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This is the third in a series sharing results of the employee satisfaction survey administered in February, summarizing KCC results compared to 43 other community colleges across the nation. Out of the 51 statements pertaining to “Campus Culture & Policies” and the “Work Environment” 33 statements were deemed to be “statistically significant,” meaning our ratings were significantly higher than the peer group. The following 21 statements were rated the most statistically significant. Each...

​Beginning June 1, there are new video camera check-out procedures: Faculty who need a video camera for instruction-related events may contact Craig Keigher in the Teaching and Learning Center to reserve a camera. Departments who need to record job interviews may contact Janet Fager in Human Resources to reserve an I-Pad and microphone. For other college video needs, Marketing/Media will continue to provide video camera checkout and limited editing/post production services. To reserve a video...

Congratulations to the KCC Cavaliers Softball team! The Kankakee Community College women’s softball team has won its first national title. In a tournament held in Clinton, Miss., Coach Dennis Clark led the Cavaliers to a 5-1 victory over East Central Community Colle of Decatur, Miss.The game is available to view online. The Cavaliers, who play in Division II of the NJCAA, finished the season with a 45-6 record. This is the first national title for the team, and for Clark, who was inducted...

​The new KCC Recognition Plaza is opening the morning of Commencement, May 16. The plaza is located outside between the Activities Building and the Workforce Development Center. It features bricks for retirees and board members as well as those who passed while employed at KCC. It features seating and new lighting as well. A number of employees and students worked on the construction aspect of the project, including George Mateja and the grounds crew, John Willard and students in the Highway C...

​Julia Waskosky would like to express her gratitude to all those who contributed to the successful commencement program held on campus this past Saturday. Particular thanks go to those who served on the Graduation Task Group and to those who had specific assignments related to the program and physical arrangements.   *** Go to Online Update...

As of May 11, four people have joined the KCC staff as part-time patrol officers with the KCC Police Department. They are: Russell Hoekstra, Kenneth McCabe, Johnny Short and Vernal Turner.   *** Go to Online Update  ...

One person has recently ended employment with the college: Leah Surprenant, clerk I, Financial Affairs, employment ended effective May 14.   *** Go to Online Update...

​Erica Renolet is now a custodian I, full-time for Physical Plant Department, effective May 18. Previously, she was a part-time custodian I.   *** Go to Online Update  ...

​This is the second in a series sharing results of the employee satisfaction survey given in February. Following is a summary of results and analysis from Purva DeVol, Ph.D., director of institutional research. General 173 employees completed the survey (9% fewer than the 190 in 2013) Results analyzed and compared to national peer group of 44 two-year colleges in 23 states (three in Illinois, including KCC), one in Canada Satisfaction means exceeded 3.0 for all items, significantly higher t...

​The KCC Foundation is proud to announce the 2015-16 scholarship recipients. The following students have been notified of their awards and will attend a mandatory scholarship orientation July 9, 2015. At the event, they will learn more about philanthropy and their responsibilities as a scholarship recipient and student leader. We encourage you to congratulate recipients if you see them on campus. 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients  ​Evontei Brooks ​Belinda Emery ​Luis Calderon ​Taylor Hull ...

​The KCC Hammes Bookstore will have summer hours Monday, May 18 to Friday, July 31. They are: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.Closed most Fridays (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fridays when the college is open)***Go to Online Update ...

​The Business Office reminds all staff that budget transfers for grants that end June 30 and all non-grant funds for fiscal year 2015 must be received in the Business Office by June 15.  For more information, call Brenda Dressler at 815-802-8135.   *** Go to Online Update...

​Submitted by Laura Gardner, coordinator of student life and development The Office of Student Life would like to thank everyone who donated to the Student Advisory Council’s “Choose the Torture” fundraiser. The fundraiser was held from April 6 - May 1 in honor of Austin Barnett, a local child battling cancer. Students, staff and faculty donated toward "tortures" for Dr. Avendano to complete. The options were: dress like a Cavalier, eat bad jelly beans, and an ice bucket challenge. ...

​KCC sophomore Devantae Price has been named to the NJCAA Men’s Basketball All-American honorable mention team for the 2014-15 season. A native of Tamms, and a graduate of Egyptian High School, Price led KCC in points (15.7 per game), rebounds (6.5 average), steals (1.5), and three point percentage (44.8%) this season. Price, a 6-foot 2-inch guard, was named to the All-Region 4 First Team and also was the Region 4 tournament Most Valuable Player. The Cavaliers won the Division I Region 4 Champ...

All employees are invited to save the date for the college-wide breakfast on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 8 a.m. in the College Center. The breakfast kicks off in-service week activities.   *** Go to Online Update  ...

​An opportunity to attend budget/business office training will be available on Tuesday, June 16 from 9-11:30 a.m. Topics will include Datatel account balance inquiries, account activity listings, budget reports, purchasing guidelines, travel guidelines, requisition preparation and R25 reservations. Training will be held in Room L165, so seating is limited. To sign up, please email Amy Savoie at asavoie@kcc.edu to reserve a seat. *** Go to Online Update...

