Celebration of Learning is a week-long event for ICC employees to come together, collaborate, and build excitement for the upcoming academic year.

August 9-12, 2021

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All College Welcome

Tuesday, August 10 from 9:30 – 11 am: President Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey welcomes everyone back to campus and opens the new academic year in celebration. Join the live presentation in the PAC Auditorium (East Peoria), participate virtually from Poplar 127 (Peoria), or watch virtually.

All Academic Meeting

Wednesday, August 11 from 9:30 – 11:30 am: Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Chuck Swaim brings faculty together to share information and ideas regarding academic issues affecting the success of ICC students.

All-College Picnic

Wednesday, August 11 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: The ICC community comes together for a tasty picnic in the East Peoria Cafeteria and the Peoria Student Center. Enjoy food, selfies and group photos, and being back in person with your fellow employees.

Come Together

All employees are encouraged to attend these fun social events to meet new employees and reconnect with colleagues: Ice Cream Social on Tuesday at 2:30pm and the Mocktail Party on Thursday at 4:30pm.

Monday, August 9

New Employee Orientation

212 C/D
8:30 - 11:30 am

Open Labs

for Faculty Drop-In Assistance

TLC & Library
8:30 – Noon

Tuesday, August 10

Welcome Back Breakfast

PAC & Poplar 127
8:30 - 9:30 am

All College Welcome

with Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey

PAC, Poplar 127, & Youtube Stream
9:30 - 11 am

Faculty Forum Annual Meeting

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Academic Leadership Meeting

with Dr. Chuck Swaim

212 C/D & Virtual
1:30 – 2:30 pm

Ice Cream Social

Tranquility Room 209
2:30 – 3:30 pm

Adjunct Meeting

with Dr. Chuck Swaim

212 C/D & Virtual
5:30 – 6:30 pm

Wednesday, August 11

Chair Yoga

hosted by Elizabeth Carrico

East Peoria Cafeteria 8:30 – 9:30 am

All-Academic Meeting

212 C/D & Virtual
9:30 – 11:30 am

All-College Picnic

Due to heat, serving will take place in cafeteria with both indoor and outdoor seating.

East Peoria Courtyard, Peoria Student Center
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Academic Department Meetings

Various locations
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Old School Party


Behind CougarPlex
3:30 – 4:30 pm

ICC is going to rock it old school style with non-beer pong, bags, boomboxes, and more. BYOC (bring your own chair).

Thursday, August 12

Now Playing at ICC

In front of Libraries on both campuses
9:30 – 11:30 am

Catch lightning talks that will help you transition back to an active campus. Info booths, giveaways, and more.

All College Update

Youtube Stream
1 – 2:30 pm

Mocktail Party

hosted by Racial Justice & Equity

Peoria Student Center
4:30 – 5:30 pm

All-Day Activities

Tuesday – Thursday

Refreshing Conversations

East Peoria Student Lounge, Peoria Student Center

Reconnect with colleagues throughout the day while refreshing with complimentary coffee, tea, and water.

Selfie Stations

Various locations on both campuses

Take selfies or group photos at these unique photo stops throughout campus.

Bulletin Boards

Various locations on both campuses

Check out the interactive bulletin boards throughout campus to provide your opinion and feedback.

Feedback Boxes & Online Form

Various locations on both campuses

Look for feedback boxes throughout campus to provide feedback on the week’s activities or fill out the online form.