College of Lake County news and notes
Updated: January 28, 2013 6:30PM
Cheerleading squad takes the floor
Fifteen College of Lake County students, former rivals at high school cheerleading competitions, have formed a new Lancer Cheerleading Club, which gaåve its first public performance at men’s and women’s home basketball games on Jan. 17.
Teresa Aguinaldo, interim executive director of Student Life, said she is excited about the revival of cheerleading at CLC after a long hiatus. (The college had a pom-pom squad several years ago and an athletic department-sponsored cheerleading squad in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s).
Hanna Kittridge, an adjunct English instructor, was approached by students Lisa McCarthy last semester about advising the new club, and it took off from there.
The new club’s first performances drew supporters of the cheerleading club to the games. They performed at the two half-times and led the crowd in cheers.
CLC’s new athletic director, Darryl Pope, is a fan of the Lancer cheerleaders.
“Their energy and enthusiasm have already made a difference to the student athletes participating as well as those to who attend the games,” he said. “The players and the crowd feel, hear and see the difference when the cheerleaders are involved.”
The community is invited to participate in a new lecture series on Middle East cultures and societies, as well as free non-credit Arabic language classes, at the College of Lake County during spring semester.
The programs are being offered to CLC students and Lake County residents as part of a U.S. Department of Education Title VI-A Grant shared between CLC and Joliet Junior College. The grant will help create new language programs and develop international curriculum focusing on India, Japan and Jordan.
All programs are free and open to the public and registration is not required. For more information, please contact Li-hua Yu at (847) 543-2741 or email@example.com or Ann Rajan at (847) 543-2344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following events will be held at the CLC Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington Street this spring:
• Free non-credit Arabic classes: Saturdays in Room A112 from Feb. 23 to April 27. Beginner level meets 10-11:30 a.m. and intermediate level: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with instructor: Randa Hallak.
Middle East Lecture Series by CLC faculty members:
• Feb. 20, 12-1 p.m. in Room A158: Ribhi Salhi, political science: “The Islamic movements and forms of religious violence.”
• March 13, 12-1 p.m. in Room A158: Ribhi Salhi, political science: “Government systems of the Middle East.”
• March 18, 12-1 p.m. in Room A158: Ribhi Salhi, political science: “Jordan from an American perspective.”
• April 2, 3-4 p.m. in Room A121: Jaleh Sherbini, political science: “Uprising in the name of democracy: Egypt’s youth revolution 2011.”
• April 11, 12-1 p.m. in T333: Jaleh Sherbini, political science: “The new era of democratization in the Middle East: Egypt’s first free elections.”
• April 16, 2-3 p.m. in Room V122 (Southlake Campus, Vernon Hills): Jaleh Sherbini, political science: “The resurgence of political Islamization in the Middle East: Egypt and the Muslim brotherhood.”
• April 18, 12-1 p.m. in Room T118: Soheila Kayoud, surgical technology: “Special topics on Iran.”
• April 25, 3-4 p.m. in Room A121: Jaleh Sherbini, political science: “A bridge between East and West: The growing political role of Turkey in the Middle East.”
• April 30, 12-1 p.m. in Room T333: Roberta Al-Salihi, adult education/literacy: “Role of Islam outside the Middle East (West Africa).”
Study in Jodan
Earn CLC credits while studying at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan from May 21 to June 7, 2013. CLC courses offered are CHM 120 (Chemical Concepts) and PSC 121 (American Politics). Scholarships are available to qualified CLC students. For more information visit www.clcillinois.edu/cie or attend an informational session.
Information sessions on the trip to Jordan will be held at: 2-3 p.m. Jan. 31, Room B129; 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Feb. 5, Room V122 (Southlake Campus); and Feb. 5; and Feb. 8, 2-3 p.m., Room B129.
Salute to gospel music program
The College of Lake County’s 29th Annual Salute to Gospel Music program on March 2 will feature the Grammy® Award winning groups Sounds of Blackness and Reverend Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago. This program begins at 7 p.m. at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.
The program will be a spirited musical tribute to the 150th anniversary of the signing of the emancipation proclamation.
Sounds of Blackness is a Grammy® Award-winning group directed by Gary Hines since 1971. It has consistently performed and proclaimed the music, culture and history of African-Americans to audiences all over the world. From jazz and blues to rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, gospel, spirituals, hip-hop, reggae and soul, this group colors each and every “sound of blackness” with uplifting messages of hope, unity, love and peace for all humankind and then works passionately to achieve it.
In 2012, the “The Sound of Blackness” CD won a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Best World Music Recording. The group has also won the Soul Train Award, International Time For Peace Award, seven Stellar Awards and the International Dance Music Awards. It also was nominated for an Emmy Award and five NAACP Image Awards. The group’s new self-titled CD “The Sounds of Blackness” and first single “Fly Again” are inspiring the world and a new generation once again. The group has performed benefit concerts for many organizations and conducts master classes and workshops. They have performed on the soundtracks of the films “Batman,” “Demolition Man,” “Panther,” “House Party II,” “The Posse,” “Down in the Delta,” “Moses in Egypt,” “John Henry,” “First Kid,” “Mo’ Money,” “Justice,” “First Sunday,” “Precious,” and “The Apostle.”
Reverend Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago. Jenkins, a Grammy® Award-winning songwriter, wrote the #1 praise and worship anthem, “Awesome,” which was #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart for over 16 weeks. The single entered at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart, entered at #1 as the Best Selling Christian/Gospel Song on Amazon and is the third best-selling digital gospel song of 2012. In October 2012, Jenkins and Fellowship of Chicago received a stunning eight Stellar Gospel Music Award nominations for “The Best of Both Worlds” CD. The nominations include artist of the year, song of the year (awarded to songwriter), new artist of the year, CD of the year, choir of the year, traditional CD of the year, traditional choir of the year and recorded music package of the year.
The CLC Gospel Choir, under the direction of Dr. Charles Clency, will open the program. The 2013 Harambee Award of Excellence will be presented to the Reverend Henry Lee Jordan, Jr., pastor of Greater Faith Church Baptist, Waukegan.
Fundraising opportunities for local groups will be offered. For groups of 30 or more, tickets may be purchased at $4 off the general admission price of $19, and the group discount includes a private, pre-show reception. Each group or organization is entitled to reassign the price of tickets and keep all proceeds raised above the discounted price. For groups of 20 or more, tickets may be purchased at $3 off the general admission price of $19. For information on group tickets and discounts, call (847) 543-2112.
Regular priced tickets are $19 for general public; $17 for CLC students, staff, alumni, seniors, and children 12 and under. Tickets are on sale at the CLC Lakeshore Campus, by phone at the James Lumber Center Box Office (847) 543-2300 or at www.geneseetheatre.com.