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ORIENTATION

Fall 2013

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SPECIAL

a Courier publication


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Table of Contents

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Know the numbers: who is COD?

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Student services

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FYI: Police, CODTIP and more!

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Find out about clubs and activities & stay connected!

Where to eat, hangout & study on and off campus

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Ever wonder why we’re called the “Chaparrals”?

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Learn the best tips & tricks to get you through college

Lost? Don’t worry, we’ve got a map!

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Are you athletic? Check out campus sports

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KNOW THE NUMBERS MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

You have the resources for success, use them

We congratulate you for PDNLQJDVRXQGÀVFDODQG educational decision. With more than 220 degrees and FHUWLÀFDWHV&2'LVWKH second largest provider of higher education in Illinois. No other college or univer-­ sity can match our academ-­ LFTXDOLW\DIIRUGDELOLW\ state-­of-­the-­art facilities and individualized student attention. 2XUIDFXOW\DUHKHUHWR KHOS\RXH[FHOERWKLQWKH FODVVURRPDQGEH\RQG ZKLOHWKH/HDUQLQJ&RP-­ mons provides academic support at no cost to our students. This is also a time to get involved: the college has more than 80 VWXGHQWFOXEVDQGRUJDQL-­ ]DWLRQVDQG athletic opportunities. :KDWHYHUUHDVRQEURXJKW \RXWR&ROOHJHRI'X3DJH take advantage of what ZHKDYHWRRIIHU2XUPRVW successful students repeat-­ edly tell us the success of their college experience depends on what they put into it. So give it everything you’ve got. We look forward to hearing your success stories.

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WHO IS COD?

31,000 53% 47% MALE

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FAMOUS COLLEGE OF DUPAGE ALUMNI OTHER NOTABLE CHAPARRALS JOHN BELUSHI, actor and comedian STEVEN BEST, animal rights activist, author, talk-­show host, and associate professor of phi-­ losophy at the University of Texas at El Paso GREG LANDFAIR JR., drum-­ mer for Kids These Days MARISOL NICHOLS, actress JAMES BELUSHI “Saturday Night Live� alum, played icon frat slacker John Blutarsky in “Animal House�

BOB ODENKIRK Actor/comedian, plays Saul on “Breaking Bad�

LAMORNE MORRIS Actor, plays Winston on Fox’s “New Girl�

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SERVICES DEPARTMENTS TO HELP STUDENT NEEDS +DYHDTXHVWLRQDERXWĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDODLGDVVLJQPHQWKHOSĂ&#x20AC;QGLQJDQLQWHUQVKLSRUZKDWFODVVHV \RXVKRXOGWDNHQH[W"<RXFDQĂ&#x20AC;QG\RXUDQVZHUVKHUH CENTER FOR ACCESS & ACCOMMODATIONS

COUNSELING & ADVISING CENTER

CAREER SERVICES

LEARNING COMMONS

2QWKHWKLUGà RRURI the Student Servies Center (SSC), the Center for Access and Accommodations assists students with disabili-­ ties by providing accom-­ modation and access to support services within the college. Students who want more infor-­ mation on how to take advantage of this great program, or want tohelp out in the center can call (630) 942-­2154 for details.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are here to sup-­ port you in reaching your educational goals and career aspirations. Your success is our priority.â&#x20AC;? Establish a plan for achieving educational progress with program advisors and faculty counselors; career coun-­ seling is also available. Advisor meetings can be made on-­premisis Monday-­Friday starting at 8 a.m., or online via http://www.cod.edu/ counseling/contact_a_ counselor.aspx.

