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What is your ideal holiday vacation? “Seeing the lights, seeing the sights in good ole Downtown Chicago,” JON WARD

“Going to the Bahamas to climb Mount everest and when i get to the top, i’m going to play Super Meat Boy with Scott McKeever,” STEVEN CZERNEK

“Going to my cousin’s wedding in the Philippines to celebrate the holiday,” RICHELLE COLLAMAR


“Going to Boise idaho to visit cousins for the holiday,”

Two students share their love of dance with student body every day Page 6 and 9


Buildings magazine awards ‘ABBY’ to BiC, SSC renovations JORDIN GIGNAC

The BIC won one of the three grand prize ABBY (America’s Best Buildings of the Year) Awards and was featured on the October 2012 cover of Buildings magazine for innovative renovations and modernization. Buildings magazine goes out to over 73,000 facilities across the nation and its’ readers look for the latest ideas on building the publication. For the BIC to win an ABBY that means that it has shown outstanding criteria in architecture and readers want to know about the building. The ABBY Awards are announced monthgrand prizewinners and eight merit winners out of thousands and thousands of submissions that highlight great works of architecture. In the October issue, Buildings magazine had


Building in Colorado recognized as grand prizewinners and out of those three the BIC ranked number one, placing it’s image on the front cover. The BIC was renovated in 2009 because the old ABBY


ConstruCtion weekly

STREET, PARKING LOTS CLOSED WHEN WHERE The parking lots College 5 and Fawell C and a portion of Tallgrass Road (from Prairie Drive to Artists Drive)

WHY The parking lots construction staging area for the SRC large air handling equipment.

WHERE All areas of the north side of the


WHERE The Pace Bus stops along Tallgrass Road and

WHY closing of Tallgrass Road and Scholars Drive.

WHEN WHY Due to the piking of the crane on the SRC. WHAT SRC

WHEN through Jan. 3. WHAT hooked up through the ceiling for construction uses.

directed to Fawell Blvd.

Family: Married to Julie Oscar with three children Hobbies: Playing music a way of life.” Favorites: Color: Brown Film: Music: “What day of the week is it?” Travel: Wants to go to Australia Future: “I just want to that I can doing it.”

Student Resource Center across from


Center across Fawell


For WDCB Jazz Radio Host Bruce Oscar, life has been pretty musically in tune. Since age four, Oscar has had an itch to play music. “I am very blessed,” Oscar said. “Music has been


temporarily moved along the west side of Fawell C.




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my whole life.” Oscar said that he’s always been around music growing up because his parents would have music playing around the house. Oscar’s parents then noticed his enjoyment in music and signed him up for classical piano lessons


at age seven. According to Oscar, he had several music teachers and one very special mentor. “I studied classical music and had a wonderful teacher,” Oscar said. “I was maybe eight years old when I found her, or she found me.” Oscar said that when he would come in and play piano with his teacher, she always told him that he was not playing the right way. “’I used to come in and play and then she said ‘You know that’s not the way it’s written’ then I said, ‘I know’ and she said, ‘Then why you playin’ that way?’ I said, ‘Cause it sounds better that way’ she said ‘You can’t change the music’ I said ‘But it sounds better’ so that’s when she realized ‘Well you’re not going to be a classical player’ so she taught me how to be an entertainer.” Oscar then began his musical journey landing a part in a band at age eleven, which was his group.

When Oscar was in high school he played in several groups and then went on to the military to serve in the Navy band. Coming out of the military, Oscar went to Columbia College in Chicago to study radio. “As far as why I’m here [at WDCB], I never thought about having a career in radio,” Oscar said. “I went to Columbia College to study radio because I thought commercials would be nice [and]

I got some work through that.” Oscar said that it was his wife that encouraged him to apply for a job at WDCB and because of her he enjoys his what he does. “I’m content and more than happy doing what I do and being who I am,” Oscar said. Oscar is on air weekly in the afternoons in the OCC at the WDCB radio station.

