News at COD
Victor Gensini, Assistant Professor of Meteorology, is the lead author on new research that links climate change to an increase in severe weather activity. Researchers found that if humans continue to emit carbon into the atmosphere, more severe weather can be expected, specifically by the end of the 21st century, and severe weather seasons are likely to be more variable. Click on the headline to read more.
To celebrate the recently completed renovations of its Naperville Center, College of DuPage will host a grand re-opening open house on Saturday, March 7. Community members, students and prospective students are welcome to visit the center, located at 1223 Rickert Drive in Naperville, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click on the headline for more information.
College of DuPage Physics Professor David Fazzini lies on a bed of nails as Physics Professor Tom Carter (right) smashes a cinder block on top of him. The demonstration in Fazzini’s Physics 1100 class was part of a lecture on the principles of energy. Click on the headline for more info, photos and a video.
College of DuPage culinary students took first place at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) Student Team Hot Food Illinois State Competition. Five COD students competed against past national winners Joliet Junior College and Kendall College. Click on the headline to read more, see more photos and watch a video.
College of DuPage is offering a new Mechatronics Technology certificate that will help students develop multidisciplinary skills in mechanics, electronics, industrial electronics and computer control. Click on the headline to read more.
Dozens of forensic professionals attended the recent Midwest Forensic Conference at the Homeland Security Education Center. Hosted by the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy, the inaugural event included hands-on and scenario-based training requiring participants to document, collect and process physical evidence in a lab environment as well as mock crime scenes. Click on the headline to view more photos.
Continuing to buck regional and national trends, College of DuPage has recorded its highest-ever spring Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) and total credit headcount enrollment in the College’s 48-year history. Click on the headline to read more.
Fatima Alsharifi of Naperville shares her experience with prejudice at the 20th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast held this year by co-host Benedictine University in Lisle. Alsharifi and fellow MLK scholarship winner Zakaria Ibnatik (Aurora) were recognized for their winning essays, which detailed how King’s ideals have made a direct impact on their lives. Click on the headline for more information.
Beginning in 2015, courses in the Teacher Preparation program at College of DuPage will be aligned directly with the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards and student progress will be reported using these standards. One important component of the transition includes the use of standards-based grading (SBG) in many of its classes. Click on the headline to read more.
Nineteen "future engineers" from the Girl Scouts Troops recently visited COD to take part in engineering activities.Read more
COD will host a free open house on Wednesday, April 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Westmont Regional Center.Read more
The College of DuPage Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards.Read more
In the wake of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Jane Anderson's story weaves together the individual stories of participants and bystanders of the national tragedy.Read more
Video game designer Ernest Adams will discuss the game design industry at COD, March 11.Read more
COD is offering a series of free seminars designed to educate attendees about crimes directed at seniors.Read more
Learn more about the program, its curriculum and job outlook. Registration required.Read More
Fastenal and Home City Ice are recruiting students for various positions.Read More
Learn more about the 3+1 Criminal Justice program with Lewis University.Read More
Visit with reps from Trinity Christian and Kendall colleges and Eastern Illinois University.Read More
A free presentation on how chemical use can affect the brain and body, the truth about drug abuse and the recovery process.Read More
Learn more about the 3+1 Human Services Baccalaureate Degree program through National Louis University.Read More
Acclaimed author and Ray Bradbury biographer Sam Weller talks about the craft of writing Sci-Fi.Read More
The purpose of this club is to help future generations protect and enhance the quality of human life.Read More
Join students of Indian origin to express cultural heritage and values, and to have solidarity in the broader context of COD.Read More
Get an overview of the COMPASS Reading Placement Test, sample questions and study aids.Read More
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