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  • Oakton welcomes new coordinator for access, equity Jul 22, 2013 12:03 PM
    Karishma Brownlee, a resident of Waukegan, joined Oakton Community College recently as coordinator for access, equity and student rights, a newly created position. Brownlee will serve as an advocate for students’ rights, handle formal complaints of violations of the college’s code of conduct, engage with students to create a more inclusive college climate, and coordinate training for faculty, staff and students.

  • Oakton Community College to hold fundraiser at Rivers Casino Jul 19, 2013 10:58 AM
    Know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em at Scholar Chips, a glittering evening of entertainment at Rivers Casino hosted by Oakton Community College’s Educational Foundation to benefit student scholarships. Join the fun at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, in the casino, 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines. A limited number of tickets are available for $60.

  • Audit: Suburban governments far from transparent Jul 10, 2013 12:20 PM
    When it comes to posting certain information on government websites that's readily available to the public, most suburban agencies have a long way to go before they'll be completely transparent, an audit from the Illinois Policy Institute has found. Of the 102 governmental agencies the institute audited, 70 posted scores of 60 points or below, a failing grade. “It's a missed opportunity to really engage the public to participate,” said Brian Costin, the institute's director of government reform.

  • Oakton gets nanotechnology grant Jun 28, 2013 9:52 PM
    Oakton Community College has received a $250,000 grant from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trus to educate industrial employees about the college’s nanotechnology program.

  • Oakton baseball player named to All-American First Team Jun 25, 2013 3:25 PM
    The National Junior College Athletic Association recently named Oakton Community College sophomore outfielder Joe Walsh, of Palatine, to its 2013 Division II Baseball All-American First Team. Walsh was one of only 12 players in the nation to be designated to this prestigious squad.

  • Oakton tutor honored for literacy efforts Jun 23, 2013 3:54 PM
    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, along with Dennis DeRossett, executive director of the Illinois Press Association, recently honored Oakton Community College tutor Robert Boone as a 2013 Spotlight on Service Award winner. The award recognizes outstanding volunteer tutors in Illinois literacy programs.

  • Oakton Community College president receives Advocacy Award Jul 12, 2013 10:04 PM
    The Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) honored Oakton Community College President Margaret B. Lee, Ph.D., with its 2013 Advocacy Award at a special banquet held June 7 in Chicago. The tribute, first bestowed in 2006, is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in supporting the needs of students and the Illinois community college system.

  • Oakton holds summer lectures on popular topics Jun 9, 2013 4:11 PM
    Join local experts for the popular Passages Seminar, a series of potpourri lectures offered by the Emeritus Program at Oakton Community College. The 10-week session meets 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting June 11 at the Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

  • Oakton student trustee is recognized for excellence Jun 4, 2013 11:49 AM
    The Illinois Community College Trustees Association has named Theresa Bashiri-Remetio, of Park Ridge, as the recipient of its 2013 Gigi Campbell Student Trustee Excellence Award, which recognizes one outstanding student leader from Illinois community colleges.

  • Oakton receives grant to fund nanotechnology education May 30, 2013 1:12 PM
    The National Science Foundation has awarded Oakton Community College a $374,279 grant to introduce community college and high school students throughout the state to nanotechnology and potential careers in this emerging field.

  • Walsh bouncing back after scary mound moment May 30, 2013 8:37 PM
    Joe Walsh produced an unforgettable baseball season for Oakton College. But the former Palatine High School star has no recollection of how it ended May 12. The NJCAA Region IV Player of the Year had put together impressive numbers at the plate and on the mound. And Walsh needed just six more outs to preserve a 1-run lead in Region IV Division II Sectional Tournament title game at Black Hawk College in Moline. Walsh would not find himself mobbed by teammates and coaches celebrating a big victory, however. Instead, Walsh would be surrounded by a group of people genuinely concerned for his health and welfare.

  • Oakton receives grant to fund nanotechnology education May 22, 2013 3:49 PM
    Oakton Community College has received a $374,279 grant from the National Science Foundation to educate college and high school students in the emerging field of nanotechnology.

  • Oakton board seats new officers May 21, 2013 5:50 AM
    The Oakton Community College board of trustees seated new members and officers for 2013-14 earlier this month. Joan W. DiLeonardi, of Des Plaines, who was re-elected for a six-year term in April, was named the new chair, replacing Jody Wadhwa of Northbrook.

  • Goranson aims to get it going at Oakton May 20, 2013 8:04 PM
    A familiar name in local softball circles is taking over the reins of the Oakton College softball program. Jim Goranson, the only father who has had two daughters serve as honorary captains for the Daily Herald Cook County all-area softball team, will direct the Des Plaines junior college team.

  • 10 area townships accepting Paint-A-Thon applicants Apr 21, 2013 12:22 PM
    Applications are currently being accepted for the 26th Annual Community Paint-A-Thon on Saturday, Sept. 7. Under the program, volunteer teams are matched to do the scraping, priming and painting of eligible houses for free.

  • Early childhood resource center opening at Oakton Apr 15, 2013 4:29 PM
    Oakton Community College will open an Early Childhood Resource Center Library at its Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17.

  • New local Holocaust film premiers at Oakton Apr 12, 2013 3:24 PM
    "Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home," a one-hour documentary by Ethan Bensiger, premiers 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakton Community College's Skokie campus.

  • Film premiere features Chicago area Holocaust survivors Apr 11, 2013 11:32 AM
    In the late 1930s, a group of young German Jews avoided Nazi persecution by immigrating to Chicago, where they created a supportive community. Eventually, they established a Jewish retirement home on the city’s north side, where many of the area’s last Holocaust survivors live today. Delve into their stories during a free screening and panel discussion open to the public, starting at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 16, at Oakton Community College, Skokie.

  • Two incumbents in lead for Oakton board Apr 10, 2013 12:24 AM
    With 333 of 341 precincts counted, unofficial vote totals showed incumbents Ann Tennes and Joan DiLeonardi won re-election to the Oakton Community College board Tuesday, receiving 22,475 and 20,889 votes, respectively.

  • Oakton College hopefuls talk health care, retraining Mar 28, 2013 2:26 PM
    Cutting teaching hours for part-time faculty, absorbing the cost of employee pensions, retraining today's workforce for an evolving job market, and improving graduation rates are among the top concerns for five candidates running for three, six-year term seats on the Oakton Community College board. The candidates are incumbents Joan DiLeonardi, Ann Tennes, and Eric Staley, and newcomers Kyle Frank and Neil Meccia.

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