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Thyroid: What Everyone Needs to Know But Was Afraid to Ask

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford, IL 61107
Dr. Alex Stagnaro-Green, Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, will present THYROID: What everyone needs to know but was afraid to ask. Call 815.395.5920 for details or email prrockford@uic.edu.

Cynthia Hall 815.395.5920


RVC Visiting Writer Series

Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium
Dr. Gautier will lecture on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium (located on RVC’s main campus at 3301 North Mulford Road). The lecture will be immediately followed by a Q & A session and book signing.

Dr. Gautier is the winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction for her short story collection At-Risk. Gautier is the second African American writer to win this award in its thirty-year history. She is also the winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction for her short-story collection Now We Will Be Happy.

This event is free and open to all.

Jennifer Roloff Welch, (815) 921-3323


Motivational Speaker Bill Breakey

Rockford University, Fisher Memorial Chapel, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
Throughout his career as a school administrator, business consultant and professional speaker, Bill Breakey has helped organizations find solutions for the long run. He is a motivational speaker, corporate trainer and educator who believes that two of the most important days in our lives are: the day we’re born and the day we discover why we were born.

Tickets are free for this event, but are required. Contact the Rockford University Clark Arts Center Box Office at 815-226-4100 or boxoffice@rockford.edu to reserve your ticket.

RU Box Office
boxoffice@rockford.edu
815-226-4100



Tales that the Dead Can't Tell

Rockford University, Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
Dr. Gary Telgenhoff sees dead people — and often in the most gruesome ways imaginable. A real life CSI consultant in Las Vegas, Nev., “Dr. T” is a forensic pathologist and Deputy Medical Examiner who uses science and his own macabre sense of humor to bring audiences of hit television shows “Bones” and CSI” the tales that the dead can't tell.

Tickets are free for this event, but are required. Contact the Rockford University Clark Arts Center Box Office at 815-226-4100 or boxoffice@rockford.edu to reserve your ticket.

Rockford University Box Office, boxoffice@rockford.edu, 815-226-4100


Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt those they Help (And how to reverse it)

Rockford University, Fisher Memorial Chapel, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
Bob Lupton, Ph.D., has invested over 40 years of his life in inner-city Atlanta. In response to a call that he first felt while serving in Vietnam, he left a budding business career to work with delinquent urban youth. Bob and his family sold their suburban home and moved into the inner-city where they have lived and served as neighbors among those in need. As an entrepreneur and Christian community developer he brings together communities of resource with communities of need. Since founding the non-profit organization FCS Urban Ministries he has developed two mixed income subdivisions, organized a multi-racial congregation, started a number of businesses, created housing for hundreds of families and initiated a wide range of human services in his community. Bob is the author of five books and a monthly circulation. He will be speaking about his newest book, Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It).

Tickets are free for this event, but are required. Contact the Rockford University Clark Arts Center Box Office at 815-226-4100 or boxoffice@rockford.edu to reserve your ticket.

Rockford University Box Office, BoxOffice@rockford.edu, 815-226-4100


Constitution Day Guest Lecture

Rockford University, Fisher Memorial Chapel, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
Constitution Day recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution. The U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the constitution on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia.

Tickets are free for this event, but are required. Contact the Rockford University Clark Arts Center Box Office at 815-226-4100 or boxoffice@rockford.edu to reserve your ticket.

Rockford University Box Office, BoxOffice@rockford.edu, 815-226-4100