Faculty & Staff

Are your faculty/staff locked out? Find out how to request room access for ICC’s new ID Badges

Category: TLC Featured Class of the Week

Human Resources will be conducting training sessions on how to properly fill out the Room Access Authorization section on the newly formatted Management Authorization Forms for faculty/staff ID badges. If you are responsible for coding room access, then it is highly recommended that you attend. You will learn room access codes, how to submit the information on a timely basis to HR, and how to maintain and update room access for members in your department. If the new Authorization forms are not properly filled out, it could delay the hiring process of your new employee.

The Room Access Authorization for Faculty/Staff ID Badges Workshop is scheduled in Room 212C for the following dates/times:
Wednesday, August 27, 10:00-11:00am
Thursday, August 28, 2:00-3:00pm
Wednesday, September 3, 2:00-3:00pm
Thursday, September 4, 9:00-10:00am
Sessions are repeated. Participants need only attend one.

RSVP to OrganizationalLearning@icc.edu or 694-5442. Please indicate which session you plan to attend.

Adult Community Programs now offered at South Campus

Category: Employee News

ICC now offers Adult Community Programs at South Campus!

The workshop beginning in September is “Photography Basics – All Cameras”.

Whether you are new to digital photography or have experience, you’ll learn how to get the most out of your camera (point & shoot or SLR). Composing images, exposure control, white balance control and camera mechanics will keep you discovering what else your camera can do. Bring your camera (any brand), a charged up battery, a fresh SD memory card and camera manual each week. There will be opportunities to photograph outside the classroom.

Cost: $100

Date and time: Wednesdays, September 10 through October 15; 6 – 8 pm

Register online at icc.edu/acp, by calling (309) 690-6900 or in person at Hickory Hall.

“Taste of Learning” provides sampling of Adult Community Programs

Category: Uncategorized

ICC’s Adult Community Programs will present an overview of its fall 2014 programs and workshops with a “Taste of Learning,” where participants can sample for free a variety of upcoming programs and workshops. This free mini-workshop sampling is offered on Tuesday, September 9, from 1 to 3:30 pm, at ICC North, Hickory Hall.

Sample what Adult Community Programs has to offer with workshops in computers, history, art, genealogy and day trips. Select two topics from the list to get a “taste” of an actual workshop experience.

The schedule for “Taste of Learning” is as follows:

1-1:30 pm          Welcome / Overview / Refreshments

1:30-2:15 pm    Session 1: Mini-workshop (choose one)

• Civil War History

• Computers

• Genealogy

• Zentangle®

• Day Trips Review

2:15-2:45 pm     Break

2:45-3:30pm      Session 2: Mini-workshop (choose another topic from the list)

To register and select two mini-workshops for the FREE event, go to www.icc.edu/acp or call (309) 690-6900 by Tuesday, September 2.

34th annual Landscape & Garden Day set for September 6

Category: Horticulture, Landscape & Garden Days

ICC’s 34th Annual Landscape & Garden Day offers a variety of special programs and activities specifically designed for families with young children as well as the usual favorites for local gardening enthusiasts. This year’s theme is “Welcome to My Garden”. The event is set for Saturday, September 6, from 9 am to 3 pm, at ICC’s Horticulture Land Lab on the East Peoria Campus.

The event is free and open to the public and features topics and demonstrations of interest to gardeners of all ages and experience levels.

Young families will find plenty to interest them this year. A pizza garden will allow children to walk through the pizza-shaped garden where they can get an up-close look at all the pizza ingredients in plant form. A bean trellis tunnel will be open for exploring, and a kids-only area will allow children to really play in the dirt while they rake, shovel, and hoe or even fill a mini-wheel barrow. Children are also invited to transplant their own small seedlings into a bigger pot to care for and grow at home.

There will be seminars, exhibits, discussions, and a plant sale featuring hostas and other perennials and woody plants grown by students in the ICC Horticulture Program.

Those in attendance can take advantage of a plant clinic by the Tri-County Master Gardeners who will be on hand to identify and diagnose. Visitors can enjoy displays by area garden clubs, nurseries, and landscapers as well as check out this year’s featured All-America Selections Winners in the display garden.

Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the ever-popular “Putt for Plants,” and taste-testing will be available at the vegetable garden.

The day’s seminars include:

9:30 – 10:15 am “How to Welcome Beneficial Soil Creatures to the Garden” by Peter Fandel, ICC associate professor – Getting back to the basics of soil fertility, come and learn how to manage your garden’s greatest asset. Learn what you can do to improve soil health and create a lush garden space.

11 – 11:45 am “Restoration of Backyard Habitat for Wildlife” by Marc Britton, ICC alum, wildlife expert – Gardens can be a welcoming place to people, plants, and animals. Learn how to make your backyard inviting to local wildlife. Discover ways to encourage butterflies, hummingbirds, bumblebees, and more to visit your garden.

1 – 1:45 pm “How to Create a Welcoming Entertainment Space” by Tom Schureman, landscape architect, Student Land Design Inc. – Would you like to create an inviting space in your landscape where friends and family could gather? This is your opportunity to get the scoop on outdoor living areas. Learn how much space is needed and the cost involved to create a truly welcoming space for you to enjoy.

Lunch will be available for purchase and will benefit the ICC Agriculture Club. For more information, contact the ICC horticulture program at Ext. 8872.

In our thoughts (McNett)…

Category: Deaths

ICC extends its deepest sympathy to the family of William McNett (retired), who recently passed away. He was one of the original faculty hires at ICC and department chair for English.

Click HERE to be redirected to Peoria Journal Star to read his obituary.

When the Media Calls. . .What To Do and How We Can Help – Upcoming Workshops

Category: TLC Featured Class of the Week

What if a reporter calls your department looking for information or wanting to interview a faculty member or student? What if a TV crew comes to your class unannounced? Or a reporter calls to interview you?

Learn about the ICC Employee Media Policy and how to appropriately direct media calls you might receive. You’ll also learn what attracts media attention and how ICC’s Marketing & Communications staff can work with you to spread the word about ICC programs and events. Discussion will also include how to develop key messages and clearly communicate those key messages. Skills addressed in the workshop can be applied to everyday communication, not just media encounters. This session is open to all ICC employees, not just those who might serve as an “official spokesperson” for the College.

Sessions are scheduled for
Wednesday, September 3, 10 am – noon, AIT 203, East Peoria Campus and
Thursday, September 11, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, AIT 203, East Peoria Campus
The sessions are repeated. Participants need only attend one.

Register through Organizational Learning at organizationallearning@icc.edu or 694-5442. Please indicate which date you plan to attend.

Personnel Report 8/21/14

Category: Board of Trustees, New Employees

The ICC Board of Trustees approved the following personnel recommendations at their regular meeting August 21:


Angela Carey – Tenure Track – Psychology/Human Services (Social Sciences) – August 1, 2014

Stephen Dando – Technician – Automotive Shop (Agricultural & Industrial Technologies) – September 2, 2014

Brian Montgomery – Temporary FT Faculty – Philosophy (English, Humanities, & Language Studies) – August 1, 2014

James Noyes – Temporary FT Faculty – Chemistry (Math, Science, & Engineering) – August 1, 2014

Kelly Rosecrans – Temporary FT Faculty – Nursing (Health Careers) – August 1, 2014

Change of Status

Stanley Abel – FT Faculty – Chemistry (Math, Science & Engineering), changed from Adjunct Faculty to Temporary - August 1, 2014

Corinne Brown – FT Faculty – Horticulture (Agricultural & Industrial Technologies), changed from Adjunct Faculty to Temporary - August 1, 2014

Mary Cregger – Coordinator – Clinical Educator for Respiratory Therapy (Health Careers), promoted from Adjunct Faculty – August 1, 2014

Pradeepa David – FT Faculty – Chemistry (Math, Science & Engineering), changed from Adjunct Faculty to Temporary – August 1, 2014

Rebekah Fuller Fricke – Adjunct Faculty (Social Sciences & Public Services), changed from Assistant Professor – August 2, 2014

Sarah Liggin – Campus Service Representative (Enrollment Services) – promoted from Part-Time to Full-Time - August 18, 2014

Amanda Nordstrom – Advisor – Diversity, Retention & Transition (Diversity), promoted from Part-Time to Full-Time - July 28, 2014

Wesley Kilper – Technician – Network Support (Technology Services), promoted from Part-Time to Full-Time - July 22, 2014

Rosemary Power –  Tenure Track Faculty – Nursing (Health Careers), promoted from Adjunct Faculty – August 1, 2014


Jacob Cody Domenghini – Assistant Professor (Agricultural & Industrial Technologies) – July 31, 2014

New Things Thursday:: Sizing a Sideways Desk

Category: ICC Surplus Sale

About once a week, the Surplus Team gets over to the Warehouse to sniff out new things for New Things Thursday inventory and we do our best with what we’ve got.

We snap pictures with our broken camera that was once fixed by dropping it again.  We use our mite to scoot sideways stuff into the sunlight for through inspection.  We tag goodies with our signature yellow surplus labels that, if I’m not mistaken, are custom made in Argentina.

If we forget our tape measure, we size things by hand.  Literally.  (Small sideways desks are 7 Molly’s Hands worth.  Large ones are 10 and to the pinky.)


Check out some of our sideways prices this week at the ICC Surplus Sale!

ICC Leadership Series

Category: TLC Featured Class of the Week

The ICC Leadership Series (ICCLS) is designed to inspire and equip ICC employees with the knowledge and skills needed to lead the college into the future. The series consists of 15 workshops taken through PDI and Organizational Learning. The series should take approximately two years to complete with a certificate awarded at the end. The series is free to ICC employees and open to all faculty and staff, full and part-time, with supervisor approval.

Several ICC employees are currently working toward the ICCLS certificate. If you are in this group and feel that you have completed or are near completion of the series, contact Organizational Learning at organizationallearning@icc.edu or 694-5442.

If you would like more information on the series, go to the ICCLS webpage at http://www2.icc.edu/faculty-staff/teaching-learning-center/organizational-learning/icc-leadership-series/ or contact Organization Learning at organizationallearning@icc.edu or 694-5442.

Thanks from the Summer Explorers Camp

Category: Child Care Center

So many staff and departments contributed to the success of the Summer Explorers Camp this past summer!  37 6-12 year olds explored the campus and nature while their parents worked or attended classes!

We are very grateful to:

- Michelle Nielsen Ott for library story time several times during the summer
- Nurse Deb Pence and Vanessa Swanson for teaching us first aid
- Genny Gibbs and the Horticulture Staff for the two field trips and  the wonderful activities
- Tom Braun and the Grounds staff for the giant tree cookies to climb on, the tunnel to climb through and keeping the grounds so safe and beautiful (especially the disc golf course)
- Julie Packman for making our comfortable cushions out of donated pillow cases (and for all of you who donated pillow cases)
- Michael Reed and staff for the great running and fitness activities at the CougarPlex.  The children logged over 800 combined miles that were run during the 10 weeks of fitness center visits!
- Tim Kowalczyk of the Arts and Communication Department for the wonderful experiences with clay and pottery making
- Angie Pacotti-Long for the wonderful regional cooking and tasting experiences
- Mark Matthews and staff and students for the real life experiences at the Cat Dealer Services area
- Laura McCue Newport and cafeteria staff for the delicious lunches and picnics
- Vicky Craig and all the bus drivers who took us on our field trips
- Chief Tom Larson and Officer Tim and others  from Campus Police for keeping us safe and visiting us
- The Custodial Staff for keeping our areas clean
- General Operations for helping move furniture
- Chris Gray, Rochelle Chase and Robin Berkley for allowing us to use their space
- College for Kids staff for their kind words of encouragement

As you can see, it takes many people to make these summers such positive experiences  for our  elementary students.  If I left anyone out, please know it was not intentional!

Melanie Fleming, Kim Hahn and Ann Grohmann
Children’s Center Staff