Conference Room - C002B, Conference Room - C003, Auditorium - C005, Auditorium Lobby - C006 Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST
First Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Meet
Where: Grayslake Campus Conference Center
When: 9:15 a.m. to about 1 p.m.on Dec 3rd
This event is FREE and open to CLC students, staff, faculty and the public.
The event follows a sports model, where 14 middle and high school aged teams design, build, program, and operate robots of their own design to compete in an alliance format.
Teams develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas.
Attendees can watch matches, get up close with the robots and their teams in the pits, ask questions of the team members, and follow teams as they compete.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, 1 – 3 p.m. CST
For more info, go to: www.clclancers.com
Mainstage Theatre - P107 Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, 2 – 4 p.m. CST
This annual showcase of contemporary dance includes original works choreographed by faculty and guest artists and performed by CLC's talented dance company. Featuring an eclectic range of dance styles and music accompanied by top-notch production values, it's an entertaining way to usher in the holiday season.
Regular $10*CLC/Seniors/JLC Subscribers $8*Children under age 12 $3*Children's tickets must be purchased with adult ticket.
*Other fees may apply.
Mainstage Theatre - P107 Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, 7:30 – 10 p.m. CST
Mainstage Theatre - P107 Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, 2:30 – 5 p.m. CST
Conference Room - C003 Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, 8:30 – 10 a.m. CST
The Community Partners for Sustainability in Lake County seeks to promote environmental resilience, social responsibility, and economic vitality.
Representatives from business, non-profits, education, local government, and the community seek to accelerate sustainability initiatives across Lake County through education, the sharing of best practices, undertaking collaborative efforts, fostering civic engagement, disseminating information, and celebrating successes.
Join us as we discuss efforts to reduce our carbon emissions and plan for the upcoming Lake County Green conference in April.
Smart Room/Painting Studio - D104 Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. CST
Meet Professors Bob Lossman and Nick Schevera and hear about this wonderful opportunity to study and travel in Italy, Slovania and Croatia for 16 days.
Gym - GYMA, Gym - GYMB Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, 7:15 – 9:15 p.m. CST
Intake, Testing & Registration - 1NG203 Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. CST
Intake and registration are done every Wednesdays and Thursdays, for new and returning GED and ESL students. Please bring a picture I.D and proof of residency.
Location: 1 North Genesee Street, room 1NG-203
Date: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
STUDENT STREET - B100, STUDENT COMMONS - B102 Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST
Come speak to representatives from the following colleges and universities about your transfer options:
Central Michigan University
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Columbia College Gurnee, IL
Columbia College Chicago
Eastern Illinois University
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Galen College of Nursing
Illinois State University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Lake Forest College
Milwaukee School of Engineering
National Louis University
North Central College
North Park University
Northeastern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University
Northern Michigan University
Northwestern School of Professional Studies
Olivet Nazarene University
Robert Morris University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Spring Arbor University School of Nursing
Trinity International University
University of Illinois Springfield
University of Pittsburg
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin Parkside
University of Wisconsin Whitewater
STUDENT STREET - B100 Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, 4 – 6 p.m. CST
Come speak to representatives from the following colleges and universities:
Iowa State University
Intake, Testing & Registration - 1NG203 Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. CST
Atrium - L104 Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST
Interested in transferring? Come talk to a Herzing University Admissions rep to learn about your transfer options.
Atrium - L104 Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST
The Marquette University College of Nursing representative will be on campus to speak to students interested in Nursing.
Atrium - V138 Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
Stressed? Need a break? Enjoy a wellness break from school and work as you visit with therapy dogs!
Multi-Purpose Room - XA167 Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, 12 – 1 p.m. CST
Celebration of Holy Mass for Immaculate Conception.
Smart Room - T333 Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, 6:30 – 7:20 p.m. CST
A Paralegal Studies (PLS) program information session will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Room T333. 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 2017. A question and answer session is included.
Studio Theatre - P119 Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, 7:30 – 10 p.m. CST
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. CST
Mainstage Theatre - P107 Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, 4 – 6:30 p.m. CST
Holiday Choral Concert December 10, 2016 at 4 p.m. Mainstage Theatre
CLC’s choral program includes four choirs composed of students and community members. Every concert features a delightful mix of musical styles, including renaissance, classical, contemporary, gospel, pop and Broadway show tunes.
In addition to Mainstage Theatre concerts, CLC choirs perform in the community at high schools and senior centers. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, choir members sang in Manhattan Concert Productions concerts held at Carnegie Hall in New York, Symphony Center in Chicago and Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, working with nationally known guest conductors in a mass choir. The Gospel Choir also performs in CLC’s annual Salute to Gospel Music Program (2017 date to be announced).
CLC Singers, directed by Jeffrey DeLay, is a select group of 16-24 mostly traditional college-age students.
Choir of Lake County, our largest choir consisting of 50-60 community members and students, is also directed by Jeffrey DeLay.
Chamber Singers, a select ensemble performing challenging choral music, is directed by Ingrid Mikolajczyk.
