Central Junior High
Evergreen Park and area veterans are invited to a Veterans Day Breakfast and Program at 8 a.m. Friday at Central Junior High School, 9400 S. Sawyer, in Evergreen Park.
This event will be hosted by the students and faculty and is planned to honor the Evergreen Park and area residents who are U.S. Military Veterans for their service to our country during war or peacetime.
Veterans are welcome to bring a guest. The building is handicap accessible, so if you have special needs, please let them know when you are making your reservations. Some parking is available on the school grounds or street in front of the school that day.
Brother Rice High School’s National Honor Society hosted its first Academic Bowl.
Top awards were taken by Cardinal Bernadin, followed by St. Christina’s Eighth grade team. Also in the final four were St. Gerald and St. Christina’s 7th grade team.
Eight teams from local area schools participated in the event. Cardinal Bernardin, St. Bede, St. Christina, St. Gerald, and St. Linus each sent a team to participate, while St. Michael and St. Christina each sent two teams.
The teams began the day with each individual on the team taking a written test of 20 questions. Then they competed as teams for another round of 20 questions. The top four teams from rounds one and two combined then advanced to the final round. Trophies were awarded to first- and second- place teams, and all participants received certificates and prizes.
NHS moderator Janet Rzeszutko organized, greeted, and presented awards to the teams. She was assisted by teachers Beth Van, Cindy Charters, and Scholastic Bowl moderator Michelle England, who acted as MC for the competitions.Moraine Valley
Moraine Valley Community College is hosting its Medical Education Series presentation on What’s New in Pelvic Floor Disorders from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the Dorothy Menker Theater in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. The event is co-sponsored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is free and open to the public.
Dr. Kimberly Kenton and Dr. Anne Marie Boller are presenting this topic. Dr. Kenton is the director of the Integrated Pelvic Health Program, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, and chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (urogynecology) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and completed an accredited fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. Dr. Kenton is a nationally recognized leader in surgical education, developing innovative surgery and research educational curricula, and serving as a member of the ACGME Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Review Committee.
Dr. Boller earned a master’s degree in Medical Sciences from the Boston University School of Medicine before attaining an MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She had a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester as well as at the University of Minnesota’s Pelvic Floor Center. She is involved in the development of Northwestern Memorial’s Integrated Pelvic Health Program.
Get the jump on your holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind gifts at the Jingle and Mingle Market — a Holiday Bazaar featuring the finest crafts from local artisans and vendors. Choose from the broad array of unique products, including fabulous home decorations, fashionable accessories, and delicious gourmet treats. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.
The Market will be open on Thursday, November 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Mount Carmel High School Convocation Center, located at 6410 S. Dante Avenue, Chicago.
Admission is $5, but bring a friend and they’ll get in free.
Oak Lawn Community High School Media Center will host its first Family Reading Night on from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21. The event will be an evening book club for students, parents, staff, and the community. There will be discussion and activities based around the popular novel “The Fault in Our Stars” by award-winning author John Green. The book is an insightful, ambitious, and heartbreaking story which explores the funny/tragic business of being alive and in love. It’s a rare best seller aimed at teens and adults.
Family Reading Night is in conjunction with Illinois Reads, a new statewide campaign to promote reading for all Illinois citizens created under the auspices of the Illinois Reading Council. Illinois Reads focuses on reading at school, as well as at home. Residents across the state from Rockford to Carbondale will be partaking in upcoming family literacy nights. The culmination event is a statewide celebration of literacy on the same evening as the book club.
All book club participants must register at www.olchs.org.
Stagg high School Music Booster organization presents Art for the Season, an arts and crafts festival on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.
The two-day festival includes over 175 art, craft, and vendor booths, raffles, pancake breakfast, lunch, food sampling, pictures with Santa, and entertainment. On Saturday, the Stagg choir students will perform followed by Stagg’s jazz band.
Admission is $2 for adults and children are free.
All proceeds benefit Stagg High School’s music programs.
Stagg High School is located at the corner of 111th Street and Roberts Road in Palos Hills.
St. Xavier University
Saint Xavier University is offering new free mobile application.
The SXU app makes on-the-go communication easier. Download now at the App Store for iPhones/iPads or on Google Play for Android devices by searching for “SXU” or “Saint Xavier University.”
The app allows users to:
• Find course descriptions, view your class schedule, and check grades.
• Keep up with SXU news and information with easy access to MySXU, SXNews, the Xavierite, and WXAV 88.3FM.
• Browse events happening on campus, such as sporting events, information sessions, and campus traditions.
• Locate buildings on campus and get directions with the easy-to-use maps.
• Search for faculty and staff in the campus directory, and tap to call or email.
• See library hours, check book availability, email articles, and even reserve study rooms.
• Join the campus conversation through all of SXU’s social media pages, including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
• Check out upcoming alumni events and opportunities to donate to SXU.
• Learn more about how prospective students can apply to SXU.
Saint Xavier University’s School of Nursing will launch of its new 15-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Option.
Starting in May 2014, the A-BSN will allow students with baccalaureate degrees to move through the pre-licensure program in a reduced time-frame. Students will begin nursing coursework each May and complete the fulltime program in 15 months. Pre-requisite courses, if needed, may be completed in advance at SXU prior to the May start.
Qualified applicants for the A-BSN option must possess an earned baccalaureate degree from a nationally accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, which includes all pre-requisite coursework.