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  • Elgin High’s Perryman named to national science panel Sep 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    Elgin High School environmental science teacher Deb Perryman is among 15 educators named to Earth Echo’s Learning Education and Advisory Panel. Earth Echo, launched by Philippe Cousteau Jr., is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to using adventure to enhance environmental education and empower young people to help restore the planet.

     
  • ECC’s International Film Series features Japanese ghost story Sep 18, 2014 6:01 AM
    Experience some of the best in foreign cinema this fall during the Elgin Community College Humanities Center’s International Film Series. Held the first and second Friday of each month, the series is part of the center’s effort to foster cross-cultural understanding through cinema.

     
  • Bartlett hires ECC’s Spartan Consulting Group for marketing assignment Sep 11, 2014 6:44 PM
    Bartlett has hired Spartan Consulting to develop marketing strategies for the downtown. It will mark the first time the team of Elgin Community College students has worked with a town outside of Elgin. "We're looking forward to having a fresh set of eyes and minds thinking about these issues that may take a new perspective than we usually do," Economic Development Coordinator Tony Fradin said.

     
  • ECC kicks off Latino heritage celebration Friday Sep 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    Elgin Community College will kick off a monthlong celebration of Latino heritage with a breakfast Friday featuring motivational speaker and two-time cancer survivor Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz. She is a philanthropist, entrepreneur and author of “The Little Book of Business Secrets that work!,” “The Fig Factor” and “The Fig Factor Journal,” and has been a frequent guest on television and radio news shows and featured in the Daily Herald, Crain’s Chicago Business and LatinaStyle magazine.

     
  • Hanover Park to pay for ‘emergency’ roof project at Education and Work Center Sep 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Hanover Park is scrambling to replace a leaky roof over the new Education and Work Center before students begin taking daytime classes at the facility run by two community colleges. Officials held a grand opening, and then heavy rains poured through the roof Aug. 21. "The big thing is we want it done as soon as possible," Mayor Rodney Craig said.

     
  • ‘Shrek the Musical’ comes to ECC Sep 1, 2014 1:01 AM
    Everyone’s favorite upside-down fairy tale comes to Elgin in September when the Fox Valley Theatre Company presents “Shrek the Musical,” a song-and dance-filled stage adaptation of the award-winning animated film. Performances will be at the Blizzard Theatre at Elgin Community College.

     
  • Elgin Community College’s unique crime-fighting role Aug 24, 2014 7:00 AM
    A sophisticated digital forensics lab resides at Elgin Community College. With state and FBI crime labs notoriously backlogged, the community college campus provides a new home for police to work on solving crime. “Very few things can be done nowadays without leaving a digital fingerprint,” said Detective Keith Smith, a 30-year veteran of the Kane County Sheriff’s Department, who helped set up the digital forensics lab and helps train officers how to use the equipment.

     
  • U-46 parent summit offers tools to better engage in child’s education Aug 21, 2014 8:01 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 will host a Parent Summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Larkin High School to educate parents of elementary school students about how to engage and participate in their child’s education.

     
  • Harper, ECC hold tours of joint Education and Work Center Aug 21, 2014 4:37 PM
    The long-awaited Education and Work Center officially opened in Hanover Park Thursday. State lawmakers and village officials turned out for a ceremony and tours of the renovated space housing the center in a shopping center on Barrington Road. Both Harper College and Elgin Community College will operate the facility for at least the next three years.

     
  • School supplies drives ease back-to-school costs for needy families Aug 20, 2014 2:07 PM
    School supply drives at College of Lake County and Elgin Community College are among the many events and efforts across the suburbs aimed at easing some of the rising back-to-school costs for low-income families.

     
  • ECC photo exhibit examines the personal costs of war Aug 18, 2014 6:04 AM
    As a gay man, Vincent Cianni said the movement toward equal rights for gays in the military was near and dear to his heart. Cianni, a New York-based documentary photographer, wanted to capture the struggles of gay members of the military to fit in. His portraits and interviews of gay, current and former, military personnel are featured in a book and a new exhibit that opened Friday at Elgin Community College.

     
  • Harper, Roosevelt strike deal to cultivate pharmacy students Aug 18, 2014 4:22 PM
    An agreement signed Monday between Roosevelt University and Harper College creates a program grooming new Harper students for a spot in Roosevelt’s College of Pharmacy within two years. Elgin Community College recently reached a similar agreement with Roosevelt and Oakton Community College will soon do the same.

     
  • ECC board approves support staff contract Aug 14, 2014 1:52 PM
    The Elgin Community College Board this week approved a three-year contract for support services granting employees a more than 3 percent salary increase each year. Under the terms of the agreement, support staff members will receive a 3.65 percent increase in 2014, a 3.75 percent increase in 2015, and a 4 percent increase in 2016. Members in the lowest salary grades will receive an additional increase bringing them up to a minimum wage of $10.50 per hour. The salary increases will cost the college $2.92 million over the three-year period.

     
  • Harper, ECC to host grand opening of Hanover Park Education and Work Center Aug 14, 2014 3:58 PM
    Harper College and Elgin Community College will host a grand opening and open house for the Education and Work Center in Hanover Park on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 2-7 p.m.

     
  • New restaurants, Arts in Bartlett breathing life into Town Center Aug 13, 2014 5:36 AM
    A nonprofit group behind art classes and a summer festival in Bartlett will move its headquarters to a bigger space downtown. Coupled with new restaurants, the arrival of Arts in Bartlett is ushering in a turnaround for Town Center, a retail and condo development that has struggled to fill vacancies, village officials say.

     
  • ECC Arts Center announces acts for 2014-2015 season Aug 13, 2014 5:08 PM
    The Elgin Community College Arts Center’s 2014-2015 season includes an exhilarating mix of blues, rock, folk, dance, comedy, and theatre.

     
  • Pianists sought for American Grands concert Aug 12, 2014 2:33 PM
    Starting Friday, Aug. 15, pianists of all levels may apply to perform in the Elgin Community College Arts Center’s American Grands XX. The 20th anniversary of this concert event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, at ECC.

     
  • Photographer captures ‘Faces of War’ in ECC exhibit Aug 12, 2014 3:17 PM
    An exhibition featuring the work of award-winning documentary photographers will be on display from Aug. 15 through Sept. 25 in Elgin Community College’s Safety-Kleen Gallery One.

     
  • Some camp out all night for school supplies at ECC Aug 10, 2014 6:39 AM
    Some people camped outside overnight to get backpacks filled with school supplies that were handed out Saturday at Elgin Community College. “These families wait as long as it takes because they are in need,” ECC Student Life Coordinator Katie Storey said.

     
  • ECC to give backpacks full of help to needy students Saturday Aug 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    Elgin Community College and its partners will give away thousands of backpacks with school supplies and food to students in need Saturday during the college’s fifth annual Project Backpack. "There is still a great need (within) the school districts in our area, between homeless students and the students in need," Katie Storey of ECC said.

     
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