Celebrate Black History Month with Community Events at Triton College


Community members are invited to attend a series of events on Triton College’s campus during Black History Month that will pay tribute to the accomplishments of African Americans. The theme of Black History Month 2017 at Triton College is ‘Traditions of Excellence in the African American Community.’

All events are open to the community.

Milestones of African-American Athletes 
Monday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m., Triton College Library (A Building) – FREE


Join Triton College sociology faculty member Victor McCullum for a discussion on the role sports plays in social activism. Athletes featured in the presentation include Jackie Robinson, Bill Russell and Muhammad Ali. For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Connor at robertconnor@triton.edu. 


Enjoy a Soul Food Meal in Café 64
Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 21-22 


Hospitality students present an opportunity for guests to relish in soul food cuisine. Café 64, located on the second floor of the Student Center (B Building), will feature a Soul Food Menu, Feb. 21, for lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and Feb. 22, for dinner, 5:30-7 p.m. Please visit www.triton.edu/cafe64 for more information about Café 64 and Triton College’s Hospitality Program.

Black History Month Salute to Jazz 
Monday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m., Triton College Library

For more information, please contact Dubravka Juraga at


Black History Closing Event: A Celebration of Creative Arts 
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12– 1 p.m., Robert M. Collins Auditorium (R Building)- FREE 

Join us as we salute creativity in Black History. Enjoy performances from the Roosevelt Middle School (District 88) 6th-8th grade band and Proviso East and West High School Combined Choir. For more information, please contact Freida Spiller-Iverson at



Cernan Earth and Space Center Presents Michael Jackson Laser Light Show Saturdays & Sundays throughout Feb. 

 You don’t have to be able to moonwalk to enjoy this Cosmic Concert featuring a variety of Michael Jackson’s musical masterpieces set to moving laser light. Practice your ABCs, brave the Thriller and admire the Man in the Mirror in this tribute to the legendary performer.

 Playlist includes:

  ·        Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

·         The Way You Make Me Feel

·         ABC

·         Black or White

·         Human Nature

·         Thriller

·         Man in The Mirror

·         Dirty Diana

·         P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

·         Billie Jean

·      Bad

 For more information, including ticket prices, visit: http://www.triton.edu/Cernan/


Feb. 2nd: Kindergarten Open House


The Triton College Child Development Center Lab School’s Kindergarten Program will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 2, on Triton’s campus, located at 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove.

During the open house, parents will learn how the Kindergarten Program fosters growth in all areas of child development and instills a love of learning in a welcoming environment.

 Parents can also meet the teachers and tour the classroom, as well as register for the program. Children need to be 5 years of age by Sept. 1, 2017, to register for the Kindergarten Program.

The open house will be held in Room G-110 of the G Building.

 The unique Lab School Program allows Triton College students to work alongside our experienced teachers to gain practical training to assist them as they begin their own careers. The program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and has received the ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality designation.

For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3209, or visit www.triton.edu/childcare.

For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3209, or visit www.triton.edu/childcare.

Chicago Police Dept. will Hold Career Information Sessions at Triton College


Be The Change!
January 25 @ 9, 10 and 11 a.m.

The Chicago Police Department will be on campus Wednesday, Jan. 25, conducting presentations about the application and hiring process for Chicago police officers. Presentations will be held at 9, 10 and 11 a.m., in the Performing Arts Center of  the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building) located on the east side of Triton’s campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove.

 Community members are invited to attend an event at Triton College to learn more about how they can start a rewarding career in which they’ll serve and protect members of their community.

 “Chicago city leaders have promised to bolster the ranks of the Chicago Police Department by 1000 officers. This unprecedented initiative provides everyone in the Chicago area an opportunity to follow their dreams of a career in criminal justice,” said Triton College Criminal Justice Administration Program Coordinator Gregg Catena. “We believe the diversity of the Triton College community will be a tremendous advantage in the recruiting effort. We look forward to supporting our students and our community in this program.”

 The presentations are open to the entire community. Prospective applicants can apply to become police officers on site following the presentation. The Chicago Police Department is accepting applications through Jan. 31, 2017. Visit www.bethechangecpd.com for more information about applying to become a Chicago police officer.

 During the application process, police recruits can also earn their ‘Peace Officer Wellness Evaluation Report’ (“POWER”) physical fitness test certification on Triton’s campus. Triton’s POWER test is accepted by more than 70 area police agencies, including the Chicago Police Department. Click here for more info on the POWER Test.

 For more information on the Chicago Police Department information sessions, contact Gregory Catena at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3327, or email gregorycatena@triton.edu, or Stefanie Wulf at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3326, or email stefaniewulf@triton.edu.

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