College gets bandwidth boost

Marshal Herrmann, IV Leader Media Editor
May 8, 2014
Filed under News

Notice a faster internet connection? You should. Over the weekend of April 5- 6, IVCC abandoned AT&T and connected to iFiber, a northwestern Illinois broadband initiative, which is a “provider of extremely high speed (up to GB) network transport services to both the public and private sector,”... Read more »

IV Leader wins awards at journalism conference

IV Leader wins awards at journalism conference

IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

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 »

Final Exam Schedule

IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
Filed under News

Thursday, May 8 Classes that meet on TUESDAY and THURSDAY beginning at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. (12:30 p.m. classes may start at noon to allow for a two-hour exam) Friday, May 9 Classes that meet on: MONDAY and/or WEDNESDAY and/or FRIDAY (or more than 3 days a... Read more »

Schools struggle to fund programs for gifted children

Melinda Taylor and Milda Willoughby, IVCC Honors Program
May 8, 2014
Filed under News

During difficult economic times with ever decreasing budgets, school administrators and school boards are frequently faced with the problem of prioritizing nonessential programs. Although most people are aware of the cuts in music and art departments, as well as, more recently, the trade program in... Read more »

IVCC Commencement ceremony set for May 17

IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
Filed under News

IVCC’s 48th annual Commencement ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17 in the gymnasium. All students who graduated in August 2013, December 2013, or will graduate in May 2014 are invited to participate in Commencement 2014. Additionally, students who have one or two classes to complete... Read more »

Calvetti named outstanding part-time faculty member

Calvetti named outstanding part-time faculty member

IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
Filed under News

Part-time counselor Valery Calvetti is Illinois Valley Community College’s nominee for the Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Part-time Faculty Member Award. Calvetti of Ottawa began her career at IVCC in 1997 and has been in various positions full and part-time. She served... Read more »

10 students honored as McCormack Scholars

10 students honored as McCormack Scholars

IV Leader Staff
May 8, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

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 »

Abnormal psychology meeting set

IV Leader Staff
April 10, 2014
Filed under News

Rick Mangold will hold an abnormal psychology meeting at noon Friday, April 11 in room D326. These meetings have been covering topics like Spark, a program entailing the many benefits that exercise has mentally, physically and emotionally. Students are allowed to discuss psychology topics that interest... Read more »

Drug Free IVCC

IV Leader Staff
April 10, 2014
Filed under News

Students are asked to wear red on April 21 to show support for a drug-free college and sign the Honors Project Poster to be entered into a raffle.

‘Scifest’ planned for Friday in gym

IV Leader Staff
April 10, 2014
Filed under News

Illinois Valley Community College’s Chem Club and professor Matthew Johll will present “SciFest” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 in the gym. “Dr. Johll will once again trust science over common sense as he has a cement block smashed off his chest while lying on a bed of nails. But the... Read more »