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  •  Blair Thomas, puppeteer and co-founder of Redmoon Theater, Chicago

    Master puppeteer to perform at Oakton Nov 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Redmoon Theater co-founder Blair will give an amazing display of puppeteer showmanship in “Hard Headed Heart” at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oakton’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • Oakton concert spotlights post-traumatic stress disorder Nov 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Folk/rock singer-songwriter Jason Moon, a veteran of the Iraq War and a tireless advocate for veteran’s issues, explores this serious condition at a free performance 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus

     
  • Oakton highlights Rumbula massacre, Nazis in fiction Nov 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Jewish Studies at Oakton is making two free presentations that shed light on the massacre of Jews in the Baltics and the use of Nazi figures in literature. . “Rumbula’s Echo: An Incredible Story of Holocaust Survival” at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, traces the two-day massacre of more than a third of the Jewish population in Latvia in 1941. Director Mitchell Lieber will be on hand and there will be a question-and-answer session with Sia Hertsberg, a massacre survivor.

     
  • Visit Oakton Community College Dec. 3 Nov 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    If you’re investigating colleges, check out Oakton from every angle during an upcoming campus visit program. At 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, take stock of the college’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road (Room 1625).

     
  • Terrence Roberts

    Little Rock Nine speaker coming to Oakton Nov 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, will share his account on the front lines of the civil rights battle during an event Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. "I wasn’t even born yet,” said Krissie Harris, Oakton’s student life coordinator, who is organizing the speaker event. “I think it’s going to give them (students) a historical perspective. And it ties into some of the things happening now.”

     
  • A history of Jewish food in America: Bagels, pastrami and more Oct 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Traditionally shaped by hand into the form of a ring made from yeasted wheat dough, bagels are especially popular in cities with large Jewish populations. Learn how this tasty treat and other dishes introduced to the United States by Eastern European Jewish immigrants - pastrami, knockwursts and chicken soup with kneidlach and lockshen -

     
  •  Classical pianist and Niles native Doug Montgomery will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Oakton’s Footlik Theater.

    Pianist Doug Montgomery returns to Des Plaines Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Enjoy an evening of contemporary and classical piano music performed by Doug Montgomery Nov. 2 at Oakton’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • Casino gives OCC $150,000 for scholarships Oct 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is donating $150,000 to Oakton Community College to provide 1-year scholarships for Des Plaines residents. “Rivers Casino ... has been a remarkable partner and a good neighbor, providing strong support for the college,” said OCC President Margaret Lee.

     
  • Oakton discusses math-music connection Oct 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Learn how math and music are connected at a free lecture at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, Room 1604. David Kung, professor of mathematics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, speaks on “Harmonious Equations: A Mathematical Exploration of Music” as part of Oakton’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Speaker Series.

     
  • Future Teachers Club members from Elgin's Larkin High School, left to right, Kailin Sepp, Nathaniel Evans, Emily Fischer and Symantha Clough read to kindergartners at Gifford Elementary School in Elgin. Officials of Elgin Area School District U-46 hope some of the diverse student population will return as teachers.

    Suburban schools aim to increase staff diversity to mirror studentsOct 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 has a 45.7 percentage point gap between the portion of minority students and that of minority teachers. It's a similar story in Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Naperville Unit District 203, East Aurora Unit District 131, and others. “Moving forward, we must make a concerted effort to reach out to underrepresented group members," a Round Lake Area Unit District 116 official said.

     
  • Step forward/step back activity illustrates marginalization Oct 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    In one U-46 diversity training exercise, participants were asked to line up and answer a series of questions, such as whether they had ever been denied a bank loan or had been stopped by police, or if someone clutches a purse tighter upon seeing them on the sidewalk. Based on their individual responses, each employee either moved a step back or a step forward.

     
  • Oakton workshop focuses on adolescents suffering from depression Oct 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Recent surveys indicate that as many as one in five teens suffers from clinical depression, which can lead to substance abuse and suicidal thoughts or actions. Oakton Community College’s Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Ave., will host a workshop about teen depression 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

     
  • Students at Oakton Community College recently found a rare Mississippi Grass Shrimp in the Des Plaines River. An Oakton professor considers the find a good sign for the river’s health.

    Rare catch a good sign for Des Plaines River Oct 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    When a student an Oakton Community College student gathered a strange, nearly translucent creature from the Des Plaines River, even his professor wasn’t sure what it was. After doing a little research, they realized it was a Mississippi grass shrimp, a rare find for the Chicago area and the first in Cook County. Its very presence could spell good news for the Des Plaines River.

     
  • Voter registration events Tuesday at Oakton, Harper Sep 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Cook County Clerk’s office is conducting voter registration drives at local colleges on Tuesday as part of National Voter Registration Day. Harper College and Oakton Community College are among the schools participating.

     
  • Oakton lecture tackles impact of estrogen Sep 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Discover how gender and sex steroid hormones affect a woman’s career path during a free lecture at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600, E. Golf Road.

     
  • Take a tour of Oakton’s Early Childhood Education Center Sep 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Choosing the right day care setting for your child isn’t easy — but Oakton’s Early Childhood Education Center may have a solution.

     
  • Curator Nathan Harpaz takes a closer look of a print made from the original Leon Garland painting hanging above it, called “Morgan Street.” Garland painted it in 1941.

    OCC's Koehnline Museum focuses on local artists to teach us about ourselvesSep 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College has made a name for itself as a place where Chicago area and Illinois artists get their due. On exhibit now: The Art of Leon and Sadie Garland, a married pair of artists who produced a large and important body of work.

     
  •  Musician Billy McLaughlin will perform Saturday, Sept. 21, at Oakton Community College.

    Guitarist Billy McLaughlin to perform at Oakton Sep 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Artist Billy McLaughlin – who overcame incredible medical odds to perform again on stage – kicks off Oakton’s Performing Arts season with a concert of his complex and rhythmic guitar music at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Studio One, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • Documentary focuses on sexual assaults in the U.S. military Sep 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    The most shocking cover up in the United States military is not what you might expect: An estimated 30 percent of servicewomen are sexually assaulted during their enlistment. Learn more about this epidemic of violence in the armed forces at a free screening of “The Invisible War,” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the college’s Des Plaines campus, Room 1604, and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Ave., Room P103.

     
  • Waste management agency seeks public input Aug 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Concerned about garbage, recycling and other solid waste issues? The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County will conduct a series of informational meetings in September.

     
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