Listed below are the articles from the past 60 days. For a complete listing of press releases organized by school year, visit the press release archive.

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DeKalb Illinois workNet Center celebrates new location

October 20th, 2014—The Illinois workNet Center has settled into its new location at 650B North Peace Road in DeKalb and will be celebrating with an Open House on Thursday, October 30 from 4 — 6:00p.m. The Open House is free and open to the public.  Full Article

KC hosts The Big Read: Family Reading Night on October 21

October 15th, 2014—As part of the national Big Read, Kishwaukee College is hosting Family Reading Night on October 21, beginning at 7:00p.m. in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center Dining Room. Participants should park in Lot A (south side of building) and enter through Doors #16 or 17. The event is free and open to the public.  Full Article

Stonesifer joins KC as Financial Aid DirectorStonesifer joins KC as Financial Aid Director

October 14th, 2014—Kishwaukee College welcomed Cynthia Stonesifer as the Director of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs. She assumed the position on August 25.  Full Article

KC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts new membersKC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts new members

October 8th, 2014—this fall at Kishwaukee College. The new members were inducted during a candle-lighting ceremony held in the College's Jenkins Auditorium on October 8. The ceremony was presided over by the current officers of the Alpha Rho Eta chapter: Willis Pope, President; Yasmine Brooks, Vice President; Julia Koca, Recording Officer; Argyle O'Leary, Public Relations Officer; and Norma Gregorio-Perez, Hallmark Officer. The Kishwaukee College chapter faculty advisers are SyLinda Menafee and Laura Chiavini.  Full Article

KC awarded Military Friendly Schools® title

October 8th, 2014—Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Kishwaukee College to the Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2015 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.  Full Article

Kishwaukee College welcomes new Athletic DirectorKishwaukee College welcomes new Athletic Director

October 8th, 2014—Craig Jackson (Willamette University '97) has been named the new Athletic Director at Kishwaukee College. Jackson comes to Kishwaukee after serving as the Director of Athletics and Head Women's Basketball Coach at Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina. Through his 24-year career, he has served in a variety of positions at all levels of collegiate athletics, primarily as a coach for women's basketball.  Full Article

KC hosts Mental Health Fair on October 15

October 7th, 2014—Kishwaukee College is hosting a Mental Health Fair on Wednesday, October 15 from 9:30a.m. — 12:30p.m. in the Atrium located outside the College Library and Art Gallery. The Mental Health Fair is free and open to the public. Visitors to the Mental Health Fair should use Doors #12 or #58.  Full Article

Kishwaukee College's <em>Kamelian</em> earns CCHA awardKishwaukee College's Kamelian earns CCHA award

October 7th, 2014—Kishwaukee College's literary/arts magazine, The Kamelian, was named the Third Place Winner in the Central Division of the Community College Humanities Association's 2014 Literary Magazine Competition. Amy Smith, English instructor and faculty editor of The Kamelian, said, "For many years, the Kishwaukee College Kamelian has been a vehicle for showcasing the artistic and literary talents of our students. As the Kamelian Editor, I am especially proud of our 2014 artists and writers, and honored to be recognized by the CCHA."  Full Article

Art Gallery hosts Marcellous Lovelace showArt Gallery hosts Marcellous Lovelace show

October 1st, 2014—The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery will feature the works of Marcellous Lovelace in an exhibition titled Exposed Emotions: Broken Urban Narratives. The show will run through October 30. The Gallery hours for Fall 2014 are Monday through Thursday 10:00a.m. — 6:00p.m. The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is free and open to the public.  Full Article

Library hosts Librofest

September 29th, 2014—The Kishwaukee College Library will be hosting Librofest, an author-book fair, on Thursday, October 9, from 10:00a.m. — 4:00p.m. Librofest is free and open to the public.  Full Article

KC hosts Immigration Information Night

September 24th, 2014—Kishwaukee College is hosting a Immigration Information Night presentation on Wednesday, October 1 at 6:00p.m. in Jenkins Auditorium in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center. The doors will open at 5:30p.m. There will be limited childcare available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event is free and open to the public.  Full Article

