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Oakton announces a partnership with Glenview-based Abt Electronics for a customized apprentice training program geared toward teaching future service technicians the most advanced techniques in appliance and electronics repair, HVAC installation and service.
Oakton’s Cukierski Receives ICCTA’s 2015 Professional Board Staff Member Award; Oakton’s Play On Features Talented Midwest Community College Playwrights; Free Physical Therapist Assistant Information Session Scheduled at Oakton July 28; Still Time to Register for Fall Classes at Oakton
Oakton’s Skokie Campus to Host Career Fair Featuring Hospitality and Retail Positions; Oakton Shines Light on Nursing Profession at Free Information Session; Journey Through Music History at Oakton
Joianne Smith, Ph.D., took the helm as Oakton’s fourth president on July 1. Smith succeeds Margaret B. Lee, Ph.D., who retired on June 30, 2015.
Get a Glimpse of Health Care Careers at Oakton
The Oakton Board of Trustees appointed Karl Brooks, Ed.D., as the vice president for Student Affairs at its monthly meeting on June 23.
Attend a Free Pharmacy Technician Information Session; Tour Oakton’s Des Plaines Campus July 16
Through a partnership with Northern Illinois University, students who complete an associate’s degree in business (or have completed 60 hours of transferable credit) may now transfer seamlessly to NIU-Hoffman Estates and complete their bachelor’s degree.
Oakton Prepares for Sculpture Invasion; NJCAA Names Two Oakton Baseball Players to All-American Team
Oakton Offers Summer Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls; Registration for Fall Classes at Oakton Continues
Coached by Oakton’s experienced athletic staff and student athletes, the four-day camp includes two sessions.
Professional artists who self identify as women are invited to submit entries in all media to Oakton Community College for Feminism Across the Generations by Monday, August 10. Entry is free.
Men’s Soccer Reloads, Ready to Defend ISCC Title; Tour Oakton’s Skokie Campus June 16; Get a Glimpse of Health Care Careers at Oakton
Meet Celebrated Muralist Eugene Eda (Wade) at Oakton’s Art Museum; Shine on Stage: Audition for Oakton’s Play On; Attend a Free Pharmacy Technician Information Session
Oakton Summer Hours Begin May 24; Tour Oakton’s Des Plaines Campus May 27; Oakton Shines Light on Nursing Profession at Free Information Session
The College is closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning Sunday, May 24 through Saturday, August 8.
Oakton Celebrates 44th Annual Commencement on May 19; Oakton Student Captures First Place at National Competition With His Slam Poetry; Oakton Closed for Memorial Day; Oakton Showcases Health Information Technology at Free Information Session
Oakton Board of Trustees Seats New Officers and Members; Oakton Inducts Nine Students into Nursing Honor Society; Still Time to Register for Summer Classes at Oakton
Oakton’s Six Piano Ensemble to Perform April 25-26; Sophomore Alicia Gutierrez Named to NJCAA All-American Team; Oakton Celebrates Spring With Annual Noteworthy Festival; Visit Oakton’s Des Plaines Campus; Oakton to Host a Night of Improv; Oakton’s Koehnline Museum Showcases Enamel Paintings in Chicago
Oakton’s Six Piano Ensemble to Perform April 25-26; Sophomore Alicia Gutierrez Named to NJCAA All-American Team; Oakton Celebrates Spring With Annual Noteworthy Festival; Visit Oakton’s Des Plaines Campus; Oakton to Host a Night of Improv; Oakton’s Koehnline Museum Showcases Enamel Paintings in Chicago
Go Green! Participate in Earth Week Activities at Oakton; Oakton to Host USA Science and Engineering Festival; Oakton Offers Insight into the Career of Pharmacy Technician at Free Information Session; Oakton to Host Ladan Osman for Poetry Reading; Performing Arts at Oakton Presents Staged Reading Luck of the Irish; STEM Speaker Series to Feature Eugenia Cheng on the Essence of Math
Oakton’s Des Plaines Early Childhood Center Receives Gold Circle of Quality Award from State Organization; Documentary Screening at Oakton Examines the State of Masculinity in America; Examine One of Virginia Woolf’s Most Noted Novels at the 10th Great Books Symposium; Back by Popular Demand: Oakton Acclaimed Six Piano Ensemble Takes the Stage April 25-26
Oakton Community College/Elmhurst College Award First Alumni Scholarship to Des Plaines Resident; Oakton Lecture Focuses on the Queen of Sheba: Wise Ruler or Demonic Force?; Fall in to Oakton Courses; Enjoy a Day of Arts and Activism
Volunteers Needed for Oakton’s Community Garden; Performing Arts at Oakton Presents Spoon River Anthology; Watch Your Play Come to Life on Oakton’s Stage – and Win $200!;
