Oakton Community College news for the week of Aug. 30, 2012
Updated: August 27, 2012 1:12PM
Health Career info sessions
Learn more about health-career opportunities in September during Oakton’s five free information sessions. All information sessions will take place at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road.
Nursing — Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. (Room 1604); Medical Laboratory Technology and Phlebotomy — Sept. 12 at 2:30 p.m. (Room 1608). Radiologic Technology — Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. (Room 2153); Physical Therapist Assistant — Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. (Room 1604). Health Information Technology — Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. (Room 1610).
Seminars showcase the college’s degree and certificate programs in these health-career programs. Faculty will be on hand to discuss course requirements and industry trends.
“Reason versus Revelation: A Jewish Alternative” — Join Oakton for the first of three free fall events that explore varying aspects of Jewish history, culture, and thought. On Sept. 13, Ellen LeVee, Ph.D., Jewish studies, Spertus Institute, will speak. Learn more about the central role reason plays in the Jewish tradition and explore the ways in which reason and revelation may not be mutually exclusive. Professor LeVee’s seminar will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Oakton’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., in Room P103.
Also at the Skokie campus:
“Imagined and Guilty Identities: Remembering the Kindertransport” — Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room A145-52, Phyllis Lassner, Ph.D., professor, writing program, gender and Jewish studies, Northwestern University.
“The Jewish Jesus” — Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room P103, Zev Garber, Ph.D., professor emeritus and chair of Jewish studies at Los Angeles Valley College, and editor of Shofar.
For more information, visit www.oakton.edu/jewish_studies or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Interest courses
Head on over to Niles North High School for a variety of special-interest courses offered through the Oakton Alliance for Lifelong Learning.
Retirement Planning Today (FIN E02-01) — Discover how to integrate your finances with your goals and values to create an early retirement plan. Three-week course meets 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 5. Course fee is $45.
Concepts of Floral Design (ART D27-01) — Learn the fundamentals of floral design and how to create floral arrangements that add beauty to home and office settings. Six-week course meets 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 10. Course fee is $100.
Freelance Writing I (COM E55-01) — Find out how to write for publications from a widely published author and teacher. Develop ideas, target markets, write snappy queries, and create lively, substantive articles in a workshop setting. Five-week course meets 7-9 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 10. Course fee is $99.
Sushi Workshops (HEC F12-01) — Learn about the components of sushi including rice, fish, seaweed, wasabi, soy, and ginger. One-week course meets 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10. Course fee is $35.
All featured classes meet at Niles North High School, 9800 Lawler Avenue, Skokie. Students will be charged an $8 non-refundable processing fee at the time of registration. For a complete Alliance for Lifelong Learning class schedule, including registration and fee information, visit www.oakton.edu/all, or call 847-982-9888, press 3.