Gospel Choir, directed by Charles Thomas Hayes, will have you clapping along to a spirited selection of gospel songs and spirituals, with soloists and instrumentalists.
Due to the quiet nature of many songs, the choral program is not appropriate for children under the age of 3.
Regular $4* CLC/Senior $3*
*Other fees may apply.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. CST
Mainstage Theatre - P107 Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, 4 – 5:30 p.m. CST
Wind Ensemble Holiday ConcertDecember 11, at 4 p.m.Mainstage Theatre
The 50-member Wind Ensemble, composed of talented CLC students and community members, is conducted byDr. Michael Flack. Each concert is programed to include a large variety of challenging and beautiful music from the wind ensemble repertoire.
Instrumental Concerts: Regular $6* CLC Staff/CLC Student/Senior $5* Students under age 18 free All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
*Does not include JLC facility fee. Other fees may apply. CLC Student tickets not available via the internet.
Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. CST
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. CST
MILO Simulator Lab - T335 Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, 6 – 7 p.m. CST
If you want to obtain the skills needed to become an IT Professional or enhance your existing skills, attend this information session to learn about CLC's intensive short-term courses in Information Technology.
Register for December 13 Information Technology Information Session
“Lunatics, Lovers and Poets,” a celebration of William Shakespeare to benefit theatre student success programs at CLC, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 in the Studio Theatre.
Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas at 4 p.m. on Dec. 18 has already sold out.
Engineering students throughout Lake County are invited to the First Lake County Engineering Internship and Job Fair from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. The fair is intended for engineering students from all disciplines, with an emphasis on manufacturing and design. Companies from Lake County will be recruiting interns for Summer 2017 and/or possible part-time employment.
Students and community members age 18 and older are invited to audition for the CLC Theatre department production of Anton Chekov’s “The Cherry Orchard” at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 6 in the Studio Theatre .
More than 200 musicians from the Music department will present four December concerts, three which have holiday themes. The following instrumental and choral concerts will be presented by CLC students and community members.
More than 250 friends of the College of Lake County Foundation came out to support student scholarships Nov. 5 at the renowned Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago. The event raised more than $220,000. First Midwest Bancorp was the gala’s Diamond sponsor. Platinum Sponsors were Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center and Legat Architects.
CLC has received a 2016 Green Genome Award from the American Association of Community Colleges. CLC is one of nine community colleges nationwide to receive the $10,000 award, part of a larger Green Genome initiative created by the AACC and its Sustainability Education and Economic Development Center (SEED).
The CLC engineering transfer department will hold information sessions for prospective students interested in taking the first two years of a Bachelor of Science in engineering degree at CLC. Sessions will be offered at 7 p.m. Nov. 9, Feb. 7 and March 9 at the Grayslake Campus.
Begin your bachelor’s degree, work toward an associate degree or certificate, start a new career or develop your talents at the College of Lake County in 2017! 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.
A large variety of visually sophisticated and conceptually engaging artwork created by College of Lake County full-time and adjunct art faculty members will be on display Nov. 18 to Jan. 14 in the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at CLC. An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.
CLC's Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe Winter Dance Concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center.
The Board of Trustees accepted a competitive grant of $883,093 from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program at the Oct. 25 board meeting.
The College of Lake County (CLC) has added Trinity International University (TIU) in Deerfield to its list of partners offering guaranteed transfer admission. As an added incentive, TIU will offer financial assistance for accepted transferring students with at least a 3.0 GPA from CLC of at least $14,000 per year. CLC students will be guaranteed acceptance at TIU if they complete a list of requirements while at CLC as specified in the program agreement.
President Jerry Weber (left) and the Board of Trustees hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting Oct. 18 to show appreciation to the legislators who helped secure state funding for the Science and Advanced Technology Building on the Grayslake Campus.
Dr. Carmella Mikol, a CLC nursing professor, was selected recently for the tenth class of fellows inducted into the prestigious National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education.
Upscale, French and regional American cuisine, as well as new pastries and ice cream, are the menu highlights as Prairie, CLC’s student-managed restaurant, marks its fifth year. The restaurant, located in the lower level C Wing at the Grayslake Campus, kicked off its 2016-17 season in September.
The College of Lake County has received the Charles Kennedy Equity Award from the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) for its work advancing student success and diversity among students, faculty and staff. Dr. William M. Griffin, chair of the CLC Board of Trustees, accepted the award Oct. 7 at the 47th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress in New Orleans. It is the college’s first ACCT national award.
The 2016 edition Prairie Voices, the College of Lake County’s literary arts magazine, has won first place (central division) in the Community College Humanities Association Annual Literary Magazine Contest. In addition, five CLC students’ work received awards.
Interested in training for a good-paying, hands-on career that combines mechanics, electronics and computer technologies? Find out how to become a mechatronics technician at information sessions being held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 19, Nov. 16 or Dec. 14 at the College of Lake County. Sessions will be held in Room D209 on the Grayslake Campus.
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“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.”
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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.”
“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.””
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“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 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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