District 79 Notes
Updated: August 6, 2012 6:20AM
district 79 notes
Summer school update
Close to 700 children in grades preschool through eight are enrolled in Fremont School District 79 summer enrichment classes. Students enrolled in nearly 80 classes including kiddie cooking, archery, bicycling, gardening, dancing, digital photography, math madness, fairy tales and authors, and kindergarten readiness. Fremont also provided classes for students needing assistance in English Language Learner skills, special education enrichment, and grade level readiness skills in reading, writing, and math.
Colin T. Funk of Vernon Hills was awarded a B.A. degree from Millikin University.
Matt Larsen, a 2009 graduate of Libertyville High School, earned placement on the Dean’s List at Illinois State University. He was also inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for his outstanding academic performance.
Illinois State University awarded degrees for the spring of 2012 to the following: Hawthorn Woods - Alyssa Jane Daley, Max Robert DeJuillo, Kristin Frances Horn, Jennifer Lee Mankowsky, Ashley Sarah Rieger, Shawn James Scolnick, Karla Anne Zabilka; Libertyville - Cristina Diaz, Connor J. Fox, Eric Michael Lucas, Ayla Jane Meserve, Carissa Marie Notaro, Michael Turner Novak, Daniel Robert Regal, Alyssa Christine Stried, Hanna G. Supavich-Winter; Mundelein - Ashley Marie Betke, Aleskar Esquivel, Polly Jean Hirt, Kristin Knudson, Kristen Ann McCabe, Brian Francis McNally, Amanda Jeanne Obie, Lauren F. Potrzeba, Richard Edward Shutter, Samantha Jo Tumino; Vernon Hills - Sara Victoria Castro, Brian Isaac Degman, Danielle Renee Dupuis, Alexander Paul Gross, Wendy Marie Inman, Melanie Conese Lecaraz, Angelique Marie Simonpietri, Daniel Matthew Venus.
The University of Nebraska named the following to the Dean’s List for the spring semeser of the 2011-12 academic year: Libertyville - Faith Lieu Phuoc Doan, Tracey Ilene Edwards, Alexandra Lee Hein.
Eastern Illinois University named the following to the the 2012 spring Dean’s List: Hawthorn Woods - Karli H. Smith; Libertyville - Lauren E. Bock; Mundelein - Stephanie A. Meo, Bradley J. Miller, Joseph M. Murrow, Nicholas J. Neubauer, Megan E. Thompson.
Eastern Illinois University awarded degrees to the following: Libertyville - Samantha L. Bilharz; Mundelein - Bridget D. Gavin, Nicole L. Greenwood, Caitlyn M. Knight, Kristyn S. Loeb, Amanda L. Miller, Joseph M. Murrow, Paul H. Nakanishi, Brandon J. Schawel.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 15.6 percent employment growth for sales representatives between 2010 and 2020. Because of this promising outlook, sales representative ranks 20th on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Jobs of 2012.
To understand how the College of Lake County could help provide better-trained sales persons for a variety of industries, CLC surveyed Lake County businesses and worked with local employers to develop a new Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in sales. The program will launch in fall semester, which begins Aug. 20.
To learn more about the sales field and CLC’s new degree program, attend an information session at 6 p.m. on Aug. 6 in room T220 at the CLC Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St.
The degree is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to be great sales persons. The program culminates with a real-world sales internship to help make students stand out from other job applicants. The new 60-64 credit hour program includes general education and business administration coursework as well as 21 credits chosen from a specific sales concentration.
The A.A.S. in sales is a career program in business administration and is designed to prepare students for careers in inside sales, customer service and entry level sales positions. Sales degree graduates would be qualified to work in a variety of fields, including retail, hospitality (motels and resorts), manufacturing, wholesale and insurance. The degree is not designed to transfer to a four-year institution.
CLC’s A.A.S. degree in sales will include three new practical courses:
• Relationship Selling (BUS 216), offered in fall 2012. The course introduces students to techniques of customer relationship building. Students will learn account management skills, including using technology to build customer relationships and loyalty for company growth.
• Applied Selling (BUS 218), offered in spring 2013. This course is a bridge between theoretical sales methodology and selling applications and includes real-world role playing and interactive activities.
• Sales Internship (BUS 230), offered in spring 2013, is a practical, hands-on sales internship providing valuable experience.
For more information, contact the Business Division at (847) 543-2041 or view a career information sheet online at http://www.clcillinois.edu/depts/pub/CareerPrograms/BUS_Sales.pdf. Or contact Business Department Chair Lori Oriatti at (847) 543-2921 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The business administration department website is www.clcillinois.edu/programs/bus/index.asp
Eight diverse art exhibitions of ceramics, prints, collages, paintings and more are planned for the 2012-13 season at the College of Lake County Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art. All events are free and open to the public. The gallery will present the following exhibits in the coming year, and opening receptions with food and entertainment are planned on Fridays from 7-9 p.m. for most exhibits. All receptions and exhibits are free and open to the public.