A program that offers job seekers resources to complete short and long-­term career goals. According to the col-­ legeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, Career Services is used for students, alumni and community residents to asist in job searches and establish realistic career goals. An elec-­ tronic job board online catalogues open posi-­ tions, recruitment and on-­campus interview opportunities. To sign up, log onto this site: cod.edu/about/career

Located in the sec-­ RQGà RRUKDOOZD\WKH Learning Commons is a meca for academic aid. Tutoring services, Flexible Learning courses and assistance with Blackboard/myAc-­ cess are available, plus workshops for students taking the COMPASS placement tests. Sched-­ ule a workshop time by going online to http:// www.cod.edu/academ-­ ics/learning_commons/ workshops.aspx

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WHERE IS THE LIBRARY?! The libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main entrance has moved to the WKLUGĂ RRURIWKH65& QH[WWR7KH&RXULHU RIĂ&#x20AC;FH ,I\RX¡UHFRPLQJIURPWKHFDIHWHULDWDNH the large glass stairwell to the top; or from the WKLUGĂ RRURIWKH%,&ZDONDOOWKHZD\ZHVW until you hit the entrance. Hours for the library are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.


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FYI PUT IT OUT: TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS College of DuPage became a smoke-­free cam-­ pus last fall. According to college President, Dr. Breuder, universities nation-­wide have implemented a tobacco ban on their campus-­ es as well. The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ban on tobacco stems from reiterating healthy lifestyle choices, providing a cleaner learning environment and enhancing the overall COD experience. With the program in effect, it is important for all students, employees and visitors to be aware of the policies that have been implemented.

WHO YA GONNA CALL? CAMPUS POLICE! The collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus police headquarters is located in the Homeland Security Center on the corner of Fawell and Lambert Road. They are DYDLODEOHLQRIĂ&#x20AC;FHIURPDPWRSPEXW WKHSROLFHGLVSDWFKZLQGRZORFDWHGEHWZHHQWKH Learning Commons and Starbucks of the second Ă RRURIWKH6WXGHQW5HVRXUFH&HQWHULVRSHQ 6WXGHQWVFROOHJHHPSOR\HHVDQGYLVLWRUVDUH welcome to contact campus police in the event of DQHPHUJHQF\DFWRIFULPHRUIRUDQHVFRUWWRRU from campus. ,QWKHHYHQWRIDQHPHUJHQF\FDOOLQJ   ZLOODOORZSROLFHWRUHVSRQGTXLFNO\DQGWDON you through staying safe until help arrives.

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ployees called CODTIP. CODTIP is an effec tive way of notifying campus police of an HPHUJHQF\GLVWXUEDQFH or crime happening on or around campus. Using your mobile GHYLFHWH[W&2'7,3 DQG\RXU´WLSÂľWR to notify police of your situation. Shortly after send LQJWKHWH[WDQRIĂ&#x20AC;FHU at the dispatch will send back an instant FRQĂ&#x20AC;UPDWLRQWH[WIURP the police department followed by directions on how to handle the situation.

TOBACCO FREE PROTOCOL: Tobacco use is permitted inside NO smoking of any kind on campus grounds. Campus grounds are private vehicles. Products must be dis

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MEET YOUR MASCOT You are now a Chaparral â&#x20AC;Ś but what is that? ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ALL ABOUT THE COMMUTE

´:KHQWKHVFKRRORSHQHGLQFODVVHVZHUHKHOGLQRIĂ&#x20AC;FHWUDLO-­ ers and at 40 leased suburban sites throughout the newly formed Community College District 502,â&#x20AC;? writes COD Media Relations Specialist Jennifer Duda. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Driving from class to class, the 2,621 students and 87 full-­time faculty and staff became affectionately known as road-­runners, leading to the nickname â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chaparrals.â&#x20AC;?

ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A BIRD

STOCK EXCHANGE

Also known as greater roadrunner or geo-­ FRFF\[FDOLIRUQLDQXV VFLHQWLĂ&#x20AC;FQDPHPHDQ-­ ing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Californian Earth-­cuckooâ&#x20AC;?), the chap-­ DUUDOLVDORZĂ \LQJIDVWUXQQLQJELUGWKDW lives in the desert. These feathered friends thrive in shrubby, cactus-­lined areas, and feed on venomous prey, such as snakes, scorpions and carrion or roadkill. They may be tall and chicken-­like, but chaparral exhibit the power of teamwork. When they band together with their strong beaks, they are able to kill and eat rattlesnakes. Yum.

