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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.
Approximately 2,300 Oakton students hail from the communities that make up Niles Township.
This week, 170 higher education leaders including Oakton President Joianne Smith sent an open letter on climate action to the incoming administration in Washington.
Explore opportunities in the nanotechnology arena and discuss Oakton-related internships, jobs and business resources in this field.
Oakton Community College sophomore point guard and captain Ryan Matthew was selected men’s basketball District 4 player of the week for the second time this season.
As 2016 draws to a close, Oakton Community College is counting down its top stories of the year. The 13-member team was one of just two community colleges participating in the competition against 43 other four-year colleges and universities across the country.
As 2016 draws to a close, Oakton Community College is counting down its top stories of the year. The new $2 million facility is on track to open for the spring semester, 2017, when classes begin Jan. 17.
As 2016 draws to a close, Oakton Community College is counting down its top stories of the year. Over the last 12 months, Oakton students boasted numerous successes in academics, co-curricular events and athletics.
As 2016 draws to a close, Oakton Community College is counting down its top stories of the year. Over the last 12 months, Oakton students boasted numerous successes in academics, co-curricular events and athletics.
As 2016 draws to a close, Oakton Community College is counting down its top stories of the year. Oakton has long demonstrated a commitment to environmental conservation.
As 2016 draws to a close, Oakton Community College is counting down its top stories of the year. Oakton announced several new areas of study in 2016.
As 2016 draws to a close, Oakton Community College is counting down its top stories of the year. Oakton is actively engaged in the community it serves.
As 2016 draws to a close, Oakton Community College is counting down its top stories of the year. Thanks to generous donors, the Educational Foundation was able to raise over $1 million this year.
As 2016 draws to a close, Oakton Community College is counting down its top stories of the year. Oakton garnered numerous awards and received national recognition for excellence in 2016.
As 2016 draws to a close, Oakton Community College is counting down its top stories of the year. Oakton is committed to a culture of excellence in service to students, and recognition in 2016 illustrates that commitment.
Now in its 13th year, Empty Bowls at Oakton has raised more than $225,000 to fight hunger.
Lott, selected from among 63 applicants and three finalists, begins his new role at the college Jan. 23, 2017.
Klein, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology, is working on her doctorate in sociology at Loyola.
Courses run Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 through Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, and are available online or at the Des Plaines campus.
Sophomore point guard Atorena “T” Michael scored a team-high 15 points.
The idea for the expedition to North Dakota came from the students in a Core Honors Seminar that studies social problems.
Cheikhna Cissokho of Evanston won first place in the poetry category. Also, two Oakton students placed in the top-three of the nonfiction category.
Preetham Marati (Skokie), Jim Postillion (Arlington Heights), Brad Kolar (Park Ridge) and Tom Bartlett (Waukegan) received recognition as outstanding soloists.
Oakton PTA students scored a 100 percent first-time pass rate for the second straight year.
Students display presentation skills on a spectrum of topics - from educational to inspirational to comical.
The OMG Improv Troupe, founded by Second City Conservatory graduate David Nadolski, take suggestions from the audience.
Chandrasekar, who was selected from among 67 applicants and four finalists, begins his new role at the college Jan. 3, 2017.
The award is presented to an individual at a community college within the region who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to student affairs and NASPA.
Cheer on the brave and talented Oakton employees as they take the stage to perform music, dance and comedy routines that pay tribute to the Age of Aquarius.
Warm up to enchanting musical performances during this week-long celebration of our gifted student performers and exceptional music faculty.
Freshman forward Doris Garcia was named Division II District D women’s basketball player of the week.
The traveling exhibition is a retrospective of art by the former University of Illinois professor known as the “Dean of the Midwest Landscape.”
The center will feature a large multipurpose lounge area with a fireplace and television screens with floor-to-ceiling windows offering scenic views of the lake to the north.
Consultant, author and business expert Jack Trytten will teach attendees how to fine tune their marketing decisions.
For a $15 donation, participants choose and keep their favorite handcrafted soup bowl and enjoy a simple lunch of soup and bread.
Members of the Ceramics Club will sell their handmade items.
Oakton installed four bat boxes and two owl houses around the Des Plaines campus as a way to mitigate the mosquito problem and reduce burrowing mammals while using less pesticide.
Brandon Nowak is the latest among more than 30 players recruited to play Division I baseball during Coach Fratto’s tenure at Oakton.
Colleges, universities and trade schools on the list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.
Sophomore point guard and captain Ryan Matthew was selected men’s basketball District 4 player of the week.
This year’s theme is “Human Migration: Root Causes, Responses and Ramifications.”
Jancila was nominated for the award by Petty Officer Second Class (PO2) Jay Kim, a testing center assistant who is in the U.S. Navy Reserve and assigned to Naval Station Great Lakes.
A Chicago Writer Series event, featuring Nami Mun, professor of fiction writing at Columbia College Chicago.
Enjoy this “high school musical,” based on the 1988 cult film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.
Mallory Gonzalez named captain of the Oakton women’s basketball team for the 2016-17 season.
The display features distinctive paintings, photography, ceramics, and digital art.
The 2016-17 team has something that is unteachable – height. Nine of the players on Owls’ current roster are over six feet tall.
Written from first-person interviews with women who have risked their lives in battle. Sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies and the Performing Arts Society.
PAC lobby site of Oct. 21 Art of Music/Music of Art and Oct. 28 Jazz Lounge.
By 2020, more than half the global workforce will be working remotely. Learn more about this trend at the first of four business book author series events.
Freshmen golfers Stephen Bukielski and Chris Blaha will compete in the 2017 NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship in Mesa, Arizona.
Bring the popcorn for the Pop-Up Film Festival, a showcase of four acclaimed independent films, sponsored by Oakton's Educational Foundation.
The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge is aimed at sparking life-changing conversations about domestic violence and raising critical funds for domestic violence service providers nationwide.
The film portrays how mainstream media and culture contribute to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.
See this updated version of the play that juxtaposes intrigue with a contemporary milieu – just in time for election season.
Joianne Smith is donating her salary increase to Oakton's Educational Foundation.
Congressional candidates Brad Schneider and Robert Dold will listen to student stories and answer policy questions.
The time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will begin Oct. 1 - months earlier than previous application cycles.
Community conversations set for Sept. 28 in Des Plaines and Sept. 29 in Skokie.
The Foundation is making sure students in financial need are covered for Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants this year by setting aside $225,000 in grants for students dependent on MAP to be able to afford their college education.
This is the first time the college is offering a credit course in a career program class in Spanish.
During the recent Labor Day weekend, students from Oakton’s Habitat for Humanity chapter rolled up their sleeves to give Curt’s Café a much needed touch up.
Clips from popular films serve as a springboard for two days of robust discussions about four important amendments that impacted social change in the U.S.
Enjoy a free gala reception with the artists on opening night from 5 - 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29.
Volunteers performed a variety of tasks, such as stocking shelves, pulling weeds and cleaning and organizing facilities.
Roles are available for actors of all ages and ethnic groups.
Oakton reached the 6,000 “likes” milestone on Sept. 1, approximately six months after reaching the 5,000 mark and 14 months after hitting 4,000 likes.
In addition to the concerts, individual artists will host free seminars during the festival.
On display through Sept. 16, Pinsky's exhibit showcases paintings inspired by her 14 trips to Cuba since 2000.