COD: Veterans, special dinners and stress management
September 22, 2011 4:58PM
Updated: November 10, 2011 5:24PM
$1.8M grant to fund adult education services
The Illinois Community College Board has awarded COD a $1,821,534 grant to fund adult education and family literacy programming in fiscal 2012.
The Adult Education/ESL program at COD is the largest literacy provider in Community College District 502 and is the largest provider outside of the collective City Colleges of Chicago.
“The index of need for literacy services in District 502 is among the highest in Illinois,” said Joe Cassidy, COD dean for continuing education and extended learning, in a press release. “A full 20 percent of District 502 residents currently reside in households in which English is not the primary language.”
COD expects to serve 4,300 students this year, Cassidy said. The FY 2012 program plan projects 25,570 separate units of instruction for support services such as counseling and advising, assessment and testing, childcare, reading and writing assistance, tutoring, and the integration of assistive and adaptive equipment.
Call Cassidy at 630-942-2316 or email email@example.com.
highlighted in series
The human services department will host a free series during October focusing on veterans’ issues.
Each of the programs will take place in room 2800 of the Student Resource Center.
“PTSD and Anxiety Impact on Military Members and Families,” presented by Col. Janet M. Kamer, USAFR, is scheduled at 4 p.m. Oct. 14.
“Supporting Warrior Healing with Community Capacity Building Interventions,” presented by Dorothy Simpson-Taylor, is set for 4 p.m. Oct. 21.
“The Psychology of Anger and Forgiveness, ” presented by Howard Lipke, is at 4 p.m. Oct. 28.
To register, call 630-942-2135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cuisine classes offer
dinners from around world
Students from the international cuisine and classical French cuisine classes are serving dinners on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays this fall in the Waterleaf restaurant, the fine dining venue in COD’s new Culinary & Hospitality Center.
Advanced culinary students in the classical French cuisine class prepare a multi-course dinner with wines at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and 19, and Nov. 2. The cost is $55, which includes tax.
Students in the international cuisine class offer recipes celebrating the seasons and wine or beer at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 (Oktoberfest), Oct. 25 (Greece), Nov. 8 (Spain), Nov. 22 (France) and Dec. 6 (international tasting). The cost is $40with tax.
Make reservations at www.opentable.com or call 630-942-2284.
Learn to manage the stress during free workshops
The College of DuPage Counseling and Advising Center is sponsoring free workshops this fall in room 1450A of the Student Resource Center. The programs are open to all students and community members.
“Goal Setting and Attainment” will meet from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sept. 29. The session will focus on simple strategies to successfully set and achieve goals.
“Do You Get or Earn Your Grades?” will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Those who attend will learn to take control of their grades to get the most of their college experience.
“How to Determine What to Major in If You Are Undecided About Your Major” will meet 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Emphasis will be on strategies for determining areas of interest and potential career paths.
“Test Taking Anxiety” will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Learn how to reduce stress before and during tests.
“Coping With Holiday Stress Using Guided Imagery” will meet 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Facilitators will share the principles behind guided imagery and complete an imagery session.
Call 630-942-2259 or visit www.cod.edu/advising.