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Join the Oakton community as they unite together with millions from around the world to demand an end to brutality against women.
Explore higher education options, gather and compare data and visit with university representatives, all under one roof.
Meno's new novel details themes of family, redemption, sacrifice and faith. A Chicago Writers Series event.
Running January - March, Coming Together features book discussions, lectures, special events and more celebrating Latino and Hispanic culture.
Tour the campus and learn about Oakton's academic and career programs, services and student clubs.
The public is invited to receive free assistance with the completion of the FAFSA for the 2016-17 academic year at both Oakton campuses. No appointment is necessary.
The Oakton Board of Trustees approved emeritus status for Lee and seven retired faculty members at its Jan. 19 board meeting. Emeritus status is an honor conferred by the college to show respect for a distinguished career.
Receiving LEED Gold certification demonstrates that the Lee Center ranks among the most efficient public buildings in the country.
The Oakton Educational Foundation announced it received the gift from an anonymous donor from the Winnetka area in late December.
The 37- point margin of victory was the largest for the Owls this season.
The public is invited to receive free assistance with the completion of the FAFSA for the 2016-17 academic year at both Oakton campuses. No appointment is necessary.
Yakov Zakon and Stella Sokolovskaya donated a sculpture in memoriam of Eastern European victims of the genocide that saw millions of Jews and non-Jewish victims murdered by the Nazis.
Oakton Community College unveiled its new Owls athletics moniker in a Dec. 10 ceremony prior to scheduled basketball contests against Wilbur Wright College.
Created by Oakton’s College Relations Department, the new athletics logo was selected after receiving input from student athletes, coaches, employees, alumni, and student leaders.
In 2015, Oakton Community College celebrated the opening of the Margaret Burke Lee Science and Health Careers Center (Lee Center). The opening of this building was selected as the top story of 2015 because of the impact it will have on student learning for years to come.
The No. 2 Oakton story of 2015 is the retirement of former president Margaret “Peg” Burke Lee and selection of Joianne L. Smith as the college’s fourth president.
Oakton Community College was the only U.S. community college to receive a highly respected Fulbright-Hays grant in 2014, funding a study of indigenous communities in the summer of 2015. The experience and findings land at No. 3 on the top 10 Oakton stories of 2015.
National recognition for Gloria Liu and Oakton Community College’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs is No. 3 among the top 10 Oakton stories for 2015.
No. 7 among the top 10 Oakton stories for 2015 is the Oakton Des Plaines Early Childhood Center’s (ECC) receipt of the Gold Circle of Quality Award.
Oakton’s partnerships with area colleges and businesses landed at No. 9 among the top 10 Oakton stories for 2015.
As 2015 draws to a close, Oakton Community College is counting down its top stories of the year. Oakton is well known for outstanding musical performances, art exhibitions and dramatic performances. Two Oakton community members received national recognition for their achievements this year, earning them the No. 10 spot on the countdown.
After the college credited eligible students for Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants in the fall semester, the Oakton Educational Foundation has agreed to cover $350,000 for students dependent on MAP.
"Chip in” to Support Oakton Scholarships at Rivers Casino; Oakton Professor Chronicles Noted Activist Frantz Fanon
Oakton’s Campuses Closed on Labor Day; Oakton Spotlights Health Information Technology at Sept. 16 Information Session; Oakton Community College Hosts Panel Discussion in Honor of Constitution Day; Pianists Needed for Oakton’s Six Piano Ensemble
Open Auditions for Oakton Staged Reading of Drama by Sarah Ruhl; Get a Glimpse of Healthcare Careers at Oakton
Oakton Names Winners of Excellence in Teaching and Service Awards; Oakton Showcases Nursing Program at Free Information Session
Register Now for Fall Classes at Oakton: Semester Starts August 24; Take Note: Oakton Jazz Band Seeking Performers; Showcase Your Acting Talent by Auditioning for Upcoming Oakton Production
Learn to Play the Piano; Oakton Showcases Health Information Technology at Aug. 18 Information Session
Still Time to Register for Oakton’s Summer Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls; Attend Free Physical Therapist Assistant Information Session August 17
Deadline Nearing for Oakton’s Juried Art Exhibition Feminism Across the Generations; Nanotechnology Now: Open Houses Showcase Growing Field; Get in Tune with Oakton Music Classes
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
Get a Glimpse of Health Care Careers at Oakton
Attend a Free Pharmacy Technician Information Session; Tour Oakton’s Des Plaines Campus July 16
Oakton Offers Summer Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls; Registration for Fall Classes at Oakton Continues
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
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
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 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

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Paul Palian
Director of College Relations
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

847.635.1806 phone
847.635.1764 fax
ppalian@oakton.edu