TRITON EVENTS – APRIL, 2013

| April 4, 2013


What’s coming up at Triton College

River Grove, Ill. – The following are events coming up at Triton College. All of the events listed are free and open to the public and will take place on Triton’s River Grove campus, located at 2000 Fifth Ave., unless otherwise stated.

Through April 19

“My Home is My Brain”: Paintings and Drawings by Gabriel Villa, Triton College Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building (J-Building)

“My Home is My Brain” mines social and personal terrains to include memories of artist Gabriel Villa’s family, neighbors and childhood home, as well as reflections on the cultural moment in which he lives. Many of his drawings and paintings function like “momento mori,” meditating on our relationship with time and our slow progression toward obscurity. This meditation is also present in the choice of his human subjects. A reception for the artist is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 1 in the gallery. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3589 or visit www.triton.edu/entertainment.

April 6

Triton College Jazz Spectacular, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center (Room R-218) of Robert M. Collins Building

Building on the success of 2012’s Jazz Spectacular (featuring clinics and performances by the celebrated New Tricks Jazz Quartet), 2013’s event promises to be an evening of world-class jazz music performed by top-tier guest artists, Triton jazz faculty and Triton jazz students as well as local high school students. Clinics and master classes will be part of the day’s events as well. James Davis is the director. General admission is $7 and $5 for Triton students and senior citizens. (708) 456-0300, ext. 3597, music@triton.edu, www.triton.edu/music.

April 9, 10 and 16

Prepare for the Job Fair, Room B-130A&B of the Student Center (B-Building)

The Triton College Career Services Center will be hosting its annual Job Fair on April 30, and to prepare job seekers for success, the center is offering a series of free workshops to help with interviewing and resume writing skills. No registration needed. Call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3789.

  • 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.

 

April 13

Adena Woods Clean-Up, 9 a.m. to noon, Robert M. Collins Center *NEW*

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 clean-up crew will also work on controlling invasive species, such as garlic mustard and buckthorn. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3578, e-mail afisher@triton.edu, or visit www.triton.edu/sustainability.

April 15

Bioneers Lunch Discussion, Noon, Room B-140 of the Student Center (B-Building) *NEW*

Join in a discussion on sustainability after watching videotaped presentations from the annual Bioneers Conference held in California. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3578, e-mail afisher@triton.edu, or visit www.triton.edu/sustainability.

April 17

Discover Triton: Explore Your Opportunities, 6 p.m., Room B-130A&B of the Student Center (B-Building)

Learn about the various programs available at Triton College with this exploratory series that highlights a new area of study each month. Students can tour classrooms and labs of particular programs and meet faculty, as well as learn about the admission and financial aid process to enroll in Triton classes. On April 17, Triton’s School of Arts and Sciences will be explored, including such programs as early childhood education, psychology, sociology, biology, chemistry and social work, as well as Triton’s University Transfer Programs. Reservations are recommended. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130 or e-mail admissions@triton.edu to reserve a spot.

April 18

Job Club Meeting, 11 a.m., Room B-140 of the Student Center (B-Building)

Triton College’s Career Services Center will have its monthly Job Club meeting, in an effort to help people with their job search, while also serving as a support group. The club meets once a month to discuss a particular topic or to listen to a guest speaker. (708) 456-0300, ext. 3789.

April 24 to May 8

Annual Spring Student Exhibit, Triton College Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building (J-Building)

Come to this annual celebration of Triton College students’ creativity during the Annual Spring Student Exhibit, starting April 24. Works in all media created by students will be on display, including recent additions of live demonstrations of web design and screenings of student-produced short films. A public reception for the artists is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 in the gallery. Call (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

Join Triton College in taking the first step toward ending veteran hunger and homelessness in the area communities by participating in a walk and donation drive to raise awareness and help veterans in need. The event kicks off at 10 a.m., with live entertainment, children’s activities, refreshments and community resources available in support of helping our veterans. Food will also be available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting Hines VA Hospital. Donations of non-perishable food items, gently used or new clothing and personal hygiene items will be collected to donate to Hines VA Hospital. Registration is free. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place inside the Robert M. Collins Center on Triton’s east campus. Call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3582 or visit www.triton.edu/veterans.

