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  • Fingerstyle guitar wizard returns to ECC Arts Center March 7 Feb 24, 2015 10:26 PM
    Martin Guitar artist Shaun Hopper will mesmerize guests with his extraordinary percussive, fingerstyle acoustic guitar technique on Saturday, March 7, at Elgin Community College Arts Center. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Hopper previously thrilled ECC Arts Center audience in February 2014.

     
  • The Weight to bring the music of The Band to ECC on March 13 Mar 4, 2015 8:22 PM
    The Weight, a five-piece ensemble featuring members of The Band, The Levon Helm Band and the Rick Danko Group, will honor and perform the music of one of the most influential bands of the 20th century on Friday, March 13. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.

     
  • Employers invited to join in ECC Job and Internship Fair April 17 Feb 25, 2015 6:41 PM
    Employers are invited to reserve a table for the 2015 Elgin Community College Job and Internship Fair. The event, produced in partnership with the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment Workforce Development Division, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 17.

     
  • ECC board candidates discuss college’s future Feb 23, 2015 5:30 AM
    Candidates running for the Elgin Community College board say the future of community colleges is in increasing online learning and building partnerships with communities to ensure more people have access to higher education. Two incumbents and a challenger Jeffrey Meyer are vying for two 6-year terms on the college board April 7.

     
  • Acclaimed memoir ‘The Glass Castle’ comes to life March 5 at ECC Feb 19, 2015 6:39 PM
    The astonishing story of a young woman’s childhood growing up in a dysfunctional, yet uniquely vibrant family is depicted in the Literature to Life stage presentation of “The Glass Castle” at Elgin Community College on Thursday, March 5. Based on Jeannette Walls acclaimed best-selling memoir, “The Glass Castle” tells the story of the restless Walls family’s resilience, redemption and intense love.

     
  • ECC to award four $3,000 scholarships to help low-income students realize education goals Feb 19, 2015 3:46 PM
    Achieving the Dream Inc. and OneMain Financial today announced the selection of Elgin Community College as one of five community colleges selected for the OneMain Financial Completion Scholarship Program, a national effort to help low-income community college students get to the finish line and earn a certificate or degree.

     
  • Elgin CC misses out on tie for ISCC title Feb 19, 2015 11:35 PM
    The Elgin Community College men’s basketball team literally took one on the chin Thursday. ECC center Zack Harris (6-foot-10) was hit with an elbow with 19:34 left in the second half, a blow that reopened a tear in the sophomore center’s chin that had recently been glued back together. After Harris left to get stitches, the already height-challenged Spartans couldn’t contain the Moraine Valley duo of 6-6 Niko Cahue and 6-6 Brian Townsend. Cahue grabbed 10 rebounds and scored 15 of his game-high 21 points in the second half, and Townsend scored 11 of his 15 points after halftime to lead Moraine Valley to a 77-64 victory at the Spartan Events Center in Elgin. “It was going to be a physical game,” ECC coach Reed Nosbisch said. “The officials knew exactly what was on the line. And we just didn’t adjust to the physical part of the game. It doesn’t help either when your 6-10 kid gets busted open good and misses (19) minutes of the second half. So we struggled on the glass tonight and we struggled with their aggressive play.” The loss denied ECC (21-9, 9-5) a share of the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference title. Moraine Valley (16-13, 11-3), clinched its first ISCC title since 2012-13, when the Cyclones shared the crown. “Nobody has won this conference outright since 2011, when Morton went 14-0,” Moraine Valley coach David Howard said. “We were aware of that and we didn’t want to have to share this title. The guys played their tails off. This, I believe, is a product of hard work. It doesn’t come easy. Ever. And it’s extremely difficult to win in Elgin, so we’re excited and blessed right now.” Sophomore Justin Allen was a bright spot for the Spartans. He scored 23 points, thanks to 5-of-11 shooting from 3-point range, including a shot from beyond the arc with 15:10 left in the game that drew ECC within 41-39. However, the Cyclones answered with an 11-0 run, fueled by 3 buckets from Townsend, another inside job from Cahue and a 3-pointer from sophomore Nick Bal. During that stretch of 2:58 the Spartans committed 2 of their 11 second-half turnovers and missed 2 shots. ECC fought back within 5 points when Brett Rau scored on the fast break, thanks to a nice bounce feed from freshman guard Ryan Cork, who returned to the lineup from a bruised heel. The Spartans had a chance to draw within 3 points but missed the front end of the bonus twice in the game’s 37th minute. Though the loss denied ECC a title share, the team is still hopeful of being named one of the top four seeds for the upcoming NJCAA Region IV playoffs when seeds are announced on Sunday. “I thought we played hard tonight,” Allen said. “Some shots weren’t falling. But overall we’ve had a great season. This would have been the icing on the cake, but it’s all good. We’ve still got regionals.” Eermias Nega scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Moraine Valley. Rau finished with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks and sophomore Matt Chaltin added 10 points for the Spartans.

