IL High High robotics State Champs
Academics | Events
Published 02/15/2020

ECC hosts high school robotics championship competition Feb. 23, public welcome

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®) Illinois Robotics will hold 2020 Illinois FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Tournament at Elgin Community College on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22. The tournament will take place in Building J, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Friday night is for setup and judges’ inspections from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday begins the tournament rounds, with the finals set for Saturday afternoon.

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Humanities Center
Published 02/14/2020

Civil rights foot soldier brings his story to ECC on Feb. 18

In honor of Black History Month, the Elgin Community College Humanities Center Speaker Series will welcome Thomas Armstrong, a veteran of the early 1960s civil rights movement in the south, to campus on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. in the Spartan Auditorium, Building G, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin. This event is free and open to the public.

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Writers Center
Published 02/13/2020

Chelsea Biondolillo joins ECC Writers Center Reading Series event February 27

Elgin Community College welcomes Chelsea Biondolillo as the first featured guest of the spring 2020 Writers Center Reading Series on Thursday, Feb. 27. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the ECC Arts Center, Building H, Room H142, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

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Published 02/13/2020

ECC partners with NIU to give accounting students head start on internships

In March, Northern Illinois University will offer its Accounting 370: Accounting Career Planning Seminar class onsite at Elgin Community College.

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Published 02/11/2020

STEAM classes offered through ECC’s summer Kids’ College

Kids’ College runs Monday through Thursday from June 15 through July 23 in half-day sessions that last four days. All classes are held at Elgin Community College’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

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Published 02/10/2020

Two ECC basketball players reach 1,000 career points within weeks of each other

On Saturday, Feb. 1, Mariel Franco became the second ECC basketball player to reach 1,000 career points this year. Men’s basketball player Kelvin Cortez-Harvey achieved this same feat just a few weeks prior.

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Arts Center
Published 02/08/2020

ECC Musical Theatre presents Kiss Me, Kate

Elgin Community College Musical Theatre will present its production of the classic 1940s Broadway musical “Kiss Me, Kate” Friday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Mar. 1.

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Published 02/05/2020

Community invited to The Long Red Line event at ECC on Feb. 12

Elgin Community College will host One Billion Rising: The Long Red Line, a community effort to support the global movement to end rape, violence and all forms of interpersonal violence, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Jobe Lounge, Building B, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. This event is free and open to the public.

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Arts Center
Published 01/31/2020

Banjo duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn play the ECC Arts Center on Feb. 6

Acclaimed banjo duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, called “the king and queen of the banjo” by Paste Magazine, will perform on centerstage the ECC Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 6., at 7:30 p.m.

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Published 01/24/2020

Public Health Message for the ECC Community

Recent news stories relating to a new strain of coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, may be causing you concern. At this time, the Kane County Health Department (KCDH) is reporting no confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus in Kane County.

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Published 01/21/2020

Gigi Coleman's one-woman show on the life of great aunt Bessie Coleman kicks-off ECC's Black History Month on Feb. 7

Elgin Community College's celebration of Black History Month kicks off on Friday, Feb. 7, with a performance by Gigi Coleman, the great-niece of Bessie Coleman, the first black female pilot in the U.S. The breakfast event begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Building E Dining Room at the college, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Arts Center
Published 01/16/2020

American Grands turns 25 on Jan. 25 at the ECC Arts Center

Over 460 pianists of all ages and skill levels will celebrate the silver anniversary of a beloved annual music event during American Grands 25 on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Elgin Community College Arts Center. Performances will be held at 1, 4, and 7 p.m. in the Arts Center’s Blizzard Theatre, located in Building H on ECC’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

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Academics | Student Resources
Published 01/14/2020

ECC students can spend their summer in Italy

Elgin Community College, in partnership with Centro Studi Italiani, is proud to offer a new, faculty-led summer study abroad program in Urbania, Italy. The program provides students an immersive experience to learn the Italian language and culture. The four-week program runs from May 17 to June 14, 2020.

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Academics | Achievements
Published 01/08/2020

Fall 2019 Academic Scholars

Together, the President of ECC and the Assistant Vice President of Student Services and Development/Dean of Students recognizes the level of high academic scholarship demonstrated by 3,131 students during the Fall 2019 semester. This recognition will appear on a student's grade report and on a student's transcript.

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Published 01/02/2020

The Long Red Line now accepting submissions for Juried Art Exhibit

The Long Red Line is Elgin’s expression of One Billion Rising, a global movement of women and their allies rising to end rape, violence, interpersonal domination and oppression against women. To further raise awareness and honor survivors and community support, The Long Red Line is offering an art exhibit from April 1-30, 2020. ECC students, staff, and community members are invited to submit their artwork for the exhibit. Artwork must embody the mission and theme of The Long Red Line.