionism, feminism and “big ideas” peoof Triton’s History department, shares the ple like Thoreau, but there was a lot more highlights of his trip to Concord, Mass. as to learn, such as Concord’s role in the Revolutionary War and the colonial Puritan era. an NEH Summer Scholar. I would say that the Concord workshop maThe workshop I attended, “Concord, Massa- tured us as both teachers and scholars. The chusetts: Feminists, Utopians, and Social Re- hoped-for outcome of the workshop was a form in the Age of Emerson and Thoreau,” project, such as a paper, or an item that illustrated how the “extraordinary conflucould serve a useful purpose in the classence of literary and social forces in the small room. As the week went along and I disvillage of Concord” forever changed the cussed my questions with the gifted American literary and cultural landscape. scholars, guest experts, authors, and fellow Most of the workshop attendees hung out a professionals in the workshop, my thoughts lot at the historic Concord Public Library, dis- moved into some slightly different direccussing the many questions each of us had tions and my project, a scholarly paper, has conceived in anticipation of the workshop. morphed a few times into new forms. My The ghosts of some of the greatest writers plan is to finish it and submit it for publicain American literature kept us company. tion to a scholarly journal this fall. Awarding Excellence at Triton Four Triton College faculty and staff members are recipients of the 2012 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards: Center for Accommodative and Access Services Director Deborah Ford, Dean of Academic Success Deborah Baness-King, Architecture Faculty and Coordinator JoBeth Halpin and Engineering Technology Faculty Antigone Sharris. The NISOD Award recognizes each person’s commitment and contributions to higher education. Deborah Ford JoBeth Halpin Deborah Baness-King Antigone Sharris Going to school on healthy eating habits With the temptation of french fries and hot dogs on your school or work cafeteria menu, eating healthy is probably easier said than done. But Triton College’s Dr. Julianne Murphy, chair of the Health, Sport and Exercise Science Department, shares a few tips on packing a healthy lunch that will still satisfy appetites and keep unhealthy cravings at bay. Eat natural foods when possible. Limit your intake of processed and refined products, especially fast food, and shop for whole, nutrient dense, natural foods that provide complex carbohydrates, healthy fat (such as polyunsaturated fats), protein and vitamins and minerals. Eat from the five food groups daily. By simply eating a variety of foods from each of the five food groups (grains, vegetables, fruit, dairy and meat/beans) each day, you’ll get enough of the right nutrients you need. Choose healthy snacks. You can get the energy and nutrients you need by choosing snacks that don’t provide empty calories. Whole-grain crackers, fruit and vegetables or nuts and seeds are all healthy options. Be sure to drink healthy too. It is suggested that a person consume about ten 8-ounce glasses of fluid per day to help flush out toxins, carry nutrients to cells and keep nose, ear and throat tissues hydrated. Healthy drinking options are milk, water and 100-percent fruit juices, plus you should limit your intake of soda. Whether you’re interested in nutrition or becoming a fitness instructor, learn more 6 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu about Triton’s Health, Sport and Exercise Science Department by visiting www.triton.edu/Health-Sport-ExerciseScience-Department or e-mail Dr. Murphy at email@example.com. University Center settles into new home on campus The University Center at Triton College is now more visible and accessible to students considering a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Enjoying its new location on the first floor of the Student Center across from the Welcome Desk, the University Center provides anyone with at least an associate’s degree or equivalent credits the opportunity to continue one’s education, without leaving Triton’s River Grove campus. Triton’s Director of Special Initiatives and Community Relations Lindsey Westley expects this new on-campus location will persuade students to continue their higher education once they graduate from Triton and was encouraged by the strong turnout at a recent Open House event for the University Center. “The new location will help students realize that the journey doesn’t have to stop at an associate’s degree,” she said. “They can earn their bachelor’s or master’s degree without leaving Triton. It’s partnerships like these that allow us to further contribute to our students’ educational goals.” Degree Programs at the University Center at Triton College: Bachelor of Arts Programs: • Early Childhood Education • Applied Behavioral Sciences • Elementary Education Bachelor of Science Programs: • Management • Management Information Systems (BSM) Triton campus line: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3175 Nuclear Medicine Degree (NUM) • Dec. 5, 4 p.m., F-107 • January 8, 2013, 3 p.m., F-107 • April 23, 2013, 4 p.m., F-107 Coordinator Susan Campos, (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3655, firstname.lastname@example.org • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) • Masters of Public Health • Masters of Management and Organizational Behavior Triton campus line: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3479 Ophthalmic Technology Degree (OPH) • Oct. 2, 4 p.m., G-209 • Nov. 7, 5 p.m., G-209 • Feb. 6, 2013, 4 p.m., G-209 • March 5, 2013, 5 p.m., G-209 • April 16, 2013, 5 p.m., G-209 Coordinator Debra Baker, (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3442, email@example.com • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice • Bachelor of Science in Social Work • Bachelor of Health Administration • Master in Business Administration • Master in Public Administration Triton campus line: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3177 Radiologic Technology Degree (RAS) • Oct. 10, 3 p.m., F-110 • Jan. 17, 2013, 1 p.m., F-110 • March 5, 2013, 3 p.m., F-110 • May 7, 2013, 3 p.m., F-110 Coordinator Pamela Harmon, (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3980, firstname.lastname@example.org • Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Management Triton campus line: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3176 Eastern Illinois University • Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Triton campus line: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3848 Goodbye summer, hello Fall Family Fun Fest Fall Family Fun Fest takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to the public. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3220 or visit www.triton.edu. An electronics recycling event will also take place on the same day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Triton’s North Parking Lot. Surgical Technology Certificate (SRT) • Oct. 18, 1 p.m, G-205 • Nov. 13, 1 p.m., G-205 • Dec. 11, 1 p.m., G-205 • Feb. 26, 2013, 1 p.m., G-205 • March 12, 2013, 1 p.m., G-205 • April 30, 2013, 1 p.m., G-205 • May 30, 2013, 1 p.m., G-205 Coordinator Natasha Morris, (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3563, email@example.com Nursing Degree (NUR) • Nov. 6, 2 p.m., G-118 • Feb. 5, 2013, 2 p.m., G-118 • April 4, 2013, 9 a.m., G-118 Contact (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3652. ! Families are in for a treat when Triton College’s annual Fall Family Fun Fest returns to the college’s Botanical Gardens on Saturday, Oct. 6. From new games and activities to fall favorites, such as the ever-popular pumpkin patch and straw maze, families will enjoy a harvest of fun so much, they won’t want to “leaf.” Learn what you’ll need to get started in any one of Triton’s Allied Health programs! Information sessions, which include details on program prerequisites and sample course planning, are available for the following: Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree (DMS) • October 23, 4 p.m., G-118 • January 30, 2013, 3:30 p.m., G-118 • May 10, 2013, 10 a.m., G-118 Coordinator Debra Krukowski, (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3979, firstname.lastname@example.org Southern Illinois University Carbondale Students explore their educational options at September’s Open House event at the University Center. Save these Dates for Triton’s Allied Health Information Sessions Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu 7 Dates to Remember ... Sept. 27 Sustainable Thursdays: Deborah Popely of Green Events Source, 7 to 9 p.m., Room B-204/210 in Triton’s Student Center (B-Building) Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Movie on the Mounds, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Outside on the mounds on Triton’s campus Discover Triton: Career Program Exploration, Health Careers session, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Student Center, Room B-130A & B; See article on page 2 for details. Oct. 6 Oct. 8 Oct. 13 Fall Family Fun Fest, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Botanical Gardens; See article on page 7 for details. Triton Veterans Networking Group: Movie Night, 6:45 p.m., Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College campus Fall College Visit Day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Center Cafeteria; See article on page 2 for details. All events are free to the public. LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS AND PARTICIPANTS! http://www.facebook.com/OfficialTritonCollege 9 a.m. • Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 • 1000 N. 25th Ave. • Melrose Park, IL Pre-register at www.prodigy2020.org run&walk AMERICA’S MOST INSPIRING RACE for more info call 630.749.8316 http://twitter.com/TritonCollege1 One of Chicago's newest 5K races will begin at the corner of Ninth and North Avenues (Winston Plaza), wind through the historic village neighborhoods and end at “Serpico Field.” The 5K race will raise funds to provide educational and economic resources to economically impoverished individuals, military veterans and aspiring entrepreneurs. If you would like to volunteer or participate, contact the Office of Student Life at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3383 or e-mail email@example.com. * Mention Triton College and receive a $5 discount on your entry fee. 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