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building structure did not lifestyle. The renovation was taken out of the funds from the 2002 capital referendum and was completed the summer of 2012. The building was designed and submitted to the magazine by Loebl Schlossman and Hackl, with construction completed by M.A. Mortenson Company and KJWW. The ABBY award entails a plaque, press releases, logos, templates and E-new exposure along with earning distinction. The BIC has served as a place for students to recognize as a “front door” to


RepoRts TUESDAY, NOV. 13

ACCIDENT A student was backing out of parking lot Fawell A at 4 p.m. Tuesday. another student driving past her car when she was backing out. The second student said that she saw the student backing out but had no time to react. Both vehicles have damage. damage to her tire and the second student had damage to her passenger side and rear bumper. There were no injuries reported.

a home-like environment with Starbucks, lounging student’s needs that are centralized in one area.


ACCIDENT Two students were in their cars getting ready to leave campus on Wednesday afternoon. Both students were parked across from each other and backed out at the same time. In doing so, the two students hit each other. Police reported that there were no injuries.

ACCIDENT A student was beginning to pull into a parking spot in college lot 3D Wednesday afternoon when she hit the car parked next to her. She called police to make a report and they noticed damage to the victim’s vehicle.

Police saw damages to the victim’s rear passen-

es on the rim and side panel. The student that hit the parked car had minor damage and paint transfer visible. Police reported that there were no injuries and no citations.


HIT AND RUN A student was leaving campus when he noticed damage to his vehicle Thursday at 1:10 pm. The student said that he went to his car in parking lot Fawell C and saw damage to his rear bumper driver’s side and several scratches. The only evidence left that police noticed was

red paint transfer on the student’s car. Police have no further information on who hit the student’s car.

DELAYED INCIDENT A student was printing out papers in the library located in the SRC Wednesday morning. The student left the library shortly after to his class in the HSC. When he got to class, he realized that he didn’t have his wallet. The student had his Illinois ID car, $7 and two debits cards. day later and told the student to contact his bank to shut down the cards. Police have nothing further on this case.


ACCIDENT A student was backing out of parking lot College 3D on Friday. The student did not see the car driving past as he was pulling out of the parking spot. The student hit the car driving past and damaged their car. The victim had damage to his front bumper and the driver backing out had scratches on his rear bumper. Police reported no injuries.

If you have any interesting stories that happened to you or someone you know about crime on campus, email Courier News at: NEWS@COD.EDU

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Fall semester recapped, look to the future As the year comes to an end, it’s often a good time to look back

happened, and see where that will steer the future. The year began with the initiation of a campus-wide tobacco ban that sparked much controversy. However, through coordination of the college and the willingness of the student body and college patrons, the once heated topic of the tobacco ban has died down and became a non-issue for most. The continued construction on campus raised some obstacles, but once everyone settled in and parking issues began to ease, the benseating for students and increased carpet aid in adding comfort for the

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student body during their time at the college. Through recent construction projects, the Berg Instructional Center was able to win an ABBY Award from Buildings magazine, the Homeland Education Center clinched a “Midwest’s Best Projects” award for 2012 from the Engineering News-Record. Through renovations, the Seaton Computing Center is getting updated to feature better tools for learning in this changing technology-centered sociof students compared to the original design. The Library will get updates to make it more conducive to a learning environment that works with the college and its’ students with more open

spaces, better lighting and improved resources. Despite early talks of a possible end to the football program at the college, the Chaps powered through and

more food items to meet differing food needs of those on campus. Although there have

team a national rank of 15th and a spot in the Graphic Edge Bowl. The team has had it’s best two consecutive seasons with 15 total wins since 1995-1996 when they won 19 total games. Through Town Hall forums including members of the administration and respective departments, students were able to voice opinions concerning the college. Because of these talks, changes are being implemented based on student feedback as is shown through the addition of

the college works together and cooperates for a common cause, we are able to achieve greatness and the achievements stand for that. As this year comes to an end, and next year and a new Spring semester arise, remember to keep in mind the success that was able to occur through cooperation. Construction will continue, renovations will occur, parking complaints will rise and disagreements will happen, but as long as the good of the institution is kept in mind, the future will be more successful than the past.