WHERE ARE THEY?

6DGO\\RXZRQ¡WĂ&#x20AC;QGWRR many real chaparral around DuPage county. They are the state bird of New Mexico and mainly found in the arid Southwest U.S.

ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A CARTOON

Yes. That â&#x20AC;&#x153;meep-­meepâ&#x20AC;?-­ing Looney Tune Road Runner also is a chaparral. And, yes, the real chaparral is fast, but not coyote fast. Of all birds that can Ă \LWLVWKH fastest runner at 23 mph, but a real coyote can do 43 mph. WARNER BROS.

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Last spring, COD added an 8-­foot-­tall Chaparral statue to its lawn ornaments. The bronze tribute to our campus bird, sculpted by Matthew Placzek, greets vis-­ itors entering on the north side, near the Student Services Center. Student Lead-­ ership Council helped fund the project.

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HANG OUT COMPASS HILL

THE LIVING ROOM

SCC

SEATING AREAS

Find your space and spend time on campus Finding your ideal studying territory is a great way to have a successful first year and earn some awesome grades. It is crucial that a study spot (or spots) is regularly available, free of distractions, comfortable, and well lit. Having a location you can utilize for schoolwork is also a place where you can recollect yourself and take a breather. Some students prefer an indoor area that’s cool and dry, while others might prefer a spot in the grass under the sun. Wherever it is, discovering your favorite study zone on campus is the perfect first step to making your first year count. Some of our top picks to relax and hit the books include Compass Hill (outside of the SRC South and the cafeteria), the “living room” where the Campus Central desk is located in the SSC, the freshly-renovated SCC building, the Atrium, and the Student Life Lounge in SSC 1200. Of course there is also the brand new library, a typical choice for most students, so we recommend taking advantage of other locations in order to get a nice dose of the college’s beauty. Additionally, there are countless lounge areas and quiet spots with couches, tables, vending machines, and outlets for your laptops all over the college that provide the perfect place to get some work done or socialize. So, good luck on your journey of claiming a hangout spot; we promise it will be worth it!

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Santa Fe Restaurant

Flips Beef

Santa Fe, an American/Mexican restaurant located on North Main Street in Downtown Glen Ellyn, is a warm and inviting spot to sit down and eat while enjoying a beautiful afternoon or night close to campus. Santa Fe is a family owned restaurant with two locations that specialize in serving authentic Mexican dishes alongside American choices. 0HQXLWHPVYDU\IURPVSLF\FRORUIXOHQFKLODGDVWRĂ DYRUIXOEXUJ-­ ers and sandwiches. Tortilla chips and an assortment of sweet tomato and hot salsas are free with every tableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meal. Meals cost from the most expensive $16.95 full dinner meals to the least expensive $2.65 tacos Al La Carte. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re served fast and politely by your waiters and dined by the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s laid-­back feel. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a quaint restaurant to sit down and relax, this is a good spot if you can spare the drive.

Flips, a Greek/American hot dog joint located next to the Walgreens on the corner of Lambert and Roosevelt Road, is a delicious way to spend lunch or dinner after a long day at the college. Flips has been around for decades and is now owned by college alumnus, Bobby Margaris. The restaurant serves a variety of sandwiches including classic Italian beefs and gyros for the Greek in you, or Vienna dogs and juicy cheeseburgers to get a taste of Chicago without the city commute. Meals at Flips cost around $7 and include fries and a drink, but the famous fried cheese balls are everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite and for just $2.80, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re worth it. Flips is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and offers discounts for college students, faculty and staff. 7RĂ&#x20AC;QGRXWZKDW\RXZDQWWRHDWEHIRUH\RXKHDGWKHUHFKHFNRXW Ă LSVEHHIFRPLQ\RXUEURZVHURUVXUSULVH\RXUVHOIDQGKHDGRYHUWR5RRVHYHOW Road for some of the best fries and beef around.

