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  • 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 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • U-46 seeks adults to mentor students Dec 4, 2014 7:01 AM
    Game Changers is looking for volunteers to mentor at all Elgin Area School District U-46 middle and high schools. The goal is to connect students with adults working in fields they are interested in pursuing or an adult that will help them with goal setting toward their career interest.

     
  • Suburban college presidents meeting with Obama Thursday Dec 4, 2014 2:08 PM
    A delegation of suburban college presidents 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. Northern Illinois University President Douglas Baker is heading up the delegation, which includes Elgin Community College President David Sam, who is representing community colleges as part of the Northern Illinois Regional P-20 Network at the White House College Opportunity Summit in Washington, D.C.

     
  • Community colleges work to beat enrollment slump Nov 30, 2014 7:30 AM
    How to get students in the door. That's the challenge for Illinois' community colleges, where enrollment statewide has dropped for a fourth straight year. Suburban schools, with the exception of College of DuPage, are trying to offset declines or build on modest gains. “Everything’s slightly stagnant right now,” said Phil Garber, who tracks the numbers at Elgin Community College.

     
  • How College of DuPage bucks state’s enrollment decline Nov 30, 2014 7:35 AM
    What’s College of DuPage’s secret? While Illinois’ community college system struggles with enrollment declines, the Glen Ellyn campus joined only two other districts that grew head count since fall 2010, officials say. COD President Robert Breuder invokes business principles when he explains how COD bucks the trend.

     
  • Harper, CLC both going 100% smoke-free Jan. 1 Nov 20, 2014 1:32 PM
    Students, employees and even casual visitors won't be allowed to smoke on college campuses starting next summer. But Harper College and the College of Lake County will ban tobacco on campus starting Jan. 1. "I think that this is going to be a surprise for many people, and I think it is going to take time for people to understand how this is working," says Janet Mason, who's managing the rules at College of Lake County.

     
  • Student entrepreneurs face ‘sharks’ at ECC Nov 19, 2014 5:51 PM
    Elgin Community College hosts a "Shark Tank" competition Wednesday as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week at the college. Some Hampshire High School students also took part.

     
  • CTE presents musical version of ‘The Sword in the Stone’ Nov 18, 2014 2:13 PM
    Modern music will breathe new life into the legends of King Arthur and Camelot this weekend, when Children’s Theatre of Elgin stages “The Sword in the Stone.” Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Hemmens, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

     
  • Step Afrika! to perform Saturday at ECC Nov 18, 2014 9:32 PM
    Step Afrika! will bring the exhilarating, interactive world of stepping to the Elgin Community College on Saturday, Nov. 22. The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Arts Center.

     
  • ECC to host ‘Shark Tank’-style competition for entrepreneurs Nov 15, 2014 7:45 AM
    Elgin Community College and Hampshire High School students will pitch ideas for potential business startups in a “Shark Tank”-esque competition. Unlike the popular ABC network television show in which “sharks” or venture capitalists vet ideas from aspiring entrepreneurs, there won’t be any millionaires in the audience, said Glenn Earl, faculty adviser for the student group. “We don’t have the Mark Cubans sitting there ready to write a check,” he said.

     
  • Elgin student’s burger wins prize, spot on menu Nov 13, 2014 6:58 PM
    A ground beef patty on leaf lettuce, red onions and grilled pineapple, topped with pepper jack cheese and marinated shrimp on a toasted brioche bun layered with sriracha mayo. That was the winning creation of Elgin Community College student Manny Espino, whose savory, sweet and spicy burger earned him top prize in the ECC-Prime BurgerHouse competition at the Grand Victoria Casino eatery.

     
  • Elgin CC women will rely on defense Nov 11, 2014 8:59 PM
    Veteran Elgin Community College women’s basketball coach Jerry McLaughlin is a stickler for the little things in the game. The Spartans’ longtime boss is pleased with the defensive potential of this year’s group, but stresses ECC must improve its foul shooting going forward.

     
  • Elgin CC has a different look Nov 11, 2014 8:40 PM
    The Elgin Community College men’s basketball team is proving to be a quick study. Despite a lack of college playing experience, the Spartans were off to a 3-1 start through their first four games.

     
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