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OPINION Not all counselors are created equal

SLC helps with new food options

is my last year at the college. I was lucky enough to work with Counselor and Professor Michael Duggan since 2008. Although I didn’t start at College of DuPage until 2011, when I did decide to begin college, I sought out Michael Duggan because I remembered how knowledgeable and helpful he was when I talked with him in 2008. Now that I’m getting ready to graduate in the Spring, I have Michael Duggan to thank because he has worked with me these past two years. I also had the privilege of having him as an instructor for his Career Development class

This semester Student Leadership Council has had several successful Town Hall meetings. We host Town Hall meetings to provide an open forum for students to have a dialogue with different groups at the college about issues concerning the students. This semester we hosted Pizza with the President, a chance for students to sit down with President Brueder and freely talk about any concerns or questions they had about the college. Also in attendance were Vice President Joe Collins as well as Dean of Students Sue Martin. We also held a Town Hall covering Financial Aid, allowing students to help get the facts straight when it came to how their aid was being handled. Finally we held a meeting concerning the food that is available on campus. Concerns ranging from health, ethics, and religious needs were raised by attendees. I am happy to say that as a direct result from this meeting, starting on November 28th, Sodexo will begin providing several Halal and vegan/vegetarian meal options. We at SLC would like to thank Lynn Konicek, General Manager of Sodexo and Lori Carter, District Manager for so expediently taking the concerns of students and making accommodations where they were needed. We are looking forward to another set of Town Halls in the Spring and are always looking for issues that students want addressed on campus.

This letter is regarding the article that was written regarding what the student’s stated regard-

He was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had and I’ll miss him dearly when I graduate from the college. Whenever I have any issues or need to talk about anything, he is always there for me. He has spent many hours with me going over classes, encouraging me about schoolwork and lending a listening ear when I need to vent about my stress. He always carves time out in his busy schedule to talk to me. I’ve had some trouble with certain people and instructors at the college and he has always been there supporting me asking me questions on what I wanted to do about those situations and how he could help. I have been lucky to have had him as a mentor and counselor. Yes, I have had some trouble in

the past with other counselors when I’ve had to see other counselors when Michael wasn’t available. Not every counselor is the same and not everyone knows the same stuff. When I had trouble with others I would just say to myself “I’ll wait for Michael and make sure I make appointments with him and him only.” Because I’ve had the same counselor and he’s been great, I’ve had great success with the counseling department. Advice I would give to students would be to keep the same counselor, make appointments ahead of time and ask for Michael Duggan to be their counselor. He’s the best there is. Warm regards, Ginny Pappaianou

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The Real Meaning of the Holidays Philosophy professor brings in CCIP student to celebrate Thanksgiving ROSALIE DEASTIS FEATURES EDITOR

COD’s Community College Initiative Program, sponsored by the US Department of State, gives international students the opportunity to study at the college and further develop their education, leadership, and professional skills while becoming familiar with the English language. For one year these students take a full set of courses. The 12 CCIP students at COD this year are from Brazil, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and South Africa and are studying applied engineering, business, computer information technology, architecture/ building technology and MPTV. This year, CCIP asked staff members if any of them would like to volunteer to be a “social host” for one of the students, which means they would commit to one or two days of contact with the student each month, which might include a home-cooked meal, a local outing or an invitation to a

holiday or family celebration. Philosophy and religious studies teacher for seven years now, John Santiago decided he would reach out and be a social host. “It’s a great way to provide a connection for them to the holidays and give them a deeper sense of life here,” commented Santiago, who has his Ph.D. in philosophy from UIC. Santiago was happy to become friends with 22 year-old international student, Tshediso Berries who arrived in Illinois on Aug. 2 from Free State, South Africa. Berries earned his scholarship to study at COD during his FET College in Welkom, Free State, South Africa, a college similar to a community college. Within the next two years, he will earn his Bachelor’s degree in engineering. He is currently enrolled in a heavy load of courses including Building Material, Construction Methods, and Entrepreneurship. “One of my biggest dreams is to have my own construc-


The Santiagos welcomed the Berries into their home for Thanksgiving.


