A Hello From Newly Elected Trustee

Matthew Klein, Student Trustee

April 25, 2019

I would like to thank everyone who voted for me in the Student Government Election, and I am honored to be serving as the Student Trustee for the 2019-2020 school year. Heading into my second year at Illinois Val...

IVCC Student Lillian Rodrigues Named New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar

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April 25, 2019

Lillian Rodrigues, a student at Illinois Valley Community College, has been named a 2019 New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar and will receive a $2,250 scholarship. Over 2,000 students were nominated from more th...

Giving Slime, Getting Scholarship Funding

Matthew Klein, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

The IVCC Foundation’s annual Giving Day took place on April 3 and raised over $29,000 which supports their mission directly. The Giving Day 3 event consisted of slime, relay races, raffles, free pizza from Pizza by Marchelloni...

Mimic Mimics Academic Excellence Yet Again

Matthew Klein and Josh Woodward

April 4, 2019

Making Industry Meaningful in College (MIMIC) allows students to pursue real world opportunities while taking ownership of their original work. Being 25 years old, MIMIC is nothing newat IVCC. The program’s instr...

Cutbacks of all kind across IVCC

Joseph Marenda

March 7, 2019

Hello, everyone! I apologize for my absence in the past two issues of the IV Leader, but I am excited to inform you on everything since my last article. Although the weather has been all over the place the past few w...

Temperatures and Tuition Remain Low

February 7, 2019

There will be no tuition increase at Illinois Valley Community College in 2019-2020, the board’s audit finance committee learned Tuesday. “There won’t be many community colleges in the state who will make that s...

Study Abroad for the Food

Kacie Cusick, IV Leader Media Manager

November 20, 2018

Bonjour! Did you knowthat IVCC offers oppor- tunities to study overseasto different countries? An enriching cultural experience and flexible enough to fit in fall, springor even a summer semester. Last summer, IVCC...

Conspiracy Theories: Twitter Poll Shows Your Votes for Favorite Cryptid

Kacie Cusick, IV Leader Media Manager

November 20, 2018

Do you believe in conspiracy theories? If so, you are not alone. According to arecent Twitter poll, eighty six percent of peoplebelieve in some sort of conspiracy theory. Unsurprisingly, almost 50% of voters select- ed the theory that Area 51 has hosted alien life. In second place, voters resonated with thenotion that a version of sasquatch exists some- where in the deep forests of North America, lurking in low quality cell phone videos. In a close third place, the idea that maybe,just maybe, the moon landing was filmed in aHollywood studio instead of on the moon itself. Conspiracy theories continue to be a hot topic and will re- main so until they are debunked. Honorable mentions of conspiracy theories not listed in this poll are illuminati, bermuda triangle and government controlled jet streams.   ...

Accountability in the #MeToo Era

November 20, 2018

The #MeToo movement has done a lot of important work over the past year, pulling from the bright lights of Hollywood a lot of men who abused their pow- er and hurt many more people. However, a noticeable trend th...

Stand With IVCC’s Adjunct Teachers

November 20, 2018

Just over 25 percent of Illinois Val- ley Community College’s classes are taught by adjunct faculty, accordingto the Quick Facts information on thecollege’s web site. Day in and day out, these commit- ...

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