Listed below are the articles from the past 60 days. For a complete listing of press releases organized by school year, visit the press release archive.

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Campus will reopen at 12:30 today.

March 3rd, 2015—Kishwaukee College will reopen today at 12:30.  Full Article

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts new membersPhi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts new members

February 20th, 2015—this spring at Kishwaukee College. The new members were inducted during a candle-lighting ceremony held in the College's Jenkins Auditorium on February 18. The ceremony was presided over by the current officers of the Alpha Rho Eta chapter: Willis Pope, President; Yasmine Brooks, Vice President; Julia Koca, Recording Officer; Argyle O'Leary, Public Relations Officer; and Norma Gregorio-Perez, Hallmark Officer. The Kishwaukee College chapter faculty advisor is Laura Chiavini.  Full Article

KC Gallery hosts Faculty Art ShowKC Gallery hosts Faculty Art Show

February 20th, 2015—The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of works by the Art Faculty through March 6. There will be an Artists' Reception on Tuesday, February 26 from noon — 2:00p.m. The Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery and the Closing Reception are free and open to the public.  Full Article

KC offers second-half semester courses for spring

February 20th, 2015—Kishwaukee College has several courses that begin on Monday, March 16 for the second half of the spring semester. The eight-week courses are credit-bearing and offer a unique opportunity for area residents to explore a program, complete required courses or prerequisites, or simply get an early start to a program or on their educational plans for the summer or fall terms. Whatever the reason, registration is now in progress for the "late start" courses at Kishwaukee College.  Full Article

3M awards stethoscopes to KC nursing students3M awards stethoscopes to KC nursing students

February 12th, 2015—Five first-year nursing students at Kishwaukee College were the recipients of prestigious Littmann Stethoscopes from the Community Support Group at 3M. Jon Pruitt, Donna Engh and Jay McGee from the 3M Community Support Group were on campus on February 3 to award the stethoscopes to the students.  Full Article

KC offers GED cost saving program in February

February 12th, 2015—The Adult Education and Transition Program (AETP) division at Kishwaukee College is participating in a special test discount program during the month of February. Through February 28, adults can take advantage of two new special offers from GED Testing Service to help them study for and pass their GED test.  Full Article

KC hosts WYSE Academic Challenge

February 6th, 2015—Kishwaukee College hosted the Worldwide Youth in Sciences and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge on Tuesday, February 3. Eight area high schools sent teams of students to compete in academic testing in seven categories: biology, chemistry, computer science, English, engineering graphics, mathematics, and physics.  Full Article

KC's Simshauser: driving towards success at SIU-CKC's Simshauser: driving towards success at SIU-C

February 6th, 2015—When Jerry Simshauser was at Rochelle Township High School, like many teens, he was interested in computers — how they work, software, hard drives, and gaming. When he entered Kishwaukee College after graduating in 2011 from RTHS, he was still interested in computers but he wasn't in the Computer Information Sciences Program. He entered the Automotive Technology Program instead. "I chose automotive over computer science because there was greater amount of hands-on work," he said. "And I had a deep interest in modern automotive electronics, including OBD2 systems, multiple computer modules, and scan tool communication." Today, Jerry is preparing to graduate from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale (SIU-C) with a B.S. in Automotive Technology.  Full Article

KC holds Visit Day for prospective students and families February 16

January 30th, 2015—Kishwaukee College will be holding a Visit Day on Monday, February 16 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center. Bryce Law, Coordinator of Student Outreach and Orientation at Kishwaukee College, said, "The best way to decide on which college to attend is to visit campus. Come check it out, walk through our facilities, talk with our students, and attend a session or two. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by all that Kishwaukee College has to offer!"  Full Article

KC to offer Scholarship workshop

January 30th, 2015—The Financial Aid/Veterans' Affairs Office at Kishwaukee College will be offering a free workshop titled Money Talks: Scholarships on Thursday, February 12, from noon — 1:30pm and again from 6:30 — 8:00pm. Both workshop sessions will meet in in Room A1225 in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center. The Money Talks workshop will cover how to search for scholarships, application tips, and how to write an effective scholarship essay. The Money Talks: Scholarships workshop is free and open to the public.  Full Article

KC Foundation hosting Yvonne Johnson reception February 5KC Foundation hosting Yvonne Johnson reception February 5

January 30th, 2015—The Kishwaukee College Foundation is hosting a reception honoring Yvonne A. Johnson, local educator and philanthropist, on February 5 from 3:30 — 5:30pm in the Kishwaukee College Art Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public. Attendees should park in Lot B (north) and use Door #58.  Full Article

KC Foundation announces scholarship recipients

January 23rd, 2015—The Kishwaukee College Foundation announces the student scholarship recipients for Spring 2015. The Kishwaukee College Foundation annually offers over $250,000 in scholarship funds to eligible Kishwaukee College students. Scholarship Funds have been established by generous members of the community, local business and industry, and area agencies and associations to recognize, reward, and assist students who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, and overall accomplishment.  Full Article

State Farm donates vehicles to KC Collision Repair Tech programState Farm donates vehicles to KC Collision Repair Tech program

January 15th, 2015—Kishwaukee College's Collision Repair Technology Program (CRT) received two vehicles from State Farm Insurance for students in the program to gain experience. Greg Brink, CRT faculty, visited the State Farm facility and received the two damaged vehicles as well as an auto-lift and an assortment of car parts that can be used by students to gain experience on specific repairs. State Farm donated a 2008 Toyota Corolla and a 2000 Chevy 1500 series truck. Brink stated, "We are grateful to State Farm for this donation. We will use them in our structural repair course and, once they are repaired, will use them in other courses, including in the Automotive program." Molly Schaap, State Farm Insurance, is a member of the Kishwaukee College CRT Advisory Board and assisted in arranging the donation. Also assisting secure the donations were Dave Logan, Insurance Adjuster, and John Cooling, Accelerated Design Team member with State Farm. Pictured are several CRT students and Greg Brink (second from right in the back row) with the damaged Toyota. The CRT program accepts donations of vehicles that have sustained body damage in accidents, are no longer drivable and are model year 2000 or newer. For more information on the Collision Repair Technology program at Kishwaukee College or on donating a damaged vehicle, contact Greg Brink at 815-825-2086, ext. 3280 or at

KC hosting FAFSA Completion Nights for area students

January 13th, 2015—The Kishwaukee Financial Aid Office will be hosting free workshops to assist local students with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on January 22 and February 25 from, 6 — 8:00 pm in room A1221 in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center. If there is inclement weather on January 22, the FAFSA Completion Night \\\'snow date\\\' will be February 3. Participating students and their parents should plan on spending approximately 30 minutes to complete the FAFSA.  Full Article

January 8

January 8th, 2015—Kishwaukee College will close today, January 8, at 3:30 pm due to extreme winter weather.

KC Gallery hosts Student Art Show through January 22KC Gallery hosts Student Art Show through January 22

January 7th, 2015—The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of student works through January 22. The Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is free and open to the public.  Full Article

January 7

January 7th, 2015—Kishwaukee College will close today, January 7, at 3:30 pm due to extreme winter weather.

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