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Professor Donald Ort Environmental effects on photosynthesis

Date(s): 10/13/2015

7:00 p.m.

Severson Dells Nature Center 8786 Montague Road Rockford IL 61102
Dr. Ort is the Professor of Plant Biology in the USDA/ARS Photosynthesis Research Unit at the University of Illinois. Join him as he explains the complex changes that are occurring all around you at the smallest level. His research is critical in the changing times we face ahead. He is the winner of numerous large grants and awards for his research.
Don Ort is the Robert Emerson Professor of Plant Biology and Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois and Research Leader of the USDA/ARS Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit in Urbana, IL. His B.S. degree is in biology/chemistry from Wake Forest University and he earned his Ph.D. in plant biochemistry from Michigan State University. He served as President of International Society of Photosynthesis Research, President of the International Association of Plant Physiology, President of the American Society of Plant Biologists and as Editor-in-Chief of Plant Physiology and is an Associate Editor of Annual Review of Plant Biology.
Greg Keilback
1-815-335-2915

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Harvesting Vegetables From the Garden

Date(s): 10/5/2015

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Ida Public Library 320 N. State Street, Belvidere, IL 61008
Knowing exactly when and how to harvest vegetables from the garden can sometimes be a challenge. Come learn from U of I Extension Horticulture Educator, Candice Miller, about the proper time to harvest many of our common garden vegetables. She'll also discuss what pest and disease problems have shown up this season and how to manage them. Feel free to bring plant samples to the program. Various samples will be available to view and diagnose.
This is a FREE program, but pre-registration is requested by Friday, October 2nd to ensure we have enough material. To register, call Ida Public Library at 815-544-3838. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call the Boone County Extension office at 815-544-3710.
Judy Hodge
815-544-3710
hodg@illinois.edu

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Nu-Voice Laryngectomy Support Group Meeting

Date(s): 9/13/2015

2:00 pm - 4;00 pm

950 S. Mulford Road, Rockford IL.
Do you speak with a voice prosthesis or electro-larynx? Our speaker is Michael Corral from the ATOS medical supply company. All are welcome for information on products, insurance questions, and trouble-shooting. The event is free and open to the public.
For details, call Kathleen Franzen at 815/624-2925

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And Artifact Speaks

Date(s): 10/17/2015

9:00am - Noon

Boone County Extension 205 Cadillac Court, Suite 5 Belvidere, IL 61008
An Artifact Speaks is a history program that examines a variety of ancient cultures through artifacts, games, folktales, and hands-on activities. Though the program focuses on ancient cultures, the principles employed can be used in a variety of educational settings.
Learn how you can borrow and use these materials during this 3-hour FREE interactive workshop. Open to instructors and volunteers. Illinois K-12 educators are eligible to receive 3 ISBE approved Professional Development Hours (PDH).
To register, call 815-544-3710 or online at web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Boone County Extension at 815-544-3710.
Judy Hodge
815-544-3710
hodg@illinois.edu

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Inside the tune: why do songs have bridges? with Franklin Bruno, Ph.D.

Date(s): 10/29/2015

7:00 pm

Fisher Memorial Chapel, 5050 E. State St, Rockford IL
Dr. Bruno is a philosopher and award-winning music critic whose writing has appeared in The Nation, Slate, and The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. He is also a musician who has released 16 albums of original songs and performed at venues through the U.S. In this lecture and musical demonstration, Dr. Bruno explores the history and role of “the bridge” as an element of song form, and how its prevalence in genres from 1930s jazz and 1960s rock to recent chart hits distinguishes the American popular song from other musical forms.
Rockford University Box Office, 815-226-4100, boxoffice@rockford.edu

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RVC First Tuesday Lecture Series: Coping with the Smart Grid By Using a Smart Phone

Date(s): 5/3/2016

6:00 pm

Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium
May 3, 2016

Coping with the Smart Grid By Using a Smart Phone

Commonwealth Edison plans on launching Smart Grid Technology to our region in 2016. Consumers need to understand how this will affect their billing and why it will become very important to manage their own electrical energy usage. Appliances will form part of a wireless Home Area Network (HAN) using ZigBee. The improvements to the grid reliability need to be understood as well as the available scrutiny of our individual electrical energy usage by the power utility.

