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Learn more about student life and what you can accomplish at Joliet Junior College in our blog.

8 Great Finds at the JJC Farmers Market

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 20, 2017 2:30:55 PM

If you're a regular on JJC's Main Campus in the summer, maybe you've stopped by the JJC Farmers Market on Thursdays for fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods or other specialty items.

Today, we're highlighting eight great things you can find at our market! Did your favorite make the list?

(Click here for more on the JJC Farmers Market!)

JJC Farmers Market
Thursdays in the Summer
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
JJC Greenhouse Parking Lot (right off Houbolt Road)
Link and SNAP cards accepted

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Tags: Just for Fun

5 Books to Read this Summer

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 5, 2017 8:13:20 AM

Looking for a good read this summer?

Even if you haven't picked up a book in a while, we've created a list of books we think you would enjoy below. Need a reason to read? It's been proven that reading helps you relax. It also boosts your brain power and makes you more empathetic.

(If this list doesn't meet your taste, check out 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers or 100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime. Visit the JJC Library to ask one of our librarians what they recommend or refer to the Library's Facebook page for even more recommendations.) 

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Tags: Just for Fun, Summer

Your Spring Break Bucket List (on the Cheap)

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 6, 2017 8:45:58 AM


Looking for something exciting to do for spring break, but not sure you have the budget?

You don't have to spend a lot in order to have fun this year! Below, we've put together the ultimate bucket list for your time off (on a budget that won't break the bank). 

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Tags: Just for Fun

Top 5 JJC Outings for Couples (or BFFs)

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 6, 2017 7:59:36 AM

Whether you're searching for a fun way to spend Valentines Day this year with your date, or you're just looking for something interesting to do with your friends on the weekend - have you ever considered JJC as an entertainment venue?

Yes, you heard us right: you can come to school for your next date night! (And trust us, it's not as nerdy as it sounds.)

Below we've listed the top five places you can go on campus with your date or BFF.

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC

6 Ways Emojis Sum Up Life at JJC

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 17, 2017 7:58:53 AM

Emojis have taken the world by storm! Did you know that in 2015, the Oxford Dictionary even chose an emoji (😂 ) instead of a word for their annual Word of the Year designation?

With emojis getting a lot of attention lately because of their ability to describe feelings (😃 or ☹️ ) or let's be honest - basically anything (like🍕 or 🏈 ) - we wanted to share the top six emojis that best describe life at JJC.


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Tags: Just for Fun

9 Relaxing Things to Do During Your Winter Break

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 19, 2016 8:09:33 AM

Winter break is finally here! And after all the hard work that went into this past semester, you deserve this time away from textbooks, exams and homework assignments. Even though winter break can be busy with holiday gatherings, family and work, we hope you'll have time to do a few things for yourself. We want you to feel refreshed before spring semester begins!

(Check out spring classes hereAnd if you haven’t registered, there’s still time. Click here for registration information)

Here are 9 relaxing things you can do during winter break:

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Tags: Just for Fun

Best Gift Ideas for Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 12, 2016 7:59:16 AM

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, the gift giving season is upon us. Not sure what you want this year? Maybe you don't know what to buy/make your friends or significant other - or you're a parent struggling to come up with gift ideas for your son or daughter in college.

From just-for-fun to practical gifts and DIYs, here are a few ideas to get you in the gift giving spirit!

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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays

What Are You Thankful For?

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 21, 2016 7:53:36 AM

Thanksgiving is right around the corner (how did that happen?!), and a lot of our students are reflecting on the things they are most grateful for this holiday season. And why not be thankful for the things that we have? Studies have shown that gratitude improves happiness.

Are any of the things you're most thankful for the same as what our students have mentioned below?

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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays

13 Things You Didn't Know About Your JJC Professors

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 17, 2016 8:56:24 AM

Do you really know your professors at Joliet Junior College? Although you may see them on campus MWF, many of them have talents and interests outside of the classroom, too. 

Which professor had a recording contract in the 1990s? Who has been to six continents? One professor has 14 brothers and sisters - can you guess who? 

Discover these little-known facts about thirteen of your favorite JJC professors below.

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC

Seven Memes That Describe Life Around Midterms

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 10, 2016 7:52:34 AM

With midterms right around the corner, we know you're starting to feel a little overwhelmed. It can be stressful, especially if you're taking multiple classes at once. 

So, as you skim through the notes you've been taking all semester and schedule study sessions with your friends, we thought we'd put together something fun to make light of the tests everyone dreads.

Do these seven memes describe your midterm experience accurately?

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Tags: Just for Fun