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WLO recognizes officers
Outgoing World Language Organization Officers Yesenia Garcia, program executive; Layne Zens, membership executive; and Abbey Smith, communications executive were honored with commemorative certificates for their year of service at a recent meeting.
Ana Maria Doehler received a certificate for her participation in Tax Assistance 2012 as a translator for Spanish-speaking clients seeking tax services through V.I.T.A.

Seven initiated in society
Seven initiates were inducted into Zeta of Illinois Chapter of Sigma Delta Mu, the Spanish Honor Society for the first two years of college.
The 2012 initiates are Phillip Denner, Ana María Doehler, Erica Escatel, Yesenia Garcia, Mary Haywood, Katherine Olson and Mitchell Safranski. Following the meeting, refreshments were served.

Registration under way
Illinois Valley Community College’s registration for summer and fall sessions is currently under way. Students can register online, in person, or by phone, fax or mail.
Both summer and fall schedules are available at the Oglesby main campus, IVCC Ottawa Center, select local grocers and online at www.ivcc.edu/schedules.
To register online, students are required to have a WebAdvisor account. Those needing assistance in setting up their WebAdvisor account are encouraged to visit IVCC’s Computer Resource Center in Room D-201 or log on to www.ivcc.edu/webadvisor. Information and help sheets are available on campus.
Summer session A begins May 21, summer sessions B begins May 29 and summer session C begins June 13. Fall classes begin Aug. 20.
Summer classes at Ottawa Center will begin May 29.

MIMIC Fair offered
The annual Making Industry Meaningful In College (MIMIC) fair was April 25 in the cafeteria foyer.
“Our students have worked hard to design outstanding products this year,” said one of MIMIC’s faculty advisors, Dorene Perez.  “They are definitely not your average MIMIC products.”
Products included garden ornaments, a fire pit and yard burner, inspirational lights, lighted bag board games and an Xbox 360 controller organizer.
The award-winning program places students from business, marketing, electronics and computer aided design into teams called “companies” who design, prototype, market, manufacture and sell products.
During MIMIC’s 17 years, it has won various state and national awards and been supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, according to Perez

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