AA@HWC Update – May 2, 2014

The Spring semester is winding down. Best of luck as you finish up next week!

May 3 – Commencement
May 4 – May 15 – Spring 2014 Grades Can Be Entered
May 5 – “Short Suite” Acting Recital (4:00-6:00pm Room 103)
May 6 – “Final Director’s Showcase” (2:00-3:30pm Room 103)
May 8 – “Going Away” Reception for President Laackman (2:30-4:00 Room 1115)

HWC’s valedictorian, Shaunea Brown, and current student Michael Smith were both highlighted in the Chicago Tribune this week, sharing how Harold Washington College is helping them advance in their careers. Thanks to Bridgette Mahan for letting a photographer in her classroom for the piece! Read the full article online.

Looking for some inspiration before commencement tomorrow? Check out this Facebook album of graduates from across City Colleges of Chicago, including many HWC grads!

Former student Ryan Patwell graduated with his BSc in Biology with highest department distinction from UIC! Ryan took several biotech courses and participated in undergraduate research with Farah Movahedzadeh and Ellen Goldberg assisted him with the transfer process.

Farah Movahedzadeh, Abour Cherif and Margie Martyn presented at American Association of University Administrators conference last week. Margie and Farah presented “Undergraduate Research: The Final Frontier” and all three presented “Do College Students Give a Flipped about Flipped Learning?” They also met Dr. Stephen Tractenberg, author of Presidencies Derailed. See pictures here https://hwcollege.wordpress.com/leadership/administration-and-staff-presentations/

Connie Wolf of the Art and Architecture Department will be participating in two shows this month. The first is Art for Tibet on May 15 at the Tibet House in NYC. The second is “Athens on Paper,” an invitational exhibition at The Dairy Barn Art Center in Athens, Ohio. It opens on May 16 and will run through June 8.

You may have noticed the Student Resources: Quick Guides around HWC. It’s a new document to organize all of the great resources we have to help students succeed. Find the information online: http://bit.ly/cccsupports

Akademos/TextbookX, the official online bookstore provider for City Colleges of Chicago, will be hiring TWO HWC students for a paid fall internship. If you know of a student who may be interested, tell them to stop by the Career Center on the 11th Floor or look for the job on the CareerNetwork!

Kim Bowens, who oversees Dual Enrollment and Dual Credit, shared that two HWC Dual Enrollment Student who attend Kenwood High School were awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Scholarship winners were announced this week.
Amber Cowan will be attending Spelman College in the Fall
Ibtihal Elfaki “Ibby” will be attending Brown University in the Fall

Congratulations to the HWC faculty members on their promotions that were approved by the Board of Trustees this week!

From Instructor to Assistant Professor:

Juan Nunez
Philip Vargas
Kwok-Tuen (Ray) Tse
Brian Nix

From Assistant Professor to Associate Professor:

Farahnaz Movahedzadeh
Maria Estrada
Larnell Dunkley
Dolores Ruzicka
Theresa Carlton
Camelia Salajean
Anthony Escuadro

From Associate Professor to Professor:

Suocai (Larry) Su
Adriana Tapanes-Inojosa

Enjoy Commencement and best wishes for a great final exam week!



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