Audition for Staged Reading Luck of the Irish; OakArt 2015 Debuts April 2; Oakton Shines Light on Nursing Profession at Free Information Session; Not Too Early to Think Fall Registration at Oakton; Catch Captivating Cinema at Oakton’s International Film Fest
Oakton Dedicates Margaret Burke Lee Science and Health Careers Center; Oakton’s Summer Registration Begins March 25; Discover How to Build an Engineering Career; Oakton’s Great Book Series Focuses on “The Nightingale of India”; Oakton Hosts Annual Feminism Conference
Oakton’s Nature Project Creates a Buzz at Brickton Art Center; Oakton’s Corporate Connection Breakfast Focuses on Information Technology; Attend Free Health Information Technology/Pharmacy Technician Information Sessions; Oakton Hosts Groundbreaking Three-Part Film Series about Race
Oakton Community College to Become Smoke Free July 1; Oakton Lecture Showcases Controversial 17th Century Philosopher; Oakton Highlights Health Care Careers at Free Information Sessions; Oakton Hosts Free Nanotechnology Industrial Workshop March 20
Think Fast: Audition for OMG Improv Players; Oakton Showcases Health Care Careers at Free Information Sessions; STEM Careers: The Next Generation; Oakton Hosts Annual Infant Toddler Conference
Oakton Closed for Presidents Day; Oakton Lecture Explores the History of Jesus in Jewish Art; Oakton Offers Girls-Only Robotic Workshops; Oakton Presents These Shining Lives; Visit Oakton’s Early Childhood Centers
Abstract Art Exhibit As If There’s No Tomorrow Comes to Oakton’s Museum of Art; Observe Black History Month with a Free Movie Series at Oakton; Audition for Oakton’s Production of Spoon River Anthology; Learn About Civil Engineering at a Free Presentation at Oakton; Enjoy an Evening of Cultural Experience
Linden Cello Duo Debuts on Oakton Stage; Add Some Rhythm and Swing to Your Evening; Oakton Lecture Sheds Light on Recent Race-Related Protests; Oakton’s Free Information Session Spotlights Radiologic Technology
Oakton Spotlights Race at Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township; Oakton’s Koehnline Museum Showcases Abstract Paintings by Chicago Artist; Find the Prescription for a New Career as a Pharmacy Technician; Attend a Free College Transfer Fair; Tour Oakton’s Des Plaines Campus February 11
Oakton Men’s Soccer Player Named to Scholar All-American Team; Nanotechnology Now: Open House Showcases Growing Field; Time Is Running out to Travel to a Galaxy Far, Far Away; Launch a Nursing Career at Oakton; Linden Cello Duo Debuts on Oakton Stage
This free session showcases Oakton's PTA degree and certificate program, with faculty on hand to answer questions.
Still Time to Register for Spring Classes at Oakton; Get in on the Ground Floor of Nanotechnology; Support Oakton Scholarships at Bar Wars Episode 6.5
Treat Yourself to an Oakton Class
Launch a Nursing Career at Oakton; OMG! Enjoy a Night of Improv at Oakton; Shine on Stage during Auditions for Oakton’s Production of These Shining Lives; Wrap up College Courses over Winter Break
Take a Closer Look at Oakton’s Des Plaines Campus; Give Your Job a Jolt – Attend Free Health Care Career Sessions at Oakton; Koehnline Museum of Art Showcases New Acquisitions; Ring in the Season with Oakton’s Noteworthy Festival; Creative Minds – Find Your Niche at Oakton
Enjoy an Evening of Art and Music at Oakton; Oakton Closed for Thanksgiving Recess; Support Oakton’s 11th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Get a Clearer Picture of Radiologic Technology at Free Information Session; Oakton Showcases Green Initiatives at Trashy Fashion Show; Leading Anthropologists Spotlight South American Indigenous Cultures at Oakton; Oakton Spring Registration Begins November 19; Nanotechnology Now: Open House Showcases Growing Field; Find Your Prescription for a Great Career at Oakton
Find Your Path to Engineering; Local Poets Read from The Walmart Republic; ID Show 2014 Spotlights Oakton Art Faculty; Relax at Oakton’s ‘Jazz Lounge’; Get Your Hands Dirty! Volunteers Sought for Oakton Woodland Restoration; Set Sail on a Health Care Career at Oakton; Oakton Closed in Observance of Veterans Day; Oakton Concert Spotlights Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Rock-n-Roll Comedy Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Comes Alive at Oakton; Life is a Cabaret: Enjoy a Musical Brunch at Oakton
Get Your Hands Dirty! Volunteers Sought for Oakton Woodland Restoration
Find Your Path to Engineering; Relax at Oakton’s ‘Jazz Lounge’
Start at Oakton. Transfer Anywhere.; Take a Closer Look at Oakton’s Skokie Campus; Local Poets Read from The Walmart Republic; ID Show 2014 Showcases Oakton Art Faculty; Fire Students up about STEM at Oakton Conference
Check out Oakton from Every Angle during Campus Visit; Intimate Apparel Stitches a Dramatic Tale during its October Run at Oakton; Set Sail on a Health Care Career at Oakton; Race, Religion, and Class Collide in Courtroom Drama; Robots Rule! Workshop Introduces Robotics to Girls; Pop up Film Festival Spotlights Indie Filmmakers