April 30

Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Center Cafeteria, located in the B-Building

The Triton College Career Services Center will be hosting employers recruiting for full-time, part-time and seasonal employment at their annual Job Fair on April 30. Admission is free and open to the public, but professional attire and a resume is required for entry. If you do not have a resume, contact the Career Services Center prior to the event to set up an appointment to create one. Sign language interpretation services are also available by calling in advance. Children are not permitted at the job fair. Call the Career Services Center at (708) 456-0300, ext. 3789 or e-mail jjaback@triton.edu for more information.

May 4

Triton College Open House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Triton College Student Center (B-Building)

Prospective students and their families can have all their questions answered about Triton College at its Open House on Saturday, May 4. 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 tour the campus and experience “The Triton Difference.” Attendees can also participate in a raffle to win a free three-credit hour course. To confirm attendance, call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3130, or register at www.triton.edu/openhouse.

May 4

Community Recycling Event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., North parking lot on Triton’s campus *NEW*

Triton College will collect electronics, clothes and shoes to recycle with Vintage Tech Recyclers and USAgain. The collection is free of charge. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3578, e-mail afisher@triton.edu, or visit www.triton.edu/sustainability.

May 3-5 and 9-12

“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 Building

The Triton College Performing Arts Department closes out its 2012-2013 production season with William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” mixes magic, love spells and a mysterious forest for a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, merriment and farce that explores the relationship between art and life, dreams and the waking world, as well as the light and dark sides of love. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for Triton students, faculty and senior citizens. Call (708) 456-0300, ext. 6932 to reserve tickets. www.triton.edu/entertainment

May 11

Adena Woods Clean-Up, 9 a.m. to noon, Robert M. Collins Center *NEW*

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 clean-up crew will also work on controlling invasive species, such as garlic mustard and buckthorn. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3578, e-mail afisher@triton.edu, or visit www.triton.edu/sustainability.

May 16

Triton College Jazz Concert, 7:30 p.m., Triton College Performing Arts Center (Room R-218), Robert M. Collins Center

The Triton College Jazz Band returns to the Performing Arts Center at Triton College to present a concert of jazz legends, while featuring members of Triton’s jazz faculty as guest soloists. James Davis is the director. (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

More than 400 Triton College students will walk across the Akoo Theatre stage during Triton’s 47th Annual Commencement on May 18. Visit www.triton.edu/commencement for more information.

May 19

Triton College Choral Concert, 4:30 p.m., Triton College Performing Arts Center (Room R-218), Robert M. Collins Center

Triton College’s Choral Ensembles gather for a spring program of choral favorites and solo performances. Ingrid Israel is the director. (708) 456-0300, ext. 3597, music@triton.edu, www.triton.edu/music.

May 19

Tempo Preparatory Music Program, 7:30 p.m., Triton College Performing Arts Center (Room R-218), Robert M. Collins Center

This recital marks the culimination of a full year’s study. Students perform on the piano or violin with the possible addition of selected wind instruments. Carol Rosenthal is the director. (708) 456-0300, ext. 3597, music@triton.edu, www.triton.edu/music.

May 20

Spring Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Triton College Performing Arts Center (Room R-218), Robert M. Collins Center

The Triton College Community Band winds up its current season with a spirited program of classics from the world of band music. The concert contains soloists, instrumental features, and this year, there will be a special tribute to those who have served in our nation’s military. Dr. Charles Groeling is the director. (708) 456-0300, ext. 3597, music@triton.edu, www.triton.edu/music.

May 23

Job Club Meeting, 11 a.m., Room B-140 of the Student Center (B-Building)

Triton College’s Career Services Center will have its monthly Job Club meeting, in an effort to help people with their job search, while also serving as a support group. The club meets once a month to discuss a particular topic or to listen to a guest speaker. (708) 456-0300, ext. 3789.

CERNAN EARTH AND SPACE CENTER EVENTS:

April 5-28

Public Shows, Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove

From April 5-28, the Cernan Earth and Space Center brings an array of new and favorite shows to inform and entertain families on astronomy at the planetarium. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. (except April 20 for the Monthly Skywatch) and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays. Show admission ranges from $8 to $10 for adults and $4 to $5 for children and senior citizens. For a schedule of shows, visit www.triton.edu/cernan. (708) 583-3100 or (708) 456-0300, ext. 3372.

