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… we’ll increase our cultural awareness through the gift of exchange…

… be tempted with an excellent feast…

… and train alongside police officers at the academy…

From ink drawings to photographs – some fine specimens of contemporary Chinese art from Beijing are on display at the College of DuPage library. College of DuPage was honored with the distinction of being one of only three U.S. sites selected to host the combined exhibits. This special event is hosted by the Chicago chapter of the U.S. China Peoples Friendship Association in conjunction with the COD Regional Center for Asian Studies Development and the Asia Committee. The Beijing exhibits are offered free of charge and are open to the public. The run date for two of the exhibits has been extended through February at the COD library.

You may think that a foreign exchange program is for students only – not so. College of DuPage’s Multicultural Professional Development program offers opportunities for faculty, administrators and classified staff to immerse themselves in a cultural experience while working internationally. The benefits of experiencing another culture are numerous, as you’ll see when we meet two ambitious professionals who recently shared each other’s experience by participating in a very rewarding exchange.

The demand for skilled medical imaging professionals is on the rise as technological advancements continue to improve the means and accuracy of detecting and diagnosing diseases and medical disorders. Students enrolled in College of DuPage’s Diagnostic Medical Imaging programs have an opportunity each year to showcase their studies and achievements at the Pathophysiology Panorama. IMAGES! was at the fifth annual event, scanning the exhibits and participants, to examine the students’ findings and learn more about the increasing career opportunities in this exciting field.

What could be more tempting than a five course meal complimented with champagne, hors d’oeuvres and delectable desserts? Toss in a silent auction and fantastic prizes. But the real cherry on top is that the dinner’s proceeds benefit College of DuPage’s Hospitality Administration program. Featuring the culinary creations of students and local celebrity chefs, the annual Traditions in Excellence dinner is both a fundraiser and a practical learning experience for COD’s Hospitality Administration students. Let’s see what’s on the menu for both attendees and participating students at this year’s banquet.

You don’t need to travel to Cannes to see the finest in international cinema. Global Flicks offers screenings of carefully selected international films at the McAninch Arts Center with faculty-led discussion following each showing. Global Flicks is pleased to announce their schedule for 2007 and invites students, faculty and community members to attend more than just an entertaining night at the movies – it’s a chance to participate in cultural and global-awareness raising events. Admission to Global Flicks is free and open to everyone.

Citizens of any community depend on law enforcement agents for emergency response, public safety and other civic concerns. Members of law enforcement must be highly trained professionals, armed with the knowledge and skills to protect and serve. College of DuPage’s Suburban Law Enforcement Academy provides the highest standard of training to meet the needs of law enforcement personnel through the basic police training program and continuing education courses.