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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.
The association serves as the national voice for the involvement of community college instructional administrators in policy planning and decision making.
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.
Spring semester classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.
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.
The Day of Service builds upon the momentum from last year when Oakton volunteers provided support to eight area nonprofits.
The college offers a variety of programs varying in length from one semester to more than two years.
Women and men of all ages and ethnic groups are encouraged to audition.
Audition for the ensemble on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and Thursday, Sept. 15.
The men’s soccer team seeks to keep opponents off balance with a fast-paced offensive scheme this season.
The Owls start the season on the road Wednesday, Aug. 24 against College of DuPage.
Gloria Liu, coordinator for the Center for Promoting STEM, hopes to inspire and empower future innovators.
Coach Kelly Johnson is ready to take the Oakton Owls to the next level in her first season at the helm.
Vince Miranda played volleyball at Missouri Valley College and has over eight years of coaching experience at Sullivan High School and Northside College Prep.
Women and men of all ages and ethnic groups are encouraged to audition.
The Oakton Owls begin their season Friday, Sept. 9, when they participate in the Aurora Invitational hosted by Aurora University.
The Owls start the season Friday, Aug. 26 at the Highland 36 Golf Tournament at the Parks Hill Golf Course in Freeport, sponsored by Highland Community College.
Featuring five original one-act plays written and directed by community college students from Oakton, Parkland College, and Northwestern Michigan College.
Put on your thinking caps and enjoy a night of friendly competition while raising money for Oakton scholarships.
This fall at Oakton, music courses are available for students of all skill levels.
Na Mele Aloha, Oakton’s Hawaiian music ensemble, will celebrate its 10-year anniversary performing at the Tiki Terrace.
The Koehnline Museum will showcase paintings by Joanna Pinsky inspired by the Evanston artist’s multiple trips to Cuba.
Event attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to begin a trucking career.
A continuing education workshop that will provide the opportunity to learn more about domestic abuse and its repercussions.
Attendees will have the opportunity to gather and compare data and visit with representatives from Big Ten Conference member universities.
Students are gaining a valuable lesson in historical collection, archiving and service learning through recent class expeditions to Historic Methodist CampGround of Des Plaines.
Casting men and women of all ages and ethnicities.
Each public college rated was a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, has open admission policies, and enrolls more than 1,000 students.
More than 1,200 students have petitioned to receive degrees and certificates and approximately half of them will participate in the commencement ceremony.
At Oakton’s 2016 Commencement on Tuesday, May 17, the oldest graduate will be Fred Seidel, who will turn 90 in June.
Oakton will be closed on Monday, May 30.
Lamantia has works on permanent display at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and The Collection of Jean Dubuffet in Paris, France.
A presentation geared for entrepreneurs, small businesses, corporate employees, as well as students interested in business.
Sponsored by Jewish Studies and the Oakton Educational Foundation.
A musical celebration featuring recitals and concerts showcasing Oakton's talented student performers and outstanding music faculty.
Ann E. Tennes was elected the new chair; William Stafford was elected vice chair; and Joan W. DiLeonardi, Ph.D., was elected as secretary. Patryk Swietek of Glenview was seated as the new student trustee.
This also is the fourth conference crown in 11 seasons under head coach Bill Fratto.