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Edible Car Contest to be held in cafeteria

Alyssa McCauley, Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under Featured News, Student Life, Uncategorized

IVCC’s annual Edible Car contest race will take place on Wed, Feb. 22, at noon in the cafeteria, and the judges will be viewing the cars prior to the race beginning at 10a.m.    Anyone can enter this contest as long as they are in a group of two people and can build a car entirely out of f...

New water main break results in cancellations, water shutoffs

New water main break results in cancellations, water shutoffs

Aelsa Butler, IV Leader Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 19
Filed under Featured News, News, Student Life, Top Stories

UPDATE (8:28 a.m. Jan 20): Classes are taking place today as scheduled. UPDATE (5 p.m. Jan. 19): there is a crew at the site of the break. Still no word on when situation will be resolved. Check the IVCC website for cancellations. A water main break behind A-building means water will be turned...

IVCC unveils plans for second annual showcase

Stephanie Bias, IV Leader Columnist
September 22
Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Music, Staff, Student Life, Theater

The second annual Day of the Arts Festival is returning to Illinois Valley Community College on Saturday, Oct. 15. The day is dedicated to showcasing student art, live performances, and music. Hosted and sponsored by the humanities department, the day features different creative workshops, all available...

Red Cross Club wins award

June 17
Filed under News, Student Life

Illinois Valley Red Cross Club members Becca Herrmann (left), Cody O’Brien, Jimmy Crank and Kaitlin Raineri. The Chicago and Northern Illinois chapter of the American Red Cross awarded the Red Cross Club Award to members of Illinois Valley Community College’s chapter at their Volunteer Recognitio...

Grab your sneakers: exercise decreases stress

Grab your sneakers: exercise decreases stress

Jessica Bursztynsky, IV Leader Associate Editor
May 5
Filed under Student Life

Stress, anxiety and depression have a stronghold on college students, yet a large amount of those suffering could find relief by lacing up those sneakers and going on a run. Only 14 percent of people use exercise to cope with stress, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)....

Empty library space blank canvas for student life

Lindsey Bennett, IV Leader Staff Writer
January 28
Filed under News, Student Life

By now, many of you have probably noticed the new library area with only a few tables and chairs to break up the space. The area was once part of the cashier’s area before it moved buildings and the library is planning how to utilize the space. Frances Whaley, head librarian at IVCC, says the current...

Students lobby for MAP funding

Students lobby for MAP funding

Christian Bender, IV Leader Staff
April 10
Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories

IVCC Student Government attended Student Advocacy Day at the Capitol building in Springfield on April 2 to lobby state lawmakers about funding of the Monetary Assistance Program. Representatives from IVCC’s SGA group met with both state Sen. Sue Rezin and state Rep. Frank Mauntino, who also is the...

Spirit day pictures with Spirit the Eagle

Spirit day pictures with Spirit the Eagle

Marshal Herrmann, Media Editor
September 11
Filed under Student Life

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Taylors create STEM scholarship


April 11
Filed under Student Life

William and Dian Taylor of Winnetka have created a scholarship for Illinois Valley Community College students transferring to Northern Illinois University to study in science, technology, engineering or mathematics fields. The William and Dian Taylor Scholarship for STEM Students will be awarded annually...

Edible Car Contest winners named

Edible Car Contest winners named

IV Leader Staff
March 21
Filed under Student Life

It wasn’t a record-breaking race for the Edible Car Contest recently at Illinois Valley Community College, but students from Hall High School dominated the speed competition for the second year in a row. Teams of Hall calculus students won first and third in the speed competition in the eighth annual...

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