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Relay for life The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will be held from 6 p.m.- 2 a.m. on April 25-26 inside the old gym. 26 teams compiled of 103 participants are raising funds for cancer research. Register online today at relayforlife. org. Graduation speaker opportunity Moraine Valley Community College hosts an annual graduation ceremony in May where one graduating student is chosen to be the student speaker. The student speaker should demonstrate involvement within the college and community, maintain good academic and disciplinary conduct, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and be a strong role model for the college. To be eligible as the graduation student speaker, students must be nominated by a Moraine Valley faculty member, staff member or administrator. For more information, contact Kent Marshall at (708) 974-5390 or email Essay contest April is Earth month and it is time to consider the environment’s condition and our role in preserving it. How we


behave on a day-to-day basis can support its health as well as our own. Voice your opinion inside a 300 word essay on lifestyle changes a person can make to help the environment, and turn it into Anette D’Silva’s mail box in room B240 by April 28 for the chance to win $200. Death By Food Award-winning investigative journalist Bill Kurtis will expose what is behind today’s rising health problems during his presentation titled “Death By Food: How the American Diet is Killing You” Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m inside the Dorothy Menker Theater. He will lay out “Cold Case File” to show means, motive and opportunity behind why food is over-processed, over-sugared, over-salted, contains too much fat and is nutrient depleted. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at, or by calling (708) 974-5500. Interviewing workshop Information about the interview structure, presenting yourself, how to prepare for the interviewer’s questions and follow up. This workshop is available May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in S223 to anyone who signs up. For more information, the Job Resource center is

in Building S, Room S202 and can be reached at (708) 974-5737 or Juried Art Exhibition The annual selection of student work showing the breadth and depth of the college’s emerging artistic talent will be held on May 1 through the 19 inside the
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery. The exhibition is open to the public and the reception is to be held Thursday, May 1 from 2-4 p.m. For more information, call (708) 974-5500. Asian Heritage Day Asian Diversity Club is hosting a celebration of the Asian heritage with henna tattoos, calligraphy and other activities on May 1 at 11:30 a.m. inside Room U111. Enjoy free food, fashion and fun games. For more information contact Multicultural Student Affairs at (708) 974-5475. Crimes of the Heart “Crimes of the Heart” teams humanity and humor while examining the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. This play will be inside the John and Angeline Oremus Theater on six different showings: April 26, 27 and May 2, 3, and 4. Buy your tickets today at the

Box Office or call (708) 974-5500. Spring concert The Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble welcomes drummer Tom Hipskind. One of Chicago’s most acclaimed drum set artists, Hipskind, has performed with proclaimed artists such as Howard Levy, Kenny Werner, Patricia Barber and Gary Sinise’s “Lt. Dan Band,” in addition to taking part in Chicago productions of “The Lion King” and “The Book Of Mormon”. The concert will be held inside the Dorthy Menker Theatre on Friday May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for seniors and students cost $10 and general admittance is $12. Call (708) 974-5500 for more information or stop by the Box Office for your ticket today. Schizophrenia panel discussion Panelists will discuss a multitude of topics related to schizophrenia after a brief presentation. The event is open to the public and will be held April 28 inside Moraine Room 1 at 11 a.m. For more information about the event, contact Nick Shizas at (708) 608-4121 or shizasn2@morainevalley. edu or Cara Williams at (708) 9745489 or williamsc652@morainevalley. edu.

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