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College Theater Holds Virtual Auditions for Fall Productions

By: Angela Mennecke

Virtual auditions

General auditions for College of DuPage College Theater’s fall productions of “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” and “A Christmas Carol” will be held by virtual submission through Thursday, Aug. 13. Both productions will be rehearsed and performed virtually.

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COD to Host Virtual New Student Orientation Aug. 11 to 13

By: Mike McKissack

Campus Chaparral

College of DuPage welcomes new students to fall term during three virtual New Student Orientation sessions Tuesday, Aug. 11, Wednesday, Aug. 12, and Thursday, Aug. 13, via Zoom. Sessions run 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

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COD Students Find Unexpected Connection and Support After Class Transitions to Online Format

By: Mike McKissack

Andrea Polites

When College of DuPage transitioned all classes to an online format in response to COVID-19, Associate Professor of Human Services Andrea Polites had her doubts that the online environment would work well for her HUMAN 2212 Group Dynamics class. However, she was thrilled to find that the class was not only a complete success, but that it also served to support the students during exceptionally challenging circumstances.

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COD Alumna Spearheads Anesthesia Technologist Department at Boston Children's Hospital

By: Angela Mennecke

Jamie DeCaro

Jamie DeCaro was working as an anesthesia technician at Boston Children’s Hospital for only a few weeks when The American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT) changed their national certification requirements. After some research, she discovered the Anesthesia Technology program at College of DuPage, the only online program in the nation.

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New Contact Tracer Program Provides Training to Track Spread of COVID-19

By: Angela Mennecke

Contact Tracer program

Offered through COD’s Continuing Education Department and in consultation with the DuPage County Health Department, the four-week, online Contact Tracer program trains participants to connect with individuals diagnosed with COVID–19 and identify those with whom they have come into contact.

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