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  • Waubonsee readies GED students for new exam Nov 20, 2013 3:31 PM
    January 2014 will mark the implementation of a new edition of the General Educational Development exam designed to ensure that this first step toward a higher education is truly a step up. When it debuts, the 2014 GED test will have a new structure and delivery method, along with new content.

     
  • Hampshire Twp. Park District hires new director Nov 8, 2013 4:22 PM
    The Hampshire Township Park District didn’t have to look too far for its new executive director. Laura Schraw, 33, lives within walking distance of the park district’s offices, but she also knows how to write and secure grants, a skill an official said is necessary in the district and its three parks.

     
  • Skies, open road lure Naperville banker Oct 22, 2013 7:43 AM
    Kukec's People features Lou Petritz, the not-so-typical banker who is now the new president of First Community Financial Bank Naperville. He is a licensed pilot and owns two motorcycles. “I like machines that move the body and the spirit,” the Naperville resident said. “There's something so refreshing and exhilarating and yet very practical about taking these methods of transportation.”

     
  • Complete College America works to eliminate barriers Oct 28, 2013 2:42 PM
    In recent years, it has been difficult to miss the emphasis placed on the importance of college degree or certificate completion. Many statistics and studies have been quoted outlining the benefits to individual students, society and the economy.

     
  • Kaneland's win sets up NI Big XII showdown Oct 12, 2013 12:53 AM
    If there's one thing you can count on Kaneland coach Tom Fedderly to say, it's that the Knights take things one game at a time. If ever there was a chance to test that, it was Friday.

     
  • Photojournalism inspires Batavia artist Sep 12, 2013 11:46 AM
    It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's true, Daily Herald photojournalist Laura Stoecker should feel honored by the work of Janine Webbles. The Batavia resident enjoys Stoecker's nature photography so much, she's created some paintings inspired by Stoecker's photos, including one she named "Laura's Barn."

     
  • Embracing engagment at Waubonsee Community College Aug 28, 2013 1:43 PM
    Education has embraced the three “Rs” since at least the late 1700s. While Waubonsee Community College remains committed to teaching students to excel in reading, writing and arithmetic (along with other vital academic skills), this year we’re focusing on the three “Cs”: connect, collaborate and cultivate.

     
  • Missing Arlington Heights man last seen near Yorkville Aug 23, 2013 4:50 PM
    An 84-year-old Arlington Heights man is missing after leaving home to go to a Palatine restaurant on Thursday evening. His car was spotted after midnight in Yorkville.

     
  • Waubonsee considers $104 million budget Jul 29, 2013 4:42 PM
    Waubonsee Community College is considering a $104 million budget for its 2014 fiscal year.

     
  • Student, community safety a priority for Waubonsee Jul 24, 2013 12:44 PM
    Safety is among the many priorities addressed by Waubonsee Community College. There are some exciting new projects the college is working on to further enhance the health and safety of our students and college community.

     
  • Talent contest finalists push themselves Jul 22, 2013 7:21 AM
    It's getting serious now. The top 16 finalists of the Suburban Chicago's Got Talent competition performed Sunday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. Music was the talent most on display Sunday, but it took a variety of forms.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Retirement allows seniors to pursue passions Apr 22, 2013 1:23 PM
    What do you do when you retire and suddenly find the days stretching out in front of you with no meetings to attend or deadlines to meet? Retirees across the suburbs confront this reality every day. Many choose to stay active by pursuing a longtime passion, exploring a new career or choosing to serve others.

     
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