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Goodwill donates $5,000 for Kishwaukee College scholarshipsGoodwill donates $5,000 for Kishwaukee College scholarships

September 3rd, 2015—Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois is proud to announce that, for the fourth year, it has awarded Kishwaukee College funding for scholarships for adults with disabilities. On September 1, representatives of Goodwill were on campus to donate $5,000 to a scholarship endowment fund administered by the Kishwaukee College Foundation that assists students with barriers to advancing their education. The scholarships enable individuals with disabilities to build a better future for themselves, their families, and the community as a whole. The Kishwaukee College Foundation oversees the award process for students.  Full Article

Kishwaukee College, First National Bank and Accion to host Small Business Financing and Resourcing Event

September 2nd, 2015—On Wednesday, September 30, a Small Business Financing and Resourcing Event will be held at Faranda's located at 302 Grove Street, DeKalb from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Full Article

Therapeutic Massage holds pinning ceremonyTherapeutic Massage holds pinning ceremony

August 31st, 2015—Kishwaukee College Therapeutic Massage graduates participated in a traditional pinning ceremony on Saturday, August 29, in Jenkins Auditorium in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center.  Full Article

KC announces auditions for fall play

August 24th, 2015—Nadine Franklin, Theater instructor and resident director at Kishwaukee College, has announced audition dates for the College\\\'s fall production of God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. The auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Kishwaukee College Theater (B1205). Copies of the script are on reserve at the Kishwaukee College Library. Franklin requires anyone interested in auditioning for one of the roles (two women, two men) read the script prior to auditioning.  Full Article

KC offers free ESL classes in DeKalb area

August 20th, 2015—The Adult Education and Transition Programs division at Kishwaukee College is offering free beginning and intermediate level English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at various times and locations during Fall 2015 in the DeKalb County area. Students can enroll in classes during the weeks of August 24 — 28 and September 14 - 18 at the class locations or at the Adult Education and Transition Programs offices at Kishwaukee College. Beginning and Intermediate ESL classes help adults with limited English proficiency learn the basics of speaking, listening, reading, and writing with practical applications to daily life.  Full Article

KC Floral Design students tie for 2nd at AIFD SymposiumKC Floral Design students tie for 2nd at AIFD Symposium

August 20th, 2015—Kishwaukee College Floral Design students Melissa Findlay, Sycamore, and Katelyn Hensley, Genoa, tied for Second Place in the Body Flowers competition at the American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD) National Symposium held in Denver, June 30-July 4. Kishwaukee College Floral Design instructor Janet Gallagher attended the symposium with the students.  Full Article

KC Garden Open House on August 27KC Garden Open House on August 27

August 19th, 2015—The Kishwaukee College Horticulture department will be hosting a Garden Open House for the public to view this year's gardens on Thursday, August 27 from 1 — 3:00p.m. Staff will be available to answer questions about the various plants and design. Light refreshments will be available. The Garden Open House is free and open to the public.  Full Article

KC Collision Repair program receives highest NATEF accreditationKC Collision Repair program receives highest NATEF accreditation

August 14th, 2015—The Kishwaukee College Collision Repair Technology (CRT) program received the highest accreditation by National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Kishwaukee\\\'s CRT program received the Master Accreditation designation, making the program one of only two college collision repair programs in Illinois to earn that distinction.  Full Article

State MAP grant program unavailable for colleges

August 13th, 2015—The Monetary Assistance Program (MAP) Grant program, a financial aid program for Illinois residents who meet income eligibility requirements, is currently unavailable to all colleges and universities due to the budget stalemate in Springfield.  Full Article

KC begins President Search, requests community input

August 12th, 2015—The Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees has announced that it has begun the search process for the position of President of the College. The Board has selected  Full Article

Kishwaukee College awarded TRIO Grant

August 11th, 2015—The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Kishwaukee College a TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant. The grant will provide the College with $1.1 million over a five-year program cycle. The award for the first year of the grant is $220,000.  Full Article

KC offers free ESL and GED® classes in Rochelle

August 6th, 2015—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 2015 in Rochelle. All classes are offered free of charge to participants. Classes begin the week of August 24. Students may enroll from August 24 — 28 and again from September 14 — 18 and October 26 — 30 at the class sites.  Full Article

KC offers free GED® preparation classes in DeKalb area

August 5th, 2015—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 (reading/wrting) 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 24. Students may enroll from August 24 — 28 and again from September 14 — 18 and October 26 — 30, in the classes.  Full Article

KC fall registration in progress, classes begin August 24

August 4th, 2015—Kishwaukee College registration for the Fall 2015 semester is currently in progress. The Fall 2015 semester begins August 24.  Full Article

KC accepting applications for McIlrath scholarship

July 28th, 2015—The Financial Aid Office at Kishwaukee College has announced that applications for the Wayne McIlrath Family Scholarship are available. The McIlrath Scholarship is for adults who are beginning or returning to college at Kishwaukee. Applications are currently available in the Financial Aid Office at Kishwaukee College. The application deadline is September 1, 2015.  Full Article

Vegetable Production is growing at Kishwaukee CollegeVegetable Production is growing at Kishwaukee College

July 22nd, 2015—Linda Mlyniec, Kirkand, is pulling weeds under a brilliant blue sky. The extremely wet June in northern Illinois has given weeds an opportunity to, well, grow like weeds. "That is one thing I have learned," she said. "Keep things weeded!" Linda shares the heat, the dirt, and the pile of unwanted weeds with many gardeners. But there is one difference: Linda is receiving college credit. This summer, the Horticulture Program at Kishwaukee College is offering the second in a series of three courses on Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production.  Full Article

KC receives Nissan donationKC receives Nissan donation

July 14th, 2015—The Automotive Technology program at Kishwaukee College received a generous donation from Nissan North America, a 2013 Sentra SV. Tim Banasiak, Automotive Tech instructor, said, "I am extremely grateful to the Nissan Midwest Region. When they contacted me, they wanted to reach out to a local community college to help auto students in their education. The newer models like this Sentra SV help keep our program current, and give the students a chance to work on the latest technology."  Full Article

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