News & Events

Castle Bank Continues Support of Illinois SBDC at Waubonsee

Castle Bank in 2014 renewed its support for new business start-ups and small business growth by contributing funds through the Community Reinvestment Act to the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee.
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What's in Your Belly: Faculty Talk to Cut Through Organic vs. GMO Debate

What are the real differences between organically grown and genetically modified foods? Waubonsee Community College Biology Instructor Justin Hoshaw will help cut through the debate with science at his presentation, "Asset Earth: What's In Your Belly?," on Thursday, April 2.

Lady Chiefs earn program's first ever win at National Tournament

Lady Chiefs earn historic win for Waubonsee's women's basketball program
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Waubonsee Dean Peska Appointed to NASPA Student Affairs Advisory Board

Dr. Scott Peska, Waubonsee Community College's Dean for Students, has been appointed to a two-year term on the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Region IV-East Advisory Board.

Waubonsee Hosts High School Auto Tech Competition

Students from the Fox Valley Career Center claimed the trophy in Waubonsee Community College's recent Automotive Technology Competition, involving students from four local high schools - Oswego, Oswego East, Sandwich's Indian Valley Vocational Center and FVCC.

Waubonsee to Survey Students to Increase Civic Engagement

Thanks to a $2,000 stipend from The Democracy Commitment, Waubonsee Community College in April will survey students with the goal of increasing civic engagement.

Waubonsee Marketing & Communications Team Wins Awards

Waubonsee Community College's Marketing and Communications Department has secured several awards in the 30th Annual Higher Education Marketing Report’s Educational Advertising Awards competition.
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Waubonsee Dean Rambish, Math Professor Pulver to Serve on ICCB Developmental Ed Committee

Waubonsee Community College's Dr. Medea Rambish, Dean for Developmental Education and College Readiness, and Thomas Pulver, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, were selected to serve on the Illinois Community College Board’s Developmental Education Advisory Committee.

Waubonsee Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

For the second straight year, Waubonsee's budgeting practices have been lauded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), which awarded Waubonsee its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

Waubonsee Creative Writing Club Announces Inagural Contest Winners

Waubonsee Community College's Creative Writing Club held its first ever student Creative Writing Contest, an event organized, planned and funded by students.

Waubonsee Announces Winners of Local High School Drafting Contest

Waubonsee Community College has announced the names of the local high school students who claimed the top spots in the recent Illinois Drafting Educators Association regional contest.
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Waubonsee Faculty to Use Philippines Seminar to Deepen Instruction

Waubonsee Assistant Professor of Economics Sowjanya Dharmasankar, Associate Professor of Sociology Kathy Westman and Associate Professor of History Dr. Timothy Draper will travel to the Philippines this summer as part of the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Short-Term Seminar to the Philippines through the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University to deepen their understanding of the people, culture, history and current issues of the archipelagic Asian nation.

Waubonsee Students Qualify for Illinois SkillsUSA Competition

Waubonsee Community College is sending 14 students to the Illinois SkillsUSA Competition in Springfield in April.

Waubonsee Introduces New Carpentry Apprenticeship Degree Program

Waubonsee Community College, in partnership with the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, will roll out in Fall 2015 a new degree program designed to help carpentry apprentices translate their experience and learning into a degree.
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Photo by Student Michelle Conklin Selected as Finalist in Photographer Forum Contest

A photograph by Waubonsee Community College student Michelle Conklin, of Maple Park, was recently selected as a finalist in the Photographer Forum magazine's 35th Annual College & High School Photography Contest.
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Waubonsee Student Artwork Selected for Skyway Juried Art Exhibition

Artwork by 11 Waubonsee Community College students is being exhibited at Morton College in Skokie as part of the 2015 Skyway Juried Art Exhibition. Two of the Waubonsee art students, Esther Espino, of Oak Park, and Ruby Garza, of Aurora, earned honors at the exhibition.

Waubonsee runs out of time at NJCAA Division II National Tournament

Waubonsee rally falls short at NJCAA Division II National Tournament 
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Waubonsee Dedicates Field House, Celebrates 2020 Plan Completion

Waubonsee Community College celebrated twin feats - dedicating its new Field House and newly renovated Erickson Hall, the project which served as the capstone of the college's 2020 College Master Plan, a 14-year-long building project to improve and prepare the college to respond to the needs of the community in 2020 and beyond.

Waubonsee Designated Tree Campus for Fifth Straight Year

In recognition of the care the college provides its trees, the Arbor Day Foundation has named Waubonsee Community College as a Tree Campus USA for 2014, the fifth straight year in which the college earned the designation.

Kendall County Health Director Dr. Tokars Elected to Waubonsee Foundation Board

The Waubonsee Foundation has elected Dr. Amaal Tokars, Kendall County Health Department Executive Director/Public Health Administrator, to its board of directors.
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Waubonsee Hosts Art Exhibitions in February, March

Waubonsee Community College's art spaces will host exhibitions through March, including "Unsoiled" by Allison Grant in the Arrowhead Room gallery in the Dickson Center on Waubonsee's Sugar Grove Campus.

Waubonsee Volunteers to Provide Free Income Tax Preparation Services

A team of volunteers from Waubonsee Community College will again help local families prepare their annual income tax returns for no cost through April 15, in partnership with the Center for Economic Progress' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
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Waubonsee Spring Break Camps to Offer Kids, Teens Week of Fun, Enrichment

From March 30 - April 3, Waubonsee's Community Education Department will offer weeklong Spring Break Camps for children ages 4-14. Students can learn to build robots, to create video games, to track dinosaurs, how the body works and how to speak in sign language, among other possibilities.

Waubonsee Celebrates Past Year's Accomplishments

Read about Waubonsee's institutional and individual accomplishments during the 2013-14 fiscal year in this annual memo from President Dr. Christine Sobek.