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…we’ll discover the treasures of the Sierra Nevada…

…heal the world with sand…

…and images! examines success…

For 25 years the Business and Professional Institute at College of DuPage has been responding to the needs of local business and industry by providing customized education and training to company employees in the community. BPI, in collaboration with the college’s Business and Technology division, is making a great program even better, by expanding services through an initiative called the Employee Success Program, or ESP. I predict that ESP will spell good fortune in the futures of area employees and businesses.

If going to Inspiration Point conjures up images of Giant Sequoias, breathtaking waterfalls, and ancient granite cliffs, then you’ll want to join us as we explore Yosemite National Park with College of DuPage’s Field and Experiential Learning program. The trip will focus on developing hiking and camping skills while studying the work of photographer Ansel Adams, naturalist John Muir and poet Gary Snyder in the environment that inspired them. This is just one of a few exciting and educational trips planned to our national parks. Grab your backpack and some comfortable shoes, and see the beauty of Yosemite that students on the trip will experience.

Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery visited College of DuPage last month to share their sacred and mystical art, music and dance. The highlight, and main purpose of their five day stay as part of COD’s visiting artists program, was to construct an elaborate sand painting, called a mandala, to provide healing to the community and the world. The monks painstakingly laid millions of grains of sand… well, it’s pretty amazing. You’ll have to see it to believe it.