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  • New eatery, kids’ clothing store open in Algonquin Commons Jan 28, 2013 2:03 PM
    The New Year is bringing with it changes at the Algonquin Commons shopping center along the Randall Road corridor. There are several new businesses coming to the outdoor mall — which already has more than 70 businesses — while an old favorite is closing.

     
  • Limiting student debt a priority at Waubonsee Jan 16, 2013 1:48 PM
    The Institute for College Access and Success' Project on Student Debt reports that in 2011 four-year college graduates averaged more than $26,000 in student debt. Educational and financial experts are deeply concerned about the amount of debt students are incurring to complete bachelor's degrees.

     
  • Elgin CC to host ISCC Tip-Off Classic Jan 11, 2013 5:55 PM
    The Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference men’s and women’s basketball season will kick off this weekend when the conference’s eight schools converge on the Elgin Community College Events Center for the league’s second annual Tip-Off Classic.

     
  • Counselors and advisors help students learn the ropes Dec 13, 2012 10:55 AM
    Have you ever traveled to a foreign country where you don't speak the language? The entire experience can be disorienting. For some students, going to college is equally foreign. When traveling, it's always prudent to consult a map to make sure you reach your destination. It's no different in college. Taking advantage of the counseling and advising services available at Waubonsee and other colleges is a smart decision.

     
  • Textbook prices affect college affordability, accessibility Nov 14, 2012 2:14 PM
    Across the country this fall, many colleges and universities reported a decline in student enrollment. For years now, declining state and federal support has been a major factor in causing the average college tuition to grow at a much higher rate than overall inflation. However, textbook prices, which have also been on an upward track, are another key part of college affordability.

     
  • McHenry County College leads in enrollment increase Nov 9, 2012 11:53 AM
    McHenry County College had the highest rate of growth in head count and full-time equivalent enrollment in the last five years among all community colleges in Illinois, officials said. The fall student head count is up 33.9 percent — from 5,374 students in fall 2008 to 7,914 students now. MCC leads the pack of community colleges that posted five-year gains. In the Chicago suburbs,

     
  • Grant programs make a difference to students Oct 23, 2012 11:09 AM
    The pursuit of grants provides colleges with a way to increase their impact on the local economy through immediate and long-term benefits as even more community members are given an opportunity to realize their full potential. Just last month, Waubonsee hosted U.S. Senator Dick Durbin at our downtown Aurora Campus to announce a new $2.8 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to serve displaced community residents.

     
  • First-year experience critical to college success Oct 3, 2012 2:18 PM
    Research shows that a college student's first year largely determines whether or not that student earns a degree. Last year, Waubonsee Community College participated in the Foundations of Excellence program to look at how we can improve our first-year student outcomes.

     
  • Innovative Harper College manufacturing program spreading statewide Sep 20, 2012 3:57 PM
    The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $12.9 million in federal funding to expand Harper College's new Advanced Manufacturing program to schools statewide, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced today. The program will expand to 20 more community colleges, including suburban campuses.

     
  • League of Women Voters wants to register voters Sep 17, 2012 11:56 AM
    Kane County League of Women Voters has scheduled several dates to register voters for the November election.

     
  • Waubonsee’s Aurora enrollment exceeds expectations Aug 30, 2012 1:11 PM
    Enrollment exceeded expectations for the first year at Waubonsee Community College's downtown Aurora campus, which opened in June 2011 at 18 S. River St. About 9,500 students enrolled in classes at the campus last year, which topped expectations of about 6,000 students, or 3,000 a semester, spokesman Jeff Noblitt said. Enrollment this fall also is up 10 percent compared with last year's fall enrollment, he said, calling the new facility "an unquestioned success."

     
  • High marks for ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ fair in Sugar Grove Aug 3, 2012 5:21 PM
    Several local chambers of commerce host a "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove. Seventy employers participated in the event that showcases jobs for veterans, active military personnel and their spouses.

     
  • Waubonsee remains committed to diversity and inclusion Jul 25, 2012 2:31 PM
    People from a variety of cultural backgrounds represent our friends and neighbors, our colleagues and classmates. Waubonsee Community College is proud to have received the Illinois Community College Trustees Association's 2012 Equity Award for our efforts in promoting collegewide equity and diversity.

     
  • MCC considers switch in how administrators are paid Jun 25, 2012 7:11 PM
    Community colleges in the Northwest suburbs have different policies regarding raises for administrators, ranging from across-the-board percentage increases at College of Lake County to merit-based raises at Waubonsee Community College, to a hybrid system at College of DuPage. McHenry County College is considering a switch to merit-based raises.

     
  • Community colleges gear up to preserve American dream Jun 12, 2012 3:02 PM
    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 3:05 PM
    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 10:24 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.

     
  • Waubonsee art students earn honors, display work Apr 16, 2012 6:00 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 11:54 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 installs wind turbine for energy-tech studies Apr 6, 2012 4:33 PM
    Waubonsee Community College has installed a turbine for students to study and practice installation, maintenance and repairs.

     
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