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High school and home school students and their families can learn more about an early college program that could reduce the time it takes to earn an associate's degree or bachelor's degree after high school. 

An informational session on the Early Transfer Academy (ETA) has been set for Monday, Dec. 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Parkland College's Student Union, Room U140. College faculty and administrators will be on hand to discuss the academy, its benefits to students, and the eligibility requirements for participation. 

As participants in the Early Transfer Academy (ETA), high school juniors and seniors will enroll in early-morning classes at Parkland College that meet the State of Illinois' General Education Core Curriculum. The GECC "package" of courses will then transfer as lower-division, general education requirements at public colleges and universities across the state. This could mean a significant savings in college costs as well as a greater chance at college success because of experiences gained on Parkland's campus. 
 
"I was really excited about getting my college credit done as soon as possible," said one current ETA student. "I just really want to get on with my career."

All families are welcome to attend the information session; however, parents of current sophomore- and junior-level students will have particular interest in attending, as these students will be the participants in the ETA.

Register to attend the information session at parkland.edu/ETAinfosession.

For more information on Parkland College's Early Transfer Academy, please visit parkland.edu/ETA. For questions, contact the Parkland College Early College Services office at 217/353-2663.

Parkland Pops to Perform "Music from the 2000s"

Enjoy pop tunes from 2000–2009, Dec. 8, Second Stage Theatre

 

The Parkland Pops will perform hit tunes from the 2000s on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Parkland Theatre's Second Stage.

This concert is free and open to the public.

During the 1 p.m. concert, Director Brian Hagy will lead the 12-member chorus to perform a variety of familiar selections, including "Hot and Cold" by Katy Perry, "My Immortal" by Evanesence, "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood, "Party In The USA" by Miley Cyrus, and others.

The Parkland Pops choir is open to community members, including those with special needs.

For more information on other Parkland College music ensembles, visit parkland.edu/musicensembles.

Parkland Guitar Ensemble Concert Dec. 5

Free concert of holiday selections in guitar

 

The Parkland Guitar Ensemble will be performing Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at Parkland Theatre's Second Stage.

Led by Young Kim, the ensemble will perform selections "In dulci jubilo" by Johann Sebastian Bach, "The Christmas Song" by Mel Torme/Robert Wells, "Carol of the Bells" by Mikola Leontovich, the ever popular "Angels We Have Heard on High," and many more!

This concert is free and open to the public.

For more information on Parkland College music performances, visit parkland.edu/musicensembles
 

Classic Radio Dramas on WPCD Nov. 21

Hear COM student-edited, -produced dramas from radio's Golden Age

Area residents can tune in to Parkland College's WPCD 88.7 FM radio station and online at parkland.edu/wpcd next week to hear dramas from the Golden Age of radio.
 
Parkland College's COM 142 Advanced Radio Production students have edited and produced these classic dramas, using the voice talents of the college's COM 140 Voice and Diction students. Tune in at the following times to hear these shows:

"The Lone Ranger," noon
"Flash Gordon," 4 p.m.
"Boston’s Lone Wolf Terror," 8 p.m.

For more information, contact Deane Geiken, radio director, at 217/351-2450.

Parkland Jazz Combo Concert Nov. 26

Hear music of today's jazz artists, Second Stage Theatre

The Parkland College Jazz Combo will be performing Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at Parkland Theatre’s Second Stage. 

This concert is free and open to the public.
 
Led by Kevin Hart, the ensemble will perform selections from artists such as Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell, Steve Davis, Jeff Lorber, Jule Styne, and others.
 
For more information on Parkland College music performances, visit parkland.edu/music.

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