WBEZ | Elmhurst College - Frick Center, Founders Lounge http://www.wbez.org/content/elmhurst-college-frick-center-founders-lounge Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Bruce Rauner: Making Illinois Work Again http://www.wbez.org/bruce-rauner-making-illinois-work-again-107679 <p><div>Beginning this month, Elmhurst College will launch a new lecture series called <em>Fixing Illinois: A Great State&rsquo;s Problems and Promise</em>. The goal of the series is to start an ongoing discussion about the challenges that Illinois faces, and to empower citizens to help address those challenges and move the state forward.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The first speaker in the series is <strong>Bruce Rauner</strong>, a wealthy businessman who formally announced his campaign for governor of Illinois on June 5.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Rauner&rsquo;s talk, Making Illinois Work Again, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center (190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, www.elmhurst.edu/campusmap). The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, call (630) 617-3390.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Rauner retired last fall as chairman of the private equity firm GTCR, citing a desire to become more involved in political and civic activities. He and his wife, Diana, are active supporters of education reform, including the movement to expand charter schools and support teacher training. He also is known as an ally of Chicago Mayor <strong>Rahm Emanuel</strong>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Rauner has never run for public office, but says his outrage over Illinois&rsquo; fiscal, economic and public education crises led him to join the race for governor.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&ldquo;We have to be bold, tough, and fundamentally change government because Springfield is broken,&rdquo; he said during a web video announcing his candidacy.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In the coming months, speakers in the Fixing Illinois lecture series will present a variety of perspectives on the state&rsquo;s problems and how to solve them. Elmhurst College has distinguished itself as a venue for such discussions, as host to such key decision makers as U.S. Senator <strong>Mark Kirk</strong> (R-Ill.), Speaker of the Illinois House<strong> Michael Madigan</strong> (D-Chicago) and many others. In 2010, Elmhurst College hosted a gubernatorial debate between Illinois Governor <strong>Pat</strong> Quinn and State Senator <strong>Bill Brady</strong>. The College also holds an annual Governmental Forum; earlier this year the Forum brought together four of the region&rsquo;s foremost corporate leaders, including the CEO of Caterpillar and the president of the Business Roundtable, to discuss jobs, education and the economy.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Elmhurst College is a leading liberal arts college located eight miles west of Chicago. The College&rsquo;s mission is to prepare its students for meaningful and ethical work in a multicultural, global society. Approximately 3,400</div><div>full- and part-time students are enrolled in its 23 undergraduate academic departments and 10 graduate degree programs.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More information about this event <a href="http://www.elmhurst.edu">here</a>.&nbsp;</div></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/bruce-rauner-making-illinois-work-again-107679 Mayor Richard M. Daley: An Appraisal http://www.wbez.org/mayor-richard-m-daley-appraisal-106997 <p><p><strong>Keith Koeneman</strong> writes about Chicago history, politics and culture. &nbsp;His recently released book on the retired mayor of Chicago, &quot;<em>First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley</em>,&quot; was built on unprecedented access to the key players in the long-running Daley administration. The book tells the story of a complicated leader&mdash;sensitive and tough, impatient and persistent&mdash;who as mayor not only ran but also embodied Chicago.</p><div>Koeneman will discuss his biography of the former Chicago mayor, which was released in late March, at Elmhurst College on Wednesday, May 8.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In &quot;<em>First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley</em>&quot; (University of Chicago Press), Koeneman chronicles the complex and often contradictory life of an American political legend. &nbsp;Through more than 100 interviews, he tells an up-close, insider story of political triumph and personal evolution, highlighting Daley&rsquo;s achievements and mistakes.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Koeneman also demonstrates how Daley&rsquo;s influence expanded beyond his beloved city, especially after protégés <strong>Rahm Emanuel</strong>, <strong>David Axelrod</strong> and <strong>Valerie Jarrett</strong>, as well as his confidant and brother <strong>Bill Daley</strong>, became major players under President Obama.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;<em>Publishers Weekly</em>&quot; writes that &ldquo;Native son Koeneman colorfully and familiarly details the rise of the Daleys and their imprint on their hometown.&rdquo;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Koeneman&rsquo;s talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center (190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, www.elmhurst.edu/campusmap). Admission is $10 for the general public. Tickets are available at the door or by visiting <a href="http://www.elmhurst.edu">www.elmhurst.edu/tix</a>. For more information, call (630) 617-3390.