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Save the Date for Virtual Homecoming & Alumni Awards Weekend 2020! 
September 25–26, 2020

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 25

Ever wonder what it’s like for current Illinois Tech students, or miss being back in the classroom yourself? Join us for Alumni Back to Class, where you will be able to attend a variety of live class sessions alongside current students. All registered participants will be emailed the links to join.

Course Title: CS 330 Discrete Structures

Time: 9:40 - 10:55 a.m.

Instructor: Michael K. Lee 

Description: Introduction to the use of formal mathematical structures to represent problems and computational processes. Topics covered include Boolean algebra, first-order logic, recursive structures, graphs, and abstract language models.

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Course Title: PHYS 427 Advanced Lab 

Time: TBD

Instructor: John Zasadzinski

Description: Experiments related to our present understanding of the physical world. Emphasis is on quantum phenomena in atomic, molecular, and condensed matter physics, along with the techniques of measurement and data analysis. The second semester stresses project-oriented experiments on modern topics including spectroscopy, condensed matter physics, and nuclear physics.

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Course Title: BIOL 544 Molecular Biology of Cells 

Time: TBD

Instructor: Jialing Xiang

Description: This is a graduate-level cell biology course. The course contains two parts: initial lectures cover cellular structure and function emphasizing the molecular components, organelles, and regulation of cellular processes; the second part covers special topics emphasizing experimental approaches and molecular mechanisms of cellular regulation.

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Get to know Illinois Tech’s newest college, the College of Computing. Dean Lance Fortnow will give a live update on the formation and direction of the new college. All registered participants will be emailed a link to join prior to the event.

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Join us for the first ever Virtual IPRO Student Project Presentation and Live Q&A hosted by JPMorgan Chase.

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Hosted by Jesse Footlik (LAW '11), partner at Peck Ritchey LLC, join us to learn the basics of estate planning. All registered participants will be emailed a link to join prior to the event.

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Join Illinois Tech Alumna and Director of the Mies van der Rohe Society, Cynthia Vranas Olsen (M.ARCH '01, Ph.D. '17) for a guided virtual tour of the Illinois Tech main campus. Following the tour, Cynthia will lead a live Q&A session with fellow Illinois Tech College of Architecture alums Dirk Lohan (FAIA) and Jong Soung Kimm (ARCH '61, M.S. '64, FAIA, FKIA), as well as Kevin Harrington (Professor Emeritus, Lewis College), to discuss the history and significance of the campus architecture. All registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the event.

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Join us on September 25th from 3 - 5 PM to learn more about the esports industry and esports at Illinois Tech. Student leaders in esports will be giving a presentation about the collegiate esports scene as a whole and on campus. After the presentation, you will have the opportunity to watch a match featuring current students playing one of the many titles our esports teams participate in. We will have players standing by to answer your questions in the chat. Illinois Tech Esport's mission is to "engage the community in casual and competitive gaming scenes. Whether competing in high-level tournaments or a casual LAN party, our goal is to create a space for everyone to connect through gaming."
Connect with us on discord discord.gg/iitesports

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Were you a part of the Scarlet Hawks Swim Team during your time at Illinois Tech? Join us for a virtual reunion and hear more about the ins and outs of the program today! All registered participants will be emailed a Google Meet link prior to the event.

Please contact Robert Rariden at rrariden@iit.edu with any questions.

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Were you a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority at Illinois Tech? Join your sorority sisters from around the world for a virtual reunion! All registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the event.

Please contact Emily Prentice at eprentice@hawk.iit.edu with any questions.

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Join your fellow alumni for an intense virtual pub trivia battle. Three rounds of questions will test your knowledge on Illinois Tech, the City of Chicago, and popular culture (past and present). Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers! All registered participants will be emailed instructions on how to join prior to the event.

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Enjoy the sounds of the past as our alumni DJs spin the hottest records from their time behind the desk at WIIT. The party keeps going until midnight, so remember to check in to hear some of your favorites throughout the evening.

Have any song requests? Let us know by emailing kkipke@iit.edu.

Tune in at: Home ~ WIIT Radio

Saturday, September 26

Join Molly Black, yoga instructor and owner of Wellness with Molly, for a one hour virtual vinyasa flow yoga class. All levels welcome!

Note: Please consult your health care professional with any questions or concerns before starting any exercise program. Neither Illinois Tech nor Molly Black is responsible for any injuries.

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Are you a graduate of the Class of 1970? Join us to celebrate your 50th reunion and induction into Illinois Tech’s Golden Society! Enjoy an exclusive virtual gathering with President Alan W. Cramb. Sign up by September 15 in order to receive a complimentary brunch kit. All registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the event.

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Since 1946, Alumni Awards have been presented to Illinois Institute of Technology's most accomplished, innovative, and influential alumni. Alumni Award winners add to our university's rich history of visionaries who make the Illinois Tech community proud. Join us for the awards ceremony for this year’s recipients. All registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the event.

Want to learn more about Alumni Awards or interested in submitting a nomination? Click here

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Join your fellow young alumni for a virtual get together! All registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the event.

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Join fellow members of the African American Alumni Association for a virtual happy hour event. Register by September 16 to get a complimentary happy hour cocktail kit (no alcohol included)! All registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the event.

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If you are interested in planning a virtual reunion activity for your class, fraternity, sorority or affinity group, please contact the office of constituent engagement at alumni@iit.edu.

We hope to see you in September! In the meantime, check out photos from Homecoming Weekend 2019.