Wednesday, May 22, 2013
An outdoor Memorial Day ceremony featuring staff from Naval Station Great Lakes will be held at Grayslake's College of Lake County at noon Friday.
The sixth annual College of Lake County Memorial Day ceremony will begin at noon on Friday, May 24. The ceremony is being sponsored by the CLC Veterans Memorial Task Force Committee and will be held outdoors at the CLC Willow Lake Veterans Memorial on the Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Staff from Naval Station Great Lakes will support the event with a chaplain, color guard, echo buglers, the 13 folds of the flag ceremony, along with the U.S. Marine Corps drill team. The ceremony will also include speakers, bagpipers and the singing of the national anthem by Kamila Lada, a senior at Round Lake High School. Individuals who have made donations to the CLC Foundation for tribute bricks to support construction of the memorial are …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Looking for work? More than 70 employers will be represented at the College of Lake County's job fair on Thursday.
Job seekers are invited to attend the JobMarketPlace Job Fair on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by the College of Lake County Career and Placement Services office. The fair will be held from 1-5 p.m. in the P.E. Center, Building 7, 19351 W. Washington St., in Grayslake. This is Lake County’s largest job fair, where participants can explore full-time, part-time, seasonal and professional job opportunities with more than 70 employers. In 2012, about 50 employers attended the annual job fair, according to Sylvia Johnson Jones, executive director of the CLC Career and Placement Services office. "It appears that the number of employers registering for JobMarketPlace may be an indication that the economy is picking back up. Employers have job …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Reboot Parnters, Inc. Chairman Dean DeBiase, of Lake Forest, will be the College of Lake County's commencement speaker.
Thursday, May 16
Lake Forest resident Dean DeBiase, a former College of Lake County student who gained distinction as a Silicon Valley and Chicago business leader, will be the keynote speaker at the college’s commencement ceremony on Saturday.. DeBiase, who transferred from CLC a few credits short of earning a degree, will also receive an honorary associate degree and the Illinois Outstanding Citizen Award. A co-author with Seth Godin of the best-selling business book The Big Moo: Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable, DeBiase’s keynote address, "Semper Paratus," will touch on the entrepreneurial movement and content from a new book he is developing. DeBiase graduated from Lake Forest High School a year early in 1975 and wanted to travel the…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Lake County News-Sun has uncovered that the top bidder for a paving project at the College of Lake County's Southlake Campus in Vernon Hills was indicted last fall by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
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Wednesday, May 15
A project to sealcoat parking lots at the College of Lake County's Southlake Campus in Vernon Hills that was set to begin next week will be delayed as school officials investigate revelations that the contractor hired for the job is under indictment in Cook County, reported the Lake County News-Sun, which uncovered the information. Top bidder Alann Harris, president of North Suburban Asphalt, based in Park Ridge, is alleged to have defrauded some north suburban towns of more than $400,000 for public works projects, according to the News-Sun.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Find everything from annuals to vegetables at the College of Lake County Horticulture Department's annual plant sale.
The Horticulture Department at the College of Lake County will hold its annual plant sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the horticulture greenhouses (Building H near the Brae Loch Road entrance to the Grayslake campus at 19351 W. Washington St.). Proceeds from the plant sale help support CLC student scholarships and enhancements to the career programs. Many of the plants have been raised from seed by CLC students and staff. Customers can choose from annuals (ranging from alyssum to zinnias in six-packs and four-inch containers); hanging basket combos (such as begonias, impatiens and petunias); vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, tomatoes or squash (three packs and four-inch pots); and herbs such as basil, …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
May 6-12 is National Nurses Week.
The day my youngest sister, Tena, graduated from nursing school at the College of Lake County, I couldn't imagine being more proud of her. She worked so hard, sticking with the program no matter how tough it was at times. And then, there she was on the stage with her fellow nursing students, citing the Florence Nightingale Pledge, promising to "devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care." And that is exactly what she has done since graduation. While she can't share specifics about her work with patients, I know she has saved lives. And I know that her patients love her. I am so proud of the great nurse she has become. We've all encountered nurses, whether at a physician's office or the hospital. Sometimes, a nurse (or nurse…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
College of Lake County seats new trustees and elects board positions.
The College of Lake County seated its newly elected trustees this week—incumbent Barbara D. Oilschlager, of Grayslake, who has served since 1989, and Dr. Philip Carrigan, of Waukegan, who previously served on the board from 2005 to 2011. Both were elected April 9 to a 6-year term. Carrigan replaces John W. Lumber, who served since April 2007. The board also conducted its annual reorganization, selecting Amanda Howland, of Lake Zurich, to serve as chairman; Jeanne T. Goshgarian, of Round Lake, to serve as vice chairman; and Philip Carrigan to serve as secretary. "I am looking forward to working with everyone," said Howland. She then praised outgoing chairman, Richard Anderson, whom she described as having "worked harder for the college than…
Friday, April 26, 2013
The College of Lake County in Grayslake presents a visual showcase of art, dance and music at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday.
For 15 years, the College of Lake County’s "Fear No Art" production has showcased a variety of arts, including dance, music and visual art, by CLC students and faculty and community members. This year, the event will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., in Grayslake. More than 50 students are involved in the production, which is directed by Valerie Alpert of the CLC dance faculty. Fear No Art will feature the creativity of CLC’s vibrant performing arts community. The dance portion of the program will include exciting original choreography by CLC students and faculty, in modern, hip hop and Bollywood/ballet…
Friday, April 19, 2013
The College of Lake County has a full week of events planned in recognition of Earth Day.
The College of Lake County wants the community to “Think Globally, Eat Locally." It's also their 2013 Earth Week theme. Free, family-friendly events will include hands-on activities presented by CLC instructors and other experts April 20-27. Unless stated, all programs will be approximately one hour long and held at the CLC Grayslake campus at 19351 W. Washington St. EARTH WEEK EVENTS Upcoming: Monday, April 22: 12 p.m., Southlake Campus, Room V336 - Take it to the roof! From green roofs to rooftop food gardens Tuesday, April 23: 11 a.m., Room T326 - Biodiversity: What the heck is it and why should I care? Tuesday, April 23: 7 p.m., Room C005 - Edible landscapes and foraging Wednesday, April 24: 12 p.m., Room T326 - Climate change in the…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
CLC hosted the MindTrekkers science fair April 12.
From the look of the floor in the College of Lake County gymnasium, you might have thought a party had just ended. Colorful popped balloons littered the floor. But the gymnasium hadn't been the site of a party. Instead, the popped balloons were evidence of failed attempts to stick a wooden rod through a balloon. That was among many science experiments students experienced April 12, when CLC hosted the MindTrekkers science fair. The exhibits were led by students and faculty from CLC and Michigan Technological University. Students who attended the science fair were from the following schools: Barrington High School, Beach Park Middle School, Big Hollow Middle School in Ingleside, Grant Community High School, Grayslake Central High …