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Volume 7, Issue 8 • March/April 2013

A Message from Our Chairman

Welcome to Triton College!

To the Triton College Community:

Take a tour of the Triton College campus and learn how to register for fall 2013 classes during Open House on May 4.

Along with the fact that we are coming out of the doldrums of a cold winter and heading into (hopefully) a sunny spring, I have another bit of good news to relate to you this month. At the February 19 Triton Board meeting, Trustee Thomas Gary requested that the Triton Finance Department examine the possibility of providing tax relief to the taxpayers of the Triton College district by way of a property tax abatement. Trustee Gary stated that in spite of reduced state funding to the College, sound fiscal management has allowed us to continue to fund operations at a level that provides quality education to our students while also enabling Triton to maintain solid balances in our reserve accounts. Trustee Gary further stated that in these tough economic times, taxpayers could use some relief. After carefully reviewing the College’s financial situation, the Board of Trustees approved a $2.4 million property tax abatement at its March 19 meeting. Taxpayers will see this reduction on the Triton portion of their property tax bill issued in the fall of this year. We take great pride in the fact that we are able to provide this tax relief to our district taxpayers. It is not only a reflection of sound financial management by Triton’s Board and Administration, but also of the hard work that each and every Triton employee puts forth on a daily basis. I can assure you that all of us at Triton College are working hard to provide quality, affordable educational opportunities for our students. I would like to remind you that on Tuesday, April 9, we are afforded the opportunity to exercise one of our most important rights – the right to vote. Please take the time to go to the polls on April 9 and vote for the candidate of your choice.

This Issue

I hope you enjoy this issue of Page One, which highlights student success and green topics as we head into April, which is Sustainability Month. I look forward to hearing how Triton College can serve you. Please feel free to contact me through the Triton College Office of the President at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3201, or e-mail me at mstephens@triton.edu.

National Poetry Month...................2

Speaking of Student Success......... 2

Letter From Our President ............ 3 Board Approves Tax Abatement ......3

Best regards,

50th Anniversary Update ...................3

Mark R. Stephens, Chairman, Triton College Board of Trustees

Did You Know?............................... 4 Foundation Golf Outing ............... 4 Program Spotlight.......................... 5 Job Fair .............................................6 Dates to Remember ....................... 8


Speaking of Student Success… Phi Theta Kappa honors society inducts new members at ceremony “I salute all of you for your accomplishments,” said Bridget K. Hayes, President of Triton College’s chapter, Chi Zeta, to the inductees who took an oath of membership. Friends and families of the new members showed up in support of their loved one’s honor, as Chief Technology Officer Antonio Daniels of the Cook County Bureau of Technology served as guest speaker. He encouraged students to follow four keys to success Chief Technology Officer Antonio Daniels of the Cook County over the next five years: building and manBureau of Technology (fifth from the left) stands with Phi aging one’s personal brand, committing Theta Kappa members at their new inductee ceremony. one’s self to lifelong learning, embracing diversity and knowing one’s self. About 35 Triton College students who’ve shown exemplary performance in their stud- “You must become an expert in building and ies were tapped to join the Phi Theta Kappa managing your own personal brand,” he said. “You’ve actually started to market honors society. An induction ceremony recyourself as part of this honors society by sayognizing these students was held on March ing you’re committed to your education… 6 in the Performing Arts Center of the You must continue to build your brand as a Robert M. Collins Center.

student, as a human and as a professional.” Michele Stevenson is a second-year student pursuing a degree in education. She is proud to have been recognized by the honors society. “This is such a great foundation for someone to start their career and educational success,” she said. Inductee John Arnel Conrady agreed that the honor would be beneficial toward his future. “It affords you a better way to market yourself,” he said. To be eligible for membership into the Chi Zeta chapter at Triton College, students must be currently enrolled at Triton, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and have completed 12 semester hours toward a degree. For more information, visit www.triton.edu/ptk or contact chapter advisor Antigone Sharris at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3622 or e-mail asharris@triton.edu.

