Know the Truth About Tobacco   Feb. 15, 5-9 p.m.  Robert M. Collins Center (R Building) Lobby 

Learn about the physical and emotional effects of tobacco use and how to quit. Participants can take a brief, confidential survey that will be evaluated immediately and will be connected to helpful resources, including the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Control Program. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3051, or visit http://www.triton.edu/Health-Services.

Black History Month Closing Event: A Celebration of Creative Arts Tuesday, Feb. 28, Noon–1 p.m. 

Robert M. Collins Center Auditorium – 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 freidaspilleriverson@triton.edu.

Film: “Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home”  March 4, 2:30 p.m.  Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room 218) 

“Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home” will be screened at Triton as part of the annual One Earth Film Fest, the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, which takes place at venues throughout the Chicagoland area March 3-12. Hometown Habitat tells the story of how native plants can be used to beautify home gardens while providing habitat for birds and pollinators, and helping the ecosystem. Visit http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/2017-films-az/ for more information.

Tech Savvy Conference by AAUW (American Association of University Women)  March 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Robert M. Collins Center (R Building) 

Tech Savvy is a daylong science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career conference designed to attract girls in sixth through ninth grade to these fields and to inform mentoring adults about STEM education and careers and how they can support the girls’ interest and success in STEM. The cost to participate is $10 per person (girls and adults), includes lunch. Each attending girl receives a T-shirt to wear at the conference. To register or for more information, visit http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/stem-education/tech-savvy.

Triton Troupers Circus  April 6, 7 p.m.; April 7, 7 p.m.; April 8, 1 and 7 p.m.  Robert M. Collins Center Gymnasium (R Building) 

Triton Troupers Circus is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the circus arts and to the local community. Triton Troupers Circus features skilled performers in classic circus specialties such as chairs, clowning, double stunts, globes, gymwheel, juggling, statues, teeterboard, trampoline, trapeze, unicycle, web, wire, feats of strength and more. For more information including how to purchase tickets, visit TritonTroupersCircus.com.

RSVP Annual Pancake Breakfast  April 8, 8 a.m. to Noon  Room R-221 of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building) 

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of West Suburban Cook and Southern DuPage Counties at Triton College is hosting its annual Pancake Breakfast with the opportunity for families to have a day of fun, too. For those families who want to stay for the Triton Trouper Circus at 1 p.m., a Circus Special, a combination of tickets for the circus and the breakfast, can be purchased for a discounted price. All proceeds benefit the RSVP Program and its volunteers. For more information on the RSVP Pancake Breakfast or Circus Special, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3835 or 3603.

Free Robotics for Youth Program  April 8, Noon-3p.m.  Triton College Library Room A-321 

Children are invited to this exciting event where robots take over, and kids learn to build them. Attendees will build a working Lego robot that will move in ways kids never imagined it could. Expert builders from Triton’s Engineering Technology Department will be on hand to help. Families are encouraged to arrive at noon to ensure they have a robot to work on. All materials are provided free of charge. No registration is required, but space is limited and will be based on first-come, first served. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3698.

STEAM Expo **NEW  April 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Robert M. Collins Center Gymnasium (R Building) Students and families are invited to attend Triton College’s first ever STEAM Expo where they’ll experience all of the REAL OPPORTUNITIES available to them in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. This FREE interactive event will feature hands-on activities and demonstrations that will capture students’ imagination and inspire them to pursue their goals!

Open Houses/Campus Program Information Events  Kindergarten Open House  Feb. 2, 5-7 p.m.  Room G-110 (G Building) 

Parents will learn how Triton’s Child Development Center Lab School’s 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 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 http://www.triton.edu/childcare.

Joanne & Marian Mota Sonography Day  Feb. 4, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Robert M. Collins Center (R Building) Auditorium Sonographers, physicians as well as current and prospective students are invited to attend this educational event presented by various sonography experts. The event will allow participants to collaborate with their peers by sharing their knowledge and skills regarding the most current sonography techniques, as well as formulate a better understanding of the topics presented and apply that knowledge into their everyday practice. There is no charge for the program. If you would like more information about the event, please call Katrina Walters at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3285, or call Katie Leonardo at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3709 or 3773.

Campus Visit Days  Feb. 8, 6-7:30 p.m.  April 5, 6-7:30 p.m. 

At these informative and entertaining events, you’ll have an opportunity to find out about how Triton can prepare you to earn a well-paying job in one of today’s in-demand careers. Learn about all of the

different programs offered at Triton, meet our faculty, discover ways to take advantage of financial aid and other ways to help pay for your education and more. Reservations for Campus Visit Day are recommended. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130, to register, or register online at http://www.triton.edu/campusvisit.