Tshediso admired the buildings in Chicago, as he is passionate about engineering. tion business and contribute to the economic development of South Africa,” said Berries when asked on where he sees himself in the future. Thanksgiving with the Santiago family last week and was in awe of all of the delicious, traditional Thanksgiving foods. “The food was amazing! I’ve never been so stuffed.” He also really admired the sense of family he felt with the Santiagos and appreciated the family values they projected. “I learned that Thanksgiving is a holiday where American families celebrate what they have and live in the moment,” added Berries. “I was overwhelmed with all of the generosity and kindness.” Berries is living in an apartment near the college with three other boys from CCIP. During their free time they like to play soccer together and watch movies. They’ve also attended concerts, plays, visited Navy Pier,

and went to a corn maze for Halloween. He also mentioned how all 12 of the CCIP students are a very close group of people. There are a few things about America that stand out to Berries. “Where I’m from, only people with decent jobs own cars and there is usually one per family. Here, it seems that every member of the family has there own car,” explained Berries. “In my town everyone gets around by bicycle.” The city was exceptionally special to visit for Berries, because he is passionate about engineering and what he’s studying. Overall, America is much better than he expected and he is looking forward to spending Christmas with the Santiagos along with other family gatherings. Santiago is very much into race car driving so the two are excited to go to a race track together sometime soon.


Osama Ai Hamwi’s story isn’t your typical student’s story. Most grew up in a surrounding town of the college with a normal American family life and schooling. On Sept. 26, 1991, Osama was born in Damascus, Syria where he grew up with his three sisters and brother. He played soccer as a child and went to a high school

where students take over ten subjects a semester. Where Osama comes from, the educational system determines your career/major for you. Basically, the scores you earn your future. Ai Hamwi believed he had more potential than these tests proved, so he decided to come to the United States for his senior year of high school. He went to Hinsdale South where his hard work lead him

to a 4.7 GPA. This gave him the tools he needed to pursue a dentistry career back in Syria. So in 2009, he had graduated high school and went on to the International University of Science and Technology, which was around 45 minutes away from his home in Syria. Within two years though, the Syrian civil war currently going on had escalated and Ai Hamwi’s parents encouraged him to return to the states to continue

his studies. On Sept. 10 of this year, he moved in with his sister in Willowbrook to attend COD. “My counselor from Hinsdale South told me that this college would be a great choice for me to get my career started,” commented Ai Hamwi. Osama is now taking Chemistry, Pre-Calculus, and grammar classes. He plans on visiting UIC, Benedictine, Loyola, and many other schools to decide where


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TOP LEFT: Macias and Waldrop perform tandem chest pumping and arm waves. TOP RIGHT: Macias gets some afternnon practice outside of the Alter Ego stuBookstore. BOTTOM RIGHT: Waldrop peforms popping, animation, and freestyle to create an illusionary style of dance that mimicks that of a robot. ALL PHOTOS BY LONDON SUMMERS



PLR publication party

Student-run Prairie Light Review to host party in celebration of new issue of magazine some incredible material.” Over one hundred pieces were submitted and the top rated ones were the ones that made the magazine. This event is a celebration of the different styles of literature, including, poetry, short stories, art work, photos, etc.



The Prairie Light Review (PLR) is an award-winning student-run literary arts magazine. To join, registration in English 2210 is required. For the spring 2013 semester, English 2210 will be held on Wednesdays from 3-4:50 P.M. in Student Services Center 3251. Students are encouraged to sign up for the class to learn about the reviewing, analyzing, and publishing process. As far as the process for choosing submissions goes, the editor-in-chief has the task of removing names from submissions so that all reviews are blind and unbiased. As a group, everyone discusses each submission and casts votes. Wednesday Dec. 5 from 6-8 P.M. in the SSC 3245 will be a party held in celebration of the submissions and release of the magazine.

