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  • Casino gives OCC $150,000 for scholarships Oct 20, 2013 4:42 PM
    Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is donating $150,000 to Oakton Community College to provide 1-year scholarships for Des Plaines residents. “Rivers Casino ... has been a remarkable partner and a good neighbor, providing strong support for the college,” said OCC President Margaret Lee.

     
  • Oakton discusses math-music connection Oct 18, 2013 9:26 AM
    Learn how math and music are connected at a free lecture at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, Room 1604. David Kung, professor of mathematics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, speaks on “Harmonious Equations: A Mathematical Exploration of Music” as part of Oakton’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Speaker Series.

     
  • Step forward/step back activity illustrates marginalization Oct 15, 2013 5:27 AM
    In one U-46 diversity training exercise, participants were asked to line up and answer a series of questions, such as whether they had ever been denied a bank loan or had been stopped by police, or if someone clutches a purse tighter upon seeing them on the sidewalk. Based on their individual responses, each employee either moved a step back or a step forward.

     
  • Suburban schools aim to increase staff diversity to mirror students Oct 15, 2013 5:11 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 has a 45.7 percentage point gap between the portion of minority students and that of minority teachers. It's a similar story in Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Naperville Unit District 203, East Aurora Unit District 131, and others. “Moving forward, we must make a concerted effort to reach out to underrepresented group members," a Round Lake Area Unit District 116 official said.

     
  • Oakton workshop focuses on adolescents suffering from depression Oct 13, 2013 2:40 PM
    Recent surveys indicate that as many as one in five teens suffers from clinical depression, which can lead to substance abuse and suicidal thoughts or actions. Oakton Community College’s Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Ave., will host a workshop about teen depression 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

     
  • Elgin financial planner reaches new heights for kids Oct 7, 2013 7:27 AM
    Kukec's People features Elgin financial planner Jack Teboda and his first climb up Mt. Rainer to help raise about $35,000 for a Guatemalan children's charity.

     
  • Rare catch a good sign for Des Plaines River Oct 2, 2013 1:57 PM
    When a student an Oakton Community College student gathered a strange, nearly translucent creature from the Des Plaines River, even his professor wasn’t sure what it was. After doing a little research, they realized it was a Mississippi grass shrimp, a rare find for the Chicago area and the first in Cook County. Its very presence could spell good news for the Des Plaines River.

     
  • Voter registration events Tuesday at Oakton, Harper Sep 23, 2013 3:41 PM
    The Cook County Clerk’s office is conducting voter registration drives at local colleges on Tuesday as part of National Voter Registration Day. Harper College and Oakton Community College are among the schools participating.

     
  • Oakton lecture tackles impact of estrogen Sep 15, 2013 4:17 PM
    Discover how gender and sex steroid hormones affect a woman’s career path during a free lecture at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600, E. Golf Road.

     
  • Take a tour of Oakton’s Early Childhood Education Center Sep 13, 2013 11:32 AM
    Choosing the right day care setting for your child isn’t easy — but Oakton’s Early Childhood Education Center may have a solution.

     
  • OCC's Koehnline Museum focuses on local artists to teach us about ourselves Sep 13, 2013 12:25 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.

     
  • Guitarist Billy McLaughlin to perform at Oakton Sep 10, 2013 1:58 PM
    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 10, 2013 1:42 PM
    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 6:07 PM
    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 5:25 PM
    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 hosts nanotechnology open house Aug 6, 2013 10:07 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.

     
  • Oakton’s Koehnline Museum features Chicago artists Jul 30, 2013 9:04 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.

     
  • Naperville inventor sees device sold worldwide Jul 29, 2013 7:58 AM
    Mike Marks of Naperville was watching a Chicago Bears game when his wife asked him to hang a picture on the wall. Like most sports fans, he was torn between watching his favorite team versus doing a household task. The task won. It took him about 40 minutes to hang the picture, but it was crooked, and he left it that way when he went to bed that night. “I got up at 2 a.m. and had the idea on how I can do it better,” he said.

     
  • Entries for Women’s Art Exhibition at Oakton due Aug. 8 Aug 1, 2013 11:39 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.

     
  • Oakton welcomes new coordinator for access, equity Jul 22, 2013 12:03 PM
    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.

     
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