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First “Super Saturday” at IVCC
Illinois Valley Community College’s first “Super Saturday,” 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, will feature tours of the million dollar life and physical science labs, a chance to hear from current students, free pizza and basketball.
“The day will provide a fun, fast-paced introduction to IVCC for students of all ages and their parents,” said Fran Brolley, director of community relations and development. “We will give our guests a taste of what it’s like to be an IVCC student.”
The day’s agenda includes:

  •   Welcome and introduction with random prize give-aways at 2 p.m. in Room C316 with Director of Admissions Mark Grzybowski.
  •   Tours of the new Life and Physical Science labs, Jacobs Library and D225 lecture hall.
  •   Student panel and free pizza party in the cafeteria. Current students will discuss why they chose IVCC over going away, what impressed them about the college, what activities they participate in and what advice they can share about choosing a college.
  • Free admission (and popcorn) to the 4 p.m. IVCC men’s basketball game vs. Waubonsee in the IVCC Classic. Game breaks will feature the IVCC mascot Spirit, T-shirt cannon, and a Super Fan.

Grade and high school students and their parents are welcome as well as adults considering returning to college. For information, call Brolley at 815.224.0466.

Bake sale and clothing fundraiser
The Support Staff Service Project’s Bake Sale and Gently Used Items Sale will be on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the cafeteria foyer.
All proceeds will go to establish an Emergency Student Living Needs Fund.

TEACH Club seeking members
IVCC’s TEACH (Tomorrow’s Educators Aware Connected Hopeful)  Club is a club for students pursuing a career in education.They help make students aware of education related issues on and off campus, bring like-minded students together and help guide the future of education.
The next scheduled meeting is Dec. 4 at 3:15 p.m. in Room D-308. Any interested parties can contact Jill Urban-Bollis at Jill_UrbanBollis@ivcc.edu or Tina Hardy at Tina_hardy@ivcc.edu.

Diversity team sponsors film viewing
Viewing of the movie “Crossing Borders” will be Tuesday, Nov. 13 from  9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.  and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and noon. to 1:30 p.m. in room C-316.
The movie follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel through Morocco and discover themselves.

Martin Luther King Jr. writing contest
The IVCC Diversity Team is accepting entries into its 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Contest.  Three cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 will be awarded and a reception ceremony and public reading will be held during Black History Month.
Any student, full or part-time, enrolled in any IVCC course can enter.  The entry should address some aspect of civil rights, modern or historical, and can be in any format – prose, poetry, essay, etc.
To enter, submit your entry with your name, email and phone to Amanda Cook Fesperman, chairwoman of IVCC Diversity Team at  by Friday, Feb. 3.

Blood Donor drive successful
IVCC’s blood donor drive had 115 people show up to donate. 88 units were collected with 15 first time donors.
The bone marrow registry was able to sign up 24 people.

Chicago actor to Skype class
Students in the Honor’s Program will get the opportunity to talk via Skype with a Chicago Shakespere Theater actor on Friday, Nov. 9 from 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. in room C-316. The event is open to the public.

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IV Leader is the student newspaper of Illinois Valley Community College