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… learn to speak a beautiful language, without words…

… give some important tips on registering for spring classes…

… and meet the students responsible for shaping the great minds of tomorrow…

Anyone who has ever given or received flowers knows that a flower can say so much – feelings of friendship, romance, encouragement and expressions of sympathy are often best punctuated with a lovely bouquet. But it takes the skilled hand and eye of a professional to know how to communicate with the language of flowers. Someone skilled in the art of flower arranging truly possesses a gift that keeps on giving. Students in College of DuPage’s Ornamental Horticulture Program can enroll in classes devoted to flower arrangement and plant shop management. As we’ll see, to know the language of flowers requires artistry, creativity, and of course, some specialized training.

It’s hard to believe that fall semester is drawing to a close. Which means it’s time to start preparing for spring and register for next semester’s classes. In an on-going effort to make enrolling in classes easy and trouble free for students, College of DuPage is continuing to offer several programs designed to streamline the registration process: Automatic pre-requisite checking, on-line registration, and a new and flexible payment plan.

Congratulations - the Older Adult Institute is twenty! OAI may only be one year older, but thanks to the variety of life-long learning experiences offered in the humanities, sciences and fine arts, participating students are many years wiser. The Older Adult Institute finds this continuous coming of age a cause for celebration. Proving that you’re only as old as you feel, OAI members know that every birthday is a great reason to have a party.

The care and education of children in their early development is extremely in important. College of DuPage realizes the magnitude of this task and places great importance on the education of our children’s educators. The Early Childhood Education and Care Program at College of DuPage offers students the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to provide education and care for infants, toddlers, preschool-aged and school-aged children. If the future lies in the hands and minds of the children, you could say the future depends on it.

To help put you in the festive spirit as we enter this holiday season, we treat you with a sampling of the sounds of COD’s New Classic Singers. The New Classic Singers will be performing two holiday concerts: A Child’s Christmas on Saturday, December 16th at 1 p.m.; and, for the 25th year, their Family Christmas Album on Sunday, December 17th at 4 p.m. Both performances are at the McAninch Arts Center, and we hope you have the opportunity to attend as part of your festivities.