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  • 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.

  • ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ author Rebecca Skloot comes to Oakton Mar 1, 2014 12:16 PM
    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.

  • Harper College trustees approve tuition increase Feb 20, 2014 6:12 PM
    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’s Early Childhood Centers open house Saturday Feb 20, 2014 3:57 PM
    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.

  • Oakton Community College raises tuition rate 16% over two years Feb 19, 2014 6:55 PM
    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.

  • Oakton president announces retirement Feb 19, 2014 9:11 PM
    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.

  • African-American films come to life at Oakton lecture Feb 17, 2014 1:01 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).

  • Maine West flash mob seeks end to violence against women Feb 14, 2014 6:28 PM
    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 Fair Feb 7, 2014 1:20 PM
    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 6:21 PM
    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.

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