DJ Lee

History of Hip Hop

College event celebrates Black History Month
Natalie Neal , IV Leader Staff March 16, 2023

The sounds, beats and history of hip-hop reverberated through Student Life Space on Feb. 16 as rapper DJ Lee shared the origins of the music style as a cultural movement. “I love being able to connect...

Annual edible car contest continues

Eric Lockwood and Bonnie Hall March 16, 2023

Nearly 60 students participated in IVCC's annual Edible Car Contest this year, which was held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in CTC-124. Every year, participants in the contest race fully edible cars they have...

Tracy Morris

Incoming IVCC President Dr. Morris speaks on her plans

Ryan Nolasco, Assistant Editor January 26, 2023

While current IVCC president Jerry Corcoran is set to retire in June, his successor Tracy Morris of Spring Valley will start in April, giving the pair some time to work together during transition. Morris,...

Tracy Morris

Morris to be named IVCC president

IVCC Community Relations December 9, 2022

Tracy Morris of Spring Valley is expected to be named Illinois Valley Community College’s 11th president by the board of trustees next week. A special meeting will be held next week to announce...

Scholarship clip art

Student debt relief program remains on hold

Drake Weber, Staff Writer December 1, 2022

Debt is something that can haunt students as they plan their college careers. As tuition at colleges increases every year, these loans can affect students’ normal lives and they can become a burden.   The...

The 21st Century Scholarship winners stand with each other for a photograph.

21st Century scholarship winners

IV Leader Staff October 13, 2022

Gunnar Jauch of Spring Valley was named the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation 21st Century Scholar at a Thursday evening ceremony at Starved Rock Lodge. Jauch was honored along with three...

Hispanic Leadership Team hosts celebration

Elisebeth Ferrel, Editor September 22, 2022

The Hispanic Leadership Team is hosting events at IVCC from September through October to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. The celebration was kicked off on Sept. 15 with a student showcase in Room C316....

Corcoran cutting ribbon

IVCC President Corcoran to retire in 2023

Elisabeth Farrell, IV Leader Editor September 1, 2022

The president of IVCC, Jerry Corcoran, has announced his plans for retirement on July 1, 2023. Corcoran’s time as president spans 15 years, although he has been working at IVCC since 1990. He began...

A picture of the cover of Maid.

One Book, One College Programs Begin

Ryan Nolasco, Staff Writer September 1, 2022

The One Book, One College initiative seeks to join people from all walks of life together, in order to share the knowledge gained from reading a book. This year, the book chosen is “Maid,” according...

Devo album cover

‘Totally gnarly’: ’80s music returns

Jason Beyer, Guest Columnist September 1, 2022

This summer, something happened that for us GenXers was totally gnarly. Kate Bush, an artpop musician whose heyday ended, like, over 25 years ago and who received relatively little airplay in the U.S....

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