Discover the poet in you at the Triton College Library Express your thoughts and feelings through poetry at the Triton College Library’s Eighth Annual Poetry Jam and Slam from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. The Library acknowledges National Poetry Month in April with this event that encourages creative expression through words, whether it is through a person’s original poetry, an excerpt of their favorite poem by their favorite author or with poetry books the Library will provide. The event is open free to the public. Love to read poetry? Here are several good reads Triton’s Library staff suggested of poetry books available to check out from the Library: “My Name on his Tongue: Poems” (Syracuse University Press, 2012) by Laila Halaby A new addition to the Library’s collection is the debut work of poetry from Arab-American novelist Laila Halaby. In this collection of poetry, she “narrates the need of ArabAmericans to navigate new realities while giving voice

to old ones.” (Library Journal, June 2012) “My Kill Adore Him” (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009) by Paul Martínez Pompa Also available in the Triton College Library is this collection of poetry by Triton College’s own English faculty Paul Martínez. The collection won the 2008 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize and has been described by critics as “a breathtaking debut” (Multicultural Review). The poetry reflects themes of masculinity, race, and social/political injustices. “No Surrender” (Norton, 2010) by Ai. This is the final collection of poetry that was published posthumously by award-winning poet Ai. Known for her monologue style,

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these poems tell “concentrated yet complex and suspenseful stories, wrenching or liberating confessions” (Booklist). “Completed Poetry and Collected Prose” (Literary Classics of the United States, 1982) by Walt Whitman This book includes all of Walt Whitman’s poetry and prose, including the 12 poems from the book “Leaves of Grass” in the exact form they would first appear in 1855. Whitman remains an important and influential American poet, known for his celebration of the individual themes that can clearly be seen in the famous “Song of Myself” and “I Sing the Body Electric.” The Library is located on the main level of the A Building on Triton’s campus in River Grove. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3478, or visit www.triton.edu/new-at-the-library.


Triton College Board of Trustees approves tax abatement of $2.4 million

Letter from Our President Dear Community Members: The spring season has officially begun and I continue to be uplifted by the energy, talent, and commitment to student success from all corners of the college. This season brings renewal, and I am looking forward to seeing a green campus! Speaking of green… At Triton College, we have a strong commitment to the environment and are dedicated to creating a model of sustainability for our students and community. In April and May, we will engage in a series of events in honor of Earth Day (April 22), including campus-wide discussions on the importance of sustainability and how to incorporate these practices into our curriculum. I encourage you to get involved and join us for the upcoming Community Recycling event on May 4. We also dedicate ourselves to serving our local businesses. Our recent multi-chamber event combined these efforts as we brought together more than 100 local chamber members to learn about green business practices. We are committed to providing businesses in our district with the skills and resources necessary for the economic development of our community! I invite you to learn more about what we offer to our businesses by contacting our School of Continuing Education at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500. As we continue our commitment to serving the needs of our community, our Strategic Planning Retreat was held this month with local educators, community partners, business leaders, elected officials, and other strategic thinkers to help us define broad directions for the College and to ensure we are aligned with our community’s needs now and into the future. On behalf of Triton College, I thank you for your contribution to this important process. I look forward to more opportunities to collaborate with our community in support of student success this spring and into the future. Remember – we are your community college and seek to meet your needs, so please feel free to contact my office at president@triton.edu if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Triton College’s Board of Trustees has approved a tax abatement that will provide relief to households within the college’s district during these struggling economical times. During the March 19 board meeting, the board of trustees approved a $2.4 million tax abatement from funds available from the college’s 2012 Tax Levy reserve. The abatement – which is rare for an educational institution, let alone a community college – will provide a refund of approximately $24 to property owners with homes valued at $300,000. It shall be reflected as a reduction on the taxpayers’ second installment of their property tax bill issued in the fall for 2013. The board of trustees views this abatement as a fiscally responsible position which recognizes the support of the taxpayers to provide the highest quality education to the residents of the Triton district. Triton College President Dr. Patricia Granados said, “Triton College is dedicated to providing a quality education to the students in our district. The ability of our board of trustees to refund a portion of the property tax levy will not hinder the mission of Triton College.” “In these tough times, where unemployment is on the rise, we understand the financial difficulties many households may face today, and we wanted to give back,” said Trustee Thomas Gary. “Our fellow taxpayers have not only shown their support of Triton College over the years, but also clearly acknowledge the value of having access to an affordable, quality higher education.” Trustee Diane Viverito shared similar sentiments. “We are honored to serve the communities of our district and we felt it only appropriate to show our gratitude and support. We are the community’s college.” For more information about Triton College and its board of trustees, visit www.triton.edu.

