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IGEN lauds Oakton sustainability efforts that include environmental studies concentration, restoration of campus natural space and waste diversion initiatives.
Owls ready for next step after taking second in Skyway Conference, third in Region IV and finishing 24th in the nation.
For the second straight year, an Oakton graduate received the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Casting men and women of all ages and ethnicities for this Chicago-based playwriting festival.
Freshmen golfers Stephen Bukielski and Chris Blaha will be contending against approximately 300 junior college golfers from around the country.
Featuring more than 60 local and national employers with immediate openings.
Margetis, who received an associate degree in human services, leaves behind a legacy for future students – information about volunteering or making use of what local food pantries offer.
Join local experts for this popular and thought-provoking series on foreign relations.
The disbursement includes a general fund allocation of $675,000, which is the largest the foundation has ever provided.
The trip to the Kennedy Space Center is the culmination of more than nine months of hard work.
The spring class includes 198 graduating with honors, and the average grade-point-average for spring petitioners is 3.12.
Have fun designing Minecraft characters, learning to code in HTML and JavaScript and creating virtual worlds in addition to honing computer programming and 3D modeling skills.
Trieschmann's work has brought recognition as a L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth, 2014 Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Public Citizen of the Year, Open Communities Jean R. Cleland Social Action Award recipient and the Corrine Passage Spirit of Evanston Award winner.
Sheetal Singh is founding president of Oakton’s Society of Women Engineers and has served student government, the Educational Standards Review Board and as a TRiO peer mentor.
Update: Habitat for Humanity garage sale has been canceled due to forecasted inclement weather.
Elmer Sanders exhibit features exhilarating images by the artist produced in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The 90-hour course, offered through Continuing Education, Training and Workforce Development, is intended to prepare students to become real estate agents.
For the second straight year, an Oakton student has been awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
The 2017 NJCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship is scheduled to take place May 15-19 at Collins College in Plano, Texas.
Summer construction to update community college’s Des Plaines campus.
Students travel to St. Paul to conduct reproductive health, nutrition and health screening workshops.
Oakton golfers Stephen Bukielski and Chris Blaha will compete in the 2017 NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship May 23-26
Public input requested; site visit scheduled for late September.
Emeritus status is an honor conferred by the college to show respect for a distinguished career.
Members of Oakton’s project team include students Harry Budge, Eduardo Jimenez, Jr., and Rahim Sajwani.S
Juletta Patrick will serve as assistant vice president for student affairs/dean of access, equity and diversity, beginning May 1.
Park Ridge resident Joshua Stewart places first in biological sciences category.
The Oakton Community College Board of Trustees welcomed new trustees Martha Burns and Paul Kotowski, and elected new board leadership.
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.