Monthly Announcement - November 15, 2012
Coming into the holiday season, our calendars seem to fill up quickly. Check out the events below and save the dates now. Make plans to attend the Holiday Concert by GSU's Performance Choir class. Take the kids to see A Christmas Carol or the Salt Creek Ballet Nutcracker. Lots of events are taking place on campus. To receive first notice of events and to see pictures of past events, "like" the Governors State University Alumni Association Facebook Page.
GSU recently partnered with CN Rail. Watch the video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3qb8FSicVY. The full story is below.
I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
For more information, call the Alumni Relations Office at 708.534.4128. Feel free to visit the alumni website to view past editions of the e-connections newsletter and our annual print newsletter, Alumni Connections and to get up-to-the-minute details.
Director of Alumni Relations
Alumni Association Now on Facebook
"Like" the Governors State University Alumni Association on Facebook to receive the most up-to-date news, see pictures from current and past events, ask questions, and more.
Alumni Volunteer Program
What a beautiful day on November 11 to restore the prairie! Alumni, students, and community members joined the fun in collecting native prairie seeds and transporting them to a new site in the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park on GSU's campus.
As a GSU alum, you may join as many of our Alumni Clubs as you like, free of charge. Sign up for Alumni Clubs by visiting www.govst.edu/alumni (click on Clubs side bar) or call the Alumni Relations Office at 708.534.4128 for more information.
Alumni Golf Club
Save the Date for our 2013 annual golf outing on Sunday, September 15. To join the Alumni Golf Club, call 708.534.4128 or email email@example.com
Alumni Book Club Reviews "Zeitoun" - January 24, 2013
Join other book enthusiasts in a lively discussion on the current book. The Alumni Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month.
Book Club Schedule:
- December - No Meeting
- January 24 - Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Books to be reviewed are chosen by the Alumni Book Club members. Call the Alumni Relations Office at 708.534.4128 to join or e-mail alumnirelations2@govst. edu and say "sign me up for the Book Club." Visit the website at www.govst.edu/alumni for details and book descriptions.
Speaking in Tongues Performance - November 17
"Speaking in Tongues: The Chronicles of Babel," comes to the GSU Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, November 17.
"Speaking in Tongues," a presentation of Chicago's MPAACT Productions, is part of GSU Center's "One More Night" series, which brings the best in Chicago-area theater to local audiences. "One More Night" is funded by a generous grant from The Chicago Community Trust.
General admission tickets for "Speaking in Tongues: The Chronicles of Babel" are $30. To purchase tickets, or for further information, contact the GSU Center box office at www.centertickets.net or 708.235.2222.
Veterans Club Skating Party and Fundraiser - November 17
Before you enjoy all that turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, have fun roller skating with the GSU Veterans Club. The social event and fund raiser will be held on November 17, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Tinley Park Roller Rink, 17658 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park. Admission is only $10 and proceeds will be used to support programs assisting members of the armed forces. For more information, contact Eric Williams at 708.439.1999.
Health and Human Services Career Fair - November 28
The Office of Career is sponsoring the 2012 Health and Human Services Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, November 28, from 2 to 5 p.m., in the Center for Performing Arts lobby.
Prospective employers in the fields of physical and occupational therapy, nursing, social work, and non-profit social services will meet with job and internship candidates.
The career fair is open to current students, GSU alumni, and members of the community seeking employment in these fields. There is no charge for job seekers. Participants are advised to dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes.
Representatives from both public and private institutions, organizations, and businesses interested in meeting job candidates are also welcome.
For more information or to register visit www.govst.edu/careerservices or call the Office of Career Services at 708.235.3974
Free Holiday Concert - December 1
Just in time to share the spirit of the season, the Governors State University Choral Performance Class is presenting a free Holiday Concert on December 1, at 3 p.m., in Sherman Recital Hall.
This concert has old favorites, new standards, and sing-alongs; including songs of Hanukkah, music from South America, and jazz versions of traditional carols with accompanist Joyce Beer.
"We are singing a variety of music that is sure to get everyone into the spirit," says choir conductor Stacy Eckert. "Our program has favorites like ‘The Little Drummer Boy,' and ‘Peace on Earth,' as well as fun songs like ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas' and ‘The Grinch.' And we love it when the audience joins in and sings with us. This is a free, fun, family event."
Master of Occupational Therapy Information Session - December 13
The Department of Occupational Therapy will host an Information Session for individuals interested in learning more about the Master of Occupational Therapy degree program on Thursday, December 13, from 5 to 6 p.m. in G127 in the Faculty Office Center (FOC). Attendees are encouraged to bring unofficial copies of transcripts.
For more information, contact Patricia Kalvelage at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 708.534.7294. Additional information may be found at www.govst.edu/chhs/dot/mot/
Nikki Giovanni Enchants
From the intimate poetry reading in Engbretson Hall to the full house at the Center for Performing Arts, poet, activist, and author Nikki Giovanni entertained, enlightened, and enchanted her audience. Read more »
Film Festival to Screen GSU Grad's Documentary
Mercedes Kane, a GSU MFA graduate, will present her documentary, "Today We Saw the Face of God," at the Illinois International Film Festival (IIFF) in December.Kane, a 2009 MFA graduate, has been invited to seven film festivals.
The documentary is about a medical mission team in Haiti that experienced the devastating earthquake in 2010. "Today We Saw the Face of God," had its world premiere at Commffest Community Film Festival in Toronto on September 22, where Kane received the MADA Humanitarian Award.
The local premiere will be at IIFF, at the Viaduct Theater in Chicago, on Saturday, December 1, at 6 p.m. There will be another screening on Sunday, December 2, with the time to be determined. The theater is located at 3111 N. Western Avenue.
Follow this link for more information on the documentary and screenings - todaywesawthefaceofgod.com/.
Chicago Live! at GSU was "an Entertaining Mix of Talk, Commedy and Music"
In hosting Chicago Live!, Governors State University affirmed its position as an vital public square where important issues are freely discussed, strengthening the community's social fabric.
Chicago Live!, presented at GSU's Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, November 1, was a cornucopia of comedy, music, and interviews on topics ranging from beer and the blues to election endorsements and the plight of the black middle class. An audience of about 400 gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up to the live stage show, a production of the Chicago Tribune in partnership with The Second City comedy troupe and WGN-AM Radio. Read more »
GSU, CN Rail Announce Partnership
Governors State University announced a named classroom following the receipt of a substantial gift from CN Railroad. GSU officials received the first installment of the $100,000 gift at a ceremony at Governors State's main campus in University Park. Read more »
GSU Takes National Spotlight in AAC&U News
The November edition of AAC&U News features an in-depth look at GSU in "Governors State Strives for Civic Engagement Across the Curriculum, Across Generations," the lead article in the monthly publication. (The publication is distributed to 34,000 readers across the country.) Read full article at: