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Supporting the advancement of women in community colleges is a core value of AAWCC.
The Owls next compete in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Regional Tournament starting Friday, April 28.
Get ready for side-splitting laughter as Oakton’s student improv group, OMG Improv, takes the stage.
A free public lecture examines how elite Nazi leaders drew upon myths, symbols and the teachings of mystics as justification for their war to create a new world order.
Learn how to create a site that inspires visitors to take action at a seminar sponsored by Oakton’s business department.
Filza Ali (Chicago, Lane Technical College Prep High School) and Sheetal Singh (Des Plaines, Maine West High School) have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa Illinois All-Academic Team.
A musical celebration featuring individual recitals and group concerts showcasing the college’s talented student performers and outstanding music faculty.
Singh earned the state’s highest score in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition.
Workshops examine digital marketing, human resources recruiting and business finance.
Oakton’s internship program is seeking to fill approximately 75 internship positions with local companies in a variety of fields.
Summer session begin June 5; fall semester begins Aug. 21.
Open to all community college students in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The 2016-17 Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) player of the year averaged a double-double in ISCC play, en route to earning first team all-conference honors with an average of 21.5 points, 11.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.6 blocked shots per conference game.
Head coach Kelly Johnson is ready to take the Owls to the next level in her second year at the helm.
Oakton's Six Piano Ensemble has performed throughout the U.S. and at the 2016 International Society for Music Education World Conference in the Royal Conservatoire of Glasgow, Scotland.
Oakton will recognize five alumni - Marc Hornstein, Felicia Kurkowski, Marc Menet, Steven Swanson and Susan Trieschmann — at the college’s first Distinguished Alumni Awards.
The former director of Registration and Records and long-time resident of Northbrook passed away Feb. 28. Interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 10.
Twenty-two students provided 960 hours of manpower helping build a house for a single mother and her infant in Starkville, Mississippi.
“The Persistence of Race in Trumpamerica” is a free lecture about issues surrounding racial tension in the United States.
Oakton’s introduction to weather and climate is one of eight different earth science courses offered at the college.
A free public conference featuring discussions, films, workshops, staged readings, food, live music and interactive art projects.
Preview evenings are geared toward admitted students and their parents to learn more about the many resources Oakton provides students to reach their educational and career goals.
Anyone interested in learning more about becoming an EKG technician in just six weeks is invited to attend a free information session.
The National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy and other areas of the humanities.
Oakton has named 40-year law enforcement veteran Nicholas Weiss interim chief of police, effective immediately.
A staged reading that takes an unflinching look at the problems of urban education.
Oakton art students exhibit their talents through April 27.
Gain the knowledge and a framework for creating stronger early STEM lessons and nurturing that STEM identity in youth.
Most classes begin the week of August 21.
Jackson Katz, Ph.D., a cultural therapist renowned for his activism on issues of gender, race and violence, will present the keynote address.
Under the leadership of first year head coach Andrea Falco, the Oakton Owls softball team is looking to lay the building blocks for a promising future.
Consortium is dedicated to advancing success of men of color in community colleges.
President Smith initiated the process to review Oakton’s mission, vision, and values statement in October 2016.
Join Maria Anna Mariani, an assistant professor of modern Italian literature at the University of Chicago, as she leads a fascinating discussion.
Learn industry trends and how Oakton programs can prepare students for successful careers.
Vice President for Student Affairs Karl Brooks, Ed.D., was recognized with the national NASPA Community College Professional Award.
Head coach Bill Fratto (403-211), now in his 12th season, has built a winning tradition at Oakton, and likes the mix of his new recruits and returning players.
More than 70 local business people and vendors attended Oakton's Workforce Solutions 1st Annual Small Business Expo.
Directed by Tara Mallen, an actor and producing artistic director at Rivendell Theater Ensemble.
Join Chicago area influential poets and educators Jamila Woods and Kevin Coval for a special reading.
The script calls for four black men, two black women, one white man, one white woman and an Asian-American woman.
As many as 500 institutional and foundation scholarships are up for grabs as the March 31 application deadline approaches.
Gonzalez averaged 17.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, shooting 42.1 percent from the field (96-228).
Eleven fascinating and highly-rated movies have been selected to showcase the wide range of languages offered by the college.
Guard Mallory Gonzalez earned first team recognition, while guard Atorena “T” Michael and forward Doris Garcia were named to the ISCC second team.
