A Beacon of Hope: Radio Host Inspires People of Color in Selfless Act of Representation

Kacie Cusick and Sydney Johnson

April 30, 2019

Radio host Nadia Valentine drew students to room CTC-125 with her talk on her experiences as a person of color in the Illinois Valley on Feb. 25. The event was sponsored by the IVCC Diversity Team as part of the Black History...

Scifest is ‘Fire’ From Year to Year: Science Clubs Team up to Bring New Attractions in 2019

Kacie Cusick, Social Media Manager

April 25, 2019

Illinois Valley Community College hosted its annual Scifest on Friday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium. The event had free admission and was open to all. Scifest is a collaboration between the physical ...

IVCC Students in the Illinois State Capitol

Ryan O'Rourke, IV Leader Reporter

April 25, 2019

IVCC’s Student Government Association and College Democrats visited the capitol building in Springfield on April 9 for Illinois Student Assistance Commission Lobby Day. The students met with various lawmakers to discuss issues...

IV Leader Hosts ICCJA

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April 25, 2019

For the third straight year, IV Leader, the student newspaper at Illinois Valley Community College, was awarded the Mike Foster Award for General Excellence, the highest award presented, at the Illinois Community College Journali...

IVCC Student Lillian Rodrigues Named New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar

Story Submitted

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...

Students Honored at Academic Awards

Elle Bottom, IV Leader Reporter

April 25, 2019

Nearly 150 students were honored at the event including 65 students recognized for three consecutive honor semesters and 82 students for two consecutive honor semesters. The IVCC Student Academic Awards Ceremony was April 8 in...

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...

The First Response To The IVCC First Responders

Ryan O'Rourke, Payton Erricson, and Griffin Tabor

April 4, 2019

The First Responder course at IVCC is a new course on campus with a serious problem: a lack of interest from students. The program, headed by Professor Nick Fish, is a 52-hour course aimed at informing students how to administer...

‘Women Speaking:’ by Dr. Radek-Hall

Sydney Johnson and Kacie Cusick

April 4, 2019

Dr. Kimberly Radek-Hall presented “Supreme Justice, Women Speaking Truth to (and against) Power” on March 25 in room CTC-125. During the presentation, Radek-Hall talked about two important hearings—the case of Anita Hill...

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