Kevin Kraus, Luther College vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, has announced that Helen Van Der Griend, Luther College junior from Oak Park, Ill., was named to the 2013 spring semester Dean's List.
Scholarship Winner Joe Parratore Julian Middle School social studies teacher, Joe Parratore, has been teaching for six years. He's the 2013 recipient of The James A. Gates Oak Park District 97 Teacher Scholarship.
Oak Parkers ages 14 - 17 interested in learning skills and techniques that can help them find and keep a job are invited to participate in a free youth employment skills workshop series presented by the Community Relations Department.
Oak Park Public Library and the Park District of Oak Park have teamed to bring the community free outdoor WiFi, now accessible from anywhere within Oak Park's signature Scoville Park at Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue by connecting to the Service Set Identifier (SSID) "scovillepark."
At the end of every school year, Dr. Carla Minutti was surprised by the amount of school supplies her two children brought home, and hatched an idea that connected families at Lincoln Elementary School in River Forest with nearby Loyola Medical Center doctors and students to provide unused or gently-used supplies to children around the world.
Bellarmine University has named students to its dean's list for the spring 2013 semester. The dean's list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. The following local residents were named to the dean's list.