Care For Kane: Community Action Research and Evaluation



April 5 – Northern Illinois University – "A Day in the Life of a Prisoner"
Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to experience a day in the life of a prisoner. This event will simulate a typical day in a prison. Visit interactive stations with information about prison amenities, write a letter to a prisoner and listen to our guest speakers. This is an open house style event. Come listen to one or more of the speakers and wonder through different aspects of an inmate’s life.

TIME 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT Shelley Mass 815 815-753-0028

April 6 – Waubonsee Community College – "2017 Spring Career Fair"

TIME 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION Academic & Professional Center Event Room

April 6 – Northern Illinois University – "Transgender Bedside Itself: Paradigms, and Other Exemplary Subjects (public lecture)"
Dr. Paisley Currah, Professor of Political Science at City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, examines the notion of gender as a social and political construct, and considers how contradictions in sex classification policies reflect fragmented state projects. This lecture is partially based on research for Dr. Currah’s forthcoming book, Not the United States of Sex (New York University Press).

TIME 6:00 PM
LOCATION LaTourette Hall 200
CONTACT Rebekah Kohli rkohli@niu.edu815-753-1038

April 6 – Elgin Community College – "Purses with Purpose: "Empowering Women through Education"
Launched in 2012, Purses with Purpose is a membership based giving circle that offers community members the opportunity to support women who want to better themselves through education. Scholarships awarded to date total over $47,000. Guest speaker Alison Douglas, associate professor II of English and director of college readiness, will offer insights into some of the ways ECC is involved in helping Community College District 509 students be prepared to succeed when they enter college.

TIME 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
CONTACT 847-214-7377

April 7 – Benedictine University – "Faith and Reason Symposium"
The symposium brings together Benedictine faculty and other featured academics to discuss the social, political and health issues of violence’s impact within and on the family. As a Catholic university, Benedictine’s faith tradition calls for us to care for those in need. Scholars from the sciences, theology, political science and anthropology will give us an interdisciplinary approach to discuss this growing concern in our society.

TIME 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
LOCATION Goodwin Hall, Room 321
CONTACT Lynn Dransoff 630-829-6250

April 10 – Aurora University – "The Drive to Innovate: Stories From the Frontiers of Discovery"
Brian Greene is one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and a brilliant, entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts. The Washington Post described him as “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today.”

TIME 7:30 PM
LOCATION Crimi Auditorium in the Institue for Collaboration 1347 Prarie St., Aurora

April 19 – Northern Illinois University – "Weekly Bike Ride"
Outdoor Adventures will be hosting free weekly bike rides again this spring. Come hang out with our awesome staff, ride around town, and meet some awesome new people! On these rides, you can find out about local bike trails and get a good workout, too. Take this as an opportunity to visit a local joint or trail and suggest a destination via e-mail! This ride is for all skill levels. Don’t have a bike? The Adventure Center will loan you one of their rental Trek mountain bikes (first come, first serve). Meet at the Adventure Center by 5:00 p.m

TIME 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
LOCATION Campus Rec Center
CONTACT 815-753-9422

April 27 – Benedictine University – "Special Speaker Event: Author and Former CIA Intelligence Officer Robert “Bob” Baer"
Robert “Bob” Baer is one of the most accomplished agents in CIA history and in 1998 was awarded the Career Intelligence Medal for his efforts. He is the author of four The New York Times bestsellers, including “See No Evil,” the basis for the acclaimed film “Syriana” which earned George Clooney an Academy Award for his portrayal of Baer. Considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Middle East, Baer frequently appears on all major news outlets. A terrorism analyst for CNN and Time magazine, he has contributed to Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

TIME 7:00 PM
LOCATION Goodwin Hall Auditorium
CONTACT Phil 630-829-6292


May 1 – Northern Illinois University – "Indoor Climbing Trip"
Rock climbing is not just an activity—it is a lifestyle. Come find out what it’s all about and enjoy a great workout, too whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced climber. We’ll be going monthly to the largest rock climbing gym in the United States called Vertical Endeavors (VE) in nearby Glendale Heights. VE offers more than 44,000 square feet of climbing surface including bouldering areas, auto-belays, top ropes, and lead climbing. The registration fee includes leadership, equipment (harness and climbing shoes), transportation to and from NIU, and gym entry fee. All you have to do is show up! Trip Level 1:Moderate physical conditioning is necessary, experience and technical knowledge is not required.

TIME 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
LOCATION Campus Recreation
CONTACT 815-753-9422

May 7 – Benedictine University – "Tea & Talk Art Lecture: “The Art of Daniel Mitsui”

TIME 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION Komechek Art Gallery (Kindlon Hall, fifth floor)
CONTACT Ms. Cathaleen Gaddis 630-829-6320

May 9 – Waubonsee Community College – "On Campus Recruitment Downtown Aurora"
Employers will be on campus to recruit WCC students for employment and internships.

TIME 11:00 AM
LOCATION Aurora Downtown Campus Lobby