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Oakton picked from among 60 digital courseware initiatives in Online Learning Consortium’s annual #DLIAwards.
Learn about fiscal responsibility and how get on the road to financial independence from best-selling author Cheryl D. Broussard.
Bring the popcorn for the “Pop-Up Film Festival,” a showcase of four acclaimed independent films with the opportunity to meet the directors.
Empty Bowls at Oakton is part of a nonprofit, global movement that has raised millions of dollars for food banks, soup kitchens and other meal programs.
The awards are presented for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities to seniors from each of the four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities in Illinois in addition to one community college student.
The documentary by award-winning director Jennifer Siebel Newson follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating a narrow definition of masculinity.
Brinton is a survivor and ardent opponent of conversion therapy, which is aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Explore the center, meet the preschool teachers and learn about Oakton’s innovative curriculum.
Preetham Marati of Skokie (alto saxophone), Mark Ketelsen of Lincolnshire (trumpet) and Thomas Bartlett of Waukegan (trombone) received recognition as outstanding soloists.
Spring semester classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
Activities offer free learning opportunities through discussions of lectures and films as well as a study abroad fair.
A post-screening discussion will be led by Lillian Polus Gerstner, director of public programs at the Illinois Holocaust Museum.
Oakton Professor of Art and Graphic Design Judy Langston helped coordinate the service project for her digital photography class.
Tour the campus and learn about Oakton’s academic and career programs, services and student clubs.
Tour the campus and learn about Oakton’s academic and career programs, services and student clubs.
Hear performances and see original paintings, drawings, collages, photography and 3D art.
Rauschenberg, who honed her basketball skills playing at Maine South led the Owls to the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference title in her first season as head coach.
Lombardo, a teacher of English literature and creative writing at the Latin School of Chicago, is the recipient of the 2011 Nelson Algren Award.
Oakton piloted its Digital Direct Access (DDA) program in the fall 2017 semester with 300 students enrolled in the BUS 101 “Introduction to Business” course.
Flexibility is the theme for this year’s edition of the Oakton Owls as they open the season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at home.
Jessica Caccavallo presents the workshop “Rape Culture: If You’re Ignoring it, You’re Part of the Problem.”
Sponsored by Oakton’s Great Books Program and Jewish Studies, with a generous grant from the Oakton Educational Foundation.
Games include free spooky events throughout the day, including trick-or-treating from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Presented by Wendy K. Tam Cho, professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
For the second straight year, Stephen Bukielski has qualified for the NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship.
Talk with admission and financial aid representatives as well as current students about all the college has to offer.
Join Peggy MacNamara, associate professor at the Art Institute of Chicago, for the first Visiting Artist Series events. Sponsored by the Educational Foundation.
The hiring event will feature more than 30 employers with career openings in positions at health care providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living, hospice providers, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies.
A poetic, whimsical, quirky and tender story about a man who spends his life studying dying languages but has trouble expressing himself to those around him.
Talk with admission and financial aid representatives as well as current students about all the college has to offer.
Join Sarah Cushman, Ph.D., for “Auschwitz: The Women’s Camp,” as she shares information from her research.
Evanston’s Amanecer Taco Shop also will be on hand selling authentic Texas-style breakfast tacos.
Additionally, two Owls finished among the ISCC’s top 10. Stephen Bukieski boasted a 75 average to take second, and Clay Fisher finished sixth with his 79 average.
Visitors will be able to view the array from the second floor of the Skokie campus.
Listen to the Oakton Jazz Band as it entertains with a blend of classic and cool jazz standards.
Learn about the significant advances in prosthetic development.
The Network’s unifying mission comes from a state goal for 60 percent of Illinois adults to hold a high-quality degree or certificate by the year 2025.
Friends, family, and supporters are welcome to join this annual event. All proceeds support the Oakton Foundation Annual Fund.
Learn how to enhance business skills and have a chance to win one of two free Microsoft Office Certification test vouchers.
President Rumen Radev visited students at the John Atanasoff Bulgarian Language School, which operates from the college’s Des Plaines campus on Saturdays.
Beginning Oct. 1., students will be able to fill out the FAFSA for the 2018-19 school year.
The organization will call attention to homelessness and disaster by filling the Des Plaines campus courtyard with makeshift shanties built from discarded materials.
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.
Students interested in the exploring in-demand careers in mechanical design and manufacturing technology are invited to attend a free open house.
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.