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  • 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.

  • Cracks in concrete slab delay opening of new Oakton science building May 10, 2014 8:01 AM
    The opening of Oakton Community College’s $39 million Science and Health Career Center is being delayed until next year because a portion of a concrete slab under the building is experiencing cracking, settlement and underground utility issues, officials said. Problems with an 8,000-square-foot section of the slab on grade at the west end of the building have moved the opening to January 2015.

  • Oakton, Harper prepare for postseason May 6, 2014 10:25 PM
    With two games remaining before the NJCAA Region IV baseball sectionals, two teams took to the field Tuesday in nonconference action looking to get pitchers some work. It was also an opportunity for both Harper College and Oakton Community College to get some struggling hitters back on track. The visiting Raiders did a slightly better job of that in a 4-2 victory.

  • Poet and Chicago native Jacob Saenz visits Oakton Apr 28, 2014 9:08 AM
    Chicago native Jacob Saenz brings his unique brand of poetry to Oakton at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, at the college’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. This free event is part of Oakton’s Chicago Writers Series.

  • Oakton holds anti-violence rally Apr 27, 2014 4:14 PM
    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 Day Apr 18, 2014 7:30 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 split Apr 3, 2014 9:10 PM
    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.

  • Academy Award-winner ‘Life of Pi’ highlights Oakton International Film Fest Mar 27, 2014 12:39 PM
    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.

  • Students show science skills at Olympiad competition Mar 22, 2014 7:09 PM
    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.

  • Still time to view Oakton’s Nature Project Mar 21, 2014 3:19 PM
    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 Oakton Mar 16, 2014 4:01 PM
    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 display Mar 6, 2014 6:12 PM
    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.

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