High School Seniors Day  Feb. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Attention all high school seniors, this event was created with you in mind. Make the most of your day by preparing for your future. At this session, you’ll be able to attend a free placement test workshop, submit your application, start the financial aid process, explore the campus and enjoy free food and refreshments. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130.

Engineering, Manufacturing & Robotics Open House  April 27, 5-7 p.m.  T Building 

Learn more about how Triton College’s innovative staff and dedicated instructors continue to support the local manufacturing industry by offering degree and certificate programs that prepare students to securing well-paying jobs in the manufacturing industry by helping them acquire and refine the in-demand skills that employers covet. Triton offers associate degrees in mechanical design and mechatronics as well as four engineering technology certificates that help students refine and gain new skills in a short period of time. For more information, email antigonesharris@triton.edu.

Triton College Open House  May 6, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

There will be plenty of information available for everyone in the family at the Triton College Open House. Current and prospective students and their families can meet faculty, staff and students, speak with admissions representatives, learn about financial aid and scholarships, learn about Triton’s programs, tour the campus and experience the Triton difference. Everyone who attends the open house may enter to win a FREE three-credit-hour course from Triton, a value of more than $200! You must R.S.V.P. in advance to be entered into the raffle. To confirm attendance, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130, or register at http://www.triton.edu/openhouse

Job Fairs/Career Advancement Events  Engineering & Manufacturing Job Fair  April 13, 1-4 p.m.  T Building 

Chicagoland companies will be on Triton College’s campus recruiting for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities during the Engineering & Manufacturing Job Fair. Job seekers should bring multiple copies of their resume to provide to potential employers.

Hospitality Job Fair  April 26, 10 a.m.-Noon  B-204/210 (B Building, Second Floor) 

Employers from hotels, restaurants and nonprofit organizations will participate in the Hospitality Job Fair. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext 3789, or email Jacquelinegordon@triton.edu.

Theatre Performances  The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs  By Mike Daisey, Directed by Andrew Gallant 

Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5, 2017 Friday and Saturdays – 7:30 p.m. Sunday – 2 p.m. Cox Auditorium – Fine Arts Building (J Building, Room108)

$10 General Admission; $5 Students, Faculty/Staff and Seniors 

Called the “most notorious and controversial play of the decade,” The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs is part gonzo journalism and part autobiography. Hilarious and razor sharp, writer Mike Daisey tells the story on his personal odyssey to the site of Apple’s factory in China, a captivating journey into the heart of technology and consumerism.

The Tritonysia Play Festival  By Various Artists, Directed by Sommer Austin  May 5-7 and May 12-14, 2017 Fridays and Saturdays – 7:30 p.m. Sundays – 2 p.m. 

Cox Auditorium – Fine Arts Building (J Building, Room108)  $10 General Admission  $5 Students, Faculty/Staff and Seniors 

The Tritonysia is Triton’s first annual short play festival, inspired by the ancient Greek festival, the Dionysia, which honored the god Dionysus in many ways, including that of a play contest. The Tritonysia closes out our season with exciting new work, during which you will enjoy world premiere 10-minute pieces written by Triton College students, faculty and artists from the surrounding community. This will be a fun festival for fans of theatre, performance and creativity!

Art Gallery Exhibits  ALL exhibits take place in Triton College Art Gallery (Room J-108) and are presented without charge. Please visit frequently.

Art Gallery Hours 

Available for viewing by appointment only. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3506. Or visit http://www.triton.edu/entertainment.

Annual District High School Competition  Jan. 23-Feb. 16, 2017  Public Reception for the Artists and Awards Ceremony: Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m. 

The faculty of our area high schools will select and join us in presenting the strongest work of their students. This show is always diverse and includes work in all media. Subject matter is widely inclusive and the artwork ranges from photorealistic to purely abstract. A brief awards ceremony will be held at 7 p.m.

Indiana Jen   Feb. 20-March 17   Public Reception and Discussion: March 15, 6-8 p.m. 

Jennifer Hasso is cool. I’ll prove it: “To hold an object in your hand that has been buried for hundreds, or thousands, of years is a humbling experience. Envisioning who made the object, what it meant to them, and how or why they used it, heightens your awareness of the ingenuity and creative ability that closely binds the past to the present. I have immersed myself in diverse cultures, each with their own artifacts; some discontinued, some repurposed, and some adapted to advances in technology and communication. Let’s discuss!” Please join us for Jen’s presentation during which she will discuss the objects in the show and tell tales of her adventures finding them.

Never Enough Noir   March 27-April 21, 2017   Public Reception for the Artists and Costume Gala: April 19, 6-8 p.m. 

It will be a dark and moody night. Come and view Noir film and graphic novel inspired artwork created as a special project this spring. The show will include both individually and group created artwork specifically designed to add a thrill to the month of April. Why should we not have a Halloween in the spring? You are correct, there is no good reason. Feel free to come costumed as your favorite private eye, hoodlum or femme fatale.

