• Chicago Hosts NATO

    Posted by Alex on 21 May 2012

    Chicago will finish hosting the 2012 NATO Summit today. As an institution that values international dialogue and takes pride in serving as a leader in reaching out to students across the globe, SOLEX congratulates Chicago on a job well done! The 2012 NATO Summit marked the first occasion that the summit took place outside Washington D.C. when being held in the United States. Over three dozen nations sent representatives to McCormick Place for the 2 day event which runs from May 20-21, 2012.

  • Lollapalooza Line Up Around The Corner

    Posted by Alex on 29 Mar 2012

    The official line up for Lollapalooza, Chicago’s premier music festival, will be revealed in early April. Three day early bird passes are currently available for the discounted price of $200.00 direct from The festival will take place August 3-5, 2012 in Chicago’s Grant Park.

  • Labor Day

    Posted by Lindsey on 02 Sep 2011

    Labor Day was first celebrated on September 5, 1882 by the Central Labor Union in New York. 12 years later, President Grover Cleveland made it a federal holiday. In America, Labor Day is a day set aside the first Monday in September to celebrate and honor all the men and women who work. It is designated a day to relax... and to party.

  • Books to be Replaced with Facebooks

    Posted by Justin on 23 Aug 2011

    Technology has taken the driver seat in terms of furthering education. No longer are books revered as the treasure chest of information. Children are exposed at a very early age to the benefits and pitfalls of digital content. A recent study conducted by a British literacy charity has found the influence of technology on children's reading habits to be startling. "Schoolchildren are significantly more likely to be exposed to mobile phones and computers in the home than novels, according to researchers. They also found that reading frequency declined sharply with age, with 14 to 16 year–olds being more than 10 times as likely to avoid books altogether as those in primary education."

  • Haley Reinhart Homecoming

    Posted by Justin on 13 May 2011

    A big shout out and congrats to "American Idol" finalist Haley Reinhart. After advancing to the Top 3 on this week's past show, Haley will be heading to her home town of Wheeling, IL to meet with her fans and have a free concert.

  • Huge Microsoft Savings

    Posted by Lindsey on 15 Feb 2010

    Microsoft currently has a fantastic promotion available on select software. Their website offers Microsoft Office Professional Academic 2010 for only $79.95. They list the regular price of this product at $679.95. It is compatible with any Microsoft operating system.