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Mar 10th, 2023
OCC Theater's 'Cinderella' Opens March 24
OLNEY, IL – Olney Central College Theater will present the musical Cinderella at the Dr. John D. Stull Performing Arts Center, opening on March 24. Cinderella resides under the cruelty of her wicked stepmother and her evil stepsisters until her Fairy Godmother steps in to change her life for one unforgettable night. At the ball, she falls for a handsome prince whose parents are anxious for him to find a suitable wife.
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Mar 7th, 2023
Tuition-Free Summer Classes Available
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (IECC) is proud to announce a “pay no-tuition” for students who enroll in specific summer courses. This applies to all IECC schools, including Wabash Valley College, Lincoln Trail College, Frontier Community College, and Olney Central College.
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Feb 16th, 2023
8-Week Mid-Semester Classes Start March 13
Olney Central College is offering several 8-week mid-semester classes starting March 13. Mid-semester courses are ideal for students who may have dropped a course this spring or for those who need an additional class to graduate. In-Person classes include: BUS 1101 Introduction to Business, noon to 12:50 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday MTH 1103 Liberal Arts Math, 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday Online courses available include: ACC 1203 QuickBooks II ENG 1101 Introduction to Composition
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Feb 8th, 2023
History's Greatest Mysteries Episode Featuring OCC Professor to Air February 13
An episode of History’s Greatest Mysteries featuring Olney Central College Professor David Denton will air on The History Channel at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central on Monday, February 13. The episode will explore President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, with Denton sharing insights and discoveries he has made through his extensive research into Kennedy’s death.
Jan 19th, 2023
OCC Fall 2022 Academic Honors Announced
OLNEY, Ill. — Outstanding students at Olney Central College have received academic honors for the Fall 2022 Semester. Students named to the Chancellor’s List have attained a grade point average of 3.90 or higher, on a 4.0 scale. Those on the President’s List have achieved a grade point average between 3.75 and 3.89, while those students named to the Dean’s List have earned a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.74. Chancellor’s List: Albion: Hannah Moore, Diane Marie Ochate and Kade St. Ledger Bone Gap: Taylor Bogue
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Jan 12th, 2023
Apply Now to Become an OCC Student Ambassador
Olney Central College is looking for students to promote OCC, assist with recruiting and engage in campus events through its new Student Ambassadors program. Both current and incoming students can apply by downloading the application on the OCC scholarship page at Applications will be accepted through March 3. Three ambassadors will be selected for the 2023-2024 academic year, with each receiving a one-year full-tuition scholarship.
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Dec 19th, 2022
OCC's Phi Theta Kappa Inducts New Members
Olney Central College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter held its new member induction ceremony on December 6. Students inducted into the Alpha Theta Eta Chapter of the honor society include: Kevin Hyder of Cisne, Madison Cherry of Cowden, Sara Roark of Dundas, Maxwell Puckett of Fairfield, Jayden Weidner of Ingraham, Chantel Welker of Mt. Carmel, Casey Stallard of Noble, Maggie Payne of Sumner, Stephanie Brinson of Willow Hill, and Tyrus Johnson of Denton, Texas.
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Dec 16th, 2022
OCC Community Band Rehearsals Begin January 10
The Olney Central College Community Band will begin its 18th season this spring. “This is a great opportunity for people who enjoy playing music to get together and support each other while having fun at the same time,” said OCC Director of Bands Wade Baker. “I definitely want anyone high school age and up that is interested to come and be a part of the OCC music family.” The OCC Community Band will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 216 of Wattleworth Hall, beginning Jan. 10. The group will present its annual concert in May.
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Dec 13th, 2022
Painting & Ceramics Classes Begin January 9
Local artist Mari Yamato will be teaching spring semester introductory painting and ceramics courses at Olney Central College. Students in the painting class will explore and work in several mediums including acrylic, oil, watercolor, and gouache — an opaque version of watercolor. They also will study art styles such as abstract, realism, and impressionism.
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Dec 13th, 2022
OCC Concert Band Invited to Audition for Festival at Symphony Center in Chicago
The Olney Central College Concert Band has been invited to audition for the Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center in Chicago. OCC Director of Bands Wade Baker is compiling submission materials which include video from last month’s Fall Concert and audio from the concert and community bands’ combined performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2019. He expects to learn next month if OCC will be among the four bands selected to participate in the March 24-25 event.