Women’s History Month programs scheduled

Cheri Voigt and Brianna Brooks

March 10, 2016

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March’s month long declaration for Women’s History Month highlights the contributions women have made over the course of history that are often overlooked in contemporary society. IVCC English professor Kimberly Radek has... Read more »

Marketing suggestions proposed to boost enrollment

Jessica Bursztynsky, IV Leader Associate Editor

February 23, 2016

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IVCC’s enrollment has been steadily decreasing at both the main campus and the Ottawa center in the past years. Over 3,200 students enrolled in 27,925 credit hours for the spring 2016 semester, showing a decrease of 150 students... Read more »

Students asked to complete training on discrimination, sexual assault

Cheri Voigt, IV Leader Staff Writer

February 18, 2016

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Recently students, staff and faculty have received emails by IVCC to administer Title IX Training as part of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, or SaVE Act, through workplace/campus answers in order to address the issues... Read more »

Tuition Increase Approved

Aris Showers, IV Leader Opinion Editor

February 18, 2016

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Illinois’ state budget stalemate has some colleges reeling from lack of funds. In order to counteract no disbursement from the state for this fiscal year, the IVCC board voted Feb. 11 to increase tuition costs. Tuition will... Read more »

Instructor suspended for spring semester

Jessica Bursztynsky, IV Leader Associate Editor

February 18, 2016

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The IVCC Board of Trustees on Feb. 4 formally suspended Jared Olesen, a 35-year-old sociology professor, for violating board policy. Four sections of Olesen’s sociology classes were canceled before the spring semester started,... Read more »

Deadline approaches for scholarship application

Hannah Griglione, IV Leader Staff Writer

February 18, 2016

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The deadline for Foundation scholarships is coming up on Friday, March 4. The applications can be picked up in the IVCC Foundation Office or can be found online. The applications are available to all students, including incoming... Read more »

IVCC debuts $31 million student life center

January 28, 2016

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A grand opening to showcase the Cyber Cafe and student Life Center project at Illinois Valley Community College was hosted Jan. 19. Jerry Corcoran, IVCC President, describes the new areas as a “new chapter in the 92-year hi... Read more »

Empty library space blank canvas for student life

Lindsey Bennett, IV Leader Staff Writer

January 28, 2016

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By now, many of you have probably noticed the new library area with only a few tables and chairs to break up the space. The area was once part of the cashier’s area before it moved buildings and the library is planning how... Read more »

New language professor looks to add culture to IVCC

Maddi Loiselle, IV Leader Staff Writer

January 28, 2016

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The newest member of the IVCC faculty is world languages professor Andrew Seeger. He was drawn to teaching foreign language after growing up in a bilingual family. Aside from spending a few years of his childhood in Oldenburg,... Read more »