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Submitted by Julia Waskosky, dean of student development I would like to express my gratitude to Karen Bayston, Kendra Souligne, Cindy Hebert, Steve Makepeace, Eddie Anderson, Kazia Boseo, Keisha Smith and Sharon Hoogstraat for serving on the Student Services Department planning committee. With our focus on making meaningful connections that lead to student completion and the college’s strategic priorities, your insight and ideas ensured a balance of information sharing, goal setting, and act...

Tournament games are here at KCC The Cavaliers men's and women's basketball teams will play this Saturday, March 7 for the right to go to their respective national tournaments. KCC is hosting the tournament, so the games will be at KCC's George H. Ryan Gymnasium. The Lady Cavaliers play for their 20th Region Championship Saturday, March 7 at noon. Coach Donnie Denson said he and the girls "would really appreciate the support" from any students, staff and the community who can atte...

In response to student requests, KCC’s Miner Memorial Library will expand its hours to open earlier. The new library hours take effect Monday, March 16. They are:• Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.• Fridays, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.• Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Everything you ever wanted to know about the library is at www.kcc.edu/library.   *** Go to Online Update ...

​Students from local students are displaying their original artwork during the 25th annual Kankakee Community College High School Juried Art Exhibition. The show is March 2 to 25 in the lower level art gallery in the Harold and Jean Miner Memorial Library at KCC. A reception, awards presentation and juror’s critique will be held on the final evening of the exhibit, Wednesday, March 25, from 6-8 p.m. Awards in categories such as Painting, Color Drawing/Design, Photography/electronic imaging an...

​Dialing three digits -- 211 -- can now inform people in the area about a number of service agencies. Employees might find this service useful for referring students to social services, or for their own needs. Read more about 211 service in the attached editorial from The Daily Journal, published Feb. 13, 2015.   ***   Go to Online Update  ...

​The 2015 Program Cost Book is now on KCC’s website and the O drive.  To see it on the O drive, go to O:\Share\KCC\Program Cost Books.  The cost book online is linked from the paying for college page, in the "future students" section. *** Go to Online Update    ...

​Applications for EnterpriseU Entrepreneurs Boot Camp & Business Plan Competition are being accepted through March 20. Contestants will submit a formal business plan, but they will also have the opportunity to participate in business plan mentoring, small business coursework series crafted by KCC’s Small Business Development Center, networking events with local entrepreneurs and business leaders. Three prize packages are available and include startup capital, 6 months rent-free office space,...

On March 10 and 11, all supportive staff members and administrators will be strongly encouraged to attend sessions during two "Days of Learning."  Note: faculty also are invited, but it is realized that they are on spring break that week. Each day, two sessions will be offered, one from 9 a.m. - noon, and the other from 1-4 p.m. in the Iroquois Room, D152.  Tuesday, March 10: "Unleashing Excellence to Attract and Keep Students," presented by Teri Yanovitch, co-author of Un...

​All employees are invited to a celebration of the completion of the SQL migration from 3-4 p.m. Monday, March 9 in the College Center. There will be remarks at 3:30 p.m. Cake, snacks and drinks will be available. There will be raffles of several items, too. This event is being planned to celebrate the hard work that was done by many employees to complete the SQL migration project.   *** Go to Online Update...

​Sunday, March 8 is the day to "spring forward." If you are a web site content editor, it’s also a great time to review the posted hours on your department’s page. *** Go to Online Update  ...

​Submitted by Laura Gardner, coordinator of student life and development KCC hosted the 2015 Match Points Competition on Friday, Feb. 20. We had 72 students from nine local high schools take part in the scholastic event. As the first place winner, Bishop McNamara Catholic High School received the $300 Match Points Scholarship and trophy. As runner-up, Kankakee High School received the $100 Points Scholarship. The Herscher High School team won the consolation bracket, and also received a $100 M...

​Thank you for the cards, flowers, visits, and support during this difficult time for my family. Your kindness helps ease the pain as we adjust to life without my amazing daughter, Lindsay Springer. Her husband, Mark, and their five children, Austin, Mason, Ryan, Carson, and Morgan as well as Jim and me are quite touched by the outpouring of support from my KCC family.- Julia Waskosky   *** Go to Online Update...

