Kishwaukee College will be offering two films on April 18 that give community members a unique opportunity to celebrate Earth Day. YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip will be shown on April 18 at 2:00p.m. and Green Fire will be shown that same evening at 7:00p.m. Both films will be screened in the Student Lounge in the Kishwaukee College Student Center and are free and open to the public.
YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip follows three friends who traveled all 50 states in one year to explore how individuals face environmental challenges and crises…and kept all their garbage with them! Along the way, they find the wonderful and the weird and document it all with humor and a sense of hope. This is billed as a “docu-comedy” and has won numerous awards at film festivals around the world.
Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service and the Center for Humans and Nature. The film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and extraordinary career, explaining how his work shaped conservation in the 20th century and still inspires people today. Prior to the film, beginning at 6:30, there will be a public reading of excerpts from Leopold’s seminal conservation work, A Sand County Almanac.
The screenings of YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip and Green Fire are co-sponsored by the Kishwaukee College Continuing Education Department, the Biology Department, and the Student Government Association. For more information on either films or the readings, contact Terese Dudek at 815-825-2086 , ext. 3640. For more information about YERT, visit www.yert.com; for more information on Green Fire, visit www.aldoleopold.org.
Pippa White calls her One’s Company Productions “part theatre, part storytelling, part history.” Audiences call them unique, captivating, and touching. An audience member recently captured the gist of Pippa’s unique presentations when he said, “her performances are entertainment wrapped in history intertwined with inspiration.” See and hear Pippa White this Thursday, April 11th in two different performances at Kishwaukee College.
‘Far as the Eye Can See’ will be from 12:30-1:30 Thursday. The prairie and its people: the early pioneers who crossed it, the later pioneers who settled it, the brave people of the Dust Bowl, and the Native American people who struggled to keep the prairie that once belonged only to them. Pippa White brings the history of the prairie to life as she skillfully portrays real people and actual events in her one-woman show.
‘The Story of the Orphan Train’ will take place from 7pm – 9pm Thursday. At least 200,000 but maybe as many as 500,000 children were involved. Fending for themselves on the streets of New York, homeless children were given a chance for a new life in America’s heartland by riding the orphan train. Orphans who remember the experience come to life in Pippa White’s performance and share a heartrending and forgotten part of history.
This is Pippa’s fourth time performing at Kishwaukee College. Each time her performances have been filled to capacity so the public is encouraged to arrive early. Both performances are open to the public and free of charge. They will be held in the Kishwaukee College Jenkins Auditorium at 21193 Malta Road in Malta, IL 60150. Call 815-825-2086 , ext. 2040 with questions. Visit Pippa White’s website.
Anyone who is considering attending Kishwaukee College—whether to earn a certificate, pursue an associate’s degree, or to take preparatory GED or ELL courses—can benefit from attending the Kishwaukee College Visit Day this coming Monday, February 18th. Visit Day is a great opportunity to see the College, explore their new Student Center, meet with campus professionals, learn about student support services, and discover academic options. By attending Visit Day, you will be able to receive a more comprehensive look at the College than you would on an everyday tour.
Visit Day is intended to provide you with information about Kishwaukee College—it is not an orientation or registration event. If you decide to attend Kishwaukee College, you will need to attend a separate summer orientation, at which time you would register for courses. Registration is easy! Simply complete an RSVP form. By filling out this form, you will speed up your check-in process and give yourself more time to visit the informational fair. There is no charge to attend.
Visit Day will be a conference-style event, allowing you to select from 2-3 different session options for each timeslot. This flexible schedule will allow you to customize your day and select the sessions that will most benefit you. Attend sessions with your entire group, or split up to cover more ground! Check-in concludes at 10:15 a.m.; you must be checked in by then to have the full range of session options.
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Kishwaukee College District 523 is seeking individuals to fulfill the role of “Trustee.” A current member of the Board of Trustees has resigned and per state statue the Board has sixty (60) days to fill that vacancy. The Board will appoint a trustee to fill the vacant seat from February 19, 2013 through the remainder of the term, which expires in April 2015.
To serve as a Trustee, you must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen, and a resident of the district for at least one year.