426 North Main Street; 10 min. away

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340 Roosevelt Road; 3 min. away

Dinning in? The Cafeteria has a bunch to choose from COD offers a handful of options, including wellknown food chains, when it comes to grabbing a bite to eat between classes. In the E.E. Gibson $BGFUFSJBPOUIFmSTUnPPS of the Student Resources $FOUFS 43$ ZPVMMmOE Panda Express, Subway, Grill 155, Cyclone Sal-

ads, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Simply to Goâ&#x20AC;? products like salads, sandwiches, and snacks. At Grill 155 you can purchase a variety of meals such as grilled chicken sandwiches, grilled cheese, fajitas and cheeseburgers. Cyclone Salads has a variety of fresh combi-

nations to choose from, like a buffalo chicken salad, light garden salads or the classic chicken caesar. You can mOEBTMFXPGCFWFSBHF options in the cafeteria, along with a selection of potato chips that rivals Targetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Grab a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nakedâ&#x20AC;? all-fruit smoothie packed with vitamins and protein

when you are in a hurry and need a boost. Next to the dining room ZPVXJMMmOEBDPSSJEPS with microwaves, a Diji-Touch interactive vending machinea and a coffee machine. There is even a vending machine serving up frozen novelties like popsicles and chocolate ĂŠclairs!

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GET INVOLVED

Breaking the habit

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Taking advantage of lenient 1 teachers

In high school, you might have had a close relationship with teachers who let you turn in an assignment late, or allow an extra project to boost your grade. In college, the due date is the due date; no way around it. Miss it, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usually an automatic zero. There arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t many opportunities for extra credit, so do not assume you can bring a grade up later on.

Relying on study guides 2

Before, you were probably lucky enough to get a study guide before tests, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect that here. You have to rely on yourself to take notes every day and to pay attention in class in order to anticipate what material youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be tested on.

3 Asking to use the bathroom You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to ask your professor to use the restroom. You may freely go, but beware! Some professors donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appre-­ ciate being interrupted by a student walking out. Fortunate-­ ly, classes have a minimum 15 minute interim, so that gives you time to handle your business outside of class-­time.

Sharpening your pencils 4

Not all of the campusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; classrooms have handy pencil sharp-­ eners attached to the walls like your previous institution. Making sure that you always have sharpened pencils will help you greatly in college. (HINT: go mechanical!)

whatever you want, 5 Eating when you want Last year, maybe you were involved in a sport that kept you in-­shape, however many students cease participation in athletics when they go off to college. Plus the added stress of a bigger workload, can lead to overeating and weight gain. Beat the freshman 15; make being healthy a priority.

Rely on friends for class info 6 In the past, if you were sick or forgot an assignment, you FRXOGWH[WDIULHQGWRĂ&#x20AC;QGRXWZKDWWKHKRPHZRUNZDV7KLV experience is new and it may take time to make friends. Our advice is to get a few phone numbers or email addresses from people you sit near in class. That way, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always have someone to contact, just in-­case. But know that you are expected to be attentive and active in class every day.

Advice from the editors: Get involved, stay involved For most students, participation in school has been reduced to going to class and studying. But from the Model United Nations Club to the Muslim Student Association, to Autis-­ merica, to photogra-­ phy, to the student newspaper, COD has an immense number of activities for stu-­ dents to join in on. Getting involved at school is an excellent way to socialize and meet others. That may seem small, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a reason to challenge yourself and broaden your communication skills. Participating in clubs can provide valuable life experi-­ ence whether it be working in groups or maybe in a leadership role. Whatever your interest may be, invest some time in Student Life. Scan the list above; when something catches your eye, visit cod.edu to learn more about the organizations and how you can GET INVOLVED!

