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Recent Press and Events
University Center of Lake County Receives Innovative Initiative Award
The University Center of Lake County received the Innovative Initiative Award from the Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education (ICCHE) at ICCHE’s 42nd Annual Conference on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The award recognized the University Center’s “First Generation College Outreach Program.”
Governing Board Approves Programs and Elects Leaders
The University Center of Lake County entered 2017 with five additional programs and new Board leadership after action taken by its Governing Board on December 14, 2016.
Nora Mena Joins University Center Staff
When University Center’s new pre-admission advisor Nora Mena meets with prospective students, it won’t be difficult for her to anticipate their questions. She once asked them herself.
UC’s October 27 Open House to Include 21st Member College
The University Center of Lake County will hold a free Open House on Thursday, October 27 from 6 - 8 pm at the University Center's Grayslake facility (1200 University Center Drive). It will be the first to include Trinity International University as the Center’s 21st member institution.
Free financial aid workshops begin October 1 across Lake County
University Center of Lake County is again collaborating with multiple partners across Lake County to schedule a series of financial aid workshops in high schools, colleges, libraries, and nonprofit organizations. Every workshop will be held in a computer lab so that students and families can electronically submit their 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Volunteers trained by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be available to provide assistance; at least one volunteer at each site will speak Spanish.
University Center brings NIU anti-bullying conference to Lake County
University Center of Lake County is collaborating with Northern Illinois University to bring their “Bullying: How Schools Can Respond” conference to Lake County. The conference will take place simultaneously in DeKalb and Grayslake on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 8 am to 2:15 pm.
University Center of Lake County Adds Trinity International University
The University Center of Lake County has admitted Trinity International University (TIU) to membership. The Center is now comprised of 10 public institutions and 11 private institutions from across Illinois collaborating to bring the junior/senior year of bachelor’s degree programs, graduate degrees, and professional development certificates to the Lake County region.
UC Will Hold its Fall Open House on October 27
The University Center of Lake County will hold an Open House on Tuesday, October 27 from 6 - 8 pm at the University Center's Grayslake facility (1200 University Center Drive). It will be showcase the more than 125 academic options available in Lake County from 20 Illinois institutions for adults who wish to complete a bachelor’s degree, earn a graduate degree or pursue professional certificates. In one visit, participants can meet the Center’s new preadmission advisor Anani Moy, visit with program representatives to ask questions about curriculum and admission, attend a presentation about juggling work and college, and maybe even win some cash.
University Center’s July 9 Open House to Include New Programs
The University Center of Lake County has added Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a member institution plus more than a dozen new degree and certificate programs for the 2015-16 academic year. All of these programs and more will be showcased at the University Center Open House on Thursday, July 9 from 6 - 8 pm at the University Center's Grayslake facility (1200 University Center Drive).
New SIUC Program Meets Chicago-area Students’ Needs
Tim Perry Now Treasurer of University Center of Lake County
When members of the Finance Committee of the University Center of Lake County’s Governing Board met on April 14, the selection of local banker and former Mayor of Grayslake Tim Perry as committee Chair and Treasurer was swift and unanimous.
University Center of Lake County Welcomes New Board Members & Adds Programs
The Governing Board of the University Center of Lake County affirmed new leadership, welcomed new members, and approved new programs at its quarterly meeting on March 5. Former State Representative Kathy Ryg, who has served on the University Center’s Governing Board since 2011, was elected its new Chair.
Open House to Showcase Grad & Undergrad Degrees Available through University Center of Lake County
The University Center of Lake County will host an open house on Thursday, March 19 from 6 - 8 pm at the University Center's Grayslake facility (1200 University Center Drive). In one visit, attendees can learn about more than 100 degree and certificate programs, meet university program representatives, and maybe even win some cash.
University Center Adds Member and Programs
The University Center of Lake County entered the new year with an additional member institution and four new programs, after action taken by the University Center’s Governing Board on December 10, 2014. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) joined the consortium which now totals twenty members and offers more than 120 programs leading to bachelor’s degrees, graduate degrees, or professional certificates.
Applied Communications Degree Debuts at University Center Open House
The University Center of Lake County’s Governing Board approved the addition of National Louis University’s BA in Applied Communications when they met on September 10. Prospective students can learn more at the University Center’s Fall Open House on Tuesday, October 7 from 6 - 8 pm at the University Center's Grayslake facility (1200 University Center Drive).
