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KC manufacturing students tour Driv-LokKC manufacturing students tour Driv-Lok

October 29th, 2014—Kishwaukee College took several students on a tour of Driv-Lok in Sycamore on October 21. The students are enrolled in the Automated Engineering Technology (AET) program or in the I-CAPS program. The AET program prepares students for careers in manufacturing as CNC operators or machinists. I-CAPS is the Illinois Career Advancement Pathways System which prepares students simultaneously for the GED/high school equivalency exam and the Certified Production Technology certificate to become a skilled manufacturing professional. While at Driv-Lok, the students were able to observe the machines, products, and processes of the local manufacturer. Staff members accompanying the students on the tour were Michelle Allen, Career Center Coordinator, Suzanne Meerman, Adult Education Instructor, and Kristine Adzovic, Director of Adult Transitions. Pictured are the students and staff at Driv-Lok.

Kishwaukee College hosts Best Practices SymposiumKishwaukee College hosts Best Practices Symposium

October 28th, 2014—Kishwaukee College was host to over 100 education professionals for the 5th Annual Best Practices Learning Symposium for Developmental Educators on Tuesday, October 21. Participants chose from over 15 sessions that explored the topic of Assessing Developmental Placement and Assessment in Community Colleges. The keynote speaker was Dr. Thomas Bailey who is the Director of the new National Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness and the Director of the Community College Research Center at Teachers College at Columbia University, as well as director of the National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR). Dr. Bailey's keynote was titled "Aligning Innovations in Developmental Education with the Completion Agenda." Pictured at the Symposium are, L to R, Dr. Tom Choice, President of Kishwaukee College; Dr. Bailey; and Dr. M. Joanne Kantner, Dean of Adult Education and Transition Programs at Kishwaukee College.

KC annual College Night on November 5

October 27th, 2014—Kishwaukee College is hosting its annual College Night on Wednesday, November 5, from 6:30 — 8:00 p.m. in the College gymnasium with a special presentation at 6:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. in Jenkins Auditorium on financing a college education. There is also a presentation on the Engineering-Mathematics-Science Academy at 6:00 p.m. and a Career Technologies and Health and Education Information Session at 6:30p.m. in Jenkins Auditorium.  Full Article


KC offers Ups & Downs of Dining á la Downton

October 27th, 2014—The Continuing Education Department at Kishwaukee College is offering a unique opportunity to area residents: to learn what dining in Edwardian England was really like, for the upstairs family and the downstairs staff. On November 5 at 6:30p.m. at the Freight Room at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave in Sycamore, join Ellie Presents for The Ups and Downs of Dining á la Downton.  Full Article


KC's de Seife starts ArtSmarts program at CRMSKC's de Seife starts ArtSmarts program at CRMS

October 21st, 2014—Cynthia de Seife, an adjunct education instructor at Kishwaukee College, has created a unique after school arts program at Clinton-Rosette Middle School (CRMS) in DeKalb: ArtSmarts. The emphasis of the program is art, but the long-term effects are much more academic. "Arts education has been shown to improve overall academic performance," de Seife explained.  Full Article


DeKalb Illinois workNet Center celebrates new location

October 20th, 2014—The Illinois workNet Center has settled into its new location at 650B North Peace Road in DeKalb and will be celebrating with an Open House on Thursday, October 30 from 4 — 6:00p.m. The Open House is free and open to the public.  Full Article


KC hosts The Big Read: Family Reading Night on October 21

October 15th, 2014—As part of the national Big Read, Kishwaukee College is hosting Family Reading Night on October 21, beginning at 7:00p.m. in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center Dining Room. Participants should park in Lot A (south side of building) and enter through Doors #16 or 17. The event is free and open to the public.  Full Article


Stonesifer joins KC as Financial Aid DirectorStonesifer joins KC as Financial Aid Director

October 14th, 2014—Kishwaukee College welcomed Cynthia Stonesifer as the Director of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs. She assumed the position on August 25.  Full Article


KC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts new membersKC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts new members

October 8th, 2014—this fall at Kishwaukee College. The new members were inducted during a candle-lighting ceremony held in the College's Jenkins Auditorium on October 8. 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 advisers are SyLinda Menafee and Laura Chiavini.  Full Article


KC awarded Military Friendly Schools® title

October 8th, 2014—Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Kishwaukee College to the Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2015 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.  Full Article


Kishwaukee College welcomes new Athletic DirectorKishwaukee College welcomes new Athletic Director

