Oakton Community College briefs for the week of July 26, 2012
Oakton Community College campuses are at 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines and 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie. | Contributed photo
Updated: September 3, 2012 6:03AM
Explore a career in radiological technology
Interested in a career as a radiological technologist?
Then you won’t want to miss a free information session at 2 p.m. Aug. 1 at Oakton’s Skokie campus, 7701 Lincoln Avenue (Room A151). This seminar showcases the college’s degree and certificate programs in this health-career program. Faculty will be on hand to discuss course requirements and industry trends.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that employment for radiological technologists is expected to increase by about 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
Interested in nursing? Then mark your calendar for an upcoming information session at Oakton’s Skokie campus at 3 p.m. Aug. 2 (Room A145/152).
To reserve your place in a session, go to www.oakton.edu/healthcareers or call (847) 635-1700.
‘Eyewitness: Works by Morris Topchevsky’ comes to Oakton
View the work of Chicago artist and social crusader Morris Topchevsky (1899-1947) at an exhibition that runs Aug. 2-Sept. 21 at Oakton’s Koehnline Museum of Art.
The collection is a true treasure trove — one that almost didn’t come to light. In 2001, Nathan Harpaz, curator of Oakton’s Koehnline Museum of Art, was visiting the Skokie residence of Topchevsky’s late brother Alex Topp, a painter. His widow invited Harapz to explore Topp’s studio — untouched since he had passed away. Harpaz discovered a gold mine of sorts. High up near the ceiling, he found dozens of paintings by Topp’s brother, Morris.
Topchevsky’s work provides striking examples of his artistic activism. As a young immigrant on the city’s Near West Side, Topchevsky became sensitized to the plight of the poor. Inspired by social reformer Jane Addams, Topchevsky served as a resident art instructor at Addams’ Hull-House settlement and in later years at the Abraham Lincoln Center on Chicago’s South Side. Besides the disenfranchised, his work also featured idyllic images of Mexico’s and New Mexico’s indigenous culture and physical landscape.
Eyewitness: Works by Morris Topchevsky presents this politically radical artist’s diverse survey of work, illuminating his creative responses to varied geographic and sociopolitical environments during the first half of the 20th century.
On opening night attend a public reception with refreshments from 5-8 p.m.
The Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, is currently operating under its summer hours and is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Oakton Emeritus examines strategic decisions
Review recent U.S. strategic decisions since Sept. 11, 2001, by enrolling in a new course offered by the Emeritus Program at Oakton.
The Use of History in Strategic Decisions (PSE B45-91). Does knowledge of the past help to predict the future? Examine how we draw useful lessons from historical events and trends — and how major mistakes sometime are made as a result. Session meets 10-11:15 a.m. Aug. 7 at Vi at the Glen, 2500 Indigo Lane, Glenview. Course fee is $20.
All registrants are charged an $8 nonrefundable processing fee at the time of registration. But students who register online will only be charged once per semester for an unlimited number of courses. Those registering in person, by mail or fax will be charged an $8 fee with each registration form.
For information about the Emeritus Program call (847) 635-1414 or (847) 982-9888, and press 3. For a complete list of Emeritus classes and events, go to www.oakton.edu/emeritus.
Get in tune with Oakton music courses
Unleash your musical talent — and earn college credit — by enrolling in instruction courses this fall at Oakton. Music courses are available for students of all skill levels. Fall classes begin Aug. 20.
Courses are offered in the following areas:
• Piano, Six Piano Ensemble, and Music Literature and History. Contact Glenna Sprague, professor of music, at (847) 635-1905 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Bass Guitar, Cello, Conducting, Contrabass, Fundamentals of Music, and Music Theory. Contact Alison Gaines, instructor of music, at (847) 635-1907 or email@example.com.
• Guitar, Guitar Ensemble, and Jazz Guitar. Contact Tom Clippert, instructor of music, at (847) 635-1937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Percussion and Percussion Ensemble. Contact Bret Sher, instructor of music, at (847) 635-1937, email@example.com.
• Voice. Contact David Baker and Eileen Berman, instructors of music, at (847) 635-1907 or firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
• Choir. Contact Eileen Berman, instructor of music, at (847) 635-1907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Jazz Band, Woodwinds, and Woodwind Ensemble. Contact Robert Evans, instructor of music, at (847) 635-1937 or email@example.com.
• Brass. Contact Mark Olen, instructor of music, at (847) 635-1937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Violin, Viola, and String Ensemble. Contact Daniel Golden, instructor of music, at (847) 635-1937 or email@example.com.
Fall-semester class listings may be found online at www.oakton.edu or in the Fall 2012 Credit Class Schedule, available at either Oakton campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, or 7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Skokie.