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Updated: October 8, 2013 6:02AM


College of Lake County, Grayslake

Deadline: The deadline to submit entry forms for CLC’s Recent Works 2013 exhibit is Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. A total of $2,000 in cash prizes and purchase awards will be given to artists selected for the 33rd annual juried exhibit for Lake County artists at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at CLC, 19351 W. Washington St. Entry forms may be mailed to the gallery or hand delivered to the college library’s circulation desk, adjacent to the gallery. Artists who are 18 or older and live or work in Lake County may submit up to two entries of original work completed in the past two years that have never been shown in the CLC gallery. Entry fees for one or two pieces are $20 or $15 for Friends of the Gallery members. To request an entry form or for information, call (847) 543-2240 or email at Entry forms can be downloaded from the gallery website, Artwork must be delivered on Sept. 17 or 18 to the Learning Resource Center loading dock. The exhibit will be on display Oct. 4 to Nov. 10.

Sessions: Students are invited to attend an information session about the Disney College Program, a paid internship experience, Sept. 10 or Sept. 11 at noon at 19351 W. Washington St. Students can also take college courses at Disney University that will transfer back to CLC for full college credit through its Educational Work Experience program. Completing an internship at Walt Disney World or Disneyland is a valuable addition to students’ resumes and provides them with worldwide networking connections. Applications open in September for the internship starting in January 2014. Students have the option to stay with Disney until May or August while earning money, learning from college courses and living independently in Disney housing. Details, (847) 543-2058 or

Expo: The Academic Scholars Expo for home-schooled and high-achieving students will be held Sept. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grayslake campus. The program will provide information about the opportunities CLC has to offer high-achieving students who want to be academically involved and challenged. Information will be provided about the Honors Program, study abroad opportunities, scholarships, student activities, athletics and much more. Guests are asked to RSVP by Sept. 10 to Lori King at (847) 543-2588 or Details, (847) 543-2090.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha

Performance: Chicago’s legendary comedy theater, The Second City, presents “Happily Ever Laughter,” Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at 900 Wood Road. The play includes some of the best sketches, songs and improvisation from The Second City’s 53-year history. Drawing on classic material from the archives as well as scenes ripped from the morning headlines, it is a chance to see stars in the making for an evening of smart, cutting-edge comedy.Tickets are $25-30. Details, (262) 595-2564 or


Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Mo.

Makeover: Maurice Childs of Waukegan was among CSC’s students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members who spent a day volunteering for the fifth annual Extreme Dome Makeover recently. Over 400 volunteers participated in the event, sprucing up 13 work sites Canton. Volunteers spent the day doing various activities like painting, landscaping and cleaning. Project sites included both public areas and private residences. Public sites included Canton Senior Housing, City Hall, Martin Park, the Mississippi River Park, the Canton Community Garden and more. Extreme Dome Makeover provides the opportunity to introduce incoming students to the community of Canton, as well as to their classmates, advisors and neighbors.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Lake County

Scholars: Rachel Terry of Lindenhurst and Emma Castanos of Gurnee are the 2013-2014 academic year recipients of the $500 STEM scholarships offered by the Waukegan Area Branch of the American Association of University Women. The Waukegan Area Branch annually provides educational funding for girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math via the STEM scholarship. Rachel graduated from Lakes High School and Emma from Warren Township High School. Both are attending MIT.

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb

Scholar: New York Life and the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) awarded Shakira Barnes of North Chicago, a sophomore at NIU, a $2,000 scholarship. New York Life’s North Chicago General Office Managing Partner Van A. Ewing II also matched the scholarship by personally contributing $2,000, bringing her award to $4,000. She is one of four winners of the LIFE Lesson Scholarship essay contest as part of Life Insurance Awareness Month. Barnes’s essay documented her and her siblings’ financial struggles after her father died in a car accident without enough life insurance coverage. September is Life Insurance Awareness Month and consumers are encouraged to learn about the financial protection and security life insurance provides.

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