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College launches charity arm

By   /  April 29, 2014  /  2014 Spring, Archives, Events, News  /  Comments Off


Kicking off with a balloon drop and ice cream social, College of DuPage launched COD Cares, the college’s community service program, on April 29. Students, staff and administrators packed backpacks for local children and wrote notes to veterans in the Student Services Center. COD Cares also encouraged people to donated a variety of goods to […]

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Freedom Rider Speaks On Campus

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Around COD, Events, News  /  Comments Off


Thomas Armstrong spoke to students and faculty about his time as a freedom rider last Thursday, in an event sponsored by the Living Leadership Program. Armstrong, author of “Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights” shared his story with a diverse crowd, urging them towards activism and encouraging […]

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‘A new birth of freedom’ for all?

By   /  November 21, 2013  /  Events, News  /  Comments Off


Joash Mencias // News Editor  Students, professors discuss freedom 150 years after Gettysburg  Seven score and ten years ago, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address, a 10-sentence speech that still resonates today. Last Thursday, the history department of College of DuPage hosted a round-table discussion to discuss the idea of freedom to commemorate […]

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Learning Commons celebrates Day on Writing

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  Events, News  /  Comments Off

Event participants expressed how they connected with others through writing on sticky notes. Photo by Denton Dooley

Joash Mencias // News Editor Haikus and Scrabble games are not quite the activities typically associated with college writing but they were just some among a range of light-hearted tasks to mark the National Day on Writing at COD. The Writing, Reading and Speech Assistance Area of the Learning Commons celebrated the event with a […]

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By   /  October 17, 2013  /  Events, News  /  Comments Off

Photo by Tabrez Khan // Workers load packed pumpkin cans into a truck. The cans will be included in the Northern Illinois Food Bank’s holiday meal boxes.

JOASH MENCIAS // NEWS EDITOR Faculty, students pack nearly 230,000 lbs. of food  96 thousand pumpkin pies will be served to hungry citizens this holiday season all because of the efforts of COD volunteers last Wednesday. Dozens of faculty and students banded together for a campus service project coordinated by Sodexo in conjunction with the Northern […]

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Wine & Dine

By   /  September 19, 2013  /  Events, Features  /  Comments Off

Photo by Denton Dooley

Food & Wine Festival presented by the Daily Herald on campus at Waterleaf last weekend…          

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Fire Science Blood Drive

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Events, News  /  Comments Off

Who: Adults eligible to donate blood   What: The Fire Science Division is sponsoring a blood drive in coordination with Life Source. Complimentary cholesterol screenings and blood typing are available.   When: Thursday, August 29, 2013, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.   Where: The HEC Building in Room 1005A, also known as the “Street […]

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Photos from the European Studies Committee Conference

By   /  May 3, 2013  /  Events, News  /  Comments Off

Several members of the European Studies Committee along with members of the consular corps attend the European Professional Development conference on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in SRC 2000.  L-R Jean-François Rochard, Dept. Cultural Attaché French Consulate; John Bollweg  Financial Officer  ESC; Timothy Clifford, Member  ESC; Donna Gillespie Co-Chair ESC; Mirta Pagnucci Co-Chair ESC; Roberto Pennazzato, Director of the Education Office Consulate General of Italy, and Gaël Crépieux of Alliance Française.
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