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  • Junior sleuths hard at work at McHenry County College Jul 9, 2014 4:51 PM
    CSI campers worked on analyzing fingerprints and hair strands as part of the Introduction to Forensics and Biometics class this week at McHenry County College. More than 100 students in grades one through nine are participating in MCC’s Kids and College summer STEM program and a Summer Academy program.

  • Oakton students receive Leadership Awards Jul 7, 2014 4:06 PM
    Oakton’s Board of Trustees honored five college students – Samuel Dussey of Skokie; Eleanor Lyon of Evanston; Edet Nsemo of Chicago; Jason Nwosu of Des Plaines; and Norman Petroski of Des Plaines – with Outstanding Leadership Awards at the Student Leadership Banquet held May 1, at Chateau Ritz, in Niles.

  • Oakton’s Koehnline Museum features ‘Pillar of Fire’ sculptor Jul 7, 2014 4:13 PM
    Celebrate the works of the sculptor most noted for the Chicago landmark ‘Pillar of Fire,’ a 33-foot-high, abstract bronze sculpture marking the origin of the 1871 Chicago Fire, starting Thursday, July 10, at Oakton’s Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines. “Egon Weiner: Pillar of Human Emotions” will feature sculptures from the museum’s collection, as well as recently discovered bonze, metal, and wooden pieces.

  • Harper College to debut its first indoor parking garage Jul 7, 2014 5:14 AM
    With free parking spots close to classrooms at a premium, Harper College hopes students will shell out as much as $135 to reserve spaces in a new indoor garage linked to a pair of academic buildings. The $14 million structure — a first on the Palatine campus — will partially open at the start of the fall semester. “There are plenty of parking spots available at Harper,” said Amirah Nasir, the outgoing student government president. “They're just far away.”

  • Award-winning playwright meets with Harper College theater students Jul 7, 2014 9:41 AM
    "Driving Miss Daisy" playwright Alfred Uhry shared his inspirations and offered some feedback to Harper College theater students. The Academy Award winner's recent visit comes as Harper's troupe prepares to stage his Broadway play, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo."

  • Religion fuels Libertyville financial expert to help, advise Jul 7, 2014 5:04 AM
    Kukec's People features Roch Tranel, founder and president of The Tranel Financial Group in Libertyville, who follows his christian values in business as well as in the community, where he enjoys cultivating leaders.

  • South Elgin man leads effort to rebuild Myanmar universities Jul 7, 2014 7:49 PM
    Watching students at a Myanmar university learn by rote and seeing a chemistry lab with no equipment was a stark reminder that the nation is still emerging from a half century of military rule, said Chris McCord. “That was to me a very evocative moment,” said the South Elgin resident who is leading an effort by faculty at Northern Illinois University to work with universities in Myanmar (formerly Burma) exchanging information and expertise.

  • Where the Wheaton College ruling could lead Jul 5, 2014 8:01 AM
    Legal experts say the temporary Supreme Court decision involving Wheaton College is likely to embolden religious groups and lead to a new wave of lawsuits about contraception coverage.

  • Golf outing raises $30,000 for CLC scholarships Jul 4, 2014 4:48 PM
    About $30,000 to help fund student scholarships at College of Lake County was raised through the Joan Legat Memorial Golf Outing in June at Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan. The event is an annual fundraiser for the College of Lake County Foundation, which was founded in 1974 to help keep college education affordable for students in Lake County.

  • ECC women chapter celebrates 40 years Jul 16, 2014 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: The Elgin Community College chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges celebrates 15 years along with 40 years of the National Chapter of the AAWCC this year.

  • Text of COD president’s email Jul 3, 2014 8:14 AM
    This is the text of the email College of DuPage President Robert Breuder sent to the board of trustees on May 9 concerning the school’s pursuit of $20 million in state funding from Gov. Pat Quinn’s office.

  • Women on Supreme Court blast Wheaton College ruling Jul 4, 2014 9:17 AM
    A divided Supreme Court allowed Wheaton College, which objects to paying for contraceptives in its health plan, to avoid filling out a government document, at least for now, that the college says would violate its religious beliefs. “On the eve of Independence Day, we are grateful to God that the Supreme Court has made a wise decision in protecting our religious liberty,” Wheaton College President Philip Ryken said.

  • Harper GED graduates celebrate their success Jul 3, 2014 2:45 PM
    If you asked Patricio Puga one year ago if he expected to be back in school, completing his GED and working on a degree right now, he would have told you it wasn’t on his to-do list. “The possibility of returning to school existed, but I just wanted to make sure I was making enough of a living,” Puga said. “I never entered into it thinking I would continue on to take college classes.”

  • COD student releases new single Jul 3, 2014 8:28 AM
    Singer and College of DuPage student Alexa Lee Torres recently released her new single “Never Forgotten” during a performance at an event sponsored by the From the Barrio Foundation.

  • North Central College staging two light operas Jul 2, 2014 9:01 AM
    The Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas “Trial by Jury” and “The Sorcerer” will take center stage in July during performances by North Central College’s Summer Light Opera.

  • COD commits $30 million to new classroom building Jul 2, 2014 5:30 AM
    College of DuPage trustees have committed $30 million to build a Teaching and Learning Center to provide more classroom space for students on the Glen Ellyn campus. Preliminary plans call for the center to house a large number of 35-seat general purpose classrooms, a smaller amount of 25-seat general purpose classrooms, two 50-seat general science classrooms, four 25-seat computer classrooms and a computer lab.

  • COD president defends push for state grant money Jul 2, 2014 5:44 AM
    College of DuPage President Robert Breuder is defending himself from charges by a government watchdog group that he's seeking state money for an unplanned building project. “For someone to say this building was fabricated at a moment's notice to be able to justify the $20 million wouldn't be aware of all that had been done before this,” he said.

  • Email prompts Quinn to withhold $20 million in funding for COD Jul 3, 2014 8:54 AM
    The College of DuPage won't receive a $20 million state construction grant now that Gov. Pat Quinn has seen an email detailing President Robert Breuder's strategy to secure the long-promised funding for the Glen Ellyn school. “The tactics used by the president in his email” convinced the governor not to release the $20 million the school hoped to use for a Teaching and Learning Center, a Quinn spokesman said Wednesday.

  • ECC wins first place for organ donor campaign Jul 2, 2014 4:05 PM
    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White recently honored the winners of his 'Be a Hero" Organ/Tissue Donor Campaign, which provided students at state community colleges the opportunity to create their own campaigns and earn community service hours while promoting the Organ/Tissue Donor Registry.

  • Waubonsee student excels at SkillsUSA National Competition Jul 10, 2014 12:05 PM
    Jose Martinez-Joya, a student at Waubonsee Community College and a member of the SkillsUSA Illinois delegation, was a gold medal winner at the recent 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference sponsored by SkillsUSA in Kansas City, Mo.

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