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It's time to try a gouley burger. Or maybe Cauldron Stew is your style? If you are in the mood for Halloween bargains, visit Arena Food Service for a number of food specials on Halloween -- Friday, Oct. 31. View a flier with details.   ***   Go to Online Update    ...

The following positions are open:  Aide I/Tech, part-time in Information Technology Services Clerk I, part-time for Humanities and Social Sciences and Math, Science and Engineering  division (evenings) Executive secretary, full-time in the President’s Office Programmer I, full-time in Information Technology Services Supervisor II/Instructor, full-time in Adult and Community Education For detailed information about these and all other open positions, click on "Employment" at the b...

​The annual Child Development Center Halloween parade will be on Friday, Oct. 31  at 10 a.m. The children will walk from the center past the first floor reception desk, through the College Center, past the Physical Plant Department and to the gym. Everyone is invited to watch and hand out candy along the route or meet the parade in the gym For more information, contact the Child Development Center, 815-802-8505.   *** Go to Online Update      ...

Miner Memorial Library staff have removed some music CDs from the collection. KCC faculty and staff are invited to select a few CDs that will be “free to a good home.” They are being kept at the circulation desk. "We do ask, however, that you limit your selection to five CDs," said Barbara Loudy, technician I in the library. "On Nov. 3, if there are any CDs left, we will give students the opportunity to take them as well."     *** Go to Online Update  ...

​​Throughout the fall, the Instructional Technology Office will continue offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. To see the schedule, go to the TLC Events Page. The sessions also will be listed as separate events in Update. Note: Canvas Office Hours will remain on the TLC Events Page instead of being separate Update events.  For more information, visit the Canvas page or email canvashelp@kcc.edu.     *** Go t...

The combined employee giving campaigns are still accepting donations. The campaign for the KCC Foundation has received $14,624 of the $20,000 goal so far. Sixty-four employees have made donations. The donation period will continue until Oct. 31. More information on how giving to the Foundation makes a difference is on the campaign web site. The page also has an online contribution form.To this point, United Way contributions are at $9,756. Fifty-one employees have made donations. The college's ...

​​Faculty and staff are invited to tell students about the upcoming visit of Shoup Manufacturing to accept resumes in the KCC College Center from 10:30 a.m. - noon on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Shoup has immediate part-time positions in areas including assembly, forklift driver and help with shipping prep. Competitive wages offered.     *** Go to Online Update...

​One employee has recently changed postitions at the college. Michael Reising is now a full-time custodian I for Physical Plant Department, effective Oct. 6. Previously, he was a part-time custodian I.  One person is no longer employed by the college. Rose Mitchell, executive secretary for the President’s Office, employment ended effective Sept. 12.     ***   Go to online Update  ...

​Submitted by Susan LaMore and Frances Hebert, Phi Theta Kappa advisors Sincere thanks to all who contributed to the success of the Illinois Region’s Phi Theta Kappa Honors Institute & Leadership Conference that was held at KCC Oct. 9-12. It is said that it takes a village to raise a child; well, it took a whole college to host a statewide conference for 160 people!The featured speakers, Ted Peterson, Dr. John Avendano, Kris Condon and Tim Wilhelm did an outstanding job and made a very posi...

​Students for Animals will be hosting a Halloween sale: zombie and monster hand suckers, skull and witch hat ring pops, Halloween masks, and eyeball paddleballs, each for $1.oo.They will be in the cafeteria on Monday and Wednesday, October 20th and 22nd from 10am-1pm and Tuesday and Thursday, October 21st and 23rd from 11am-2pm. Please consider supporting their efforts to raise money for area shelters that take in homeless, abandoned, and abused animals.Also a shelter donation drive will take pl...

Submitted by Kari Nugent, social task group chair As part of the KCC Recognition Event on Friday, Nov. 14, accomplishments of faculty and staff will be acknowledged. To prepare for this, Janet Fager has scanned Update. Thank you, Janet! Others also have shared information on achievements. So that no achievement is left un-recognized, please share awards, presentations and other accolades you have earned in the last year. As noted above, if it was in Update, we probably have found it. You ca...

​Submitted by TRiO Student Support Services staff Thank you to Cari Stevenson, Ken West, Debbie Podwika, Jennifer Huggins, Jessica Reardanz and Jean Janssen. Each of you have supported the TRiO SSS program by allowing us to utilize your valuable class time to present information about our program. Because of you and your continued support, we are well on our way to another successful grant year. *** Go to Online Update ...