Who is a Jew? Oakton Lecture Explores Questions about Judaism; Visit Oakton’s Campus and Explore the U of I Engineering Pathways Program; Intimate Apparel Stitches a Dramatic Tale during its October Run at Oakton
Comedic Staged Reading at Oakton Examines the Facets of Marriage; Get a Glimpse of Health Care Careers at Oakton; Find out What Makes Oakton Unique at a Campus Visit
Rock on: Actors/Musicians Needed for Oakton’s Production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; Think Fast: Audition for OMG Improv Players; Annual Women’s Art Exhibition Examines How Gender Influences Desire; Oakton Raises Awareness about Homelessness on World Habitat Day
Oakton’s Music in Person Series Features Guitar Legend Alex de Grassi
Ready to Shine on Stage? Audition for Fall Plays at Oakton; Oakton Showcases Health Care Careers at Free Information Sessions; Pianists Needed for Oakton’s Six Piano Ensemble; Constitution Day at Oakton: A Look at the DREAM Act; Pillar of Fire Exhibition Continues at Oakton
Ready for Your Close up? Audition at Oakton; Pianists Needed for Oakton’s Six Piano Ensemble
Oakton Closed on Labor Day; Audition for an ‘Intimate’ Play at Oakton
Still Time to Register for Fall Classes at Oakton
Health Care Professionals Over 50: Learn Spanish at Oakton; Jumpstart Your Career at Oakton’s Automotive Technology Open House; Find Your Future in Nanotechnology; Explore Health Care Careers at Oakton; Rat Pack Impersonator Rex Tuley Headlines Fundraiser for Oakton Scholarships; Get in Tune with Oakton Music Courses
Jumpstart Your Career at Oakton’s Automotive Technology Open House; Nanotechnology Now: Open Houses Showcase Growing Field; Rat Pack Impersonator Rex Tuley Headlines Fundraiser for Oakton Scholarships
“Fall” for Oakton’s New Offerings
OMG! Enjoy a Night of Improv at Oakton; Oakton’s Play On Features Midwest Community College Playwrights; Summer Concert at Oakton: the “Art of Cool”
Gendering Desire: Deadline Approaching for Oakton’s Juried Art Exhibition; Journey through Music History at Oakton
No Classes at Oakton on July 7; Oakton’s Koehnline Museum Features Pillar of Fire Artist; Start Here. Go Anywhere!; Oakton Community College Hosts Campus Visit; Oakton Showcases Health Care Careers at Free Information Sessions; Game on! Attend Oakton’s Trivia Night Fundraiser; Get in Tune with Oakton Music Courses
Oakton Showcases Health Care Careers at Free Information Sessions; Game on! Attend Oakton’s Trivia Night Fundraiser
Oakton’s Juried Art Exhibition Seeks Entries Focusing on Desire; No Classes at Oakton on July 7; Oakton’s Koehnline Museum Features Pillar of Fire Artist; Summer Fun at Oakton: LEGO® and Robots!; Discover All that Oakton Has to Offer During Campus Visit; Register for Oakton Fall Classes
Investigate Oakton from Every Angle; Take a Peek at the Plucked Chicken Press; Start Your Nursing Career at Oakton
Oakton Showcases Health Care Careers at Free Information Sessions; Shine on Stage; Audition for Oakton’s Play On; Register for Summer Classes at Oakton Before Time Runs Out
Tour Oakton’s Des Plaines Campus; Oakton Spotlights HIT at Free Information Session; Think Summer at Oakton; Summer Fun at Oakton: LEGO® and Robots!
Oakton Duo Wins First-Place Honors at Skyway STEM Competition; Oakton Showcases Health Care Careers at Free Information Sessions
Oakton Celebrates 43rd Annual Commencement on May 20; Oakton Closed for Memorial Day; Investigate Oakton from Every Angle
Oakton Students Receive Leadership Awards; Take Advantage of Golden Opportunities in the Health Care Field at Oakton; Spring Musical Celebration Continues at Oakton; Tribute to Founder of the Plucked Chicken Press Opens at Oakton; Jews and Muslims: Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined; Sell Your “Gently Used” Treasures at Oakton’s Community Garage Sale; Still Time to Register for Cool Summer Classes at Oakton
Explore Iran “From Miniskirts to Hijab;” Oakton’s Rabbit Hole Explores Grief’s Depths; Spring Musical Celebration Comes to Oakton; Find out What Makes Oakton Unique at a Campus Visit; No Bones about It – Plucked Chicken Press Tribute Worth Visiting
Summer/Fall Openings Available at Oakton’s Early Childhood Education Centers; Never Forget: Oakton Observes Holocaust Remembrance Day; Oakton’s Juried Art Exhibition Seeks Entries Focusing on Desire
Go Green! Participate in Earth Week at Oakton; The Havdalah Ceremony: Distinctions That Matter; Celebrate STEM at Oakton; Oakton Takes a Stand Against Violence with ‘Take Back the Night Rally’

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Bonnie Lucas
Vice President for Technology and Data Analytics
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

847.635.1711 phone
847.635.1764 fax
blucas@oakton.edu