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Parkland Board Accepting Applications to Fill Vacancy

Position will serve until next Board of Trustees election in April 2021

The Parkland College Board of Trustees, District 505, is accepting applications to fill a current vacancy on the Board. This position as Trustee will serve until the next Board of Trustees election in April 2021. 
 

Interested persons should send no more than six pages, including a Letter of Intent and resume to Krystal Garrett, Assistant to the President and the Board of Trustees, by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. 

 

To be eligible for this position, the candidate must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, a resident of Illinois and District #505 for at least one year preceding the date of appointment, and not treasurers of a common School Board. District 505 includes Champaign, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Livingston, McLean, Moultrie, Piatt, and Vermilion counties. 

A map of Parkland College District #505 is available on the college website. 

Send applications via mail to:

Krystal Garrett, Room U330
Parkland College
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821

Or, apply by email:
kgarrett@parkland.edu

 

Questions regarding the process can be directed to Krystal Garrett at 217/351-2533 or kgarrett@parkland.edu

The William M. Staerkel Planetarium will conduct two interactive Merit Badge workshops for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts this spring. Advance registration is required.

Girl Scout Naturalist Sky Badge workshops run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on either April 17 or April 25. You only need to attend one session. Cost is $4 per Scout; leaders are free. 

Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge workshops run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on either May 15 or May 23. You only need to attend one session. Cost is $5 per Scout; leaders are free. 

Scouts will receive a booklet based on the requirements. For more information, call 217/351-2567.

College for Kids Registration Underway

Two-week sessions for kids ages 8–13: June 18-28 and July 9-19

Registration begins Feb. 16 for Parkland College's summer enrichment program for elementary and middle school students, College for Kids.
 
The popular two-week sessions for youth ages 8–13 cover a variety of subjects including technology, computer science, math, science, visual and performing arts, language arts, and humanities. Students learn something new, explore interests, and discover new hobbies in a supervised and comfortable environment. 
 
Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Parents and guardians have until June 4 to register their children for the first of two CFK sessions offered this year, which will be held June 18–28. Session two, which takes place July 9–19, has a June 25 registration deadline.

CFK classes meet Monday through Thursday from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. The cost is $159 per class.
 
Register online at www.parkland.edu/btceRegister or visit the Business Training and Community Education office at 1315 N. Mattis Ave., Champaign. Only online, in-person, and mail-in registrations are accepted.
 
For more information, visit the CFK website or call 217/353-2055.

Living Tree Ceremony

Honor someone you love with a living gift

The Parkland College Foundation will host its annual Living Tree program on Arbor Day, Friday, April 27. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Child Development Center on the Parkland campus.
 
Several trees will be planted in Parkland's Memorial Grove, along with small plaques bearing honorees' names, to memorialize loved ones or bestow special honors.
 
The foundation is asking residents to honor the memory of loved ones with this "living gift." Contributions of $500 or more to the Parkland College Foundation will be used to purchase a tree with a small plaque of remembrance. For more information on purchasing a tree to honor a loved one, contact the Foundation by April 6, at 217/351-2464 or sgoldenstein@parkland.edu.
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