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New Faces on Campus: Teacher Spotlights

November 19, 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 ...

News Briefs

Staff, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018

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Adult Education event slated for May 15 Illinois Valley Community College’s Adult Education program will honor those who have passed the GED test to earn a high school equivalency, have obtained citizenship and hav...

Skoflanc moves on to other art

Madalyn Robbins and Riley Johnson, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018

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Francie Skoflanc, retiring IVCC Graphic Design Technology program director and instructor, had always been the artistic type, finding art as a way to entertain herself as an only child and discovering she enjoyed it. ...

Cook Fesperman wins award

Brittany Marx, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018

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Amanda Cook Fesperman is the 2018 recipient of Illinois Valley Community College’s Stephen Charry Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. The goal of this award is to recognize instructors and counselors for exceptiona...

SKD award winners

Staff, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018

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Illinois Valley Community College’s Catie Calderon of La Salle earned a second in personal essay and Taylor Johnson of Tonica a second in literary analysis at the recent Sigma Kappa Delta writing competition in Cincinnati. ...

Klieber shows fitness is a lifestyle for everyone

Erica Lawless, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018

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Tracie Klieber wishes students would realize that every time they step into the fitness center or a gym, it’s an opportunity to change their health and their life. Klieber is a 57-year-old fitness instructor at Illinois Valley...

IV Leader wins again

IV Leader wins again

April 26, 2018

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