After serving more than 4,000 clients since 2005, Walk-In Ministry is taking a big stride forward, focusing its mission and renaming the non-profit organization as Prevail, which reflects its positive influence in helping area residents facing financial hardship on a path to stability.
The Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees announced David Seleb as the 5-Star library's new executive director, effective May 1. Seleb, a lifelong Chicago area resident, brings solid leadership, experience, and vision for human-centered library services to Oak Park.
With her engineering design for a new ballet pointe shoe that can reduce dancers' foot injuries, Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Noelani Ho recently placed first in the Chicago Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Held at Loyola University Chicago, the annual symposium is extremely competitive, with only three students chosen from 40 entries to move on to the national level of competition.
Concordia University Chicago recently awarded its first ever Endowed Chair marking an exceptional milestone for the 150 year-old university. The Fred and Jane Wittlinger Endowed Chair for Music Performance was bestowed upon Dr. Richard Fischer, distinguished professor of music.