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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Waubonsee celebrates Earth Day with activities Apr 18, 2013 11:05 AM
    Waubonsee Community College is celebrating Earth Week April 22-26 with a variety of free activities at its Sugar Grove campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.

     
  • Progress continues on getting stoplight where Waubonsee students died in 2010 Apr 18, 2013 7:00 AM
    Waubonsee Community College continued progress Wednesday on getting a traffic light installed where two students were killed in a crash three years ago this week.

     
  • Generations come together in Marmion’s ‘Joseph Apr 17, 2013 2:18 PM
    The past, present and future come together in Marmion Academy's spring musical, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." The cast includes Marmion alumni as well as future and current students.

     
  • Districts U-46, 300 deny virtual charter school proposal Apr 9, 2013 11:04 AM
    The school boards in Elgin Area School District U-46 and Community Unit District 300 unanimously denied a charter proposal during their meetings Monday night that would have allowed a virtual charter school to open in the coming school year. The Virtual Charter School at Fox River Valley was proposed by Virtual Learning Solutions, a nonprofit group formed specifically to open a school for students across 18 school districts in the region, allowing them to learn from their home computers.

     
  • Studying abroad benefits college student Apr 5, 2013 6:33 AM
    Exploring the world beyond our borders creates unparalleled learning opportunities. Travel exposes you to different cultures, languages and perspectives. Dedicating a summer, a semester or a month to studying abroad deepens the benefit, forging lifelong skills.

     
  • Congressman brings Fab Lab pitch to Waubonsee, local manufacturers Mar 28, 2013 5:50 PM
    Rep. Bill Foster hosted a roundtable discussion Thursday about his Fab Lab bill. The 11th District congressman introduced a bill last week to establish a National Fab Lab network across the country to catalyze the manufacturing sector. He spoke at Waubonsee Community College's downtown Aurora location.

     
  • Some fear new, high-tech GED a problem for low-income test takers Mar 4, 2013 5:15 AM
    Suburban education officials are worried looming federal changes to GED testing will leave those less fortunate with one less path to joining the workforce. The test will become computerized in 2014, and the price to take the exam will more than double. Plus, you need a credit card and an email address. "It’s going to be people with the least resources who are going to be left out," Josh Boies of Kane County says.

     
  • Robber gets 14 years for Naperville pizzeria holdup Feb 28, 2013 3:26 PM
    A man who once served pizza will now serve time for robbing his former employer. Cory Paytes, 23, of Montgomery, was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison for the Jan. 16, 2012, robbery of a Papa John’s pizzeria in Naperville.

     
  • Harper approves $2 per credit hour tuition increase Feb 28, 2013 1:00 AM
    Consistent with a regional trend among community colleges, Harper College will ask its students to dig a little deeper into their pockets for the cost of a high education. The board of trustees last week unanimously approved increasing tuition by $2 per credit hour beginning in the summer 2013 term. For a full-time student taking 30 credit hours annually, that’s an additional $60 for a total of $3,735.

     
  • Meet Justin Salazar, Waubonsee’s Featured Student for February Feb 26, 2013 3:32 PM
    Waubonsee Community College sophomore Justin Salazar of Elburn is the consummate student-athlete, accomplishing extraordinary things both on and off the soccer field. In honor of these accomplishments, Waubonsee has named Salazar the college’s Featured Student for February.

     
  • Certificates lead to great careers Feb 18, 2013 3:35 PM
    For the past decade, labor experts have outlined the need for education beyond high school to compete in nearly every industry. With 36 million workers in our country having attended college without completing a degree, certificates are another way to earn a marketable credential.

     
  • WCC’s president finalist for national honor Feb 11, 2013 2:20 PM
    Waubonsee Community College is among a select group of finalists in a prestigious new program designed to recognize innovation and promising practices among two-year colleges nationwide. The American Association of Community Colleges established the Awards of Excellence this year and will award them annually.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Legislators to give insights on new session in Springfield at breakfast Jan 24, 2013 4:29 PM
    The Metro West Council of Government will host its annual Legislative Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Eagle Brook Country Club, 2288 Fargo Blvd., Geneva. It is a nonprofit organization that represents municipalities in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties.

     
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