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The Workforce and Community Education division at Kishwaukee College is offering free Basic Computer Literacy classes. Each class is comprised of three class meetings. Classes are offered in both English sections and Spanish-only sections. All classes meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30p.m. in Room A1350 at Kishwaukee College. Classes...
Dear NIU Community, Choosing NIU’s next president is a significant responsibility and great privilege for the NIU Board of Trustees. It is important to us that we create a thoughtful and inclusive search process, not only to attract outstanding candidates, but also to reflect our commitment to shared governance. In August...
Kishwaukee College is proud to announce the establishment of the Student Success Scholarship. During their regularly scheduled meeting on September 12, the Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a Student Success Scholarship that gives back to the students enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year. Students who...
The path from Kishwaukee College to Northern Illinois University recently got a bit easier with the completion of a Guaranteed Admissions Agreement (GAP) between the two schools. The GAP program allows students to be admitted to both schools simultaneously which provides access to Counselors/Academic Advisors at both institutions to...
Kishwaukee College is offering a free QuickBooks 101 class on September 27, from 5:30 – 8:30p.m. in Room A1221 at the College. This class is free through the generosity of a grant from First National Bank in DeKalb. Registration for QuickBooks 101 is required. uickBooks is an accounting software that...
The campus and community have partnered this year in a visible effort to extend a warm welcome to new and returning Huskies. NIU officials offered Huskie welcome signs to DeKalb business owners, and they responded enthusiastically. Those signs can now be seen displayed throughout the community. Sol Jensen, Vice President...
When a friend of Belinda Roller visited campus and told her that the interior of the Holmes Student Center looked just as he remembered it from his time as a student in the 1960s, she knew it was time for a change. Actually, Roller, who works in NIU Architectural and...
The Continuing Education department at Kishwaukee College is again offering its successful Leadership Development Program, titled True Leader – Leadership Development. The acclaimed program is being offered specifically for local Not-For- Profits (NFPs) and consists of three classes being offered this fall. Participants may register for select classes or for...
Kishwaukee College Softball will be holding a two-day softball camp for girls on Friday, September 22 from 4-6:30p.m. and Saturday, September 23 from 10:00a.m.-12:30p.m. at the softball field on campus. Rain date, if needed, is Sunday, September 24. Cost of the camp is $50 per player. Space is limited...
The Continuing Education department at Kishwaukee College is offering a free presentation for area Therapeutic Massage professionals. Expanding Boundaries: Massage for the Medically Frail Client will be offered on September 11 at 6:00p.m. in Room B1234; the presentation will be offered a second time on September 23 at 1:00p.m....
The Kishwaukee College Phlebotomy Technician Program held a pinning ceremony on Wednesday, August 16 on campus. Six students completed the Phlebotomy Tech program: Candace Carter, Sycamore; Hayley Davis, Rockford; Qing Li, DeKalb; Jessica Marx, DeKalb; Michelle Newtson, DeKalb; and Christine Vicary, Genoa. Pinning ceremonies are a tradition in healthcare professions,...
The Kishwaukee College Continuing Education department is offering a Forklift Operation class on Saturday, August 19 from 8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m. The class will meet in Room E-130 in Caukin Building on the Kishwaukee College campus. Students should bring a sack lunch. The cost is $149. The class will cover the...