     
  • ECC food pantry open for business Feb 18, 2015 6:07 PM
    Elgin Community College's student-run Spartan Food Pantry opened for business Wednesday. It is designed to help the 28 percent of ECC students who are economically disadvantaged.

     
  • Gershwin tunes star in ECC’s ‘Crazy for You’ Feb 17, 2015 1:42 PM
    Elgin Community College Musical Theatre will present its spring production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Crazy for You: The New Gershwin Musical,” from Saturday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, March 1, in the Blizzard Theatre, located in the Building H ECC Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The production starts at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays.

     
  • Classical pianist, black history maker performs Feb. 19 at ECC Feb 13, 2015 11:48 AM
    As part of Elgin Community College’s Black History Month celebration, classical pianist Simmons will perform at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. During Black History Month, ECC celebrates American history makers of the past. With Simmons the college is celebrating black history makers of the present and the future.

     
  • Classical pianist Jade Simmons to perform Feb. 19 for Black History Month Feb 12, 2015 6:07 PM
    As part of Elgin Community College’s Black History Month celebration, classical pianist Simmons will perform at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19. During Black History Month, ECC celebrates American history makers of the past. With Simmons the college is celebrating black history makers of the present and the future.

     
  • ECC offers measles vaccine today Feb 13, 2015 12:49 PM
    Two hundred vaccinations will be made available Friday to people exposed to a student with measles at Elgin Community College earlier this month. The Kane County Health Department will administer the shots. Officials expect to receive the vaccine today. Because it is a state holiday, the doses will not be distributed until Friday and Tuesday.

     
  • Officials: ECC student confirmed to have measles Feb 10, 2015 7:31 PM
    An already confirmed measles case in Cook County was determined to be an Elgin Community College student, officials said Tuesday. The Kane County Health Department notified the college on Monday.

     
  • ECC Musical Theatre goes “Crazy for You” Feb. 21-March 1 Feb 6, 2015 4:21 PM
    Elgin Community College Musical Theatre will present its spring production of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Crazy for You: The New Gershwin Musical,” from Saturday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, March 1. The production starts at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays.

     
  • ECC to host free financial aid workshop Feb. 8 Feb 4, 2015 3:32 PM
    Elgin Community College is hosting a free financial aid workshop Sunday, Feb. 8, from noon to 3 p.m. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission, the Illinois Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the Illinois Association for College Admissions Counseling are working together to provide the College Awareness and Preparation project as a means of improving students’ and families’ awareness of college financial aid opportunities, along with the college selection and admissions process.

     
  • Elgin Literary Festival welcomes writers and readers of all ages Feb 3, 2015 3:18 PM
    The Elgin Literary Festival, billed as “a free celebration of the written word for readers and writers of all ages,” is the brainchild of Elgin author and resident Karly Kirkpatrick. The Daily Herald caught up with Kirkpatrick to find out more about this new festival, which runs Friday-Sunday, Feb. 6-8, in downtown Elgin.

     
  • Community college presidents want to award four-year degrees Feb 4, 2015 1:40 PM
    Harper College for years asked lawmakers for the ability to offer bachelor's degrees, but the effort stalled. Now community colleges across the state have banded together to back the idea, saying people could benefit from having a low-cost education option nearby.

     
  • 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.

     
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