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 Closed on Monday February 2.

February 1st, 2015—Due to the extreme winter weather conditions, campus will be closed on Monday Feb 2.

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.

KC welcomes new Advisory Committee membersKC welcomes new Advisory Committee members

December 22nd, 2014—The programs at Kishwaukee College that are designed to prepare students to directly enter the workforce after completion of a degree or certificate are guided by Advisory Committees. Advisory Committees are composed of local and regional professionals in a program\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s field and Kishwaukee College instructors. The newest volunteers to serve on these important committees assumed their roles during the Fall semester.  Full Article

KC Nursing holds Honor Society inductionKC Nursing holds Honor Society induction

December 19th, 2014—The Kishwaukee College Nursing Program held an induction ceremony for the Alpha Delta Nu (ADN) Nursing Honor Society on Thursday, December 18, on campus. Fourteen second-year nursing students were inducted as new members of ADN.  Full Article

Top Coat!Top Coat!

December 18th, 2014—Kishwaukee College students in the Collision Repair Technology (CRT) Program displayed their expertise in painting and refinishing on December 11, in a friendly competition to determine whose work was the "top coat." Students in the CRT 114 Introduction to Coating and Painting class displayed finished automotive projects for evaluation by Kishwaukee College staff. The students' entries were judged on the quality of the coating work on automotive hoods. Jurors included Bernard Pupino, Coordinator of INAM Manufacturing for the Career Technologies division; Lindsay Barron, Web developer in Marketing and Public Relations; and Shelley Lawson, Administrative Assistant in the Career Technologies division. The students whose projects were voted as the top three were: Eliseo Leon, Sycamore, first place; Davor Kovacevic, Rockford, second place; and Victor Ortega, Carpentersville, third place. Pictured is judge Bernard Pupino evaluating one of the students' finished projects.

KC's Automotive Technology and the hybrid factorKC's Automotive Technology and the hybrid factor

December 16th, 2014—Henry Ford once said of his famed auto, \\\"You can have any color you want, as long as it is black.\\\" How things have changed! Today\\\'s cars come in a variety of colors and styles. But in Kishwaukee College\\\'s Automotive Technology department, color and style are almost irrelevant. It is the engineering that matters most. Tim Banasiak, Automotive Technology (AMT) instructor said, \\\"The days of the backyard mechanic are long gone. Today\\\'s cars are computerized and much more complex. Mechanics need specialized training. That\\\'s where we come in.\\\"  Full Article

KC Forensics takes 4th place in CLC TournamentKC Forensics takes 4th place in CLC Tournament

December 10th, 2014—The Kishwaukee College Forensics team continues a solid season, placing 4th in the annual Soller Solstice Invitational Tournament at the College of Lake County on December 4 — 5. Chase Budziak, Director of Forensics at Kishwaukee College, said, \\\"I am very happy placing 4th against a field of twelve universities and community colleges!\\\" The team is coached by Budziak and Kacy Abeln, Assistant Director of Forensics at Kishwaukee College.  Full Article

KC's new faculty externship program

December 5th, 2014—Next spring, eight instructors in the Career Technologies division at Kishwaukee College will have the opportunity to have brief \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"externships\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" with local business and industry and see first hand the jobs that their students are preparing for. The Faculty Externship was developed by Rick Bunton, Coordinator of Programs of Study for the Career Technologies division. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"This really lets instructors go to our local employers and see the individual work sites,\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" he explained. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"It is very similar to job shadowing.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" Bunton applied for a grant through the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) to provide funding for the program.  Full Article

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