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Heartland Alum Helps Other Vets Find Healing In Art

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News | 0 comments

Heartland Alum Helps Other Vets Find Healing In Art

Heartland Alum, Richard Casper, is the focus of a TIME documentary titled “A Way to Talk About It, A Veteran Finds Healing In Art – And Then Helps Others.” Michael “Mac” McAvoy was Casper’s Drawing I instructor in 2008 and reflects on his relationship with Casper.   “I met Richard when he took my Drawing I class in the Spring of 2008.  On the first day of class, he stayed after to tell me about his experience in Iraq and his traumatic brain injury.  He also told me he was skeptical of his chances...

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A Poe Boy From a Poe Family

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Entertainment, Heartland News | 0 comments

A Poe Boy From a Poe Family

Many people know Edgar Allan Poe for his dark and at times creepy short stories and novels. He is perhaps most famous for his works The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Fall of the House of Usher, but many do not know that Poe invented the modern murder mystery as we know it today when he wrote The Murders in the Rue Morgue. This was one of the first novels that showed the logical use of deduction to solve a murder in a novel this was groundbreaking at the time. Poe then wrote a sequel to it, The Mystery of Marie Roget, which was based on a...

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The Allure of Libraries

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News | 0 comments

The Allure of Libraries

For those who love to read, the library is a magical land filled with shelves of alternate universes just waiting to be explored. However, the library, for those who dislike reading or are unsure of what they’re looking for, can be a daunting place. Something that can help those who are anxious about working with the library is to understand it a bit better. The stereotypical image of a librarian is a middle-aged woman who shushes children and gets exasperated at those who do not know what they’re looking for. This caricature image is...

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Clubs Clubs Everywhere!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Heartland News | 0 comments

Clubs Clubs Everywhere!

Heartland community college offers a plethora of clubs and organizations for students. Typically there are at least 20-30 active clubs on campus each semester. These clubs can help students connect with their peers and find people who hold similar values or interests.  The clubs on campus are not necessarily all fun and games, there are some clubs that can help students sharpen their skills for the professional environment, there are political clubs, ethnic/multicultural clubs, regional clubs, religious clubs, sports/recreational clubs, and...

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Snot Good For You?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News, Voices | 0 comments

Snot Good For You?

Pick your boogers, and eat them too. Why? Although considered a vulgar habit, snacking on your nose-pickings is good for your health. Scientists have discovered that ingesting boogers is good for your teeth and your overall health. Harvard scientists suggest that parents refrain from discouraging their children from boogers because they contain a swarm of good bacteria. Snot-slurping can also prevent bacteria from plastering itself to your teeth as well as defending against respiratory infections, stomach ulcers, and even HIV?! These...

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Boxes and Walls– An Interactive Oppression Experience

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News | 0 comments

Boxes and Walls– An Interactive Oppression Experience

Some of you have probably seen the signage and marketing advertising the upcoming Boxes and Walls experience taking place on November 15th – 17th.  This may raise the question; what is Boxes and Walls? Boxes and Walls originated in 1998 as a training experience for Resident Assistants at University of Wisconsin, Whitewater housing. The experience was designed to be a diversity training for the RAs so that they could better understand some of the dilemmas that the people around them were facing. This experience was such a hit among the RAs it...

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Pizza With the Pros: A Night of Connections

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News | 0 comments

Pizza With the Pros: A Night of Connections

One of the nearly 50 alumni and community professionals who participated in the recent Pizza with the Pros career exploration event in the Heartland Campus Café reminded everyone of the importance of saying thank you.  She was part of a panel that kicked off the event by giving a short piece of advice for career success. It’s with that in mind that I want to thank the 144 students who attended Pizza with the Pros because that is the largest-ever turn-out of students for this event. Here are a few photos from Pizza with the Pros you might...

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Boost Your Success With Free Tutoring

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Heartland News | 0 comments

Boost Your Success With Free Tutoring

After spending almost half of the semester struggling with my physics class, I talked to a classmate of mine and he recommended the tutoring services offered right here on campus. I’ve always been aware of tutoring services but never reached out because, I’ll be honest, I was kind of skeptical. If I couldn’t understand what my instructor was teaching, why would I understand it coming from anybody else? On September 28th, I decided it was time to take control of my semester. I walked over to tutoring services, located in the library, to the...

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Hal Wendling; 19 years at HCC

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News | 1 comment

Hal Wendling; 19 years at HCC

Hal Wendling, an Associate Professor of Economics, will be retiring at the end of this semester. After 19 years of teaching at Heartland Community College and over 27 years of teaching at different colleges and universities, Wendling has earned a much-deserved retirement. He has held many different jobs over the years such as a motivational speaker, a pension fund manager, a statistician, a labor market analyst, and a stockbroker. Of all the many jobs that he has held, he stated is a recent interview that teaching has been his favorite...

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33 Pratt Music Foundation Scholars Named

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Community News, Heartland News | 0 comments

33 Pratt Music Foundation Scholars Named

Music students in Bloomington-Normal will benefit from 33 scholarships awarded by the Pratt Music Foundation this year. More than 56 applications were considered in June, and 33 elementary and high school students were selected based on talent, motivation, and financial need. The Pratt Scholar population is drawn from District 87, Unit 5, and University Lab Schools, private schools, and home schools. Sixteen study piano, 9 violin, 4 viola, and 4 cello.   Twenty-two renewed scholarship students: Julia Hilt, BHS Grade 12, viola since 2011....

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