Edible Car Contest planned

IV Leader Staff
January 30, 2014
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The Edible Car Contest is coming back again, Wednesday. Feb. 26 in the cafeteria. Cars must be built entirely from food items edible to humans. Each team must consist of a minimum of three students; at least one team member must be female. One goal of the contest is to encourage women to consider... Read more »

Entries sought for King essay contest

IV Leader Staff
January 30, 2014
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The IVCC Diversity Team is accepting submissions for the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest. The contest is open to any IVCC student (full or part-time). Submissions can be in any style of writing, and can address any aspect of either contemporary or historical civil rights movements or issues. The... Read more »

Q&A: Lee joins English department

Q&A: Lee joins English department

IV Leader Staff
January 30, 2014
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Where are you from originally? Muskegon, Mich.. But I was living in Phoenix, Ariz. before moving here. Where did you attend college and what degree do you hold? BA in creative writing from Grand Valley State University; MA in creative writing from Eastern Michigan University; I also have a two-year... Read more »

Phase three of construction enters preliminary stages

Marshal Herrmann
January 30, 2014
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Although the new Peter Miller Community Technology Center has been completed, the renovation project is not over yet. Phase three involves the renovation of the newly vacated areas on the main campus, such as the former counseling center and cashiers’ office. According to Cheryl Roelfsema, Vice... Read more »

FAFSA application needed by Feb. 15

IV Leader Staff
January 30, 2014
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Students interested in attending Illinois Valley Community College next fall are being encouraged to file a FAFSA by Feb. 15. Financial aid director Patty Williamson said students filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by Feb. 15 will have the best chance of receiving state MAP grant... Read more »

Holloway begins as HFASS dean

Michael Westerman, IV Leader Staff
January 30, 2014
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Brian Holloway, IVCC’s new dean of humanities, fine arts and social sciences, has settled in and started making plans for the future. Holloway started in his position in mid-December after history professor Steve Alvin filled in for a semester as interim dean of the division. First, Holloway... Read more »

ICE-VCC

ICE-VCC

Brent Bader, IV Leader Staff
January 30, 2014
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Students arriving on campus have been bundled up tight as temperatures have been dropping below zero on a regular basis. To help combat the freezing cold weather, IVCC instituted a temporary shuttle service on Jan. 23 until 2 p.m. to help get students from their vehicles to the college without exposure... Read more »

Presentation on the Culture of India CANCELLED

Presentation on the Culture of India CANCELLED


January 23, 2014
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Update: Due to the weather forecast for Monday, the Presentation on the Culture of India has been cancelled.  A new date has not yet been scheduled, but we will update this article when we know more. On Monday, January 27 from 12-1 in CTC 214, Economics Professor Abhijeet Bhattacharya will be giving... Read more »

Auditions scheduled for spring musical “Gypsy”


January 14, 2014
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Children’s auditions for the Illinois Valley Community College theatre department production of the musical “Gypsy” will be Jan. 22 at 4 p.m., with a second round of auditions for adults and teenagers 14 and older Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. Participants should prepare a song and bring sheet music (accompanist... Read more »

Time to tie the knot

Abney Bernadini, IV Leader Staff
December 5, 2013
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Gov. Pat Quinn on Nov. 20 signed a bill that will allow gay marriage. He signed the bill on the same desk that Abraham Lincoln allegedly wrote the 1861 Inaugural Address, in order to show what an historic moment this was for the entire state. Illinois is now the 16th state to allow gay marriage. The... Read more »