From the community ~
Join Oakton for the first of three free fall events that explore varying aspects of Jewish history, culture, and thought. On Thursday, Sept. 13, Ellen LeVee, Ph.D., Scholar-in-Residence, Center for Jewish Law and Judaic Studies, DePaul University School of Law, will speak on Reason versus Revelation: A Jewish Alternative.
Reason and revelation are often seen as conflicting methods for finding truth: knowledge obtained through science or philosophy versus knowledge revealed by God. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are often represented as relying more heavily on revelation. However, these religions all use reason. Learn more about the central role reason plays in the Jewish tradition and explore the ways in which reason and revelation may not be mutually exclusive.
Professor LeVee’s seminar will run from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Oakton’s Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Ave., in Room P103.
Imagined and Guilty Identities: Remembering the Kindertransport, Thursday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room A145-52, Phyllis Lassner, Ph.D., professor, The Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies, writing program and gender studies, Northwestern University.
The Jewish Jesus, Friday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room P103, Zev Garber, Ph.D., professor emeritus and chair of Jewish studies at Los Angeles Valley College; editor of Shofar.
For more information, visit www.oakton.edu/jewish_studies or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oakton Hosts Health Career Information Sessions in September
Explore the world of health care careers! Oakton will host free information sessions during the month of September at the College’s Des Plaines campus (1600 East Golf Road).
Upcoming sessions include:
* Radiologic Technology, Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m. (Room 2153).
* Physical Therapist Assistant, Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. (Room 1604).
* Health Information Technology, Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. (Room 1610).
Seminars showcase the College’s degree and certificate programs in these health career programs. Faculty will be on hand to discuss course requirements and industry trends.
To reserve your place in a session, visit www.oakton.edu/healthcareers or call(847) 635-1700.
Audition for OMG Improv Players
Think fast! Take a chance and try out for the OMG Improv Players, a crazy, wild, and hilarious improvisation troupe.
Auditions are scheduled at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, in Room 1829, at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 East Golf Road. No appointment is necessary. Candidates should come prepared to improvise scenes.
Founded in 2011 by David Nadolski, a Second City Conservatory graduate, OMG Improv Players have performed at Oakton as well as at Comedy Sportz in Chicago, the Laughing Chameleon in Glen Ellyn, and the Laugh Out Loud Theater in Schaumburg.
“People should bring energy and be ready to have fun,” says Nadolski.
For more information contact Dan Cunningham at (847) 635-1897 email@example.com.