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Elmhurst College is a leading liberal arts college located eight miles west of Chicago. The College&rsquo;s mission is to prepare its students for meaningful and ethical work in a multicultural, global society. Approximately 3,400</div><div>full- and part-time students are enrolled in its 23 undergraduate academic departments and 10 graduate degree programs.</div></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 14:50:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/mayor-richard-m-daley-appraisal-106997 Deborah Lipstadt: The Eichmann Trial http://www.wbez.org/deborah-lipstadt-eichmann-trial-106484 <p><p>The capture of Nazi leader <strong>Adolf Eichmann</strong> in 1960 in Argentina, and his subsequent trial by an Israeli court, electrified the world and sparked an international debate over how and by whom Nazi war criminals should be brought to justice.</p><div>Award-winning historian <strong>Deborah E. Lipstadt</strong>&rsquo;s 2011 book, &quot;<em>The Eichmann Trial</em>,&quot; examines not only the trial but also the dramatic effect that Holocaust survivors&rsquo; courtroom testimony had on a world that until then had commemorated the Holocaust without fully understanding what the victims and survivors actually had experienced.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Lipstadt will talk about her book on Sunday, April 7, as the 2013 Holocaust Guestship Lecturer at Elmhurst College.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, and the author of several books on the Holocaust, including &quot;<em>History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier</em>&quot; and &quot;<em>Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory</em>.&quot;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The &quot;New York Times Book Review&quot; described Lipstadt as having &ldquo;done a great service by&hellip; recovering the event as a gripping legal drama, as well as a hinge moment in Israel&rsquo;s history and in the world&rsquo;s delayed awakening to the magnitude of the Holocaust.&rdquo;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Lipstadt was a historical consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and helped design the section of the Museum dedicated to the American Response to the Holocaust. In 2012 President Obama reappointed her to the U.S. Holocaust Council.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Service of Remembrance and Holocaust Guestship Lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center (190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, www.elmhurst.edu/campusmap). A book signing will follow the lecture, and books will be available for purchase. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, call (630) 617-3390.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Elmhurst College is a leading liberal arts college located eight miles west of Chicago. The College&rsquo;s mission is to prepare its students for meaningful and ethical work in a multicultural, global society. Approximately 3,400</div><div>full- and part-time students are enrolled in its 23 undergraduate academic departments and 10 graduate degree programs.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More on this event <a href="http://public.elmhurst.edu/cultural_events/">here.</a></div></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:47:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/deborah-lipstadt-eichmann-trial-106484 Michael Phillips: Why Go to the Movies? http://www.wbez.org/michael-phillips-why-go-movies-106482 <p><p>In an age when any blockbuster or indie film can be summoned up to your computer, TV or smart phone, are we witnessing the end of a favorite American pastime&mdash;going to the movies?</p><div>On Thursday, April 25, &quot;<em>Chicago Tribune</em>&quot; film critic <strong>Michael Phillips</strong> will explore film-industry trends, the impact of technology, and what it all means for Hollywood and the rest of us.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In addition to his work at the &quot;<em>Tribune</em>,&quot; Phillips was co-host of the long-running, nationally syndicated TV show &quot;At the Movies&quot; in its final season, after filling in for host <strong>Roger Ebert </strong>off and on since 2006. Phillips also covers movies for CLTV and can be heard most Fridays on WGN-AM. He guest-hosted the popular filmspotting.net podcast (broadcast on WBEZ-91.5 FM), and has been a guest on a variety of programs including &quot;<em>Who Wants to Be a Millionaire</em>,&quot; &ldquo;<em>Entourage</em>,&quot; &quot;<em>The View</em>,&quot; &quot;<em>Charlie Rose</em>,&quot; BBC radio, MSNBC and Chicago&#39;s ABC-TV Channel 7.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Elmhurst College is a leading liberal arts college located eight miles west of Chicago. The College&rsquo;s mission is to prepare its students for meaningful and ethical work in a multicultural, global society. Approximately 3,400 full- and part-time students are enrolled in its 23 undergraduate academic departments and 10 graduate degree programs.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More information about this event <a href="http://public.elmhurst.edu/cultural_events/">here.</a></div></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:29:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/michael-phillips-why-go-movies-106482 Narcissism: A Defense http://www.wbez.org/narcissism-defense-105735 <p><p><strong>Laura Kipnis</strong> is an author, teacher, cultural critic and former video artist whose work focuses on sexual politics, emotion, acting out and generally bad behavior.