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

6 Tips For Hosting a COVID-Safe Gathering

Posted by Katie Newberry on Apr 19, 2021 8:21:00 AM

As people are receiving their COVID vaccinations and restrictions are starting to ease, we’re getting anxious to gather with other people. Whether it’s having wedding that was postponed or hosting events for your organization, people are ready to get back to some sense of normalcy.  

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Just for Fun, Holidays, Community, Safety Tips, JJC Experts, COVID-19

Celebrating Black History Month at JJC

Posted by Katie Newberry on Feb 8, 2021 8:06:00 AM

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the barriers that the Black community has brokenexpress pride in what it means to be Black and to honor the impact of Black Americans on U.S. historyFebruary was chosen as Black History Month because the birthdays of abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln fall during the month. It's also the month that the NAACP was founded. 

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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays, About JJC, Community

4 JJC Resources to Help Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in Check

Posted by Katie Newberry on Jan 6, 2020 8:08:00 AM

It’s the beginning of a new year and you know what that means; many people are making resolutions to be a better version of themselves. For most, those resolutions have failed before the month is even over.  

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Just for Fun, Holidays

5 Ways to Save Money This Holiday Season

Posted by Katie Newberry on Nov 25, 2019 8:02:00 AM

‘Tis the season for giving thanks; and giving gifts as well. With that comes spending more money than usual. It’s easy to overspend during the holiday season. Thanks to Wayne Gawlik, JJC professor of business education, we’ve compiled a list of budget-friendly ways to reduce the potential financial burden of gift-giving. 

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Just for Fun, Holidays, JJC Experts

Why JJC is Thankful for Awesome Students Like You

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Nov 19, 2018 8:02:00 AM

Did you know that being thankful improves your physical and psychological health and it even helps you sleep better at night? According to science, studies revealed that gratitude contributes to these findings and more - such as higher self-esteem, strengthened relationships and the list goes on.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we wanted you to know how thankful we are for you: our awesome students! Take a look at our list to see why we appreciate you:

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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays

Which Classic Halloween Costume Best Suits You Based on Your Major?

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Oct 29, 2018 8:02:00 AM

Trick or treat!

Wow, Halloween sure snuck up on us this year! In "spirit" () of the upcoming holiday, we've taken seven common college majors and compared them to classic Halloween costumes. See where you fit in below!

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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays

7 Nearby Places to Visit During Spring Break

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Mar 5, 2018 8:12:00 AM

Spring break will be here before you know it! If you don't have a trip planned, but you're still looking for something fun to do locally, we've got you covered. We've listed seven things you can do for fun within a 60-mile radius of JJC below. 

Enjoy your spring break! 

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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays, Community

5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Feb 5, 2018 8:10:00 AM

Note: This article was published in 2018 and may contain information about events that have already passed.

February is Black History Month - a time to celebrate diversity, create awareness and honor the African Americans who have played significant roles in U.S. history, from Harriet Tubman to Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are so many ways you can celebrate - take a look at our list below for some ideas.

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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays

9 Awesome Gifts You Can Afford on a College Student Budget

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 11, 2017 9:45:03 AM

 
Gift giving is stressful when you're on a college student budget - but it's not impossible! If you're unsure what you're going to do about your Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa gifts this year, check out a few of our gift ideas below, ranging from $1 to $20.


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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Holidays

5 Places to Volunteer in the Joliet Area

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Nov 20, 2017 8:03:23 AM

Did you know that volunteering can improve your health? According to the Huffington Post, 94 percent of people surveyed said that volunteering helped put them in a good mood.

With the holiday season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start giving back to your community. If you're not sure where to start, we've compiled a list of five organizations below.

Want to see more?
Click here for additional opportunities (list organized by the JJC Office of Holistic Wellness)

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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays, Community