Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees awards bid for Vandalia Art Gallery and recognizes February as CTE Month
The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting on Monday, January 23, 2023. Board members included Bill Hawley (Odin), Linda Stover (Centralia), Bryan Holthaus (Carlyle), Louis Kalert (Centralia), Laura Wedekemper (Shattuc), Jeff Brown (Greenville), and Alyssa Lurkins (Student Trustee). Jim Beasley (Centralia) was absent.
On Thursday, January 19, 2023, Kaskaskia College hosted several dignitaries in two separate, but very important visits. The Illinois Capital Development Board and United States Congressman Mike Bost (IL-12) toured the campus at separate times to review the recent renovations, hear about the latest developments, and learn of the College’s recent successes.
Kaskaskia College is one of three community colleges nationwide to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as a part of their Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges program for 2023. The grant, totaling $116,488, will fund the “Caring for the Dying/Caring for Us All: Death and the Meaning of Life in Healthcare” project under the direction of KC Professor of Philosophy Scott Crothers.
Kaskaskia College's Department of Workforce Development and Community Education is offering ten community education courses for February 2023.
Congratulations to the full- and part-time students on the Kaskaskia College President’s List for the fall 2022 semester!
Congratulations to the full- and part-time students on the Kaskaskia College Dean's List for the fall 2022 semester!
Kaskaskia College Foundation receives over $1.7 million donation from the Joe Pat Knight Charitable Remainder Unitrust
The Kaskaskia College Foundation received a bequest of $1,714,471.32 from the Joe Pat Knight Charitable Remainder Unitrust to benefit future awardees of the Joe P. Knight Endowed Scholarship and the Jane Knight Memorial Scholarship.
Kaskaskia College Agriculture Students receive accolades from fall Professional Agricultural Conference
Twenty-one Kaskaskia College agricultural students participated in the Illinois State Professional Agricultural Student (PAS) Fall Conference in October 2022 at Hancock Stadium on the Illinois State University campus.
Kaskaskia College’s Department of Workforce Development and Community Education is offering two community education courses for January 2023.
It is with deep regret that the college announces the passing of former Kaskaskia College President Dr. James C. Underwood. Dr. Underwood passed away at his home in Beaver Lake, Arkansas, on January 4th, 2023. To honor Dr. Underwood and his legacy, all Kaskaskia College flags will fly at half-mast this week.
Kaskaskia College will hold a Special Saturday Enrollment Day at the main campus, and all Education Centers on Saturday, January 7, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, for all new and continuing students needing help with admissions, advising, course registration, and financial aid for the spring semester. Courses for the spring 2023 semester begin on Monday, January 9, 2023.
Kaskaskia College Music Professor Lynda Marshall recently took three vocal music students to Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL, to compete in the National Association of Teachers Singing (NATS) Central Region Student Auditions.
Kaskaskia College Criminal Justice Program visits Centralia High School Criminal Justice Dual Credit Classes
On Thursday, December 15, 2022, the Kaskaskia College Criminal Justice Program Coordinator, Kenneth Ingersoll, conducted a de-escalation training with Centralia High School Criminal Justice Dual Credit students with the Milo Simulator. Dual credit students were involved in this computer-based scenario interactive tool by utilizing a belt with a computer-activated handgun and taser. Students could zero in with their weapons and then interact with several scenarios.
Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees approves new tier system for Career and Technical Education certificates and new coordinator position for the Aspirations in Manufacturing Program
The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting on Monday, December 19, 2022. Board members included Bill Hawley (Odin), Linda Stover (Centralia), Jim Beasley (Centralia), Bryan Holthaus (Carlyle), Louis Kalert (Centralia), Laura Wedekemper (Shattuc), Jeff Brown (Greenville), and Alyssa Lurkins (Student Trustee).
The Kaskaskia College Foundation held its 3rd annual Winter Gala on Saturday, December 10, 2022, raising more than $70,000 to support scholarships and college programs, like the KC Now program. This year's event, with a "KC Royale" casino theme, returned after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic and was hosted at the Aviston American Legion in Aviston, IL.