Two seek student trustee post in SGA election

IV Leader Staff
April 11, 2013
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Two candidates are vying to become the next student trustee in the April 11-12 Student Government Association election. Taylor Gunia of Peru and Max Halm of La Salle will both be listed on the ballot to succeed current student trustee Britney Burkart. Students can vote in the lobby from 8a.m. to... Read more »

Three candidates running for two board spots

Three candidates running for two board spots

Marshal Herrmann, Media Editor
March 25, 2013
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Three candidates are competing for two open spots on the Board of Trustees. Jane Goetz of Ottawa, Laurie Bonucci of Princeton and Brandon Evans of Oglesby will all be on the April 9 ballot. On Wednesday afternoon, the three candidates met in the fireplace lounge for an open forum sponsored by the... Read more »

Hodgson, Jones chosen for national academic team


March 21, 2013
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Illinois Valley Community College sophomores Jessie Hodgson of Oglesby and Jerrill “Jay” Jones of Ottawa have been chosen as the college’s nominees for the 2013 All-USA Community College Academic Team. Hodgson is an influential peer tutor in the nursing program and Jones, 33, has a 4.0 GPA and... Read more »

Registration for summer, fall classes begins in April

Maria Turinetti and Sarah Lushina
March 21, 2013
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Registration for summer classes begins Tuesday, April 2, and fall registration begins the following week. Online registration begins first at 8 a.m. through WebAdvisor. Then, at noon, students can go in to the Admissions and Records office for in-person registration. Finally, at 2 p.m., students... Read more »

Pay to print: Board approves 5-cent per print charge in three IVCC locations

Pay to print: Board approves 5-cent per print charge in three IVCC locations

Marshal Herrmann, IV Leader Media Editor
March 21, 2013
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Printing will no longer be free. Students printing at the Jacobs Library, Learning Commons or the Ottawa Center Open Lab will be charged 5 cents for black-and-white and 25 cents for color. Additionally, the price of copies will be reduced from 10 to 5 cents. Printing will remain free in instructional... Read more »

Massage matters: Therapeutic massage program boasts new location, sees growth

Saralyn Simpson, IV Leader Staff
March 21, 2013
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As therapeutic massage has grown into a new location, the program’s director, Cherie Monterastelli, notes that understanding of the program and the benefits of massage are growing as well. Therapeutic massage recently moved into the upper gym since its previous location on the East Campus is planned... Read more »

Proud Professor: Bhattacharya wins faculty excellence award

Proud Professor: Bhattacharya wins faculty excellence award

Brent Bader and Kyle Russell
March 21, 2013
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Each year, IVCC presents the Stephen Charry Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence to one teacher who, according to the college’s web site, “shows outstanding service in teaching, leadership, and contribution to the College and community.” This year’s award was bestowed to economics instructor... Read more »

News Briefs

IV Leader Staff
February 23, 2013
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Cap, gown measurements taken Are you planning on participating in the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18th? If you are, then plan to attend IVCC’s Cap and Gown Measurement Day on Thursday, March 7 from 10 a..m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Main Campus Lobby. Cap and gown measurements... Read more »

Support staff plans lasagna dinner, other fund raisers

IV Leader Staff
February 23, 2013
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The 2012-13 Support Staff Service Project to establish a Student Emergency Living Needs Fund is wrapping up, with three fund raisers planned before the end project. The first is a Lasagna Dinner catered by Country Catering on Wednesday, Feb. 27.  The dinner will include lasagna (meat or veggie) bread... Read more »

IVCC expands computer access, training in Streator

IV Leader Staff and
February 23, 2013
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Illinois Valley Community College has partnered with the Streator Community Center to provide free public access to technology and computer training. In July 2012, IVCC was awarded a $16,000 “Eliminate the Digital Divide” grant to increase access to computers and offer training for underserved... Read more »