Special Events

Dennis Watkins
Special Encore Performance!

Chicago’s “Official Magic Man” is back with high-powered, fast-paced, unexplainable feats of magic and mentalism that are guaranteed to blow your mind. Whether he’s performing a wild card trick or a straitjacket escape while he simultaneously picks your pocket, you’ll never be less than amazed.

Saturday, March 11, 2017
7 p.m.
Sugar Grove Campus, Auditorium
$19 adults (+$1 convenience fee)
$12 children 12 and under (+$1 convenience fee)
Purchase tickets at www.waubonseetickets.com

Learn Close-Up Magic with Professional Magician Dennis Watkins
Don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn some sleight-of-hand. Sign up for a Unique Local Experience with magician and mentalist, Dennis Watkins for only $39. Or, combine the stage show and the up-close magic experience for just $59 (limited availability – for those age 16 and above only).

Buyer Beware!
Doug Grier
Dean for Community Education, Waubonsee Community College

Whether it’s fine print so small that you can barely read it or cleverly misleading ad claims, it can be a jungle out there for consumers. In this occasionally light-hearted presentation, you’ll learn about the meaning behind caveat emptor (let the buyer beware) and the philosophy and practice of consumer protection in the United States. You’ll also gain an insider’s perspective on the persuasive techniques used by marketers and how to protect yourself and your bank account. Grier has held various positions in higher education, nonprofit management, arts marketing and as an account manager with a top 100 marketing agency in Chicago where he worked with clients such as Tree Top, Guinness, Skil-Bosch, Keebler, the Wisconsin Dairy Council and the Washington Apple Commission. He recently completed a second master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication at Roosevelt University.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
7 p.m.
Sugar Grove Campus, Academic and Professional Center

On the Same Track - Aurora and the Burlington Railroad
Leo Phillipp

Since 1849, the destinies of the city of Aurora and the Burlington Railroad have been intertwined. Each helped the other grow. The railroad brought the mail, groceries, industrial supplies and jobs – becoming for many years the largest employer in Aurora. The city in turn grew its industrial base and fueled further growth of the railroad. Known today as BNSF, the history of the Burlington Railroad is a fascinating look back at the central role it played in the growth of Aurora. Leo Phillipp is a former railroad brakeman and conductor. He’s worked all types of train operations in the Aurora area including clearing derailments. He’s directed fleet services for the largest tank car owner and lessor in North America and currently purchases retired railroad cars for parts, recycling and other uses. He’s published numerous articles on railroad history.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
7 p.m.
Aurora Downtown Campus

Exploring people and their environment
Tornadoes: Past, Present and Future
Dr. Vittorio Gensini Associate Professor of Meteorology, College of DuPage  

Dr. Gensini, an expert on severe storms, will share the history and our current level of understanding regarding tornados and the prospects of predicting tornadoes. Specifically, he’ll discuss how his own research indicates that we might be on the verge of being able to forecast tornadic activity weeks in advance.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
7 p.m.
Sugar Grove Campus, Auditorium

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