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  • Oakton holds anti-violence rallyApr 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Oakton Community College will hold a Take Back the Night Rally and Candlelight Procession at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the main lobby of the Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road.

     
  • Oakton Faculty, NSOFA Present Update of Film, “An Inconvenient Truth” in Honor of Earth DayApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    In honor of Earth Day 2014, faculty members from Oakton Community College, in coordination with North Shore Organizing for Action (NSOFA), will present “An Inconvenient Truth 2.0 Our Earth at its Tipping Point: It’s Still Not Too Late”.

     
  • Nolen helps Oakton splitApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    An impressive two-way performance from Charlie Nolen led the Oakton Community College softball team to a 6-2 win in the first game of a doubleheader split with Joliet College last weekend.

     
  • The Academy Award-winning movie “Life of Pi” will be among the 12 movies featured during Oakton Community College’s 27th Modern Language Film Fest being held March 31-April 3. The movies, presented in their original languages with English subtitles, showcase the 13 languages offered by the college.

    Academy Award-winner ‘Life of Pi’ highlights Oakton International Film FestMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Travel the globe without leaving your seat during Oakton Community College’s 27th Modern Language Film Fest, March 31–April 3. Enjoy 12 fascinating, highly rated films, including the Academy Award-winning Life of Pi. The movies, presented in their original languages with English subtitles, showcase the 13 languages offered by the college. All screenings are free and open to the public.

     
  • Giancarlo Rivera Moore and his partner Ryan Jannak-Huang of Palatine High School demonstrate their science project to judge Rory Wolfe in the Mission Possible event Saturday at the Science Olympiad at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. Winners in the regional event will move on to state.

    Students show science skills at Olympiad competitionMar 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The regional Science Olympiad was held Saturday at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, with winners going on to the state competition. Fifteen-mamber teams from 15 high schools and 16 middle schools from the North and West suburbs competed in 23 events.

     
  • The Nature Project which runs through March 29, at The Brickton Art Center features paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and drawings displaying birds, trees, flowers, and other environmental subjects.

    Still time to view Oakton’s Nature ProjectMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    There’s still time to view ecologically themed works by Oakton Community College art students and faculty featured at the free exhibition The Nature Project at the Brickton Art Center, 306 Busse Highway, Park Ridge. This ecologically themed display closes Saturday, March 29.

     
  • Klezmer music comes to OaktonMar 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Learn how the Roma and Jewish cultures intertwine and mirror each other in “A History of Klezmer Music,” featuring Terran Doehrer and his revival Klezmer band Ensemble M’chaiya, 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, at Oakton’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A145/152. Originally the Yiddish word for “musician,” klezmer now describes the secular music played by Jews at joyful celebrations. The event is free.

     
  • Artwork from Oakton students on displayMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Artwork from students at Oakton Community College is now on display at the Brickton Art Center in Park Ridge as part of a special exhibit, The Nature Project. The exhibit emphasizes “going green” and features paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and drawings, according to a news release.

     
  • Author Rebecca Skloot highlights Oakton’s celebration of Women’s History Month with a lecture, question and answer session and a book signing 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the college’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road.

    ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ author Rebecca Skloot comes to OaktonMar 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Rebecca Skloot, author of the number one New York Times best-seller “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” will highlight Oakton’s celebration of Women’s History Month with a lecture, question and answer session, and book signing on Wednesday, March 5, at the College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road. The free program starts at 7 p.m.

     
  • Oakton’s Early Childhood Centers open house SaturdayFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Learn about Oakton Community College’s Early Childhood Education Centers at two free open houses from 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22.

     
  • Harper College trustees approve tuition increaseFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    A full-time Harper College student will pay an extra $52.50 per year under a tuition increase approved by administrators this week. Officials say the increase — expected to generate about $520,000 annually — will help the Palatine-based community college compensate for the continued loss of dollars from Springfield. “Given the state’s financial picture, it’s probably not realistic for us to think a windfall is going to come,” Harper President Ken Ender said.

     
  • Oakton Community College raises tuition rate 16% over two yearsFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Tuition will be going up 16 percent at Oakton Community College over the next two years — partially the result of a decline in state funding support, officials said. The college’s board of trustees voted this week to approve tuition rate increases of $7.91 per credit hour for the 2014-15 school year and $8 per credit hour for the 2015-16 school year.

     
  • Margaret Lee

    Oakton president announces retirementFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Since being appointed president of Oakton Community College in 1995, Margaret Lee has had many tasks, including oversight of academics at campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, multimillion budgets, and teachers and staff who contribute to the education of an estimated 46,000 credit and noncredit students. But Lee, who announced this week her plans to retire in June 2015, has never strayed far from the classroom. And she still counts herself as one of those students seeking to continue her education.

     
  • Pemon Rami, director of educational services and public programs at the DuSable Museum of African American History, explores the works of Lee Daniels, Spike Lee, Gordon Parks, Tyler Perry, Robert Townsend and others, in the free lecture, “Race Films and Beyond — from Oscar Micheaux to Tyler Perry,” Feb. 19, at Oakton Community College.

    African-American films come to life at Oakton lectureFeb 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Celebrate Black History Month by examining the trajectory of black cinema – from early 19th- century works through the so-called “blaxplotiation” era that arose in the 1970s, to films by current directors and producers at the free lecture Race Films and Beyond – from Oscar Micheaux to Tyler Perry, from 12:30–2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 East Golf Road (Room 1610).

     
  • Students including Lizzie Karras, right, dance during a “One Billion Rising” flash mob event in the Maine West High School cafeteria Friday morning in Des Plaines to raise awareness about violence against women.

    Maine West flash mob seeks end to violence against womenFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Some Maine West High School students got to school early Friday to be part of a before class flash mob, performing dances, poetry and other spectacles to promote ending violence against women. Similar events were held at noon at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines and Skokie and in the evening at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin as part of a worldwide One Billion Rising campaign to raise awareness.

     
  • Attend a free College Transfer FairFeb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’re looking for information about higher education, you won’t want to miss a free Transfer College Fair from 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Oakton Community College, Room 1604, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des

     
  • Lawyers perform in Oakton benefit Jan 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Bar Association will hold its 90th Annual Holiday Spirits Review, “The Merry Old Land of Lawz,” 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Oakton Community College’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  •  An exhibit at Oakton Community College for Black History Month showcases African-American cinema posters.

    Oakton exhibit showcases African-American cinema posters Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    From the 1930s through the 1950s, the black movie industry expanded as its triumphs and struggles echoed the nationwide Civil Rights Movement that culminated in the 1960s. For February, Black History Month, Oakton Community College’s Koehnline Museum of Art will exhibit Gems from the Koehnline: African-American Movie Posters.

     
  • Enjoy an evening in ‘The Merry Old Land of Lawz’ Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Enjoy an evening in The Merry Old Land of Lawz at the Chicago Bar Association’s 90th Annual Holiday Spirits Review, on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Oakton Community College’s Footlik Theater, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • Judaic history comes alive in Oakton class Jan 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    For more than 3,000 years, Judaic civilization has shaped history and the world. Gain a distinctive overview of Jews and Judaism, beginning with the biblical period and ending with modern times, by enrolling in Introduction to Jewish Studies (HIS 136 001) this spring at Oakton.

     
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