Photo by London Summers

Prairie Light Review is a student-run literary magazine. The staff is hosting a party open to the public and published artists and writers. Two publication parties are held each year, at the end of the fall and spring semesters to debut the latest issue. All of the publication parties are open to the public and published artists and writers are encouraged to attend. The party features an open mic, which is avail-

able to all party attendees. Guests can sign up to participate ahead of time by sending a message to the Facebook page: or they can sign up when they arrive at the party. Additionally, the party will feature a silent auction, promotional tables for local businesses and

clubs, and refreshments. “I would like to personally encourage students and people of the community to join in at the party and continue to keep submitting to keep the magazine alive,” PLR member Adam Chalifoux said. “Wheaton North High School’s advanced photography students submitted

be sent out to the publisher and released all over the school for free; there will be a display in front of the library. Chalifoux described different ideas of what to expect such as black and white artwork. He is excited to see the reactions of the student body. According to Prairie Light Review Marketing Editor Allison Anderson, the submission deadline for the spring 2013 issue is Feb. 6, 2013. Submissions for the spring are now being accepted online or in person. To submit online, visit the website To submit in person, drop your work

COD alumna showcases art exhibit at Wings Gallery COURTNEY CLARK


The Wings Gallery is featuring Ashly Metcalf’s exhibit through Dec. 13. Metcalf, a COD grad, mainly uses yarn to create sculptures. She utilizes linear lines and space to form patterns and webs. She also owned a

store before it burned down. This prompted her to move her business online and she now runs a website and a store on She calls her store “LeafLee’s Little Sweat Shop” and sells jewelry, clothing, and accessories, which feature unique

and unexpected crochet and knit designs. The Wings Student Art Gallery is located in the Student Services Center, Room 2210. The gallery is open noon to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Photos by London Summers

Left: Wings Gallery features new yarn installations. Above: Artist Ashly Metcalf talks to patrons at the opening reception of her exhibition



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Carrie Underwood

December 12


United Center Country


December 13



Sufjan Stevens



December 15



Indie twist on holiday music

The Killers

December 21


UIC Pavillion

Alternative rock

Talib Kweli

December 21


The Mid





Flosstradamus December 22

Foxy Shazam December 30


Bottom Lounge

Glam rock

December 31


Aragon Ballroom


Big Gigantic

Where Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church 149 W. Brush Hill Rd., Elmhurst When Sunday, December 02, 2012, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Tickets: $16 adult/14 senior/6 youth (general admission) For more information,

Percussion Ensemble Where Turner Conference Center, SRC Room 2000 When Wednesday, December 05, 2012 starting at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Tickets: $4 (general admission). Tickets are available through the 942-4000 or online.

Guitar Ensemble

at (630) 942-4000, or purchase tickets online.

Where Turner Conference Center, SRC Room 2000 When Thursday, December 06, 2012 starting at 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Tickets: Free

Chamber Orchestra Where Turner Conference Center, SRC Room 2000 When Tuesday, December 04, 2012, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Tickets: $4 (general admission). Tickets are available through the

DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble

Where Turner Conference Center, SRC Room 2000 When Friday, December 07, 2012 starting at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Tickets: $4 (general admission). Tickets are available through the MAC

942-4000 or online

Small Group Jazz Ensemble

Where Turner Conference Center, SRC Room 2000 When Tuesday, December 04, 2012, 12:00PM - 2:30 PM Tickets: Free

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Lady Chaps swept up by Cyclones AUSTIN SLOTT


The Lady Chaparrals played a hard fought game against the Moraine Valley Cyclones Tuesday night, but fell just short, losing 57-55. The 7 ranked Chaps were coming off of a 61-52 victory and had won four The team was clearly looking to keep the early season momentum going. The game started out shaky for the Chaps as the Cyclones quickly jumped out in front with an 11-3 lead. The Chaps’ offense time gaining any offensive rhythm with many goals and turnovers. The Cyclones continued their early dominance and extended their lead to 14, half. Down 22-8, the Lady Chaps did not get rattled and the team began an impressive comeback sparked by the offensive play of guard Sarah Lang. Lang knocked in two shots from downtown and had a clean assist to center Melissa Niggins who under the hoop. The Cyclones started

getting sloppy with the ball themselves and the Chaps made sure to capitalize on the turnovers. The team went on a 13-0 run to bring the game within one with four half. Moraine Valley was able to end their scoreless streak and maintain their lead, 26-25, as the buzzer sounded, but the Lady Chaps ended the half on a strong 17-4 run. In the second half of play, the Lady Chaps were not able to continue where they left off in the Both teams’ offenses were slowed down, each going on numerous scoring droughts. Even though this meant the score stayed close, it also meant that the Lady Chaps struggled to get ahead in the game. As the clock ticked down Cyclones took a four point lead with 30 seconds to play. Chaps forward Donna Koerber banked in a jumper with 17 seconds to go, making the score 54-52. The team’s defense had to foul and after the Cyclones hit both their free throws, Chaps soph-

