The Alumni Association would like your help in nominating a distinguished ICC alum to recognize and honor at Spring commencement!
If you know of an ICC alum who has demonstrated achievement within their field of work or expertise, has shown a commitment to improving education within the ICC district, and has served his or her community, please consider nominating them for this honor.
Click here to visit the Alumni Association webpage. Click the tab entitled “Distinguished Alumni” for nomination instructions.
I accumulated a sizable collection of nursery rhyme, fable, folk and fairy tale books before I was old enough to even sound out a word. They were given to me on birthdays, mostly, and at first, I could only flip through the colorful illustrations of Richard Scarry’s, “Taffy was a Welshman” or “Jack Sprat.” When I learned how to read, I pondered words such as, “sham,” “betwixt,” or “wander.” When I developed reading comprehension skills, I developed a fondness for these strange and often anti-climactic stories featuring single moms who live in footwear with her unruly kids or pies that contain a couple dozen blackbirds. When I sat down to write today’s New Things Thursday eNews post, they provided a perfect prompt for me to introduce the newly added stuff to the surplus site.
So here goes. Remember that one? It was about a teeny-tiny woman. She lived in a teeny-tiny house and went on a teeny-tiny walk through a teeny-tiny churchyard and found a teeny-tiny bone lying on a teeny-tiny grave and she took it back to her teeny-tiny house and put it in her teeny-tiny cupboard with the intention of making soup with it later.
The teeny-tiny woman then decided that she was a teeny-tiny bit tired from her teeny-tiny walk so she took a teeny-tiny nap but awoke to, at first, a teeny-tiny voice saying, “Give me my bone,” then eventually, the voice got louder and louder until it wasn’t teeny-tiny anymore but frightening! So in her loudest teeny-tiny voice, the teeny-tiny woman answered back, “Just take it!” And that’s exactly how the story ended. It ended abruptly and with no warning.
The story about the teeny-tiny woman always left me feeling dumbfounded but entertained nonetheless-probably much like the way eNews visitors feel after they’ve read New Things Thursdays and wandered over to the surplus site to buy teeny-tiny tables for teeny-tiny prices.
The ICC Board of Trustees recently voted to grant tenure to the following faculty members:
Arthur Marc Bailey – AIT
Joseph Chianakas – Arts and Communication
Julie Clemens – Arts and Communication
Anita Tuccillo – Arts and Communication
Lisa Arnett – Health Careers
Terri Punke – Health Careers
Desiree Axelson – Health Careers
Vera Yee – Health Careers
Dawn Peterson – Math, Science & Engineering
Thomas Griffiths – Math, Science & Engineering
Nicholas Graff – Social Science and Public Services
Earl Anthony White – Social Science and Public Services
ICC extends its deepest sympathy to Karl Taylor (former Director of College Development and Educational Foundation) on the recent passing of his wife Nancy.
As a part of the programming of the ICC/Xiamen Huaxia Chinese Language Institute, a traveling exhibit on The Evolution of Script Styles of Chinese Writing is on display in the ICC East Peoria Library. The display is presented by a collaborative effort by the ICC East Peoria Library, the ICC International Office and Chinese Language Institute.
The exhibit presents the evolution of many written characters in the Chinese language, from basic pictograms to symbolic characters. The historical and societal context associated with these writing forms is also presented. The content was prepared by Dr. SuiWah Chan, Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University, and He BingWu, an artist and calligrapher.
The exhibit is on display as of today, March 3, 2014 and will remain on display in the Library until March 26, 3014. You are invited to come and see it. Please encourage students to view the exhibit as well.
The Service Excellence Workshop focuses on the requirements, skills and opportunities necessary to fulfill ICC’s vision of providing excellent service to our students, employees and community. Supervisory support is required. Staff participants should complete this workshop on paid time. Faculty participants may submit documentation of successful workshop completion for unit or checklist credit. The session is limited to a maximum of 24 participants with a minimum of 12. A light breakfast will be provided.
Service Excellence Workshop (ICCLS)
Tuesday, March 18 from 8 am – 12:30 pm, AIT 203, East Peoria Campus
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 13
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 694-8908.
The time has come for all employees to check their stash of “Campus Mail” envelopes. If you have accumulated quite a supply, give Mail Services a call, Ext. 5125, and they will come pick them up from you. If you need some of the large manila envelopes to route your on-campus mail, then call Mail Services, and they will try to get some to you.
This New Things Thursday I’m cutting straight to the chase. I’m going to be straight up and level with you fine eNews readers, because there’s just really no point in trying to make used desks sound cooler than they actually are. This “no-frills” approach to advertising the newly-added surplus merchandise will actually save us both some time in the long-run. I won’t ramble on and on about carnival workers with tattoos on their knuckles, like I did last week, and you won’t be sitting at your desk, shaking your head, wondering who comes up with this stuff anyway.
This New Things Thursday, I’ll be brief. That way, you folks can plainly see what exactly has been added to Surplus this week. It’s fool-proof, promoting this way, on account of I’ll be cutting quickly to the quip- but I’ll also be honest with you. You might just take one look at today’s post and be like, “Here’s the new stools, but where’s the story? I miss those crazy dumb stories she tells to sell used merchandise.” Today’s post might get boring and it might be dry, but rest assured, there are more New Things Thursdays to come.
Today ICC Surplus has added a chair, a few chairs actually, and a desk, a couple of desks actually, to the site. In addition, the aforementioned stools… we’ve added twelve.
Yellow Belt Training
Yellow Belt training is designed to give ICC employees an overview of Six Sigma methodology, how it is used at ICC to improve processes, and how all employees can become involved. Yellow Belt training is one session for three hours. Six Sigma is offering two training sessions in March to choose from:
Date: Thurs., March 20
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Room 212C/D, East Peoria Campus
Date: Tues., March 25
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Room 212C/D, East Peoria Campus
Green Belt Training
Six Sigma is a total management commitment and philosophy of excellence, customer focus, process improvement, and the rule of measurement. As a Six Sigma Green Belt, you will play a role in helping to make improvements meet the changing needs of our students and stakeholders.
Green Belt training includes four sessions, each running four hours. To complete the training, participants need to attend all four sessions and have completed Yellow Belt training.
Dates: April 2, 9, 16, and 23 (Wednesdays)
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: The first three sessions are held at the East Peoria Campus (Room 212C/D) and the last session is held at North Campus (Hickory 131).
How to register for Yellow or Green Belt training:
Please secure supervisor approval needed, and register by emailing Paula Fraley at email@example.com or call her directly at (309) 694-5731.
The Six Sigma Black Belts hope these training opportunities work for you!
The Peoria Journal Star recently featured the ICC Library, which received the 2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College & Research Libraries. The national award recognizes the staff of higher education libraries for programs that “deliver exemplary services and resources to further the educational mission of the institution.” ICC was the winner in the community college category.
Read the Peoria Journal Star article here.