Learn About New Degree Options at University Center July 10 Open House
The University Center has a dozen new degree and certificate programs for prospective students to consider. If you want to remain in Lake County to finish a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree, or seek a professional development certificate, don't miss the University Center Open House on Thursday, July 10 from 6 - 8 pm at the University Center's Grayslake facility (1200 University Center Drive).
Robert Schwartz, Jr., and Catherine Wood Receive EIU Scholarships
Robert Schwartz, Jr. of Mundelein and Catherine Wood of Libertyville have been awarded the Eastern Illinois University School of Continuing Education Ivan W. and Mabel Blum Weaver Scholarship.
Catherine Wood Receives EIU Scholarship
Catherine Wood of Libertyville has also been awarded the Eastern Illinois University School of Continuing Education William C. Hine School of Continuing Education Adult Scholarship.
Registration Deadline Nears for Free K-12 Science Teacher Workshop
Limited seats remain for K-12 science teachers who wish to attend a free workshop to learn how to bring the excitement of NASA to their Earth Science classrooms. Those who wish to attend should RSVP by April 25, 2014 to Dr. Xiaoming Zhai via firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 543-2504.
Lisa O’Brien Receives EIU Scholarship
Lisa O'Brien of Grayslake has been awarded EIU School of Continuing Education's Brenda Edgar Scholarship for women.
Free Workshop for K-12 Science Teachers
K-12 science teachers are invited to attend a free workshop to learn how to bring the excitement of NASA to their Earth Science classrooms.
University Center Open House: 20 Illinois Colleges Bring Degree Programs to Lake County
The University Center's Fall Open House will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm.
Learn About New Degree Options at University Center July 10 Open House
The University Center has nine new degree and certificate programs to consider. If you’ve been thinking about finishing a bachelor’s degree, earning a master’s degree, or seeking a professional development certificate, don't miss the University Center Open House on Wednesday, July 10 from 6 - 8 pm at the University Center's Grayslake facility (1200 University Center Drive).
NEIU Student Appointed to UC Governing Board
Northeastern Illinois University student Arbnora (“Nora”) Mena has been appointed to the University Center of Lake County’s Governing Board to represent the Center’s Student Advisory Council. Mena, a Lake Villa resident, is an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology. She anticipates finishing her degree in Spring of 2014.
EIU Honors Outstanding Adult Students at the University Center
Eastern Illinois University will induct seven Lake County students into the Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) Honor Society at the University Center of Lake County on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7 p.m. All are adult students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies program that Eastern offers at the University Center. The ASL induction will take place at a reception celebrating the degree program’s 40th anniversary.
Major Learning, Minor Travel: University Center Open House Features 20 Illinois Colleges
If you are thinking about returning to school, don't miss the University Center Open House on Thursday, March 21 from 6 - 8 pm at the University Center's Grayslake facility (1200 University Center Drive).The University Center offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs, enabling students to get a major education with only a minor commute. Newest member Elmhurst College will be on hand to discuss their M.S. in Supply Chain Management.
Grant from HFNLC to fund GSSW scholarships at the University Center
Dominican University's Graduate School of Social Work has received a $100,000 grant from the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County to fund scholarships designed to support students who will meet a growing need in northern Lake County for bicultural and bilingual licensed social workers with the skills to serve the medical, behavioral and mental health needs of this increasingly diverse area.
Free Financial Aid Sessions Across Lake County
College applicants and their parents can get bilingual assistance to complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at sessions across Lake County this winter. All sessions are scheduled in computer labs that enable the students to submit the application electronically upon completion.
Elmhurst College Admitted to University Center
Elmhurst College became a member of the University Center of Lake County in action taken by the Center’s Governing Board at their December 5, 2012 meeting. Elmhurst has joined the University Center to make its Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS-SCM) degree program more accessible to professionals in northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin. Recruiting for this new program will soon get underway.
University Center Receives Excellence Award
The University Center of Lake County received a Reflejos Reflecting Excellence Award in a ceremony held at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates by Reflejos Publications, LLC on October 24, 2012. The award recognizes service to the Latino community and was bestowed in the Education category.
“Still Centered (After All These Years)”
Major Learning, Minor Travel: University Center Open House Features 19 Illinois Colleges
Thinking about going back to school? At University Center's Open House on Tuesday, October 9, learn how 19 colleges can help you complete a bachelor's degree, earn a graduate degree, or obtain professional certificates.
