Johnson County Community College November 2010
Volume: 5 Issue: 11
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Planting for the FutureOn a spring day, children from the Hiersteiner Child Development Center (HCDC) at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) gingerly tasted peas from the pods they snapped fresh off the vine, grown inside the hoophouse garden a short walk west of the HCDC. Children had planted peas and were now enjoying their harvest. "These are the students who are changing the way we relate to food," said David A. Smith, associate professor, hospitality management.
Mike Carr October 2010
Volume: 5 Issue: 10
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As technology becomes increasingly important in the 21st century, there is a growing need for students to obtain the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for careers requiring competency in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In a world driven by technological change, students without a strong background in STEM are limiting their futures.Because of the important role they play in educating tomorrow's workforce, community colleges are a key element in bolstering the knowledge and skills of today?s students.
Pamela M. Heglar September 2010
Volume: 5 Issue: 9
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Most college student affairs divisions have a variety of services in place to help retain students. The challenge we face is getting students, especially those who need our services most, to take advantage of those services. Thus, in recent years, the traditional "field of dreams" model of providing student retention services on campuses has yielded to a much more intrusive approach.
Sue Linn August 2010
Volume: 5 Issue: 8
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Lori always dreamed of becoming a nurse, but the demands of raising three children kept that dream on hold for several years. When she and her husband felt the timing was right, Lori enrolled in the nursing program at Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) to pursue her dream. Returning to school was not easy. In the beginning, Lori and her husband had to juggle the demands of work, family, and college, but her dream of becoming a nurse kept them moving forward.
League for Innovation May 2010
Volume: 5 Issue: 5
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Established 28 years ago, the League's Innovation of the Year Award was devised as a way to recognize significant innovations reflecting capstone achievements and the continuing renewal of the spirit of innovation and experimentation upon which the League was founded. The award is designed to recognize faculty, staff, and administrators at member colleges who have designed and implemented a significant innovation.
League for Innovation March 2010
Volume: 5 Issue: 3
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Central Lakes College (CLC) and Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program (RMCEP), in Brainerd and Staples, Minnesota, were recently recognized at the National 2010 Careers Conference, in Madison, Wisconsin, for their development of an innovative, collaborative model for training dislocated workers.
League for Innovation February 2010
Volume: 5 Issue: 2
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Innovation is in the American community college DNA, a significant part of its heritage, character, distinction, and leadership for change. A new report released today by the League for Innovation in the Community College adds new insights into why, how, and with what result colleges innovate successfully and lessons they can share.
Tamara Pinkas January 2010
Volume: 5 Issue: 1
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Late one Friday afternoon toward the end of last spring term, the blank, off-white walls in the main hallway of Lane Community College's Building 19 in Eugene, Oregon, were transformed into a place of beauty and learning. Through the vision and energy of Lane's printmaking instructor, Susan Lowdermilk, and the support of Lane's Art on Campus Committee, a selection of her past students' finest prints became part of Lane's permanent art collection.
Anne Arundel Community College December 2009
Volume: 4 Issue: 12
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Looking ahead is a necessity. Consider strategies such as strategic planning, thinking outside the box, brainstorming, trend analysis, and scenario building. These are all examples of ways anyone in their day-to-day lives might develop their skills in thinking and planning for the future. At the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF@AACC), students and the community benefit from a team of faculty members who promote future thinking and creativity, foster innovation, and engage learners in the art of foresight.
League for Innovation November 2009
Volume: 4 Issue: 11
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On the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains, the mild weather in Greeley, Colorado, provides the perfect playground for year-round sports. Aims Community College in Greeley has developed an extensive physical education program to meet the demands of students and residents, offering a wide range of activities and sports from archery to zumba.
League for Innovation September 2009
Volume: 4 Issue: 9
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Fall is in the air...crisp mornings, vibrant leaves of red and orange, pumpkin pie and apple cider...and everyone's favorite fall festivals abound. Community colleges take advantage of this beautiful time of year to sponsor festivals in their communities.Fall festivals are an opportunity for community colleges to generate much-needed funds for groups that could use the boost, especially in these difficult financial times and tight budgets.
Debbie McDaniel-Shaughney August 2009
Volume: 4 Issue: 8
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A broiling August sun and high humidity fired up a crowd of nearly 150 wellwishers who gathered to celebrate a first in the nation: the launch of a new training partnership involving a Maryland community college, private industry, and the federal government.The crowd enjoyed shaded seating beneath a yellow and white canopy at the Woodland Job Corps Center in Laurel, Maryland, while listening to speakers describe the groundbreaking initiative involving Anne Arundel Community College
Eric Melcher June 2009
Volume: 4 Issue: 6
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The guitar player tunes up as the drummer raps on the snare drum for a sound check. Two young women share a laugh whileeating lunch. A woman blows bubbles as she talks to students. It could be a summer festival and in some respects it is, but Registration Rocks at Volunteer State Community College has one goal: get potential students into the college process early, before the rush.
League for Innovation May 2009
Volume: 4 Issue: 5
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Established 27 years ago, the League's Innovation of the Year Award was devised as a way to recognize significant innovations reflecting capstone achievements and the continuing renewal of the spirit of innovation and experimentation upon which the League was founded. The award is designed to recognize faculty, staff and administrators at member colleges who have designed and implemented a significant innovation.
League for Innovation February 2009
Volume: 4 Issue: 2
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The word is out on Mott Community College's main campus about Ellen's Closet: It's the place to go shopping if you're an MCC student in the market for a great-looking, professional outfit--that won't cost a penny. Housed in the MCC Business Division's McKay Cooperative Education Center in the Curtice-Mott Building, Ellen's Closet offers a wide variety of gently used clothing, suitable for job interviews or the first weeks of work before a paycheck comes in. Giving students that extra boost of confid