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  • Oakton offers online women’s history course Jan 5, 2014 5:19 PM
    Oakton Community College will offer an online course starting this month examining the roles and accomplishments of women from prehistory to the present day through art, film, music, and literature. The 16-week Women in Western Civilization begins Jan. 21.

     
  • OCC has Jewish Studies class Dec 29, 2013 6:09 PM
    For more than 3,000 years, Judaic civilization has shaped history and the world. Gain a distinctive overview of Jews and Judaism, beginning with the Biblical period and ending with modern times, by enrolling in Introduction to Jewish Studies at Oakton Community College. The 16-week course meets 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Fridays starting Jan. 24, at the Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

     
  • Open house at Oakton nanotechnology lab Dec 27, 2013 4:29 PM
    Delve into a world too small to be seen by the naked eye during a free nanotechnology open house hosted by Oakton Community College from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the school’s state-of-the-art lab at Skokie’s Illinois Science + Technology Park (IS+TP), 8045 Lamon Ave.

     
  • Oakton to offer food equipment repair training Dec 26, 2013 5:57 PM
    Oakton Community College has partnered with an online firm to offer students training in the commercial food equipment repair technology field.

     
  • Chicago artists on exhibit at Koehnline Museum Dec 6, 2013 5:21 PM
    Enjoy a fascinating side-by-side look at works by contemporary Chicago artists Sandra Holubow and Judith Roth, each of whom brings a unique perspective to capturing the Windy City, starting Thursday, Dec. 12, at Oakton’s Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Both artists will attend a public reception on opening night from 5 to 8 p.m. The free exhibition Unforgettable Places, Memorable People runs through Friday, Jan. 24.

     
  • 10th Empty Bowls fundraiser comes to Oakton Saturday Dec 4, 2013 1:36 PM
    Professional and student potters from the Chicago area have contributed hundreds of unique bowls for the 10th Empty Bowls fundraiser at Oakton Community College. The event, which raises awareness about local and worldwide hunger, will run 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • Winter camps offer lots of fun this season Dec 2, 2013 6:28 AM
    Looking for a way to keep your kids busy during winter break? Local camps can fill their days with activities that teach children about nature, art and science, keep them active and get them to spend a little time outdoors.

     
  • Master puppeteer at Oakton performance for adults Nov 27, 2013 1:07 PM
    11.14- with one photo-page 2 Chicago’s Redmoon Theater co-founder Blair Thomas sure knows how to pull the strings behind the scenes! Puppetry, storytelling, and high art converge for an unbelievable night of amazing showmanship in “Hard Headed Heart” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oakton’s Footlik Theater, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • Best bets: Elton John lights up the piano at Allstate Nov 26, 2013 5:45 AM
    See why composer/pop star Elton John has awards from Grammy, Oscar and Tony when he performs Saturday at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Plus, Taylor Williamson does standup at The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg and singer/songwriter Michael Bolton croons at the Arcada in St. Charles on Sunday.

     
  • Master puppeteer to perform at Oakton Nov 24, 2013 4:38 PM
    Redmoon Theater co-founder Blair will give an amazing display of puppeteer showmanship in “Hard Headed Heart” at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oakton’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • Oakton concert spotlights post-traumatic stress disorder Nov 22, 2013 3:00 PM
    Folk/rock singer-songwriter Jason Moon, a veteran of the Iraq War and a tireless advocate for veteran’s issues, explores this serious condition at a free performance 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus

     
  • Oakton highlights Rumbula massacre, Nazis in fiction Nov 20, 2013 4:14 PM
    Jewish Studies at Oakton is making two free presentations that shed light on the massacre of Jews in the Baltics and the use of Nazi figures in literature. . “Rumbula’s Echo: An Incredible Story of Holocaust Survival” at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, traces the two-day massacre of more than a third of the Jewish population in Latvia in 1941. Director Mitchell Lieber will be on hand and there will be a question-and-answer session with Sia Hertsberg, a massacre survivor.

     
  • Visit Oakton Community College Dec. 3 Nov 19, 2013 12:12 PM
    If you’re investigating colleges, check out Oakton from every angle during an upcoming campus visit program. At 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, take stock of the college’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road (Room 1625).

     
  • ‘Port Authority’ examines love, regret through the eyes of Dublin men Nov 15, 2013 6:00 AM
    Director William Brown knew what he was doing when he cast Writers Theatre’s Midwest premiere of “Port Authority,” Conor McPherson’s 2001 meditation on love and regret as expressed by three generations of Irish men. Patrick Clear, Rob Fenton and John Gray aren’t just good actors. They’re first-rate storytellers.

     
  • Little Rock Nine speaker coming to Oakton Nov 7, 2013 6:17 PM
    Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, will share his account on the front lines of the civil rights battle during an event Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. "I wasn’t even born yet,” said Krissie Harris, Oakton’s student life coordinator, who is organizing the speaker event. “I think it’s going to give them (students) a historical perspective. And it ties into some of the things happening now.”

     
  • A history of Jewish food in America: Bagels, pastrami and more Oct 25, 2013 11:43 PM
    Traditionally shaped by hand into the form of a ring made from yeasted wheat dough, bagels are especially popular in cities with large Jewish populations. Learn how this tasty treat and other dishes introduced to the United States by Eastern European Jewish immigrants - pastrami, knockwursts and chicken soup with kneidlach and lockshen -

     
  • Pianist Doug Montgomery returns to Des Plaines Oct 21, 2013 7:53 AM
    Enjoy an evening of contemporary and classical piano music performed by Doug Montgomery Nov. 2 at Oakton’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • Casino gives OCC $150,000 for scholarships Oct 20, 2013 4:42 PM
    Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is donating $150,000 to Oakton Community College to provide 1-year scholarships for Des Plaines residents. “Rivers Casino ... has been a remarkable partner and a good neighbor, providing strong support for the college,” said OCC President Margaret Lee.

     
  • Haunted happenings: 13 frightfully fun Halloween ideas Oct 18, 2013 2:24 PM
    You've picked out your pumpkin, decorated your yard and started stocking up on candy. Now, it's time to seek out some seasonal fun. Whether your idea of Halloween is a gore-filled visit to a haunted house or an afternoon at a kid-friendly farm, you're in luck. Check out our 13 ideas for scaring up Halloween fun this month.

     
  • Oakton discusses math-music connection Oct 18, 2013 9:26 AM
    Learn how math and music are connected at a free lecture at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, Room 1604. David Kung, professor of mathematics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, speaks on “Harmonious Equations: A Mathematical Exploration of Music” as part of Oakton’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Speaker Series.

     
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