The Value of Athletics?

The Value of Athletics?

Zach Lilja , Mike Stephenitch, Brandon Urbance, Michael Venegas, and Michael Westerman
May 8, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

In the ever-changing financial climate where more and more schools struggle to find the support they need, decisions must be made on what is worth supporting and what is not. IVCC’s athletics are one of these topics where the program’s worth is under question. Within the last five years funding... Read more »

Jazz Ensemble plans May 6 concert

Jazz Ensemble plans May 6 concert

IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
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The IVCC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tim Karth, will host a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in IVCC’s Cultural Center. The concert will be a tribute to Swing and will include famous tunes, such as “In the Mood,” “April in Paris,” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.” Swing Era jazz with... Read more »

IV Talent Showcase

IV Talent Showcase

Justin Kelley, IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
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The IV Talent Showcase raised more than $1,000 for the American Cancer Society through their event on April 24, and two IVCC students were recognized as the top contestants. Jade Atkinson, who performed a hula hoop dancing act, won first place in the show. Second place was awarded to Hailey Shan,... Read more »

IV Leader wins awards at journalism conference

IV Leader wins awards at journalism conference

IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
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The IV Leader staff walked away with 16 total awards at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association Conference on April 4-5. The student newspaper won second place in layout, headlines, and in the Mike Foster Overall Excellence category. Individual awards included: Kyle Russell, Photo... Read more »

10 students honored as McCormack Scholars

10 students honored as McCormack Scholars

IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
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Illinois Valley Community College recently announced the 10 winners of its most prestigious academic honor: the Thomas J. McCormack Scholar award. The scholars, among 132 students honored at the 47th annual student academic awards banquet in the gym, are Hannah Sons of Dalzell, Michaela Copeland of... Read more »

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
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... 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 »