Triton College readies for 50th Anniversary celebration Preparation for Triton’s 50th anniversary celebration continues to move forward under the leadership of Triton College Trustee Diane Viverito, co-chair of the 50th Anniversary Steering Committee. Trustee Viverito was recently instrumental in securing a $250,000 contribution from the Triton College Foundation to help support a yearlong series of initiatives acknowledging our golden anniversary. As Triton prepares to honor the institution in 2014, a large number of programs, activities and recognition events are being planned for students, staff, alumni and community members to enjoy. Trustee Viverito stated, “We will be highlighting 50 years of outstanding academic service to our district, Trustee Diane Viverito which will bring more exposure to Triton College and the high quality, affordable educational programs we offer.” Plans have recently been firmed up for a formal gala in April of 2015 – which will be the culmination of the 50th anniversary initiatives. Additional information on the various anniversary activities will be rolled out in the near future and the institution welcomes everyone’s involvement.

Sincerely, Dr. Patricia Granados, President, Triton College Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu

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Did You Know? Triton College has a green roof… It’s not too common for a college to have its own green roof. Triton College’s Horticulture Department uses the sustainable practice as a learning tool. Installed last spring by students, the green roof located on top of a gardening shed outside the Robert M. Collins Center is covered by five different types of plants and is designed to absorb water for the plants and deflect heat away from the building to cut down on electricity use. Coordinator of the Horticulture Department Gary Antonich said, “The green roof was created on a smaller scale to show people, especially students, that projects like this are doable. It’s a wonderful resource that speaks to both education and sustainability.”

… And water-bottle filling stations are now available around campus! In an effort to cut back on waste, Triton College has installed several water-bottle filling stations around campus for anyone to utilize. The stations are designed to encourage the use of reusable bottles by making it quick and convenient for water-drinkers to hydrate on the go. Each filling station has a counter to track the number of bottles that have been saved out of the landfills, and so far to date, more than 50,000 bottles have been conserved!

Mixing business with sustainability More than 100 chamber members representing 17 area districts attended Triton College’s Multi-Chamber of Commerce After-Hours event on Feb. 20. At the event, attendees learned about green practices that could impact their businesses as well as their communities from guest speaker Anthony Santarelli, director of program development for the Illinois Green Business Association. The communities that were represented at Audrey C. Jaycox, chairwoman of the Maywood Chamber of Commerce and the event included Bellwood, Bensenville, Triton College President Patricia Granados. Brookfield, Forest Park, Franklin Park/ Schiller Park, Harwood Heights, Hillside, LaGrange Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Mont Clare/Elmwood Park, Northlake, Oak Park/River Forest, River Grove, Riverside, Rosemont and Westchester.

Tour Triton College’s campus during Open House On Saturday, May 4, prospective students and their families can tour Triton College’s 100-acre campus and learn about the college’s nearly 100 degree and certificate programs during Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students and their families will have the opportunity to meet Triton faculty, staff and students, talk with admission representatives, receive information about financial aid and scholarships, learn about Triton's programs and experience "The Triton Difference." Attendees can also participate in a raffle to win a free three-credit hour course valued at more than $200 that will help toward achieving their education. Open House begins in the Student Center, B Building, on Triton’s main campus in River Grove. To confirm attendance, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130, or register at www.triton.edu/openhouse.

Summer classes begin May 28! It’s important to register now for the best selection of classes. Register in person from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in the Student Center, on the west side of Triton’s campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. Financial assistance is available. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130, or visit http://MyTriton.triton.edu to register.

Look out for Triton’s summer schedule in the mail!

‘Sweet’ 16th Annual Triton Foundation Golf Outing set for June 20 It’s that time again! The Triton College Foundation will host its 16th annual golf outing on Thursday, June 20, at White Pines Golf Club in Bensenville. The event will kick off at 10 a.m., with an 18-hole round of golf, golf carts, goodie bags, lunch, dinner and prizes. Golfers may register as individuals for $135 per person or as a foursome for $540. The Foundation also is accepting hole and raffle prize sponsors from both individual and corporate sponsorships. Hole sponsorships begin at $200, and all sponsorships are tax deductible. All proceeds from the annual golf outing will benefit the Triton Foundation Scholarship Fund. To register or to become a sponsor, contact the Triton College Foundation at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3758. 4 Enroll Today! 708.456.0300 or www.triton.edu


Program Spotlight Planting the seeds for career success in horticulture

Adjunct Faculty Tom Elsey and Jim Hallm, a former Triton student, work in one of Triton College’s two greenhouses.

