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Jul 13th, 2020
Wabash Valley
Former WVC professor, Dr. Patricia Owens, quoted in new publication about Yellowstone
When retired Yellowstone historian Lee Whittlesey told his longtime friend Dr. Patricia Owens, a former Wabash Valley College professor, that he wanted to use her work in a book project he had been working on, she was surprised. As a way to stay connected, Mr. Whittlesey and Dr. Owens often exchanged works they had published throughout the years.
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Jul 13th, 2020
Wabash Valley
Student recipients named for WVC TRIO Student Support Services Participation Grant
Each year, the IECC TRIO Student Support Services program awards the Student Support Services Participation Grant to eligible students. For students to receive said grant, they must fulfill several requirements. The students must attend the “Learning to Succeed” seminars which are held two days at the beginning of each academic year. The seminars are comprised of several sessions each day giving the students valuable information to help them be successful during the school year.
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Jul 13th, 2020
Wabash Valley
Fairfield team takes top spot in WVC high school bass invitational
A Fairfield team won the title at the first annual high school bass invitational, sponsored by the new Wabash Valley College bass fishing team, held on Saturday, June 20, at East Fork Lake in Olney. Anglers Austin Holtgrave and Nate Kiefer topped the scales at 13.94 pounds for their maximum-allowed catch of five bass. They elected to share the individual honor for the single biggest catch of the day, weighing in at 4.25 pounds.
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Jul 13th, 2020
Wabash Valley
WVC’s Shalenko Steps Down as Lady Warriors Coach
Wabash Valley College Athletic Director Mike Carpenter announced the resignation of WVC women’s basketball Head Coach Lacey Shalenko on Wednesday morning. Shalenko is pursuing a position in Florida.   Shalenko was the head coach of the Lady Warriors for just one season and guided WVC to a 30-2 record and a perfect 18-0 GRAC record. The 2020 Lady Warriors won the Region 24 women’s basketball championship and advanced to the NJCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
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Jul 9th, 2020
Olney Central
OCC Beginning Quilting Class Starts Aug. 25
Olney Central College will offer a beginning machine piecing/quilting class starting Aug. 25. During the eight-week course, students will learn step-by-step how to create their own quilts using the beautiful Tradewinds and Addison’s Star patterns. The non-credit class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 201 with instructor Laurie Rist. The cost is $100. To register or for more information, contact OCC Student Services at 618-395-7777.
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Jul 1st, 2020
Lincoln Trail
LTC Donates GED Books to Crawford County Jail
The GED program at Lincoln Trail College donated books to the Crawford County Jail to help inmates prepare to earn a GED. “There’s a significant positive impact on the community when someone earns their high school equivalency,” says LTC Academic Success Center Director Rena Gower. “The donation of these books will help give inmates without a high school diploma a chance to start preparing to earn a GED.”
Cyndi Boyce
Jun 30th, 2020
Lincoln Trail
Boyce Elected As Chair of IBHE Community College Caucus
Lincoln Trail College Assistant Professor of History Cyndi Boyce has been elected as the Chair of the Community College Caucus of the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s Faculty Advisory Council. 
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Jun 30th, 2020
Olney Central
COVID-19 Emergency Fund Application Available
COVID-19 Emergency Fund Application The Olney Central College Foundation has partnered with the Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Board of Higher Education, and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to provide funding for students in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Jun 29th, 2020
Olney Central
Casey Wyllie Named Interim Men's Basketball Coach
Olney Central College has named Casey Wyllie as interim Men’s Basketball Coach following the departure of Mike Burris, who accepted an assistant’s position at the University of Indianapolis. “I’m really excited for this opportunity,” Wyllie said. “It has always been a goal of mine to become a head coach one day. We have a great group of guys coming back and I am excited to build on the foundation Coach Burris has laid over the last 15 years.” Wyllie is looking forward to the upcoming season as he has eight returning players from last year’s 24-win campaign.
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Jun 16th, 2020
Wabash Valley
WVC Summer Enrollment Up Nearly 20 Percent
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Wabash Valley College’s summer enrollment numbers are up nearly 20 percent! As the summer semester reaches the halfway mark, WVC anticipates this upward trend in enrollment to continue into the fall semester. Assistant Dean of Student Services Steve Patberg reported the increased enrollment was most notable in the math, science and communications classes.