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 encouraged to submit FAFSA soon

Randi Clemens, Jillian Drzewiecki, and Nick McConville
March 25, 2014
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All students seeking financial aid should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Financial aid is a general term for any monetary awards given to students which covers any financial need for school. Student loans, scholarships, and grants are all part of financial... Read more »

Registration begins in April

Austin Fogle and Shay Sutherland
March 25, 2014
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Registration for summer classes at Illinois Valley Community College will begin Tuesday, April 1 at 8 a.m. on Web Advisor and noon in the admissions office, with fall registration to begin the following week. In preparation, students should be meeting counselors and smoothing out a plan for registration. Registration... Read more »

Phillips attends conference in Hawaii

Phillips attends conference in Hawaii

Ali Braboy, IV Leader Opinion Editor
March 25, 2014
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Professor Mike Phillips, a geology teacher of 17 years at IVCC, attended the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, Feb. 23-28. Phillips was one of 28 faculty members who teach oceanography at a community college to receive a grant to attend the conference. Along with the grant winners, there... 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 »

Women’s History Month Events

IV Leader Staff
March 25, 2014
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March is Women’s History Month and IVCC will once again be celebrating with a variety of events around campus. March 21 - The eagLITs Book Club will be discussing Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling, which was written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling under a male pseudonym. 2 p.m. to... Read more »

Easy Enlightenment presented

IV Leader Staff
March 25, 2014
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Tibetologist Glenn Mullin returns to Illinois Valley Community College to present “Easy Enlightenment,” a film and lecture, at noon Friday, April 4 in Room C-316. The presentation is free and open to the public. Over the centuries, the Dalai Lamas of Tibet put together guidelines concerning what... Read more »

Student Government positions open

IV Leader Staff
March 25, 2014
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Are you interested in getting involved with IVCC, meeting new people, and having fun? Petitions for sophomore student government positions are available March 24-31 in Room E-306 and the elections are April 10 and 11. Positions open for election are President, Vice President, Student Trustee, Treasurer,... 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 »