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Psych Club plans Movember events
IVCC’s Psych Club is sponsoring activities for Movember, a global effort to increase awareness of men’s health issues, raising funds for education, research and prevention.

Informational tables will be available Nov. 1-3 in the cafeteria foyer and Student Life Center.

Mustache-themed food will be for sale from Country Catering in the cafeteria. A donation jar will be there all month.Nov. 7 and 8 there will be a

walk-a-thon through the IVCC parking lots.

Movember focus at IVCC basketball games.

Recognition event Thursday, Nov. 30 from noon to 1 p.m.

All donations from the month’s events will be sent to the Movember Foundation.

Change to Martin Luther King Writing Contest

It is no longer a contest, in that places and monetary awards will no longer be issued. Instead, students are encouraged to submit any writing about any aspect of Civil Rights or Liberties for review by a panel.

Any student who submits an entry that addresses the topic appropriately will be invited to read that entry at a writers’ panel reception. There is also the option to have their submissions published in the River Currents WordPress. The desire to make this change came from the students, so we hope that this will encourage more students to participate.

IVCC Open House Nov. 15

Illinois Valley Community College’s Fall Open House is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15.

This event is essential for any students considering attending IVCC. Deans and faculty members from over twenty majors will lead tours and speak to students and parents about their programs and student support services will discuss the resources available to students including financial aid, scholarships, learning technologies, disability services and transfer services.

RSVP by visiting or calling (815) 224-0439.

Registration Nov. 7

Remember to register for the Spring 2018 semester on Nov. 7 beginning at 9 a.m. on Web Advisor and 10 a.m. by phone.