​In June, Kankakee Community College will offer a series of one-day classes to expose girls to careers that revolve around science, technology, engineering and math.The GirlSTEM program offers eight classes for girls entering 5th through 8th grades. The goal of the program is to increase the number of females pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. The courses are:“Animals, Nature, and Me,” which offers hands-on activities, to explore how some of our favorite animals l...

The KCC Massage Therapy Program will offer one hour massage for $20 on five dates in June and July. The massages are performed by students enrolled in a clinical class. Massage times are 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. Dates (all Thursdays) are: June 11, June 18, June 25, July 2 and July 9. Cost is $20 for the one-hour massage. To make an appointment, phone Courtney Shott at 815-802-8960. The Massage Clinic is at the North Extension Center, 450 N. Kinzie Ave. in Bradley. Call list option From ...

​Parking decals expire May 31.  Decals for 2015-16 are available in the Office of Business Affairs and Human Resources from Juli Gereg from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. At that time, you will verify the vehicle information on file and pick up your new decal(s). A reminder from the Business Office: Vehicles with decals should only be parked in employee lots when the employee is working. New decals must be displayed by June 1. ***Go to Online Update ...

Are you are interested in golfing this summer with fellow KCC golfers?  If so, an informal group of KCC golfers is being developed. We will kick things off after graduation on Saturday, May 16. After that, the group will meet at various golf courses around the area on Fridays when KCC is closed.  Most Fridays, tee-off will be around mid-morning. "This is not an official KCC activity and you don’t need to attend every Friday to be part of the group" said one of the organizers, Steve D...

​Starting May 18, the Testing Center will be open Monday through Thursday,  9 a.m. - 7 p.m. It will be open one Friday, May 29, from 9 a.m. - noon. *** Go to Online Update  ...

​Because it is a Friday when classes are not being held, on May 29, employees will have the option to follow the casual day guidelines. Casual day guidelines are: Participation is optional. Jeans may be worn if accompanied by a collared shirt with "Kankakee Community College" on it or if accompanied by a business casual shirt and a KCC name badge or staff ID. KCC shirts are sold at the Hammes Bookstore and a limited selection is available in marketing and public relations. Prices v...

Facility hours during the summer will be 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. From May 18 to Aug. 1 (except Friday, May 29), most college locations will be closed on Fridays and Saturdays. For business reasons, a few offices such as the Fitness Center at the Ice Valley Sports Arena and others, may remain open on Fridays. Work schedulesFor all weeks except the weeks that include Memorial Day (May 25) and the 4th of July, each full-time employee must account for 40 hours, with no work da...

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5/26/2015 10:00 AM - 5/26/2015 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, May 26 in Room L165 from 10 a.m. - noon is Canvas Orientation (an introduction for new users), 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 canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a list of all training on t...

5/26/2015 6:00 PM - 5/26/2015 8:00 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, May 26 in Room L165 from 6-8 p.m. is Canvas Orientation (an introduction for new users), 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 canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a list of all training on the TLC...

5/28/2015 10:00 AM - 5/28/2015 12:00 PM
KCC Workforce Development Center, first floor

Active people 50 and up are invited to learn more about the KCC Lifelong Learning Institute at a fun-filled morning of learning and interaction on Thursday, May 28 from 10 a.m. - noon in the KCC Workforce Development Center, first floor. The Lifelong Learning Institute website has more information about the program and classes -- some of which are taught by KCC faculty and retirees. To RSVP or join the mailing list, call 815-802-8206 or email mposing@kcc.edu.  *** Go to Online Update...

5/28/2015 5:00 PM - 5/28/2015 6:30 PM
KCC Riverfront Campus Atrium area and North Patio.

​Three large-scale sculptures have been installed at Kankakee Community College within the last year. The artists—Andrew Arvanetes, Ed McCullough and Barry Tinsley—will be introduced and honored at a reception on Thursday, May 28 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the college’s Riverfront Campus Atrium area and North Patio. The event is hosted by the KCC Foundation. “Tin Man,” created by Arvanetes, greets visitors near the river on the north lawn at KCC. “I grew up in Kankakee with Helgeson Park and the Kankak...

6/2/2015 10:00 AM - 6/2/2015 2:00 PM
KCC North Extension Center, 450 N. Kinzie Ave, Bradley

​The ebus, a mobile finance vehicle that offer free services to communities throughout the state, will visit a KCC site for the first time on Tuesday, June 2. Ebus I, from Fifth Third Bank, will be in the North Extension Center parking lot on June 2nd from 10 a.m - 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The ebus serves as a mobile classroom that offers financial workshops with discussions on home ownership, foreclosure prevention and personal credit. Visitors can meet one-on-one with...

6/2/2015 10:00 AM - 6/2/2015 12:00 PM
Room L317

​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, June 2 in Room L317 from 10 a.m. - noon is Canvas Office Hours. Once you have completed the Orientation, drop in during these times for assistance with any specific questions/issues you have. Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the session you will attend to canvashelp@kcc.edu. See a list o...

