Prairie State College

Musician’s ideas brought jazz fest to PSC 30 years ago

On Feb. 15, 16 and 17, Valerie Nicholson and friends will mark 30 years of the Prairie State College Jazz Fest. The highlight of the three-day event will be the 7:30 p.m. concert with leading jazz musicians in the PSC Barnes & Noble Auditorium on the campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

30th Annual Jazz Fest Feb. 16 at Prairie State College

  Some of the area's finest jazz musicians will be on 
  hand to teach at Prairie State College's annual jazz 
  festival.
 (Provided photos)

PSC will use federal grant to enhance welding, manufacturing training

Prairie State College (PSC) is taking a new approach at training skilled and unskilled workers for jobs in welding and manufacturing, thanks to a federal grant.

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Prairie State College thanks Homewood dentist for his work establishing dental hygiene clinic

It was 50 years ago that Homewood resident Dr. Francis Wright helped organize the dental hygiene program at Prairie State College. In June, PSC paid tribute to Wright, presenting him with its Pioneer Pillar award in recognition of his work on behalf of the program he helped develop.

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The Blind Tiger, a Prohibition-style speakeasy, opens Saturday in the basement of the Copper Still Martini Bar, plus fountains added to Martin Square, TALK's Trail Mix features local musicians and One Million Degreesprogram seeks coaches to help students succeed.

Page 2: 'Secret' Prohibition-era speakeasy opens in Homewood

The Blind Tiger, a Prohibition-style speakeasy, opens Saturday in the basement of the Copper Still Martini Bar, plus fountains added to Martin Square, TALK's Trail Mix features local musicians and One Million Degrees program seeks coaches to help students succeed.

PSC adjunct professor receives statewide honor

Prairie State College (PSC) adjunct professor of music Alexandra Green was recognized as an Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award winner.

State budget crisis forces PSC board to raise tuition for fall 2017

The Prairie State College (PSC) District 515 Board of Trustees voted during a special meeting this month to raise the tuition for fall 2017, based on a $7.50 per credit hour increase for in-district students. 
 
The decision comes during a time when Illinois state lawmakers approach a third year without a budget, resulting in vastly reduced funding for PSC and higher education institutions across the state.
 

PSC Music Department presents Spring Concert Series in May

Three concerts will be presented at Prairie State College as a Spring Concert Series.
 
The performances will be by ensembles comprised of PSC students, community members and advanced high school musicians.The 7:30 p.m. presentations will be given in the Conference Center on the college’s main campus, 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. The programs are free and open to the public. 
 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater performs abridged ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Prairie State College April 27

The community is invited to an April 27 performance of “Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet,” given by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Prairie State College (PSC), 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.
 

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