Wednesday, May 15, 2013
It was really all about fun and family.
Immaculate Conception Grade School and Visitation School track teams met on the track of Elmhurst College earlier this month, where the two Elmhurst schools were able to compete against one another in a fun-filled evening of events. The JV teams, which consist of fifth- and sixth-grade boys and girls, took to the track first, while the varsity teams, consisting of seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls were sent out to the field. At this meet, athletes get to try new events they may not typically participate in during a weekend meet due to the limitation of entrants per race. An 800-meter runner might have been able to try a 75-meter dash, or a triple-jump athlete might have tried throwing a javelin. The ICGS-Visitation meet is a time …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Chicago historian Keith Koeneman had unprecedented access to members of Daley's administration.
Keith Koeneman writes about Chicago history, politics and culture. His new book on the retired mayor of Chicago, First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley, was built on unprecedented access to the key players in the long-running Daley administration. The book tells the story of a complicated leader—sensitive and tough, impatient and persistent—who as mayor not only ran but also embodied Chicago. Koeneman will discuss his biography of the former Chicago mayor, which was released in late March, at Elmhurst College at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. In First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley (University of Chicago Press), Koeneman chronicles the complex and often contradictory life of an American political legend. Through more than 100 …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The 2013 Relay for Life has already raised more than $15,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Relay for Life of Elmhurst College is holding its annual 12-hour event from 6 p.m. Friday, May 3, through 6 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at 190 South Prospect Ave. According to the official Relay for Life page, more than $15,000 already has been raised for the American Cancer Society. "Relay For Life is more than just a fund-raiser," reads a quote on Elmhurst Relay's Facebook page. "It’s a life-changing experience. At Relay, every person in the community has a chance to celebrate, remember and fight back. "And every person who participates joins others around the globe as part of this worldwide movement to end cancer. No matter why you relay, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives." If you want to check out some of the reasons …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Assessment process and rebates available to Elmhurst homeowners, too.
Saturday, April 27
Elmhurst College went green earlier this month, with home energy assessments for 16 of its campus residences. The assessments, offered by ComEd and Nicor, go a long way in the effort to reduce energy use and the impact on the environment. The event coincided with Earth Day 2013; students, faculty and members of the Elmhurst College Sustainability Committee were in attendance. Nicor and ComEd's energy efficiency programs are designed to help customers take control of their energy consumption through knowledge, access to online resources and incentives on energy-efficient technologies. But it's not just institutional organizations that can benefit. Certified energy advisors are available to come to any residence in Elmhurst and, for a …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Mr. Cunningham was dean of students emeritus at Elmhurst College, and an avid supporter of the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival. Visitation is Sunday, April 14.
Sunday, April 14
Elmhurst College Dean of Students Emeritus James Cunningham, a longtime producer and emcee of the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, died in his Elmhurst home on April 6. He was 74. During his 35-year career at Elmhurst College as dean of students and a professor of education, James Cunningham devoted himself to enriching the academic and cultural life of Elmhurst students. But his greatest legacy at Elmhurst may be one that has benefited not only Elmhurst College students, but students from all over the world and everyone who loves jazz. James Cunningham joined Elmhurst College in 1968 as associate dean of students and director of the College Union, now the Frick Center. He became dean of students in 1973, and for the next two decades …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Thirty-four students from Elmhurst among the 200 who graduated last month.
Thursday, March 28
Thirty-four students from Elmhurst graduated during Elmhurst College’s midyear commencement ceremony last month. About 200 members of the midyear class of 2013 completed the requirements for bachelor's degrees, 11 earned master’s degrees. Sixty-nine students earned distinction, including nine summa cum laude (cumulative grade-point average of 3.90 or better on a 4.0 scale); 34 magna cum laude (3.70 to 3.89); and 26 cum laude (3.50 to 3.69). Dr. S. Alan Ray, president of Elmhurst College, delivered the commencement address titled, “Getting What You Need.” The spring commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 1. The following students earned bachelor's degrees, unless otherwise indicated. (***summa cum laude; **magna cum laude; *…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Today's society is weighed down by partisanship and self interests, said business leaders at Elmhurst College's forum on Jobs, Education and the Economy Wednesday at Drury Lane.
Economic growth is too slow, unemployment is too high and the country is too divided by self interests, say experts in business. On the heels of new report that states the U.S. economy actually shrunk in the fourth quarter of 2012, four titans of business on Wednesday tackled questions related to how we got here and what needs to be done to improve the economy. Jobs, Education and the Economy, Elmhurst College's sixth annual Governmental Forum, featured panelists John Engler, former Michigan governor and president of The Business Roundtable; Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman and CEO; Desiree Rogers, Johnson Publishing CEO; and Thomas Kloet, TMX Group CEO. Read more about the panelists here. 'The World is Starved for Leadership' The …
Monday, January 21, 2013
They drove all night to witness history. Mission accomplished.
Monday, January 21
ABC7 News was at the scene as dozens of Elmhurst College students boarded a bus Sunday night, headed for Washington, D.C. Arrival time was scheduled at 7:30 a.m. Monday, then they would take a 3.5-mile walk to get to the swearing in. ABC7 spoke to several of the students about their reasons for making the grueling trip. Read what they had to say here. But the 56 students arrived late, just as President Obama was finishing his speech, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. They missed the music, the invocation and the oath of office, but they had no regrets. Abraham Mulberry, freshman political science and philosophy major and president of the Elmhurst College College Democrats of Illinois had this to say in the Chicago Tribune article: "All …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Syracuse came calling with an offer he couldn't refuse.
Friday, January 18
Elmhurst College head football Coach Tim Lester, who led the Bluejays to their most successful season in school history, has accepted a position as quarterbacks coach at Div. 1 Syracuse University in New York, according to the Syracuse University website. Lester completed five seasons with Elmhurst College, culminating in the Bluejays' first-ever trip to the NCAA playoffs. The Bluejays earned their first post-season win and their best school record at 10-2. Lester announced his resignation on Monday, Jan. 14. In an interview with D3football.com, Lester said: “This is a very bittersweet day for me and my family. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time at Elmhurst but this is a tremendous opportunity that I could not pass up." Lester hails …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Information Technology experts will talk about the skills and training needed to enter or advance in the IT industry.
Thursday, January 17
Employment trends show that the demand for information technology professionals has never been greater and is likely to continue as the economy recovers and a growing variety of organizations recognizes the need for workers with IT skills, according to a press release from Elmhurst College. On Saturday, January 19, Elmhurst College will offer a free, wide-ranging information seminar for those interested in moving into the field of information technology, or for those currently working in IT who are ready to take their career to the next level. At the Information Technology Career Transitions Seminar, experts in the fields of IT and career education will discuss the skill sets needed to succeed in IT, and will help seminar participants …