Conference presentations will focus on student opportunities both during and upon completion of nanotechnology programs.
The recommendation to the Oakton Board of Trustees followed a careful review of center operations in terms of the scope of the college mission, academic needs, and financial investment.
The exhibit features many different art forms, including paintings, ceramics, sculptures, photography, graphic designs and drawings.
Oakton is accepting applications for enrollment in its medical assistant program, which provides training for a high-growth career.
The postseason honors keep rolling in for the Oakton Community College men’s basketball team.
The public is invited to attend an Oakton Community College Board of Trustees Candidates’ Forum from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, in Room 1604, at the college’s Des Plaines campus.
In conference play, Tafari Beckford could be counted on for a double-double, averaging 21.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per game.
Participants will learn more about the Engineering Pathways Program and how to launch a career in engineering at Oakton while saving thousands of dollars.
The public is invited to an opening night reception on Thursday, March 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
More than 200 guests attended the fundraiser, which supports student scholarships and other student-success initiatives.
This farce focuses on the difference between what people say when they think no one is listening and what they say in public.
A native of Greece, founded Hellenic Life Midwest, a nonprofit scientific, cultural and charitable organization in Chicago.
This free event for local start-ups and established businesses includes guest speakers and workshops from industry experts.
Alyson Yee presents “How Antibacterial Affect Our Health.”
Ryan Matthew is averaging 17.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists a game this season.
Gonzalez is averaging 17.2 points per game, and her 19.5 points per 40 minutes ranks 32nd in the nation. She also ranks No. 32 in blocked shots with 14.
Open to all community college students in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Join Oakton Alumni and friends for a night of hockey and camaraderie as the Chicago Wolves host the Iowa Wild at Allstate Arena.
The popular and thought-provoking lectures take place Thursdays and Fridays at the Skokie campus.
Open calls for an assortment of roles. Performances dates: April 6-9 and 13-15.
The Gold Circle of Quality is given to a center after a rigorous process by an independent assessor who evaluates its environment, curriculum, teacher qualifications, and family involvement.
Tour the campus and talk with admission and financial aid representatives as well as current students.
Join Oakton students and employees as they unite with approximately 6,000 V-Day events held annually across the globe on Valentine’s Day.
Many classes begin later in the semester and are available at both campuses and online.
The list of 988 President’s Scholars includes 178 students from Des Plaines, 139 Skokie students, 114 from Chicago, 95 students from Glenview and 72 Evanston students.
Proceeds support local organizations that provide services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Tafari Beckford, who also received player of the week honors earlier this month, leads the Owls averaging 19.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.
Oakton adult education programs serve approximately 4,500 students annually and are supported by 16 staff members, eight of whom are fully granted funded.
The third of four business book author series events at Oakton features Tim Calkins, an internationally recognized expert on brand building.
Oakton’s internship program is seeking to fill approximately 75 internship positions with local companies in a variety of fields.
Freshman guard Pat Hamilton, averaging 11.7 points per game, was named men’s basketball District 4 player of the week according to the latest Region IV National Junior College Athletic Association report.
The list of graduates includes four from Park Ridge, three from both Des Plaines and Northbrook and two each from Chicago, Evanston, Glenview, Hanover Park, Morton Grove and Niles.
A 16-piece display that uses contemporary art as a vehicle to encourage widespread understanding of the compelling science of climate change.
Seeking actors of all skill levels. Scripts will be provided. No memorization required.
“This Case Is a Shamilton”, the Chicago Bar Association’s 93rd Annual Holiday Spirits Revue, lampoons celebrities in politics, sports and show business.
The donation provides $50,000 toward scholarships for Des Plaines residents for the 2017-2018 academic year and $25,000 to defray construction costs of the new student center on the Des Plaines campus.
Music faculty, friends and the Niles West High School Jazz Band take the stage together for a swinging night.
Gregor will discuss his exhibition “Changing Perspectives: The Landscapes of Harold Gregor,” currently on display at the college’s art museum until Friday, Feb. 17.
Seniors are invited to meet new friends and expand their knowledge by joining local experts for the popular and thought-provoking Passages Seminar.
Roles are available for two women in their 40s to 50s and five males ages 20 to 50s.
Oakton and Roosevelt have partnered to provide several ways to earn higher education credentials in an affordable manner.
Freshman Tafari Beckford leads the Owls averaging 18.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.
More than 70 colleges and universities have committed to participating in this free event.