</p><div>Kipnis will present Narcissism: A Defense, the annual Genevieve Staudt Intercultural Lecture, on Tuesday, March 5, at Elmhurst College. Tickets are available at the door or by visiting <a href="http://www.elmhurst.edu/tix">www.elmhurst.edu/tix.</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Kipnis&rsquo; wide-ranging, provocative books have been translated into 15 languages. &quot;The New York Times&quot; writes that in &quot;<em>Against Love: A Polemic</em>&quot; and &quot;<em>How to Become a Scandal</em>,&quot; Kipnis &quot;has combined sharp analysis with blistering wit to challenge prevailing notions about love and sex, power and desire, hubris and retribution in American life.&quot;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>A radio/TV/film professor at Northwestern University, Kipnis also is a contributor to &quot;Slate,&quot; &quot;Harper&#39;s,&quot; &quot;The Nation,&quot; &quot;Playboy&quot; and &quot;The New York Times Magazine.&quot;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Genevieve Staudt Guestship Lecture is delivered annually during Women&rsquo;s History Month at Elmhurst College. It is named for the College&rsquo;s former dean of students, who served the College for 30 years and left an indelible stamp of leadership.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Elmhurst College is a leading liberal arts college located eight miles west of Chicago. The College&rsquo;s mission is to prepare its students for meaningful and ethical work in a multicultural, global society. Approximately 3,400</div><div>full- and part-time students are enrolled in its 23 undergraduate academic departments and 10 graduate degree programs.</div></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:50:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/narcissism-defense-105735 The Politicization of Justice http://www.wbez.org/politicization-justice-105303 <p><p>&nbsp;</p><div>The first woman to preside over the Iowa Supreme Court, <strong>Marsha Ternus</strong> joined her six colleagues in a unanimous ruling in 2009 striking down an Iowa statute banning same-sex marriage. The ruling cost Justice Ternus and two of her colleagues their jobs, and embroiled the court in a political struggle that continued through the 2012 election and beyond.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In May 2012, Ternus and her two colleagues were honored with the 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award. In announcing the award, the Kennedy Presidential Library stated the three justices &ldquo;were chosen in recognition of the political courage and judicial independence each demonstrated in setting aside popular opinion to uphold the basic freedoms and security guaranteed to all citizens under the Iowa constitution.&rdquo;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More information <a href="http://public.elmhurst.edu/calendar/185920382.html">here.</a></div></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:25:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/politicization-justice-105303 The Future and Promise of Interfaith Dialogue http://www.wbez.org/future-and-promise-interfaith-dialogue-105302 <p><p><strong>Seyyed Hossein Nas</strong>r is a professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, as well as an Islamic philosopher, poet and prominent scholar of Islamic, religious and comparative studies.</p><div>On Friday, February 22, he will present The Future and Promise of Interfaith Dialogue, the annual al-Ghazali Lecture at Elmhurst College.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The author of more than twenty scholarly books, two books of poetry and 500 articles, Nasr was the first Muslim to deliver the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh, and in 2000 a volume was devoted to him in the Library of Living Philosophers.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The annual al-Ghazali Lecture is part of the religious lecture series at Elmhurst College. Each year, the series presents interesting and informative talks from several religious traditions. Elmhurst College&rsquo;s Muslim lecture is named after <strong>al-Ghazali</strong> (1058-1111 C.E.), a Muslim theologian whose emphasis on personal religious experience changed the course of Islam and continues to challenge devotees and scholars of religion to this day.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More information <a href="http://public.elmhurst.edu/calendar/181035811.html">here.</a></div></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/future-and-promise-interfaith-dialogue-105302 Sustainable Justice for Marginalized Communities http://www.wbez.org/sustainable-justice-marginalized-communities-105297 <p><p><strong>Sylvia Hood Washington</strong>&rsquo;s pioneering book, &quot;<em>Packing Them In: An Archaeology of Environmental Racism in Chicago, 1865-1954</em>,&quot; documents how generations of Chicago&#39;s poor, working class and ethnic minority residents have suffered disproportionately from the harmful effects of pollution.</p><div>A scholar trained in technology, the environment and medicine, Washington will talk about her work on February 12 when she presents Sustainable Justice for Marginalized Communities, this year&rsquo;s Martin Luther King Jr.</div><div>Intercultural Lecture at Elmhurst College.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Washington teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and recently was appointed by Governor <strong>Pat Quinn</strong> to sit on Illinois&rsquo; first Environmental Justice Commission. She also is the founder of and chief environmental research scientist for Environmental Health Research Associates, LLC.