Feb. 21, 2014 Join the Brand Celebration Feb. 25! The College will unveil its new brand at two info sessions for students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. in SRC 2000 (attendees will receive a special gift!). Eighteen months in the making, learn about the new brand that will communicate a strong message about the College’s current success and future goals as the number one choice for higher education in Illinois. Make sure to wear your jeans and spirit wear on Tuesday, Feb. 25 (you’ll be glad you did!). The Bookstore is hosting a sale today on all regular and clearance spirit wear. Stop by and wear your new “swag” to the Branding Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the SSC Atrium. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Students Earn ILCA Landscape Design Awards College of DuPage students (left to right) Doris Strom (Schaumburg), Ed Adamczyk (North Lake), Lisa Peterson (Lombard), David Gum (Downers Grove), Sandy Remijas (Lemont) and Patricia White Hansen (Naperville) were recently recognized at the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association’s Excellence in Landscape Awards Night for their efforts in the annual ILCA Landscape Design Contest for College and High School Students. ”The ILCA's annual awards showcase the best student landscape designs in Illinois," said Brian Clement, COD adjunct Horticulture instructor and Chairperson of the competition. "Our students performed extremely well at this prestigious competition and we are very proud of their accomplishments." Click here for more photos of the student winners. Read More Gliding for the Gold Campus Central Manager Patty Jones-Ward attempts a “triple-lutz” at the iceless skating party in the SSC Atrium sponsored last week by Alter Ego Productions through the Office of Student Life. The event also included Valentine’s Day cookie decorating. Click here for more photos. Wheat Café and Culinary Market Now Open The student-run Wheat Café and Culinary Market at College of DuPage are now open for spring term. Wheat Café is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays for dinner and on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for lunch now through May 2. The Culinary Market sells items made by students and will be open from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays now through May 2. Read More Snowbound Cycle A member of the COD Building and Grounds crew clears a sidewalk in front of the SRC. The vigilant team has worked every day since Jan. 1 to keep the parking lots and sidewalks clear on campus during the fifth snowiest winter in the Chicago area since 1884-1885. Approximately 66.8 inches of the white stuffed has been dumped so far. Since 1884, snowfall in the Chicago area has topped 70 inches only three times. Click here to read more about this winter’s weather. Click here for more photos. February Service Awards 5-Years: Teresa Cascarano, Police Department 10 Years: Larry Bost, Office and Classroom Technology 15 Years: Kathleen Cunningham, Learning Resources; Grazyna Dziatkowiec, Facilities, Operations and Maintenance; Joseph Mullin, Police Department; Cathy Trauernicht, Testing Kudos to…Amanda Brzuszkiewicz, High School Partnerships, who coordinated a mock interview program for this month for 170 students from all over DuPage County. Through the Student Leadership Academy, students attend four sessions per year designed to help build communication skills, decision making, goal setting, resume writing and interviewing skills. Kudos also to the many COD volunteers who participated as interviewers, as well as event assistants Jose Alferez, John Bollweg, David Chu, Anne Marie Dando, Kyle Hills, Debra Jeffay, Patty Jones-Ward, Shawn Maisch, Mary Mares, Adela Meitz, Rebecca Rivers, Katherine Thompson, Julie Marlatt, Anna Nelson and Evelyn Spagnuolo. More Kudos to…COD Meteorology Professor Paul Sirvatka, Meteorology Assistant Professor Victor Gensini and student and professional photographer David Mayhew who were featured last week on ABC-7 during a segment on storm chasing. More Kudos to…the McAninch Arts team for their wide range of recent media coverage. MAC Director Diana Martinez was featured on Comcast’s Community Connection. In addition, the Daily Herald and Suburban Life newspapers ran articles on Diana’s new position at the MAC. The Chicago Sun-Times also featured an article on the opening of the Cleve Carney Art Gallery and the Daily Herald included a photo of Curator Barb Wiesen and the Cleve Carney Art Gallery in the publication’s Images: The Week in Pictures section. In addition, the Daily Herald ran an article on the dedication of the gallery followed by last weekend’s sold-out Kurt Elling performance. More Kudos to…Waterleaf Executive Chef Nadia Tilkian who was featured in an article in the Sun-Times Barrington and Morton Grove newspapers on the preparation of “cassoulets,” a rustic, slow-cooked dish made with white beans and a lavish assortment of meats. Click here to view the current menus at Waterleaf restaurant. Even More Kudos to…Study Abroad Program Specialist Sue Kerby who recently represented COD on the finalist selection committee for the Critical Languages Scholarship (CLS) in Washington, D.C. The CLS is a U.S. Department of State scholarship that provides fully-funded intensive language instruction overseas for U.S. college students each summer. Hot Tix for Employees Hot Tix are half-price tickets for employees, available at the Ticket Office with an employee ID. This weekend: • College Theater: The Bully Plays Fri./Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., 3 p.m., $5, MAC Playhouse Tickets available at: www.atthemac.org. Photography Club Hosts Webinar March 4 The Photography Club will host its first-ever webinar featuring Dan Waters, referred to as the “World’s Most Helpful Photographer,” on Tuesday, March 4, at 4 p.m. in MAC 284. Click here for more information on this presentation. The Photography Club recently hosted two additional photographers. Click here to view photos taken by student Sally Blottiaux with information from these events. All are welcome to attend the free March 4 webinar. For more information, contact Professor Terry Vitacco at ext. 2329. Upcoming Events: • Free Tax Assistance, Saturday, Feb. 22, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., BIC 1640 and 1644. Read More • Library Open House, Friday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More • Adade Wheeler Woman of Distinction Award Nominations Deadline, Friday, Feb. 28. Read More • Neurons to Nirvana – Understanding Psychedelic Medicines, March 3, 7 p.m., Landmark Theater, Chicago. Read More February/March Images “Images,” College of DuPage’s monthly one-half hour television show, features in its February/March edition segments on the College’s Football program, COD’s collaboration with Easter Seals and a cooking segment with Waterleaf Executive Chef Nadia Tilkian. Click here to watch. Purchasing Dates For an item to be recommended for purchasing approval to the Board of Trustees at the May 22, 2014, Board meeting, all specifications, rationales, requisitions and IT equipment reviews must be in Purchasing by Thursday, March 13, 2014. Click here for a complete list of bid paperwork dates through the June 2014 meeting. Job Opportunities To view and apply for any posted internal job opportunity, go to: http://inside.cod.edu. Login using your network ID, click on the “employees” tab, “COD Links” then “internal job opportunities.” Job opportunities will be posted to the external web page after they have been posted on the COD Portal for seven days. If you have any questions, please call ext. 2639. Employment Information Lines (630) 942-2460 – For a listing of faculty, classified and administrative positions. (630) 942-2639 – For detailed information and to schedule skills testing for clerical positions. Apply at www.cod.edu/hr.