Gym - GYMA, Gym - GYMB Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 12 – 2 p.m. CST
For more info, go to: www.clclancers.com
Gym - GYMA, Gym - GYMB Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 2 – 4 p.m. CST
Studio Theatre - P119 Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
This sensory-friendly, holiday-inspired song-and-dance party by Grammy Award-winning artist Dan Zanes with Claudia Eliaza and Pauline Jean promises to be the perfect musical fare for family audiences this season. In this festive holiday show, Dan, Claudia and Pauline create a relaxed, inclusive and inviting atmosphere designed to entertain all families including those with autism or other special needs. Dan’s music combines folk and soul music, creating a magical, musical sing along and dance along experience where the doors are open wide and everyone is invited!
Studio Theatre - P119 Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, 2 – 3:30 p.m. CST
STUDENT STREET - B100 Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST
Join us for "Part-Time Mondays," come meet with employers that are hiring for part-time postitions only. This event is open to all students. Starting August 7, 2017 until April 30, 2018.
To see who will be there log onto LancerJobLink.
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, 12 – 1 p.m. CST
American Business School of Paris
Webinar Event - December 19 at Noon
Christmas break is a perfect time to think about your future! Gain international and professional experience and stand out in the crowd! Learn more about the opportunities to transfer to The American Business School of Paris to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. ABS Paris is a Guaranteed Transfer Admission partner with CLC, offering guaranteed admission to CLC students who meet the agreement conditions.
Dominique Bert, Executive Director for ABS Paris will present and answer questions on Tuesday, December 19th from Noon – 1 p.m. Join the meeting here:
Conference Center: Room- A022B, CONFERENCE CENTER: CONFERENCE ROOM - A013 Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, 5 – 9 p.m. CST
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, 5 – 7 p.m. CST
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m. CST
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m. CST
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, 7 – 9 p.m. CST
STUDENT STREET - B100 Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST
Smart Room - T323 Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, 6 – 7 p.m. CST
This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills for an entry level position and prepare you to pass the national certification exam required of all pharmacy technicians in the State of Illinois.
Register for January 8, 2018 Pharmacy Technician Information Session
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, 5:15 – 7:15 p.m. CST
Smart Room - T323 Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, 6 – 7 p.m. CST
The 250-hour course trains students to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians in providing medical care to sick and injured animals. The course includes a 100-hour clinical externship experience that typically takes place during normal business hours.
Register for 1/9/2018 Vet Assistant Information Session.
CONFERENCE ROOM - B202 Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. CST
A Paralegal Studies (PLS) program information session will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Room B202. Prospective students can meet with Paralegal Studies faculty members to learn about CLC’s PLS degree and certificate, how to transfer CLC credits to a four-year university, career choices and job prospects and which classes you can enroll in for Spring 2018. A question and answer session is included.
Conference Room/Smart Room - V336, Conference Room/Smart Room - V338, Conference Room/Smart Room - V340 Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. CST
This information session will answer your questions about the education requirements, class options, state exams, and what is like to work in the field. Led by an experienced real estate professional, all questions will be answered to help you decide if you are ready for this exciting new career path!
Register for January 11, 2018 Real Estate Information Session
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m. CST
Gym - GYMA, Gym - GYMB Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, 5:15 – 7:15 p.m. CST
Gym - GYMA, Gym - GYMB Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m. CST
STUDENT STREET - B100 Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, 5:15 – 7:15 p.m. CST
MILO Simulator Lab - T335 Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, 6 – 7 p.m. CST
This 160-hour basic training course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to prepare for the state-issued Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-A) EXAMS
Register for January 16, 2018 Truck Driver Information Session
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m. CST
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, 5:15 – 7:15 p.m. CST
“The Toys that Made Us,” a new Netflix series premiering just in time for Christmas, will feature interviews with sociology instructors John and Maria Jose Tenuto, noted experts on the history of both “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” as well as their toys and collectibles.
The College of Lake County Board of Trustees will name Dr. Lori M. Suddick as its new president during its regular Dec. 19 board meeting. She has served since 2009 as the vice president of learning and chief academic officer for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, Wis.
In the last 18 months, many students, faculty, staff and visitors have given CLC high marks for three new additions/renovations to the Grayslake Campus: Café Willow, the Welcome and One Stop Center and the “Student Street.” But fundamental to the new projects is another high mark: a rare, Aaa bond rating from Moody’s Investor Services.
Engineering students throughout Lake County are invited to the Second Annual Lake County Engineering Internship Job Fair, sponsored by Lake County Partners, the College of Lake County and Lake County Workforce Development. The event takes place from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.