Spring Student Show   April 24-May 15, 2017   Public Reception for the Artists: Monday, May 15, 6-8 p.m. 

Our students work very hard; They create great art. The next thing they have to do is finals, so come help them have fun while they still have the chance! Our traditional end-of-the-school-year event featuring work in all media created by Triton students throughout the academic year. Plan to have fun.

Music Events   Music events listed are FREE to attend unless *otherwise noted. 

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES   Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.   Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room R-218) 

Pianist Akiko Konishi and Cellist Jeremy Ward perform a program of music inspired by the theme of love. This event will be followed by a Valentine’s themed dessert reception in the lobby!

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES   March 8, 7:30 p.m.   Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room R-218) 

In this faculty artist recital, new faculty members Alex Beltran and Chris Sies perform contemporary classical and jazz works for saxophone and percussion. Join us for a reception in the lobby following the event!

COMMUNITY BAND   Local Showcase   March 13, 7:30 p.m.   Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room R-218) 

The Triton Community Band features this year’s Concerto-Aria Competition winners in an evening featuring the community’s finest musicians.

WORLD MUSIC SERIES   April 5, Noon   Student Center Cafeteria (B Building) 

Eastern Blok and AKGI GuitarDuo – comes up with a unique musical language that melts together his Balkan roots with flamenco and Latin guitar traditions. The Goran Ivanovic Trio includes Matt Ulery on bass and Pete Tashjian on drums.

TRITON COLLEGE JAZZ SPECTACULAR   April 8, 7:30 p.m.   Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room R-218)   Admission: $7 General Admission, $5 Students/Seniors 

The Jazz Spectacular is always a highlight of our concert season, featuring nationally renowned guest artists as well as the Triton College Big Band. This year we invite the Goran Ivanovic Trio, led by virtuoso guitarist Goran Ivanovic, to our stage to perform alongside the Triton College Big Band led by James Davis. A FREE masterclass led by the Goran Ivanovic Trio will be held at 4 p.m., also in the Performing Arts Center. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to engage with some of the best musicians in our region!

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES   April 12, 7:30 p.m.   Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room R-218) 

Pianist Soo-Yon Choi and soprano Nathalie Colas perform a program of solo and collaborative music from the classical piano and vocal literature. Join us for a reception in the lobby following the event!

WORLD MUSIC SERIES   University of Chicago South Asian Music Ensemble   April 18, Noon   Student Center Cafeteria (B Building) 

The University of Chicago’s South Asian Music Ensemble (SAME) rehearses weekly to learn and perform song traditions from South India as well as popular, folk and classical songs in Kannada, Tamil, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam and Bangla. SAME performs at the University of Chicago each spring as well as in community events, such as Rockefeller Chapel’s celebration of Diwali and commemorations of other events at temples and conventions in the Chicagoland area. Website: arts.uchicago.edu

COMMUNITY CHOIR   Joann Cho, Director   April 25, 7:30 p.m.   Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room R-218) 

In celebration of spring, the Triton Community Choir performs a program of music inspired by the seasons and the theme of renewal. Directed by Joann Cho, guest soloists join the choir in this program for an evening of both energizing and contemplative choral music.

COMMUNITY BAND   Future Leaders, Directors   May 1, 7:30 p.m.   Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room R-218) 

The Triton Community Band is proud to welcome the winners of the first-ever essay competition to the podium! Three young musicians from the community will have the opportunity to lead the ensemble and showcase their talents! The concert will also feature faculty pianist Akiko Konishi in an exciting performance of George Gershwin’s quintessential work, Rhapsody in Blue.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE   James Davis, Director   May 11, 7:30 p.m.   Performing Arts Center of the Robert M. Collins Center (R Building, Room R-218) 

As the final jazz concert of the season, the Triton College Jazz Ensemble returns to the Performing Arts Center to perform a concert featuring the music of contemporary jazz legends.

Active Retired Citizens Club (ARCC) Meeting Dates 

Triton College’s Active Retired Citizens Club (ARCC) is a social club that provides activities and networking opportunities to adults who are young at heart and want to expand their social and intellectual life. Meetings include performances, presentations on a wide range of topics as well as luncheons. The group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month during the school year. Annual membership dues are $10. The meetings take place in Room R-221 of the Robert M. Collins Building (R Building). 

The meetings scheduled for this semester include:

Feb. 3  James Sanden Comedy Magic Show

Feb. 17  Heart Health with Rachel Lazich from Covenant Care

March 3  College Illinois! Isn’t Just for Parents

March 17  Weather Safety and Preparedness with Adam Lucio from Illinois Storm Chasers

April 7  Abraham Lincoln with R. J. Lindsey

April 21  Movie and Popcorn with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

May 19  Spring Luncheon Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

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