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The COD News Bureau is the College's primary source of news and information. Whether it happens in the classroom, in a laboratory or out in the field, the News Bureau brings you timely stories about every aspect of learning and discovery at COD.

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In addition to the love of all things fashion, Fashion Club students have a shared passion for clothing sustainability and ending the newest phenomenon of fast-fashion that has taken Americans by storm.

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Do you have a thousand-dollar business idea? Pitch your innovative product or service to a panel of expert judges as part of the COD BIG IDEA Pitch Contest. Applications are due March 31.

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Students Katlyn Allen, Mykah Berkompas and Sierra Gibson have been at the forefront of the COD Chaparrals’ women’s basketball championship season. All three were chosen for this season’s All-Region 4 honors squad.

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In response to a growing industry trend of medical assistant jobs taking on increasing front-end work, COD will launch its new Health Care Office Assistant Certificate program this fall.

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The Illinois Landscape Contractor Association recently honored the Horticulture program team with the ILCA Special Recognition Award during its 2023 Excellence in Landscape Awards Banquet.

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Frank Balestri

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As winter comes to end, many homeowners are looking forward to getting back out in the yard and starting their spring gardens. With the fluctuating weather, COD Assistant Horticulture Professor Frank Balestri is an expert on when Illinoisans should start planning their backyard gardens, which may be earlier than many think. Contact Balestri to get expert advice on how to create the perfect garden.

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Devin Oommen

“I am forever grateful to the Political Science program and professors. They teach the subject with passion and connect lessons to events that are happening in real time." - Devin Oommen, Political Science

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Monica Basili

"My architecture professors at COD gave me great love and appreciation for architecture. I am confident in the education I received at COD and that it will help me after I transfer.” - Monica Basili, Architecture

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Nathan Verrips

"COD had affordable tuition, a great reputation, passionate teachers and many invaluable resources—all of which made it an incredibly easy decision to attend." - Nathan Verrips, Eye Care Assistant

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Niki Spencer

"As a returning adult student, I never thought I would fit in as much as I do. But I am welcomed in all aspects of campus life, both educational and extra-curricular." - Niki Spencer, Radiography

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Hisham Elseweifi

"College of DuPage gave me the opportunities to engage in my intellectual interests and explore my passions." - Hisham Elseweifi, Engineering

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Thought Leaders

College students are dealing with mental health issues in numbers not seen before. COD President Dr. Brian Caputo addresses how COD uses multiple strategies to reach students to let them know that help is always available. 

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Fashion Studies students work with Fermilab engineers to design PPE for Spot the robot who works in radioactive areas.

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Learn about the word game created by Graphic Design students and Innovation DuPage member Gray Matters Games.

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COD is stepping in to help students and neighbors alike throughout their community to fight food insecurity.

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