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  • ECC to host 2015 Founders’ Day celebration Jan 29, 2015 3:23 PM
    The Elgin Community College Foundation will assist students who need help in achieving their academic goals during the 17th annual Founders’ Day Celebration and Luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 15. It commemorates the 1949 founding of the college, as well as recognizing distinguished achievements made by ECC students, alumni, employees, retirees and other community partners and supporters who have made an impact at ECC and played an integral part in fulfilling the college’s mission.

     
  • Play examines the 1995 Chicago heat wave at ECC Feb. 3 Jan 26, 2015 3:42 PM
    Elgin Community College and the Elgin Area Leadership Academy will present “The Meltdown,” a one-act play written by retired 16th Circuit Court Judge Wiley Edmondson. It will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. This docudrama, written by Edmondson, takes place during the devastating 1995 heat wave that lead to the deaths of nearly 750 Chicagoans in under one week, over double the fatality rate of the Great Chicago Fire. It examines many factors that contributed to both the enormity of the disaster as well as the lack of awareness surrounding the event including politics, race, and social dynamics.

     
  • ECC students launch food pantry for hungry peers Jan 27, 2015 5:33 AM
    Elementary schools and high schools have long fought the battle against hunger so students' nutritional needs are met and they can concentrate better in class. Yet that food insecurity doesn't vanish once students graduate, and colleges are starting to take notice. Elgin Community College students are launching a food pantry on campus to help their hungry peers. The Spartan Food Pantry will open Feb. 17.

     
  • U-46 band director gives American Grands its rhythm Jan 26, 2015 5:30 AM
    Since picking up his first set of drumsticks in fourth grade, Jon Mortensen hasn’t been able to put them down. “I just knew that percussion was my calling,” said the now 55-year-old band director at Kenyon Woods Middle School in South Elgin. Mortensen has been a fixture with the American Grands Piano Festival since its inception 20 years ago. The festival brings together more than 400 pianists of all ages and skill levels to perform at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.

     
  • American Grands performance fills ECC with music Jan 24, 2015 5:34 PM
    More than 400 pianists of all ages and skill levels performed during American Grands XX at the Elgin Community College Arts Center on Saturday.

     
  • Former “Jersey Boy” travels from “Broadway to Obscurity” this Valentine’s Day at ECC Jan 23, 2015 7:07 PM
    The Elgin Community College Arts Center will travel “From Broadway to Obscurity” when former Broadway “Jersey Boy” Eric Gutman performs his hilarious and revealing musical confessional at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. It tells the story of how Gutman, at the peak of his career playing several roles in the Tony and Grammy-winning smash hit “Jersey Boys” on Broadway, made the decision to return to his hometown of Detroit so that he could raise his two young daughters closer to his family.

     
  • Journalist Bill Kurtis presents “Death by Food” at ECC Jan 23, 2015 6:07 PM
    Award-winning investigative journalist Bill Kurtis will give a presentation at Elgin Community College on Monday, March 16 about the effects of the American diet. His presentation, “Death by Food: How the American Diet is Killing You," will analyze the reasons the American diet is so high in fat, sugar and salts, the connection between processed foods and rising health problems, and offer a means of optimal nutrition as a solution to the nutrient-depleted foods found on the tables of American consumers.

     
  • Judson University launches ‘Shark Tank’ event Jan 21, 2015 1:43 PM
    Judson University is launching its first entrepreneurial competition this spring dubbed “Judson Shark Tank.” Inspired by the ABC Network’s reality business pitch series “Shark Tank,” Judson’s event aims to encourage those with start-up ideas to seriously consider how they can elevate a concept to the next level.

     
  • Fox Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Day events aim to inspire Jan 13, 2015 2:33 PM
    A great leader deserves to be honored and remembered. Here’s where you can find Martin Luther King Jr. events in and around the Fox Valley.

     
  • Suburban community colleges applaud Obama plan if money’s there Jan 10, 2015 7:30 AM
    Suburban educators hailed President Obama’s plan to make community college as “free and universal as high school is today,” but acknowledged the proposal faces a tough sell with Illinois lawmakers who would have to loosen the state’s purse strings to join. “Whether the money can follow the good idea, that’s yet another issue,” said College of DuPage President Robert Breuder.

     
  • Laugh away the winter blues with ‘Leading Ladies’ Jan 16, 2015 5:00 PM
    The dreary month of January can make for tough going, but Madeline Franklin, director of the Elgin Theatre Company’s production of “Leading Ladies,” thinks she has a cure. “Not only is it a great show, but when we have the blah weather, it’s a real pick-me-up.” The comedy opens Friday, Jan. 9, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 18 at Elgin’s Kimball Street Theater.

     
  • Teachers perform for students at Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra recital Jan 4, 2015 4:59 PM
    Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra students and their families got to see something out of the ordinary Sunday afternoon. Instead of the young musicians taking the stage at Elgin Community College’s Spartan Auditorium, it was 10 of their instructors who performed for them during the fourth annual EYSO faculty recital.

     
  • Sing along or just listen at upcoming holiday concerts Dec 17, 2014 6:01 AM
    Sometimes the best way to get into the holiday spirit is with music. Whether you perfer the stirring sounds of a brass band, the warmth of a community singalong or the harmony of a professionally-trained choir, you’re bound to find a show you’ll enjoy in the Fox Valley this weekend.

     
  • U-46 bilingual instructional coach honored Dec 15, 2014 1:35 PM
    Andrea Gaitán-Bustos, a bilingual instructional coach in Elgin Area School District U-46, recently received a Special Recognition Award from the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation. She was nominated by state Rep. Fred Crespo for her work in the Latino community.

     
  • Streamwood High first in state in STEM contest Dec 20, 2014 1:10 AM
    A plan to teach students about energy management and green housing while helping homeowners earned Streamwood High School the top stop in Illinois in a nationwide contest. Teacher Matt Erbach submitted the winning lesson plan for Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow contest, which means the school will receive $20,000 worth of technology for students. “It’s exposure to the real world, “ Erbach said. “I want to make it real for them."

     
  • ECC, Judson to host fall graduations this weekend Dec 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    More than 800 students will receive degrees or certificates from Elgin Community College and Judson University in Elgin during fall commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, respectively.

     
  • ECC open for Saturday registration Jan. 3, 10 Dec 16, 2014 12:41 PM
    Elgin Community College offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3 and 10, to accommodate students unable to register for spring credit classes during the week.

     
  • Golden Apple nominations due in January Dec 10, 2014 1:01 PM
    Nominations for the 2015 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award are due Jan. 5. The Golden Apple Scholars nominations are due Jan. 15. Nomination forms are available online.

     
  • ECC student showcases new building in video Dec 9, 2014 2:15 PM
    Elgin Community College’s new Health and Life Sciences building has earned awards for its innovative design. It is the subject of a video by student Mario Mercado.

     
  • School officials to meet with Obama Dec 4, 2014 5:01 AM
    A delegation of suburban educators will meet with President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden Thursday to talk about increasing the numbers of students completing college.

     
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