News Briefs

IV Leader Staff

Cap, gown measurements taken

Are you planning on participating in the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18th?

If you are, then plan to attend IVCC’s Cap and Gown Measurement Day on Thursday, March 7 from 10 a..m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Main Campus Lobby.

Cap and gown measurements will be taken this day. Graduation related items will also be available for order through Jostens.
Details regarding the Commencement ceremony will be provided during this event. There is no charge to participate in the Commencement ceremony.

If you cannot attend the on-campus measurement, you must register online for your cap and gown no later than April 1.  For additional information and to register online, please go to

Red Cross Club plans March 4 meeting

The Red Cross Club of IVCC will meet at noon Monday, March 4 in Room C-105A .  All students are encouraged to attend.

Open house offers information on IVCC

Illinois Valley Community College will offer an Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 in Room C316.

Prospective students will receive information about IVCC programs and services, including financial aid and transfer information. Students will also have an opportunity to meet current students and tour the campus.

Refreshments will be provided and there is no charge to attend. Students should RSVP online at or by calling (815) 224-0439.

Nursing information session offered

A nursing admission information session will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 in Room C316.

Sponsored by the counseling center and admissions and records, the session will cover admission requirements and courses students should take before applying to either the associate degree (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) programs.

Due to space limitations, students are encouraged to RSVP with Kathy Sramek at (815) 224-0439 or [email protected]

PC Tune-Up Clinic

Has your computer been running slow?  If you have been experiencing computer issues involving slowdown or possible virus infections, bring it to the lobby of IVCC’s main building on Friday, March 1 from 4 – 7 p.m. as the IVCC computer club will be putting on their PC Tune-Up Clinic.

For $30 they will help solve any boot up time issues and remove virus infections.

Be sure to bring the tower for desktops and the power cord. Laptops especially must have a power cord. They will ask about what sort of problems you are having and perform a boot up test upon drop off.

You will then be able to pick up your machine the next day on Saturday, March 2 from 4 – 7 p.m.  Once there, they will break  down what sort of improvements were made to the boot time and how many viruses were removed.

Spaghetti supper planned

IVCC’s Rho Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is working with the Oglesby Girl Scout Troop to plan a spaghetti dinner fund raiser.
The dinner will be 5:30 – 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Oglesby Elks, 800 E. Walnut St., Oglesby. The cost is $7 per plate. Carryouts are available for $7.50.

A cookie booth also will be open for those who want to purchase Girl Scout cookies.

EagLits Book Club sets meeting

EagLits Book Club will meet 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the Fireplace Lounge.

The club will be discussing “The Psychopath Test” by Jon Ronson.

Refreshments will be served. For information on the club, email Adam Oldaker at [email protected] or call 815-224-0326.
The Book Club will discuss “Divergent” by Veronica Ronson as their next selection for those who want to prepare for future discussions.