Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Oakton Community College will remain closed due to flooding in Des Plaines, according to a spokesperson.
Oakton Community College's Des Plaines campus will remain closed due to flooding on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23-24, according to a spokesperson. Janet Spector-Bishop stated in an email to Patch that the campus in Skokie would be open, but many events at the campus in Des Plaines were rescheduled or canceled. The community college was closed on Thursday because of the storm water. Updates on the impact of the flood are being posted on Oakton Community College's website, Spector-Bishop stated. Related:
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The works of two Illinois landscape artists are on display at the Koehnline Museum of Art in Des Plaines until Jan. 25.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The following information was submitted by Steve Repsys, spokesperson for Oakton Community College: You may never envision nature the same way after viewing Nuances of Landscape: Paintings by Mary Porterfield and Nina Weiss, which features two local painters with very distinct approaches to capturing scenery. The exhibition is on display at Oakton Community College’s Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, through Friday, Jan. 25. Porterfield’s works question what makes an act heroic in the midst of circumstances beyond our control, symbolized in her pieces by natural phenomena such as geysers, storm clouds and volcanoes. Porterfield’s paintings are comprised of hundreds of small figures. Some depict religious individuals …
Friday, August 17, 2012
First, standing ovations around the country; now Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach return for an encore performance in Des Plaines.
The following information was submitted by Oakton Community College. Challenge your perception of what it means to live with a disability when the Performing Arts Department at Oakton presents Handicap This!, an Oakton original that will stir your senses and shake up your attitude. Back for an encore performance after earning standing ovations around the country, Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach light up the stage with humor, music and their true story, encouraging everyone to achieve their goals and dreams. Earlier: Free day of dance classes for kids at the Des Plaines Park District. Handicap This! provides a provocative look at valuing friendship, breaking down barriers, living with disabilities, and – most of all – meeting your potential. …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
John Sullivan currently teaches investigative reporting at Northwestern University.
The following information was submitted by Oakton Community College. Former Oakton student John Sullivan co-led the team of Philadelphia Inquirer reporters that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service journalism on April 16. Sullivan and his team won the Pulitzer for the seven-part series “Assault on Learning” revealed that violence in the city’s schools was widespread and underreported, with 30,000 serious incidents over the last five school years. Earlier: Maine West students recognized by organization that seeks to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Prior to Oakton, Sullivan worked at an upholstery store for four years and he credits Oakton for putting him on his …