News from Oakton: June 19, 2012

Try Oakton on for Size
Find out why Oakton is the ideal place to start or continue your college education during a campus visit on Wednesday, July 11.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Recruitment and Outreach, the tour of Oakton’s Des Plaines campus 1600 East Golf Road, will feature information about admission, career and transfer programs, financial aid, student services, and extracurricular activities. Oakton faculty, administrators, staff, and students will be available to answer questions.

Oakton offers associate’s degrees and certificate programs for students planning to move on to four-year colleges or universities, as well as those preparing for employment in a variety of careers. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the College is recognized by the Illinois Community College Board and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

The tour will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Lobby. To register, call 847.635.1835 or visit


Women Artists Sought for Juried Art Exhibition
The Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton invites women artists to submit work for the juried exhibition The Personal is Political: The Transformative Power of Women’s Art that will run October 4 – 26. Deadline for entries is Thursday, July 26. There is no entry fee.

Ever since Kate Millet coined the phrase “the personal is political” in her landmark 1970 work Sexual Politics, the words have continued to resonate in contemporary feminism. The College requests artists of all media to submit a work that engages with and responds to the multiple meanings in Millet’s words.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies at Oakton, in cooperation with the Museum.

Interested? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Artists may submit only one original work for consideration.
  • Works must be submitted on a compact disc as JPEG images with a resolution of 300 dpi.
  • The CD must be labeled with the artist’s name, title of work, and medium and should also contain an artist statement/biography in narrative form as a Microsoft Word document not exceeding 150 words.
  • A complete list of rules may be viewed at

Submit entries to Nathan Harpaz, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016.

For more information, contact Harpaz at 847.635.2633 or 


Explore a Career in Nursing
Free Information Sessions Offered at Oakton
Interested in a nursing career? Then you won’t want to miss a free information session at Oakton on Tuesday, June 26.

This seminar, which showcases the College’s degree and certificate programs in this health career program, is scheduled at 3 p.m., at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 East Golf Road (Room 1604). Faculty will be on hand to discuss course requirements and industry trends.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports that employment for registered nurses is expected to increase by 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

Additional upcoming sessions in June at Oakton include:

  • Pharmacy Technician and Aseptic Pharmaceutical Preparations
  • Wednesday, June 27, at 6 p.m.
    Room C120, Skokie campus
  • Health Information Technology
    Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m.
    Room A145-152, Skokie campus

To reserve your place in a session, visit or call 847.635.1700. 


Register Now for Fall Classes at Oakton
While it’s too early to think about raking leaves, it’s not too early to think about registering for fall classes at Oakton. Fall semester registration is now underway. Classes start Monday, August 20.

Fall semester class listings may be found online at, or in the Fall 2012 Credit and Noncredit Schedule, available at the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses, 1600 East Golf Road, and 7701 North Lincoln Avenue. Students may register in person at both campuses, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Students with a current application on file may register online at

For more information about classes, call 847.635.1741 (Des Plaines), or 847.635.1400 (Skokie).