PTK officer lends aid in emergency situation

IV Leader Staff
May 3, 2013
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Adam Hoye, an officer with IVCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, got more than lessons on leadership when he recently attended the PTK International Convention in San Jose, Calif. Hoye, a trained emergency medical technician, stepped up to lend medical aid to a woman who was close to slipping into... Read more »

Budget process begins: Dean, some waivers to be cut

Marshal Herrmann, IV Leader Media Editor
May 2, 2013
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In an effort to achieve a balanced budget, one dean position and some athletic waivers will be cut. According to the Audit-Finance Committee’s April press release, the initial budget for fiscal 2014 will need to be reduced by about $900,000. IVCC President Jerry Corcoran noted that this is just a... Read more »

Gym opened as Red Cross shelter

Gym opened as Red Cross shelter

IV Leader Staff
April 18, 2013
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IVCC's gym is serving as an American Red Cross shelter to house victims of the flood. The gym will be open as a shelter through at least noon on Friday, April 19, according to Sarah Stasik , executive director of the Illinois Valley chapter of the American Red Cross. Some residents of Ottawa, Marseilles,... Read more »

Gunia wins trustee’s seat; other contests decided

IV Leader Staff
April 16, 2013
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Winners of the IVCC Student Government Association elections have been announced, with Taylor Gunia of Peru winning the race for student trustee. Gunia, an L-P graduate, received 103 votes while her challenger Max Halm of La Salle received 56 votes. There were a total of 176 votes cast in the election. “We... Read more »

Braboy presents at national English conference

Braboy presents at national English conference

Hillary Brolley, IV Leader Staff
April 11, 2013
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IV student Ali Braboy presented on a panel called “Re-Open the Book to Fantasy Worlds” at the Sigma Tau Delta/Sigma Kappa Delta International Convention in Portland, Ore., on March 22. Sigma Kappa Delta is an English honor society for two-year colleges. Braboy was selected from Sigma Kappa Delta... Read more »

Students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

Students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

IV Leader Staff
April 11, 2013
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More than 75 students were inducted into the Rho Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa during two ceremonies on March 21. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges, which recognizes academic achievement and provides opportunities for growth and development through honors,... Read more »

Circle drive work starts soon

IV Leader Staff
April 11, 2013
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IVCC’s circle drive will be under construction soon. Fencing will be extended out to contain the construction in the circle drive area.  A new temporary sidewalk from parking lot 1 to the main entrance will be built. The current entrance to parking lot 1 will be closed off.  The currently barricaded... Read more »

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 »