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  • Community colleges gear up to preserve American dream Jun 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    A recent report from the American Association of Community Colleges begins with the direct, but data-supported, statement, "The American dream is imperiled." Nothing less than the future of our country is at stake, and community colleges will be at the heart of future success.

     
  • It’s graduation time at Waubonsee Community College May 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    One of the most important days of the year is fast approaching. At Waubonsee Community College, this exciting day takes place May 17. Its graduation day or commencement the day graduates walk across the stage and are recognized for earning their degrees.

     
  • Aurora man accused of trying to film woman in Waubonsee restroom May 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    An Aurora man is behind bars after he attempted to film a woman in a bathroom at Waubonsee Community Colleges Aurora campus, college officials said. Jason Whitson, 41, 100 block of West Galena Boulevard, was charged with unauthorized video recording and disorderly conduct after he was arrested Friday by campus police, said Jeff Noblitt, communications director at the college.

     
  •  “Energy at Home,” an enhanced photo by Amanda Meyer of Elburn, is part of Waubonsee Community College’s current exhibit of student artwork. The exhibit runs through May 5 in the Arrowhead Room at the Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.

    Waubonsee art students earn honors, display workApr 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    Works by seven Waubonsee Community College art students were recently accepted and displayed in the 2012 Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Juried Art Exhibition at Morton College in Cicero. Comprised of painting, drawing, photography and ceramics from 16 student artists, the exhibit runs through May 5 in Waubonsees Arrowhead Room in Dickson Center at the Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.

     
  • Kids have fun, learn at Waubonsee summer camps Apr 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    Studies show that elementary and secondary school students lose an average of one to two months of learning over the summer break. Recognizing that keeping children interested in learning and engaged throughout the summer is a significant need, Waubonsee Community College launched its Xcelerate summer camps two years ago to create a safe, fun and educational setting for children.

     
  •  Waubonsee Community College’s new wind turbine sits at the northwest corner of the Sugar Grove campus near the Academic and Professional Center. In addition to supplying supplemental electricity to that building, the turbine is also used as a training tool for students in the college’s small-wind program.

    Waubonsee installs wind turbine for energy-tech studies Apr 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Waubonsee Community College has installed a turbine for students to study and practice installation, maintenance and repairs.

     
  • The importance of tech education in creating a competitive workforce Mar 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    In his biography of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson recounts a discussion between Jobs and President Barack Obama about why Apple employed 700,000 factory workers in China and not in the United States. Jobs said that type of expertise is simply not currently available in the United States in the quantities needed to compete with Chinas workforce.

     
  • As the College of DuPage has undergone a $500 million building program, college officials have been at odds with the village of Glen Ellyn over whether new buildings are subject to local codes. Last week, the DuPage County Board ratified an agreement that transfers jurisdictional control of the 273-acre campus from Glen Ellyn to the county.

    Suburban case study: Who regulates the local college?Mar 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    On the heels of a long-stewing -- and expensive -- debate on whether College of DuPage had to comply with Glen Ellyn's ordinances and enforcement, a Daily Herald analysis finds that regulations for building inspections, permitting and related fees at community colleges in the suburbs varies from school to school, and town to town.

     
  • Enhance your WCC education with extracurriculars Mar 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    Athletic teams, student clubs, honor societies, performing arts opportunities and professional organizations combine to form a well-rounded experience for Waubonsee Community College students. People unfamiliar with community colleges are often surprised when they learn about the diverse extracurricular activities available to students.

     
  •  Elgin Community College’s Cassie Dumoulin dribbles past Waubonsee Community College’s Karla Vietinghoff in the second half of Region IV playoff action Thursday in Elgin. Dumoulin and Vietinghoff played together at Hampshire.

    Elgin CC holds off Waubonsee Mar 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Cassie Dumoulin got going in a big way in the second half. She scored 20 of her game-high 24 points after the break to lead Elgin Community College past Waubonsee College, 66-62, in the first round of the Region IV,District L women’s basketball playoffs in Elgin Thursday night.

     
  • Community college value more apparent than ever Jan 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    While all colleges and universities should continue to address concerns regarding cost and student debt, Waubonsee president Christine Sobek says community colleges represent the best value in higher education — providing affordable educational programs leading to life-changing opportunities.

     
  • Sheila Simon

    Simon pushing for more community college grads Jan 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon released a report today urging education leaders to adopt a reform package that aims to increase the number of Illinois community college students who graduate within three years of enrollment. She mentions all of the local colleges and highlights what programs they have adopted that aid help students not only enter a community college, but graduate. She will present the report to the City Club of Chicago today.

     
  • Collaborations are key to college readiness Jan 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    We all know that if students aren’t ready for college when they begin, their chances for graduation are greatly diminished. The good news is that community colleges are in an excellent position to work collaboratively with high schools to improve college readiness across all academic subjects.

     
  • ECC to host ISCC Tip-Off Classic Jan 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College will play host to the inagrual Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Tip-Off Basketball Classic Saturday and Sunday at the ECC Events Center.

     
  • Men’s and womens teams hope to get recognized, earn scholarship Dec 27, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams are hosting the inaugural Skyway Collegiate Conference Tournament Jan. 7 and 8. The tournament will give players from the conference a chance to play before college coaches.

     
  • Manufacturing remains strong industry, career choice Nov 29, 2011 12:00 AM
    To paraphrase Mark Twain, the rumors of the death of U.S. manufacturing are greatly exaggerated. While the United States certainly faces much greater global competition than in the past, U.S. manufacturing remains the worldwide leader in terms of production output. Even in a time of high unemployment, local manufacturers say they still need skilled workers to help meet the demand for their products.

     
  • The need to boost financial literacy Nov 10, 2011 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial praises suburban community colleges that are beginning to beef up financial counseling for students applying for loans.

     
  • Veterans Day events in the Fox Valley Nov 8, 2011 12:00 AM
    Check out our list of Veterans Day events, memorials, services and programs that are scheduled this week thorughout the Fox Valley.

     
  • The King and his fans: ‘Elvis People’ at Waubonsee Nov 3, 2011 12:00 AM
    You might know a lot about Elvis Presley, but how much do you know about the lives he has touched? Waubonsee Community College’s Theatre Department will present the comedy “Elvis People” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the auditorium of the college’s Sugar Grove Campus.

     
  • Providing college access to all Oct 27, 2011 12:00 AM
    The U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics reports that nearly 11 percent of undergraduate students in postsecondary institutions have reported a disability. It is widely believed that there are many more who have undiagnosed or unreported disabilities.

     
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