Featured Publications

A with Honors Projects (Honors Program)

A with Honors Projects are completed in regularly scheduled classes. Students are expected to do a minimum of fifteen hours of scholarly work on their project. Projects should challenge students intellectually, allow them to express themselves academically and to explore unique ideas. A with Honors Projects are not necessarily more work, but they do allow students to be academically challenged and express themselves creatively. All Projects are approved by the Honors Director.

Chemistry 141: General Chemistry I (Chemistry)

Chemistry 141 (formerly 101) explores chemical names, formulas, and equations; types of reactions; stoichiometry; thermochemistry; atomic structure and bonding; behavior of gases, liquids, and solids; and properties of solutions. This course page contains sample course syllabi for fall, spring, and summer semesters, and student work in including essays by students who participated in the A with Honors program, and posters and presentations for the Natural Sciences Poster Session that takes place in the fall and spring.

Ethnographies of Parkland Student Life (Anthropology)

The Ethnographies of Parkland Student Life project is part of the Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, that also includes the participation of courses from Illinois State and Parkland College, and which engages students to research their own colleges and universities. In addition to the course requirements, each Parkland student participating in the project is also required to present their findings at the initiative's bi-annual student conference. The ethnography research project results at all three institutions take the form of research reports and/or multimedia presentations in digital audio or video which are archived online to form a repository documenting college community life. For more information on EUI and the Anthropology Program at Parkland, contact Dr. Isabel Scarborough.

PRECS 2022 (Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College Students)

PRECS is a program designed to provide community college students with authentic research experiences in the area of phenotypic plasticity, the phenomenon of a single genotype producing multiple phenotypes depending on the environment.

Parkland's Dr. C. Britt Carlson and Dr. Nathan Schroeder of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, are the program's creators. PRECS is a three-year program funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. 2019 is the third year of the program.

Students present their research at their home community colleges as well as at Illinois Summer Research Symposium on the University of Illinois campus. This collection contains their work as well as participant videos captured during the research process.

Radio Dramas (WPCD FM)

These Radio Dramas are produced and performed with collaborative efforts by COM 142 Advanced Radio Production and THE 103 Performance of Literature students. Listen to spooky stories and murder mysteries as Parkland student revive these old tales.

The Diana McDonald Writer's Challenge (Student Works)

Diana McDonald, a retired composition instructor, has awarded essays that display a strong voice and unique perspective, written with precise word choice, clear organization, and grammatical and mechanical correctness. For more information, contact Seth Mendelowitz.