Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

CLR News

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Fall Catalogs

Fall catalogs are being mailed out the week of August 11th. You will also be able to view the catalog here on our webpage, print a registration form and mail in your payment to the CLR office. There are 155 classes being offered this fall. Take a look and find your favorites!

Updates for Fall Catalog

There were some changes made & errors found after the catalog was printed. Please check here for updates on class information.

Class # 31 - History of Corn Production & Tour IS on a Friday, September 19th (not Thursday)

Class #37 - Cataract & Other Eye Conditions runs from 3 - 4:30pm (rather than 2-3:30pm)

Class #41 - Lunch Around - Ali Baba Restaurant is only on Tuesday, September 23rd (will not meet again on Wednesday)

Class #70 - Writing = Fun will be on Tuesdays, October 7, 14 & 28 and November 4th (will not meet on Oct. 21)

Class #141 - Heal Your Wounds IS on a Friday, November 14 & 21 (not Thursdays)

Class #152 - River Cruising Christmas Markets is on Monday, December 8th (some Accounting Statements had it marked as a different date)

Class #156 - World's Greatest Geological Wonders, Part II - is an additional class being offered.

Thursdays, Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16 from 9-11am for $30 in BELL 1

**Contact the office if you are interested in registering for this class**

New Face in CLR Office

We have a new full-time staff member at the CLR office. It's Beverly (“Bev”) Pomering, who started June 30 as Program Assistant II. She is a graduate of Rasmussen College with an associate degree in business management. She has more than 10 years of office and customer service experience, most recently at Valkommen Plaza as the assistant manager.

Bev is married to Terry and they have two sons, Jason, 13, and Alex, 15. She said she is glad to be a part of CLR and looks forward to meeting everyone. And we're glad to have her!

Bev Pomering
What's the Word?


What do horses have to do with "horseradish"?

Some references say horses should have absolutely nothing to do with it because the plant is poisonous for the animals. Others say eating the plant will just be unpleasant for them. The "horse" in "horseradish" is likely an example of the word used as an adjective for "large, strong, or coarse." The root of "radish" is the Latin "radix", or literally, "root".

What's the Word is written by Barry Wood, former Rockford Register Star columnist and CLR Publicity/Media Committee Chairperson.