Lake County PhotoEXPO
The Lake County Camera Club filled the University Center when they held their PhotoEXPO here on June 9, 2012. Click to see a video montage of highlights.
Major Learning, Minor Travel: University Center Open House Features 19 Illinois Colleges
If you are thinking about returning to school, don't miss the University Center Open House on Thursday, July 12 from 6 - 8 pm at the University Center's Grayslake facility (1200 University Center Drive).The University Center offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs, enabling students to get a major education with only a minor commute.
Summer Opportunities for Teachers at University Center
Teachers who want to spend part of their summer strengthening their professional skills can choose from a literacy conference or the coursework leading to a middle school endorsement this summer at University Center.
Six New Degrees Available at University Center
Six new degrees were added to the University Center of Lake County’s
program array via action taken by the Center’s Governing Board on March 14. Interests as diverse as
sustaining the natural environment, teaching preschool children with special needs, completing a BSN,
understanding the legal system, and tailoring K-12 classroom instruction to multiple student learning
styles are addressed by these new undergraduate or graduate programs.
University Center Adds New Programs for 2012
Three new programs were added to the University Center of Lake County for 2012 in action taken by the Center’s Governing Board at their December 7, 2011 meeting. Southern Illinois University Carbondale has added two undergraduate programs and Concordia University Chicago has added a graduate program.
Financial aid workshops to be offered throughout Lake County
College students and their parents can get help applying for college financial aid by attending a free FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Workshop, to be held at locations throughout Lake County from Jan. 14 to March 20.
Senator Edward D. Maloney Addresses SIUC Graduates
State Senator Edward D. Maloney was the commencement speaker last Saturday at a ceremony honoring the 16th cohort of adult students to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at the University Center of Lake County through a program offered by Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
ISU Funded to Train Future Teachers of English Learners
Illinois State University’s College of Education is again the recipient of a grant to help Lake County paraprofessionals make the transition to certified teacher with Bilingual and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) approvals.
One Stop College Shopping: University Center Open House Features 19 Illinois Colleges
Next “University Center Nights” to be October 11 & November 9
University Center Nights run from 6 - 8 pm and provide the opportunity to meet program representatives and learn more about the 80+ programs offered through the University Center. Get answers to your questions about programs, admission requirements, and financial aid.
New Documentary on Leopold Showing at University Center of Lake County
Join us September 20th at the University Center of Lake County for a screening of Green Fire
, the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. Following the film, NEIU Associate Professor Daniel Milsky will lead a discussion of the ethics that Aldo Leopold evolved over his lifetime and their connection to today. He will be joined by NEIU graduate student Anja Claus, organizational coordinator of the Center for Humans and Nature, and by Trisha Steele, who has been an advocate of ecosystem restoration and a volunteer with Volo Bog and the Sierra Club Outings Group. We hope that a lively discussion will conclude the evening.
DATE: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
TIME: 7 – 9 pm
LOCATION: University Center of Lake County Lecture Hall
ADDRESS: 1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake, IL (near the corner of Washington and Lancer Lane)
TICKETS: Free, but click
to RSVP or call (847) 665-4000
University Center Student Receives CLC Alumni Association Scholarship
WIU Becomes 19th Member
Western Illinois University (WIU) became the nineteenth member of the University Center of Lake County in action taken by the Executive Committee of the Center’s Governing Board on April 27, 2011. WIU will offer doctoral and education specialist programs in educational leadership.
Administrative Professionals Luncheon on April 27th
Dr. Judith Wright will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon co-hosted by University Center and the Greater Lakes Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals on April 27th. In addition to the buffet and the keynote speech, the event will include a panel of local experts and a table-top exposition by a variety of local vendors.
Recent Articles about University Center
Free Financial Aid Workshops Planned to Help College-bound Students
to read the Lake County News-Sun
coverage of the county-wide FAFSA campaign.
University Center profiled as an educational institution serving the Latino community
Paying for College seminar
Tonia Baxter recently participated in a panel discussion on Paying for College, at a community seminar organized by U.S. Congressman Robert Dold (IL-10), held at Trinity International University. Read the coverage and see a photo of the event.
University Center of Lake County copes with a 66% funding cut
August 21, 2011
The impact of a big State budget cut is highlighted in this article from the Daily Herald
Despite challenges, University Center keeps growing
UC’s growth--despite a big State budget cut--is highlighted in this article from the Daily Herald