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 …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Michael Carr has been named the assistant dean for Academic Affairs.
Tuesday, January 29
Michael Carr, Ph.D., has been named as assistant dean for Academic Affairs at Oakton Community College. A resident of Elgin, Carr previously chaired the College’s Biological Sciences Department and served as a professor of biology. In his new post, Carr will oversee Oakton’s large and diverse adjunct faculty. “We have an incredible group of part-time instructors,” he notes. “Many of them are professionals in their respective fields, all bring a wealth of experience to the table. This rich resource is part of what makes the College such a vibrant learning community.” Carr’s duties will include coordinating evaluations of part-time and adjunct faculty, managing Oakton’s dual credit initiatives, and administering the College’s program …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) recently named Oakton Community College men’s soccer player Bobak Khalili of Schaumburg to its 2012 Junior College Men Scholar All-America Team.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Oakton Community College offers 10- and 16-week programs for basic nurse assistant training.
Wednesday, January 2
The following information was submitted by Steve Repsys, spokesperson for Oakton Community College: As baby boomers age and health care needs increase, health career professionals will be in high demand. Begin your health career journey by enrolling in Oakton Community College’s Basic Nurse Assistant Training (BNAT) program. Classes begin in mid-January at the College’s Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue. Oakton’s BNAT curriculum, approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, offers a basic study of principles and procedures used by the nurse assistant in long-term care, home health settings, and hospitals. The program focuses on basic human needs and the care of elders. Students acquire skills and concepts through hands-on …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The works of two Illinois landscape artists are on display at the Koehnline Museum of Art in Des Plaines until Jan. 25.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The following information was submitted by Steve Repsys, spokesperson for Oakton Community College: You may never envision nature the same way after viewing Nuances of Landscape: Paintings by Mary Porterfield and Nina Weiss, which features two local painters with very distinct approaches to capturing scenery. The exhibition is on display at Oakton Community College’s Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, through Friday, Jan. 25. Porterfield’s works question what makes an act heroic in the midst of circumstances beyond our control, symbolized in her pieces by natural phenomena such as geysers, storm clouds and volcanoes. Porterfield’s paintings are comprised of hundreds of small figures. Some depict religious individuals …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Oakton Community College students camped out in shanties on the Des Plaines campus to bring attention to the issues surrounding homelessness, and to raise funds for the college’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity, on Nov. 27.
Creature comforts were at a minimum for 20 to 30 students at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines on Tuesday night as the group camped out in the campus courtyard in handmade shanties. The group braved the chilly weather and hard concrete in cardboard boxes and tents to increase awareness about homelessness and to raise funds for Oakton’s student-run chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Sahil Pruthi, treasurer for the group and co-project manager for the event, said the purpose of the second annual Shantytown project was to advocate and educate on the issue of homelessness. In Illinois, an estimated 14,000 people experience homelessness every night, according to a press release from Oakton Community College. “People don’t know, they just go…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
More than 30 Oakton Community College student clubs will bring awareness to homelessness by filling the Des Plaines campus courtyard with temporary shanties built of discarded material, and will spend the night in their shanties to help raise funds for Ha
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Award-winning Chicago journalist and author Alex Kotlowitz will bring a lively cast of Windy City characters to life at Oakton on Nov. 28 when he reads from his book "Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago."
Sunday, October 14, 2012
A roundup of contributions to the Local Voices section from Oct. 7 to Oct. 13.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Community members are invited to learn the basics of reading television, radio scripts and more from an expert.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Johnny Heller, a commercial voiceover and audio narration coach and teacher, will cover the basics of the voiceover field at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25, according to Oakton Community College's website.