AA@HWC – January 31, 2014

It’s hard to believe that January will soon be gone! Spring semester is off to a great start and the mini session will start a week from Monday (Feb. 10). We are still in the process of adding a few more sections to accommodate students who are trying to complete their degrees this term.

Important  Upcoming Deadlines: https://hwcollege.wordpress.com/weeklycalendar/
February 4 – Promotion Materials due to the Office of Academic Affairs
February 3 – Vita collection begins for all faculty and administrators (Due March 31)
February 10 – Spring Mini session starts
February 14Sabbatical Applications due for the 2014-2015 AY
February 20 – 26th Annual Sydney R. Daniels Black History Oratorical Festival
February 21 – State of the College
February 28 – Transfer-Mation Conference
April 14-18 Spring Break
May 3 – Commencement

HWC Students, Jady Carmichael, Jackie Hass, and Adrienne Linzemann presented their research from the Chicago Waterway Project on Thursday, January 30, 2014 to the Leadership of the Chicago Yacht Club. College-to-Career Dean, Paul Thompson, was in attendance and shared that the students did a fantastic job and were very well received. The event took place at the Chicago Yacht Club – Belmont Station.

Professor Sunny Serres and the HWC Speech team have had some great successes already this semester.  They traveled to the College of DuPage for debate on Friday, January 17th and individual events on Saturday the 18th.  On Friday, Victor Anaya and his partner from North Central College went 4-0 in debate preliminary rounds to advance to a semi-final round against students from Illinois Central College.  On Saturday, Ouahib Arkoub competed in poetry and persuasion.  Ouahib advanced to the community college final round of persuasion and placed first.For both Victor and Ouahib, this was their first experience competing outside of the preliminary rounds into the final rounds.  They have worked very hard, and we couldn’t be prouder of them! On Friday, January 24, Harold Washington College hosted a debate tournament in conjunction with the Lincoln Parliamentary League. Read more on speech tournament protocol here https://hwcollege.wordpress.com/student-success/

Associate Dean of Instruction Rosie Banks, and HWC faculty members  Professor Joseph Hinton and Professor Kamran Swanson participated on a panel at University of Chicago on Careers in Community Colleges on Friday, January 24, 2014. Feedback on the event indicated that their panel was one of the best at the whole event!

Professor Todd Heldt (Library) was accepted to present at this year’s SENCER SCI-Midwest Spring 2014 Symposium conference at Roosevelt University. Professor Heldt will present on how library involvement enriches learning communities. The event will be held in March 2014.

Professor Alberto Aguilar has several exciting upcoming presentations:

February 10 – April 26 (Opening reception Feb. 13 from 5:30-8:30pm)
College Art Association Conference: An Evening at Columbia College
RISK considers the interdependent role of empathy and risk in socially
engaged art as practiced by Chicago contemporary artists. Read more here http://www.colum.edu/Student_Life/DEPS/glass-curtain-gallery/exhibitions/risk-empathy-art-and-social-practice/index.php

Friday, February 14, 2014 Tracers Takes on Feminism: Conversations about Motherhood, LDBG, and Race. Panel Presentation at 10:00 – 5:00pm.
Race (3 – 5pm): Isis Ferguson (moderator), Laura Kina
, Maria Gaspar
, Indira Johnson
, Laila Farah
, Alberto Aguilar
, Alexandria Eregbu
, Sohelia Azadi
Read more here http://three-walls.org/calendar/2014/02/tracers-takes-on-feminism-conversations-about-motherhood-lgbtq-and-race.php

Thursday, January 30, 4:30-7:30 pm.
Party – The Leroy Neiman Center.  Select projects on view January 31 – Feb. 7
Party begins as a one-night event celebrating SUGs’
20th anniversary as a forum for student-run exhibitions with select elements on
view through February 7.
Read more here http://blogs.saic.edu/sugs/featured/party/

Have a great weekend!

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