This Week’s Events at IVCC

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Constitution Day Today
IVCC is celebrating Constitution Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the lobby. Free pocket-sized constitutions will be available and Dr. Gary Roberts and instructor Amanda Cook Fesperman will host an “Ask a Political Scientist” table.

How do You Directly Impact Student Success?
As part of IVCC’s HLC reaccreditation, we are participating in the HLC’s Student Success Academy. One of the first steps is for employees to complete a survey before Oct. 3 to gauge how employees perceive their contributions to student success. Please take a moment to complete it in the link below. Response data is anonymous. You may need to cut and paste to make the link work. Thank you in advance. Survey link: – Mark Grzybowski, Patrice Hess, and Gary Roberts

SURS Retirement Presentations
SURS will present Sept. 28 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. “From Here to Retirement” and Oct. 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. “Understanding your SURS Benefits.” Email for information on the events. 

Retirement Reception for Bonnie Campbell
A retirement reception will be held for Bonnie Campbell on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Academic Affairs (C311). Please stop by to help us celebrate Bonnie for her years of dedication and hard work. Refreshments will be provided. – Thank you, Sandy Beard

Save the Date for Fall 2022 Cultural Events
Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Jazz Ensemble Concert – 7:30 p.m. – free and open to the public
Thursday, Oct. 6 – Wind Ensemble Concert – 7:30 p.m. – free and open to the public
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 – Fall musical
Monday, Nov. 28 – Choir concert – 7 p.m. – free and open to the public
Tuesday, Nov. 29 – Jazz Ensemble Concert – 7:30 p.m. – free and open to the public
Wednesday, Nov. 30 – Guitar/Piano Recital – 7 p.m. – free and open to the public
Thursday, Dec. 8 – Wind Ensemble Concert – 7:30 p.m. – free and open to the public

One Book, One College Event noon Wednesday
Join Jared Olesen & One Book, One College for our next Lunch and Learn event, “Poverty, Work, and Gender.” Jared will be facilitating the discussion and we encourage everyone to take a break during the noon hour to join us in the library’s Active Learning Space, A-201, and learn while we eat. Join us in the library or over Zoom at For information, visit or email the workgroup at

Student Nurse Diaper Donation Drive
IVCC Student Nurse’s Annual Charity Diaper Donation Drive to benefit the Abigail Women’s Center in Mendota is underway. The initiative seeks donations of diapers and wipes of any size or brand delivered to nursing instructor Samantha Whiteaker’s office, B309, through Nov. 22.

Fall 2022 Automotive Work Schedule
Faculty and staff at IVCC are invited to have their vehicle(s) serviced by the automotive students this fall. The Advanced Engine Performance/Driveability and Automotive Braking Systems classes will perform work on Mondays and Tuesdays. A list of work being performed is below. There is no labor charge for work performed by students.

There is a $5 shop fee charged on jobs requiring disposal of waste products (oil, anti-freeze, etc.) and the use of solvents and other cleaning chemicals. Estimates, and work approval can be discussed before scheduling your appointment. Email to schedule your appointment or if you have questions: include vehicle year, make, model, and plate number if possible.

List of work/repairs:

Advanced Engine Performance: Mondays

  1. Driveability Problems (stalling, rough running, hard starting, surging, lack of power, etc.)
  2. Diagnose driveability related "Check Engine" or “Service Engine Soon” lights
  3. Misfire Diagnosis
  4. Tune-Ups
  5. Minor Engine Repairs
  6. Engine Performance Related Electrical Repairs
  7. Timing Belt Replacement (depending on complexity and time involved)
  8. No-Crank/No-Start diagnosis
  9. Oil Change

Automotive Braking Systems: Tuesdays

  1. Brake Inspections
  2. Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement
  3. Drum Brake Repair
  4. Brake Line and Hose Repair
  5. Parking Brake Repair
  6. ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) Diagnosis and Repai

Thank You for your support of our program. -Richard Marko

Student Marketing Survey
Dear faculty and staff: please help us learn more about our students’ attitudes, opinions and media consumption habits by encouraging students to participate in a “Media Prefs” survey beginning soon.

IVCC is partnering with Interact Communications to collect critically important data and we need your assistance to spread the word. Please encourage students to look for college communications with the survey link and QR code. All participants will be placed in a drawing for three $100 Visa gift cards.

Survey results will help guide our marketing. The greater the number of participants, the stronger our data. 

The survey is voluntary, anonymous and confidential, takes 20-30 minutes to complete and can be done in multiple sittings. – Fran Brolley, Executive Director of Community Relations and Development

Open Positions/Career Opportunities

  • President – Apply by 10/9/22
  • Nursing Instructor, Tenure Track for SP23 – Apply by 10/16/22
  • CNA Instructors, Part Time for SP23 – Apply now

  See full requirements, review job descriptions, and apply online at

~Human Resources

Administrator on Duty
Monday, Mark Grzybowski, On Call
Tuesday, Matt Suerth (550)
Wednesday, Fran Brolley (466) 
Thursday, Chris Herman, On Call

Published: 09/19/22