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With over clubs on campus, you can meet other people that have the same interests as you! visit the Student Life Department to Ă&#x20AC;QG out about more clubs, better yet, stop by the SSC 1217. +HUH¡VMXVWDIHZWRSHHN\RXULQWHUHVW Asia Club, Casa de Amigos, Chinese Student Club, CIAO Italian Club, German Club, Indian Student Association, Japanese Culture Club, La Connexion Francaise, Casa de Amigos, Latino (WKQLF$ZDUHQHVV$VVRFLDWLRQ(XURSHDQ6WXGLHV Committee, Campus Crusade for Christ, and many more!

340 Roosevelt, Glen Ellyn (Roosevelt & Lambert) We specialize in home made Italian beef, Kronos gyros, and Vienna hot dogs. We also offer fresh salads, a wide assortment of subs sandwiches, and much more!

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STAY CONNECTED

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Kick-off the new school year with two weeks of events, games, music, giveaways, info sessions and FREE FOOD! SAM ORTEGA-GUERRERO

MIGUEL MARINO

STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT

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:KDWLV6/&DQGZK\GRZHKDYHLW" Student Leadership Council is an organization on campus just like the student government from high school. The elected students from SLC listen to other VWXGHQW¡VFRQFHUQVDQGWU\WRKHOSĂ&#x20AC;[WKHPWRPDNH the college a better place for everyone attending. 6/&KDVGLIIHUHQWRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUSRVLWLRQVSUHVLGHQWYLFH president, outreach coordinator, operations coordina-­ tor and service coordinator. Currently, SLC has Sam Ortega-­Guerrero as Pres-­ ident and Miguel Marino as Vice President with the intent of hiring for three open coordinator positions.

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If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re interested in that, try joining this! Business, law or medicine:

Science, health or medicine:

Entrepreneurship Club

Chemistry Bonding Club

The mission of this student club is to learn about the many differ-­ ent aspects of starting oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own business through the experiences of successful entrepreneurs and business owners. Entrepreneurship Club believes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that anyone can join to be educated, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to apply the knowledge to a future career or just because the business world interests you. Contact: President Michael Batts at (312) 479-­0194.

Similar to: Paralegal Club Rotaract Club Model UN Forensics Team

World cultures, traveling:

Casa De Amigos

Casa de Amigos, the Spanish club, welcomes the COD community to learn and experience Hispanic Heritage through cultural excursions and conversation exchanges in Spanish and English. Membership is open to any COD students, faculty, staff and community members. Contact: Elizabeth Mares at (630) 942-­3937.

Similar to: European Studies Committee Asia Club Chinese Club German Club CIAO Italian Club Indian Stu-­ dent Association Japanese Culture Club La Connex-­ ion Francaise Latino Ethnic Awareness Association

Chemistry Bonding Club was formed by a group of enthusiastic students curious about science and chemical compounds. For four years, they have been creating fun and entertaining experiments. The students created the name of the club when they were studying chem-­ LVWU\ERQGLQJLQFODVV%HIRUHWKH\KDGDQRIĂ&#x20AC;FLDOFOXEWKH\ZRXOGJHW together and chat about the things they wanted to try. A background in science is not required to go to Chemistry Bonding Club events. The group welcomes anyone and is always open to new ideas. Contact: Lubna Haque at (630) 942-­2110.

Similar to: Future Pharmacists

Volunteering: Human Services Club The mission of this student club is to learn about the many differ-­ ent aspects of starting oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own business through the experiences of successful entrepreneurs and business owners. Entrepreneurship Club believes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that anyone can join to be educated, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to apply the knowledge to a future career or just because the business world interests you. Contact: Jason Florin at (630) 942-­2043.

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Jason Hyatt (630) 260-­8279

Men’s Soccer Jim Kelly (630) 942-­2364

Women’s Soccer William Fajkus (630) 942-­2479

Women’s Volleyball

John Pangan (630) 942-­2800

Women’s Tennis Jim Bowers (630) 942-­2800

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