A green thumb isn’t necessary to pursue an education in horticulture. But a passion for nature does help in learning the relevance gardening and landscaping plays in today’s society, from technology to sociology to sustainability. Triton College’s Horticulture Department teaches students the basics of plant care and design, while also introducing students to innovative practices in the field in a hands-on environment. The degree and certificates available at Triton – including certificates in floral design, grounds

maintenance, landscape design and sustainable landscape practices – prepares students for such up-and-coming careers as landscaping and groundskeeping workers and supervisors, agricultural managers, as well as teaching positions. Gary Antonich, coordinator of the Horticulture Department, also said that the program oftentimes inspire entrepreneurship among students. “We provide plentiful opportunities for students to practice what they’ve learned,” he said. “Not only do we utilize our two on-campus greenhouses and botanical gardens (located behind the Robert M. Collins Center) into the curriculum, but we also work with Triton’s Maintenance Department to give our students real-world experience.” Horticulture students grew 400 mums around campus in the fall for maintenance and have also assisted in growing vegetables in the greenhouse and botanical gardens for use by Triton’s Hospitality Industry Administration (HIA) and Science departments. Both greenhouses – run by adjunct faculty

Encouraging sustainability at Triton College with community events Going green is the theme for April and May when Triton College’s Sustainability Center, in collaboration with various other departments on Triton’s campus, acknowledges Sustainability Month with discussion forums open to the public, along with opportunities to practice sustainability. April 13 and May 11 – Adena Woods Cleanup, 9 a.m. to Noon, Robert M. Collins Center Community members and students can take part in the clean up of Adena Woods, a recently adopted portion of the Cook County Forest Preserve by Triton College. The cleanup crew will also work on controlling invasive species, such as garlic mustard and buckthorn. April 15 – Bioneers Lunch Discussion, Noon, Room B-140 of the Student Center Join in a discussion on sustainability after watching videotaped presentations from the annual Bioneers Conference held in California.

May 4 – Community Recycling Event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Triton’s North parking lot Triton College will collect electronics, clothes, unwanted medications and shoes to recycle with Vintage Tech Recyclers and USAgain. The collection is free of charge. For more information, contact Sustainability Center Coordinator Adrian Fisher at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3578, e-mail afisher@triton.edu, or visit www.triton.edu/sustainability.

Tom Elsey and located by the Robert M. Collins Center and the C Building – are lined with flowering plants, herbs, vegetables and fruit, in which some plants were donated by area conservatories for students to study. In an effort to reach a younger audience, the department has taken horticulture into local elementary schools by teaching them how to grow their own tomato plant. “It’s important to expose children to outdoor activities early on for them to develop an interest in,” Antonich said. And because horticulture is synonymous with sustainability, a concept many businesses and organizations are incorporating into their operations, starting in the fall, Triton College will offer an associate’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture Technology – a first of its kind available at any community college in the Midwest. For more information about Triton’s Horticulture Department, contact Gary Antonich at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3550 or e-mail gantonic@triton.edu. You can also visit www.triton.edu/Horticulture-Description.

Need help funding your education? Triton College offers scholarships! Scholarships put a college education well within reach while honoring a student’s dedication to their studies. The Triton College Foundation offers nearly 40 scholarships, ranging from $150 to $1,500 per semester toward tuition, books and fees, which are concentrated on various areas of study. The next deadline to apply for scholarships is June 1, 2013. To learn more about the Foundation’s scholarships, visit www.triton.edu/foundation or www.triton.edu/ScholarshipsComplete-Listing.

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Triton Athletics Winter to spring sports season update loss to Kishwaukee College in the Region IV semifinals. The Triton women’s basketball team won their first playoff game in four years with a win over Wright College before falling to Kankakee Community College in the second round.

Triton Men’s Basketball Team

The winter sports season at Triton drew to a close as the men’s basketball team finished with their sixth consecutive 20-plus-win season under head coach Steve Christiansen. The Trojans were 24-7 this season, with Darian White (Peoria Central) and Jared Dimakos (Lake Forest Academy) earning all-conference honors. Unfortunately, Triton’s championship dreams ended with a

Plus, the Trojan wrestling squad had five individuals who competed in the national tournament held in Des Moines, Iowa, in February: Mike DeLeon (Fenton), Denzel King (York), Chad Kirkhove (Milan, IL), John Marino (York) and Don McGregor (Riverside-Brookfield). Now the attention shifts to the spring sports season of baseball and softball. Check out www.triton.edu/athletics for more information, including game schedules to come out and show support for Triton’s baseball and softball teams!

