In honor of National Women’s History month, Kankakee Community College will host a guest lecture, “Leave Your Mark on the World Now: Finding Your Superstar Personal Brand,” Wednesday, March 27 at 1 p.m. in the KCC Auditorium at the Riverfront Campus.
This event is free and the public is invited.
Jeanne Sparrow is a communications consultant, speaker and educator, specializing in media and presentation training through her firm, The Spoken Bird. As an adjunct faculty member and proud two-time alumna of Northwestern University, her work draws from three decades of media experience as an Emmy-winning television host/reporter and award-winning radio personality. In addition, Sparrow has been a regular in Chicago media for 25 plus years. She has been heard on V103, WGCI and served as a co-host on WICU’s morning talk show “You and Me.”
During her presentation at KCC, Sparrow will discuss how to identify and express your unique personal brand in a way that connects to what is important to you, your work and your career. Participants will learn about personal branding, fundamentals of effective communication and methods to build and protect personal brands. The topics will also be related to social media and personal interactions.
An information session for spring courses designed for active senior citizens will be 10 a.m. - noon Friday, March 29 in the Iroquois Room at Kankakee Community College.
There will be 33 classes offered as part of the KCC Lifelong Learning Institute, which offers non-credit, continuing education learning on different intellectual and cultural topics.
On March 29, registration and course information will be available. The event is free and open to the public. Lifelong Learning Institute classes are open to people ages 50 and older. More information is at www.kcc.edu/LLI.
“Taking classes for the joy of learning … no tests, no homework!” said Linda Klette, a volunteer and president of the Lifelong Learning Advisory Committee. “What a perfect way to enjoy retirement.”
Sessions vary from a few hours to several meetings. Prices also vary, and more than 20 of the classes are $20 or less.
Directions are at www.kcc.edu/directions/. To be on the program mailing list, email email@example.com or phone 815-802-8206.
Pictured at left above is Willie Dixon presenting Origins of Jazz.
Pictured at right, above, are Vicki Gardner with class participants (left to right) Jan Richley and Birdie Stevenson. Gardner presented information on a trip to Russia.
More than 180 students have artwork on display at the 30th annual Kankakee Community College High School Juried Art Exhibition.
The show runs through March 20 in the lower level art gallery in the Harold and Jean Miner Memorial Library at KCC. Gallery hours are 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday.
A reception, awards presentation and juror’s critique will be held on the final evening of the exhibit, Wednesday, March 20, from 6-8 p.m. Awards in categories such as Painting, Color Drawing/Design, Photography/electronic imaging and 3-D Design will be revealed at 7:15 p.m. KCC art faculty are the jurors.
Participants and the schools they represent are:
Bishop McNamara Catholic High School: Elizabeth Barajas, Gillian Brenner, Vanessa Diaz, Nierra Harris, Connor Johnson, Kennedy Lakomiak, Lucy Magiera, Ruthie Nunez, Emily Ochoa, and Olivia Wheeler.
Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School: Jillian Aldridge, Jordan Bishop, Josiah Blair, Linzy Clevenger, Madigan Curtis, Robert Dearth, Gabby Dismang, Kristi Erickson, Alexei Frausto, Gillian Freyman, Keelan Hansgen, Isabelle Hosek, Katrina Hosek, Jaeci Johnston, Madison Kent, Shawnee Kozuch, Charlie McGuire, Stephen Menard, Ethan Moore, Tania Moreles Tafoya, Jocelyn Morgan, Amber OConner, Jessica Parker, Luke Penley, Ethan Peterson, Shelby Potter, Kameron Prather, Charles Russo, Bethany Seyden, Skyler Shipley, Mackenzie Sims, Ned Smith, Mitchell Stone, Olivia VanDehey, Vivian Walden, Isabel Warmoth, Jenna Wendlick, and Amanda Williams.
Central High School: Avanna Lowery, Anna Ritter, Olzea Smolinski, and Katie Speckman.
