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
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
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
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