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  • Kane health department offers program on wells Aug 19, 2013 12:00 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 12:00 AM
    Waubonsee Community College is considering a $104 million budget for its 2014 fiscal year.

  • Student, community safety a priority for Waubonsee Jul 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    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 enrollment continuing to climb Jul 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Waubonsee full-time faculty get raises in new contract Jul 18, 2013 12:00 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.

  • Community colleges connect employers with job seekersJun 28, 2013 12:00 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 12:00 AM
    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 graduationMay 30, 2013 12:00 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.

  • Jake Jouris

    Harper, Waubonsee meet for regional supremacy May 15, 2013 12:00 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.

  • Waubonsee sells former downtown Aurora site May 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Waubonsee Community College is selling its former downtown Aurora campus for $1.5 million to a firm interested in turning the two buildings into stores and apartments. The college board approved the sale Wednesday night to Gorman and Co. It expects to close the sale in January.

  • Sobek: To succeed in college, commit to a major May 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    For most people, college is the time to answer the age-old question, "What do I want to be when I grow up?" Students are often exposed to new ideas and academic disciplines as they navigate their college curriculum. However, research has shown that students who declare a major field of study early have higher rates of degree completion.

  • Waubonsee celebrates Earth Day with activities Apr 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Waubonsee Community College is celebrating Earth Week April 22-26 with a variety of free activities at its Sugar Grove campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.

  • State Street Dance Studio hosts open audition for international video shootApr 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    State Street Dance Studio, 9 N. Fourth St. in Geneva, will host an open audition on Saturday, April 20 for an international video shoot. State Street has been selected for this international project. The audition will be looking for proficient dancers, both pre-professional and professional, in ballet, modern and contemporary dancing. Registration will be from 5-5:30 p.m., followed by auditions for ages 13-17 from 5:30-6 p.m. and for ages 18 and older from 6 to 7 p.m. The first rehearsal will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. the same day.

  • Two students were killed in April 2010 making a left turn in to the northern entrance for Waubonsee Community College's Sugar Grove campus. Wednesday, the college's trustees continued their work to getting a traffic signal installed at the intersection, and hope to see one before the end of 2013.

    Progress continues on getting stoplight where Waubonsee students died in 2010 Apr 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Waubonsee Community College continued progress Wednesday on getting a traffic light installed where two students were killed in a crash three years ago this week.

  • Studying abroad benefits college studentApr 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Exploring the world beyond our borders creates unparalleled learning opportunities. Travel exposes you to different cultures, languages and perspectives. Dedicating a summer, a semester or a month to studying abroad deepens the benefit, forging lifelong skills.

  •  Congressman Bill Foster met with officials at Waubonsee Community College in Aurora Thursday to push legislation he crafted to encourage the spread of Fab Labs, an MIT project that brings basic design and fabrication labs to area communities for public use.

    Congressman brings Fab Lab pitch to Waubonsee, local manufacturers Mar 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Rep. Bill Foster hosted a roundtable discussion Thursday about his Fab Lab bill. The 11th District congressman introduced a bill last week to establish a National Fab Lab network across the country to catalyze the manufacturing sector. He spoke at Waubonsee Community College's downtown Aurora location.

  • Tri-Cities police reports Mar 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    A woman interrupted a man trying to steal a snowblower out of her garage at 3:52 p.m. Saturday in the 2500 block of Kane Lane, police said.

  • Doesn’t president approve the budget? Mar 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Big Rock letter to the editor: Congress puts together that budget, but the president (CEO) approves it. Sure, a Congressional veto can override his vote, but how often does that happen? Wait a minute, do we even have a budget? When was the last time we did have one?

  • Roycealee Wood, Lake County regional superintendent of schools, voices her concern about the new GED: “I would say I’m very concerned. Going to all computers — boom — like that would be even a bigger problem than the cost. The computer part really bothers me.”

    Some fear new, high-tech GED a problem for low-income test takers Mar 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Suburban education officials are worried looming federal changes to GED testing will leave those less fortunate with one less path to joining the workforce. The test will become computerized in 2014, and the price to take the exam will more than double. Plus, you need a credit card and an email address. "It’s going to be people with the least resources who are going to be left out," Josh Boies of Kane County says.

  • Harper approves $2 per credit hour tuition increaseFeb 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Consistent with a regional trend among community colleges, Harper College will ask its students to dig a little deeper into their pockets for the cost of a high education. The board of trustees last week unanimously approved increasing tuition by $2 per credit hour beginning in the summer 2013 term. For a full-time student taking 30 credit hours annually, that’s an additional $60 for a total of $3,735.

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