Faculty & Staff

Vendor Presentation Wed., July 30 – HighPoint Mobile on PeopleSoft Mobilization

Category: Technology Services

Technology Services is in the process of moving toward mobilizing PeopleSoft and developing a mobile web and mobile app presence for ICC. A vendor coming to campus on Wednesday, July 30, will demonstrate how they provide mobile access and how this fits with our needs to provide this service to our students. These sessions are intended to give attendees exposure to a potential direction we may be going in mobile for ICC.

HighPoint Technology Solutions is one of the leaders in mobilizing PeopleSoft and is one of the mobile platforms under consideration for ICC. HighPoint provides a way not only to make PeopleSoft functionality mobile friendly but also provides a unified platform to launch a mobile app for both iOS and Android devices for both smartphones and tablets.

Jim Henderson from HighPoint will hold three informational sessions.

  • Wednesday, July 30
  • Room CC102, East Peoria Campus
  • Open to all faculty, staff, and administrators

**Session I – General Overview and Demo – 9 am-10:30 am
Audience: Anyone Interested in Mobile functionality

This session will be an overview of the functionality that HighPoint Mobile offers and will address a broad range of topics related to mobile functionality and specifically how HighPoint addresses them. This includes such things as the application, viewing the course catalog, adding/dropping classes, viewing the class schedule with campus map lookup, notification framework, along with many other features.

**Session II – Faculty/Instructors Overview and Demo – 11 am – noon
Audience: Faculty, Associate Deans, Academic support staff

This session focuses on features available to faculty such as Student Lookup, Viewing a Class Roster, Managing Grade Rosters, and entering grades, as well as features students can access that will support classroom instruction, such as Blackboard integration, viewing grades, viewing final exam schedules, social media integration, and many others.

**Session III – Student Services – 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Audience: Anyone in Student Services areas

This session will be a deeper dive into some of the topics of discussion from the first session that are specifically related to student application, registration, finance, and other related services.

No RSVP necessary. Questions may be directed to Brad Finley, Ext. 8557 or Corey Lyons, Ext. 8469.


Slow-Pitch Co-Ed Softball Tournament: Friday, August 15 – Sign Up by August 1

Category: Uncategorized

If you are interested in playing on an established team or forming a new team for the Slow-Pitch Co-Ed Softball Tournament to be held Friday, August 15 of August Celebration of Learning Week, contact Paul Resnick at presnick@icc.edu  All players and teams need to be signed up by August 1 with Paul.  The tournament will begin at 2 PM  and run until approximately 5 PM played on the ICC Softball Diamond by the CougarPlex.  Free soda and popcorn will be provided for all players and spectators!  Contact Paul Resnick at presnick@icc.edu  with any questions.  PLEASE NOTE that all offices should be staffed to assist students enrolling during usual business hours during the tournament. 

Personnel Report 7/17/14

Category: Board of Trustees, New Employees

The ICC Board of Trustees approved the following personnel recommendations at their meeting on July 17, 2014:


Youngju Son – Tenure Track – Programming (Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems) – August 1, 2014


Jenna Cabrera – Manager (Fitness Center) – July 14, 2014

Leslie Hofer – Manager (Human Resources)  – July 7, 2014

Edward Klumb – Coordinator – Labs (Math, Science, and Engineering) – July 7, 2014

Teigha Van – Coordinator – International Education (Diversity) – August 4, 2014

Classified and Service Staff

Michele Ohl – Administrative Assistant II (Math, Science, and Engineering) – July 21, 2014

Change of Status

Stuart Boyd – Coordinator – Studio Writing Center (English, Humanities, and Language Studies), promoted from Part-Time to Full-Time – July 14, 2014

Brandi Clendenny – Faculty – Mathematics (Math, Science, and Engineering), changed from Adjunct Faculty to Temporary - August 1, 2014

Ethan Hedman – Coordinator – Learning Lab (Academic Services), promoted from Adjunct Faculty – July 1, 2014

Annette Wounded Arrow – Adjunct Faculty (Health Careers), changed from Professor – August 1, 2014


Edward Abplanalp – Professor (English, Humanities, and Language Studies) – June 9, 2014


Robin Ballard – Vice President, Chief Development Officer (Educational Foundation) – January 6, 2015 (13+ years of service)

Beverly Brucks – Counselor (Advisement and Counseling Services) – June 30, 2014 (30+ years of service)



RSVP for upcoming Blackboard Training Sessions

Category: TLC Featured Class of the Week

Join us for upcoming Blackboard Training sessions . . .

Blackboard Boot Camp
Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31
9 am – 3:30 pm (lunch included)
Room TC 218

This is an intense, fast-paced workshop with hands-on activities covering many of the basic tools that are available within Blackboard. This is recommended for faculty planning to teach online or hybrid courses. Plan to attend both days (July 30 & 31) of this 12-hour, face-to-face workshop. RSVP to tlc@icc.edu or 694-8908.

Blackboard Jumpstart
Wednesday, August 6
9 am - noon
Room TC 218

A condensed version of Day 1 of Blackboard Boot Camp, this is perfect for faculty who want to use Blackboard to supplement a face-to-face class or need a quick start to the beginning of the semester. RSVP to tlc@icc.edu or 694-8908.


Why are the flags at half-staff?

Category: Flag at Half Staff, Veterans

Information on why Illinois state flags and United States flags are flying at half-staff will now be communicated through ICC’s Veterans’ Affairs webpage, at http://www.icc.edu/veterans/.

Click on the link for the “Illinois Flag Display Act” under the heading ”Honoring Illinois’ Fallen,” and you will be redirected to the State of Illinois’ website. There you will find a listing of all the half-staff proclamations, in accordance with Illinois Flag Display Act.

ICC honors this act by flying the College’s flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of the funeral of every fallen Illinois soldier and the two days preceding that day.

Faculty/Staff Email Upgrade

Category: Employee News, Faculty

Technology Services will be completing the next phase of the Faculty/Staff email upgrade tomorrow: Friday, July 18.

The noticeable difference will be a new Webmail login page, which will now have a blue theme. Employees will continue to use the same credentials to login and access Webmail as before the upgrade.

The change is scheduled to occur at 10 am, on Friday, July 18.


If you have questions or need help logging in, feel free to contact the Technology HELP Desk at (309)694-5457 or ICCHelpDesk@icc.edu

New Things Thursday:: Master Chef on the Panini Press

Category: ICC Surplus Sale

Things you can make with a panini press…..

Mini cakes, homemade waffle cones, bacon, crispy hashbrowns, a giant brownie, potatoes, chicken, omelets, grilled cheese, leftovers, grilled vegetables, salmon, hamburgers, shrimp, or perhaps even a panini…


While you’re at it, you can open your own restaurant, complete with an order holder to store the oodles of orders you will receive.

Then you will become the next Master Chef on the panini press. Check out these deals and more on the ICC Surplus Sale today!