KC I-CAPS program serves as instructional modelKC I-CAPS program serves as instructional model

September 23rd, 2014—The I-CAPS Program at Kishwaukee College is serving as a model of instructional efficiency for the national Accelerating Opportunity Programs in the state of Illinois. On September 16, Bevan Gibson, Director of the Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Professional Development Center, Sarah Goldammer, SIU-E Professional Development Center, and Dr. Aime\\\'e LaFollette Julian, Interim Director of the Illinois State University Center for Specialized Professional Support, were at the College with a professional film crew to create instructional videos with the Kishwaukee College I-CAPS faculty and staff.  Full Article

KC recognizes National Adult Education and Family Literacy week

September 22nd, 2014—The Adult Education and Transition Programs (AETP) division at Kishwaukee College is raising awareness of the continued need for adult education in the local communities by recognizing National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, September 22 — 29.  Full Article

KC hosts free evening of Hispanic dance

September 18th, 2014—Kishwaukee College is hosting a free evening of Hispanic dance performances by three local dance troupes. The Celebration of Dance will be held on Tuesday September 23 from 6:30 — 8:00p.m. in A1273 in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public and will include light refreshments.  Full Article

KC President's LuncheonKC President's Luncheon

September 18th, 2014—Kishwaukee College President Dr. Tom Choice held a special welcome luncheon on campus on Tuesday, September 9, for returning students who are enrolled in the College's Honors Program and new students who received the College's Academic Achievement Awards. The students enjoyed lunch with Dr. Choice; Sedgwick Harris, Vice President of Student Services; Dr. Mark Lanting, Vice President of Instruction; Rob Galick, Vice President of Finance and Administration; and Nancy Partch, Dean of Student Services. Speakers at the luncheon were Dr. Choice; Dr. Anthony Thomas, Honors Program Advisor; Jenna Jane, Honors Program graduate; and Laura Chiavini, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society advisor. Pictured are the Honors Program students who attended the luncheon with Dr. Choice (standing back row, sixth from the right) and Dr. Anthony Thomas (standing back row, eighth from right).

3M awards stethoscopes to KC nursing students3M awards stethoscopes to KC nursing students

September 10th, 2014—Six first-year nursing students at Kishwaukee College were the recipients of prestigious Littmann Stethoscopes from the Community Support Group at 3M. Jon Pruitt and Donna Engh, co-chairs of the 3M Community Support Group, were on campus on September 4 to award the stethoscopes to the students.  Full Article

KC students compete at National SkillsUSAKC students compete at National SkillsUSA

August 28th, 2014—Kishwaukee College students competed in the 50th National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and SkillsUSA Championships held in Kansas City, MO on June 23 — 27. Four students who earned First Place honors at the Illinois statewide SkillsUSA Competition in April advanced to compete at the National championship against first-place finishers from across the country.  Full Article

KC Therapeutic Massage holds pinning ceremonyKC Therapeutic Massage holds pinning ceremony

August 28th, 2014—Kishwaukee College Therapeutic Massage graduates participated in a traditional pinning ceremony on Saturday, August 23, in Jenkins Auditorium in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center.  Full Article

Enrollment open in KC's free ESL and GED® classes through September 3

August 28th, 2014—The Adult Education and Transition Programs division of Kishwaukee College is offering free GED preparation classes and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes during Fall 2014 in Rochelle. All classes are offered free of charge to participants. Classes begin the week of August 25. Enrollment is open for classes from August 25 — September 3. Students may register on class meeting days at the class site or at the Adult Education offices at Kishwaukee College. There will be future opportunities for enrollment in GED and ESL classes this semester in October and November.  Full Article

KC offers free GED® preparation classes in DeKalb area

August 28th, 2014—Adult learners can prepare for the GED exam by taking free classes offered through Kishwaukee College\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Adult Education and Transition Programs division. GED classes cover Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Adults work at their own level and speed. GED preparation classes are free for the participants. Classes begin the week of August 25. Students may enroll through September 3 and then again from October 6 - 9 in any of the classes.  Full Article

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