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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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