No to smoking, yes to tuition

EAST PEORIA – This summer will begin a new semester for students at Illinois Central College, and with it will come a few modifications to the East Peoria, North, Downtown, and Pekin campuses. After several meetings during the past few months, the college’s board of trustees has implemented some changes,the first being the ICC Smoke-Free/Tobacco […]

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Dr. Erwin Accepts Interim President at Marion Collage, Ohio.

July 1 Dr. Erwin will be starting as interim President at Marion Technical College in Ohio after his retirement from ICC The school will proceed to look for a full time president in August 2015. Good Luck Dr. Erwin! Click here to read the full article in the Marion Star. Share on Facebook Share Loading… […]

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LAUREN MARRETT | THE HARBINGER

ICC president speaks on his retirement

EAST PEORIA — The retirement of Illinois Central College President John Erwin was announced suddenly to the ICC community Wednesday, April 29, raising many questions. Just a couple of hours before the 7:30 p.m. mass email announcement from the college’s public affairs department, Erwin mingled with students and staff at the Student Recognition Evening, where […]

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MARK NYCZ | THE HARBINGER

Harbinger recognized at ICCJA conference

EAST PEORIA – The Illinois Community College Journalism Association held its 41st Annual Spring Conference and awards banquet in Utica, IL last Thursday and Friday, where Illinois Central College’s Harbinger magazine received a total of 14 awards. The ICCJA Spring Conference assembled community colleges from all over the state of Illinois, including Illinois Valley, Black […]

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From the editor — April 2015

Oh, the end of the spring semester is nearing. Statistically, this is when about 1,500 students are going to graduate from ICC, and many of those students and others have transferring on their minds. While most students who attend ICC do not necessarily continue on to a university, those who do (myself included) have to […]

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From the editor — March 2015

In the last issue of the Harbinger, the article “Obama Proposes Free Community College” reported on President Barack Obama’s proposal to make a two-year community college education something that is available to Americans with no out-of-pocket cost. After unveiling the so named “America’s College Promise” via a press video in early January, the president pushed […]

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MARK NYCZ | THE HARBINGER

Finding a better Pell Grant

EAST PEORIA ― Congresswoman Cheri Busto headed a roundtable press-conference, which involved financial aid advisors, admissions administrators and students, at Illinois Central College on Tuesday to showcase her efforts to increase financial support available to college students. Students often rely on financial assistance from programs, such as the Pell Grant, to finance their college educations. […]

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Bryant Smith spoke on the way that racism can be fed by the media.
BRE KINGSLEY | THE HARBINGER

ICC celebrates black heritage through engagement and teaching

EAST PEORIA — This February, Illinois Central College took the opportunity to celebrate Black History Month by spreading both knowledge and understanding about the Black Community through the use of various media. At noon on February 11 at the East Peoria Campus, there was a presentation called “The Media’s Assault on Black Images” presented by […]

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Campus Police Report: February 2015

10:18 a.m. January 28 — A student reported that a computer tablet was stolen from an unattended backpack on the East Peoria Campus. 4:30 p.m. January 28 — Campus Police intervened in a domestic dispute on the East Peoria Campus between two individuals who had a prior relationship. Both subjects left campus separately with other […]

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From the editor — February 2015

I know a man who is quite simply admirable. He built his own house, raised a family in it and could fill it with music. He worked honestly, was an inventor and became a tradesman in more ways than one. Regardless of age, he always keeps a youthful spirit and drive. He is one of […]

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Campus Police Report: December/January 2015

3:58 a.m. November 24 – ICC officers responded with paramedics to a medical emergency at WoodView Commons. One subject was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 9:14 a.m. November 25 – A computer accessory valued at $9.00 was stolen from an unlocked classroom at the East Peoria Campus. 11:54 a.m. November 29 – An […]

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Obama proposes free community college

EAST PEORIA — President Barack Obama promised to make community college “as free and universal as high school” in his 2015 State of the Union address. This marks the first time that a sitting president has given a huge declaration to community colleges. Illinois Central College President John Erwin said that this is a historic […]

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The Powers that Be: December 2014

EAST PEORIA — In what turned out to be a pleasantly brief December meeting, the Illinois Central College Board of Trustees rapped up the calendar year by recapping recent enrollment research, pleasing the carpenters union and gaining a few hundred thousand dollars for debt reduction. The meeting began with the board approving ICC’s new four-year contract […]

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From the editor — Winter 2014/2015

Now that we are passing the mid-point of the academic year, I would like to thank everyone for being so supportive of the new form that the Harbinger has taken. Changing from a newspaper to a magazine-style publication has been a challenge for our office, financially, artistically and logistically, but we have risen to the […]

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REID HARMAN | THE HARBINGER

Ask Jill — Holiday gifts

Dear Jill, The holidays are just around the corner and I have many gifts to give. Do you have any advice on how my checkbook and me can make it through this holiday season? Child with a Christmas Crisis   Dear Child with a Christmas Crisis, I can assure you that you are not alone […]

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