Rock Valley College will host the One Earth lecture on Saturday at 10 A.M. Professor Brian Wagner will deliver the lecture in the Student Center Atrium. The event is sponsored by Promoting an Inclusive Community (PAIC) and Unity In Diversity (UID). This is geared towards how environmental ethics, science, and religion can work together on the ever growing issue of climate change. If any more information is needed, call 815-921-3367 or email UnityInDiversityRockford@gmail.com.
Donald J. Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, January 20. During the inauguration, peaceful as well as threatening protests erupted in Washington, D.C. to raise voices against the seemingly unpopular man. News coverage followed the ceremonies of the day and showed the response of the American people. While the inauguration was shown to have significantly less attendees than in the past, the true force of solidarity was seen on January 21. Women all across the United States, and across the world joined, in a march to promote the unity and equality of women. It was one of the largest movements worldwide and the future goal of the Women’s March is to make this peaceful protest into a social impact that produces a change in the political world.
The 2017 spring semester has begun at Rock Valley College, and already there is no shortage in upcoming events for January.
The college campus will be closed on Monday the 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.
In the world of basketball, there are different events to choose from to attend:
Tonight at 5:30 p.m., the women’s basketball team will face Malcolm X College in the Physical Education Center. The men’s and women’s teams will both be playing against Milwaukee Area Technical College on January 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the PEC. On the 21, Rock Valley College will host the fourth annual Rumble in the Rock basketball tournament beginning at 10 am and will feature four Rockford area high schools as well at RVC’s own basketball teams. After the tournament, the Golden Eagles will come up against Triton College with the women playing at 4 p.m. and the men playing at 8 p.m.
Madison College’s teams will travel to RVC’s PEC on the 25 to play against the women at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m.
On the 28, Joliet Junior College will play the women’s basketball team at 1 p.m. and the men’s team at 3 p.m.
January 18 is the last day that students are able to drop a spring semester class in order to receive a refund.
The PEC was filled with rows of tables featuring businesses and careers located in Rockford. The Hosting Career and Internship Fair was a wonderful opportunity for students looking for careers associated with their major or certificate degree. It is constantly said by community members, RVC faculty, and those who attend that RVC is a great college to attend in order to determine what profession one wishes to pursue. With its numerous programs dedicated to student success, this college works with community based jobs that sponsor students and encourage applications depending on their career path. One table present was the Rockford Fire Department, represented by fire recruiter Jeff Kloweit and inspector Sonny Chanthaphone. The RFD has an extensive hiring process where an average of 700-800 people between the ages 19 and 21 apply for a limited number of positions on the team.