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  • Prairie State College to Host Earth Day Celebration for Kids on May 12

    Prairie State College to Host Earth Day Celebration for Kids on May 12

    4/23/2018
    In recognition of Earth Day 2018, Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a free community event designed for children ages four to 13. The Saturday, May 12 event is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. at the college's Matteson Area Center (MAC), located at 4821 Southwick Dr. in Matteson.

  • PSC Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

    PSC Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

    4/20/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) recently was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

  • PSC Panel Celebrates Women's History Month

    PSC Panel Celebrates Women's History Month

    4/17/2018
    Celebrating Women's History Month, Prairie State College (PSC) hosted a panel of distinguished alumni and faculty of the college who shared their experiences as professional women in the workforce.

  • Colombia is Featured Country in PSC International Committee Annual Event

    4/13/2018
    José Luis Magán, registered landscape architect and principal with Accent Urban Design in Homewood, Ill., was the guest speaker for the 2018 International Tea (and Coffee) at Prairie State College. He presented, "Colombia: Land of Enchantment."

  • Registration is Open for PSC's Kids@College Summer Program

    Registration is Open for PSC's Kids@College Summer Program

    4/6/2018
    Are you looking for fun activities to keep your kids busy this summer? Let learning and fun continue year round at Prairie State College (PSC). The Kids@College Summer Program at PSC is designed to enhance the problem solving skills of children ages 5 through 10. Participants will use fun, hands-on, iSTEAM based activities that encourage creativity in the areas of inventions, science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

  • PSC to Unveil New ProvenIT Conference Room on April 12

    4/2/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is unveiling the ProvenIT Conference Room during a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in the Conference Center at the college, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. Thanks to a generous donation to the PSC Foundation from ProvenIT, the room is getting a new and improved look for the tens of thousands of visitors using the college's facilities for events each year.

  • Summer Registration Open at Prairie State College - New Five-Week Sessions Available

    4/2/2018
    Summer registration is now open at Prairie State College (PSC). Students looking to start, continue or complete their degree or certificate, or for those who want to get ahead or take classes to enhance their skills, can now register for five- or eight- week credit sessions or select from a number of non-credit courses this summer.

  • PSC Workshop on Sexual Harassment Supports #MeToo and #Time'sUp Movements

    PSC Workshop on Sexual Harassment Supports #MeToo and #Time'sUp Movements

    4/2/2018
    Sexual harassment and discrimination prevention in the workplace has been on the training delivery agenda of many employers for years. Supporting the efforts of #MeToo and #Time'sUp movements, Prairie State College (PSC), in collaboration with Favaro & Gorman, Ltd., an employment law firm in Chicago, is presenting "It's a New Day," a highly informative workshop designed to equip participants with the ability to identify sexual harassment and understand reporting responsibilities and rights, as well as assist in establishing the basis for creating a worry-free working environment.

  • PSC's Economic Forecast Breakfast Features Senior Economist at Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

    3/28/2018
    William A. Strauss, senior economist and economic advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will be the featured speaker at the Prairie State College (PSC) Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, scheduled on April 20, 2018.

  • New at Prairie State College: Transfer Admission Guarantee Program in Partnership with UIC

    3/26/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is participating in the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program, offered in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). This initiative offers a guaranteed transfer pathway to several UIC bachelor's degree programs.

  • PSC Speech Team Headed to Regional Competition After Semester of Successes

    PSC Speech Team Headed to Regional Competition After Semester of Successes

    3/22/2018
    The Prairie State College Speech Team has had a number of successes during the spring 2018 tournament season. Here is a wrap-up of their competition results as they head into the regional competition this coming weekend.

  • Women Veterans Featured During Women's History Month Events at PSC

    3/14/2018
    The Prairie State College Student Veterans Center is hosting two events during the month of March, in recognition of Women's History Month.

  • Women's History Month Celebrated with Distinguished Panel at PSC March 28

    3/14/2018
    Celebrating Women's History Month, Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a panel of distinguished alumni and faculty of the college who will share their experiences as professional women in the workforce. The program is free and open to the public, and will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium on the college's main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Union Trades Career Information Fair to be Hosted at PSC April 17

    Union Trades Career Information Fair to be Hosted at PSC April 17

    3/14/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a Union Trades Career Information Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, in the Atrium of the college's main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. Parking for attendees is available in lot D on the south west corner of Vollmer Rd. and Halsted St.

  • Three Receive Tenure at Prairie State College

    3/7/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) announced at a recent Board of Trustees meeting that three faculty members had met the college's expectations for tenure, including commitment to student success, collaboration with their peers and dedication to the college's mission and core values.

