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​Community college marketing expert Pam Cox Otto, Ph.D., will talk about enrollment, recruitment and retention on Tuesday, July 21 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in the Iroquois Room. The presentation includes lunch. A calendar appointment will also be sent. Cox-Otto will talk about enrollment trends facing KCC and community colleges around the country, what drives students to make college decisions and how we can more actively retain students through graduation. Cox-Otto understands community col...

​Orientation appointments are now being accepted for the free General Educational Development (GED) classes offered through Kankakee Community College.Program orientations are required before GED enrollment. GED classes are held at six area locations and online. Students can register for classes that begin in August after completing orientation. KCC offers the GED classes as preparation for the GED exam. The classes are designed for students at least 16 years of age who have not completed high s...

Construction of the Advanced Technology Education Center is on hold until an Illinois State budget is approved. It is expected that work will resume at the site in the coming weeks. ​...

​KCC sophomore Taylor Roach has received the NJCAA Superior Academic Achievement Award for earning a grade point average of 3.80 to 3.99. Roach is from Chebanse, and attended Tri-Point High School before playing at KCC for Head Coach Donnie Denson. Roach led the team in scoring for 2014-15 with an average of 14.7 points per game. She made 71.4% of her free throws and shot 36% from the 3 point line. Roach is the ninth Academic Achievement Award winner from KCC's women’s basketball program. She ...

​Due to saturated grounds and high water, the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra Association is postponing its July 4th celebration. It will be rescheduled to coincide with the City of Kankakee's fireworks, which are also being delayed. The annual KVSOA event is hosted along the Kankakee River on the KCC campus and Kankakee Valley Park District grounds. ...

Karen Becker has accepted a new position within the college. She is now director of the Miner Memorial Library. Karen has been employed at KCC since 2006. She began as a reference librarian, and in 2009, she assumed the role of assistant director with responsibilities for the day-to-day operations of the library. In addition, she has been adjunct faculty at both KCC, teaching LRCS 1512 (Library and Information Literacy) and Olivet Nazarene University, teaching Reference and Information Sources...

​Human Resources is in the process of closing out fiscal year 2015 and could use the help of each employee.The Human Resources Office needs all of the following items to accurately close FY 2015 and enter FY 2016:. Timesheets . Leave requests. Notification if a leave requested wasn't taken. Absence From Work forms"We appreciate if everyone submits necessary information as soon as possible," said David Cagle, director of human resources. "This will enable us to rollover accurate ba...

The full-time employees celebrating July anniversaries are:Deb Hoyer-Denson, Continuing Education and Career Services, 7/1/98John Avendano, President’s Office, 7/1/09Marla Lockett-Robinson, Student Services, 7/1/13Barb Loudy, Miner Memorial Library, 7/3/78Kari Nugent, Marketing and Public Relations, 7/6/99Allyson Saxton, Workforce Investment Act, 7/6/09Laura Gardner, Student Services, 7/11/11David Hermann, Student Services, 7/1/11Novalla Coleman, Student Services, 7/15/08Bert Jacobson, Sustainab...

​Cari Stevenson, assistant professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, received the first place Teaching Resources Award from the APA Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges for “What if Freud Had Facebook?” The award encourages community college faculty to share instructional techniques. Cari’s lesson teaches students about theories of development. For the lesson, students were divided into groups and assigned one of 10 human development theorists. Freud’s Facebook page was pro...

​Submitted by Aindrea Hogan, coordinator of scholarships and annual giving It is time to start organizing volunteers for the Cavaliers Classic Golf Outing. This year’s outing will take place Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 at the Kankakee Country Club. Volunteers can fill a number of roles at the outing, including serving beverages, assisting with course contests, assisting with prizes and other details. All volunteers receive lunch and dinner at the Country Club, plus a Cavaliers Classic dri-fit polo. ...

Two players on the national championship team from Kankakee Community College have been recognized by the NJCAA for athletic and achievements.Brittany Plimmer of Bloomingdale and Stephanie Sanderson of Homer have both received the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement for earning grade point averages of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale for 45 semester hours. The awards were formerly called “Academic All-American.”Plimmer received three additional awards for her performance on the field. Bo...

