Business Institute Introduces New Online Course: Certificate in Stress Management

Highland Community College Business Institute has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses.  Highland Community College Business Institute has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses and is pleased to announce the launch of a new Certificate in Stress Management.

Participants in this course will explore the physiological, social, and psychological impacts of stress and study modalities to get stress under control. They’ll examine the relationship between stress and health, nutrition, and physical activity; discover how stress can develop in the workplace; and much more.

This course is part of Highland Community College Business Institute’s growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. The courses are entirely web-based with comprehensive lessons. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

To learn more, call Highland Community College Business Institute at 815.291.6981 or visit them online at www.ed2go.com/highland

 

 

Business Institute Introduces New Online Course: Certificate in Stress Management

Highland Community College Business Institute has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses.  Highland Community College Business Institute has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses and is pleased to announce the launch of a new Certificate in Stress Management.

Participants in this course will explore the physiological, social, and psychological impacts of stress and study modalities to get stress under control. They’ll examine the relationship between stress and health, nutrition, and physical activity; discover how stress can develop in the workplace; and much more.

This course is part of Highland Community College Business Institute’s growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. The courses are entirely web-based with comprehensive lessons. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

To learn more, call Highland Community College Business Institute at 815.291.6981 or visit them online at www.ed2go.com/highland

 

New Grant Process for Non-Profits
Could Help Ogle County Youth

The Mill Foundation, a local not-for-profit organization that provides funding to other non-profits dedicated to helping Rockford-area youth, has adopted an annual grant cycle. Previously a semi-annual process, the annual deadline to apply is now April 1. The 2014 deadline has been extended to May 1 to allow local organizations to become aware of the change.

"The board made the decision to move to an annual grant cycle to streamline the overall grant process," stated Lori Diaz, Chairman of the Mill Foundation. "The pool of money available annually will remain the same and agencies that receive grants will no longer need to wait 18 months to apply for additional funding. Applications will be accepted each year. We hope this extension of the deadline will help increase the number of applications."

Grants are usually made for one year only; but under certain circumstances, a multi-year commitment may be considered. Organizations awarded a grant previously may now apply         on an annual basis. Non-profit organizations dedicated to helping Rockford-area youth in Ogle, Winnebago, Boone, and, Stephenson counties are encouraged to apply.

Since October 2008, the Mill Foundation has awarded more than $639,000 in grants to 55 different area non-profits. In October, the most recent grant winners were announced during a news conference. Four local not for profit organizations were awarded $49,500 in grants. This was the tenth grant cycle for the Mill Foundation.

For more detailed information about the Mill Foundation and the grant application process you can go to www.TheMillFoundation.org

OHS Can Drive Kicks Off April 23rd

Oregon High School freshman will soon be on the march, collecting canned goods and paper products for their annual "can drive", Wednesday, April 23rd. All items collected will delivered to local food pantries to help the hungry.

Anyone wanting to donate to the can drive can leave donations outside their front door on Wednesday, April 23rd, and they will be collected between 8-11 a.m. Canned goods, monetary donations or paper products (paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, plates, etc.) will all be accepted.

In Oregon, students will be collecting from anyone west of the Rock River, east of 10th Street, north of Pines/Hill Street, and south of Fairground Circle. In Mt. Morris, anyone west of Hannah St., the east side of 64, south of Sunset Lane and north of Weller Drive (Dillehey Park) will have their donations picked up. Those who would like to donate to the can drive but who live outside the above areas can do so by dropping off their donations at any of the Oregon School District schools.      

The freshman can drive is part of Freshman Service Day, where Oregon High School Freshman participate in 8 different community projects all across the Oregon Community.  For more information about the can drive please contact Kim Radostits at (815) 732-6241, ext: 1207

 

 

 

HCC presents Spring Band and Youth Choir Concert

On Thursday, May 1, the Spring Band Concert with the HCC Concert Band and the Youth Choir will perform their spring instrumental and vocal concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center located on the Highland Campus.

Directed by Scott Stich, the Highland Concert Band will play an eclectic array of music, such as newer pieces called “Steel,” by Randall Standridge; “Night on Fire” by John Mackey and “Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon” by Percy Grainger. The band will close the concert with “Stars and Stripes Forever,” by John Philip Sousa.

Stich said a pivotal piece of the concert will be the first movement of the Gordon Jacob, “Concerto for Bassoon,” with guest artist Emily Stich as the bassoon soloist.

Emily Stich, the bassoon soloist, is a student at Illinois Wesleyan University and the 2013 IWU Wind Ensemble Concerto winner and the 2014 IWU Henry Charles Concerto Aria winner.

Also performing for the evening concert is the Youth Choir, under the direction of Dagny Brandt. This performance is called “Jazz, A Swingin’ Celebration.” The Youth Choir is presenting different styles of jazz music, with small groups as soloists.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Earn Certificate in Stress Management

Business Institute Introduces New Online Course: Certificate in Stress Management Highland Community College Business Institute has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses.  Highland Community College...

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Certificate in Stress Management

Business Institute Introduces New Online Course: Certificate in Stress Management Highland Community College Business Institute has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses.  Highland Community College...

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OHS Can Drive Kick Off 2014

OHS Can Drive Kicks Off April 23rd Oregon High School freshman will soon be on the march, collecting canned goods and paper products for their annual "can drive", Wednesday, April 23rd....

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New Grant Process for Non-Profits

New Grant Process for Non-ProfitsCould Help Ogle County Youth The Mill Foundation, a local not-for-profit organization that provides funding to other non-profits dedicated to helping Rockford-area youth, has adopted an annual...

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HCC presents Spring Concert

HCC presents Spring Band and Youth Choir Concert On Thursday, May 1, the Spring Band Concert with the HCC Concert Band and the Youth Choir will perform their spring instrumental and...

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