Helping you to successfully find a career group, where members can share their search progress with one another. The next meetings will be held at 11 a.m. on April 18 and May 23 in Room B-140 of the Student Center (B Building) and are open free to the public. Also, on April 30, the Career Services Center will hold its annual Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. The fair, which is free and open to the public, will welcome more than 35 employers recruiting Triton College provides numerous resources to make sure students are on track with their for full-time, part-time and seasonal employeducation, while still addressing the need for ment. Professional attire and a resume are required for entry. And for individuals withjob search assistance to help community out a resume, the Career Services Center is members and students alike land their accepting appointments prior to the event to dream job. help create one. Triton’s Career Services Center goes above As another means of preparing individuals and beyond to help individuals in their career search, with mock interview sessions, as- for the Job Fair, the Career Services Center will offer a series of free workshops (see the sistance in writing a resume and access to a box on the righthand side for details). “Many database of job openings. “You can pretty people have not had to look for a job in a much get all of your needs met here,” said Rich Williams, director of Career Services. “If long time, so the workshops give them upto-date information that will help them at people see us from the beginning, then we the fair,” Williams said. “Sometimes we forcan help track their success from beginning get we only have one chance to make a to end.” good first impression. The Job Fair is that first Connecting job seekers to helpful resources, impression.” the Career Services Center hosts monthly Job For more information, contact the Career Club meetings with guest speakers and acServices Center at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3789 cess to information to help improve their job or visit www.triton.edu/careerserv. search skills. The club also acts as a support

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Home games BASEBALL (Symonds-Puckett Field by the R Building) April 2 Olive Harvey, Noon April 3 Prairie State, 3 p.m. April 4 Moraine Valley, 2 p.m. April 11 Blackhawk, 2 p.m. April 12 Morton, 2:30 p.m. April 16 South Suburban, 3 p.m. April 17 Kankakee, 3 p.m. April 18 Oakton, 3 p.m. April 20 Harper, Noon April 21 Milwaukee Tech, Noon April 27 Joliet, Noon April 28 Sauk Valley, Noon SOFTBALL (by the T building) April 5 Joliet, 3 p.m. April 6 Rock Valley, Noon April 12 Madison, 3 p.m. April 17 Morton, 3 p.m. April 19 Harper, 3 p.m. April 22 South Suburban, 3 p.m. April 26 Moraine Valley, 3 p.m. April 28 McHenry, Noon

Prepare for the Job Fair Job seekers can improve their job search, interviewing and resume writing skills with a series of workshops offered by the Career Services Center. April 9 • Job Search, 5 to 6:15 p.m. • Resume Writing, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 10 • Professional Attire, 5 to 6:15 p.m. • Interviewing, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 16 • Job Search, 1 to 2 p.m. • Resume Writing, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. • Professional Attire, 4 to 5 p.m. • Interviewing, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. All workshops take place in Room B-130A&B of the Student Center (B Building).


Inspiring learning, inciting fun at Triton summer camps

This summer, children can learn how to create computer animations, design and build underwater robots and/or make their own one-of-a-kind inventions at summer camps available at Triton College. Camp Triton allows children to explore various career fields with a STEM focus (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through fun, hands-on activities designed to inspire creativity, teamwork and analytical thinking. Scratch Camp teaches children ages 8 to 14 how to create computer animations and games using a visual programming language, called Scratch. The camp, which combines mathematical and computational ideas and is new to Triton, will teach children how to make and import objects, create audio recordings and use them to build and play computer games or music videos.

The camp is July 6-9 from 8 to 11:50 a.m. each day on Triton’s River Grove campus in the T Building. The cost is $135. (Course number CMP C48) WaterBotics Camp provides a new way of playing with LEGOs™! From July 15-18, children ages 8 to 14 can improve their math, science and technology skills by designing and building their own LEGO™ robot that they’ll also program to swim under water. The camp is from 8 to 11:50 a.m. each day in the T Building. The cost is $135. (Course number CMP C30) GADgET Camp, in its third year, is the epitome of the phrase “Girl Power.” The fourday summer camp introduces girls ages 12 to 16 to engineering technology through hands-on projects and site visits to manufacturing companies. Funded by a grant from the Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation of FMA (the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association), GADgET Camp is a one-of-a-kind experience that has been featured by CNN and in “The New York Times.” The camp is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22-25, also in the T Building. The cost is $110. (Course number CMP C46) For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3500.

