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  • 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.

     
  • Oakton presents program on climate change Aug 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Faculty members from Oakton Community College, in coordination with Organizing for Action and The Climate Reality Project, will present a commentary on climate change Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the college’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

     
  • Oakton Community College Presents Update of Film, "An Inconvenient Truth"Aug 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Faculty members from Oakton Community College, in coordination with Organizing for Action and The Climate Reality Project, will present a commentary titled, “An Inconvenient Truth 2.0 Our Earth at its Tipping Point: It's Not Too Late”. Presenters David Nadolski, MFA, and Paul Gulezian, Ph.D., will present material updating former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore's award-winning environmental film, “An Inconvenient Truth”. State legislators will be attendance.

     
  • Oakton hosts nanotechnology open house Jul 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Learn about career opportunities in the growing nanotechnology industry at a free open house 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug.9, hosted by Oakton Community College at the conference center of the Illinois Science + Technology Park, 8045 Lamon Ave., Skokie. The event will be repeated at the same time and location on Thursday, Aug. 15.

     
  •  This oil painting by Chicago artist Leon Garland entitled Hull House Courtyard, 1930-31, is part of an exhibit opening Thursday, Aug. 1, at Koehnline Museum at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines.

    Oakton’s Koehnline Museum features Chicago artists Jul 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Oakton’s Koehnline Museum of Art will open a new exhibit Thursday, Aug. 1, The Art of Leon and Sadie Garland. It is the first major exhibit celebrating this married artist couple, whose work captured Chicago and Europe during the early 20th century. An opening reception will be held the evening of Aug. 8.

     
  • Entries for Women’s Art Exhibition at Oakton due Aug. 8 Jul 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Female professional artists time is running out to submit entries in all media to Oakton Community College for “Bodies by Design: Modification, Coercion, and Resistance.” This juried art exhibition, co-sponsored by the Koehnline Museum of Art and Women’s and Gender Studies at Oakton, will run Oct. 3-25. Entries are due by Thursday, Aug. 8. There is no fee.

     
  •  Karishma Brownlee, coordinator for Access, Equity and Student Rights at Oakton Community College

    Oakton welcomes new coordinator for access, equity Jul 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Karishma Brownlee, a resident of Waukegan, joined Oakton Community College recently as coordinator for access, equity and student rights, a newly created position. Brownlee will serve as an advocate for students’ rights, handle formal complaints of violations of the college’s code of conduct, engage with students to create a more inclusive college climate, and coordinate training for faculty, staff and students.

     
  • Oakton Community College to hold fundraiser at Rivers Casino Jul 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em at Scholar Chips, a glittering evening of entertainment at Rivers Casino hosted by Oakton Community College’s Educational Foundation to benefit student scholarships. Join the fun at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, in the casino, 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines. A limited number of tickets are available for $60.

     
  • Audit: Suburban governments far from transparent Jul 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    When it comes to posting certain information on government websites that's readily available to the public, most suburban agencies have a long way to go before they'll be completely transparent, an audit from the Illinois Policy Institute has found. Of the 102 governmental agencies the institute audited, 70 posted scores of 60 points or below, a failing grade. “It's a missed opportunity to really engage the public to participate,” said Brian Costin, the institute's director of government reform.

     
  • Oakton gets nanotechnology grant Jun 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Oakton Community College has received a $250,000 grant from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trus to educate industrial employees about the college’s nanotechnology program.

     
  •  Joe Walsh, of Palatine, was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s 2013 Division II Baseball All-American First Team.

    Oakton baseball player named to All-American First Team Jun 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    The National Junior College Athletic Association recently named Oakton Community College sophomore outfielder Joe Walsh, of Palatine, to its 2013 Division II Baseball All-American First Team. Walsh was one of only 12 players in the nation to be designated to this prestigious squad.

     
  • Oakton tutor honored for literacy efforts Jun 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, along with Dennis DeRossett, executive director of the Illinois Press Association, recently honored Oakton Community College tutor Robert Boone as a 2013 Spotlight on Service Award winner. The award recognizes outstanding volunteer tutors in Illinois literacy programs.

     
  •  Oakton Community College President Margaret B. Lee, Ph.D., receives the 2013 Advocacy Award from ICCTA Vice President Bob Johnson on Friday, June 7, in Chicago.

    Oakton Community College president receives Advocacy Award Jun 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) honored Oakton Community College President Margaret B. Lee, Ph.D., with its 2013 Advocacy Award at a special banquet held June 7 in Chicago. The tribute, first bestowed in 2006, is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in supporting the needs of students and the Illinois community college system.

     
  • Oakton holds summer lectures on popular topics Jun 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Join local experts for the popular Passages Seminar, a series of potpourri lectures offered by the Emeritus Program at Oakton Community College. The 10-week session meets 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting June 11 at the Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

     
  •  Theresa Bashiri-Remetio

    Oakton student trustee is recognized for excellence Jun 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Illinois Community College Trustees Association has named Theresa Bashiri-Remetio, of Park Ridge, as the recipient of its 2013 Gigi Campbell Student Trustee Excellence Award, which recognizes one outstanding student leader from Illinois community colleges.

     
  •  Palatine High School product Joe Walsh had put together a terrific season at Oakton Community College and was pitching deep in the NJCAA postseason when a line drive fractured his skull and left him with a concussion. He’s recovering and intends to keep playing.

    Walsh bouncing back after scary mound moment May 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Joe Walsh produced an unforgettable baseball season for Oakton College. But the former Palatine High School star has no recollection of how it ended May 12. The NJCAA Region IV Player of the Year had put together impressive numbers at the plate and on the mound. And Walsh needed just six more outs to preserve a 1-run lead in Region IV Division II Sectional Tournament title game at Black Hawk College in Moline. Walsh would not find himself mobbed by teammates and coaches celebrating a big victory, however. Instead, Walsh would be surrounded by a group of people genuinely concerned for his health and welfare.

     
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