Following are some of the requirements to reserve and use a KCC car or van. • An account number must be included to make reservations.• The driver's name must be provided. The driver will have a unique pin number to use with the Wright Express fuel card. The card can be used anywhere to refuel.• Please check the vehicle and remove trash after every trip.• Pre- and post-inspections with security staff are required for every trip. During office hours, Physical Plant Department staff can assist in...

​​At age 15, Liz Murray lived on the streets in the Bronx. Today, she is a bestselling author and Harvard University graduate. Murray will share the inspirational story of how she turned her life around at an event Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 455 Riverstone Pkwy. in Kankakee. The event is hosted by the KCC Foundation Women’s Giving Circle “Educate, Empower, Endeavor” program and sponsored by PNC Foundation’s Financial Literacy Grant. Tickets are $15 per person, and...

​Five awards available, $1,000 each There are three weeks remaining in the application period for this year's Awards for Excellence. The mini-grant project is offered by the KCC Foundation to encourage the development of new ideas and/or innovations that support student success. Five $1,000 mini-grants will be awarded for the 2014-15 academic year.  Application requirements include:. All mini-grant proposals must promote student success. . KCC faculty and staff can apply. . Application deadli...

Employees and students are invited to give the gift of literacy this holiday season. New or gently used children's books for birth to 8th grade will be collected ​Monday, Nov. 3 to Friday, Dec. 5. Donation bins will be located near KCC's main information desk on the first floor. Books will be donated to Lorenzo R. Smith Elementary School in Hopkins Park.       *** Go to Online Update...

​KCC employees and students are invited to take part in a fundraiser that ends with pie throwing. Here's how it works: the Student Advisory Council collect change in containers in the College Center. The containers will have KCC professors' names on them. Every filled container will equal a pie in the face of that professor. Multiple pies can be thrown at the same professor if his/her container is filled more than once. Coins will be collected Nov. 3 to 21. Pies will be thrown Monday, Nov. 24 ...

​The KCC Child Development Center is having a Pastry Puffins® fundraiser from now through Oct. 28. Pastry Puffins are a puff pastry with light, thin layers of French pastry which are a great treat. Also, this product goes right from the freezer into the oven without thawing. They come in eight flavors. Proceeds from the sale will go toward purchasing computer tablets for the Child Development Center. The sale will continue until Oct. 28. Delivery will be Nov. 14. To make an order or for more...

KCC’s TRiO Student Support Services Program is collecting winter outerwear from now through Nov. 13. Gently used coats, gloves, hats, and scarves for any age will be appreciated! There are two barrels for clothing. The barrels can be found by the first floor reception desk, and the TRiO Student Center (Room L327). "We would like to get as many coats as possible," said Kim Harpin, director of Support Services. "Again this year, we have a strong need for children's coats." D...

​Submitted by Laura Gardner, coordinator of student life and development KCC provides bulletin board space for club and community information. All marketing or promotional material (from KCC and outside organizations) must be approved and distributed by the Office of Student Life. Following are the guidelines which are followed to give approval:A. Not-for-profit promotion B. Educational nature C. Student discounts for educational itemsD. Sponsored by a student or student organizationE. Will no...

​The Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society is sponsoring a Midwest French Colonial History Tour from May 20-25, 2015. Guided tours during the trip will be given by historians Vic Johnson, Dr. Charles Balesi, and Dr. Jim Paul. Jim is a retired KCC history professor. To learn more about this trip, and for registration information, go to the historical society web site.     *** Go to the Online Update  ...

An Employee Benefits Fair will be from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Iroquois and Cavalier rooms. A flier with an agenda is here and in the faculty/staff section of the webpage. “All full-time employees are strongly encouraged to attend to learn more about their benefits,” said David Cagle, director of human resources.  Featured presentations/events will include presentations from State University Retirement System, BlueCross BlueShield, Benefits Planning Consultants, AFLAC, and St...

​The Third Annual "Winter Warm Up...for the Kids" 5k will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Perry Farm Park. The run is sponsored by the local Kiwanis International chapter. A run and a 2K walk are offered. Details on the event are at the Kankakee Kiwanis web site (on the events tab, roll over to the Winter Warm Up). Proceeds from the event will be used for local projects including the Winter Warmth children’s coat and glove distribution, immunizations for children, local colle...

