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Leadership Series
In Student Activities we believe learning takes place outside of the classroom as well as in a classroom environment. The staff, through programming efforts, provides an encouraging environment to better prepare students to be active leaders in a complex and ever-changing society. Our staff helps students involved with clubs and organizations, as well as providing other services and resources to the College community, with a growing and flexible leadership program.

The following workshops are free and open to all students and student leaders. Call 847-635-1699 or 847-635-1443 or stop by the Student Activities Office Room 1430 (DP) or Room A160 (RHC) to reserve seats.

Check the BUZZ at www.oakton.edu/buzz for up-to-date information.

Motivation (download pdf)
Presented by: J.R. Martinez
On April 5, 2003, All My Children cast member J.R. Martinez was driving a Humvee in Iraq when his left front tire struck a land mine. He suffered severe burns to more than 40 percent of his body and spent nearly three years undergoing 32 surgeries and skin grafts. While his experience certainly was life-changing, Martinez amazingly claims it was a change for the better. He’s learned the importance of “inner beauty,” and hopes to show others the true value in making the most of every situation.
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2:30 p.m.
Business Conference Center, Des Plaines campus

Rolling Away: Substance Abuse (dowload pdf)
Presented by: Lynn Marie Smith
At the age of 19, Lynn Marie Smith moved from a small Pennsylvania farm town to New York City to pursue a career in theater. She was exposed to new people, new challenges—and drugs. While she wasn’t old enough to sit at a bar and order a drink, Lynn could order any narcotic from the comfort of her apartment, including pot, acid, cocaine, ketamine, heroin, and ecstasy. She conveys the reality and consequences of substance abuse and reminds people that they are stronger than they think.
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 12:30 p.m.
Room 1608, Des Plaines campus

Trouble Online: Campus Computing and the Law (download pdf)
Presented by: C.L. Lindsay, J.D.
Learn how your Facebook/MySpace pages can come back to haunt you! Topics include how personal content on social media Web sites can undermine future job opportunities; the dangers of Internet predators obtaining personal information online; and disciplinary action that can result from posting underage drinking photos online.
Wednesday Oct. 7, 6 p.m.
Room 1604, Des Plaines campus

 

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