Thursday, April 4, 2013
Job seekers in the Prairie State College district have an opportunity to meet more than 20 companies and armed services. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register for the event and dress in business attire.
College students and job seekers in the Prairie State College district, opportunity is knocking. On April 16 the college will host its bi-annual Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the college's Conference Center. The fair currently features 24 companies and armed forces offering attendees opportunities for employment. The companies and armed forces are offering full- and part-time positions during the fair. Attendees of the fair are encouraged to dress in business attire and bring plenty of resumes for potential employers. Those planning to attend should preregister here. For more information about the Job Fair, potential attendees should contact, Tanya Norfleet, (708) 709-3755, Ramien Manson, (708) 709-3922, or Tamika Manson, (708) 709-…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A Patch investigation reveals that a controversial political maneuver cost Prairie State College Wendell Mosby over $1,200 in travel reimbursements.
Documents released by Prairie State College reveal just how hard Trustee Wendell Mosby was hit when the board stripped him of his travel reimbursement privileges earlier this month. The board made the move after Mosby walked out of the Oct. 30 meeting just before it came time to vote on a nepotism policy he disagreed with. The walk-out removed the quorum—preventing the board from making a decision on the policy. Read: Prairie State Board Censures Trustee After Strategic Walk-Out Patch requested an itemized list of each travel expense reimbursement given to each sitting Prairie State College trustee between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 13, 2012. A "travel expense" is defined as transportation costs of in- or out-of-state trips, along with lodging…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Is it OK to hire your stepdad and then pass a nepotism policy? What about handing over nearly one million dollars without talking to those who might be affected by it later? These issues and more on this week's Patch Talk.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Wendell Mosby has been temporarily stripped of his travel reimbursement privileges after he walked out of a board meeting and took the quorum with him.
Prairie State College Trustee Wendell Mosby will be traveling on his own dime, at least until he gets his boardroom behavior under control. The trustee was censured at the board's Dec. 4 meeting, losing his travel reimbursement privileges indefinitely, according to fellow trustee Marc A. Wiley Sr. The punishment came as a result of Mosby strategically walking out of a meeting. At the Oct. 30 public board meeting, Mosby was one of only four board members to show up out of the seven. When a board policy on nepotism in employment came up for discussion and vote, Mosby voiced his disapproval, according to the minutes. He said the board was enacting the policy to retaliate against the Prairie State staff for opposing the hiring of Chair …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
John Murphy joins Prairie State after serving 31 years on the Chicago Heights Police Department, most recently as administrative commander.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
A garden on the roof. A job training center. Adult Basic Education primer class. These are just some of the ideas Habitat has for those Joe Orr Road properties.
Remember when Chicago Heights Patch posted a photo of the old Ace Hardware and asked readers what should go there? Well, Habitat for Humanity is working on its own idea for the place. While many have suggested the city populate the strip mall, located in the 100 block of Joe Orr Road, with retailers and restaurants, Habitat Executive Director David Tracy and Development Director Melvin Thompson have something a little more creative in mind. “Our dream is for that to become a community center," Tracy said. With Habitat's ReStore being the only current occupant of the strip mall, Tracy said he envisions the community center taking up all of the space surrounding his store. Thompson elaborated on what each space would become, should Habitat…
Friday, July 27, 2012
The president of Prairie State says the new administrator "clearly demonstrated the qualifications necessary to successfully fill the role."
Friday, July 27, 2012
Prairie State College recently named Gregory A. Thomas vice president of student affairs and dean of students. In that role, he is the chief student services and student life officer of the college. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, Thomas will provide executive leadership, strategic planning, administrative direction, operational, fiscal, and human resource management, as well as evaluation in the areas of enrollment services, financial aid, counseling and advising, student recruitment, student life and student recognition, veterans’ affairs, child care services, diversity programs, and physical education and athletics. Dr. Eric Radtke, president of PSC says Thomas clearly demonstrated the qualifications necessary to successfully …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Children can learn about engineering, music and even how to build a computer at this year's series of kid's classes.
Your second grader could build a computer this summer. That's one of the programs Prairie State College is offering through its annual Kids at College' summer program, which kicks off next week. Take a look at the event listing for information from Prairie State College. Some of the classes being offered include Junior Engineering, Collision Cars and Battling Machines, and Vehicle Engineering, as well as Study Skills, Children’s Choral Camp, and Writing Music, according to a press release from Prairie State. The classes range in price, from $50 to $129, and some start as June 18. Prairie State has provided a complete listing of the courses being offered, as well as dates, times, and costs. For more information about Kids at College, call (…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Mary Reaves' address to May 2012 graduates was her last with the college.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Check out three intriguing events taking place in Chicago Heights this week.
The Prairie State College (PSC) Foundation is presenting “Location Impulsion,” from June 4 through July 26, at the Christopher Art Gallery, located on the PSC main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. The work of artists Bonnie Peterson, Nina Weiss, and Michael X. Ryan will be highlighted during the exhibition, which features their works that are created directly in response to location. Visit the event listing to learn more about "Location Impulsion" at Prairie State College. See a free movie every Wednesday at the Chicago Heights Public Library. Every month will have it's own theme and you are free to bring in your own snack to enjoy during the show. The themes this summer include: To learn more about the Wednesday Movie …