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2012 F a l l E ven t S c h edul e All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Stay updated on free activities and events for students at KCC by “liking” Kankakee Community College Student Life on Facebook. Have a great idea for an event? Join the Student Activities Board and get your event on this calendar. To join, contact Lindsey Fritz, L116,, (815) 802-8628. Get involved at KCC by joining or starting a student club or organization. Go to for a full list of active clubs and organizations at KCC.

Check out the awesome activities planned for this fall! Note: This is not a full list. Other activities are planned throughout the year.



Sept. 5 – 12



Sign up as a team (Kickball: 8-12 players per team, Flag Football: 7-9 players per team) or as an individual player and be placed on a team. All players must be current students, staff or faculty members. PRIZES for the winner! Kickball Intramural Schedule: Sept. 24 – Oct. 12; M-F; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; KCC Softball Field Flag Football Tournament: Oct. 15 – Oct. 19; games TBD; North campus grass area by the river.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Iroquois Room, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


The American Red Cross is in serious need of donors, especially those with O-negative type blood. In most cases, the entire donation process takes about one hour. For more information or to sign up to donate, visit the first floor reception desk or phone 815-802-8100. Walk-in donations will also be accepted.





Mission IMPROVable College Center, Noon - 1 p.m. A shot of reality. Check it out! Improv comedy, interactive theater, alcohol awareness, FREE root beer floats and crazy straws.

Fall Club Rush, Front Patio, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


KCC student clubs and organizations will be recruiting new members. FREE pizza, Frisbees and air-brushed tattoos, PLUS the chainsaw juggling Nick Pike, as seen on America’s Got Talent! Learn about the opportunities to get involved and meet new people.


Sept. 24 – Sept. 28



Intramural Kickball & Flag Football Sign Up Sept. 1 – 17

This event will offer veterans at KCC the opportunity to meet with veteran service organizations and socialize with other veterans. Event is sponsored by the KCC Veteran’s Club. The organizations, capabilities and key personnel to be introduced include; the Veterans Assistance Commission of Kankakee County, the Marine Corps League, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion.



Veteran’s Meet & Greet, 5-7 p.m., Nini’s Brew, 1805 S. Schuyler Ave. Aug. 17




Constitution Day, College Center, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Register to vote and grab a free constitution booklet.

Sept. – Oct.


24 12 Intramurals, KCC

Softball field, Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Cheer on the student, staff and faculty teams as they rally for victory in KCC’s inaugural Kickball Intramural games!



Rhythm Yatra, Tour of Indian Drums and Rhythms with Kalyan Pathak, Iroquois Room, 1-2:15 p.m.

Kalyan Pathak is a composer, musician, drummer and a percussion player. Born in Ahmedabad, India, Kalyan was formally trained in Classical North Indian Tabla. Kalyan has become one of the busiest virtuoso tabla and multi-ethnic percussionists in the country, and has performed, collaborated and toured with many international artists from jazz, classical and jam band music scenes. Sept.


Student Sustainability Summit, Governors State University (transportation provided), Noon - 5 p.m.

Join students from colleges and universities of the South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium in learning about student-driven sustainability efforts and initiatives. Contact Rich Schultz, coordinator of sustainability at 815-802-8243 or email to reserve a spot.



Pizza Party/Student Focus Group, Cavalier Room, 3-5 p.m.

The Student Advisory Council is hosting a pizza party and student focus group. Drop in, dine on pizza and share your KCC experiences and ideas. The Student Advisory Council is comprised of KCC students. The group will share the feedback collected from the student body with the college administration.



Oct. 1, 16, 17 & 19


Hispanic Heritage Month: The Reventones, College Center, Noon - 1 p.m. Come to the College Center for free churros, hot chocolate and live classical/flamenco music of the Reventones. The Reventones’ unique sound emanates from two accomplished guitarists’ blend of melodious classical and fiery Flamenco. The magic of the Reventones is the chemistry of these two artists and their common ground rooted in Spanish-influenced music (Rumba, South American, Cuban, Pop, Classical, etc.)



Flag Football Tournament, North campus grassy area by the river, Times TBD Cheer on student, staff and faculty teams as they compete in KCC’s first flag football tournament.

Family Program: Halloween Spooktacular, KCC Gymnasium, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Award-winning children’s entertainer DAVE RUDOLF serves up his special brand of wacky Halloween merriment. Musical parodies, eyeballs floating through the air, bubbles and hula hoops are all part of the show. Kids can get onstage with Dave and join in for a great time of interactive fun! Come in costume or come as you are.

Oct. 19





This film is the 2011 documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. BULLY is the first feature documentary film to show how we’ve all been affected by bullying, whether we’ve been victims, perpetrators or stood by as a silent witness.


Nov. 8, 14, and 20





Dec. 19

Veterans Day Recognition, Location and time TBD

Join us in celebrating the service of all US military veterans. Recognition event information will be posted on under Upcoming Events.



Bully – the movie, KCC Auditorium,

24 Showtimes: 11-12:45 p.m.; 3-4:45 p.m.; 6-7:45 p.m.

Oct. 24






Native American History Month: Remembering the Songs, Conference Hall (D140), 1 p.m.

“Remembering the Songs” is a humble tribute to honor the tradition of song and story. The stories of three individuals give a glimpse of song keepers and music makers from the Navajo, Zuni, and Salish communities. Through film and music we invite you to experience a brief moment of the power and the meaning of songs in communities.

Oxfam American Hunger Banquet, Iroquois Room, 1-2:30 p.m. Experience the Oxfam American Hunger Banquet, hosted by KCC’s Student Activities Board. Unique and memorable, the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet will give you the chance to experience first hand how our decisions affect others in the world. Guests draw tickets at random that assign them to a high-, middle-, or low-income tier, based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty. Each income level receives a corresponding meal – filling and nutritious or sparse and simple.

The Night before Christmas Carol, KCC Auditorium, 7 p.m. The Night Before Christmas Carol is a historically accurate and highly humorous holiday production by renowned Dickens scholar Elliot Engel. It is set in 1843 on the night that Charles Dickens dreams up his idea for a ghostly little Christmas book that becomes world famous. Award-winning actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens, as well as 17 familiar characters from the famous Christmas Carol. Admission is $12 per ticket. Free for all KCC students with a current student ID. Cookies and punch will be served following the show.

For more information on any student activity, event, club, or organization, contact: Lindsey Fritz, Coordinator of Student Life and Development Phone: 815-802-8628 • Room: L116 (by the Auditorium) • Email: Also refer to website:

2012 Student Life Fall Event Calendar  

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Stay updated on free activities and events for students at KCC by “liking...

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