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We’ll see how art eases teen expression…

Teenagers often struggle with identity. Therapists working with teens are challenged with getting them to express their thoughts. To answer that, College of DuPage Arts faculty collaborated on a unique project, developing a means to get teens talking about feelings and self-image during therapy sessions. Relying on the ancient concept of archetypes, the COD project involved students in the creation of artwork for a deck of cards to represent various categories of self-awareness. The project is a successful demonstration of the positive influence of art.

… take a trip to the second largest city in Russia…

Explore the land of tsars and commissars. This spring students enrolled in College of DuPage’s Field and Interdisciplinary Studies trip to Russia will experience the country’s history and contemporary culture, visiting sites that illuminate Russia’s past and present. Palaces, museums and sites of historical significance are on the itinerary for students who’ll visit St. Petersburg and immerse themselves in the study of a country with history and traditions as epic as its borders.

… and let world-famous chefs tempt us with sugary creations …

College of DuPage welcomed three world-class pastry chefs to campus to give a demonstration on chocolate making and other culinary skills. Chef Edwald Notter, Chef Anil Rohira and Chef Andrew Logan are international stars in the culinary world, with many television appearances and awards between them. Their visit to COD was a free event, open to the entire community as well as all the area culinary and pastry schools. This treat was just one of the many events hosted year-round by our Hospitality Administration Department.

Plus… chill out at the first winter jazzfest; and a candy making demonstration to sweeten your holiday spread.