Cissna Park High School: Libby Hovel, Devin Hull, Ryan King, Zane Pierce, Bonnie Russell, Gavin Savoree, Kristen Walder, Autumn Wells, and Harrison Young.
Grant Park High School: Elijah Brill, Alexandria DeJonge, Katheryn DeJonge, John Guziejka, Michaela Hackler, Liberty Ilg, Kylie Miller, Caidi Olczak, Jenna Orange, James Pratl, Will Schneider, Selest Shelby, Summer Shymanski, Luke Techau, Darren Wagner, and Kate Williams.
Herscher High School: Gretchen Brinkman, Olivia Garcia, Bethany Johnson, Becca Reiniche, and Morgan Schnurr.
Kankakee High School: Shoshannah Abrams, Daniel Aguilar, Jahari Allen, Autumn Alsup, Margaret Andrade, Michael Andrade, Daisy Antemate, Sophie Arseneau, Jared Baez, Juliana Bedolla, Jessa Mae Benolerao, Elise Boudreau, Kyli Butler, Sharay Calderon, Adam Camargo, Dezavier Crite, Morgan Fischer, Andrea Gallardo, Emily Glogowski, Amairany Gutierrez, Kendra Hallberg, Mariana Hernandez, Nazhai Hill, Danasty Houston, Heather Keene, Brittney Lane, Tianna Ledbetter, Perla Lopez, Adrian Lopez Jr., Waverly Marshall-Martinez, Dandy Medina, Osvaldo Medina, Arleth Mendoza, Miya Neal, Jacob Orr, Adilene Pereda, Mauro Prieto, Ramon Salgado, Carlos Sanchez, Jennifer Sanchez, Janae Sanders, Cameron Scott, Liliana Seppelfrick, Rianna Skinner, Ashanti Talley, Adam Tovar, LaDonna Townes, Analee Villagomez, and Emili Villagomez.
Manteno High School: Jacob Bishop, Amy Horn, Hannah Iaconi, Riley Lavelle, Jeremy Leer, Dawson Millu, Jess Regan, Samantha Tamblyn, Zackary Taylor, and Brielle Townsend.
Momence High School: Jose Reyes.
Pontiac High School: Leonardo Ambriz, Kylea Bradbury, Emma Brummel, Caiti Corrigan, Kimberly Fitzsimmons, Grace Hall, Nicolle Leon-Araujo, Jade Lynch, Grace Meiner, Clay Miller, Josie Noonan, Amy Rice, Samantha Sipe, Katie Sparks, Becca True, Mazzy Vincent, and Madison Wright.
St. Anne High School: Elizabeth Broers, Jazz Cain, Brandi Chase, Calyana Dotch, Kenyatta Dunn, Isabel Guerrero, Elijah Hutchinson, Aleesa Johnson, Jaquelin Lozano, Alexie Paterson, Jennifer Serrano, and Kendall Yuknis.
Watseka High School: Hope Aaron, David Arnold, Kaleb Coley, Hailie Huizinga, Haylee Ketchum, Courtney Kramer-McKinney, Hope Pletting, Rojellio Ruiz, and Wyatt Suver.
The exhibit is sponsored by KCC’s Visual Arts Department.
KCC is located south of downtown Kankakee off River Road, near U.S. 45-52, or take Interstate 57 to Exit 308 and follow the signs. Directions are at www.kcc.edu/directions/.
Pack the Place on Thursday, April 4 and show your support for the Cavaliers baseball and softball teams.
Admission to the games ise free, and there will be free refreshments while supplies last. The games will be played at 3 p.m. The baseball game will be KCC vs. Waubonsee Community College and the softball game will be KCC vs. Parkland Community College.
Wear your “Scarlet Fever” T-shirt, to show your school pride. Don’t have shirt? The main information desk on the first floor will sell them during the week before the event for $5. T-shirts also will be sold at the game. For information phone Linh Williams, student life coordinator, at 815-802-8628.