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Michael Boyd celebrates after his team won the ICC employee softball game in fall 2013.
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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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LAUREN MARRETT | THE HARBINGER

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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What Quinn’s Visit Means for ICC

EAST PEORIA — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn made a stop at Illinois Central College recently to announce that the state was investing in ICC, but the real impact of the investment was never clarified. When the governor spoke on April 8 in the Student Lounge of the East Peoria Campus facing a crowd of students,… Read More »

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What the Tech? : Smoking

When the Smoke Free Illinois Act took effect in 2008, Illinois smokers were forced to take their habit outside. Shortly after this law was passed, Illinois saw a dramatic increase in personal vaporizers, or e-cigarettes. What makes e-cigs popular is the lack of additive ingredients found in regular cigarettes, and the release of water vapor… Read More »

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Campus Police Report: April 21, 2014

2:15 p.m. March 26 — A vending machine on the East Peoria Campus was broken into and damaged.  An unknown amount of coins were stolen. 7:58 p.m. March 27 — A subject who had been banned from WoodView Commons attempted to enter the property.  He was removed and warned not to return or face arrest…. Read More »

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Remembering Prema Dua

PEORIA ― In mid-February, Illinois Central College lost one of its own when Prema Dua, a long-time professor at ICC, passed away while visiting her home country of India. Born Prema Bhalla in Punjab, India on Aug. 16, 1944, she moved to the US in 1968 after receiving her master’s degree in anthropology from the… Read More »

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Governor Pat Quinn at his recent visit to ICC. 
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Governor Pat Quinn Announces Investment at ICC

EAST PEORIA — On Tuesday April 8, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced that the state is giving Illinois Central College $2.6 million to build a 24,000 square-foot addition to the college. This investment in the college is funded by the Governor’s Illinois Jobs Now! program and will add “space for truck drive training, auto body training… Read More »

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Dr. Tracy Morris will become a familiar face with students.
LAUREN MARRETT | THE HARBINGER

New VP of Students

EAST PEORIA — Students once again have an executive-level representative within the Illinois Central College administration after being without one since November. During spring break, the college officially made its decision to hire Tracy Morris to fill the vacant position of ICC vice president of student services. Guy Goodman, the last person to hold the… Read More »

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ICC Trustee Diane Lamb questioned raising tuition.
REID HARMAN | THE HARBINGER

Tuition Hike Unrelated to Low Enrollment

EAST PEORIA ― Illinois Central College has continued its long trend of annually raising tuition even as enrollment has hit its lowest point in 40 years, but the college stated that enrollment isn’t what necessitated the price hike. On March 20, the ICC board of trustees officially voted (6 – 2) to increase tuition from… Read More »

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