Oglesby police to provide armed police presence

IV Leader Staff
September 26, 2013
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The City of Oglesby will soon begin providing an armed police presence at Illinois Valley Community College. At their September meeting, the IVCC Board of Trustees approved an intergovernmental agreement with Oglesby to provide police protection on campus 20 hours per week on days and times determined... Read more »

From Intern To Cop

Abney Bernardini, IV Leader Staff
September 26, 2013
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The Web site for the Ottawa Police Department states their mission: “to provide law enforcement services with integrity and dedication.” Dedication is something that builds up over time for most, but not in the case of young Maryssa Adams. This past summer Maryssa, an IVCC Criminal Justic major, ... Read more »

WLO Plans Speaker, Hispanic Heritage Month Activities


September 26, 2013
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IVCC student Stephanie Vera will speak at the Monthly World Language Organization General Meeting on Thursday, September 26 at 11:45 a.m. in C-105a. Her presentation is titled "Los artefactos ocultos con Estefanie Vera" - "The Hidden Artifacts with Stephanie Vera.” The presentation in Spanish... Read more »

National Coming Out Day observed at IVCC

IV Leader Staff
September 26, 2013
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National Coming Out Day is Friday, Oct. 11, but since IVCC will not have classes that day, National Coming Out Day will be observed on Thursday, Oct. 10. That week, the Diversity Team and the Gay/Straight Alliance will open room C-316 for enrolled students to view “Fish Out of Water,” a film that... Read more »

IVCC to host 41st Annual College Night

IV Leader Staff
September 26, 2013
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Approximately 50 state, regional, and national colleges and universities will be represented at Illinois Valley Community College's 41st annual College Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the IVCC gymnasium. Financial aid seminars will be offered at 6 and 7 p.m. on the main campus. High... Read more »

Churchill-Gilstrap wins 21st Century award

Churchill-Gilstrap wins 21st Century award

IV Leader Staff
September 26, 2013
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Nadia Churchill-Gilstrap of Princeton was named 21st Century Scholar at the Society’s seventh annual dinner at Deer Park Country Club. Along with the honor, Churchill-Gilstrap, Princeton High School’s 2012 valedictorian, will receive $3,500 for tuition, fees, books and expenses. Four other... Read more »

Enrollment down six percent

Marshal Herrmann, Media Editor
September 26, 2013
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Enrollment for this semester is down about six percent compared to last fall, according to Fran Brolley, Director of Community Relations and Development. Brolley cited four factors for the decline: The unemployed exhausting their unemployment benefits More students are finding employment and... Read more »

Creatures on Campus

Creatures on Campus

Marshal Herrmann, IV Leader Staff
September 10, 2013
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Students haven’t been the only things arriving to campus lately.   On Monday, Aug. 26, Kurt Hoffman of Vissering Construction Co. gave a salamander he found on the east campus to Lauri Carey, IVCC’s Horticulture program coordinator and instructor. Carey brought the salamander to the Life Science... Read more »

Q&A: Stecken joins nursing faculty

Q&A: Stecken joins nursing faculty

IV Leader Staff
September 10, 2013
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Where are you from? Ottawa Where did you attend college and what degree do you hold? Bradley University- Bachelors in Nursing Olivet Nazarene University-Masters of Science in Nursing What classes are you currently assigned? Nursing 1201 Are you new to teaching?   Yes. What are your... Read more »

SKD invites new members

Ali Braboy, IV Leader Staff
September 10, 2013
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The officers and faculty advisors of Sigma Kappa Delta chapter Mu Alpha look forward to a great year at IVCC! SKD is the national English honor society for two-year colleges that promotes English through fun activities. Membership is available to those who have at least 12 credit hours, a 3.3 GPA,... Read more »