July 9 to Aug. 10: Joe Price: Serigraphs. California printmaker Joe Price, who originally exhibited at CLC in 2003, recently donated a large body of serigraphs to the college. The works span his artistic career. Serigraphs are prints made by forcing ink through the open stencil areas of a silkscreen. “Joe Price has taken this relatively simple process to create stunningly realistic images in light and tone,” wrote Steve Jones in the 2003 exhibition catalog. “One of Price’s serigraphs may require 80 or more separate screenings to create its subtle color relationships and extended value ranges.” Price earned a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.A. from Stanford University. Price’s work is included in the collections of more than 20 museums. His prints are included in corporate and private collections throughout the United States. He was a studio art professor at College of San Mateo from 1970 to 1994. His artwork can be viewed at www.mleestonefineprints.com. A reception will not be held.
Aug. 17 to Sept. 23: Nikki Renee Anderson and Joanna Mortreux: Transformative Visions. Chicago artist Nikki Renee Anderson explores the nuances of the feminine experience through ceramic sculptures that incorporate sound. Australian artist Joanna Mortreux paints images of exotic or extinct animals and mixes them up to create strange but familiar creatures. Reception: Aug. 24, 7-9 p.m.
Sept. 28 to Nov. 4: Recent Works: A Juried Competition. This 32nd annual competition includes all fine art media and is open to all artists who reside or work in Lake County. Approximately $2,000 will be presented in cash prizes and purchase awards for the college’s art collection. Reception: Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m.
Nov. 9 to Dec. 9: CLC Art Faculty Exhibition. The College of Lake County’s full-time and adjunct fine art faculty will present their works in this triennial exhibition. The show will include paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and digital media. Reception: Nov. 9, 7-9 p.m.
Jan. 18 to Feb. 24: Members Exhibition. A diverse group show of all fine art media by over 100 Lake County, Illinois artists. Funds from artist memberships support the Robert T. Wright Gallery. Reception: Jan. 18, 7-9 p.m.
March 1 to April 7: FUSEDChicago: A Group Encaustic Exhibition. The ancient painting medium of encaustic combines hot wax and colored pigments applied to a surface. Fourteen contemporary Chicago area artists will exhibit works that explore new methods and images employing encaustic. Reception: March 1, 7-9 p.m.
April 12 to May 18: College of Lake County Student Art Competition. A juried exhibit by current art students at CLC featuring: painting, drawing, computer graphics, photography, ceramics, jewelry, digital media and sculpture. Approximately $1,200 will be presented in cash prizes and purchase awards. Also, the Lake County Art League sponsors two $500 scholarships for art students. Reception: April 12, 7-9 p.m.
May 24 to June 28: Bonnie Peterson & Diane Cooper: Textiles. Houghton, Mich. artist Bonnie Peterson uses embroidery on textiles to communicate provocative environmental and social issues. Chicago artist Diane Cooper displays a Japanese aesthetic in her work. Her constructions employ fiber, leather, wood and bits of society’s detritus. Reception: May 31, 7-9 p.m.
The Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art on the Grayslake campus is a project of the College of Lake County Foundation and is located at 19351 W. Washington St. For further information, contact curator Steve Jones at (847) 543-2240 or at email@example.com. Or visit http://gallery.clcillinois.edu/. Exhibit hours vary during college breaks, so call or check the website for current hours.
The ARTcetera Gallery Store, adjacent to the Robert T. Wright Gallery, features one-of-a-kind fine arts and crafts by local artisans. In addition to seasonal sales, ARTcetera offers 10 percent off during opening night receptions at the Wright Gallery. Become a Friend of the Gallery Member and receive 10 percent off any ARTcetera items throughout the year. Members receive 20 percent off during receptions and seasonal sales. For more information, call (847) 543-2405, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the blog at http://clcartcetera.blogspot.com
Listed is the 2012-2013 calendar:
Fall Sal e: Oct. 9-10 (Tuesday/Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 10 percent off, 20 percent off for members.
22nd Annual Holiday Art Sale: Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Dec. 2 from 1–5 p.m.; Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 10 percent off for Friends of the Gallery Members.
Winter Sale: Dec. 11-12 (Tuesday/Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 10 percent off, 20 percent off for members.)
Valentine’s Day Sale: Feb. 5-6 (Tuesday/Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 10 percent off, 20 percent off for members.
OutPOUR: March 1 to April 17. This special exhibition of unique handcrafted ceramic pouring vessels will include works from more than 50 invited contemporary ceramic artists from around the world. Guest curated by Ben Bates, CLC ceramics program.
Spring Sale: April 30 and May 1 (Tuesday/Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 10 percent off, 20 percent off for members for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduation gifts.