Submitted by David Cagle, director of human resourcesIn the recent years, Dr. Avendano has graciously given employees the “gift of time” by allowing staff to leave early that last day of work before winter break. All employees are reminded that getting to leave early should never be assumed, and due to the data migration testing, should definitely not be the expectation this year. In reality, we could have some end-users testing their data well past 5 p.m. so when we return from winter break on...

KCC's renewable energy program was mentioned in an article about a new wind farm located on the west end of Kankakee County. The article, "Microsoft wind farm breaks ground in Kankakee," focuses on the 175-megawatt Pilot Hill Wind Project. It is published in both the Chicago Tribune and Bloomberg Businessweek online. The author, Julie Wernau, said "Kankakee Community College began a renewable energy training program in 2008, helping it earn President Barack Obama's approval thi...

​Applications are being accepted through Oct. 31 for the two-year Leadership Development Program. Cohort 3 will begin with Year One on May 20 and 21, 2015, at Starved Rock Lodge in Utica. Participation in the program is a commitment to attend two years of a two-day program and actively participate in the follow-up sessions held on and off campus. Upon completion of Years One and Two of the LDP, participants will graduate. "This program is for those interested in investing time and effor...

​The KCC Halloween Competition is just around the corner!  The contest will be on Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31. For seven years, areas of the college have competed against each other for the best Halloween costumes and office theme. "The entire campus has been invited to participate for several years now and there has been some stiff competition in the past,” said Alison Nakaerts, one of the competition organizers. "Everyone really stepped up their game last year. We look forward to al...

New photos are being selected for the Hammes Café Photo Show through Nov. 14. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit their works for consideration. All works must be original photographs taken by the artist, and can be emailed to Paul Carlson at pcarlson@kcc.edu. Photos must be .bmp or .jpg formats with a resolution of 300 dpi and be at least 12 inches by 18 inches in size. Photographs are selected by a small group of KCC faculty and administrators. Photos may be subject to editing...

The community is invited to a free presentation and panel discussion about society’s responses to war on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Iroquois Room at Kankakee Community College. The discussion will focus on “All Quiet of the Western Front,” which has been both a book and movie. There is no cost and refreshments will be served. Panelists will be Scott Kistler, Debbie Podwika, Cari Stevenson and Penelope Stickney, faculty members at KCC. The event is in cooperation with the Kankakee Area ...

​From Dec. 20 to 23, the college will be closed to the public. Offices will remain staffed and should follow the usual “between semesters” hours. Announcements saying the college is closed to the public will be on the KCC web page, on TV screens, on signs at all locations and sent to media as a press release. Also, faculty and staff are asked to alert students to the closure. On Dec. 22 and 23, college employees will test operational processes following migration of data during the SQL databas...

​Autumn has arrived, October is just around the corner, and the holidays are closing in. Crafters are reserving their space for the 2014 Hoopla. The Homespun Holiday Hoopla is the traditional kickoff—at least at KCC—to holiday shopping season The Hoopla is an extravaganza showcasing homemade items from KCC employees and their close relatives. The 26th annual Hoopla will be from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 in the Iroquois Room. To reserve a booth at the show or for more information, em...

The college-wide holiday potluck on the last day of work before adjourning for winter break has been a way to enjoy the holiday season and to celebrate all of the hard work and accomplishments made throughout the year.  This year, however, a dilemma has arisen because a number of people will be involved with the SQL database migration project on Dec. 23, the final day of work before winter break.  Communications Committee members have been asked to collect feedback on suggestions for how to pro...

​Dr. Michael Boyd, KCC vice president for instructional and student success, is holding three open forum meetings to discuss ideas and issues pertaining to teaching and learning.  Everyone is welcome to attend and be part of the conversation. No appointments are necessary. The sessions will be:Thursday, Oct. 9, 9-10 a.m. in Room L253Wednesday, Oct. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room L253Thursday, Oct. 30, 1-2 p.m. at the North Extension Center, Room N114   ***   Go to Online Update ...

​The KCC Employee Giving campaign and the KCC United Way campaign are both underway. Please watch the video about the unified campaign. This year's KCC Foundation Employee Giving goal is $20,000, and the United Way goal is $16,000 – for a combined goal of $36,000. Watch the video to learn about a special surprise if this goal is met.  The Employee Giving/United Way campaign will continue actively until Friday, Oct. 31. A Halloween Cookout will be held that day for all who contribute toward th...