  • 'Pioneer Pillar' Award Presented to Glenwood Senior Director JoAnne Alexander

    3/7/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) recently honored JoAnne Alexander (second from left), senior director of the Village of Glenwood with a "Pioneer Pillar of the Community" award, recognizing her for her contributions to PSC and the community we serve. Dr. Terri L. Winfree (third from left), PSC president presented the award. Alexander was joined and congratulated by Ron Gardiner (left), mayor of Glenwood, and Jim Garrett (right) CEO of the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Veterans Service Fair at PSC March 7

    3/1/2018
    The Student Veterans Center at Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a Veterans Services Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, in the Prairie Center gym of the college's main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Annual Networking Event for Men of Color at PSC March 22

    2/28/2018
    The Male Success Initiative (MSI) program at Prairie State College (PSC) will host its 12th annual "Ties That Bind" event from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018, in the PSC Conference Center on the main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • PSC Inducts 60 New Members into PTK Honor Society

    2/28/2018
    Sixty Prairie State College (PSC) students accepted the fall 2017 invitation to join the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK). To receive an invitation to join, students must have demonstrated high academic achievement and commitment to uphold PTK's four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship.

  • More than 60 In- and Out-of-State Colleges and Universities to Attend Upcoming Transfer Fair at PSC

    2/23/2018
    Students planning to transfer to a public or private college or university will have the opportunity to engage with institutions at the upcoming Transfer Fair at Prairie State College (PSC), The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2018, and will be held in the atrium of the main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • PSC Student Veterans Center Presenting Panel Discussion on Issues Facing Returning Service Members and Veterans

    2/14/2018
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Student Veterans Center is presenting "A War of Conscience: The Internal Fight of Moral Injury," from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium on the college's main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Prairie State College Announces Fall 2017 Dean's List

    2/14/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) recognizes the academic accomplishments of students each year by awarding them a place on the PSC Dean's List. To be named to the Dean's List, students must have a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or better, have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at PSC during the spring semester, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

  • Prairie State College Announces Fall 2017 Part-Time Honor Students

    2/14/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) has announced the Part-Time Honors List of students for the fall 2017 semester. To be named to the list, a part-time student must be "in good standing" and have earned a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or better on a 4.0 scale, maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, and completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at PSC.

  • PSC Student Selected to Visit NASA This February

    2/14/2018
    On Feb. 13, Bill Michael Beverly will join a handful of engineers from throughout the United States at the NASA Space Center Houston in Texas, as the agency begins its search for the next generation of American scientists, engineers and mathematicians who will lay the groundwork for our country's ambitious goal of a manned mission to Mars in the near future. He is one of 171 community college students nationwide be chosen as a NASA Community College Aerospace scholar.

  • Existing Media Transformed into Creative Works Featured at PSC Gallery Exhibition

    Existing Media Transformed into Creative Works Featured at  PSC Gallery Exhibition

    2/12/2018
    The Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College (PSC) is presenting "Altered," a new exhibition featuring works by artists Rose Camastro-Pritchett, Javier Chavira, Kate Ingold and Katsy Johnson. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 12 through March 15, 2018 in the gallery, located on the PSC main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. An artists' reception is scheduled from noon to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15.

  • PSC Community Residents and Businesses Invited to Attend Celebration of PSC's 60th Anniversary

    PSC Community Residents and Businesses Invited to Attend Celebration of PSC's 60th Anniversary

    2/9/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is welcoming members of each of the communities of the college's district to campus for an evening of networking, fun, and a chance to learn more about PSC, as part of the college's 60th anniversary celebrations in 2018. The celebrations are scheduled once per month, and will be held outside the Christopher Art Gallery on the college's main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Engineering Conflict is Topic of Feb. 27 Black History Month Event at PSC

    Engineering Conflict is Topic of Feb. 27 Black History Month Event at PSC

    2/6/2018
    In recognition of Black History Month, Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a special guest speaker, Dr. David Stovall of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), who will present "Engineering Conflict: Distractions, Conflict and the Future of Black Life," from noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018.

  • PSC Celebrating 30 Years of Jazz Festival in 2018

    PSC Celebrating 30 Years of Jazz Festival in 2018

    1/25/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is celebrating its 30th Annual Jazz Fest in 2018. Some of the nation's top jazz artists will perform during the special concert event at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium in the Conference Center of the PSC main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Chicago Heights Community Invited to Attend Celebration of PSC's

    Chicago Heights Community Invited to Attend Celebration of PSC's

    1/9/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is welcoming members of the Chicago Heights community to campus for an evening of networking, fun, and a chance to learn more about PSC, as part of the college's 60th anniversary celebrations in 2018.

  • It's Not Too Late to Register for Spring Courses at PSC

    1/5/2018
    Start or continue earning your degree or certificate at Prairie State College (PSC) this spring. In addition to credit courses, PSC offers a variety of non-credit courses, including career training programs, personal and professional development courses and adult education options.