A buy one, get one free ticket offer for the Salute to Gospel Music Concert presented by the Lakeshore Campus will be available Dec. 4-18. The 34th annual event will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Genesee Theatre in downtown Waukegan. The featured performers are John P. Kee and the New Life Community Choir from North Carolina.
In order to lower CLC's borrowing costs, the Board of Trustees approved pursuing a potential refund of outstanding $57 million Series 2013A and 2013B alternative revenue general obligation bonds. The board also approved reviewing the $20 million in outstanding limited tax general obligation bond Series 2012 for lower interest-rate savings. The college would only pursue the refunds if savings of 3 percent or more were achieved.
CLC writers won five of 12 awards, including two first-place finishes, at the 2017 Illinois Skyway Conference Writers’ Festival and Writing Competition, Nov. 16 at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights.
Actors looking for the opportunity to be in a Shakespearean comedy are invited to audition for the Theatre department’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare. Auditions start at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 in the Studio Theatre, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts.
CLC has made the list of overall “top performer” schools in environmental sustainability, placing eighth among two-year colleges in North America, according to a report released Nov. 6 by the Philadelphia-based Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The rating marks the fourth time in 18 months that the college has been recognized nationally for its sustainable efforts.
More than 200 friends of the College of Lake County Foundation came out to support student scholarships on Oct. 28 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago.
In two sensory-friendly and festive holiday shows at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County on Sunday, Dec. 17, Grammy Award-winning artist Dan Zanes, along with Claudia Eliaza and Pauline Jean, will create a relaxed, inclusive and sensory-friendly song-and-dance party designed to entertain families and/or children with autism or other special needs.
CLC and Illinois State University in Normal recently signed a Guaranteed Transfer Admission agreement. CLC students who transfer to Illinois State to complete a bachelor’s degree will be admitted under the university’s Redbird Promise program, which guarantees acceptance for students planning to complete the requirements in their particular degree.
While four College of Lake County athletic teams – men’s and women’s cross country, women’s tennis and men’s golf – have won Skyway Conference championships this fall, the news is also good in the classroom. During 2016-2017, 90 student athletes – nearly three times more than in 2014 – pursued their dream of a college education, thanks to a new scholarship program that began in 2015.
Spring Semester classes begin Jan. 16, and registration is now open. To view course offerings and learn how to become a CLC student, visit www.clcillinois.edu/spring.
CLC has been at the forefront in helping students develop a global perspective for nearly 20 years, enrolling more than 1,200 international students from over 50 nations since 1999. Additionally, the college sent nearly 700 students abroad to study between Spring 2001 and Fall 2017.
CLC recently received reaffirmation of accreditation from its regional accrediting agency. CLC received the highest possible rating on more than 120 criteria, demonstrating that the college meets quality standards for the rigor of its academic programs, assisting students financially and with educational support, managing its finances and planning for future needs.
More than 60 ceramic art pieces created by world-famous potter Warren MacKenzie will be on display at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art from Nov. 17, 2017 to January 13, 2018. An opening reception for Daniel and Caroline Anderson’s Warren MacKenzie Collection will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17.
The Children’s Learning Center is now able to provide assistance with childcare costs to 50 low-income students per year for the next four years, thanks to a $371,952 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant, amounting to $92,988 per year, began Oct. 1 and comes from the federal Child Care Access Means Parents in School program.
The Board of Trustees voted Oct. 24 to appoint Julie B. Shroka to finish the term of Trustee Dr. Philip J. Carrigan. She will serve on the board until the next consolidated general election on April 2, 2019. Shroka worked at CLC for 30 years until her retirement in June 2016.
Thanks to a new CLC initiative that started this fall, adult education students who have completed their English as a Second Language or High School Equivalency program can earn a healthcare-related certificate in as little as one semester.
“CLC offers so much more than cost savings. I’ve received an excellent education that’s a good stepping stone to my goal of becoming a marriage counselor.”
“CLC is such a welcoming environment for international students. Within my first year here, I was helping other international students as a student ambassador.”
“I rediscovered my love of chemistry at CLC. My professor was such a great teacher and passionate about chemistry that it was easy to go to class and learn.”
“CLC has absolutely played a role in changing my educational and career goals. I had space to explore different fields and talk to many knowledgeable people about careers and opportunities.”
“I loved my education courses. The professors bring a lot of experiences into their classrooms, and everything we learn builds from class to class.”
“The nursing skills lab at the Grayslake Campus is great because the equipment is similar to what nurses use on the job. The clinicals were also great hands-on learning experiences, and the CLC instructors have a great relationship with area hospitals and clinics.”
“I have enjoyed all the instructors in the horticulture department, especially their expertise and practical work experiences. All the classes that I have taken are pertinent to my career choice.”
