Things to do in December

8 Dec

Christmas Schooner


Fests and holiday markets: Chicagoist has a list of holiday markets popping up all over the city this month, with plenty of sweets as well as locally made art, coffee, cider, and more. Warm yourself with hot spiced wine as you browse an array of traditional German Christmas ornaments and woodwork at the Christkindlmarket (until Dec. 24). Congregation Beth Shalom hosts Chanukah Fair, featuring handcrafted gifts (Dec. 14).

Holiday shopping: Chicago Magazine has a gift guide featuring items made and sold here in Chicago. The best part? There’s something for every budget. Speaking of buying local, Merz Apothocary recently expanded their Lincoln Square location with Q Brothers, a specialty men’s shaving and grooming shop. The shop features a selection of straight razors as well as colognes and artisanal shaving creams. Continue reading

CK Staff Alison Steiner and Theda Mickey perform live

8 Dec

Faculty Support Supervisor Alison Steiner will be performing Handel’s Messiah as part of the Apollo Chorus of Chicago. The performance will be on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance located at 205 East Randolph Drive, Chicago. Tickets range from $18 – $80. Tickets can be purchased online at through the Harris Theater website.

Watch the video below to see the chorus’ appearance on Windy City Live:


Administrative Associate, Academic Administration & Student Affairs and Administrative Director, for the PLUS Program, Theda Mickey will also be performing Handel’s work in Too Hot To Handel. This performance will feature a jazz-gospel version of the Messiah honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

The performances will take place on January 17th – 18th at the Auditorium theater located at 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Tickets range from $25 – $70. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office (without additional fees) or online. Use the code FRIEND to receive a discount when purchasing tickets online at the Auditorium Theater website.

7 questions with…John Mayer

8 Dec

John Mayer

From his very first job to his latest workplace accomplishment, John Mayer, Executive Director of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) has been instrumental in providing people easy access to the information they need.  Read on for travel and dining recommendations, and a glimpse at John’s creative side. Continue reading

2014 Costume Contest Results!

7 Dec 2014 Costume Contest Collage

We have the results of our Halloween Costume Contest!

Thanks to everyone who participated and everyone who voted. We hope to have even more great options to choose from next year! Continue reading

Hot Top Five with Tiffany Williams

5 Dec
Financial Aid Counselor

Financial Aid Counselor Tiffany Williams

1. Restaurants:

We all know that Chicago is known for its diverse selection of food. I love trying new places to eat all over the city. One of my favorite spots for brunch with family and friends is Batter and Berries in Lincoln Park. Hands down the best brunch in Chicago. I recommend trying their French Toast Flight.

Chef Rylon twfoodis a genius and offers many creative specials to choose from daily. The place is very popular, so be prepared to wait on the weekends but it will be well worth it. They offer very quick service and extremely friendly staff. And guess what, it is BYOB. So you can enjoy mimosas and French toast at the same time. Continue reading

7 Questions with….Shauna Tucker

10 Nov

Shauna Tucker

Although Library Specialist Shauna Tucker says she’s ‘still searching’ for her hidden talent, coworkers know she’s adept at capably and calmly juggling a variety of tasks. Here Shauna shares with us her criteria for a good travel spot, as well as her recommendation for great Puerto Rican food in Chicago.

1) What was your first job?
My first job was Cashier at McDonalds… my best friend and I were just hanging out, we stopped in to get a burger and came out with jobs! We were ecstatic for about a block then hunger hit!

2) Which part of your job at Chicago-Kent do you most enjoy?
I really enjoy my daily interactions with our students, staff and faculty from so many diverse backgrounds, Oh and Lunch in the Spak.

3) Is there a work-related accomplishment you’re particularly proud of?
This is my first full time position and I’m proud to say that I’ve been employed here 8 years this February 2015.

4) Any hidden talents?
I’m still searching for my hidden talents, although I am pretty good at hair braiding.

5) Favorite Chicago (or Chicago-area) restaurant?
One of my favorites is “Papas” (Papas Cache Sabroso), a family-owned Puerto Rican Restaurant in Humboldt Park 2517 W Division St everything on the menu is finger licking good!

6) Favorite travel spot?
I don’t have a favorite yet, but I’m a fan of anywhere that has warm weather and people as beautiful as the scenery!

7) Favorite movie, and why?
Off the top of my head I’d have to say all of the Fast and Furious movies, there’s like 6 sequels and a 7th coming out april 2015. Action, Suspense, Fast Cars, Vin Diesl, Tyrese, Paul Walker…need I say more?

RSVP: Ten minute chair massages from Aligned Modern Health

10 Nov


The Health & Wellness committee has teamed up with Aligned Modern Health who will be offering free ten minute chair massages on campus in Morris Hall for staff on November 14th.

All who participate must FILL OUT THIS WAIVER as well as RSVP for a specific time-slot. Register now.


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