See CHAPS, Page 15

Photos by London Summers

3 keys to Tuesday night’s game


TURNOVERS: The Lady Chaps were able to

throw shooting all season, but the Lady Chaps but needed to do a better job of minimizing their own sloppy plays. again struggled from the line.

OFFENSIVE SURGES: The Chaps looked their best when the team went on a 17-4 run to


Winter 2012 Sports Schedule

NOVEMBER Tue., 6 at McHenry L 62-66 Thu., 8 ELGIN W 65-50 Sat., 10 OAKTON W 65-51 Thu., 15 at Kishwaukee L 52-75 Sat., 17 OLIVE HARVEY W 78-73 Tue., 20 WAUBONSEE L 52-54 Wed., 28 at Benedictine JV 7:00pm Fri., 30 DUPAGE TOURNEY 6 & 8pm (Sauk Valley, Daley, St. Francis JV) DECEMBER Sat., 1 DuPAGE TOURNEY Consolation 1:00pm Championship 3:00pm Tue., 4 at Morton 7:00pm Sat., 8 at Prairie State 3:00pm Tue., 11 ROBERT MORRIS JV 7:00pm Fri., 14 William R Bear Classic tba at Highland Community College Sat., 15 William R Bear Classic tba at Highland Community College JANUARY Sat., 5 at Lake County 3:00pm Sat., 9 at Milwaukee Tech 7:00pm Sat., 12 WRIGHT 7:00pm Wed., 16 ROCK VALLEY 7:00pm Sat., 19 HARPER 7:00pm Wed., 23 TRITON 7:00pm

Sat., 26 at Madison 7:00pm Wed., 30 at Joliet 7:00pm FEBRUARY Sat., 2 MILWAUKEE TECH 7:00pm Wed., 6 at Wright 7:00pm Sat., 9 at Rock Valley 7:00pm Wed., 13 at Harper 7:00pm Sat., 16 at Triton 7:00pm Wed., 20 MADISON 7:00pm Sat., 23 JOLIET 7:00pm Wed., 27 Region IV Tournament at Harper tba MARCH Sat., 2 Region IV Tournament Semi-final T Harper tba Sun., 3 Region IV Tournament Championship at Harper tba Thu., 14- NJCAA Division III Sat., 16 National Tournament at Sullivan Community College Loch Sheldrake, NY tba

NOVEMBER Tue., 6 at McHenry W 66-47 Thu., 8 ELGIN L 55-49 Sat., 10 OAKTON W 72-35 Tue., 13 at Malcolm X W 58-54 Thu., 15 at Kishwaukee L 57-66 Sat., 17 OLIVE HARVEY W 96- 45 Tue., 20 WAUBONSEE W 61-52 Tue., 27 MORAINE VALLEY L 55-57 Fri., 30 at Kennedy-King 5:00pm DECEMBER Tue., 4 at Morton 5:00pm Sat., 8 at Prairie State 1:00pm Fri., 14 DuPAGE HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT DuPage Elmhurst JV 3:00pm Malcolm X Robert Morris JV 5:00pm Sat., 15 HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT Consolation 1:00pm Championship 3:00pm JANUARY Sat., 5 at Lake County 1:00pm Wed., 9 at Milwaukee Tech 6:00pm Sat., 12 WRIGHT 5:00pm Wed., 16 ROCK VALLEY 5:00pm Sat., 19 HARPER 5:00pm Wed., 23 TRITON 5:00pm Sat., 26 at Madison 5:00pm Wed., 30 at Joliet 5:00pm




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» academic scholarships and need-based grants

December 5, 9:30-12:30

» an excellent location for internships and jobs

These visits are located on the second

» a smooth transfer of credit

floor of the SRC near Campus Central.

