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  • 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.

     
  • “Manufacture Your Future” this week at Elgin library Sep 29, 2014 11:57 PM
    The Elgin Development Group and Gail Borden Public Library, in partnership with Elgin Community College, Elgin Area School District U-46 and local business leaders, will host an exhibit of leading manufacturers from the local area. The exhibit is designed to showcase modern manufacturing, products made/sold locally and related career opportunities. ACME, Bison Gear, Bystronic, Custom Aluminum, Elgin Sweeper, Fabric Images, Hoffer Plastics, Norlux Corp., Otto Engineering, Plasmatreat, Winergy, and Wittenstein will be exhibiting on both floors of the main library. ECC, U-46, Manufacturing Careers Internship Program and Gail Borden Public Library will also have displays. The exhibit event, “Manufacture Your Future”, will run from Sept. 27 to Oct. 5, at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

     
  • Judson University sees 10 percent spike in enrollment Sep 29, 2014 6:01 AM
    Elgin-based Judson University’s fall enrollment is up 10 percent from last fall, officials said. The university also saw its highest enrollment ever at 1,290 this year. While traditional enrollment remained stable, the growth is mostly among adult, graduate and certificate programs, officials said.

     
  • ECC seeks mentors for college readiness program Sep 25, 2014 12:14 PM
    Elgin Community College is seeking mentors for its Transitions Academy, a college readiness program for high school students. Volunteer mentors support and build positive relationships with high school students for at least one academic semester. Mentors must commit a total of eight hours for a six-month period.

     
  • Elgin High’s Perryman named to national science panel Sep 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    Elgin High School environmental science teacher Deb Perryman is among 15 educators named to Earth Echo’s Learning Education and Advisory Panel. Earth Echo, launched by Philippe Cousteau Jr., is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to using adventure to enhance environmental education and empower young people to help restore the planet.

     
  • ECC’s International Film Series features Japanese ghost story Sep 18, 2014 6:01 AM
    Experience some of the best in foreign cinema this fall during the Elgin Community College Humanities Center’s International Film Series. Held the first and second Friday of each month, the series is part of the center’s effort to foster cross-cultural understanding through cinema.

     
  • Bartlett hires ECC’s Spartan Consulting Group for marketing assignment Sep 11, 2014 6:44 PM
    Bartlett has hired Spartan Consulting to develop marketing strategies for the downtown. It will mark the first time the team of Elgin Community College students has worked with a town outside of Elgin. "We're looking forward to having a fresh set of eyes and minds thinking about these issues that may take a new perspective than we usually do," Economic Development Coordinator Tony Fradin said.

     
  • ECC kicks off Latino heritage celebration Friday Sep 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    Elgin Community College will kick off a monthlong celebration of Latino heritage with a breakfast Friday featuring motivational speaker and two-time cancer survivor Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz. She is a philanthropist, entrepreneur and author of “The Little Book of Business Secrets that work!,” “The Fig Factor” and “The Fig Factor Journal,” and has been a frequent guest on television and radio news shows and featured in the Daily Herald, Crain’s Chicago Business and LatinaStyle magazine.

     
  • Hanover Park to pay for ‘emergency’ roof project at Education and Work Center Sep 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Hanover Park is scrambling to replace a leaky roof over the new Education and Work Center before students begin taking daytime classes at the facility run by two community colleges. Officials held a grand opening, and then heavy rains poured through the roof Aug. 21. "The big thing is we want it done as soon as possible," Mayor Rodney Craig said.

     
  • ‘Shrek the Musical’ comes to ECC Sep 1, 2014 1:01 AM
    Everyone’s favorite upside-down fairy tale comes to Elgin in September when the Fox Valley Theatre Company presents “Shrek the Musical,” a song-and dance-filled stage adaptation of the award-winning animated film. Performances will be at the Blizzard Theatre at Elgin Community College.

     
  • Elgin Community College’s unique crime-fighting role Aug 24, 2014 7:00 AM
    A sophisticated digital forensics lab resides at Elgin Community College. With state and FBI crime labs notoriously backlogged, the community college campus provides a new home for police to work on solving crime. “Very few things can be done nowadays without leaving a digital fingerprint,” said Detective Keith Smith, a 30-year veteran of the Kane County Sheriff’s Department, who helped set up the digital forensics lab and helps train officers how to use the equipment.

     
  • U-46 parent summit offers tools to better engage in child’s education Aug 21, 2014 8:01 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 will host a Parent Summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Larkin High School to educate parents of elementary school students about how to engage and participate in their child’s education.

     
  • Harper, ECC hold tours of joint Education and Work Center Aug 21, 2014 4:37 PM
    The long-awaited Education and Work Center officially opened in Hanover Park Thursday. State lawmakers and village officials turned out for a ceremony and tours of the renovated space housing the center in a shopping center on Barrington Road. Both Harper College and Elgin Community College will operate the facility for at least the next three years.

     
  • School supplies drives ease back-to-school costs for needy families Aug 20, 2014 2:07 PM
    School supply drives at College of Lake County and Elgin Community College are among the many events and efforts across the suburbs aimed at easing some of the rising back-to-school costs for low-income families.

     
  • ECC photo exhibit examines the personal costs of war Aug 18, 2014 6:04 AM
    As a gay man, Vincent Cianni said the movement toward equal rights for gays in the military was near and dear to his heart. Cianni, a New York-based documentary photographer, wanted to capture the struggles of gay members of the military to fit in. His portraits and interviews of gay, current and former, military personnel are featured in a book and a new exhibit that opened Friday at Elgin Community College.

     
  • Harper, Roosevelt strike deal to cultivate pharmacy students Aug 18, 2014 4:22 PM
    An agreement signed Monday between Roosevelt University and Harper College creates a program grooming new Harper students for a spot in Roosevelt’s College of Pharmacy within two years. Elgin Community College recently reached a similar agreement with Roosevelt and Oakton Community College will soon do the same.

     
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