​Dear KCC Family, I am so grateful to all who sent their support before and after my father’s passing. Your thoughtfulness has meant so much. On behalf of my entire family, I extend my sincere thanks. Kelly Myers     *** Go to Online Update...

​Constitution testing for GED students is now offered at the Harold and Jean Miner South Extension Center. Students can schedule to take the Constitution test at the SEC by phoning 815-802-8530 or 815-802-8780; or visiting the Testing Center in Room D218 or the SEC, located at 1488 E. Walnut St. in Watseka. Details of testing services by location are on the appropriate testing services web page.   *** Go to Online Update  ...

​The college police department would like to remind everyone that employee parking areas are for when the employee is working. In other words, if an employee is not at work, his/her vehicle should not be in the employee parking lot -- even if it was driven to the college by a relative or friend.   *** Go to Online Update      ...

​Wear jeans, help United Way, maybe win a big prize KCC employees are invited to help United Way of Kankakee County reach its goal and continue services for those in need. The week of March 9 to 13, employees can wear jeans every day for a $20 donation to United Way of Kankakee County. The $20 donation will include a 1 in 5 chance to win a “Wheels and More” raffle ticket. Therefore, if 40 people pay $20, eight (8) $100 chance tickets will be given away. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold before...

​Submitted by Dr. Frederick Cooper, associate dean of the math, science and engineering division KCC hosted the regional 2015 WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) Academic Challenge on Tuesday, Feb. 10. We had 163 students from 11 local high schools competing in seven different subject areas. The top teams and top individuals in each subject advance to the sectional WYSE competition at North Central College in March. The KCC Foundation awarded 12 scholarships to the top scorers in ...

You may have noticed that KCC’s website is looking a little perkier. That’s because two-thirds of subsites on kcc.edu have completed a “visual upgrade." The upgrade includes new page layouts and font styling. Functionality for editing content also has changed. The Office of Continuing Education and Career Services is offering training on the new content editor for web content editors. Morning (9-11 a.m.) and afternoon (1-3 p.m.) sessions will be offered in Room D122 on the following day...

Jordan Arseneau has been selected as the 2015 KCC Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Arseneau came to KCC immediately after high school, and was undecided about which career to pursue. Coming from a single parent household, finances were very limited for him. Arseneau applied for and received a scholarship through KCC’s TRiO Student Support Services program, which helps first generation students. With scholarship support and a part-time job, Arseneau was able to pay for college himself. His...

​Four KCC Visual Arts students have been selected for the 2015 Illinois Community College Juried Art Exhibition hosted by Governors State University's Visual Arts Gallery. They are: Dave Snyder of Kankakee with Untitled, mixed media; Sara Carter of Bradley, Painless, paper sculpture; Sophia Hakey of Essex, Fire & Ice, mixed media, book art; and Valerie Croom of Bourbonnais, Under the Microscope, acrylic painting.  Entries were submitted from 11 schools. Nine schools had works selected and ...

​Submitted by Jean Janssen, KCC's art curator You might notice artwork missing from spaces and walls around campus. This is part of the restoration of KCC’s permanent art collection. We should have artwork back on the walls by the middle of March. Some pieces may be relocated for various reasons. I think you will notice a difference in the way our artwork looks after this process is done. If you have any questions, please email me at jjanssen@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8719.     *** Go to ...

​The community is invited to join two Kankakee Community College professors in reading and discussing “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by economist Thomas Piketty and “Coming Apart” by Charles Murray. The books were selected for their different perspectives on economics and culture. View attached flier for information.“Since Piketty’s analysis comes from the left and focuses on economics, Charles Murray’s cultural analysis from the right seemed like a good counterpoint,” said Scott Kistler,...

