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Cultural Events

 

Please visit our College Calendar for a complete list of all College activities

 

Upcoming Events 

2017

March

March is Women's History Month. IVCC's Women's History Month Celebration is made possible through the combined dedication of the Diversity Team, SAGE, the College Democrats, the Black Student Association, and the Student Government Association.

Wind Ensemble Concert
Thursday, March 2
7:30 p.m.
Cultural Centre
This event is free and open to the public. 

Brown Bag Lunch: "Let's Talk About it!" International Women's Day
Wednesday, March 8
noon - 1 p.m.
CTC125
Join members of the Black Student Association for a discussion of the film Hidden Figures, the award-winning film which exposes the never-really-publicized role of the incredibly brilliant African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.
This event is free and open to the public.

Brown Bag Lunch: "The Three F-Words: Feminism, Fake News and Why You Should Care About Them"
Friday, March 10
noon - 1 p.m.
CTC124
Please join Professors Amanda Cook Fesperman and Kimberly M. Radek-Hall for a discussion of what feminism is and means and why it's important as we venture into a world with a political landscape where alternative facts often take the place of actual ones. Please feel free to bring opinions, attitudes, and ethical values with your lunch.
This event is free and open to the public.

Glenn Mullin Presents "Meditation Caves in Tibet, and the Mystical Poetry Inspired by Them"
Wednesday, March 15
noon - 1 p.m.
C316
Glenn Mullin, a renowned Tibetologist, translator, curator of Himalayan art, author, spiritual teacher and leader of pilgrimages to Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and Mongolia, will present “Meditation Caves in Tibet, and the Mystical Poetry Inspired by Them."
This event is free and open to the public.

Brown Bag Lunch: "Alice Paul and the Equal Rights Amendment"
Friday, March 17
noon - 1 p.m.
CTC124
In this session, Professor of Political Science, Amanda Cook Fesperman, will discuss the history of the ERA, specifically highlighting Alice Paul, who introduced it in 1923, and examining what has happened to the legislation since. She will address questions such as whether it can be revived, in whole or in part, and whether it is still needed.
This event is free and open to the public.

Brown Bag Lunch: "A Woman Is No One: Gender Identity Construction in George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire"
Monday, March 20
noon - 1 p.m.
CTC124
This session will feature a lecture and discussion of the female characters from books that are the literary forerunner of HBO's popular series A Game of Thrones. Women from both the books and television show will be discussed, and there may be some spoilers.
This event is free and open to the public.

Brown Bag Lunch: "The Importance of Being Board"
Wednesday, March 22
noon - 1 p.m.
CTC124
In this session the IVCC College Democrats will host candidates for the Board of Trustees, asking them questions about how they see their role and what they envision for the future for all IVCC students. Please feel free to bring opinions, attitudes, and ethical values with your lunch.
This event is free and open to the public.

 

April

Noise vs. News "The First Amendment and a Free Press"
Thursday, April 6
6 - 7 p.m.
CTC124-125
IVCC instructor Amanda Cook Fesperman will discuss the vital role of the First Amendment and a free press in promoting and protecting democracy as part of the "Noise vs. News" series offered by Jacobs Library and La Salle Public Library. https://www.ivcc.edu/newsItem.aspx?id=30189
This event is free and open to the public. 

Noise vs. News "Online Journalism and the Proliferation of Fake News"
Thursday, April 13
6 - 7 p.m.
La Salle Public Library (305 Marquette St., La Salle)
Bill Cassidy of Northern Illinois University will present “Online Journalism and the Proliferation of Fake News” as part of the "Noise vs. News" series offered by Jacobs Library and La Salle Public Library. https://www.ivcc.edu/newsItem.aspx?id=30189
This event is free and open to the public.

Noise vs. News "The Allure of Fake News: Journalism, Ethics and Critical Thinking in the Age of Misinformation"
Thursday, April 20
6 - 7 p.m.
La Salle Public Library (305 Marquette St., La Salle)
Stephanie Craft from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present “The Allure of Fake News: Journalism, Ethics and Critical Thinking in the Age of Misinformation” as part of the "Noise vs. News" series offered by Jacobs Library and La Salle Public Library. https://www.ivcc.edu/newsItem.aspx?id=30189
This event is free and open to the public.

Spring Musical "Sweet Charity
Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, April 23 and Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29
All shows at 7:30 p.m. except for the 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, April 23
Cultural Centre
Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors (55+) and free to IVCC students with ID

Noise vs. News "News Media Panel Discussion"
Thursday, April 27
6 - 7 p.m.
CTC124-125
Amanda Cook Fesperman will moderate a panel discussion of news media representatives featuring Jenna Dooley, host of WNIJ’s “All Things Considered,” Jeff Dankert from the NewsTribune and David Giuliani from The Times as part of the "Noise vs. News" series offered by Jacobs Library and La Salle Public Library. https://www.ivcc.edu/newsItem.aspx?id=30189
This event is free and open to the public.

May

Wind Ensemble Concert
Thursday, May 4
7:30 p.m.
Cultural Centre
This event is free and open to the public.

Jazz Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, May 9
7 p.m.
Cultural Centre
This event is free and open to the public.