College of DuPage is Offering FREE GED Classes
College of DuPage is offering FREE courses to help prepare students to take the GED exam. The GED courses are starting August 25th. All preparation classes and textbooks are FREE!!
Information sessions will be held on Wednesday, August 20th at 6 p.m. or Thursday, August 21st at 10 a.m. in the Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1406.
For more information, Call the Office at (630) 942-3697, or visit the website at www.cod.edu/ged
National College Fair Coming to Chicago
On Saturday, September 27th, the National College Fair will be at Navy Pier in Chicago, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. There you’ll be able to meet one-on-on with college representatives from all over the country, and get information about choosing a major, financial aid and scholarships, and more.
Be sure to register prior to visiting the National College Fair by logging onto www.gotomyncf.com. After you complete the online registration, print the barcode information. When you attend the Fair, colleges will scan your barcode to access your information, allowing more time for one-on-one conversation.
A list of schools is available at the website.
Beware of Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams
When applying for Scholarships and Financial Aid, you need watch out for unscrupulous companies trying to trick you into paying for information that is freely available elsewhere. Check out the below website for some helpful tips about how to avoid some of these scams.
COD Improv Theater Group Puts On ‘Troll Booth’
The College of DuPage student theater group will perform an improvised production on Tuesday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Villa Park Public Library Annex.
The production, entitled “The Troll Booth,” is a script inspired by improvisation, where the Three Billy Goats Gruff collide with Goldie, the Three Bears and the Three Little Pigs. Finding out what fits all three and what it means to grow up is what pays the toll and the mighty troll.
The actors encourage everyone to participate, resulting in a lively “no-shushing” experience for the entire family.
The touring performance is directed by Amelia Barrett.
The event is free, but registration is required. For more information, check out the Villa Park Public Library website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164, ext. 5.
More information is also available at www.AtTheMAC.org.
Ace Your Exams
Study smarter at the Villa Park Public Library! The Library is designating space for high school students to study for exams, June 9-10, 5:00-10:00 p.m. Computers and Internet access—and live research help—will be available.
Students must arrive before 9:00 p.m. The Library will remain open until 10:00 p.m. Students will not be allowed to re-enter the building once they have left. High school students should be prepared to show a valid student ID, but do not need to live in Villa Park to take advantage of the study hours.
Students may study alone or with friends. Free snacks and beverages will be provided. Library staff will be on hand to assist students with research.
No registration is required. For more information, call the Library at 630-834-1164, ext. 104.