Community@HWC Update – June 25, 2014

Dear HWC Community,

Tomorrow evening the Public Hearing for City Colleges of Chicago’s FY2015 Annual Budget will be held at Harold Washington College. The public is invited to hear a presentation of the budget and provide comment. It will be in Room 103 and start at 5:30 p.m.

Remember, the GradesFirst early alert ends on Monday, June 30, 2014 for summer. Faculty, please enter early alerts for your students so that they can receive additional outreach for success!

See other upcoming deadlines here

Thanks to all of you who attended my breakfast session last week. It was great to see so many of you and hear lots of ideas on how to make Harold Washington College even better. As a reminder, I’ll host two more next month on Monday, July 14 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in Room 1115.

H.W.C. Local 1600 presents two cultural events featuring California poet Matt Sedillo. A first generation American, Matt writes about Chicano struggles in East Los and the U.S. at large. His exploration of identity, especially with his focus on race, class, and gender, speaks to the experiences of many immigrants and people of color in the United States. The events will be held in Room 1115 and are free and open to students, faculty, professionals and staff:

  • Monday, June 30, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 2, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Last week, Chancellor Hyman made her annual presentation to the City Club of Chicago. At the event, she announced that Truman College will serve as the College to Careers hub in education, human and natural sciences. You can see the full video of her presentation online.

HWC’s 2014 valedictorian Shaunea Brown shared her story with, the site Sheryl Sandberg started to continue the conversation started by her book Lean In. Read Shaunea’s story, as well as stories by KKC’s 2014 valedictorian Channel Clanton and Truman College’s 2014 valedictorian Hyo Jin Park.

Congratulations to Caroline Schoenberg’s student Jessica Disu aka FM Supreme will be honored next week by Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. FM Supreme will be awarded the Trail Blazer Award during the International Women’s Luncheon.

Dr. Farah Movahedzadeh let me know that former HWC student Erin Shortlidge is defending her Ph.D. thesis this month! She’s at Portland State University and her topic is “Testing the ecological and physiological factors influencing sexual reproduction in dioicous mosses.”

Todd Heldt met an HWC grad who is pursuing her bachelor’s degree at IIT in civil engineering. The student said how much she enjoyed taking classes here and that her faculty members Maria Fregoso, Domenico Ferri and Dave Richardson made a strong, positive impression on her.  She mentioned these faculty members by name and said they were all great, caring professors. What a wonderful testament to the strong work you do!

Caroline Shoenberger has been re-appointed to the Hispanic Commission for the American Bar Associations and asked to participate in a Continuing Legal Education panel that will take place in San Antonio, Texas in October concerning marketing/management issues targeting small law firms who seek to represent or who currently represent Hispanic clients. She has also been appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council as a member of the Special Service Area Commission for Old Town, which is a local planning group with businesses and residents. Congrats to Caroline!

Lisa M. Beaudoin, CMA, CAE, Director, of Educational Partnershipsfor the Institute of Management Accountants, joined Barbara Thomas’ BUS182 class last week using live webinar technology. The webinar focused on the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam and opportunities that exist in management accounting.  In addition to the BUS182 class, the following outstanding graduates of BUS182 attended: Tiffany Jackson, Xia Williams, and Gideon Dansou.

One last reminder, next week is the last week “The Making of Artists” will be on exhibition in the President’s Gallery. Be sure to stop by to see the work of six mentor artists and students in a Chicago Public Schools AP Studio Art class through initiative at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Have a great week!




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