​Lambda Epsilon Chi, the national honor society in Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies at Kankakee Community College, added one student and one honorary member at its annual ceremony on June 24. Kankakee attorney J. Imani Drew, assistant public defender for Kankakee County, was inducted into Lambda Epsilon Chi for her service as adjunct faculty, advisory committee, and ABA Reapproval Task Force, as well as for sponsoring interns. Krystel McKean, a Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies Advanced Certif...

​Over the next several weeks, college copiers will be upgraded to offer access to additional features. Added features will include faxing from/to the copier; and scanning on the copier to save on a KCC network drive. Once the features are enabled, logging in to copiers will be done by swiping a new employee ID card. Further information on the new ID cards with magnetic strip and training on how to use copiers will be provided as the project progresses. Anyone with questions regarding the cop...

​Submitted by David Cagle, director of human resources At the June 8, 2015 board of trustees meeting, the board approved revisions to the Health Emergency Leave Program (H.E.L.P.) policy.  The program was originally intended to be for the employee only who has a catastrophic medical condition. It is now expanded to include a member of the employee’s immediate household or of the employee’s immediate family for whom the participant is the primary care giver. We hope that with the revision, we ...

​The KCC Foundation and Athletics offices will host the fifth annual Cavaliers Classic Golf Outing on Monday, Aug. 3 at the Kankakee Country Club, 2011 Cobb Blvd. in Kankakee. KCC employees can golf for a reduced rate of $125 per golfer. To register, please contact Imani Cobb at 815-802-8252 or email icobb@kcc.edu. Checks can be made payable to the KCC Foundation. Full event information can be found on the Cavaliers Classic website.   *** Go to Online Update  ...

​Volunteers are needed to help staff stations during Welcome Back Week on August 17 & 18, 2015.Volunteers will provide a friendly welcome, help answer questions and give directions to students.Your assistance in this effort will be greatly appreciated. To volunteer, phone Laura Gardner in the Office of Student Life at 815-802-8628 or email lgardner@kcc.edu to sign up. *** Go to Online Update...

Outstanding invoices for goods or services received in fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014  to June 30, 2015) must be submitted to the Business Office with appropriate documentation no later than Aug. 3, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.  Invoices for grant-related items must be received in the Business Office no later than July 6, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. to ensure the costs are covered by the specific grant. Anything submitted after the above times/dates will be charged to the fiscal year 2016 budget. Any questions ...

​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 importa...

​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 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 ...

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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7/7/2015 11:00 AM - 7/7/2015 12:00 PM
KCC Room L312

​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 L312. 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 ...

7/7/2015 3:00 PM - 7/7/2015 5:00 PM
KCC Room D327

​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, July 7 in Room D327 from 3-5 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 T...

7/14/2015 11:00 AM - 7/14/2015 12:00 PM
KCC Room L312

​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 L312. 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...

7/15/2015 3:00 PM - 7/15/2015 4:00 PM
KCC Room D327

​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, July 15 in Room D327 from 3-4 p.m. is Canvas Speedgrader and Gradebook. It will offer advanced Canvas gradebook features, such as online submission grading and annotations, using rubrics, and other grading tools. Note: participants should already have a working knowledge of manual grade entry in Canvas. Please...

7/21/2015 11:00 AM - 7/21/2015 12:00 PM
KCC Room L312

​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 L312. 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 ...

7/21/2015 6:00 PM - 7/21/2015 8:00 PM
Brickston Brewery - Bourbonnais

A Green Drinks event, “The Pilot Hill Wind Farm” will be Tuesday, July 21, from 6-8 p.m. at Brickstone Brewery, 557 William Latham Drive, Bourbonnais.The program is free and open to the public.Learn about the current role of renewables in US power sector and renewable economics, the steps to develop a wind farm, construction of a wind farm, and operation of a wind farm and interaction with the grid. Presented by Jon Baker, project developer for EDF Renewable Energy. View a flier about the event....

7/23/2015 9:00 AM - 7/23/2015 10:30 AM
KCC Room D327

​​​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, July 23 in Room D327 from 9-10:30 a.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...

7/29/2015 9:00 AM - 7/29/2015 11:00 AM
KCC Room D327

​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, July 29 in Room D327 from 9-11 a.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 t...