News Briefs

IV Leader Staff

Session offered on health careers

Illinois Valley Community College’s Office of Continuing Education will offer a free information session on Exploring Careers in Healthcare: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant and Pharmacy Tech (CEX-9952-302) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 in Room C 316. Registration for the information session is required.

This free information session will provide insight to short term training programs that lead to entry level positions in healthcare careers. Prospective students will receive information about job outlook, certification requirements, course content and payment plan options.

It is recommended that interested prospective students attend this session and check out the local job market prior to registering for any of the healthcare certificate programs.

For information visit or contact the Continuing Education Center at (815) 224-0427 or to register for the session (815) 224-0447.

Deadline nears for writing contest

There is still time to enter the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest.  Entries are due by Friday, Feb. 8.  Entries can be about any aspect of Civil Rights in any style.

Email your entry to Amanda Cook Fesperman at [email protected]  Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners.

Book club discussion

EagLITs book club is discussing “The Snowman” by Jo Nesbo on Friday, February 1 from 2:00 to 3:30 P.M. in the Fireplace Lounge. Everyone is welcome.

Field trip to Chicago

On Feb. 27, a field trip to see William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier is being offered fir $30. The bus will leave from IVCC at 9:15 a.m. and will return around 8 p.m. If interested, contact Adam Oldaker at [email protected] to reserve a spot.  Tickets are limited.

IVCC trustee resigns

IVCC trustee Leslie-Anne Englehaupt of La Salle resigned from the board in a letter dated Jan. 8 to Board Chair Dennis Thompson.

Englehaupt was elected to a six-year term in April 2009. There is approximately two years and three months remaining on her term.

“Leslie-Anne was a thoughtful and passionate advocate for IVCC, our students and our staff,” said President Jerry Corcoran. “The fact she stepped forward to serve says so much about her commitment to the community and the value of higher education. I sincerely appreciate everything she has done for our college.”

IVCC is in the midst of seeking a replacement for Englehaupt.