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  • Legislators Help Women Pursuing a Return to Education

    4/11/2019
    (Springfield) The Conference of Women Legislators (COWL), a bipartisan, bicameral, nonprofit organization of women legislators in the Illinois General Assembly, announce their 2019-2020 Scholarship Award Program. COWL created the scholarship program as part of its mission to promote economic independence, community service and leadership development.

  • Summer Registration is Underway at Prairie State College

    3/22/2019
    Students looking to start, continue or complete their degree or certificate - and 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 at Prairie State College (PSC) this summer.

  • Prairie State College Wind Ensemble to Present Concert

    3/19/2019
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Wind Ensemble will present its first concert of 2019 at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 25, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium in the PSC Conference Center, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • Prairie State College Annual High School Juried Art Exhibit Open Through April 3

    3/13/2019
    Artwork created by talented high school students from Community College District 515 will be on display at the 2019 Prairie State College (PSC) juried high school art exhibit, "Hypnotic." The exhibit is open March 11 through April 3, in the Christopher Art Gallery, located on PSC's main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • PSC Hosting Annual Spring Job Fair March 29

    3/11/2019
    Prairie State College (PSC) invites job seekers to attend the 2019 spring job fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 29, at the Franciscan Fitness Center, located at 100 197th Place in Chicago Heights.

  • Dana Trunnell Awarded Tenure at Prairie State College

    3/8/2019
    Prairie State College (PSC) announced at a recent Board of Trustees meeting that one faculty had met the college's expectations for tenure, including a commitment to student success, collaboration with their peers and dedication to the college's mission and core values.

  • PSC Connects Veterans and Families to Resources at March 7 Event

    2/15/2019
    The Student Veterans Center at Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a Veterans Resources Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 7, in the Prairie Center gym of the college's main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Top Jazz Artists Coming to PSC Stage Feb. 15

    2/7/2019
    "I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning."

  • Environmental "Impact" Exhibit on Display in the Christopher Art Gallery at PSC

    2/4/2019
    The Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College (PSC) presents "Impact," an exhibition of art that addresses the issue of the environmental impact of human's use and abuse of the earth. The exhibit will be on display in the gallery Feb. 4 through 28, 2019. An artists' reception is scheduled in the gallery from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 6. After the reception, there will be a "Chasing Coral" film viewing and discussion in the Proven IT Conference Room in the PSC Conference Center, located on the main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Senior Economist at Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Returns as Featured Speaker for PSC's 2019 Economic Forecast Breakfast

    2/1/2019
    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 Feb. 22, 2019.

  • Full Tuition scholarship opportunity offered to high school seniors in PSC district 515

    1/7/2019
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Board of Trustees Scholarship application is open to qualified high school seniors in community college district 515.

  • PSC Hosts Final 60th Anniversary Celebration, Recognizes Pillars of the Community

    11/29/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) welcomed the Village of Hazel Crest and the City of Country Club Hills to its final 60th Anniversary Community event to celebrate PSC's 60 years of educating the community. The college has held monthly celebrations throughout 2018 to recognize the villages and cities in PSC district 515, in an effort to bring community members on campus to learn more about the college and its offerings.

  • PSC Seeking Public Comment

    11/28/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is seeking comments about the college from the public, in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.

  • Villages of Richton Park and Park Forest are Special Guests to PSC Anniversary Celebration

    11/14/2018
    Throughout the year, Prairie State College has been celebrating its 60th Anniversary with open house-style events focusing on each of the villages that make up the college's district. During these events, the college has awarded Pioneer Pillar of the Community Awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to the college and the community it serves.

  • Jazz Ensemble Soloists Among Best at Skyway Jazz Festival

    11/7/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) students Clarence Rasheed of Olympia Fields and Thomas Konieczny of Homewood were chosen as top soloists during the Skyway Jazz Festival held at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Ill, on Saturday, Oct. 27. Rasheed and Konieczny were among the top 24 performers chosen for their outstanding performance.

