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:
Friday, April 19, 2013
Elizabeth Antonucci is an actress and runs her own Chicago-based production company to raise money for nearby charities.
Glenbrook South alumna, Elizabeth Antonucci, is starring in a modern retelling of Tennessee Williams' classic play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which is in its final days at Oakton Community College's Studio One theater. Antonucci, 27, is a Glenview-native but currently resides in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. She has a theater degree from Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, and studied at OCC for about a year. The college's rendition of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is directed by Jason Gerace, a Chicago-based theater director, and set in contemporary America. "The struggles that the characters go through are just as pertinent today," Antonucci said. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local art stories in your …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Oakton Community College offers 10- and 16-week programs for basic nurse assistant training.
Wednesday, January 2
The following information was submitted by Steve Repsys, spokesperson for Oakton Community College: As baby boomers age and health care needs increase, health career professionals will be in high demand. Begin your health career journey by enrolling in Oakton Community College’s Basic Nurse Assistant Training (BNAT) program. Classes begin in mid-January at the College’s Skokie campus, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue. Oakton’s BNAT curriculum, approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, offers a basic study of principles and procedures used by the nurse assistant in long-term care, home health settings, and hospitals. The program focuses on basic human needs and the care of elders. Students acquire skills and concepts through hands-on …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Oakton Community College and University of Illinois top the list.
The University of Illinois and Oakton Community College lead the pack as students’ top college choices at Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools. District 225 statistics show the state’s biggest university in Champaign-Urbana was Glenbrook North’s most popular destination for the Class of 2011. Meanwhile, the closer-to-home two-year college with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie maintained its long-time top ranking for last spring’s Glenbrook South graduates. For the class of 2012, the trends of the two top destinations aren’t likely to change as student solidify their college choices. “For GBN, there has been little change in our numbers to Oakton,” said David Boyle, college and career counselor at Glenbrook North. “Illinois …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Commemorative flag created to remember victims.
A special American Flag was created at Oakton Community College in remembrance of 9/11 Wednesday. The flag was created out of red, white and blue ribbon by students of the Performing Arts Center. Attendees were invited to attach yellow ribbons to the flag representing the nearly 3,000 victims killed in the attacks. The American flag project was part of the “9/11: Ten Years Remembrance Ceremony” at the college. A U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard presented the American flag, the national anthem was sung and, after a moment of silence, in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001, Mayor Martin Moylan, Margaret Lee, OCC president, and Shane Maxton, Student Veterans Club president, presented a wreath to honor the lives …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Lessons are private and work around your schedule.
Feel like breaking into song but not sure you can carry a tune? Learn to sing your heart out by in Sing, Sing, Sing: Creative Vocal Coaching (MUS S25-031), a course offered by the Oakton Community College Alliance for Lifelong Learning this summer. From pop to opera to rock, learn the vocal techniques, secrets, and skills to take your voice where you want it to go. Class is taught by Eileen Berman, who has performed with the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, and the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra. This eight-week class begins on June 7. Students schedule their private lesson directly with the instructor between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road. …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Men and women of all ages are welcome.
Have a yen to break into show business? Now may be your chance! Play On, Oakton Community College’s student playwriting festival, will be holding open call auditions on Monday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 15 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Play On, featuring six daring, hilarious, and philosophical one-act plays written and directed by Illinois community college students, will hit the stage on July 26, 27, and 28. To bring these plays to life, festival directors will be casting men and women of all ages and ethnicities. No appointment is necessary; aspiring actors may perform cold readings or bring a prepared monologue. Auditions will take place at Oakton’s Studio One Theater at the Des Plaines campus, 1600 East Golf Road (enter from parking lot …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Oakton Community College classes credited for confidence to work alongside stars Paul Giamatti and William Hurt.
What does a man do after retiring from 24 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and as the public relations director at several corporations, including McDonald's? Give professional acting a shot of course. Well, that and write a historical novel (Snake Rolling in Hot) about his time as a pilot during the Vietnam War. You know, nothing major. Park Ridge resident and Oakton Community College student Bud Jones has been acting in commercials, theater productions and playing small roles in films since the early 1980s. He has appeared in The Blues Brothers, A League of Their Own and Batman Begins, to name a few. Next up is a role as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in the new HBO film Too Big to Fail, starring Paul Giamatti, William Hurt, …
Monday, April 11, 2011
Renowned guest to lead musicians in piece he wrote specifically for group at Oakton Community College.
Six pianists take their place behind their keyboards as veteran conductor Glenna Sprague stands front and center. With precision and swiftness, the dynamic melody eludes from the pianos as the artists create individual tones while other times creating a cohesive sound. “The melody goes from piano to piano…some times simultaneously, some times separate,” said Sprague. A proud professor and conductor at Oakton Community College, Sprague said the “unique” six-piano ensemble performance is comparable to an orchestra “except with pianos.” “We are the only group of its kind in the Midwest,” she said. Sprague created the ensemble in 1980, which began as a class for master students and evolved into six pianos. In the past 30 years, the group has …
Friday, January 21, 2011
New simulation labs offers students competitive-edge in nursing careers.
Nursing and pharmaceutical students at Oakton Community College will be getting a new type of hands-on, hospital-setting experience thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Rice Foundation. Oakton is using the grant money to expand their simulation program and create new labs for the science and health department. The new simulation labs mean “everything” to the department, said Nursing Chair Sandy Kubala. Kubala said simulation learning is the future of nursing education due to the competition for clinical sites and the lack of good clinical experience in hospitals. While simulation doesn’t replace real bedside experience, it does provide students with a real life learning experience. The Oakton Community College nursing department offers some …