Submitted by Michael O'Connor, director of Information Technology Services On Friday, Dec. 19, KCC will enter the final phase of our 18-month SQL database upgrade project.   Beginning at 5 p.m. Dec. 19, Information Technology Services will shut down Colleague (AKA Datatel) for approximately 55 hours to allow us to migrate data from the old database to the new SQL database. During this migration, no Colleague-dependent business processes will be available, including online registration. Once...

The community is invited to join two KCC professors in reading and discussing Capital in the Twenty-First Century by economist Thomas Piketty. “Because of the ongoing discussion of economic inequality on the national media and political scene, Piketty’s explanation of economic inequality and a solution for it has stirred a lot of discussion,” said Scott Kistler, one of the discussion leaders. “We thought that we could have some of that discussion here at KCC.” The discussions will be from 1-...

The Office of Continuing Education and Career Services is offering three Outlook “Lunch and Learn” workshops for KCC employees this semester.    All sessions will be 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Workforce Development Center Conference Hall. The presenter will be Dr. Kris Condon. All employees are encouraged to bring a lunch to learn!     To attend, please contact Erica Billington at 815-802-8206 or email ebillington@kcc.edu to reserve a seat.   Using Microsoft Outlook’s Task Managemen...

Invitations have been emailed for the 2014 KCC recognition event, Friday, Nov. 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 455 Riverstone Pkwy. in Kankakee.  The event will begin at 5 p.m. with social hour followed by the recognition program at 6 p.m. There will be a dinner buffet during the social hour.   Those who mark their fifth, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th and 40th service anniversaries at KCC in 2014 will be honored. They are:   5 years – John Avendano, Linda Berg, Tracy Conner, Allyson Eckhoff,...

Five awards, $1,000 each   Awards for Excellence is a mini-grant project established by the KCC Foundation to encourage the development of new ideas and/or innovations that support student success.   Five $1,000 mini-grants will be awarded for the 2014-15 academic year.    Application requirements include: . All mini-grant proposals must promote student success. . KCC faculty and staff can apply.  . Application deadline is Oct. 31.   The selection will be made by a committee of F...

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10/21/2014 10:00 AM - 10/21/2014 12:00 PM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in Room L165 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. is Canvas Orientation, a two-hour demonstration and hands-on class leading you through the basics of setting up your account and your classes in Canvas. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a l...

10/21/2014 6:00 PM - 10/21/2014 8:00 PM
Brickstone Brewery, Bourbonnais

​A Green Drinks event about repurposed materials will be Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Brickstone Brewery, 557 William Latham Drive, Bourbonnais.The program is free and open to the public.Repurposed materials are byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a second, unrelated industry. Presenter will be from the business, RepurposedMATERIALS. According to the company, repurposing is creative reuse. It is not recycling, which requires the extra energy to melt, grind, chip, or sh...

10/22/2014 1:00 PM - 10/22/2014 2:00 PM
KCC Room L315

The community is invited to a book discussion on  Capital in the Twenty-First Century by economist Thomas Piketty, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 in KCC Room L315. The session will cover Chapter 6. Discussions will continue each Wednesday until Nov. 19. The final discussion of 2014 will be Dec. 3. See flier for all details. The KCC professors leading the discussions are Steve DePasquale and Kistler. “These sessions will be devoted to a serious discussion of the ideas in these books. Stu...

10/22/2014 6:00 PM - 10/22/2014 8:00 PM
Miner Memorial Library

​A poet who seeks to discover what is often overlooked, including the small joys of life, will be at Kankakee Community College for a reading and discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The poet, Jack Ridl, will read from “Practicing to Walk Like a Heron,” a 2013 IndieFab Gold Award Winner in the Poetry (Adult nonfiction) category. The award was announced in June at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas. See flier for details. “Most of the poems are set in his...

10/23/2014 5:30 PM - 10/23/2014 6:30 PM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Thursday, Oct. 23 in Room L165 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. is Canvas Gradebook, A one-hour course that builds on what you learned in Orientation to lead you through the additional special features of the gradebook. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a li...

10/24/2014 10:00 AM - 10/24/2014 11:30 AM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Friday, Oct. 24 in Room L165 from 10-11:30 a.m. is Canvas Quizzes. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a list of all training on the TLC events page. Additional information also is in the Update article, Canvas training returns in September or ema...