  • Find What Fits at Prairie State College this Spring

    10/26/2018
    Open registration for the spring 2019 semester at Prairie State College (PSC) begins Monday, Oct. 29. A wide range of degree and certificate programs are offered to help start students on the path to success. During open registration, students will have the opportunity to enroll in credit and non-credit courses and explore their options to find a program that fits.

  • PSC Speech Team Brings Home Accolades from Tournament

    10/26/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) students recently participated in a speech tournament at Moraine Valley Community College. The team placed seventh overall, and several team members brought home individual awards.

  • Annual Halloween Family Fun Fest at Prairie State College Oct. 31

    10/15/2018
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Police Department will host its annual Halloween Family Fun Fest from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Prairie Center Gym, located on the PSC main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Open House at PSC Oct. 27

    10/11/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting an Open House for community members looking to begin or continue on the path to earning a college degree; start or change careers; pursue adult education, personal interest or continuing education courses; or learn about all the programs and services available at PSC.

  • Oct. 20 PSC 60th Anniversary Gala to Benefit Student Scholarships

    10/1/2018
    To celebrate Prairie State College's (PSC) 60th anniversary this year, the PSC Foundation is hosting its annual Gala at 6 p.m., Saturday, October 20, on the college's main campus, located at 202 South Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Three Awarded Tenure at Prairie State College

    9/27/2018
    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.

  • Fossil, Gem and Mineral Show returns to Prairie State College Oct. 20 and 21

    9/21/2018
    Exhibits featuring fossils, crystals, jewelry, and fluorescent stones will be on display for the two-day Fossil, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show on Saturday, Oct. 20, and Sunday, Oct. 21. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the Prairie Center Gym, located on the Prairie State College (PSC) main campus at 202 South Halsted in Chicago Heights.

  • Prairie State College Partners with Chicago Heights and Park Forest to Honor Vietnam Veterans

    7/13/2016
    Prairie State College (PSC) is honoring Vietnam veterans in November 2016, as a part of the nation's ongoing 50th Vietnam War Commemoration.

  • SOFTBALL NEWS: 20th-Ranked Pioneers Dispatch CLC in Quarterfinal Triumph

    9/7/2018
    CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. --- No matter how successful of a regular season that a team may have, postseason play is always a completely different animal.

  • Prairie State College Names New Director of Athletics

    9/5/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) recently named Christopher J. Kuchta director of athletics for the college. Kuchta has been serving as coordinator of Sports Information at PSC since 2010.

  • Touch-A-Truck Community Event at PSC Sept. 22

    Touch-A-Truck Community Event at PSC Sept. 22

    9/4/2018
    Prairie State College (PSC) and KLLM Driving Academy, Inc. are hosting a Touch-a-Truck community event on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the college's Transportation, Warehousing and Logistics Building, located at 191 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. The event will include a horn-free half hour from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

  • Safety Seat Check Community Event at PSC Sept. 5

    8/29/2018
    Proper use of a child safety seat can lower the risk of injury or death in most car crashes. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on the Prairie State College (PSC) campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, to teach parents and caregivers how to properly install a child safety seat and how to place the child into the seat properly to ensure their safety.

  • Prairie State College Announces New Student Trustee

    8/14/2018
    Benedict Shogunle, an international student at Prairie State College (PSC), recently was sworn in as the 2018 - 2019 student trustee on the college Board of Trustees.

  • Annual Photographer of the Year Exhibit Opens at PSC Aug. 21

    Annual Photographer of the Year Exhibit Opens at PSC Aug. 21

    8/6/2018
    "It took me a while to grasp the fact that there was a difference between simply taking photographs and actually creating them. Taking photographs is easy because all there is to it is pushing a button. But to actually create a photograph takes so much more," said Prairie State College (PSC) 2018 Photographer of the Year award winner Kacey Culbreth.

  • Opportunities for Musicians at Prairie State College

    Opportunities for Musicians at Prairie State College

    8/6/2018
    Fall 2018 registration is open at Prairie State College (PSC), and the schedule brings exciting opportunities for musicians to join one of the various ensembles the college offers during the semester.