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Theo Darden Named COD College-Wide Outstanding Faculty Member

By: Angela Mennecke

Theo Darden

Theo Darden, Professor of Criminal Justice, has been named the College of DuPage College-Wide Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member for the 2019-2020 academic year. He worked as a police officer and supervisor in three different agencies in Wisconsin for almost 17 years. With a storied career in criminal justice, there was always something about teaching that excited Darden.

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COD Professor and Comics Artist Connects Kids to Art While Sheltering in Place

By: Angela Mennecke

Adam Fotos

Chicago-based comics artist and College of DuPage Assistant Professor of Humanities Adam Fotos is using his time away from the classroom to spark creativity in kids and adults alike. As the creator of “Dragon and Goat,” a quirky, full-page comic series spanning nine volumes, he decided to make his next comic into a free daily coloring and activity book he named "Quarantinuum Quoloring Book.

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COD Outlines CARES Act Fund Disbursements for Students

By: Jennifer Duda

SRC Exterior

College of DuPage students meeting eligibility criteria for federal financial aid and who were enrolled in spring courses that transitioned to remote learning now have access to $4.55 million through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The distribution of emergency aid grants began this week and will continue until all funds have been disbursed.

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COD Student Journalists Earn Top Awards from ICCJA

By: Angela Mennecke

Journalism Students

The College of DuPage student newspaper, "The Courier," earned 14 top awards at the 2020 Illinois Community College Journalism Association (ICCJA) virtual awards banquet.

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COD Connects Higher Education to Workplace Readiness Through Apprenticeship Program

By: Angela Mennecke

Project Hire-Ed

Project Hire-Ed is helping local employers build a skilled workforce through an earn-and-learn model. A newly awarded $220,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity will allow Project Hire-Ed to expand resources and accelerate COD’s progress toward apprenticeships.

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