About 900 middle and high school science students will gather at CLC on Saturday, March 14 for the Grayslake Regional Science Olympiad Competition. The 2015 Science Olympiad runs from 7:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m.
More than 140 students from eight area high schools competed in the annual Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge competition, held Feb. 14 at CLC.
The CLC Student Government Association is sponsoring a candidate forum for those running in the April 7 Board of Trustees election. The forum will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. on March 4 in Room C005.
Looking for some fun “staycation” entertainment during spring break? Look no further than the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, where during the last full week of March you can enjoy two newly-added Professional Touring Season events: Mark Nizer 4D on March 25 and American English on March 28.
The CLC Alumni Association has added three new members to its board of directors. The new board members and their CLC graduation years are Christina Brown, ’81; Diane Downs, ’95; and Blake Hudson, ’10.
Seven concerts, featuring a variety of choral and instrumental music, will be presented by the Music department from March 8 through May 13. The department boasts four instrumental groups: the Monday Night Jazz Ensemble, the Tuesday Night Jazz Ensemble, the Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band. CLC’s choral program includes four ensembles: the Choir of Lake County, the CLC Singers, the Chamber Singers and the Gospel Choir.
A madcap mix of improvisation, comedy and Broadway show tunes is in store for audiences of “Broadway’s Next H!T Musical,” coming to CLC at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 13.
Planning is underway for groundbreaking ceremonies to mark the start of construction this spring on four projects included in the CLC Sustainable Campus Master Plan.
A new scholarship for international students attending the College of Lake County has been established to honor Susan Smith, a former CLC international student advisor who passed away on Oct. 2, 2014 in Grayslake.
Students studying ceramic art and food preparation are teaming up again to fight hunger in the Sixth Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, to be held at the CLC Main Lobby, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10. Proceeds will benefit the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
The Illinois Regional College Fair, hosted by CLC from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, is a great place for families to begin or continue the college search process. The fair will be held in the Physical Education Center, Building 7.
The Jazz Ambassadors, the official touring big band of the United States Army, will give a free concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts.
“The Miser” by Molière, a classic French farce, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 and 28 and March 5, 6 and 7 and at 2 p.m. on March 1 by the CLC Theatre department
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has announced that the College of Lake County is a finalist in its 2015 Awards of Excellence program recognizing exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges in seven categories. CLC is one of four finalists in the advancing diversity category.
A new ceramics exhibit called “Serviceability” will open in the Artcetera Gallery at the College of Lake County on Feb. 27 and run through April 10. The exhibit kicks off with a reception on Feb. 27 from 7-9 p.m. in the gallery, which coincides with the opening reception for the exhibit “Deanna Krueger: Shimmer” in the Robert T. Wright Gallery of Art.
Girls in seventh through 12th grade who want to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math are invited to CLC's fifth annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Day on Saturday, Feb. 28. This free, hands-on career exploration workshop will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the C Wing.
A new exhibit called “Deanna Krueger: Shimmer” will open at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at the College of Lake County on Feb. 27 and run through April 4. The exhibit will kick off with a reception on Feb. 27 from 7-9 p.m. in the gallery, located on CLC’s Grayslake campus.
Over the next five years, the College of Lake County will spend $148 million on campus improvements. To help local vendors become aware of the upcoming opportunities, CLC will sponsor a Get Connected Vendor Fair from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 in Room C005 (C Wing auditorium) at the Grayslake campus.
A groundbreaking for the college's long-anticipated new Grayslake campus Science Building will occur as scheduled this spring, it was announced at the Jan. 27 CLC Board of Trustees meeting.
Four international films will be presented for free on Friday nights this spring by the CLC Center for International Education. The films begin at 7 p.m. in Room A162 (Anderson lecture hall) on the CLC Grayslake Campus. The films are: “Manakamana” (USA/Nepal, 2013) on Feb. 6, “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” (Turkey, 2011) on March 6, “Neighboring Sounds” (Brazil, 2012) on April 3 and “The Hunt” (Denmark, 2013) on May 1.
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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