Commencement: Ending with a Hundred Smiles

EAST PEORIA — Today, hundreds of Illinois Central College students were formally recognized for completing their course of study at ICC. At this year’s commencement, speeches were given, students were awarded and everyone was encouraged to feel proud of what had been accomplished by these graduating individulas. This commencement ceremony took place between 9:30 a.m. and… Read More »

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ICC Student Elected to International Position

ORLANDO, FL ― With well more than two million members, the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the largest honor society in the world, and now for just the third time in PTK’s 96-year history, an Illinois Central College student has been elected one of its five international officers. On April 26 at the annual… Read More »

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New Guidelines for New Graduates

EAST PEORIA — Illinois Central College will be required to limit the number of individuals present at the 2014 Spring Commencement. In order to do this, ICC will be issuing tickets to each student who will be walking in the ceremony. “This is the first time that Illinois Central College has combined all of the… Read More »

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ICC: An International Community

EAST PEORIA ― Illinois Central College, while physically constrained to central Illinois, is expanding its cultural boundaries by creating offices meant to help students learn about the world beyond their native country without having to leave the Academic Building. On May 7, ICC held a ribbon cutting event for these two new offices . The… Read More »

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Out of SURSvice

EAST PEORIA ― While students are often at ICC to discover how to start their careers, changes in the state’s retirement system has left some ICC employees with this semester to decide how they want to end theirs. Late last year, the Illinois General Assembly passed a law, Senate Bill 0001, that was intended to… Read More »

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50 Years of Community Classrooms

EAST PEORIA —This year, the Illinois Community College Act (formerly the Junior College Act) will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. In 1964, the groundwork was set for a piece of legislation that would forever change the landscape of higher education within Illinois. The Illinois Community College Act gave communities the opportunity to create an institution… Read More »

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Campus Police Report: May 12, 2014

4:40 p.m. April 14 – Graffiti was discovered in a third floor restroom on the East Peoria Campus. The graffiti was removed. 5:50 p.m. April 15 – A tenant of WoodView Commons reported a theft of cash from an apartment. No forced entry was found. Investigation in progress. 12:40 p.m. April 16 – A strong… Read More »

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Michael Boyd celebrates after his team won the ICC employee softball game in fall 2013.

Boyd Moving On

EAST PEORIA — Michael Boyd, PhD. is currently a dean here at ICC, but like so many students before him, he is preparing to transfer to another college to follow the opportunities that await him there. Boyd was a teacher at Morton High School when he first got connected to ICC back in the early… Read More »

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Golden Apple

Another Golden Apple

EAST PEORIA — For the second time in as many years, an ICC student has been awarded a coveted scholarship from the Chicago-based Golden Apple Foundation. This year, ICC student Hannah Sauder was one of only three community college students in Illinois to receive one of these Golden Apple Scholarships, which are awarded only to… Read More »

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No Smoking on Campus, Period.

SPRINGFIELD — Thanks to a piece of state legislation, the majority of Illinois college students are about to be given a breath of fresh air, even though some would rather have smoke. In a bill that has been more than a year in the making, the Illinois General Assembly is on the verge of making… Read More »

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