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>As an environmental epidemiologist, engineer and historian, Washington has spent decades researching the impact of industrial pollution on human health and ecosystems. She also consults regularly with environmental law firms and grass roots community groups to help them understand the history and impact of industrial operations, transportation systems and municipal planning on human health and environmental health disparities.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Elmhurst College is a leading liberal arts college located eight miles west of Chicago. The College&rsquo;s mission is to prepare its students for meaningful and ethical work in a multicultural, global society. Approximately 3,400</div><div>full- and part-time students are enrolled in its 23 undergraduate academic departments and 10 graduate degree programs.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Purchase tickets <a href="http://www.elmhurst.edu/tix">here</a></div></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/sustainable-justice-marginalized-communities-105297 Lisa Sowle Cahill on Bioethics, Justice, and the Common Good http://www.wbez.org/lisa-sowle-cahill-bioethics-justice-and-common-good-103558 <p><p><strong>Lisa Sowle Cahill</strong> is a longtime professor of theology at Boston College and a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics. One of her main research interests is bioethics, the study of the profound philosophical implications of biological and medical procedures, treatments, and technologies.&nbsp;</p><div>Cahill has advised U.S. bishops on issues surrounding AIDS, and presented at the Vatican about women&rsquo;s health care. She is noted for her work in the areas of Catholic social ethics, sex and gender ethics, and the history of Christian ethics.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>She will present &quot;Bioethics, Justice, and the Common Good,&quot; the 2012 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Lecture, on Wednesday, November 14, at Elmhurst College.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The recipient of the 2008 John Courtner Murray Award from the Catholic Theological Society of America for her &ldquo;outstanding and influential contributions in diverse areas of Christian ethics,&rdquo; Cahill is the author of eight books and editor of five others, including <em>Love Your Enemies: Discipleship, Pacifism, and Just War Theory</em>, <em>Theological Bioethics: Participation, Justice, and Change</em>, and <em>Genetics, Theology, Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Conversation</em>. Cahill is the J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor at Boston College, and also has been a member of the Catholic Health Association Theology and Ethics Advisory Committee, the National Advisory Board for Ethics in Reproduction, and the March of Dimes National Bioethics Committee. She has given testimony to the National Bioethics Advisory Commission on fetal tissue research and on cloning.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Bioethics, Justice, and the Common Good will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center (190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, www.elmhurst.edu/campusmap). Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Tickets are available at the door or by visiting <a href="http://www.elmhurst.edu/tix">www.elmhurst.edu/tix</a>. For more information, call 630-617-3390.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Elmhurst College is a leading liberal arts college located eight miles west of Chicago. The College&rsquo;s mission is to prepare its students for meaningful and ethical work in a multicultural, global society. Approximately 3,400 full- and part-time students are enrolled in its 23 undergraduate academic departments and 11 graduate degree programs.</div></p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/lisa-sowle-cahill-bioethics-justice-and-common-good-103558 Internet Safety, Social Media, and the Law http://www.wbez.org/internet-safety-social-media-and-law-103394 <p><p>&nbsp;</p><div>With a long history as an educator and social worker who has worked locally and globally on behalf of children, <strong>Sarah Migas</strong>&nbsp;is now the Internet Safety Specialist for the Illinois Attorney General&rsquo;s Office.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Migas will present <em>Power On to Shut Down: Responsibility and Legality in the Age of Social Media</em> on Monday, October 29, at Elmhurst College.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>She is a 14-year veteran in the field of social work, having served as a child advocate in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Fairbanks, Alaska, a treatment counselor in a residential facility for children in Portland, Oregon, and as a child welfare specialist at Catholic Charities in Chicago. She also has taught in the Chicago Public Schools system and is an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Dominican University.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Elmhurst College is a leading liberal arts college located eight miles west of Chicago. The college&rsquo;s mission is to prepare its students for meaningful and ethical work in a multicultural, global society. Approximately 3,400 full- and part-time students are enrolled in its 23 undergraduate academic departments and 11 graduate degree programs.</div></p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/internet-safety-social-media-and-law-103394