Planning under way for new student farm

Michael Venegas, IV Leader Staff
February 20, 2014
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This coming spring IVCC will have a new addition along the lines of agriculture. A “student farm” is planned to be conducted in the near future which will be located on the campus and will give students the opportunity to participate and help out. The area will be half an acre of land which... Read more »

Despite protest, Utica approves sand mine

Ali Braboy, IV Leader Opinion Editor
February 20, 2014
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Ever heard of fracking? It’s a process of drilling land to inject liquid into the earth to release natural gases. Some claim the process hurts nearby water supplies and the environment around the work. However, on Feb. 4, the Utica Board of Trustees voted 5-2 to allow sand mining company Aramoni... Read more »

Deadline set for scholarship applications

Nick McConville and Jillian Drzewiecki, IV Leader Staff
February 20, 2014
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The deadline is approaching for students to apply for more than 200 scholarships through the IVCC Foundation. Each year, the foundation awards 275 students totalling more than $200,000 to IVCC students. The deadline to apply for this year is March 7. GPA, hometown, military status, and grade... Read more »

Students give opinions on new student space

Students give opinions on new student space

IV Leader Staff
February 20, 2014
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While the IVCC administration is currently evaluating what to do with the now vacant Counseling Center, the IV Leader staff turned to social media to get students’ opinions on what to do with the space. The school’s plan is to transform the area into a “student life” space. IV Leader’s... Read more »

Student picked for convention

Randi Clemens, IV Leader Staff
February 20, 2014
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Kelly McDonough, an IVCC student and Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD) member has been chosen to attend the Sigma Kappa Delta Convention in Savannah, Ga. McDonough is an English major in her fourth semester at IVCC. She is the secretary for the English Honors Society, Sigma Kappa Delta, on campus. The national... Read more »

Wind Ensembled scheduled


February 20, 2014
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The Illinois Valley Community College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Gene Montgomery, will be in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2 in IVCC’s Cultural Centre. The event is free and open to the public. The afternoon’s performance will include the music of Franz von Suppe, Claude T. Smith, Leroy... Read more »

Exploring Careers in Health Care offered on Feb. 12

IV Leader Staff
January 30, 2014
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Illinois Valley Community College’s Office of Continuing Education will offer a free information session on Exploring Careers in Health Care: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant and Pharmacy Technician (CEX-9952-309) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 in Room C 316. Registration is required. The... Read more »

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 »