Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Fall 2015 Student Activities

Fall SaukFest
September 02, 2015
11:30a - 1:30a
E/W Malls & Gym
Welcome to the fall semester event. Whether in a student organization, or just a student looking to find ways to get involved, this event should definitely be a part of your schedule on September 2nd! Informational Fair, Music, Food, Inflatable Games & Fun will be available!
The Hook Up
September 10, 2015
7:00p - 8:30p
Mathis Theater
A facilitated discussion about hooking-up, sexual assault and bystander intervention. The Hook-Up begins with a discussion on how gender stereotypes contribute to rape culture and harm survivors. Next, the program unpacks the practice of hooking-up, and identifies the differences between a healthy hook-up, a regretted hook-up and a sexual assault. This discussion is critical because it provides the opportunity to break through the myth that rape is really just a regretted sexual experience. When we can discuss what healthy, consensual sex looks like in contrast to the methods perpetrators use, there is no confusion between healthy sex and rape. Finally, the program closes using the information we have learned about perpetrators' motives and behaviors in order to devise successful bystander intervention strategies, and decrease out community's tolerance for sexual predation.
Sones de Mexico Ensemble in Concert
September 24, 2015
7:00p - 8:20p
Mathis Theatre
A two-time GRAMMY™ Nominated group that has shown there is so much more to Mexican music than mariachi. Through the years, the ensemble has amassed a large collection of folk musical instruments representative of Mexico’s diverse local cultures and a talented team of multi-instrumentalist musicians. Their diverse repertoire is rich in colors, textures and rhythms. Sones de Mexico Ensemble has recorded six studio albums and has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Millennium Park and the Getty Museum, among other prestigious performance venues. Bring family and friends to enjoy a great evening of music!
Comedian/Juggler Alex Clark
October 06, 2015
Mathis Theatre
Voted 2014’s Hot Variety Act by Campus Activities Magazine, Alex is a quick witted, energetic comedian...that just happens to juggle. Mixing family-friendly and edgy humor together with knife juggling and ladder balancing, Alex’s blend of circus and stand-up is what keeps audiences at the edge of their seats. He’s juggled chainsaws, tempted fate with fire and balanced on big unicycles. Don’t miss this unforgettable show!
Fall Leadership Training by Ryan Penneau
October 09, 2015
9:00a - 12:00p
Ryan is a speaker that students will always remember! His HIGH energy, humor and full on interaction have brought him to be the 2015 Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities’ Speaker of the Year. His mission is to put the responsibility of education and success back in the hands of students by encouraging them to take responsibility for their success, engage in their leadership potential, and commit to an action oriented approach to education. RSVP REQUIRED by Fri. Oct. 2.
Blood Drive
October 12, 2015
9:00a - 3:00p
East Mall
Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. Please become a volunteer donor!
Empowering disABILITIES Expo
October 17, 2015
9:00a - 1:00p
East Mall, 1K4 & 2K2
In recognition of Disability Awareness Month, this event will highlight the abilities of persons with disabilities, bring awareness to the community, and promote access for persons with disabilities. There will be activities, displays, and resources available along with entertainment. This year’s featured speaker will be Miss Iowa 2013, Nicole Kelly, who was born without her left forearm and whose mission is to empower people of all ages who feel different to achieve their goals and exceed limitations.
Gina Venier Live in Concert, opening act by Tristan Bushman
October 29, 2015
7:00p - 8:30p
Mathis Theatre
Gina stylishly combines her soulful blues roots with pop influences to create an original sound that defies fitting into a genre. Raised in Dixon, IL, she pulls from her family roots to find inspiration behind songwriting, style, and stage presence. After appearing in American Idol’s season 14, she is continuing to capitalize on her success and is currently creating quite the buzz in and out of Chicago-land venues and throughout the Nashville music scene.
Hypnotist chrisjones
November 19, 2015
Mathis Theatre
Chris is the most-booked hypnotist in the college market. He is the winner of the 2015 award for Hypnotist of the Year as judged by Campus Activities Magazine! He offers an incredibly interactive show which allows audience members to become the star of the show. He was on the season premiere of America’s Got Talent this summer where he hypnotized Howie Mandel to shake hands. After years of perfecting his art, Chris offers audiences a hypnotic experience they will never forget!