Triton College notes, May 3
Updated: May 14, 2012 8:21PM
May 5 Campus tour;
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at an Open House on campus, starting in the Student Center (B-Building) on Triton’s campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., in River Grove, community residents will be welcomed on the college’s green-scaped campus for tours and plenty of pertinent enrollment information. At the same time, the college will host an electronics and medicine recycling event on campus to encourage sustainability.
At Open House, prospective students and their families can meet Triton faculty, staff and students, talk with admission representatives and learn about Triton’s degree and certificate programs, credit transfer, financial aid and scholarships.
Those who attend the Open House will have an opportunity to enter a raffle to win a free three-credit hour course of their choice. To confirm attendance, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3130 or register at www.triton.edu/openhouse.
Also, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5, residents can drop off unwanted electronics and medications in the North Parking Lot (Lot P) of the college.
Expired or unwanted medications that will be accepted include: prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, medicated ointments, medicated shampoos, liquids containing medications, prescription inhalers, over-the-counter inhalers, sharps/needles, glass thermometers containing mercury, medical devices containing mercury (i.e. blood pressure units, barometers, etc.).
Unacceptable medications are DEA-controlled substances (including narcotic medications and illegal drugs), biohazardous materials, radioactive materials and other household wastes.
Unwanted electronics being accepted for recycling include: computers, peripherals, laptops, monitors, TVs, cell phones, rechargeable batteries, printers, fax machines, MP3 players, portable digital assistants, video game consoles, videocassette recorders/players, digital videodisk players, zip drives, scanners and microwaves.
For more information, contact Sustainability Center Coordinator Adrian Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 5 high school
With a big spoon in hand and dressed in chef jackets, area high school students are prepared to beat their competition like an egg in the 2012 Des Plaines Valley Region Culinary Cook-Off Saturday, May 5, at Triton College.
Students from East and West Leyden high schools, in Franklin Park and Northlake, respectively, and Proviso West High School in Hillside will show off their culinary skills and compete for prizes at the competition that was developed three years ago to build an interest in culinary arts among teens.
Triton College HIA Faculty Chef Ched Pagtakhan views the competition as a learning experience because it gives students an understanding of the stress, but also the sense of accomplishment that can come from cooking in a fast-paced setting. Plus, he added, “Students will have the opportunity to practice their culinary skills in a college setting, which we hope inspires them to pursue a higher education in culinary arts.”
Fans of “Iron Chef,” “Chopped” and other popular TV cooking shows will notice many similar features in this competition. Tasked with the challenge of creating several dishes, the high school students, in teams of two, will be provided with all the ingredients and equipment they’ll need to make specific dishes within an hour. Teams will be paired with a Triton Hospitality Industry Administration student to assist with the use of kitchen equipment and necessary tools.
Students will be judged on work habits, techniques, development and product presentation – including appearance, taste and creativity. Evaluators will then discuss with participants their strengths and make suggestions for improvement.
Triton College offers HIA degree and certificate programs in culinary training, baking and pastry and hotel/motel management. Triton’s newest certificate program, Beverage Management, teaches students the skills necessary to manage, own or operate their own beverage operation.
For more information, visit www.triton.edu/GainfulEmployment.