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3/9/2015 3:00 PM - 3/9/2015 4:00 PM
College Center

​All employees are invited to a celebration of the completion of the SQL migration from 3-4 p.m. Monday, March 9 in the College Center. There will be remarks at 3:30 p.m. Cake, snacks and drinks will be available. There will be raffles of several items, too. This event is being planned to celebrate the hard work that was done by many employees to complete the SQL migration project. ***Go to Online Update ...

3/17/2015 8:00 AM - 3/17/2015 12:00 PM
College center

​​Employees are asked to tell students about this event. Following is the description provided by the Office of Student Life. "Gay Straight Alliance will sell Krispy Kreme donuts in the College Center from 8 a.m. - noon. Pre-order or purchase same day. Cost is $7 per dozen for original glazed donuts or $10 per dozen for varieties. Coffee will be sold for $9 per bag. To pre-order or for more information, contact Jo Daly at jdaly@kcc.edu or 815-802-8919."   *** Go to Online Update  ...

3/17/2015 11:00 AM - 3/17/2015 3:00 PM
Third floor, intersection of L and R buildings

​Employees are asked to tell students about this event. Following is the description provided by the Office of Student Life:"'Hello; is a simple yet powerful word. It says 'you are welcome,' it says 'you matter,' and today it says 'free pizza.' Stop by the Psychology's Club #PowerofHello Pizza Giveaway and see what you can do to help build a community here at our community college, and in the process grab a free slice of pizza. Just come over and say, 'Hello!'Sponsored by: Psychology Club.&...

3/17/2015 6:00 PM - 3/17/2015 8:00 PM
Brickstone Brewery in Bourbonnais

​A Green Drinks event about Starting Your Garden will be Tuesday, March 17, from 6-8 p.m. at Brickstone Brewery, 557 William Latham Drive, Bourbonnais.The program is free and open to the public.If you are planning on a garden this year, learn about starting from seed, using cuttings, and transplanting. The program is presented by Dr. James Theuri and Holly Froning of the University of Illinois Extension Program.View a flier about the event.Green Drinks is a monthly speaker series highlighting to...

3/18/2015 8:00 AM - 3/18/2015 12:00 PM
College center

​Employees are asked to tell students about this event. Following is the description provided by the Office of Student Life. "Gay Straight Alliance will sell Krispy Kreme donuts in the College Center from 8 a.m. - noon. Pre-order or purchase same day. Cost is $7 per dozen for original glazed donuts or $10 per dozen for varieties. Coffee will be sold for $9 per bag. To pre-order or for more information, contact Jo Daly at jdaly@kcc.edu or 815-802-8919."***Go to Online Update...

3/18/2015 10:00 AM - 3/18/2015 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 Wednesday, March 18  in Room L165 from 10 a.m. - 12 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 ...

3/18/2015 1:00 PM - 3/18/2015 2:00 PM
KCC Room L315

The community is invited to join two Kankakee Community College professors in reading and discussing “Coming Apart: The State of White America” by Charles Murray. The session on Wednesday, March 18 in KCC Room L315, will be Chapters 4 and 5. View attached flier for information about the entire reading series. Most weekly readings are less than 40 pages.The KCC professors leading the discussions are Steve DePasquale and Scott Kistler; both are professors in KCC’s Humanities and Social Sciences D...

3/19/2015 12:15 PM - 3/19/2015 2:15 PM
KCC Auditorium

​The community is invited to a free performance of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” one of America’s most enduring tales of racial injustice in a small southern town.The play, based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, will be presented at Kankakee Community College on Thursday, March 19 at 12:15 p.m. in the Auditorium. It will be approximately two hours long, and includes a post-show discussion. The event is free and open to the public.In this play, as in the book, a sleepy, southern town conf...

3/20/2015 6:30 PM - 3/20/2015 9:30 PM
KCC Workforce Development Center

Teams are forming for the annual family Trivia Challenge night at KCC, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, March 20.  Doors will open at 6 p.m. At the Trivia Challenge, a family-friendly atmosphere will offer teams chances to win cash prizes and earn the title of champion. The competition includes eight rounds of trivia. View an event flier here. Teams can have a maximum of six members. The cost is $50 for a team of up to six; or $10 per person. Proceeds will benefit Prairie State Legal Services. Prairie Sta...

