If you love to sing, act, dance, play an instrument, write or draw or paint, CLC offers opportunities for you to explore and develop your talent.
CLC has several ensemble performing groups. Some have open membership while others require an audition. Participating requires you to register for a class, either for non-credit or credit.
The Theatre department mounts several productions each year, and auditions are open to students and the community. Audition notices are posted on bulletin boards in the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts.
In the Fall Semester, the CLC Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe performs a professionally-staged concert featuring choreography of guest artists and faculty. In the Spring Semester, the troupe presents Fear No Art, a festival showcasing the best in student dance, plus performances by student musicians, poets and visual artists.
CLC publishes two literary magazines:
Ailey II performs at CLC on Oct. 21
CLC student DJs getting FM experience on WRLR
Oct. 9 to Nov. 15: 35th ‘Recent Works’ exhibit on display
Five productions on tap for 2015-16 CLC Theatre season
CLC Music department announces fall 2015 concerts
Discover the history of ‘Star Wars’ at three library talks by CLC sociologists
Community invited to participate in CLC literary event
Art Gallery announces 2015-16 exhibit schedule
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“Really get to know your professors; they are the ones who will write you a letter of recommendation in a few years, so keep in touch with them.”
“College is the best decision I ever made. As a senior at Zion-Benton High School, I received a scholarship to CLC. I thought, “This is an opportunity.””
“I traveled to Peru for a two-week trip with five other CLC students as part of CLC’s first service-learning trip abroad. We were able to do good and experienced Peru’s breath-taking eco-systems.”
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“I became the first community college student accepted as an intern at a newsroom in Erie, Penn., thanks to my experiences on The CLC Chronicle and working with Professor Kupetz. That first internship opened many doors for me.”
“I am currently working part-time as a paralegal while enrolled as a full-time student in Roosevelt University’s Paralegal Studies program. If I had not received the education I had from CLC, I would not have the part-time job.”
“CLC was great preparation for transfer to a four-year school. I got comfortable with my abilities, and I was confident when I transferred to NIU. At CLC, I was also able to explore different courses and my interests.”
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“The course prepared me for a veterinary assistant job and the externship was a great part of the reason I felt prepared.”
“CLC is a melting pot; a microcosm of America. The students come from so many different backgrounds and contexts, that you learn almost as much from your classmates as you do from your courses.”
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