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Top 10 Things We Wish We Knew

Top 10 Things We Wish We Knew


Posted on Mar 30, 2017

We know it can be an overwhelming experience learning about a new environment. Rock Valley College is a great place to start or continue your education, but the transition into college life can be daunting. And while RVC has many departments and programs designed to help you succeed, it can be difficult to find the answers to all of your questions. That’s where we, the Getting Started Center Peer Mentors, come in.

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Beacon of Hope

Beacon of Hope


Posted on Mar 27, 2017

It’s not always easy to spot a person in crisis. They walk among us every day. They may even sit next to us in class. What we also may not realize is that many students at Rock Valley College may be one crisis away from dropping out of college.

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Mr. Garcia Goes To Washington

Mr. Garcia Goes To Washington


Posted on Mar 15, 2017

“Why not me?” Victor Garcia said to himself as he turned in his application to be an intern for the U.S. Representative of Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, Cheri Bustos.

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The Politics of Higher Learning

The Politics of Higher Learning


Posted on Mar 10, 2017

By Jef Grebener, Student Connect Peer Mentor

So, here we are with a couple weeks behind us in this new semester. By this point in the semester we should have a feel for how instructors lead classes, their expectations of students, and the policies they have regarding attendance and assignments.

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The Filmmaker Within

The Filmmaker Within


Posted on Feb 24, 2017

This weekend is the start of the 12th annual Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) in Beloit, WI. Rock Valley College Mass Com student Nick Talan’s film The Monster Within will be shown at the festival on Saturday, February 25 at 2:30 p.m. at La Casa Grande restaurant.

We caught up with Nick on the eve of the showing to talk about his film, where his love for film making began, and where he hopes to go from here. 

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