One step can make a difference for a vet Veteran hunger and homelessness is an issue throughout the communities of Triton College’s Walk and Donation Drive surrounding district that the college is encouraging community members to put their best foot forward in helping these veterans. On Saturday, April 27, Triton College will hold a walk and donation drive to raise awareness and funds to help veterans in need. The free event kicks off at 10 a.m. on Triton’s River Grove campus, with a Zumba warm-up, live entertainment, raffle, children’s activities, refreshments and community resources available in support of helping veterans. Food will also be available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting Hines VA Hospital. The day will continue with an opening cere-

mony at 10:30 a.m. and the walk to start immediately after. Community members are welcome to participate in the walk anytime through 2 p.m. Throughout the day, Triton will collect nonperishable food items, gently used or new clothing and personal hygiene supplies, including toothpaste and soap, to donate to Hines VA Hospital’s outreach to homeless veterans. The event will be held around the mounds on Triton’s west end of campus; but in case of inclement weather, the event will take place inside the Robert M. Collins Center on Triton’s east campus. Registration is free and strongly encouraged. Register online at www.triton.edu/veterans by April 15 and receive an extra raffle ticket at the event to win such prizes as White Sox tickets, an iPad and more! Registration will also be available the day of the event. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3582.

Celebrate, shop for Mother’s Day at Nuevos Horizontes With Mother’s Day around the corner, Triton College’s community center Nuevos Horizontes gives community members the opportunity to shop for a unique gift for the mother in their lives, while highlighting the talent and hard work of its students in their cake decorating and floral arranging classes. Nuevos Horizontes will hold its spring sale and exhibition from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at its location, 1708 Main St., in Melrose Park. At the free event, attendees can learn about Nuevos’ cake decorating and floral arranging certificate programs through student demonstrations, as well as enjoy music and partake in Nuevos’ own celebration of Mother’s Day. For more information, call (708) 649-2101.

Triton College hosts Hillside Honor Day on April 30 Triton College will honor the Village of Hillside from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, in the college’s Botanical Gardens (on the east side of campus), 2000 Fifth Ave., in River Grove. Village of Hillside President Joseph T. Tamburino will be presented with a plaque at the event that will include free musical entertainment, refreshments and socializing with the Triton community and Hillside residents. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Student Center Cafeteria on the west side of campus. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3220.

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Dates to Remember... April 9, 10 and 16 April 17

Prepare for the Job Fair workshops, Room B-130A&B of the Student Center (B Building). No registration needed. (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3789. See page 6 for details. Discover Triton: Explore Your Opportunities, 6 p.m., Room B-130A&B of the Student Center (B Building). Triton’s School of Arts and Sciences will be explored, as well as Triton’s University Transfer Programs. Reservations are recommended. (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130 or e-mail admissions@triton.edu to reserve a spot.

April 18 & May 23

Job Club Meeting, 11 a.m., Room B-140 of the Student Center (B Building). (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3789. See page 6 for details.

April 24 to May 8

Annual Spring Student Exhibit, Triton College Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building (J Building). A public reception for the artists is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 in the gallery. (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3589 or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment.

April 27

A Step for Vets walk and donation drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Around the mounds on the west side of Triton’s campus. (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3582 or visit www.triton.edu/veterans. See page 7 for details.

April 30

Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Center Cafeteria, located in the B Building. Professional attire and a resume is required; children are not permitted. Sign language interpreters are available by calling (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3789. See page 6 for details.

May 4 May 3-5 and 9-12

Triton College Open House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Triton College Student Center (B Building). (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130, or register at www.triton.edu/openhouse. See page 4 for details. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Performing Arts Center (Room R-218) of the Robert M. Collins Center. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for Triton students, faculty and senior citizens. (708) 456-0300, Ext. 6932 to reserve tickets. www.triton.edu/entertainment

May 16

Triton College Big Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Triton College Performing Arts Center (Room R-218), Robert M. Collins Center. (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3597, music@triton.edu, www.triton.edu/music.

May 18

47th Annual Triton College Commencement, 3 p.m., Akoo Theatre at Rosemont (formerly Rosemont Theatre), 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. (Tickets required.) Visit www.triton.edu/commencement for more information. All events are open free to the public, unless otherwise stated.

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