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  • U-46 bilingual instructional coach honored Dec 15, 2014 1:35 PM
    Andrea Gaitán-Bustos, a bilingual instructional coach in Elgin Area School District U-46, recently received a Special Recognition Award from the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation. She was nominated by state Rep. Fred Crespo for her work in the Latino community.

     
  • U-46 seeks adults to mentor students Dec 4, 2014 7:01 AM
    Game Changers is looking for volunteers to mentor at all Elgin Area School District U-46 middle and high schools. The goal is to connect students with adults working in fields they are interested in pursuing or an adult that will help them with goal setting toward their career interest.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Editorial: Right to start early on campus smoking ban Nov 25, 2014 8:52 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial applauds the decision by some suburban community colleges to impose a campuswide smoking ban several months before required by a new state law.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Join bone marrow registry, donate blood at MCC Nov 7, 2014 1:48 PM
    The McHenry County College Student Nursing Organization will host a blood drive and noninvasive bone marrow registration event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. “This is a great time of need for donations,” noted SNO co-president Heather McLaughlin. “Donations are down in general, so the Student Nursing Organization (at MCC) felt this would be a good event to host and help raise awareness in the community. A little time out of your day to register and donate a pint of blood could help save a life.”

     
  • McHenry Community College to host Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony Oct 31, 2014 1:57 PM
    McHenry County College will host a Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony beginning with patriotic music by the MCC Concert Band and Chorus at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7. Community and student veterans, along with faculty, staff and guests, will gather for the program that will include speakers, patriotic music, posting of the colors by a combined service color guard, and bagpipe music. In addition to recognizing veterans, visitors will have an opportunity to mingle and meet other veterans at a reception after the ceremony.

     
  • Violence, bullying topics for symposium at MCC Oct 23, 2014 12:45 PM
    The 22nd Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council in cooperation with McHenry County College will host “All in the Family: Violence and Bullying in the Home, School and Community,” on Wednesday, Oct. 29. The program aims to bring a multidisciplinary approach to educating participants about violence and bullying.

     
  • Career workshops at McHenry County College Oct 1, 2014 2:28 PM
    McHenry County College hosting career workshops beginning next week.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Head out to a fall festival this Saturday Sep 15, 2014 1:19 PM
    Several fall festivals set for this weekend in the Fox Valley offer a variety of ways to welcome the new season. Each festival has a different focus — history, healthy lifestyles, or family activities.

     
  • 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.

     
  • MCC offers leadership series for businesses Aug 21, 2014 12:50 PM
    McHenry County College’s Workforce, Community and Business Programs is accepting registrations for a Developmental Dimensions International’s Supervisory Leadership Series.

     
  • Junior sleuths hard at work at McHenry County College Jul 9, 2014 4:51 PM
    CSI campers worked on analyzing fingerprints and hair strands as part of the Introduction to Forensics and Biometics class this week at McHenry County College. More than 100 students in grades one through nine are participating in MCC’s Kids and College summer STEM program and a Summer Academy program.

     
  • Woodstock-born makeup artist creates memorable TV, movie looks Jun 9, 2014 6:54 PM
    “I’m Hollywood’s best kept secret,” Mike Smithson admitted. He could be right. The Woodstock-born makeup artist’s impressive resume reads like a pop culture album of greatest hits: Tim Burton’s movies (including “Alice in Wonderland,” “Big Fish” and “Planet of the Apes”), TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Spider-Man” films and “Men in Black II.” Those are just some of his credits.

     
  • Dawn Patrol: South Elgin man wins Fittest Loser; fire damages bakery May 16, 2014 5:55 AM
    South Elgin man wins Fittest Loser Challenge. Age-progressed photo of missing Aurora boy released. Fire damages Sandy's Bakery in Warrenville. Suburban Democrats split on budget. DuPage residents part of historic transplants. Vernon Hills man accused of soliciting teen at Stevenson. Blackhawks optimistic for Shaw's return. Kristufek's Preakness picks.

     
  • MCC set to send off 709 graduates May 10 May 8, 2014 12:16 PM
    McHenry County College has more than 709 graduation candidates this spring who have applied for more than 779 degrees and certificates.: The event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10. One highlight will be a presentation by 2014 Distinguished Alumna Judge Mary Nader, an associate judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit for McHenry County.

     
  • MCC students, visitors check out inflatable globe Apr 14, 2014 4:23 PM
    McHenry County College students, faculty and even much younger students got a geography lesson from inside the 20-foot inflatable GeoSphere Monday in Cystal Lake.

     
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