Governors State Golf Teams Find Official Home
The growing Governors State University athletics program entered into an agreement with University Golf Club, making it the official home facility for GSU’s men’s and women’s golf teams. Beginning with the 2015 golf season, GSU will host collegiate tournaments at the Golf Club, along with team practices.
University students, faculty and staff who have GSU Recreation and Fitness memberships will benefit from the agreement as well, with access to the course on weekdays and available tee times on weekends and holidays after 11 a.m. The University Park Golf Club offers elevated tees, rolling fairways and water, which come into play on nine of the holes. Highlights include a 623-yard par 5 and the course’s signature 17th hole, a difficult par 3 over water.
MARIST HIGH SCHOOL
Grammar School Students, Parents Can ‘Meet Marist’
With the new academic year successfully underway, Marist High School, 4200 W. 115th St., Chicago, invites grammar school students and parents to visit and experience life at the school during an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
The open house gives grade school students and their families the chance to tour the school; meet with teachers, coaches, and staff; and review the academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs available at Marist. The day will also allow visitors to see Marist’s Academic Resource Center, student activity center, technology enhanced classrooms, athletic facilities and other state-of-the-art amenities.
Additionally, Marist will host two Meet Marist events on Wednesday, Dec. 10, and Friday, Jan. 9. Both evenings will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The events will provide students and families with a brief presentation about the school, followed by an abbreviated tour and the chance to talk with students, teachers and coaches.
Lastly, the opportunity to shadow at Marist as part of the Fridays at Marist program is available through Dec. 12. Students can register in advance at www.marist.net. For more information on these events, call 773-881-5330.
Moraine Valley Receives Diversity Award For Third Year
Moraine Valley Community College is among 83 U.S. colleges and universities that received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The college has been selected for this award since the magazine started the recognition program in 2012. Moraine Valley was one of six community colleges to receive the honor and the only community college to have received the award all three years.
Moraine Valley was selected for the award because of its “outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion,” according to the magazine, which features the colleges in its November 2014 issue.
Magazine officials stated that Moraine Valley was selected based on the institution’s exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives, and ability to embrace a broad definition of diversity on its campus, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community.
Mount Carmel High School Invites Prospective Honors Students, Parents To Campus
Academically talented students interested in Mount Carmel’s distinguished honors/advanced placement program and Curt Ehrenstrom Scholars Fraternity are invited to attend the Honors Program Preview at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Carmel High School, 6410 S. Dante Ave., Chicago.
At the Honors Program Preview, you’ll hear from Dean of the Honors Program and Curt Ehrenstrom Scholars Fraternity moderator Jeffrey Enright, Principal Mr. John Stimler, President Fr. Tony Mazurkiewicz, O.Carm, Mount Carmel alumni and faculty. Prospective families can find out how graduates of Mount Carmel have earned credits from the University of Chicago, registered for their first year of college with a full year’s worth of credits already complete, earned scholarships to some of the Nation’s top colleges and universities, and take an optional tour of Mount Carmel High School.
Prospective students who attend the Honors Program Preview are also encouraged to attend the all school open house Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m., or set up a shadow day and school tour with the admissions office.
For more information, or to register, call Bill Nolan, director of admissions at 773-324-1020, ext. 265, or email him at
; Phil Segroves, associate director of admissions at 773-324-1020, ext. 281, or email him
. More information and registration also is available at MCHS.org/HonorsProgramPreview201.
Mount Carmel Students And Faculty Participate In Blood Drive
Mount Carmel High School students and faculty participated in a school sponsored blood drive in October, and 55 units of blood were collected. Julie Chappetto, an art teacher at Mount Carmel High School organized the blood drive.
Mount Carmel will host two more blood drives, one on Tuesday, Jan. 13, and again in March. The donation goal is 85 units during the next blood drive Chappetto said.
Regular donors can support Mount Carmel by registering their name under Mount Carmel High School at Life Source, a non-profit blood distribution organization and facilitator of Mount Carmel’s blood drive, and the school will get credit towards a scholarship fund of their choice.
According to Life Source, they must see 1000 donors daily to ensure an adequate blood supply for area patients in need of transfusions in the hospitals they service. Chicago area school involvement is critical for adequate blood collection. Blood donation can help patients in severe car accidents, with bone marrow transplants, anemic patients, and cancer patients.