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Cold Forming Training Center Open House

You are invited to an open house for RVC’s Cold Forming Training Center (424 Buckbee St., Rockford) on Wednesday, November 16. The open house will be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with some formal remarks at 9:00 a.m. Cold forming is the process of forging metals at near room temperatures. In cold forming metal is formed at high speed and high pressure into tool steel or carbide dies. Typical parts made using cold forming technology include screws, nuts, and bolts, electrical contacts, and rivets. Rockford was built on manufacturing. This is...

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Veterans Day Ceremonies at Rock Valley College

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516 Event Contact: Milana Herman, (815) 921-4163. Rock Valley College and the RVC Student Veterans Association invite members of our community to please join us for our 17th Annual Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremonies. This year RVC will again host two events: Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 10 a.m. to noon in the commons area at the RVC Samuelson Road Center (4151 Samuleson Rd., next to Jefferson High School)A veterans wall showcasing RVC staff, faculty and students who have served or are currently...

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Prospective Students Invited to Explore RVC

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516 Event Date: Friday, November 11, 2016 Rock Valley College invites anyone who is thinking about going to college to come see what RVC has to offer at the next Explore RVC event on Friday, November 11, 2016. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Student Center on RVC’s main campus (3301 North Mulford Road).   Meet our friendly, engaged faculty, staff, and students. Discover career options (some you might never have imagined!) Tour our beautiful campus and see our state-of-the-art classes and...

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Rock Valley College Women’s Basketball #2

RVC Women’s Basketball has been ranked #2 in the NJCAA DIII Preseason Poll. The Golden Eagles open up regular season paly Tuesday, November 1st at Moraine Valley Community College. “Preseason rankings are all well and good, but the final rankings are the ones that matter,” stated Athletic Director/Head Women’s Basketball Coach Misty Opat. “I definitely think we have gotten better over the course of our preseason practices and jamborees. We have found out who we are, and who we are not. It is about time to lace...

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The 2016 Robotics Quest is Underway!

This past Saturday, January 9th, robotics teams from around the world gathered in their bot shop TV’s as they watched the unveiling of the 2016 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition game called Stronghold. In 2016, more than 3,000 teams comprised of 78,000+ students from around the world will compete for glory in FIRST STRONGHOLDSM The new game and playing field are unveiled and teams receive a Kickoff Kit made up of donated items and  components worth tens of thousands of dollars – and...

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A Big Thank You!

A big thank you to all sponsors, volunteers, robotics enthusiasts and attendees of the R2OC Competition held July 25 at Rock Valley College. More adults and children attended than in previous two years. We had great media coverage and in case you missed some of it, here is a link for 2015, 2014 and 2013 http://r2oc.org/media.html Thirty teams competed at Rock Valley College and has given 600 high school students from 3 states a brief look at what we have to offer. This competition brings much energy from the teams that design, build and...

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Rock Valley College Community Survey Shows Community Support

One of Rock Valley College Board of Trustee’s Strategic Interests is to “Align the resources and potential of the College to educational needs of the District thereby increasing effectiveness”. At the July Board of Trustees meeting. a presentation “Addressing Regional Economic Need: Community Survey” was made by Lisa Mehlig, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, (this was presented in Open Session and the full report is on line at the RVC web site). I found this Survey very interesting and dispelled some...

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