VanderCook Weekly Update



Building Hours for the Week of January 20, 2014

7AM - 11PM

7AM - 11PM

7AM - 11PM

7AM - 11PM

7AM -9PM

8AM - 6PM

1PM - 11PM





Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Band & Choir Rehearsal the week of January 20

Tuesday & Wednesday



Tuesday Lecture Series

The Tuesday Lecture Series will take place this Tuesday, on January 21st at 4pm, featuring Awea Duo, a rare instrument combination--saxosphone and flute.   Check out their website at


Band to IMEC Conference in Peoria
Friday, January 24 - only pro-ed classes meet.

The band will travel to Peoria, IL to perform for a new music reading session at the Illinois Music Education Conference.  The reading session begins at 3:45 PM on Friday, January 24 in room 403/404 CC.


Itinerary for IMEC - Friday, January 24, 2014:



Fingerprinting From Accurate Biometrics

 Accurate Biometrics will have a technician at VanderCook on January 30th, to fingerprint all Spring 2014 student teachers and first year students, including transfer students.  Please sign up for a session.  You will need to bring a valid (not expired) id or drivers license.  The technician will be set up in Dean Dolan's office from 9am to 1pm.



February 6, 2014
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

10 W 33rd Street, Perlstein Hall, Suite 206

**Have questions about completing your FAFSA?**

**Want a prize (like an iPad mini?) because you completed your FAFSA in January or early February?**

Bring your iPad and FAFSA documents and head on over to the IIT - One Stop for an afternoon of prizes, raffles, and FAFSA assistance! We'll have festive food and games. Shimer and Vandercook students are also welcome.

Financial Aid and One Stop staff will be trained to help students with any complicated or confusing FAFSA questions. Moreover, students who have already completed their FAFSA can bring their iPad, show a staff member their completed FAFSA email, and qualify to win raffle prizes!

Items to Bring if you plan to complete your FAFSA at the One Stop:
1. Social Security Number or Alien Registration Number
2. Your (and your parents', if applicable) federal income tax returns from 2012 


**Room Reservations**

To check the availability of a room please see Cindy Tovar.





January 20, 2014 Martin Luther King Holiday (All Day Event)
January 20, 2014 EdTPA Overview (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
January 22, 2014 Add/Drop Ends (All Day Event)
January 22, 2014-January 25, 2014 Illinois MEA (All Day Event)
January 22, 2014 Last day to add/drop a class (All Day Event)
January 23, 2014-January 25, 2014 Missouri MEA (All Day Event)
January 24, 2014 IMEC - Band to Peoria (All Day Event)
January 29, 2014 Last Day for Voucher Purchases (All Day Event)
January 30, 2014-February 01, 2014 Georgia MEA (All Day Event)
February 01, 2014 Day of Percussion (All Day Event)
February 03, 2014 Audition/Visitation Day (All Day Event)
February 05, 2014 Graduate Seminar (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
February 06, 2014-February 08, 2014 Ohio MEA (All Day Event)
February 06, 2014 Spring Student Teacher Retreat (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
February 07, 2014-February 08, 2014 MECA: New Teacher Weekend (All Day Event)
February 08, 2014 ISBE Test Date (All Day Event)
February 10, 2014 Observation Hours and Comps Due (All Day Event)
February 12, 2014-February 15, 2014 Texas MEA (All Day Event)
February 14, 2014 Professional Ed Classes End (All Day Event)
February 17, 2014 Audition/Visitation Day (All Day Event)
February 17, 2014 Student Teaching Begins (All Day Event)
February 24, 2014 Last Day to Remove "I" (All Day Event)
February 25, 2014 Chamber Ensemble Concert (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
February 26, 2014-March 01, 2014 ACDA Central Division Conference (All Day Event)

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