Ottawa Center Open for Students

Ottawa Center Open for Students

IV leader staff

September 17, 2020

Illinois Valley Community College is offering its Ottawa Center at 321 W. Main St. as a convenient location for students to complete coursework and participate in online instruction. To provide social distancing, Ottawa Center has 10 new computers with webcams spaced out over two rooms. Along with...

Eight Students, Two Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus


Justice Petersen, IV Leader Editor

September 17, 2020

IVCC president Jerry Corcoran alerted employees in an Aug. 27 letter that one employee and five students at IVCC had tested positive for coronavirus.   As of Sep. 17, there are now eight students and two employees who have tested positive....

The War on Masks

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Justice Petersen, IV Leader Editor

August 27, 2020

Ever since Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an order on May 1 that said everyone over the age of 2 must wear a mask if they go out into public areas, the subject of whether or not masks are effective has been a hot topic for debate.   In these past few months there have be...

COVID-19 Precautions On IVCC Campus

COVID-19 Precautions On IVCC Campus

Iggy Lueck, Assistant Editor

August 27, 2020

With the uncertain air of a pandemic hanging over all of us, IVCC is doing its best to make school feel normal while still maintaining social distancing and health guidelines.  Most classes have been moved to an online format since classroom social distancing would be har...

Sign of The Times: The Small Town Story Of Covid-19

Kyle Russell, Senior Photographer

June 12, 2020

When the Covid-19 spread started in America,the cameras seemed to turn to the outbreaks in major cities around the United States. I saw tons of imagery of people getting tests and wearing masks but I felt as if the small towns weren't being given. any media attention. Soon after, Illinois Govern...

Graduation Is Going Virtual

Chloe Garkey, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

In the unprecedented time that we are living in currently, IVCC students, faculty, and staff are learning to roll with the punches. Covid-19 is causing graduation ceremonies to be postponed or canceled all throughout Illinois. In lieu of a traditional commencement ceremony, IVCC will be holding a virtual ...

COVID-19’s Effect on Sport Recruiting and Signing

Lillian Moskalewicz, IV Leader Staff

April 28, 2020

While spring athletic contests have been canceled across the country, IVCC coaches are continuing to recruit to fill rosters. According to Cory Tomasson, Athletic Director and women's softball coach at IVCC, the NJCAA did not forbid recruiting, they simply stopped face-to-face recruiting.  "Mos...

Rental, buyback information posted for IVCC bookstore

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IV Leader Staff

April 27, 2020

Update 4/28/2020: This article has been updated to reflect the times, dates, location of the Ottawa Center rental return. The IVCC bookstore has posted its rental book return and spring semester book buyback information on its website.  For information, students can visit https://www.ivccbookstore.com/ Here is information shared by the bookstore: IVCC stude...

Computer hack: IVCC board hires consultant

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IV Leader Staff

April 25, 2020

During an emergency special meeting Saturday morning, the Illinois Valley Community College board authorized the administration to secure a contract with an outside consultant to “unlock” its computer servers and proceed with a forensic audit to determine how Friday’s breach occurred.  ...

Job Fair postponed due to COVID-19

IVCC Job Fair postponed

IV Leader Staff

March 19, 2020

The 29th annual IVCC Job Fair has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lisa Witalka, director of Career Services, announced the postponement of the job fair today. The Job Fair had originally been scheduled for Thursday, April 9.  People may find additional details about the job fair...

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