10/24/2014 6:30 PM - 10/24/2014 7:30 PM
College Center

​Award-winning children's entertainer Dave Rudolf serves up his special brand of wacky Halloween merriment. Musical parodies, eyeballs floating through the air, bubbles and hula hoops are all part of the  show. Kids can get onstage with Dave and join in tor a great time of interactive fun! Come in costume or come as you are. The event is free and open to the public. *** Go to Online Update    ...

10/29/2014 1:00 PM - 10/29/2014 2:00 PM
KCC Room L315

The community is invited to a book discussion on  Capital in the Twenty-First Century by economist Thomas Piketty, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 in KCC Room L315. The session will cover Chapter 7. Discussions will continue each Wednesday until Nov. 19. The final discussion of 2014 will be Dec. 3. See flier for all details. The KCC professors leading the discussions are Steve DePasquale and Kistler. “These sessions will be devoted to a serious discussion of the ideas in these books. Stu...

10/29/2014 5:30 PM - 10/29/2014 7:30 PM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in Room L165 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. is Canvas Orientation, a two-hour demonstration and hands-on class leading you through the basics of setting up your account and your classes in Canvas. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a li...

10/30/2014 1:00 PM - 10/30/2014 2:00 PM
NEC Room N114

​Dr. Michael Boyd, KCC vice president for instructional and student success, is holding three open forum meetings to discuss ideas and issues pertaining to teaching and learning.  Everyone is welcome to attend and be part of the conversation. No appointments are necessary. The sessions will be:Thursday, Oct. 9, 9-10 a.m. in Room L253Wednesday, Oct. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room L253Thursday, Oct. 30, 1-2 p.m. at the North Extension Center, Room N114...

10/30/2014 2:00 PM - 10/30/2014 3:00 PM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Thursday, Oct. 30 in Room L165 from 2-3 p.m. is Canvas Gradebook, A one-hour course that builds on what you learned in Orientation to lead you through the additional special features of the gradebook. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a list of ...

10/31/2014 12:00 PM - 10/31/2014 2:15 PM
KCC North Patio

Sport your costume, enjoy lunch and celebrate your "Cavalier Attitude" All donors to the KCC Employee Giving/United Way Campaigns are invited to a picnic on the KCC North Patio on Friday, Oct. 31 at noon. The celebration will be the close of the active campaign for both the KCC Foundation and United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois counties. Everyone who donates to either cause (or both!) is invited. The menu will include grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, salad and a variety of soft ...

11/3/2014 2:00 PM - 11/3/2014 4:00 PM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Monday, Nov. 3 in Room L165 from 2-4 p.m. is Canvas Orientation, a two-hour demonstration and hands-on class leading you through the basics of setting up your account and your classes in Canvas. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a list of all ...

11/4/2014 5:30 PM - 11/4/2014 5:30 PM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Tuesday, Nov. 4 in Room L165 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. is Canvas Gradebook, A one-hour course that builds on what you learned in Orientation to lead you through the additional special features of the gradebook. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a list...

11/4/2014 7:30 PM - 11/4/2014 9:30 PM
KCC Ryan Gymnasium

​Wear your "Scarlet Fever" T-shirt, show your school pride, and support our Cavaliers as they compete against Olivet Nazarene University JV on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Free refreshments to the first 100 fans who attend. DJ Mike Berger will provide music. Every fan receives a chance to enter a raffle to win a $50 Hammes Bookstore gift card. Free admission for KCC students and staff. Don't miss the action packed fun! Don't have a "Scarlet Fever" T-shirt? T-shirts also w...

11/5/2014 1:00 PM - 11/5/2014 2:00 PM
KCC Room L315

The community is invited to a book discussion on  Capital in the Twenty-First Century by economist Thomas Piketty, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 in KCC Room L315. The session will cover Chapter 8. Discussions will continue each Wednesday until Nov. 19. The final discussion of 2014 will be Dec. 3. See flier for all details. The KCC professors leading the discussions are Steve DePasquale and Kistler. “These sessions will be devoted to a serious discussion of the ideas in these books. Stud...

11/6/2014 11:30 AM - 11/6/2014 12:30 PM
Workforce Development Center Conference Hall

The Office of Continuing Education and Career Services is offering Outlook “Lunch and Learn” workshops for KCC employees this semester.  The session "Using Microsoft Outlook’s Contact Manager" will be 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 in the Workforce Development Center Conference Hall. The presenter will be Dr. Kris Condon. All employees are encouraged to bring a lunch to learn!   The focus of this session is to learn how to share contacts with coworkers, how to quickly cr...

