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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co. comes to Elgin Nov. 15 Nov 6, 2014 8:23 PM
    The critically acclaimed Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company comes to Elgin Community College on Saturday, Nov. 15. Known for their long-form improv episodes inspired from a single suggestion, improvisers from the touring company will create a hilarious, 90-minute show guaranteed to leave the audience laughing.

     
  • ECC culinary students compete to create best burger Nov 4, 2014 6:01 PM
    Three Elgin Community College culinary arts students will throw down Nov. 13 to create the best burger at the ECC-Prime BurgerHouse Burger Competition at the Grand Victoria Casino, 250 S. Grove Ave., in Elgin. The winning burger recipe will be featured on the restaurant’s menu for a year, said Mark Bosanac, professor of culinary arts and hospitality. “That’s better than anything,” Bosanac said.

     
  • ECC receives national equity award for diversity programs Nov 6, 2014 12:22 PM
    Elgin Community College is among three community colleges nationwide to receive a national equity award from the Association of Community College Trustees.

     
  • Delve into dark music with EYSO’s ‘Things That Go Bump’ Oct 28, 2014 2:32 PM
    Explore the darker side of music with upcoming performances by the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra. On Sunday, Nov. 2, the orchestra will perform the first concerts of its 39th season, “Things That Go Bump.” Performances are at 2, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Elgin Community College’s Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

     
  • ECC speaker to explain science behind superheroes Oct 16, 2014 4:35 PM
    Wouldn’t it be cool if Spider-Man’s web swinging abilities were actually possible? And what if someone could fly faster than a speeding bullet, like Superman? Physicist James Kakalios will break down just how the principles of physics work in superhero movies in his presentation, “The Science of Superheroes,” Oct. 21 at Elgin Community College.

     
  • ECC gets new mammography equipment Oct 10, 2014 6:11 PM
    Elgin Community College has acquired state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment to provide students hands-on training experience, officials said. The college started offering two new medical imaging programs this fall — mammography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It will offer a computed tomography program starting next fall. ECC is expanding its academic offerings in medical imaging because it is a growing field, said Deb Letizio, ECC’s director of medical imaging.

     
  • ECC breaks ground on training center for police, firefighters Oct 13, 2014 11:49 AM
    Elgin Community College broke ground this week on a new Public Safety Training Center in Burlington. The $18 million center will be situated on roughly 120 acres along Plank Road just east of Main Street. Crews will begin preparing the site this year, but the bulk of the construction will be done next year. The center is scheduled to open in spring 2016.

     
  • ECC mixes blues with treats during Bratoberfest Oct. 10 Oct 7, 2014 2:49 PM
    The ECC Arts Center will celebrate both blues and brats on Friday, Oct. 10, when it presents two up-and-coming blues musicians and hosts its first pre-show Bratoberfest. Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Eli Cook will headline the performance and special guest 14-year-old Tallan Noble Latz will open.

     
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