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  • 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.

  • Oakton students receive Leadership Awards Jul 7, 2014 4:06 PM
    Oakton’s Board of Trustees honored five college students – Samuel Dussey of Skokie; Eleanor Lyon of Evanston; Edet Nsemo of Chicago; Jason Nwosu of Des Plaines; and Norman Petroski of Des Plaines – with Outstanding Leadership Awards at the Student Leadership Banquet held May 1, at Chateau Ritz, in Niles.

  • Oakton showcases health care careers at free information sessions Jul 1, 2014 3:16 PM
    Careers in health care are growing rapidly. Don’t miss the chance to join an exciting profession by attending free information sessions this summer at Oakton Community College’s campuses in Des Plaines, 1600 E. Golf Road, and Skokie, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

  • Oakton administrator becoming president of Connecticut college Jun 26, 2014 4:32 PM
    A top administrator at Oakton Community College is stepping down after being selected as president of a community college in Connecticut. Carlee Drummer, executive director of Oakton’s college advancement and foundation, will spend her last day at the school on Monday. Her retirement was accepted by the college’s board of trustees this week.

  • Oakton replacing slab that cracked Jun 25, 2014 5:30 AM
    Crews are constructing a new concrete slab to replace one that was cracking at the site of Oakton Community College’s new $39 million Science and Health Careers Center in Des Plaines. The new slab is expected to be complete by November, according to Oakton President Margaret Lee.

  • Oakton Community College closed July 7 Jun 25, 2014 6:21 PM
    The Des Plaines and Skokie campuses of Oakton Community College will be closed Monday, July 7, in observance of Independence Day, officials said.

  • Oakton board member wins prestigious award Jun 18, 2014 1:35 PM
    The Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA), an organization that provides legislative advocacy and educational opportunities for college boards, named Oakton Community College Trustee Jody Wadhwa as a recipient of the 2014 Ray Hartstein Trustee Achievement Award at its annual banquet June 6, in Springfield. The College of Lake County’s Richard Anderson also was recognized.

  • Oakton announces new scholarship at Elmhurst College Jun 4, 2014 3:40 PM
    Oakton Community College is pleased to announce The School for Professional Studies/Oakton Community College Alumni Award. This scholarship, valued at $3,500 per term, is offered to one outstanding adult learner that graduates from Oakton Community College and transfers into an accelerated degree completion program at Elmhurst College.

  • Oakton duo wins first at Skyway STEM Competition Jun 2, 2014 1:40 PM
    Two Oakton Community College students received first-place medals in the biology category at the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference’s annual STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Poster Competition hosted by Morton College, in Cicero, on April 25.

  • Oakton students make history at NASA Competition May 31, 2014 2:13 PM
    Oakton’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) team made history at the annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition, conducted May 19-23, at Florida’s John F. Kennedy Space Center, by collecting more simulated lunar dirt than any competing Illinois college or university — or any community college since the contest’s inception five years ago.

  • Oakton hosts campus visit Wednesday May 27, 2014 5:19 PM
    Oakton Community College is hosting a campus visit for interested students Wednesday night at its Des Plaines campus. Faculty, administrators, staff and students will be on hand to answer questions about admission, career and transfer programs, financial aid, student services and extracurricular activities.

  • Oakton showcases health care careers at free sessions May 27, 2014 3:42 PM
    Opportunities in health care careers are growing rapidly! Don’t miss your chance to join an exciting profession by attending free information sessions at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road.

  • Oakton showcases health care careers May 25, 2014 4:51 PM
    Opportunities in health care careers are growing rapidly and free information sessions on the career opportunities are coming up at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 East Golf Road.

  • Youth unemployment round-table at Oakton May 20, 2014 4:09 PM
    Chicago area business executives, policymakers and educators will gather at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines on Wednesday to discuss what event organizers say is the growing problem of postgraduate unemployment and underemployment.

  • Oakton sends off graduates May 20, 2014 11:04 PM
    Oakton Community College held its 43rd annual commencement ceremony on Tuesday night in Des Plaines. More than 1,000 students received degrees and certificates from the college.

  • Oakton students aim for the moon at NASA competition May 16, 2014 11:35 AM
    Oakton students are aiming for the moon while keeping their feet on the ground. The college is one of just 39 participants – and the only community college in the contiguous United States – to take part in NASA’s fifth annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition, scheduled May 19 – 23, at Florida’s John F. Kennedy Space Center.

  • Oakton program looks at historical roots of Mideast conflict May 11, 2014 4:42 PM
    While the Arab-Israel conflict is often seen as a competition between Zionism and Palestinian nationalist groups, it is rooted in a much longer history, which will be explored at a free lecture 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Oakton Community College Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

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