11/10/2014 10:00 AM - 11/10/2014 11:00 AM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Monday, Nov. 10 in Room L165 from 10-11 a.m. is Canvas Gradebook, A one-hour course that builds on what you learned in Orientation to lead you through the additional special features of the gradebook. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a list of ...

11/10/2014 11:00 AM - 11/10/2014 12:00 PM
KCC Art Gallery and lower level of the Harold and Jean Miner Memorial Library

​Honor the men and women who have served or are currently serving to protect our freedom. A reception with light refreshments will begin at 11 a.m. in the KCC Art Gallery, Room R103. A ceremony to honor veterans will be at 11:30 a.m.in the lower-level of the Harold and Jean Miner Memorial Library. The brief program in the library will feature remarks from John Fulton, Veteran, KCC Foundation Board member and scholarship donor and Roger Bean, Veteran & KCC Foundation scholarship donor. F...

11/12/2014 11:30 AM - 11/12/2014 12:30 PM
Workforce Development Center Conference Hall

The Office of Continuing Education and Career Services is offering Outlook “Lunch and Learn” workshops for KCC employees this semester.  The session "Using Microsoft Outlook’s Contact Manager" will be 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Workforce Development Center Conference Hall. The presenter will be Dr. Kris Condon. All employees are encouraged to bring a lunch to learn!   The focus of this session is to learn how to share contacts with coworkers, how to quickl...

11/12/2014 1:00 PM - 11/12/2014 2:00 PM
KCC Room L315

The community is invited to a book discussion on  Capital in the Twenty-First Century by economist Thomas Piketty, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 in KCC Room L315. The session will cover Chapter 9. Discussions will continue each Wednesday until Nov. 19. The final discussion of 2014 will be Dec. 3. See flier for all details. The KCC professors leading the discussions are Steve DePasquale and Kistler. “These sessions will be devoted to a serious discussion of the ideas in these books. Stu...

11/13/2014 9:00 AM - 11/13/2014 3:00 PM
Iroquois Room & Cavalier Room

​An Employee Benefits Fair will be from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Iroquois and Cavalier rooms. A flier with an agenda is here and in the faculty/staff section of the webpage. “All full-time employees are strongly encouraged to attend to learn more about their benefits,” said David Cagle, director of human resources. Featured presentations/events will include presentations from State University Retirement System, BlueCross BlueShield, Benefits Planning Consultants, AFLAC, and ...

11/13/2014 5:30 PM - 11/13/2014 7:30 PM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Thursday, Nov. 13 in Room L165 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. is Canvas Orientation, a two-hour demonstration and hands-on class leading you through the basics of setting up your account and your classes in Canvas. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a lis...

11/14/2014 1:00 PM - 11/14/2014 2:30 PM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Friday, Nov. 14 in Room L165 from 1-2:30 p.m. is Canvas Communication, a one-hour class devoted to covering the various communication methods available to you in Canvas, including the inbox, discussion board, chat, conferences, and collaborations. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will...

11/17/2014 5:30 PM - 11/17/2014 6:30 PM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Monday, Nov. 17 in Room L165 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. is Canvas Gradebook, A one-hour course that builds on what you learned in Orientation to lead you through the additional special features of the gradebook. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a list...

11/19/2014 10:00 AM - 11/19/2014 12:00 PM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Room L165 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. is Canvas Orientation, a two-hour demonstration and hands-on class leading you through the basics of setting up your account and your classes in Canvas. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a...

11/19/2014 1:00 PM - 11/19/2014 2:00 PM
KCC Room L315

The community is invited to a book discussion on  Capital in the Twenty-First Century by economist Thomas Piketty, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 in KCC Room L315. The session will cover Chapter 10. The final discussion of 2014 will be Dec. 3. See flier for all details. The KCC professors leading the discussions are Steve DePasquale and Kistler. “These sessions will be devoted to a serious discussion of the ideas in these books. Students and the community are welcome to attend and ask q...

11/20/2014 7:00 PM - 11/20/2014 8:30 PM
KCC Ryan Gymnasium

​Come celebrate Native American History Month with the prestigious Native Pride Dancers. They have been featured in the Macy's Day Parade and we are lucky enough to have them perform at KCC! The performance will include: flute playing, storytelling, exhibition dancing with explanations, interaction with the audience, questions and discussion with the audience and opportunities for photos.       *** Go to Online Update...

