CLC's 31st Annual Salute to Gospel Music program on Feb. 28 will feature singer Donnie McClurkin, who has won three Grammy® Awards, two Dove Awards and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Artist as well as Anita Wilson. The event will start at 7 p.m. at the Genesee Theatre in downtown Waukegan.
Beginning an investment in reducing energy costs and making CLC more sustainable, the Board of Trustees approved a contract for $3.05 million for the construction of a geothermal field on the west side of the Grayslake campus.
Nominating petitions for three positions on the College of Lake County Board of Trustees are due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 22. Candidates for the positions will be placed on the ballot for the April 7, 2015 election.
Three new events have been added to the James Lumber Center's Professional Touring Series: The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. (a free concert); Mark Nizer 4D, A New Dimension in Entertainment on Wednesday, March 25 at 3 p.m.; and American English, The Complete Beatles Tribute on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
The College of Lake County board of trustees on Nov. 18 approved awarding a $24.08 million contract to construct a new science building on the Grayslake Campus to Path Construction Co., of Arlington Heights.
A new 18-credit, flexible Fast Track-HVAC Installation Technician Certificate is being launched by the CLC Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology program in January 2015 (pending approval by the Illinois Community College Board). Students can complete the certificate in just 16 weeks.
The College of Lake County’s Veterans Memorial Monument project has received a $5,000 matching grant from the local chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars. A check presentation ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 9 in Room A206.
Three festive concerts by College of Lake County Music Department ensembles will be presented in December. The Wind Ensemble’s Holiday Concert will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 14, the Holiday Choral Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 and the Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 17.
The CLC Children’s Learning Centers at the Grayslake and Lakeshore campuses have been recognized by the state of Illinois as Gold Circle of Quality centers.
Michael Londra, the Irish tenor best known as the voice of “Riverdance” on Broadway, will present “A Christmas from Ireland,” a performance told in song, dance and story at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21 at the James Lumber Center.
CLC has received a gold Campus Sustainability Compact Award from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The award, presented by the office of Gov. Quinn on Oct. 23, recognizes the college for its efforts to integrate environmental sustainability throughout its campuses and for working toward measurable sustainability improvements.
Want to learn about robotics and other cool stuff? In one year of full-time study, you can become a highly sought-after and well-paid mechatronics technician. Information sessions will be offered at 1 p.m. on Dec. 16 and Jan. 6.
The college is preparing to become a smoke-free campus on Jan. 1 by launching an awareness-building campaign that emphasizes resources to help staff and students quit smoking. On Nov. 20, the same day as the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout, the college held a special event called “Take a One-Day Stand,” where students and staff committed to give up smoking for at least one day.
Lake Zurich-based Smalley Steel Ring Company has established a new scholarship for CLC students in the Computerized Numerical Controls (CNC) and Mechatronics Technology programs.
Students are invited to learn more about how they could qualify for a pathway to the College of Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by starting at CLC. Two information sessions will be offered: Dec. 4, 2014 and Feb. 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Information sessions on how to prepare for a variety of business careers will be offered by CLC in the coming months.
Issuing an “unmodified” (“clean”) finding, auditors praised the College of Lake County’s performance on key financial metrics at the Sept. 26 board of trustees’ meeting. Representatives from McGladrey LLP, the college’s auditing firm, cited the college’s performance on key financial metrics such as liquidity and fund balance as well as the clarity and transparency of CLC’s financial records.
The college has received a gold award for campus sustainability from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CLC Board Chairman Amanda Howland announced at the Oct. 28 Board of Trustees meeting.
More than 250 friends of the College of Lake County Foundation generated more than $120,000 for student scholarships on Sept. 27 at the Black and White Ball: Toast of the Town, held at the historic Palmer House in downtown Chicago.
We exist to serve you, the Lake County community. In addition to providing an educational pathway to a better life, we are also a major employer. And since, we receive taxpayer support, many of our services are available not just to students but also to Lake County residents.
We pride ourselves on offering the kind of campus work environment where individual achievement and a sense of community can both thrive. We hire for a wide range of job opportunities, from faculty to staff at all levels, offering competitive salary and benefits.
Many college services are open to the community at large. Some are free; others are available at reasonable cost.
Leisure, recreation and continuing education classes for adults of all ages and their families.
All of the court programs are offered for the 19th Judicial Circuit Court to assist the public.
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