Applicants selected for an interview will need to be available on January 8, 2013, beginning at 5:30 pm. Further information may be obtained by calling Dr. Tom Choice, President, or Cindy McCluskey, Executive Assistant to the Board at Kishwaukee College, 815-825-2086, Ext. 2010.
Interested parties should submit an application which is available on the College’s website, resume and letter of interest must be received by 3:00 pm on January 2, 2013. They may be submitted in person, electronically here, or by U.S. Mail to:
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The DeKalb County Association of Human Resource Management (DCAHRM-RAHRA) is hosting a training titled ’Safety on the Job’ this Tuesday, September, 11th from 8am to 10:30am at Kishwuakee College Room A-225.
The Safety on the Job presentation will provide a briefing on OSHA’s most violated standards and what are the new changes with OSHA, DOT and EPA. Participants will become familiar with a list of training requirements for new employees and the must-know information to keep their employees safe and their company in compliance.
The 1 hour & 45 minute presentation with 15 minute question and answer period will address: 1. What are the new changes with OSHA, DOT and EPA 2. OSHA Inspection Policy 3. Training Requirements 4. Job Hazard Analysis 5. Behavior Safety 6. Beyond Punishment.
The speaker, Jeff Clark, owner of 2 B Safe, Inc. is an authorized OSHA outreach trainer in the areas of General Industry and Construction Industry. With over 20 years’ experience as a safety and health instructor, Jeff has worked in various industries. He has developed, written, and delivered numerous customized safety and health programs. Each training program meets OSHA requirements and standards. Cost for the training is $12.00.
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The Kishwaukee College Continuing Education department is once again offering the popular Kish-U-Pick all-day art, science, and technology camp during the week of June 18 – 22. The camp is for students who will be entering grades 4, 5, and 6. The registration deadline is June 11.
Kish-U-Pick is built around the campers’ choice of activities, creating a week-long experience unique to each participant. There are three sessions each day: morning (8:45 – 10:45a.m.), mid-day (11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.), and afternoon (1:45 – 3:45p.m.). There is a lunch break for campers to enjoy their sack lunches from 10:45- 11:30a.m. Campers and their parents have the flexibility to select an activity during each session time for the week and can choose to spend the whole day at Kish-U-Pick or choose to attend one or two session times for the week.
Activities that campers may choose from include: Game On! (classic strategy board games), Clay Creations (ceramics and pottery), What’s Inside? (take apart electronic items), Digital Photography, Outdoor Cooking Adventures (campfire and coal cooking plus more), Take A Bow (theater), Be A Rockstar! (music video production), All Wired Up (creating jewelry), and Green Screen (using green screen technology in video production). All camp sessions involve hands-on experiences with adult instructors.
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Micki Chulick was named the recipient of the Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees’ 2012 John C. Roberts Community Service Award. John Roberts, one of the founders of Kishwaukee College, valued service and worked tirelessly, not just for the College, but throughout the community. The John C. Roberts Community Service Award was established in 2009 in his memory to recognize and honor other community members who live their lives according to these same ideals.
Micki Chulick was selected for her dedication to the education of the very young in the local communities through her work as the Director of Community Coordinated Child Care (4C). Mrs. Linda Mason, in bestowing the Roberts Award to Chulick at the Kishwaukee College Commencement ceremonies on May 19, stated, “Micki Chulick has become so woven into the fabric of our community, it’s difficult to imagine what it would be like without her influence, her input, her intuition, and her insistence on creating a better world, beginning with our children. These are the same qualities that were valued by John Roberts and why Micki is such a worthy recipient of the 2012 John C. Roberts Community Service Award.”
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Come on out to the Annual Kishwaukee College Employment and Training Fair which will be held this Wednesday and Thursday, April 18 – 19, 2012 in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center, Room A-27. The Employment Fair will be open on Wednesday, April 18th from 5pm-8pm and Thursday, April 19th from 9am-12pm. Don’t forget to dress in business attire and bring copies of your resume.
Michelle Pease, Coordinator of the ERC, stated, “This is a great opportunity to assist members of our community who are looking for work, looking for new opportunities, or looking for options as the current economy poses some challenges.”
