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2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of Kishwaukee College and we will be celebrating all year long. Over the course of the year we will be recognizing those who brought Pride, Passion, and Purpose to Kishwaukee College. Kish grew from a grassroots movement of a few community members’ desire to create...
Northern Illinois University Fall SAT and ACT Test Prep Opportunities DeKalb, IL - The Northern Illinois University fall SAT and ACT Test Preparation program provides individualized attention in a small classroom setting and offers students a chance to prepare themselves for the SAT or ACT test. NIU’s SAT program covers...
Lisa Freeman
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved contract negotiations for Lisa Freeman to become the next permanent President of Northern Illinois University. She will become the 13th President of the university since it opened in 1899 and the first woman to ever hold that title at NIU. Freeman has been serving as...
Designated by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 names the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education and its supporters joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the transformative...
Harvest Dinner 2018
Educators, Take your place at the table on a local farm amidst beautiful corn fields. Talk with local farmers about how they are producing our food. Have conversations with farmers and fellow educators to explore how farming and agriculture can be addressed in the classroom. Savor farm-fresh foods deliciously prepared...
DFSA Picketers 8.24.18.2
Members of the DeKalb Federation of School Assistants (DFSA) and supporters picketed outside the District 428 Education Center for the third day this week on Friday evening. As their union representatives negotiated a new contract inside the district office on South Fourth Street, the school assistants stood outside in a...
Congratulations to Dylan Propheter of DeKalb, recipient of the 2018 Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship award. Following his graduation from DeKalb High School this past May, Dylan plans to attend Illinois Wesleyan University in the fall, majoring in Music Education. “Music has been a passion of mine since I was...
The Kishwaukee College Workforce and Continuing Education department is holding registration for Adult Education classes prior to the start of Fall Semester 2018. Registration will be held on 16 dates prior to the start of the semester; registration dates start Monday, July 30 and end Tuesday, September 4. For...
Kishwaukee College Continuing Education is offering Forklift Operator Training class in August. The class lasts one day and costs $149. The Forklift Operator Training class meets on Tuesday, August 7, from 8:30 am-4:00 pm, on campus in room E130. During Forklift Operator Training class, participants will learn the basic knowledge...
Kishwaukee College
Kishwaukee College faculty and students participated in the Annual Great Lakes Regional Community College Art Exhibition, presented by the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art & Art History at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. The exhibit ran Friday, June 29 through Friday, July 20.  The exhibition featured artworks created...
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Cortland residents and businesses are teaming up with Cortland Elementary School to collect school supplies for teachers and students at the school. Each year the list of needed school supplies grows and this is a way to help teachers who often end up buying extra supplies from their own...