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ISU On-the-Spot Admissions

Looking to transfer to Illinois State University from Heartland Community College?

Starting September 1, you can enroll for ISU’s summer or fall 2015 classes online at www.admissions.ilstu.edu/apply. Spring 2015 application period ends November 1.

Speak with an ISU Rep on October 2

Representatives from ISU's Office of Admissions will be on Heartland's campus Thursday, October 2. ISU reps will provide transfer information and On-the-Spot Admissions for those interested in starting at ISU in spring, summer or fall of 2015. This opportunity is open to students who still need to apply to ISU or who are awaiting a decision regarding their current application.*  On the Spot Admission is avaible to new ISU applicants only.  Students returning to ISU must go through ISU's readmission process.

Make an Appointment by September 29

To speak to an ISU rep or participate in On-the-Spot Admissions, make an appointment at Advisement (room 1000 in CCB) or by calling 309-268-8033. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis until 5 p.m. Monday, September 29.

Prepare for Your Appointment (On-the Spot-Admissions only)

Prior to your scheduled on-the spot-admissions session, complete the following steps:

  • Submit an application and fee online at www.admissions.ilstu.edu/apply no later than Monday, September 29. Once submitted, print the application and bring a copy to your appointment.
  • Obtain and bring copies of your official transcripts from all that apply (allow enough time for processing)  At this time students are asked not to mail transcripts direct to ISU:
    • Heartland
    • Previous college or university attended
  • If you have less than 24 semester hours of college credit earned, get a copy of your high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores. Provide those at your appointment.
  • Meet all admission requirements (http://admissions.illinoisstate.edu/transfer/apply/requirements.php).

Can’t make it? ISU will also be on campus in  November and December. Be on the lookout for updated dates and times or stop by Advisement.

*Admission decisions are made based on thorough evaluation of all application materials and transcripts. Please note, in some cases, On-the-Spot Admission may not be possible.

Foundation Raffles Vacation at Evening of Dreams

The Heartland Community College Foundation is inviting you to its annual event, Evening of Dreams and is raffling off a dream vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. All proceeds benefit student scholarships and Foundation initiatives that further its mission to support access and excellence at the College.

Get Your Raffle Ticket for Cabo San Lucas
The raffle includes a chance to receive a vacation for two to the all-inclusive Riu Palace Resort. The package includes:

  • Airfare
  • Five-night accommodations
  • Transfer fees
  • All meals and drinks

Tickets are $25 apiece and no more than 500 will be sold. Get your tickets here.

The winner will be announced at Evening of Dreams. You do not need to be present to win.

Come to Evening of Dreams

Date: Thursday, September 25
Time: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. (raffle drawing at 8:30 p.m.)
Place: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel; 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington

With a “Gran Prix de Monaco” theme, Evening of Dreams will feature interactive video car racing, live and silent auction items, food and DJ entertainment by DJ4U. Tickets are $50 per person and are available for purchase online.

For more information, contact Larissa McIlvain at larissa.mcilvain@heartland.edu or (309) 268-8125.


Heartland Named Healthy Worksite

The Illinois Department of Public Health has recognized Heartland Community College for their worksite health promotion efforts. HCC has been designated as a healthy worksite and was one of six organizations in the state to receive a gold status. Part of the We Choose Health community transformation grant, the designation was created to engage employers throughout the state in worksite wellness best practices.

Heartland’s committee for worksite wellness formed in October 2012 and includes members from various departments throughout the College. Their vision is to ensure all dimensions of wellness are valued and intentionally integrated into the campus culture.

“We spent the first year researching workplace wellness and what initiatives we wanted to implement,” said committee chair, Josh Kauten. “What we found was pretty eye opening, especially the cost of doing nothing.”

Kauten was referring to a return on investment (ROI) calculator that shows the rising cost of healthcare and projected savings with a wellness program. “We took the state’s average smoking and obesity rates and calculated what the savings would be if we reduced the rates by 10 percent. By 2018, we could be saving an estimated $520,000 annually in total healthcare-related expenses.”

To be considered for recognition, an organization has to show it promotes and demonstrates various health and wellness initiatives such as healthy eating, physical activity and lifestyle and disease management. Kauten highlighted some of the initiatives Heartland currently has in place for employees such as free access to the Fitness and Recreation Center, free community education classes and a comprehensive healthcare plan that includes coverage for mental and physical wellness.

Heartland also recently implemented flexible scheduling where employees can work with their supervisor to determine a schedule that promotes work/life balance.

According to committee member Amy Munson, this is just a small portion of what they hope to accomplish. “We want to continuously promote and celebrate healthy habits,” she said. “Wellness is more than working out, it’s all encompassing from stress relief to an office that is ergonomically sound. Our committee will continue striving to meet the wellness needs of Heartland employees.”

The College’s gold designation will last for three years. For more information about the Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation, visit http://www.wechoosehealth365.com/aspx/Public/Page.aspx?pid=18663.

Employees interested in joining the committee or submitting an idea can contact Josh Kauten at josh.kauten@heartland.edu or (309) 268-8432.