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The Continuing Education department at Kishwaukee College is offering a Dental Assistant program this fall. The course will begin September 5 and run through December 19, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 9:00p.m. Cost of the Dental Assistant Program is $1200. Students must be at least age...
Students in several of Kishwaukee College Career Technologies programs collaborated to create an end-loader bucket this spring. Career Technologies, Coordinator of Maintenance Services at the College, wanted to duplicate a specific end-loader bucket design and asked the Career Tech division if the students could re-create it. Gommel supplied the...
Kishwaukee College welcomed the newest members of the EMSA Program to campus on Monday, June 12. The students, who will all begin their senior year at their respective high schools in the fall, were welcomed by instructors Alan Edgecombe, Physics/Engineering; Nicole Criswell, Mathematics; and Dominica Blalock, Mathematics. EMSA is a...
NIU Presidential Transition Over the past four years, I have enjoyed sharing the progress we’ve made in building a more sustainable organization, creating a more just and inclusive environment and the almost daily achievements in teaching, research, artistry and engagement that have promoted our goal of student career success. I also...
Kishwaukee College Continuing Education is offering classes in July on how to fly a drone (remotely piloted aircraft) at two skill levels for community members. Each class is for three hours and costs $15. Drones 101: Beginner Class covers basic flying techniques, safety tips, pre-flight inspections, toy vs. professional drone,...
Mya Lee, Sycamore, signed a Letter of Intent to play softball for Kishwaukee College in the 2017 – 18 season. Lee, who bats and throws right, played Short Stop/2 nd Base for the Spartans. She played Varsity for three years during her high school career. She will be concentrating...
The Kishwaukee College Continuing Education department is offering a Food Sanitation Certification class taught in Spanish on Monday June 19 and June 28, from 9:00a.m. – 2:30p.m. There will be a 30-minute lunch break. Attendance at both classes is mandatory. The cost for this two-day class is $185. This class...
The Kishwaukee College Criminal Justice Program has received a $5,000 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation that will contribute toward creation of a Use of Force Training Lab. Kevin McArtor, Community Foundation Board member, was at the College on Friday, May 5, to present the grant to Dr. Laurie...
Students in the Advanced Criminalistics class at Kishwaukee College this spring were bugged for  several weeks: they analyzed insect life cycles. The students placed raw chicken meat at various locations around campus – near the pond, in the tree line, and near the open fields that border campus. Students visited...
May 9, 2017 As promised, I am closing the loop on our discussion of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget and the steps we are taking to increase revenues and decrease expenditures to ensure that we have appropriate working capital reserves to support our operations in FY18. Last month, I laid out...
For the first time in its quarter-century of service, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has established a partnership with NIU to address food insecurity on campus. Postal carriers in DeKalb, Sycamore, Cortland, and Malta will again collect food during the largest one-day food drive across the nation, picking...
The Kishwaukee College Short-Term Training Programs held a Spring Pinning Ceremony on Tuesday, May 2 in Jenkins Auditorium. Ten students were pinned in recognition of their completion of the Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician and Veterinarian Assistant Programs. Short-Term Training are non-credit programs that prepare students for a variety of entry-level...