“CLC's field school in Belize was my first official exposure to anthropology in general and archaeology in specific. The college's field study trips are a great way to gain in-depth exposure on a field one might be considering.”
“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.”
“The business expertise and management advice from my small business advisor has been extremely helpful from our first meeting and to this day. He has helped me create a clear vision for the future of my company and a detailed action plan to execute it.”
“The automotive technology program has smaller class sizes than at competing schools. That's really important, because it allows more hands-on experience and a better-quality education.”
“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.””
“The entire Illinois SBDC International Trade Center staff is an invaluable resource – always available, honest and thorough. If there is a subject outside their realm, they have a network of referrals who are experienced in that field.”
“The Truck Driver Training course built my confidence and really prepared me well for a successful career in this field.”
“In my first semester at the U of I, I attained a GPA of 3.8. CLC did a great job of preparing me for classes at one of the top engineering schools in the world.”
“I chose CLC’s Small Business Development Center for guidance and help meeting people who have already gone through the process of starting a business. They are a great team of experts to have on my side.”
“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.”
“What I like especially about the mechatronics classes is the hands-on learning and the helpful instructors who want you to succeed. We also went on field trips to companies, where we got a chance to see practical, real-world examples of ideas such as building and maintaining assembly lines.”
“CLC is super well-rounded and excels at pretty much everything it does. It's really cool to know that no matter what you want, you have a strong chance at success at CLC.”
“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.”
“Margie Porter, who is chair of the mechatronics technology program, understands the challenge of juggling a job, college courses and raising a family. She helps you build your self-confidence in learning the material.”
“One great part of CLC's hospitality and culinary management program is the opportunity to put together a portfolio of your work. It teaches you how to be organized and professional, and it's a great thing to carry into a job interview.”
“I believe that everyone in a classroom serves as a teacher and a student. I take pride in knowing that all of our communication courses have the potential to be life-changing experiences for our students.”
“To create the 'a-ha' moment in my public speaking classes, I set the pace from day one, creating an environment in which my students will feel safe and comfortable.”
“I use many different teaching methods, including: journaling, readings, oral quizzes, in-class and out-of-class activities, role plays, group discussion, media, group work and providing many examples.”
“Whether teaching online or onsite, I encourage active discussions in which students interact with each other as well as the course material.”
“When assigning papers, I encourage my students to choose their subjects carefully. If students can write about a subject about which they are passionate, they will write better papers.”
“Looking back, I had instructors who helped me to see and appreciate the joy, wonder and mystery that exists in the world all around me-whether it is in nature, science and people, or in stories, essays and poetry. I try to do the same thing for my students.”
“I teach because I want to help students imagine a better life for themselves. When they do that, they will be able to imagine a better world for all of us. And that is pretty cool.”
“I knew that I wanted to be a college instructor when I was an undergrad student at UCLA. I would come out of my English classes thrilled with the possibilities that language and literature created.”
“I find it gratifying when I stimulate the students' minds and to see how they go beyond what we do in class; some decide to pursue the subject as a future career. It is very rewarding to know that I can make a difference in students' lives.”
“I enjoy seeing my students learn and grow in their skills, knowledge, confidence, dedication and their passion for making a difference in the lives of young children and their families.”
“I assess myself by the quality of the engineer that I turn out. Often, I am contacted by students who say that their job requires all of those things they complained about having to learn during the program, and that they appreciate me for not backing down.”
“I maintain an open, questioning environment that encourages all reasonable experiments. In addition, I interweave real-world experiences and practical life skills with the subject material.”
“My main goal is to connect with students in a way that motivates them to learn the material deeply, not just to pass a test. And I really enjoy getting to know students on a personal basis and helping them along the path to being an engineer.”
“As an engineering educator, I am in a unique position: I'm educating individuals who will create and use technology that does not exist today.”
“I want to pass to my students my clinical knowledge and abilities to help them to be the best clinician they can be. My goal is to change their lives for the better.”
“My goal is not only to teach the necessary skills involved in treating patients, but to create meaningful experiences where students can grow and develop into true professionals.”
“I want to prepare graduates to be compassionate, critical-thinking professionals who are committed to life-long learning and promote health and the prevention of disease.”
“Teaching is more than transferring knowledge. I truly want students to succeed in life and in our profession.”
“I incorporate an assortment of teaching methods, including multimedia technology, problem-based learning and hands-on/experiential activities.”
“I emphasize that professional nursing education is a continuous, life-long learning process.”
“I love the chance to create special places that people enjoy, and leaving behind work that will grow and evolve with time.”
“I try to share my passion, skills and experiences to help students learn skills, techniques, concepts and teamwork so they are prepared - not only to graduate, but to work in the hospitality field.”
