23 students inducted into honors society

IV Leader Staff
April 10, 2014
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Twenty-three students were  inducted into the Rho Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on  March 20 at IVCC. New members are Donna  Bennett, Mitchell Caffarini,  Tiernan Ebener, Jack Ferguson,  Megan Fitzgerald, Jami Frasure,  Yanya Gaughan, Miranda  Grandy, Chelsea Gruenwald,  David Kinczewski,... Read more »

Students lobby for MAP funding

Students lobby for MAP funding

Christian Bender, IV Leader Staff
April 10, 2014
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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... Read more »

Students raise funds through Polar Plunge

Students raise funds through Polar Plunge

IV Leader Staff
March 25, 2014
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On March 2, many Chicagoans, and those in the surrounding areas, took to North Avenue Beach and leapt into Lake Michigan for the 14th Annual Polar Plunge. While the main plunge occurred in Chicago, other groups joined together at lakes and other areas to raise funds in their own version of the plunge. Included... Read more »

Students take part in Edible Car Contest

Students take part in Edible Car Contest

Jacob Montgomery and Laura Keppy
March 25, 2014
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Not only students from IVCC but also high school students as well took place in the ninth annual Edible Car Contest on Feb. 26. The teams from IVCC included Spanish club car named “Jalapeños Ardientes,” which was the only club organization car, one faculty member- Schultz, three IVCC student... Read more »

Villarreal wins teaching award

Villarreal wins teaching award

Brandon Urbance and Michael Venegas
March 25, 2014
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This year’s Stephen Charry Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence recipient is Nora Villarreal, English instructor. She was selected out of seven total nominees. Like many other college students, Villarreal said she was not always that interested in college. “It feels incredible to win the... Read more »

Tuition to rise — again

Tuition to rise — again

Marshal Herrmann, Media Editor
February 21, 2014
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Tuition will rise once again. Starting in the summer 2014 semester, students will be paying an extra 10 percent — bringing the total tuition and fee per credit hour to $111. Even with this increase, IVCC will still remain below the current Illinois community college average of $112.65. Vice President... Read more »

Eagles battle in rough February

Eagles battle in rough February

Sam Brolley, IV Leader Staff
February 20, 2014
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The month of February has not been lovely for the men’s basketball team. After breezing through December and surviving a January of transition with new players coming in from the baseball squad, the Eagles have lost four of their first five games this month. IV hosted Sauk Valley on Feb. 3 and... Read more »

Holloway begins as HFASS dean

Michael Westerman, IV Leader Staff
January 30, 2014
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Brian Holloway, IVCC’s new dean of humanities, fine arts and social sciences, has settled in and started making plans for the future. Holloway started in his position in mid-December after history professor Steve Alvin filled in for a semester as interim dean of the division. First, Holloway... Read more »

Time to tie the knot

Abney Bernadini, IV Leader Staff
December 5, 2013
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Gov. Pat Quinn on Nov. 20 signed a bill that will allow gay marriage. He signed the bill on the same desk that Abraham Lincoln allegedly wrote the 1861 Inaugural Address, in order to show what an historic moment this was for the entire state. Illinois is now the 16th state to allow gay marriage. The... Read more »

Tornado Turmoil

Jessie Winchel, IV Leader Staff
December 5, 2013
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When an F4 tornado hit the Washington and Wilmington areas on Sunday, Nov. 17, local towns like Dana and Streator also were affected. Brandon Urbance of Streator said a portion of the Welcome to Washington sign and photo books ended up in his yard after debris traveled more than 50 miles. Jenna... Read more »