Faculty & Staff

Asphalt maintenance scheduled for Lot C, Circle Drive and Performance Lane Aug. 4-7

Category: Facilities and Construction

Asphalt maintenance is scheduled for Lot C, Circle Drive and Performance Lane on the East Peoria Campus for Monday, August 4 through Thursday, August 7, weather permitting.

The following areas will be closed for milling and surface repaving:

• Parking Lot C: Closed to all traffic.

• Circle Drive: Closed to all traffic. Bus service will be moved to the Centennial Drive bus shelter during this time.

• Performance Lane: One lane of traffic will be closed. Flaggers will be in the area to direct traffic through the open lane.

All areas are scheduled to reopen on Friday, August 8, with the possibility of Lot C being closed slightly longer, depending on the amount of work required. Construction signs will be posted to direct traffic in the area.

Information provided by Grounds and Building Maintenance Supervisor Tom Braun.


Integrated Door Locks Installation Schedule (East Peoria Campus)

Category: Facilities and Construction

Below is the schedule for the installation of integrated door locks on the East Peoria Campus classroom doors:

July 29-30: Academic 3rd Floor – COMPLETE

July 30 to Aug 6: Academic 2nd Floor

Aug 7 & 8: Academic 1st Floor

Aug 8: Land Lab

Door locks have been installed in the Technology Center and the AIT Building.

Information provided by Director of Construction Management Kevin Roberts.


New Things Thursday:: New Beginnings for Wendy

Category: ICC Surplus Sale

Wendy works in Accounts Payable.  She’s a mother, a laugher and a Wheel-of-Fortune watcher.  She bakes zucchini bread and does yoga–she’s a yogi.  She loves Mustangs and is a diehard New Things Thursday fan.  Wendy likes traveling, eating healthy foods and taking long walks at sunset on white sandy beaches (I added the beaches for dramatic effect, but she probably likes walking…with her dog.)  She loves her dog.

Today is Wendy’s last day.  She’s leaving us to travel the country with her husband for a couple of months, visit her daughter in California, and enjoy her grandchildren more often.  All week, we’ve brought in treats to fatten her up so she can’t fit through the door and leave at the end of the day because we’ll miss her so much.

I suppose it’d be nice if you stopped by to say hi, thanked her for paying your department’s invoices, and took some retirement cake off of her hands.  (Wendy’s daughter is looking forward to the visit and we’ve been told that rolling her down the stairs is not an option.)

Totally kidding, Wendy.  It’s been a pleasure for all of us.

Surplus Store Code: newbeginningsforwendy 15% off EVERYTHING 7/31-8/7/2014


Jeans Day for the United Way:: Monday, August 4

Category: Uncategorized

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The first Monday of the month will be Jeans Day for the United Way.  Faculty and staff are invited to donate to the United Way each month in order to wear jeans on Jeans Day.  To participate, go to your campus’ library, and purchase the Jeans Day sticker for a suggested donation of $5, then wear jeans on the designated day.  It is that simple! Wear jeans and you help the United Way and the many local organizations receiving their funding.  Last school year we raised $270. Please ask for supervisor’s approval before participating.

Questions?  Contact Michelle Nielsen Ott, Ext. 5617.

***Starting in September, Jeans Day for the United Way will be the first Wednesday of the month.***


Blackboard Cleanup Sessions

Category: TLC Featured Class of the Week

Need assistance with end-of-semester Blackboard activities?

TLC staff will offer a series of cleanup sessions to help you prepare your Blackboard courses for the Fall semester: back up your Grade Centers, archive your courses, and bulk delete users and statistics.

This process must be completed before batch enroll can be processed for the following semester. Each session will last 30-60 minutes, depending upon the number of courses you have. All sessions will be held in the TLC, Room 240A.

  • Monday, August 4 – 9 am or 5 pm
  • Tuesday, August 5 – 2 pm
  • Wednesday, August 6 – 2 pm
  • Thursday, August 7 – 11 am or 3 pm

View the printable flyer at http://www.icc.edu/innovation/PDFS/blackboard/blackboardcleanup.pdf.

Contact the TLC at 694-8908 or tlc@icc.edu to register for a session. Participation is limited to eight per session.

Deconstruction Certificate Program selling salvaged materials Thursday, July 31

Category: Uncategorized

ICC’s Deconstruction Program will offer salvaged materials for sale on Thursday, July 31, from 1 to 5 pm, at the Dirksen Building. The sale will take place on the south side yard of the building, located at the intersection of Centennial and Lakeside Drives.

The sale is free and open to the public. All sales are final and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Buyers are responsible for all material transport.

The items for sale include materials reclaimed by Deconstruction Program students during the spring and summer classes. All material sales will benefit the deconstruction courses at ICC, and any unsold materials will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Main Street in Peoria.

Some of the materials for sale include:

• Dimensional lumber (treated and untreated

• Trusswork

• Cast iron floor grates

• Cedar 1×4 finish lumber (excellent condition)

• Reclaimed old growth fir tongue and groove flooring

• Reclaimed 5 panel solid wood doors (in frames)

• Cast iron claw foot tub (good condition, with all feet and no scarring to porcelain)

• Windows (vinyl and wood, casement style) – still in packaging

• Insulation (rigid and batt)

• Asphalt shingles (still in packaging)

• TPO membranes

• Hardie board cement siding

• Cedar shakes shingles

• Oak baseboard molding

• Door trim, and more.

For additional information, please contact ICC Deconstruction Program Coordinator Anne Nicklin, anne.nicklin@icc.edu, or call (415) 518-5275.


In our thoughts (Riley)…

Category: Deaths

ICC extends its sympathy to the family of Mike Riley (former ICC basketball and golf coach), who passed away July 22.

Click here to read Mike’s obituary.

Photo of (Last) Week

Category: Photo of the Week

Last week, Illinois Central College Police promoted officers Craig Hightower and Erika Schwiderski to the rank of Sergeant.


Officer Erika Schwiderski holds her daughter following the promotion ceremony held at the ICC – East Peoria Campus on Monday, July 21.

The sergeant’s promotional exam was a competitive process open to all full time ICC police officers. Its purpose was to assess the candidate’s  communication skills, administrative ability, judgment, decision making capabilities, problem solving skills, supervisory competence, knowledge of college policies & procedures, time management skills and delegating & prioritizing abilities. Erika and Craig attained the highest overall scores in the four phase process.

Erika Schwiderski received an associate’s degree from ICC in 2007 and a bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois University in 2009. She graduated from the Illinois State Police Academy and began her law enforcement career with the ICC Campus Police Department in 2009.

Craig Hightower graduated from the Police Training Institute and began his police career with the Streator Police Department in 1978. After 10 years in Streator, Craig joined the Peoria Police Department, serving 22 years as a patrol officer, DARE officer, drug enforcement officer and spent his final nine years at Peoria P.D. as a Crime Scene Investigator. Craig has been with the Illinois Central College Campus Police Department since February of 2012.


Congratulations to Officers Hightower and Schwiderski.

Throwback to Ugly Ties…

Category: Featured in the Media

The East Peoria Times-Courier featured Illinois Central College in their Throwback Thursday post last week with some pictures from an Ugly Tie Contest in 2000…see any familiar faces?

Interested in seeing pictures from ICC’s archives?

Become a fan of the Illinois Central College Library Facebook Page for weekly #ThrowbackThursday posts or the ICC Alumni Association for updates on ICC Faculty and Alumni!