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The day builds upon momentum from last year when more than 100 members of the Oakton community helped various local nonprofits.
Oakton is among 11 institutions recognized for diversity and equity in leadership positions.
“Cabaret” is set in 1930s Berlin and revolves around performers at the Kit Kat Klub who choose to live a carefree life, ignoring the political upheaval as the Nazis take over Berlin and the rest of Germany.
Learn about the fascinating career of a forensic anthropologist.
Students are invited to bring their résumés and meet representatives from our partner businesses to learn about quality internship opportunities.
Join guest lecturer Khane-Faygl (Anita) Turtletaub for “Khassidic Tales of Enduring Faith and the Holocaust.”
A glimpse of working class Americans struggling to make a living.
This year’s theme thoughtfully examines how well-placed anger can often be an impetus for healing, transformation and action.
Oakton was ranked the best community college in Illinois for adult learners for the second-straight year.
High school students and others interested in the exploring fast-growing health careers are invited to attend a free open house.
Coach Kelly Johnson, who directed the men’s tennis team to an appearance in the national tournament in spring, is enthusiastic about resurrecting the women’s program at the college.
Entering her eighth season as Oakton’s head coach for cross-country, Tina Egle sees herself as someone who makes a difference in the lives of athletes.
Frohman’s poems have garnered more than 7.5 million views online. Her work has been featured on various websites including the Huffington Post, espnW and Buzzfeed.
Professor of speech, theater and humanities, Carot also serves as the coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) at Oakton.
Internationally acclaimed musicians will perform and demonstrate string- bending sorcery.
Join leading terrorism researcher Robert Pape, Ph.D., for this free lecture. Seats are limited and reservations are required.
The ensemble has appeared at prestigious venues across the world, from Scotland to Austria.
Curtis has taught at Oakton since 2014 and teaches Effective Speech, a course that provides opportunities for students to develop their communications skills.
Seeking three women, aged 20s to 70s, and two men, aged 30s to 70s.
The reception includes tours of Oakton’s art collection at the Skokie campus in addition to live music, food and beverages.
Seasoned Oakton golfers Stephen Bukielski and Chris Blaha lead the way for the Owls this season.
In her current role, Scalise (a former Oakton student) trains, guides and assists new and established faculty within Oakton’s systems to make sure they are well prepared for the classroom.
The milestone was in line with a target to reach 7,000 likes by the start of the fall semester.
The Owls open the season Aug. 24 when they host Joliet Junior College.
Since 2015, Palaguachi has offered support to increase the retention, persistence and success of the college’s Latino students.
Williams previously served as dean of Natural Science and Health Careers.
Seeking five female-identified actors and one male-identified actor. People of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, as well as actors with disabilities, or who are LGBTQ or gender non-conforming are encouraged to audition for this production.
To be recognized as a President’s Scholar, a student must earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Installation of of approximately 80 solar panels, was completed on June 20.
Music courses are available for students of all skill levels.
The director is seeking actor-singers of all ages, ethnicities and genders.
Oakton offers free vouchers to take Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams to students who successfully complete a range of Computer Application for Business (CAB) courses.
Proceeds support Oakton’s men’s basketball program.
Three students and an alumnus are spending the week helping to beautify a school that’s still recovering from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Swietek ran his own business while earning a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average.
Oakton’s Koehnline Museum of Art received the grant for its 2018 Art Design Chicago exhibition, “Sculpting a Chicago Artist - Richard Hunt and His Teachers: Nelli Bar and Egon Weiner.”
The dual charging station is located in Lot D, near the college’s LEED Gold certified Margaret Burke Lee Science and Health Careers Center.
The list included five Superior Academic Achievement Award winners (second team all-NJCAA) and eight Exemplary Academic Achievement Award honorees (NJCAA third team).
The project is part of Habitat’s celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary by building 150 homes in the Great White North.
The Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) recognized 38 Oakton student-athletes with academic honors during the 2016-17 academic year.
This summer, Tomasello will direct an original one-act play at “Play On,” Oakton’s student playwriting festival.
“The Sedgwick Studio: Sculpting Below the Train Station,” features exhilarating sculptures spanning more than 50 years. Join us for an opening night reception on Thursday, July 6, at 5 p.m.
Tour the campus and talk with admission and financial aid representatives as well as current students.
The GFOA recently presented Oakton with three prestigious honors – the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) and the Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR) Award.
The freshman led the Owls in several offense categories during the 2017 season, including runs batted in, batting average, home runs, hits, and slugging percentage.
Jody Wadhwa, trustee emeritus, was awarded the Illinois Community College Trustees Association’s highest honor—Honorary Member. The ICCTA also presented Wadhwa the 30-Year Service Award.
The Boomers will be hosting “Superhero Night,” honoring fictional and real-life community heroes.
Badeen was recognized with the Koehnline Scholarship, named after Oakton’s first president.
The Oakton team finished 13th overall in the 2017 NASA Robotic Mining Competition at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.
Cynthia Townsend, training specialist and Cheryl Thayer, sociology lecturer are part of an eight-person Haiti Youth Project (HYP) humanitarian trip to Gonaïves, Haiti.
The Newcomer Coach of the Year is awarded to a first-or-second-year coach, voted upon by the eight athletic directors in the ISCC.
Professional artists who self-identify as women are invited to submit entries by Tuesday, Aug. 1.
Brandon Loyfman founded a new business competition club at Oakton.
Technical Director Anthony Churchill earned a Joseph Jefferson “Jeff” Award for projection design at the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards at the Athenaeum Theatre.
It’s your health. Tell us what you think at this free community town hall event for veterans, military patients and their families.
Summer visits are scheduled in Skokie on June 13, and in Des Plaines on July 10.
The four-day camp features two sessions divided by grade level.
Like many Oakton students, Beatriz Sparks (a native of Colombia) completed her education while working full time.
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.
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.
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.