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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.
With more than 2,500 course offerings each term, students may earn an associate degree or certificate from 80 areas of study
The concentration will prepare students for transfer into a variety of majors concerning the environment.
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.
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.
Entry fee is $5 and includes refreshments and a chance to win Wilson tennis gear.
The Oakton Six Piano Ensemble has performed throughout the U.S. and has been invited to perform at the 2016 International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference in the Royal Conservatoire of Glasgow, Scotland.
Celebrate Earth Week with a variety of ecology, sustainability, and environmental topics presented through lectures, green space restoration projects, and recreational activities.
Simone Montgomery of Winnetka and Roxana Berinde of Morton Grove have been selected as 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars.
Join us for a continental breakfast and lunch. Keynote address: "Simulation and Debriefing: How it Makes a Difference in Learning"
Students 55 and over are invited to participate in Oakton’s Emeritus program, which offers a variety of classes including, history, political science, philosophy and current events.
During spring break, the Oakton Habitat for Humanity Club visited downstate Sangamon County for a week of building structures and making friendships.
Oakton was one of only two community colleges the delegation chose to visit while attending the League for Innovation in the Community College Innovations Conference in Chicago.
The college recently installed a new WeatherBug weather station, allowing students, meteorological teams across the country and online users to access weather data from the Des Plaines campus.
Eight-week session begins Monday, June 6, and seven-week session begins Monday, June 13. Interim summer classes are also available and most begin at the end of the spring semester.
The Oakton Educational Foundation announced it received the gift from an anonymous donor from the Winnetka area in late December.
Oakton Community College unveiled its new Owls athletics moniker in a Dec. 10 ceremony prior to scheduled basketball contests against Wilbur Wright College.
Created by Oakton’s College Relations Department, the new athletics logo was selected after receiving input from student athletes, coaches, employees, alumni, and student leaders.
In 2015, Oakton Community College celebrated the opening of the Margaret Burke Lee Science and Health Careers Center (Lee Center). The opening of this building was selected as the top story of 2015 because of the impact it will have on student learning for years to come.
The No. 2 Oakton story of 2015 is the retirement of former president Margaret “Peg” Burke Lee and selection of Joianne L. Smith as the college’s fourth president.
Oakton Community College was the only U.S. community college to receive a highly respected Fulbright-Hays grant in 2014, funding a study of indigenous communities in the summer of 2015. The experience and findings land at No. 3 on the top 10 Oakton stories of 2015.
National recognition for Gloria Liu and Oakton Community College’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs is No. 3 among the top 10 Oakton stories for 2015.
No. 7 among the top 10 Oakton stories for 2015 is the Oakton Des Plaines Early Childhood Center’s (ECC) receipt of the Gold Circle of Quality Award.
Oakton’s partnerships with area colleges and businesses landed at No. 9 among the top 10 Oakton stories for 2015.
As 2015 draws to a close, Oakton Community College is counting down its top stories of the year. Oakton is well known for outstanding musical performances, art exhibitions and dramatic performances. Two Oakton community members received national recognition for their achievements this year, earning them the No. 10 spot on the countdown.
After the college credited eligible students for Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants in the fall semester, the Oakton Educational Foundation has agreed to cover $350,000 for students dependent on MAP.
"Chip in” to Support Oakton Scholarships at Rivers Casino; Oakton Professor Chronicles Noted Activist Frantz Fanon
Oakton’s Campuses Closed on Labor Day; Oakton Spotlights Health Information Technology at Sept. 16 Information Session; Oakton Community College Hosts Panel Discussion in Honor of Constitution Day; Pianists Needed for Oakton’s Six Piano Ensemble
Open Auditions for Oakton Staged Reading of Drama by Sarah Ruhl; Get a Glimpse of Healthcare Careers at Oakton
Oakton Names Winners of Excellence in Teaching and Service Awards; Oakton Showcases Nursing Program at Free Information Session