3/24/2015 2:00 PM - 3/24/2015 3:30 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, March 24 in Room L165 from 2-3:30 p.m. is Canvas Communication. This is a hands-on demonstration of advanced communication features including Collaborations, Conferences, and Chat; also tips and tricks for Canvas email, announcements, and discussions. If you have a microphone headset and/or webcam, bring them with ...

3/25/2015 9:00 AM - 3/25/2015 11:00 AM
Room D122

KCC’s website is looking a little perkier. That’s because most of the  subsites on kcc.edu have completed a “visual upgrade." Functionality for editing content also has changed. The Office of Continuing Education and Career Services is offering training on the new content editor for web content editors. from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, March 25  in Room D122.No registration is needed, but it will be first-come, first serve for the first 20 people at each session. *** Go to Online Update      ...

3/25/2015 11:00 AM - 3/25/2015 3:00 PM
Third floor, intersection of L and R buildings

​Employees are asked to tell students about this event. Following is the description provided by the Office of Student Life:"'Hello; is a simple yet powerful word. It says 'you are welcome,' it says 'you matter,' and today it says 'free pizza.' Stop by the Psychology's Club #PowerofHello Pizza Giveaway and see what you can do to help build a community here at our community college, and in the process grab a free slice of pizza. Just come over and say, 'Hello!''Sponsored by: Psychology Club....

3/25/2015 1:00 PM - 3/25/2015 2:00 PM
KCC Room L315

The community is invited to join two Kankakee Community College professors in reading and discussing “Coming Apart: The State of White America” by Charles Murray. The session on Wednesday, March 25 in KCC Room L315, will be Chapters 6 and 7 and Appendix C.  View attached flier for information about the entire reading series. Most weekly readings are less than 40 pages.The KCC professors leading the discussions are Steve DePasquale and Scott Kistler; both are professors in KCC’s Humanities and So...

3/25/2015 1:00 PM - 3/25/2015 3:00 PM
Room D122

​KCC’s website is looking a little perkier. That’s because most of the  subsites on kcc.edu have completed a “visual upgrade." Functionality for editing content also has changed. The Office of Continuing Education and Career Services is offering training on the new content editor for web content editors. from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 25  in Room D122.No registration is needed, but it will be first-come, first serve for the first 20 people at each session. *** Go to Online Update   ...

3/25/2015 3:00 PM - 3/25/2015 5:00 PM
Softball/Baseball Fields

​“Wear your “Scarlet Fever” T-shirt, show your school pride, and support our Cavaliers as they compete against Prairie State College (softball at 3 p.m.) and Triton College (baseball, also at 3 p.m.). 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 also will be sold at the game. Free refreshments will be offered while supplies last. Free admission. Don’t miss the action-packed fun!”To show support ...

3/26/2015 3:30 PM - 3/26/2015 4:30 PM
KCC's Harold & Jean Miner South Extension Center in Watseka

​A free seminar called “Skills Resumes from Start to Finish” will be offered 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at Kankakee Community College’s Harold & Jean Miner South Extension Center in Watseka. The workshop will include how to create a resume which groups skills by function or task.“This resume style emphasizes a person’s accomplishments,” said Nancy Schunke, KCC’s Miner South Extension Center coordinator. “This seminar is great for people who are career changers, new graduates or who ha...

3/30/2015 2:00 PM - 3/30/2015 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 Monday, March 30 in Room L165 from 2-3:30 p.m. is ​Canvas Speedgrader and Gradebook. This workshop will share advanced Canvas gradebook features such as online submission grading and annotations, using rubrics, and other grading tools. Participants should already have a working knowledge of manual grade entry in Canvas.P...

3/31/2015 11:00 AM - 3/31/2015 3:00 PM
Third floor, intersection of L and R buildings

​​Employees are asked to tell students about this event. Following is the description provided by the Office of Student Life:"'Hello; is a simple yet powerful word. It says 'you are welcome,' it says 'you matter,' and today it says 'free pizza.' Stop by the Psychology's Club #PowerofHello Pizza Giveaway and see what you can do to help build a community here at our community college, and in the process grab a free slice of pizza. Just come over and say, 'Hello!''Sponsored by: Psychology Club...

