Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pictures taken at an inauguration

Via the official Flickr page:

Created with flickr slideshow.

You can view my own photos from that day, which mostly cover the pre-inauguration discussions, here. (I've attempted to upload them to Shimer College Wiki, but something went haywire and I haven't had time to fix it.)

Both my and the College's photos are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license, so please share freely!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Shimer College Assembly to meet August 28

The Assembly of Shimer College will meet at 3:15 PM this coming Wednesday, August 28, in the Cinderella Lounge at Shimer.  The agenda is as follows:

Meeting of the Shimer College Assembly

3:15 pm Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cinderella Lounge

1. Welcome from the Speaker and review of Assembly protocol and procedures by the Parliamentarian.

2. Approval of Minutes from meeting of April 21st, 2013.

3. Questions on Committee and Director reports to the Assembly.

4. Motion from David Shiner (10 minutes):

To suspend until the Fall 2014 meeting of the Board of Trustees the clause in the description of the Institutional Goals and Assessment Committee in the Constitution of the Assembly that states "Trustees whose terms on the Board end during their term on the Committee cease to be members and are replaced by election."

5. Elections:

- Replacement(s) for Institutional Goals and Assessment Committee

- Secretary of the Assembly

- Admissions Committee

- Agenda Committee

- Quality of Life Committee

- Student Representative to IIT Student Government

6. David Shiner, Chair of the Institutional Goals and Assessment Committee, presentation on community participation in the committee's work.

7. Announcements from the community.

8. White Whale presentation on new Shimer College website.

9. Adjournment.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Help Shimer build a kick-ass website

Via trustee Chris Vaughan ('86) comes the following request:

HELP SHIMER BUILD A KICK-ASS WEBSITE. The dangerously new Shimer website will launch within weeks, and it will be kick-ass. But WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW.

We need you to RECORD A ONE TO TWO MINUTE VIDEO about your favorite book you read or discussed at Shimer and let us post it on the site. It can be a memory of a classroom moment, your own personal feeling about the book, or a fun story that's only partially connected to the book.

The only rules are (a) you should mention the book at some point; and (b) that you should try to look at the camera. Any HD camera will do (even an iPhone). Please email submissions to as soon as possible. We really do need your help.

Below is a sample from an honorary Shimerian, Jason Pontius, who heads up our web design firm. He did his thing. Now you do yours.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Shimer symposium at Growling Rabbit in Chicago, August 30

Update: RSVP to event on Facebook.

The Growling Rabbit Café presents:

Learning About Learning: 
The Tumultuous History of Great Books Education in America

Presented by Dr. David Shiner
Dr. Stuart Patterson
and Dr. Barbara Stone 
of Shimer College.

Friday, August 30th

7 pm 'til 9 pm

Dinner served until 7:45

Coffee and baked goods available until 9 pm

No Cover

6981 N. Sheridan Road (At Lunt)

Monday, August 05, 2013

IGAC to meet August 9

 The following missive was kindly passed along by a member of the internal community:

Fellow Shimerians,
The next meeting of the Institutional Goals and Assessment Committee (IGAC) is open to the community at large and will take place beginning at 1 PM next Friday, August 9. We'll meet in the Infinity Room. If you decide to join us please be prompt. We will be discussing our ongoing work with assessment and strategy at Shimer.
Thank You

(For more on IGAC, see David Shiner's letter.)