 

April 20

Monthly Skywatch, 7:30 p.m., Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College

Tour the nighttime sky during Cernan Earth and Space Center’s Monthly Skywatch program. The evening includes a presentation on the latest news from NASA in the space center’s dome theater and outdoor skygazing with telescopes focused on planet Jupiter and nearly full moon. Admission for the indoor planetarium portion of the Monthly Skywatch is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 2 to 12 and senior citizens ages 55 and older. The outdoor telescope session is free. (708) 456-0300, ext. 3372 or (708) 583-3100, www.triton.edu/cernan.

 

NUEVOS HORIZONTES EVENTS:

 

March 26

Social Media workshop, 7 to 8 p.m. March 26, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Be introduced to Facebook and Twitter, the most popular of the cyber social networks, in this workshop that will teach you how to best utilize these networks for personal and professional purposes. (708) 649-2101.

 

March 27 and 28

Effective Study Skills workshop, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Learn study tips that will help you be more successful in your classes and facilitate your learning process. The workshop is available from 10 to 11 a.m. March 27 and 7 to 8 p.m. March 28. (708) 649-2101.

 

April 2

Microsoft Office Introduction, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Receive a brief introduction to Microsoft Office and learn more about word processing, spreadsheets, and other programs commonly used at home and in the workplace. The workshop is available from 10 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2. (708) 649-2101.

 

April 3 and 9 & May 1 and 7

Citizenship Mock Interviews workshop, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Learn about possible scenarios that you might be exposed to during the naturalization interview. Find out about online resources and practice some of the 100 citizenship questions. The workshop is available from 10 to 11 a.m. April 3 and May 1; and 7 to 8 p.m. April 9 and May 7. (708) 649-2101.

 

April 8 and 17

Introduction to Google Tools, 10 to 11 a.m. April 8 and 7 to 8 p.m. April 17, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Become familiar with the search tool Google and learn more about the resources available and the benefits of using Internet browsers. (708) 649-2101.

 

April 10 and 25

Accessing www.Triton.edu workshop, 10 to 11 a.m. April 10 and 7 to 8 p.m. April 25, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Learn about Triton College’s website and how to take advantage of the online services Triton offers. Triton College students have access to essential resources on the college’s website to succeed in their education. (708) 649-2101.

 

April 16

Nutrition workshop, 10 to 11 a.m. April 16, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

This presentation will provide valuable tips to make the necessary changes in your daily nutrition and the benefits of eating right and healthy. Also, this presentation will provide important information and data related to the impact of nutrition and physical activity on preventing cancer. The guest speaker will be Mary D’Anza, community health dietitian from West Lake Hospital in Melrose Park. (708) 649-2101.

 

April 23

Scholarship Search workshop, 7 to 8 p.m., Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Learn the “where” and “how” to finding scholarship opportunities to pay for school. Get ready to prepare a “winning” personal statement/essay for a successful scholarship application. (708) 649-2101.

 

May 7 and 8

Access Free Online Services workshop, 10 to 11 a.m. May 7 and 7 to 8 p.m. May 8, Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Learn how to use online services, such as banking, shopping, learning, listening to music, and more. The sky is the limit. You will be introduced to some of the most popular free websites that can make your life easier. (708) 649-2101.

 

May 11

Student Creations Exhibition & Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nuevos Horizontes, 1708 Main St., Melrose Park

Students from Nuevos Horizontes’ floral arranging and cake decorating classes will showcase their creations and offer them for sale just in time for Mother’s Day. They will also demonstrate how their creations are made throughout the day. (708) 649-2101.

 

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ABOUT TRITON COLLEGE

Triton College is one of the nation’s premier two-year institutions of higher education dedicated to student success. Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, in River Grove, the school offers close to 100 degree and certificate programs at its 100-acre campus that features a comfortable, friendly and diverse atmosphere. More than 15,000 students enroll at Triton each year to take advantage of Triton’s small, accessible classes, qualified faculty, affordability and financial assistance. Triton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission; member, North Central Association.

 

 

 

 

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