Presented by Dr. Tom Lombardo and Stephen Fleeman - Professors, Engineering & Technology Division
6:00pm in the Student Center Atrium
Kathy McCarty

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RVC First Tuesday Lecture Series: Down to the Sea in Ships: The 15 Most Significant Naval Battles in World History

Date(s): 4/5/2016

6:00 pm

Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium
April 5, 2016

Down to the Sea in Ships: The 15 Most Significant Naval Battles in World History

Continuing Dr. Quirk’s popular military history series, the 15 most significant sea battles in World History will be examined using visual sources and an analytical mode. The presentation follows Dr. Quirk’s exploration of aerial and land warfare.

Presented by Dr. Martin Quirk, Professor of History
6:00pm in the Student Center Atrium
Kathy McCarty

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RVC First Tuesday Lecture Series: Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Date(s): 3/1/2016

6:00 pm

Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium
March 1, 2016

Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A discussion of the causes and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the underlying physiological mechanisms, and what the current research says about the best treatments. Dr. Fisher will also discuss the results of her study on PTSD.

Presented by Dr. Erin Fisher, Professor of Psychology
6:00pm in the Student Center Atrium
Kathy McCarty

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RVC First Tuesday Lecture Series: Community Health Awareness: Hypertension Presentation Signs, Causes and Prevention

Date(s): 2/2/2016

6:00 pm

Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium
February 2, 2016

Community Health Awareness: Hypertension Presentation Signs, Causes and Prevention

An introduction to this silent disease (hypertension) that has multiple serious consequences if left undiagnosed or untreated. National and global statistics, causes and preventive methods will be discussed, and to a small extent, the current practices of management of high blood pressure.

Presented by Dr. Tabinda Azam, Biology Instructor
6:00pm in the Student Center Atrium
Kathy McCarty

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RVC First Tuesday Lecture Series: A Case for Religious Pluralism

Date(s): 12/1/2015

6:00 pm

Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium
December 1, 2015

A Case for Religious Pluralism

In a world of rich diversity, questions begin to arise about how to interact with people of different religious backgrounds. Are all religions the same? Is it possible for all religions to be true? What does a religious truth look like? We will examine one possible interpretation of religious pluralism as an attempt to resolve religious conflict and differences.

Presented by Brian Wagner, Philosophy Instructor
6:00pm in the Student Center Atrium
Kathy McCarty

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RVC First Tuesday Lecture Series: Establishing Access to Post Secondary Education Programs: A Review of RVC's First Ten Years

Date(s): 11/3/2015

Noon

Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium
Establishing Access to Post Secondary Education Programs: A Review of RVC's First Ten Years

The defining events of Rock Valley College’s earliest years included opening the college, building the permanent campus, and stabilizing the budget. With its establishment in 1965, the college provided access to post-secondary education for students who previously had fewer options. By William Deegan’s and Dale Tillery’s definition, RVC was established during the third generation in the evolution of community colleges as institutions of higher education. Critiques of community colleges during the 1960s and early 1970s considered conflicts among the transfer and career education functions. Review of these critiques and applicability to opportunities and challenges faced by the college during the first 10 years.

Presented by Steve Thompson, RVC Library Outreach and Archivist
NOON in the Student Center Atrium
Kathy McCarty

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RVC First Tuesday Lecture Series: Fictitious Feasts: Between Alarm and Awareness: Contemporary Representations of Autistic People

Date(s): 10/6/2015

6:00 pm

Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium
Between Alarm and Awareness: Contemporary Representations of Autistic People

An exploration of two connected yet contrasting topoi (rhetorical commonplaces that facilitate communication, a motif) that account for many of the representations of autistic people in contemporary cultural and political discourse: alarm and awareness. On one hand, I will explore the topos of alarm which emphasizes diagnosis and impact in order to prompt political and educational change: Autism Speaks’ slogan, “Our 1 in 68 can’t wait” is indicative of this rhetorical move. On the other hand, I will consider the topos of awareness which focuses on the nuances of the lived experiences of autistic people: Mark Haddon’s novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, and the character, Max, on ABC’s drama, Parenthood, are both examples of this second topos. The lecture considers the rhetorical risks and rewards of each of these topoi in mobilizing particular types of responses and explores each through recent political and cultural representations.


Presented by Mathew Oakes, Professor of English
6:00pm in the Student Center Atrium
Kathy McCarty

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