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  • 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.

  • Pianists needed for Oakton’s Six Piano Ensemble Sep 8, 2014 12:51 PM
    Be part of a unique musical experience as a member of the Oakton Six Piano Ensemble. Auditions for this internationally acclaimed group will be held on from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, and Wednesday, Sept. 17. The Ensemble performs classical, ragtime, jazz, and contemporary music arranged for six pianos. Interested pianists may play a prepared piece, but music will be provided.

  • Hartstein, Oakton Community College pioneer, dies Sep 7, 2014 7:47 PM
    Ray Hartstein, founding chairman of the Oakton Community College board and a member for 35 years, died peacefully Sunday at his Vernon Hills home at 96. Hartstein, for whom Oakton’s eastern campus was named, was surrounded by family, said his son, former Buffalo Grove Village President Elliott Hartstein.

  • Oakton plans community meetings on search for new president Sep 5, 2014 5:19 PM
    Oakton Community College will host three community meetings next week to gauge the characteristics the college’s stakeholders want in a new president. The college’s board of trustees is conducting a search for a new president following the announcement earlier this year that Margaret Lee, who has headed Oakton since 1995, would be retiring in June 2015.

  • Community input sought for Oakton presidential search Sep 5, 2014 9:59 PM
    As Oakton Community College President Margaret B. Lee, Ph.D., prepares to retire next June, the college’s board of trustees is seeking input from the community through stakeholder meetings and an online survey as it begins its search for a new president.

  • Get a glimpse of health care careers at Oakton Aug 29, 2014 11:05 AM
    Health care careers are hot. Take your first step toward a thriving profession by attending free information sessions at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus. College faculty will be on hand to discuss course requirements and industry trends as well as to spotlight degree and certificate programs.

  • Oakton faculty and staff recognized for excellence Aug 25, 2014 2:22 PM
    Coffee answersGeorge Lungu, professor of political science, and Leslie Dubin, business lecturer, are the recipients of the 2014 Ray Hartstein Awards for Outstanding Professional Excellence in Teaching at Oakton Community College. The honors were announced during the college’s annual breakfast on Aug. 18.

  • 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.

  • Oakton foundation hopes to raise $50,000 Aug 19, 2014 12:28 PM
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  • Rat Pack impersonator headlines Oakton fundraiser Aug 4, 2014 12:53 PM
    Entertainer Rex Tuley headlines Scholar Chips, Oakton Community College’s Educational Foundation fundraiser for student scholarships, at Rivers Casino Friday, Aug. 22.

  • Catching rising theater talent at Oakton Community College Jul 28, 2014 1:06 PM
    Catch rising theater talent at Play On, a Chicago-based playwriting festival, from Tuesday, July 29 to Thursday, 31, at Oakton Community College’s Studio One, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Now in its sixth year, Play On features six original one-act plays written and directed by community college students, starting nightly at 8 p.m.

  • Oakton museum hosts new sculpture exhibit Jul 8, 2014 4:56 PM
    Oakton Community College will host a reception Thursday for the opening of an exhibition featuring the works of sculptor Egon Weiner. The exhibition, “Egon Weiner: Pillar of Human Emotions,” runs through Sept. 19 at Oakton’s Koehnline Museum of Art in Des Plaines. It will feature sculptures from the museum’s collection, as well as recently discovered bronze, metal, and wooden pieces.

  • Game on! Attend Oakton’s Trivia Night fundraiser Jul 8, 2014 3:18 PM
    Put on your thinking caps and enjoy a night of friendly competition, while raising money for Oakton Community College scholarships by attending Trivia Night at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 24, at The Curragh Irish Pub, 8266 Lincoln Ave., Skokie.

  • Oakton’s Koehnline Museum features ‘Pillar of Fire’ sculptor Jul 7, 2014 4:13 PM
    Celebrate the works of the sculptor most noted for the Chicago landmark ‘Pillar of Fire,’ a 33-foot-high, abstract bronze sculpture marking the origin of the 1871 Chicago Fire, starting Thursday, July 10, at Oakton’s Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines. “Egon Weiner: Pillar of Human Emotions” will feature sculptures from the museum’s collection, as well as recently discovered bonze, metal, and wooden pieces.

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