4/1/2015 1:00 PM - 4/1/2015 2:00 PM
KCC Room L315

The community is invited to join two Kankakee Community College professors in reading and discussing “Coming Apart: The State of White America” by Charles Murray. The session on Wednesday, April 1 in KCC Room L315, will be Chapters 8 and 9 and Appendix D.  View attached flier for information about the entire reading series. Most weekly readings are less than 40 pages.The KCC professors leading the discussions are Steve DePasquale and Scott Kistler; both are professors in KCC’s Humanities and Soc...

4/8/2015 2:00 PM - 4/8/2015 3:00 PM
KCC Room L315

The community is invited to join two Kankakee Community College professors in reading and discussing “Coming Apart: The State of White America” by Charles Murray. The session on Wednesday, April 8 in KCC Room L315, will be Chapters 10 and 11 and Appendix E.  View attached flier for information about the entire reading series. Most weekly readings are less than 40 pages.The KCC professors leading the discussions are Steve DePasquale and Scott Kistler; both are professors in KCC’s Humanities and S...

4/9/2015 2:00 PM - 4/9/2015 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, April 9 in Room L165 from 2-3:30 p.m. is Canvas Quizzes. This workshop covers the basics of creating and administering Canvas quizzes, covering the various options for settings, questions and questions banks, as well as viewing analytics and quiz logs.Please reserve a space by emailing the date and time of the se...

4/15/2015 1:00 PM - 4/15/2015 2:00 PM
KCC Room L315

The community is invited to join two Kankakee Community College professors in reading and discussing “Coming Apart: The State of White America” by Charles Murray. The session on Wednesday, April 15 in KCC Room L315, will be Chapters 12 and 13.  View attached flier for information about the entire reading series. Most weekly readings are less than 40 pages.The KCC professors leading the discussions are Steve DePasquale and Scott Kistler; both are professors in KCC’s Humanities and Social Sciences...

4/22/2015 9:00 AM - 4/22/2015 11:00 AM
Room D122

KCC’s website is looking a little perkier. That’s because most of the  subsites on kcc.edu have completed a “visual upgrade." Functionality for editing content also has changed. The Office of Continuing Education and Career Services is offering training on the new content editor for web content editors. from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22  in Room D122.No registration is needed, but it will be first-come, first serve for the first 20 people at each session. ***Go to Online Update ...

4/22/2015 1:00 PM - 4/22/2015 2:00 PM
KCC Room L315

The community is invited to join two Kankakee Community College professors in reading and discussing “Coming Apart: The State of White America” by Charles Murray. The session on Wednesday, April 22 in KCC Room L315, will be Chapters 14 and 15 and Appendices F and G.  View attached flier for information about the entire reading series. Most weekly readings are less than 40 pages.The KCC professors leading the discussions are Steve DePasquale and Scott Kistler; both are professors in KCC’s Humanit...

4/22/2015 1:00 PM - 4/22/2015 3:00 PM
Room D122

KCC’s website is looking a little perkier. That’s because most of the  subsites on kcc.edu have completed a “visual upgrade." Functionality for editing content also has changed. The Office of Continuing Education and Career Services is offering training on the new content editor for web content editors. from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 in Room D122.No registration is needed, but it will be first-come, first serve for the first 20 people at each session.***Go to Online Update ...

4/29/2015 1:00 PM - 4/29/2015 2:00 PM
KCC Room L315

The community is invited to join two Kankakee Community College professors in reading and discussing “Coming Apart: The State of White America” by Charles Murray. The session on Wednesday, April 29 in KCC Room L315, will be Chapters 16 and 17.  View attached flier for information about the entire reading series. Most weekly readings are less than 40 pages.The KCC professors leading the discussions are Steve DePasquale and Scott Kistler; both are professors in KCC’s Humanities and Social Sciences...