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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

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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 ...

IV Leader Hosts ICCJA

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April 25, 2019

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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...

Giving Slime, Getting Scholarship Funding

Matthew Klein, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

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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

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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...

It s Abba-Solutely Fun: IVCC Theatre Department Puts on ‘Mamma Mia’ This April

Payton Erricson, Ryan O'Rourke, and Griffin Tabor

March 7, 2019

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IVCC is hosting the anticipated 2001 musical “Mamma Mia” April 17-28. The production will feature a cast of students, community members and professionals working together to put on a show to remember. The story consists...

Cancellation of Human Services Class Enrages Students, Teachers

Alex Martinez and Regan Baker

March 7, 2019

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On Feb. 14, the news was made public that IVCC would be placing Human Services on inactive status as a result of “unsustainable enrollments.” Although students currently enrolled in the program will be given the opportunity...

New Faces on Campus: Teacher Spotlights

November 20, 2018

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David Barnes, Economics Where are you from originally? I was born in Nashille and raised in Paris, Tenn., a small town very much like Princeton, where I now live. Where did you attend college and what degree do you hold? I finished college at UT Knoxville (Go, Vols!)in Business Administration – Economics. I went to UNC – ChapelHill (Go, Tar Heels!) forgrad school in Economic Development (City and Regional Planning),and to seminary in Chicago. My PhD work is from the Fighting Blue Hens of the University of Delaware! What classes or positions are you currently assigned? I get to teach Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Business Statistics and the introductory Fundamentals of Economics. Are you new to teaching? If not, where did you teach before IVCC? Yes! This is my first full-time teaching position. I’ve taught Invest- ment Management and Portfolio Analysis a couple of times at another community college, and team-taught with mymentor six courses onOrganizational Leadership / Change Management at UD. What are your im- pressions, not only of the students, but also the at- mosphere at IVCC, and your fellow faculty and staff ? I love the feel of IVCC. That students and staff are so real and eager to do a great job. It’s a beautiful campus – even though it took me a whole day thissummer to find my wayaround the building names from the map! So far, what is your favorite aspect of IVCC?By far, the people! Students and my colleagues help in so many ways. They make this a fun place to be every day! What is your favorite thing about the area? I like the water and hiking trails! And all the local restaurants. I really like to eat! What should a student know about you? I’m curious about what you want to know, what you want to learn, where you’re coming from and what you want to do with the new knowledge we gain! What do you hope to achieve during your time at IVCC? I hope to help students be able to be even more successful in their careers. Jessie Bouxsein, Nursing Where are you from originally? I grew up in Waltham Township, just North of Utica. Where did you attend college and what degree do you hold? I received my Associ- ate’s degree here at IVCC. I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Western Governors University. I currently hold a Masters degree in nursing education. What classes or posi- tions are you currently assigned? I am one of the in- structors for lab, clinical, and seminar for NUR 1201 and NUR 1202 this fall. I will be a lecture in- structor for NUR 1211 in the spring. Are you new to teach- ing? If not, where did you teach before IVCC? Yes, this is my firstteaching job. What are your impressions, not only of the students, but also the atmophere at IVCC, and your fellow faculty and staff ? The atmosphere is wonderful here, every- one is so kind and help- ful. The students and staff have been welcoming andflexible. So far, what is your favorite aspect of IVCC? My favorite aspect is the atmosphere and how much I have already con- nected with my students and co-workers. What is your favorite thing about the area? My favorite thing in the area is when the leaves start changing. Such beautiful colors! What should a student know about you? I am always willing to try new ways of teach- ing. If you’re not gaining the knowledge that you require to thrive, please inform me, I appreciate constructive criticism. You are more likely to succeed if we can work together to achieve your goals. What do you hope to achieve during your time at IVCC? I hope to make a difference in my students’ lives. Our nursing program is already great, I hope to contribute to its greatness in any way I can. ...

Kim Radek-Hall: A profile

Chase Ochsner, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

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Kim Radek, English and Film Professor at Illinois Valley Community College, has been inspiring college students since the 1990s. Radek wanted to “work with college students because I enjoyed college considerably…and realized I ...

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