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  • New year right time for new start at college Dec 18, 2013 1:20 PM
    While starting college in the fall makes sense for many students coming directly from high school, there are distinct advantages to beginning in the spring semester.

     
  • Find a gun law criminals will obey Dec 14, 2013 4:40 AM
    A Big Rock letter to the editor: I’ve got some advice for Jerry Vigue. I fully understand your impatience regarding the implementation of what you call “reasonable gun laws.” However, I must disagree with you about your opinion that “owning a gun is a privilege.”

     
  • Serving students who served our country Dec 9, 2013 2:56 PM
    Waubonsee Community College considers it a privilege to serve members of our community through its educational programs and services, and is also honored to be able to serve many students who have served our country.

     
  • Take time to relax at Waubonsee’s free concerts Nov 27, 2013 3:30 PM
    On Dec. 6-15, Waubonsee Community College will host its annual series of five live winter musical performances in an assortment of musical genres.

     
  • Waubonsee readies GED students for new exam Nov 20, 2013 3:31 PM
    January 2014 will mark the implementation of a new edition of the General Educational Development exam designed to ensure that this first step toward a higher education is truly a step up. When it debuts, the 2014 GED test will have a new structure and delivery method, along with new content.

     
  • Housing crash pushed bigger tax load onto seniors Nov 13, 2013 9:03 AM
    A property tax relief program intended to save Illinois senior citizens hundreds of dollars on their annual tax bills has had the opposite effect since property values began their steep nosedive since 2009. Because of the way the "senior freeze" is set up, the declining value of properties is actually making seniors pay more than ever before. “It's the law of unintended consequences,” said Craig Dovel, DuPage County's supervisor of assessments.

     
  • Steppingstone to president’s dream Nov 10, 2013 4:40 AM
    A Big Rock letter to the editor: If Victor Darst can say that “Republican politicians, pundits, conservative talk radio and Fox are ecstatic with the problems that have bugged the Affordable Care Act website,” then I should be able to say that President Obama is even happier with the outcome.

     
  • Complete College America works to eliminate barriers Oct 28, 2013 2:42 PM
    In recent years, it has been difficult to miss the emphasis placed on the importance of college degree or certificate completion. Many statistics and studies have been quoted outlining the benefits to individual students, society and the economy.

     
  • Photojournalism inspires Batavia artist Sep 12, 2013 11:46 AM
    It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's true, Daily Herald photojournalist Laura Stoecker should feel honored by the work of Janine Webbles. The Batavia resident enjoys Stoecker's nature photography so much, she's created some paintings inspired by Stoecker's photos, including one she named "Laura's Barn."

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Sep 9, 2013 5:52 PM
    Brittany C. Hughes, 21, of Batavia, faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis, after police say they found two glass pipes and a piece of foil containing burned cannabis in her car at 9:08 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of South Raddant Road, according to a police report.

     
  • Embracing engagment at Waubonsee Community College Aug 28, 2013 1:43 PM
    Education has embraced the three “Rs” since at least the late 1700s. While Waubonsee Community College remains committed to teaching students to excel in reading, writing and arithmetic (along with other vital academic skills), this year we’re focusing on the three “Cs”: connect, collaborate and cultivate.

     
  • Kane health department offers program on wells Aug 19, 2013 8:00 AM
    Are you a homeowner with a well and or septic system? Have you ever wondered how these systems work? For the answers to these questions and more, come to the annual Kane County Health Department Well and Septic informational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

     
  • Waubonsee considers $104 million budget Jul 29, 2013 4:42 PM
    Waubonsee Community College is considering a $104 million budget for its 2014 fiscal year.

     
  • Student, community safety a priority for Waubonsee Jul 24, 2013 12:44 PM
    Safety is among the many priorities addressed by Waubonsee Community College. There are some exciting new projects the college is working on to further enhance the health and safety of our students and college community.

     
  • Waubonsee full-time faculty get raises in new contract Jul 18, 2013 7:25 AM
    Waubonsee Community College full-time faculty will receive pay raises of 4 percent in the first year of a new contract approved Wednesday. But they will start paying part of their individual health-insurance premium.

     
  • Waubonsee enrollment continuing to climb Jul 22, 2013 1:36 PM
    Waubonsee Community College is bucking the trend in enrollment, reporting an increase in students in three recent periods. Summer 2012 enrollment was 7,801, up 7.3 percent over summer 2011; fall 2012 was 12,380, up 2.6 percent; and spring 2013 was 12,266, up 3.7 percent.

     
  • Community colleges connect employers with job seekers Jun 28, 2013 6:11 AM
    For decades, a core mission — and strength — of community colleges has been to prepare students for successful careers. Throughout the Fox Valley, it is difficult to find an employer that doesn’t have at least one community college alumnus on staff. In fact, many of our local business leaders started their education at a community college.

     
  • Employment seekers invited to attend job, resource fair May 31, 2013 1:39 PM
    Waubonsee Community College will host its second annual Kendall County Job and Resource Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at its Plano campus, 100 Waubonsee Drive.

     
  • Celebrating the milestone of college graduation May 30, 2013 5:02 AM
    No matter how old you are, completing your college degree and receiving your diploma is one milestone that you will never forget. Hours upon hours, weeks upon weeks, months upon months, and, occasionally, years upon years of hard work go into a student earning a degree. The ceremony is rightfully full of pomp and circumstance.

     
  • Harper, Waubonsee meet for regional supremacy May 16, 2013 1:29 AM
    Most people would like to see the two best teams play for championships at the end of a season. In NJCAA baseball, that's exactly what will happen starting Friday at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove as the top-seeded Chiefs take on No. 2 Harper College (19-20) for a regional championship.

     
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