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  • Vintage prints in Koehnline Museum exhibit Dec 14, 2014 4:24 PM
    The latest show at the Koehnline Museum of Art in Des Plaines, Gems from the Koehnline: New Acquisitions, highlights 19th- and early 20th-century vintage prints as well as paintings and fine prints from Chicago artists Macena Barton, Francis Chapin, Natalie Smith Henry, Gregory Orloff and Medard Klein. Works by Margaret Burroughs, Milton Horn and the Zhou Brothers will also be on display. The exhibition runs through Friday, Jan. 23.

  • OCC Empty Bowls event is Saturday, Dec. 6 Dec 6, 2014 12:49 AM
    The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines will be held 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Professional and student potters from the Chicago area contribute hundreds of unique bowls and other pieces for the event.

  • Oakton Community College receives Fulbright to study Bolivia and Peru Dec 4, 2014 11:39 AM
    Oakton Community College has received a $94,595 Fulbright Group Projects Abroad grant to fund “Indigenous Voices at the Frontier of a Globalized World: Bolivia and Peru,” a five-week in-country study seminar for educators next summer. “In the traditional Western/non-Western dichotomy of humanities curricula, the histories and cultures of indigenous peoples of the Americas are often given short shrift or only superficially addressed,” said Professor Katherine Schuster

  • Editorial: Find middle ground on adjuncts who are retired Dec 3, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on Oakton Community College and others to find a way to keep their adjuncts who are retired on a pension, in spite of a new law.

  • 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.

  • 80 Oakton part-time teachers could lose jobs over pension rules Nov 30, 2014 7:17 PM
    As many as 80 instructors at Oakton Community College are expected to get pink slips at the end of the school year — and it’s still not clear if legislation sitting on the governor’s desk will save their jobs.

  • 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.

  • ‘Trashy’ fashion show, educational expo Saturday at Oakton Nov 10, 2014 5:44 PM
    A “Trashy Fashion Show” featuring some 30 outfits made from reusable materials will be one part of an educational expo showcasing green initiatives Saturday at Oakton Community College.

  • Volunteers sought for Oakton Community College forest restoration Nov 4, 2014 6:23 PM
    Oakton Community College’s Ecology Club is looking for volunteers to participate in a woodland restoration on the college’s Des Plaines campus Saturday morning.

  • Poets to ready from ‘The Walmart Republic’ Oakton Oct 24, 2014 9:38 AM
    A black poet from Oklahoma and a white poet from Texas share the narratives of their separate journeys from the Bible Belt to Chicago during a unique evening of storytelling at Oakton’s Footlik Theater on Wednesday, Nov. 5. This free event is part of the college’s Chicago Writers Series.

  • Oakton’s Des Plaines campus a certified wildlife habitat Oct 17, 2014 2:08 PM
    Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus is now a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Careful planning, support of natural ecosystems, restoration of prairie spaces and use of native species in landscaping has helped the school achieve the certification through the National Wildlife Federation.

  • Oakton women’s art exhibition examines how gender influences desire Sep 30, 2014 12:57 PM
    From food to the erotic, desire takes many different forms, and gender is implicated in the process, which raises a host of provocative questions. Oakton Community College tackles these questions at the free art show Gendering Desire: Liberation, Power, and Pleasure. The exhibit, featuring more than 65 women artists from around the world, opens Thursday, Oct. 2, with a gala reception featuring the artists from 5 to 8 p.m.

  • Oakton CC and TMA Sign Joint Career Pathways Intiative Sep 29, 2014 8:18 AM
    Today Oakton Community College and The Technology & Manufacturing Association of Illinois signed a joint agreement whereby TMA manufacturing students will be eligible for college credits at Oakton

  • Oakton raises awareness about homelessness on World Habitat Day Sep 26, 2014 12:22 PM
    In honor of World Habitat Day, Monday, Oct. 6, Oakton Community College will call attention to the plight of the homeless by filling the Des Plaines campus courtyard through Friday, Oct. 10, with makeshift shanties built from discarded materials. The event is one of many the college is holding to highlight the problem.

  • Oakton, TMA ink new credit partnership Sep 24, 2014 2:22 PM
    Some students at the Technology & Manufacturing Association of Illinois will be able to get credit toward a degree at Oakton Community College, under a new partnership announced Wednesday.

  • Guitar legend Alex de Grassi to perform at Sept. 26 Sep 24, 2014 1:22 PM
    Grammy-nominated classical and jazz musician Alex de Grassi, who helped lay the foundation for contemporary finger-style guitar, will perform at Oakton Community College’s Studio One on Friday, Sept. 26.

  • Softball field renovations start this month at Oakton Community College Sep 22, 2014 4:12 PM
    Renovations to Oakton Community College’s softball field in Des Plaines are expected to begin this month. Crews plan to regrade the field to create a flat playin area, install automated sprinkling and full field drainage systems, and rebuild the field dugouts and backstop. The college’s board of trustees recently approved a $383,889 contract for the project.

  • Actors/musicians needed for Oakton production Sep 21, 2014 4:24 PM
    Showcase your acting or musical talent by auditioning for Oakton’s production of the rock-n-roll comedy “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.”

  • New Oakton building named for retiring President Margaret Lee Sep 19, 2014 7:58 PM
    Oakton Community College’s board of trustees have formally approved a resolution naming the new Science and Health Careers Center in honor of retiring President Margaret B. Lee, who plans to step down in June 2015 after 10 years as president.

  • Hartstein remembered for dedication to family, education Sep 9, 2014 4:23 PM
    Family members and more than 100 mourners remembered Ray Hartstein as a loving father and never-ending proponent of education during funeral services Tuesday for the 96-year-old founder of Oakton Community College. "He has done so much to inspire others, but to me, he was the man I was proud to call ‘Dad,’” said son Elliott Hartstein, former mayor of Buffalo Grove.

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