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Oakton invites beekeepers to join the community apiary

Published on January 26, 2023

Des Plaines, Ill. (Jan. 26, 2023) – Village of Skokie residents, Oakton College students, local beekeepers and community organizations are invited to host beehives at the new apiary on Oakton College’s Skokie campus. Read More

Oakton announces new Jewish Studies speaker series

Published on January 19, 2023

As International Holocaust Remembrance Day approaches, Oakton’s Jewish Studies program has announced a series of free virtual events — open to the public — to highlight Jewish history and culture and contributions made by Jewish people. Read More

Oakton Community College is now Oakton College

Published on January 17, 2023

Oakton Community College has officially become Oakton College. In addition to the name change — which took effect Jan. 17 — the College unveiled an updated logo and visual identity centered in diversity, inclusion and equity. Read More

Oakton hosts 800+ girls for Futures Unlimited

Published on December 16, 2022

Des Plaines, Ill. (Dec. 15, 2022) – More than 800 eighth-grade students from 22 middle schools participated in Oakton’s Futures Unlimited on Dec. 15, a daylong annual program that introduces young female and gender-expansive students to the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) - inspiring them to explore new interests and pursue their passions. Read More

Bushra Khan

Published on November 29, 2022

Bushra Khan won the gold medal in the poetry category of the Phi Ro Pi national community college speech competition for her piece, “Islam in America: A Poetic Program on Power, Peace and Possibility.” Read More

Oakton hosts Art Kleinman’s exhibition Dec. 8 - Jan. 20

Published on November 28, 2022

Des Plaines, Ill. (Nov. 28, 2022) – The public is invited to view Chicago-based painter Art Kleinman’s recent work during an upcoming exhibit at Oakton Community College. The exhibition will feature Kleinman’s geometric paintings and explore the relationship between structural balance and the desire to "break out" into a freer form of expression. Read More

Christian Vega

Published on November 10, 2022

Christian Vega served for three years in Alaska employed as an Aerial Port Airmen—also known as a Port Dog—in the Passenger Service Center. Read More

Matt Schiavone

Published on October 5, 2022

Matt Schiavone feels storytelling is at the core of social justice work. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University and working for several years at a youth nonprofit in Chicago, he realized he could apply his passion for storytelling to make a difference in the world. Read More