» NCAA Division III athletics

FEBRUARY Sat., 2 MILWAUKEE TECH 5:00pm Wed., 6 at Wright 5:00pm Sat., 9 at Rock Valley 5:00pm Wed., 13 at Harper 5:00pm Sat., 16 at Triton 5:00pm Wed., 20 MADISON 5:00pm Sat., 23 JOLIET 5:00pm Tue., 28 Region IV Tournament at Harper tba MARCH Sat., 2 Region IV Tournament Semi-final at Harper tba Sun., 3 Region IV Tournament Championship at Harper 12:00pm Thu., 14- NJCAA Division III Sat., 16 National Tournament at Rochester Community College Rochester, MN tba

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CHAPS from Page 13


omore guard Jazmin Little drilled a clutch three-pointer with 3.7 seconds left on the clock. After a Chaparral foul, Moraine Valley headed to the line to shoot two very important free throws. Moraine Valley nailed off the rim and the Chaps Head Coach Cris Cotton immediately called timeshot with 1.4 seconds left in regulation. However, their destiny was sealed when the in-


as time expired. The Lady Chaps were dealt a 57-55 loss.

Apply today and you’ll be amazed how easy it is to transfer to Benedictine.

the game came down to which team could hit their free throws and unfortunately, the Chaps were not this team.

“Benedictine University believes that continuing your education shouldn’t be slowed down by a lot of paperwork. Our helpful and friendly admissions staff will provide you with information about financial assistance, perform a quick evaluation of your credits, and give you the personalized advising that you need and expect from people who care about YOU.�

poor free throw shooting, hitting just 42 percent from the line in the second half. The Lady Chaps will now go on a three game road trip starting with Kennedy-King College Thursday Nov. 29.

– Lisa Darnell Assistant Director of Transfer Enrollment

5700 College Rd., Lisle, IL 60532



Major in Psychology at Elmhurst You’ll find the complete package. Our outstanding Department of Psychology offers you a personal, powerful education at one of the best liberal arts colleges in the Midwest. You’ll test ways to describe, predict—even change—human behavior. You’ll balance the study of cutting-edge theory with its applications in the real world. You’ll enjoy opportunities for sophisticated student research. And you’ll join a friendly community of learners who challenge one another to better understand themselves, their society and their world.

A top college. It’s official: Elmhurst College is among the best in the Midwest. Check out “America’s Best Colleges,� the influential study by U.S. News & World Report. Elmhurst College ranks among the top colleges in the Midwest and is also one of the best values in the region, according to the survey. Elmhurst also appears in Te Princeton Review’s most recent list of top colleges in the Midwest, earning especially high marks for financial aid offerings, faculty and quality of life.

major schools, hospitals, corporations and organizations. You’ll experience psychology at work through hands-on projects with organizations like the Interfaith Respite House. And you’ll have the chance to join our campus Psychology Club and our chapter of the national psychology honor society, Psi Chi.

Get real. Our first-rate internship program offers you opportunities to gain not only real-world experience but also course credit. You’ll complete internships at the Chicago area’s

Go far. You’ll enjoy unlimited access to field experiences throughout the Chicago area. You’ll reflect on ethical and moral issues and address social problems through hands-on service. You can even study abroad in such countries as Turkey, Russia, Morocco, Costa Rica or on the Pacific Rim. You’ll build the strongest possible foundation for success in professional life.

Elmhurst is coming to COD!

Contact us

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. SRC 2nd floor near Starbucks.

(630) 617-3400

See you there!

190 Prospect Avenue Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

For students 24 and up. Adult learners come to class well equipped with skills, knowledge and experience. Elmhurst gives credit where credit is due. You can earn up to 32 semester hours for significant learning beyond the classroom. And you can major in one of our accelerated programs such as business administration, managerial communication, information technology and psychology. Adult students may qualify for transfer scholarships of up to $18,000 per year; Phi Theta Kappa members may be eligible for an additional $2,000.


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November 30, 2012  

Courier Nov. 30 issue

November 30, 2012  

Courier Nov. 30 issue