The Training and Employment Fair will feature several area employers which have positions available, similar to the “Employment Fair” that the College has hosted in the past. The Employment and Training Fair, however, focuses on being a one-stop resource for anyone who is struggling with employment—or lack of employment. Pease explained, “We want community residents to know that, if they have questions, they can get them answered at the Fair. Many people are facing tough times at their current job and may be on the brink of job loss. We will have the resources they need to know about to help smooth things out.”
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The Adult Education and Transition Programs (AETP) Division at Kishwaukee College is offering a new, free format for community residents to prepare for their GED: i-Pathways.
Tricia Wagner, Director of Adult Education at Kishwaukee, stated, “One of the biggest barriers facing community residents who want to receive a GED is transportation. More students also tell us they are interested in using technology. The i-Pathways program is an online program that allows students to use and develop their digital skills and offers the convenience of preparing for the GED tests from a personal computer. We are connecting with libraries throughout our district along with the Illinois workNet Center and Partners for Employment to explore ways to help students access i-Pathways.”
Kim Green, the instructor for the new i-Pathways program, explained, “This program is perfect for students who are in our district but live in the more rural areas or in communities in which we do not offer a class site. Because the i-Pathways program is online, students who are attending classes can also use it to review materials and gives them extra resources to use as they prepare for their GED tests. It’s a win-win program for members of our community who want to complete a GED.”
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In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
This year there are several public ceremonies to commemorate Veteran’s Day in DeKalb County. A ceremony will be held at the DeKalb County Courthouse, beginning before 10:59 a.m. so the assembly can observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m. to commemorate the armistice that ended World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the flagpole across from Altgeld Hall on the Northern Illinois University campus. There will be a speech by DeKalb County State’s Attorney Clay Campbell – a U.S. Army veteran and reservist. Members of the NIU Army ROTC program also will talk about the significance of the day, provide the color guard and a 21-gun salute.
A ceremony will also be held at 11 a.m. at Kishwaukee College in Jenkins Auditorium in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center.
David and Suzanne Juday, Sycamore, were named the recipients of the Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees’ 2011 John C. Roberts Community Service Award. John Roberts, one of the founders of Kishwaukee College, valued service and he worked tirelessly, not just for the College, but throughout the community. The John C. Roberts Community Service Award was established in 2009 in his memory to recognize and honor other community members who live their lives according to these same ideals.
David and Suzanne Juday were selected for their dedication to helping many organizations in the local community but particularly for their commitment to Kishwaukee College. The Judays were the co- chairs of the successful Friends of Kishwaukee College referendum campaign in the summer and fall of 2010. Mrs. Linda Mason, in bestowing the Roberts Award to the Judays at the Kishwaukee College Commencement ceremonies on May 14, stated, “Their belief in the mission of Kishwaukee College to offer opportunities to all residents in the district and their tireless efforts to secure that mission for future generations, demonstrates a sense of community service that is most deserving of the John C. Roberts Award.” Pictured at Kishwaukee College are, L to R, Dr. Thomas L. Choice, President of Kishwaukee College; Suzanne Juday, holding the John C. Roberts Community Service Award, and David Juday.
The Assistive Resources Center (ARC) of Kishwaukee College received a $500 donation from the Lions Club of Waterman for use towards activities and equipment to support Kishwaukee College students who are visually or hearing impaired.
The Assistive Resources Center provides a variety of academic and personal assistance and support to students who face a wide range of physical and learning challenges with the goal of enhancing opportunities for academic success. The Lions Club of Waterman is dedicated to the overriding vision of Lions Clubs International of providing assistance to those with visual or hearing impairments. The donation to Kishwaukee College follows the commitment of the Waterman chapter to focus assistance on the local area. Upcoming local events for the Waterman Lions Club include a Tractor Show and Pull on July 16 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Lions Park in Waterman.
Pictured with the donation to ARC are, in front, Megan Tolliver, ARC staff; in back, L to R, Dr. Thomas L. Choice, President of Kishwaukee College; Harold Giddings, current President of Waterman Lions Club; Mark Fenske, immediate past President of Waterman Lions Club; and Mary Ann Miller, ARC staff.