A Conversation with Faculty Award Winner Professor Timothy Kaar

Gwen Sihanath, Staff Writer
October 2, 2021

Professor Timothy Kaar is a professor of videography, cinema studies, and graphic design. After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a Masters of Fine Arts in Art, he shifted from fine arts to graphic design, specifically for the internet. Like many in the internet profession in the nineties, he taught himself and became a web designer. Professor Kaar began teaching about the internet...

The Vaccine Mandate: What to Expect

Ava Pollock, Staff Writer
September 17, 2021

Acting on Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Aug. 26 executive order, Elgin Community College is requiring that that all students, faculty, administrators and staff get the COVID-19 vaccination or submit weekly COVID tests. For those who choose to get vaccinated, Sept. 19 was the deadline to receive the first of a two-dose vaccine or a single-dose vaccine, according to an all-campus ECC email. This...

ECC forensic team student wins national title

Observer staff
April 13, 2021

Lukas Munoz, Observer managing editor and member of the ECC Forensic Team, won a national championship over the week-long tournament held April 4-10. He won a gold medal (1st place) for Informative Speaking. Munoz also won a silver medal (2nd place) for Extemporaneous Speaking. The Phi Rho Pi National Speech and Debate Tournament was held virtually this year. Other ECC Forensic Team members Damaris...

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The Spartans mens golf team competed at the Judson University Invitational at Randall Oaks Golf Club on Sept. 27.
Spartans competes at Judson University Invite
Dom Di Palermo , Staff Photographer • October 2, 2021

Womens soccer wins 1-0 against Prairie State College
Women's soccer wins 1-0 against Prairie State College
Dom Di Palermo , Editor of photography and social media • October 2, 2021

A chemistry lab meets in person on Sept. 15. Several courses are offering some in-person instruction this fall.
Students are back on campus
September 17, 2021
Gearing up for a sense of community at community college
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