“Helping put students in a position to make a difference in others' lives - that's what makes my job so rewarding.”
“I am passionate about inspiring new students to understand and embrace the rapidly changing knowledge base in the substance-use fields, particularly as it relates to new brain science, strength-based approaches for treatment and evidence-based practices.”
“I love seeing students' minds expand throughout the semester. The students transform through applying philosophical theories and concepts to their own lived experiences.”
“My most memorable teaching experience is to observe a student enter the program with a specific career goal in mind, and after hard work in our program, obtain a specific job working for the company of his or her dreams.”
“I want to help students become problem solvers in the computer information technology field.”
“Teaching allows me to have a profound and lasting positive effect upon the professions in the criminal justice system, especially law enforcement. I enjoyed being a police officer very much, and I strive to pass on my love for the profession through my teaching.”
“While attending high school, I joined my community's rescue squad, and I soon realized that firefighting and rescue work was my calling in life. It's been rewarding to help people who are experiencing some of the worst days of their life.”
“My main goal is to help students understand and appreciate that education is a way of life rather than a journey to a job.”
“What excites me most about teaching is that I get to witness, time and time again, the transformation from student to polished professional.”
“When I was a CLC student, it was such a great experience because the teachers really care about the students. I decided I wanted to teach biology at a community college, and I still can't believe that I am here. It truly is a dream come true.”
“I tell my students that I am successful not when they finish my class but when I hear that they have graduated from an allied health program.”
“I consider the needs of students every time I plan activities and goals for class. As a result, I utilize multiple teaching strategies, from lecture to a small-group critical thinking activity. In addition, I set and communicate high expectations and teach students how to successfully reach these goals.”
“To create the 'aha' moment in students, I always try to connect classroom topics to common life experiences and use labs and demonstrations to reinforce lectures. One learns more by doing than by hearing.”
“I try to relate course concepts directly to real life. For example, there are real-time weather discussions in my meteorology classes, where students see how the course material applies directly to the weather that affects their lives.”
“Teaching is not just about sharing knowledge, but - most importantly - inspiring students and helping them become life-long learners.”
“My main goal is to help students gain a deep understanding of the underlying concepts we are learning and move beyond the memorization of formulas.”
“My main goal is to reduce the number of people who say, 'I'm not good at math.'”
“Mathematics is so much easier to understand when you concentrate on learning concepts, not memorizing procedures. In my classes, we ask and seek answers questions like, 'What does this mean?' and 'Why does this make sense?'”
“I teach using guided notes and a tablet laptop in order to keep students engaged. Writing on a tablet instead of the chalkboard or whiteboard allows me to face my class, so I can see their reactions and more easily promote discussion.”
“My philosophy of teaching can be summed up by, 'Meet students where they are. Help them move forward.'”
“A student who transferred to Northern Illinois University and took calculus classes there emailed me to thank me for teaching her to be a more prepared student and to learn math throughout the entire semester, instead of cramming.”
“My passion for cars started when I was a young boy, holding a drop light for my dad as he worked on the family car. As time went on, I grew up and my Hot Wheels® cars just got bigger and faster.”
“CLC students are trying to be somebody, to make a difference. I want to understand their needs and help them to get the most out of their time here.”
“I'm fascinated with economics' application to everyday life. When we make decisions related to purchases, or when we make choices about what we will do with our time and resources, it relates to the field of economics.”
“In my classes, students learn that history is not a set of static facts, but a dynamic and active process of interpretation.”
“History explains the world to us. CLC offers many opportunities for faculty and students to travel widely in the world. My travels in Jordan, the Netherlands and in several other countries have broadened my experience and helped me to be a better teacher.”
“I seek to make connections between course content and students' lives and to build relationships with and among students in the classroom. Students flourish when working together toward a common goal and when they realize that they can rely on their peers and professors for support and information.”
“I cannot compete with a smartphone in terms of overall information. Consequently, my teaching objective is not just to disseminate information, which students can get from a variety of sources, but rather to assist students in applying this information in real-world situations.”
“I'm fascinated by psychology's mystery as well as its different explanations, theories and philosophical assumptions about human nature. Perhaps most important, the field has the potential to help people live better.”
“I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to help students navigate college and make decisions that will have a lasting impact on their lives and families.”
“I want my students to be able to recognize the extent to which society influences most of what we do and think, but that we can also change the course of society. To achieve this goal, I often provide a range of different examples and activities. ”
“I believe my students should be active participants in the learning process, and the material should be directly connected to their outside experiences. At the end of the semester, I hope they leave with the belief that they can change the world!”
“Using genealogy and popular culture allows me to make connections for students to unfamiliar sociological theories, by utilizing something they know (their family history; favorite TV shows, or movies) as a starting point.”
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