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IVCC class of 2017 celebrates commencement

IVCC class of 2017 celebrates commencement

Aelsa Butler, IV Leader Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 24, 2017
Filed under Featured News, News, Student Life, Top Stories

The sea of black caps and gowns that filled the IVCC gym on Sat., May 20, represented a portion of the graduating class of 2017. According to IVCC President Jerry Corcoran, around 240 of over 800 graduating students participated in the commencement ceremonies. IVCC sophomore Akari Oya, winner of...

Study Abroad Program brings IVCC student to Europe

Study Abroad Program brings IVCC student to Europe

Katie Alleman, IV Leader Culture Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under A&E, Student Life

In 1986, Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) began its mission to introduce culture into students’ lives. Over the years, 34 institutions have enrolled in the program. Included in those institutions is IVCC, which gives every IVCC student the opportunity to participate...

Edible Car Contest to be held in cafeteria

Alyssa McCauley, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Featured News, Student Life, Uncategorized

IVCC’s annual Edible Car contest race will take place on Wed, Feb. 22, at noon in the cafeteria, and the judges will be viewing the cars prior to the race beginning at 10a.m.    Anyone can enter this contest as long as they are in a group of two people and can build a car entirely out of f...

New water main break results in cancellations, water shutoffs

New water main break results in cancellations, water shutoffs

Aelsa Butler, IV Leader Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 19, 2017
Filed under Featured News, News, Student Life, Top Stories

UPDATE (8:28 a.m. Jan 20): Classes are taking place today as scheduled. UPDATE (5 p.m. Jan. 19): there is a crew at the site of the break. Still no word on when situation will be resolved. Check the IVCC website for cancellations. A water main break behind A-building means water will be turned...

IVCC unveils plans for second annual showcase

Stephanie Bias, IV Leader Columnist
September 22, 2016
Filed under A&E, Featured A&E, Music, Staff, Student Life, Theater

The second annual Day of the Arts Festival is returning to Illinois Valley Community College on Saturday, Oct. 15. The day is dedicated to showcasing student art, live performances, and music. Hosted and sponsored by the humanities department, the day features different creative workshops, all available...

Red Cross Club wins award

June 17, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

Illinois Valley Red Cross Club members Becca Herrmann (left), Cody O’Brien, Jimmy Crank and Kaitlin Raineri. The Chicago and Northern Illinois chapter of the American Red Cross awarded the Red Cross Club Award to members of Illinois Valley Community College’s chapter at their Volunteer Recognitio...

Grab your sneakers: exercise decreases stress

Grab your sneakers: exercise decreases stress

Jessica Bursztynsky, IV Leader Associate Editor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Stress, anxiety and depression have a stronghold on college students, yet a large amount of those suffering could find relief by lacing up those sneakers and going on a run. Only 14 percent of people use exercise to cope with stress, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)....

Empty library space blank canvas for student life

Lindsey Bennett, IV Leader Staff Writer
January 28, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

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 to utilize the space. Frances Whaley, head librarian at IVCC, says the current...

Students lobby for MAP funding

Students lobby for MAP funding

Christian Bender, IV Leader Staff
April 10, 2014
Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories

IVCC Student Government attended Student Advocacy Day at the Capitol building in Springfield on April 2 to lobby state lawmakers about funding of the Monetary Assistance Program. Representatives from IVCC’s SGA group met with both state Sen. Sue Rezin and state Rep. Frank Mauntino, who also is the...

Spirit day pictures with Spirit the Eagle

Spirit day pictures with Spirit the Eagle

Marshal Herrmann, Media Editor
September 11, 2013
Filed under Student Life

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