Articles filed under Waubonsee Community College

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  • Waubonsee full-time faculty get raises in new contract Jul 18, 2013 7:25 AM
    Waubonsee Community College full-time faculty will receive pay raises of 4 percent in the first year of a new contract approved Wednesday. But they will start paying part of their individual health-insurance premium.

     
  • Waubonsee enrollment continuing to climb Jul 22, 2013 1:36 PM
    Waubonsee Community College is bucking the trend in enrollment, reporting an increase in students in three recent periods. Summer 2012 enrollment was 7,801, up 7.3 percent over summer 2011; fall 2012 was 12,380, up 2.6 percent; and spring 2013 was 12,266, up 3.7 percent.

     
  • Community colleges connect employers with job seekers Jun 28, 2013 6:11 AM
    For decades, a core mission — and strength — of community colleges has been to prepare students for successful careers. Throughout the Fox Valley, it is difficult to find an employer that doesn’t have at least one community college alumnus on staff. In fact, many of our local business leaders started their education at a community college.

     
  • Employment seekers invited to attend job, resource fair May 31, 2013 1:39 PM
    Waubonsee Community College will host its second annual Kendall County Job and Resource Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at its Plano campus, 100 Waubonsee Drive.

     
  • Celebrating the milestone of college graduation May 30, 2013 5:02 AM
    No matter how old you are, completing your college degree and receiving your diploma is one milestone that you will never forget. Hours upon hours, weeks upon weeks, months upon months, and, occasionally, years upon years of hard work go into a student earning a degree. The ceremony is rightfully full of pomp and circumstance.

     
  • Waubonsee sells former downtown Aurora site May 15, 2013 11:13 PM
    Waubonsee Community College is selling its former downtown Aurora campus for $1.5 million to a firm interested in turning the two buildings into stores and apartments. The college board approved the sale Wednesday night to Gorman and Co. It expects to close the sale in January.

     
  • Harper, Waubonsee meet for regional supremacy May 16, 2013 1:29 AM
    Most people would like to see the two best teams play for championships at the end of a season. In NJCAA baseball, that's exactly what will happen starting Friday at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove as the top-seeded Chiefs take on No. 2 Harper College (19-20) for a regional championship.

     
  • Sobek: To succeed in college, commit to a major May 1, 2013 3:09 PM
    For most people, college is the time to answer the age-old question, "What do I want to be when I grow up?" Students are often exposed to new ideas and academic disciplines as they navigate their college curriculum. However, research has shown that students who declare a major field of study early have higher rates of degree completion.

     
  • Waubonsee celebrates Earth Day with activities Apr 18, 2013 11:05 AM
    Waubonsee Community College is celebrating Earth Week April 22-26 with a variety of free activities at its Sugar Grove campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.

     
  • Progress continues on getting stoplight where Waubonsee students died in 2010 Apr 18, 2013 7:00 AM
    Waubonsee Community College continued progress Wednesday on getting a traffic light installed where two students were killed in a crash three years ago this week.

     
  • Studying abroad benefits college student Apr 5, 2013 6:33 AM
    Exploring the world beyond our borders creates unparalleled learning opportunities. Travel exposes you to different cultures, languages and perspectives. Dedicating a summer, a semester or a month to studying abroad deepens the benefit, forging lifelong skills.

     
  • Congressman brings Fab Lab pitch to Waubonsee, local manufacturers Mar 28, 2013 5:50 PM
    Rep. Bill Foster hosted a roundtable discussion Thursday about his Fab Lab bill. The 11th District congressman introduced a bill last week to establish a National Fab Lab network across the country to catalyze the manufacturing sector. He spoke at Waubonsee Community College's downtown Aurora location.

     
  • Some fear new, high-tech GED a problem for low-income test takers Mar 4, 2013 5:15 AM
    Suburban education officials are worried looming federal changes to GED testing will leave those less fortunate with one less path to joining the workforce. The test will become computerized in 2014, and the price to take the exam will more than double. Plus, you need a credit card and an email address. "It’s going to be people with the least resources who are going to be left out," Josh Boies of Kane County says.

     
  • Harper approves $2 per credit hour tuition increase Feb 28, 2013 1:00 AM
    Consistent with a regional trend among community colleges, Harper College will ask its students to dig a little deeper into their pockets for the cost of a high education. The board of trustees last week unanimously approved increasing tuition by $2 per credit hour beginning in the summer 2013 term. For a full-time student taking 30 credit hours annually, that’s an additional $60 for a total of $3,735.

     
  • Meet Justin Salazar, Waubonsee’s Featured Student for February Feb 26, 2013 3:32 PM
    Waubonsee Community College sophomore Justin Salazar of Elburn is the consummate student-athlete, accomplishing extraordinary things both on and off the soccer field. In honor of these accomplishments, Waubonsee has named Salazar the college’s Featured Student for February.

     
  • Certificates lead to great careers Feb 18, 2013 3:35 PM
    For the past decade, labor experts have outlined the need for education beyond high school to compete in nearly every industry. With 36 million workers in our country having attended college without completing a degree, certificates are another way to earn a marketable credential.

     
  • Isaac Wilson: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:06 PM
    Candidate information for Isaac Wilson, running for Waubonsee Community College School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • L. Konen: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:06 PM
    Candidate information for L. Konen, running for Waubonsee Community College School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Richard Dickson: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:06 PM
    Candidate information for Richard Dickson, running for Waubonsee Community College School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Emmett Bonfield: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:06 PM
    Candidate information for Emmett Bonfield, running for Waubonsee Community College School Board (4-year Terms)

     
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