News from Oakton: November 6, 2012

Celebrate the Art and Music of Nature at Oakton
While the fall foliage is in peak season, Oakton’s faculty and students aim to peak your interest with The Art and Music of Nature, a collaborative presentation and performance involving Oakton’s departments of art and music. This free event takes place 8 - 9 p.m., Friday, November 9, at Oakton’s Performing Arts Center Lobby, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines.

Oakton music students will perform nature-themed pieces – surrounded by environmental photographs and ceramics created by the College’s art students. Musical selections include “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Maple Leaf Rag,” “Wild Horseman,” “La Rose,” and selections from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.   

For more information, contact 847.635.1900.


College Closed in Observance of Veterans Day
Oakton’s campuses in Des Plaines (1600 East Golf Road) and Skokie (7701 North Lincoln Avenue) will be closed on Sunday, November 11, and Monday, November 12, in honor of Veterans Day. Classes resume on Tuesday, November 13.


Get on Track for a Health Career
Discover the exciting world of health care careers. Oakton will host free information sessions in November at the Des Plaines campus, 1600 East Golf Road.

Upcoming discussion groups include:

  • Nursing
    Wednesday, November 14, at 3 p.m. (Room 1608).
  • Radiologic Technology
    Wednesday, November 14, at 6 p.m. (Room 1605).
  • Health Information Technology
    Wednesday, November 14, at 6 p.m. (Room 1608).
  • Medical Laboratory Technology and Phlebotomy
    Wednesday, November 28, at 11 a.m. (Room 1604).

Sessions showcase Oakton’s degree and certificate offerings in these health care career programs. Faculty will be on hand to discuss course requirements and industry trends.

To reserve your spot in a session, visit or call 847.635.1700.


Explore Your Future . . . at Oakton
Find out why Oakton is the ideal place to start or continue your college education during a visit to the College’s Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue, on Thursday, November 15, starting at 5:30 p.m., in Room P103-104.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Recruitment and Outreach, the tour will feature information about admission, career and transfer programs, financial aid, student services, and extracurricular activities. Oakton faculty, administrators, staff, and students will be available to answer questions.

Oakton offers associate’s degrees and certificate programs for students planning to move on to four-year colleges or universities, as well as those preparing for employment in a variety of careers. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the College is recognized by the Illinois Community College Board and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

To register, call 847.635.1835 or visit


The Jewish Jesus: A Closer Look
For centuries, studies of Jesus downplayed or ignored his Jewish historical context – and many studies still address his Jewish background only as a stepping-stone to his role as the Christ. But such neglect has had serious consequences. Find out how many of these studies have served as a fertile source for anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism at “The Jewish Jesus” on Friday, November 16, at 11 a.m., at Oakton’s Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue (Room P103).

Sponsored by the College’s Jewish Studies Concentration, this free presentation features Zev Garber, Ph.D., professor emeritus and chair of Jewish Studies, Los Angeles Valley College, and editor of Shofar Journal. For more information, contact


Stay Cool at Oakton’s Jazz Lounge
Chill out and enjoy an evening of jazz standards performed by the award-winning Oakton Community College Jazz Band at 8 p.m., Friday, November 16, in the Performing Arts Center Lobby, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines. Drinks and snacks accompany this program of smooth jazz standards – and a few surprises – during this unforgettable evening.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students and seniors . Call the Oakton Box Office at 847.635.1900. 


Reserve Your Spot at The Sun, Moon, and Stars Musical Brunch
Come hungry for delicious food and heavenly music at The Sun, Moon, and Stars, a musical brunch, on Sunday, November 18, at 1 p.m., in Oakton’s TenHoeve Center, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines.

Enjoy roast beef, turkey breast, and vegetable pasta primavera, and memorable music from the American songbook, Broadway, and opera brought to life by soprano Eileen Berman, Oakton instructor of music. Berman, who received her master’s degree in music from Northeastern Illinois University, has appeared with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Lake Forest Symphony, and Lake Geneva Opera Festival.

Tickets are $25 and reservations are required. Call the Oakton Box Office at 847.635.1900.


Spring Registration Begins November 19
Think spring! Registration for spring 2013 begins Monday, November 19.

The spring semester starts Monday, January 14, 2013. Spring class listings may be found online at, or in the Spring 2013 Credit and Noncredit Class Schedule, available at the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses, 1600 East Golf Road, or 7701 North Lincoln Avenue. Students should also consult the schedule for late-start course information.

Register in person at either campus Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Students with a current application on file may register at

For more information about classes, contact Advising and Counseling at 847.635.1741 (Des Plaines), or 847.635.1400 (Skokie).