Thursday, August 1, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
DANVILLE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $315,594 grant to Lakeview College of Nursing in Danville, part of $90 million set aside this fiscal year in the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program to address the critical needs of the state’s private colleges and universities. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to improve higher education in Illinois while creating thousands of construction jobs for the state’s workers.
“Private colleges like Lakeview provide a valuable service to Illinois, and this grant will help them address critical needs and stay competitive,” Governor Quinn said.
Lakeview may use the funds for campus infrastructure improvements.
So far under Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, private universities have received $200 million to address their capital needs.
Registration is underway for Fall 2013 classes at Danville Area Community College. Fall semester classes begin the week of August 19. Late start classes are also available.
Special Registration, Counseling, Financial Aid, Cashier and Bookstore Hours:
Thurs., August 1: Offices open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Bookstore Closed
Fri., August 2: Offices open 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bookstore Closed
Mon.-Thurs., August 5-8: Office open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fri., August 9: Offices open 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. – Last day NEW students can register
Mon., August 12: First day to charge textbooks for Financial Aid
Mon.-Thurs., August 12-15: Extended Hours 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fri., August 16: Offices open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sat., August 17: Counseling, Registration, Financial Aid & Bookstore open 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Mon., August 19: Extended Hours 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
DACC Offering CNA Classes at Hoopeston
The DACC Hoopeston Higher Education Center will offer a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) evening course in the Fall 2013 semester. An orientation session will be held on August 8th at 12:00 noon at Danville Area Community College in Prairie Hall, room 106. To qualify candidates must be a resident of DACC College District 507. Admission into the class requires testing, a live scan fingerprint background check, and an application. If interested, please call 217-443-8784, Susie Landers, for testing. There are a limited number of slots for this highly competitive program and preference will be given for those living in the northern part of the the district.
A recent change in the law now requires older students to be vaccinated against pertussis, which is more commonly known as Whooping Cough.
Registration will be held on Tuesday, August 6th, Wednesday, August 7th & Thursday August 8th
All ages and times, registrations forms, school supplies, fees and requirements can be found on the Hoopeston website: www.hoopeston.k12.il.us
July 30, 2013
One semi-trailer load at a time, the massive amount of rubber, iron, brick and other burned debris is disappearing from the site, as four excavators continually sort and clear away material. Clean up is expected to take up to 16 weeks according to Joyce Munie who is with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency remediation section of the Bureau of Land. Munie checks the site weekly and Mayor, Bill Cruisenberry meets her at the site for an update.
The Sugar Creek Symphony and Song Festival will take place in Watseka this weekend featuring an All-American theme. The festival will be the American Opera, “Cold Sassy Tree”, composed by Carlisle Floyd, who lives in Florida and this will be the Midwest premiere of the piece. It is based on the 1984 novel of the same title by Olive Ann Burns and will be Floyd’s 10th opera and his first comic.
July 29, 2013