Thursday, May 16, 2013
The school's annual commencement program took place May 14.
Thursday, May 16
More than 660 students received degrees and certificates at Oakton Community College’s 42nd Annual Commencement, held May 14, at the College’s Des Plaines campus. After a welcome by Oakton Community College President Margaret B. Lee, Student Government Association Past President Alfred Raul Hegyes of Niles gave a farewell address. He served as co-president and president of Oakton’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter, and stepped into his SGA role in summer 2012. As SGA president, Hegyes was a tireless booster, spearheading efforts to increase student attendance at College basketball games. He plans on pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The College conferred its Distinguished Alumna Award…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Oakton Community College will remain closed due to flooding in Des Plaines, according to a spokesperson.
Oakton Community College's Des Plaines campus will remain closed due to flooding on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23-24, according to a spokesperson. Janet Spector-Bishop stated in an email to Patch that the campus in Skokie would be open, but many events at the campus in Des Plaines were rescheduled or canceled. The community college was closed on Thursday because of the storm water. Updates on the impact of the flood are being posted on Oakton Community College's website, Spector-Bishop stated. Related:
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Oakton Community College in Des Plaines has been closed because of flooding.
Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Road in Des Plaines, is closed April 18 because of flooding. A message on the college's website states that all classes are canceled. However, the Student Leadership Banquet still is expected to be held tonight. The college is encouraging people to check back for updates after 2 p.m. or call 847-635-1699.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A film studies author and professor at Oakton Community College shares his thoughts on the passing of the popular film critic Roger Ebert.
Roger Ebert will be remembered as a film critic who expanded the appreciation of film through television, his commitment to his journalism roots and his calm, warm demeanor. That’s what Larry Knapp, a film studies teacher at Oakton Community College said when he received news of Ebert’s passing on Thursday. Ebert and Gene Siskel pioneered film reviewing on television in the 1970s with their show Sneak Previews, Knapp said, something that didn’t exist before then. “They made film appreciation something anyone could appreciate,” Knapp said. Before television, film criticism fell into primarily two areas, Knapp said, either journalism or academia, much like literary criticism. Ebert was the first film critic to receive a Pulitzer Prize, Knapp…
Register for classes at the community college at oakton.edu
Thursday, April 4
While the leaves won’t turn gold and brown for a few months, fall semester registration at Oakton Community College begins Monday, April 8. Fall credit class listings can be found online at www.oakton.edu. Autumn classes begin the week of August 19. Register in person at either campus in Des Plaines (1600 East Golf Road), and Skokie (7701 North Lincoln Avenue), Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Students with a current application on file may register online at my.oakton.edu. Also, while it still may be chilly outside, it’s never too early too think warm thoughts! Register now for summer 2013 classes at Oakton. Eight-week courses begin Monday, June 3; seven-week …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The college is cutting back on adjunct hours to avoid the expense of paying for health care benefits, the Daily Herald reports.
Oakton Community College is cutting back on the number of hours given to adjunct faculty to avoid the expense of providing them with health care, the Daily Herald reports. Under the Affordable Care Act, employers with at least 50 full-time equivalent employees will be required to offer health care to those who work 31 hours or more per week in 2014. At Oakton, adjuncts are being assigned no more than 21 “learning hour equivalents” in 2013, the newspaper reports, to make sure they won’t be listed as full-time employees by the IRS. Cutting back on adjunct faculty hours isn’t the only way Oakton is trying to make ends meet. Trustees are also considering a tuition increase and will vote on the subject later this spring.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Art students and faculty from Oakton Community College will showcase their ecologically-themed works at The Nature Project, which opens Friday, March 8, at the Brickton Art Center, 306 Busse Highway, Park Ridge.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Events at Oakton Community College Feb. 22-24.
Friday, February 22
Booth Spotlights Famous Theater Family Before reality TV stars there were the Booths: the 19th century’s most famous – and infamous – theater family. Trace its tumultuous history in Booth, a staged reading at Oakton Community College’s Studio One, 1600 East Golf Road, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24. This production by Steppenwolf ensemble member Austin Pendleton follows the career and life of Junius Booth. Despite being the greatest tragic actor of his day, Booth’s success as Hamlet, Lear, and Richard III couldn’t make up for his failure as a father and husband. When Booth takes his son Edwin on tour, the two ambitious men clash as real life mirrors the tragedies they perform. Booth, presented by the Performing…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The free event takes place Feb. 21 at the Skokie campus.
Thursday, February 14
Take a closer look at Berlin’s Holocaust memorials during a free event open to the public at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at Oakton’s Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue (Room P103). Sponsored by Oakton’s Jewish Studies Concentration, Holocaust Memorials of Berlin turns the spotlight on a range of Holocaust monuments in Germany’s capital – from the famous Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe to the newest monument honoring Roma and Sinti (Gypsy) victims. Presenter Annette Isaacs, M.A., lecturer and Germany expert, was born and raised in Germany. She received her master’s degree in American studies, political science, and history from Free University of Berlin. Isaacs speaks on a wide range of German historical, cultural, social, …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The event is a campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.
Tuesday, February 12
One in three women will be beaten or raped during their lifetimes. Oakton Community College’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program is joining organizations from more than 160 countries around the world to participate in "One Billion Rising," a campaign calling for one billion men and women to raise awareness about violence against women. At Oakton, students, faculty, staff, and community members will gather, dance, and sing “Break the Chain,” One Billion Rising’s theme song. The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 14 at 3:30 p.m. at the main lobby of the college's campuses in Des Plaines (1600 East Golf Road) and Skokie (7701 North Lincoln Ave.) More than 75 participants are expected to take part in One Billion Rising at the college's …