6/2/2015 11:00 AM - 6/2/2015 12:00 PM
KCC Room L315

​Two KCC professors will hold a book discussion series on the book The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet on Tuesdays, June 2 - July 21. The reading for each week is less than 50 pages. Each session will be 11a.m.-12 p.m. in Room L315. The schedule is:June 2 - Intro and Prefaces; Chapter 1June 9 - Chapters 2 & 3June 16: - Ch. 4 & 5June 23 - Ch. 6 & 7June 30 - Ch. 8July 7 - Ch. 9 & 10July 14 - Ch. 11 & ConclusionJuly 21 - Critical Essays "Nisbet argues for the impor...

6/2/2015 2:00 PM - 6/2/2015 4:00 PM
Room L317

​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 June 2 in Room L317 from 2-4 p.m. is Canvas Office Hours. Once you have completed the Orientation, drop in during these times for assistance with any specific questions/issues you have.. 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 ...

6/9/2015 11:00 AM - 6/9/2015 12:00 PM
KCC Room L315

​Two KCC professors will hold a book discussion series on the book The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet on Tuesdays. The reading for each week is less than 50 pages. Each session will be 11a.m.-12 p.m. in Room L315. The schedule is:June 9 - Chapters 2 & 3June 16: - Ch. 4 & 5June 23 - Ch. 6 & 7June 30 - Ch. 8July 7 - Ch. 9 & 10July 14 - Ch. 11 & ConclusionJuly 21 - Critical Essays "Nisbet argues for the importance of nonpolitical institutions in society," sai...

6/16/2015 11:00 AM - 6/16/2015 12:00 PM
KCC Room L315

​Two KCC professors will hold a book discussion series on the book The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet on Tuesdays. The reading for each week is less than 50 pages. Each session will be 11a.m.-12 p.m. in Room L315. The schedule is:June 16: - Ch. 4 & 5June 23 - Ch. 6 & 7June 30 - Ch. 8July 7 - Ch. 9 & 10July 14 - Ch. 11 & ConclusionJuly 21 - Critical Essays "Nisbet argues for the importance of nonpolitical institutions in society," said Professor Scott Kistler, ...

6/23/2015 11:00 AM - 6/23/2015 12:00 PM
KCC Room L315

​Two KCC professors will hold a book discussion series on the book The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet on Tuesdays. The reading for each week is less than 50 pages. Each session will be 11a.m.-12 p.m. in Room L315. The schedule is:June 23 - Ch. 6 & 7June 30 - Ch. 8July 7 - Ch. 9 & 10July 14 - Ch. 11 & ConclusionJuly 21 - Critical Essays "Nisbet argues for the importance of nonpolitical institutions in society," said Professor Scott Kistler, one of the discussion le...

6/30/2015 11:00 AM - 6/30/2015 12:00 PM
KCC Room L315

​Two KCC professors will hold a book discussion series on the book The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet on Tuesdays. The reading for each week is less than 50 pages. Each session will be 11a.m.-12 p.m. in Room L315. The schedule is:June 30 - Ch. 8July 7 - Ch. 9 & 10July 14 - Ch. 11 & ConclusionJuly 21 - Critical Essays "Nisbet argues for the importance of nonpolitical institutions in society," said Professor Scott Kistler, one of the discussion leaders. The other discus...

7/7/2015 11:00 AM - 7/7/2015 12:00 PM
KCC Room L315

​Two KCC professors will hold a book discussion series on the book The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet on Tuesdays. The reading for each week is less than 50 pages. Each session will be 11a.m.-12 p.m. in Room L315. The schedule is:July 7 - Ch. 9 & 10July 14 - Ch. 11 & ConclusionJuly 21 - Critical Essays "Nisbet argues for the importance of nonpolitical institutions in society," said Professor Scott Kistler, one of the discussion leaders. The other discussion leader is ...

7/14/2015 11:00 AM - 7/14/2015 12:00 PM
KCC Room L315

​Two KCC professors will hold a book discussion series on the book The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet on Tuesdays. The reading for each week is less than 50 pages. Each session will be 11a.m.-12 p.m. in Room L315. The schedule is:July 14 - Ch. 11 & ConclusionJuly 21 - Critical Essays "Nisbet argues for the importance of nonpolitical institutions in society," said Professor Scott Kistler, one of the discussion leaders. The other discussion leader is Professor Steve DePasqua...

7/21/2015 11:00 AM - 7/21/2015 12:00 PM
KCC Room L315

​Two KCC professors will hold a book discussion series on the book The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet on Tuesdays. The reading for each week is less than 50 pages. Each session will be 11a.m.-12 p.m. in Room L315. The schedule is:July 21 - Critical Essays "Nisbet argues for the importance of nonpolitical institutions in society," said Professor Scott Kistler, one of the discussion leaders. The other discussion leader is Professor Steve DePasquale. "We will be looking at ...