12/2/2014 5:30 PM - 12/2/2014 7:30 PM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Tuesday, Dec. 2 in Room L165 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. is Canvas Orientation, a two-hour demonstration and hands-on class leading you through the basics of setting up your account and your classes in Canvas. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a list ...

12/3/2014 9:30 AM - 12/3/2014 1:30 PM
Cavalier Room

​There will be a blood drive at KCC from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the Cavalier Room. The American Red Cross is in serious need of donors, especially those with O-negative type blood. In most cases, the entire donation process takes about one hour. Participants must have at least 56 days since their last whole blood donation or 112 days since their last double red cell donation. Call 815-802-8100 or stop by KCC's main information desk to schedule a time to donate. Walk-ins also ...

12/3/2014 10:00 AM - 12/3/2014 11:00 AM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Wednesday, Dec.3 in Room L165 from 10-11 a.m. is Canvas Gradebook, A one-hour course that builds on what you learned in Orientation to lead you through the additional special features of the gradebook. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a list of...

12/3/2014 11:30 AM - 12/3/2014 12:30 PM
Workforce Development Center Conference Hall

The Office of Continuing Education and Career Services is offering Outlook “Lunch and Learn” workshops for KCC employees this semester.  The session "Using Microsoft Outlook’s Categories Feature" will be 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the Workforce Development Center Conference Hall. The presenter will be Dr. Kris Condon. All employees are encouraged to bring a lunch to learn!   The focus of this session is to learn how to use this color-coding feature to organize and ...

12/3/2014 1:00 PM - 12/3/2014 2:00 PM
KCC Room L315

The community is invited to a book discussion on  Capital in the Twenty-First Century by economist Thomas Piketty, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 in KCC Room L315. The session will cover Chapters 11 and 12. See flier for all details. The KCC professors leading the discussions are Steve DePasquale and Kistler. “These sessions will be devoted to a serious discussion of the ideas in these books. Students and the community are welcome to attend and ask questions,” Kistler said. “Those who wish...

12/11/2014 10:00 AM - 12/11/2014 12:00 PM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Thursday, Dec. 11 in Room L165 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. is Canvas Orientation, a two-hour demonstration and hands-on class leading you through the basics of setting up your account and your classes in Canvas. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a ...

12/11/2014 11:30 AM - 12/11/2014 12:30 PM
Workforce Development Center Conference Hall

The Office of Continuing Education and Career Services is offering Outlook “Lunch and Learn” workshops for KCC employees this semester.  The session "Using Microsoft Outlook’s Categories Feature" will be 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 in the Workforce Development Center Conference Hall. The presenter will be Dr. Kris Condon. All employees are encouraged to bring a lunch to learn!   The focus of this session is to learn how to use this color-coding feature to organize an...

12/11/2014 5:30 PM - 12/11/2014 7:30 PM
KCC Ryan Gymnasium

​​Wear your "Scarlet Fever" T-shirt, show your school pride, and support our Cavaliers as they compete against Kishwaukee College on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Ryan Gymnasium.Don't have a "Scarlet Fever" T-shirt? The main information desk on the first floor will be selling them one week before the event for $5. T-shirts will also be sold at the game.Free refreshments to the first 100 fans who attend. DJ Mike Berger will provide music. Every fan receives a chance to...

12/12/2014 10:00 AM - 12/12/2014 11:00 AM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Friday, Dec. 12 in Room L165 from 10-11 a.m. is Canvas Gradebook, A one-hour course that builds on what you learned in Orientation to lead you through the additional special features of the gradebook. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a list of ...

12/15/2014 5:30 PM - 12/15/2014 7:30 PM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Monday, Dec. 15 in Room L165 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. is Canvas Orientation, a two-hour demonstration and hands-on class leading you through the basics of setting up your account and your classes in Canvas. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a list ...

12/18/2014 5:30 PM - 12/18/2014 6:30 PM
Room L165

​The Instructional Technology Office is offering a variety of sessions to help faculty and staff get acquainted with Canvas, the new learning management system. The session on Thursday, Dec. 18 in Room L165 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. is Canvas Gradebook, A one-hour course that builds on what you learned in Orientation to lead you through the additional special features of the gradebook. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a li...