October 8th, 2014—Craig Jackson (Willamette University '97) has been named the new Athletic Director at Kishwaukee College. Jackson comes to Kishwaukee after serving as the Director of Athletics and Head Women's Basketball Coach at Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina. Through his 24-year career, he has served in a variety of positions at all levels of collegiate athletics, primarily as a coach for women's basketball.  Full Article


KC hosts Mental Health Fair on October 15

October 7th, 2014—Kishwaukee College is hosting a Mental Health Fair on Wednesday, October 15 from 9:30a.m. — 12:30p.m. in the Atrium located outside the College Library and Art Gallery. The Mental Health Fair is free and open to the public. Visitors to the Mental Health Fair should use Doors #12 or #58.  Full Article


Kishwaukee College's <em>Kamelian</em> earns CCHA awardKishwaukee College's Kamelian earns CCHA award

October 7th, 2014—Kishwaukee College's literary/arts magazine, The Kamelian, was named the Third Place Winner in the Central Division of the Community College Humanities Association's 2014 Literary Magazine Competition. Amy Smith, English instructor and faculty editor of The Kamelian, said, "For many years, the Kishwaukee College Kamelian has been a vehicle for showcasing the artistic and literary talents of our students. As the Kamelian Editor, I am especially proud of our 2014 artists and writers, and honored to be recognized by the CCHA."  Full Article


Art Gallery hosts Marcellous Lovelace showArt Gallery hosts Marcellous Lovelace show

October 1st, 2014—The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery will feature the works of Marcellous Lovelace in an exhibition titled Exposed Emotions: Broken Urban Narratives. The show will run through October 30. The Gallery hours for Fall 2014 are Monday through Thursday 10:00a.m. — 6:00p.m. The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is free and open to the public.  Full Article


Library hosts Librofest

September 29th, 2014—The Kishwaukee College Library will be hosting Librofest, an author-book fair, on Thursday, October 9, from 10:00a.m. — 4:00p.m. Librofest is free and open to the public.  Full Article


KC hosts Immigration Information Night

September 24th, 2014—Kishwaukee College is hosting a Immigration Information Night presentation on Wednesday, October 1 at 6:00p.m. in Jenkins Auditorium in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center. The doors will open at 5:30p.m. There will be limited childcare available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event is free and open to the public.  Full Article


KC I-CAPS program serves as instructional modelKC I-CAPS program serves as instructional model

September 23rd, 2014—The I-CAPS Program at Kishwaukee College is serving as a model of instructional efficiency for the national Accelerating Opportunity Programs in the state of Illinois. On September 16, Bevan Gibson, Director of the Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Professional Development Center, Sarah Goldammer, SIU-E Professional Development Center, and Dr. Aime\\\'e LaFollette Julian, Interim Director of the Illinois State University Center for Specialized Professional Support, were at the College with a professional film crew to create instructional videos with the Kishwaukee College I-CAPS faculty and staff.  Full Article


KC recognizes National Adult Education and Family Literacy week

September 22nd, 2014—The Adult Education and Transition Programs (AETP) division at Kishwaukee College is raising awareness of the continued need for adult education in the local communities by recognizing National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, September 22 — 29.  Full Article


KC hosts free evening of Hispanic dance

September 18th, 2014—Kishwaukee College is hosting a free evening of Hispanic dance performances by three local dance troupes. The Celebration of Dance will be held on Tuesday September 23 from 6:30 — 8:00p.m. in A1273 in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public and will include light refreshments.  Full Article


KC President's LuncheonKC President's Luncheon

September 18th, 2014—Kishwaukee College President Dr. Tom Choice held a special welcome luncheon on campus on Tuesday, September 9, for returning students who are enrolled in the College's Honors Program and new students who received the College's Academic Achievement Awards. The students enjoyed lunch with Dr. Choice; Sedgwick Harris, Vice President of Student Services; Dr. Mark Lanting, Vice President of Instruction; Rob Galick, Vice President of Finance and Administration; and Nancy Partch, Dean of Student Services. Speakers at the luncheon were Dr. Choice; Dr. Anthony Thomas, Honors Program Advisor; Jenna Jane, Honors Program graduate; and Laura Chiavini, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society advisor. Pictured are the Honors Program students who attended the luncheon with Dr. Choice (standing back row, sixth from the right) and Dr. Anthony Thomas (standing back row, eighth from right).

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

September 10th, 2014—Six first-year nursing students at Kishwaukee College were the recipients of prestigious Littmann Stethoscopes from the Community Support Group at 3M. Jon Pruitt and Donna Engh, co-chairs of the 3M Community Support Group, were on campus on September 4 to award the stethoscopes to the students.  Full Article


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