Text only

Delores Robinson
English Instructor

Illinois Valley Community College
815 Orlando Smith Rd.
Oglesby, IL  61348

Office:      Building A -- Office 328
Phone:      (815) 224-0398

M.A., English
University of Illinois at Springfield
(formerly Sangamon State University)

M.A., Communication
Sangamon State University

B.A., Teaching of English
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Your Catfish Friend

If I were to live my life
in catfish forms
in scaffolds of skin and whiskers
at the bottom of a pond
and you were to come by
          one evening
when the moon was shining
down into my dark home
and stand there at the edge
          of my affection
and think, "It's beautiful
here by this pond. I wish
          somebody loved me,"
I'd love you and be your catfish
friend and drive such lonely
thoughts from your mind
and suddenly you would be
          at peace,
and ask yourself, "I wonder
if there are any catfish
in this pond? It seems like
a perfect place for them."


~Richard Brautigan


Below are links to the general course syllabi.  Students enrolled in a class will be able to access
more thorough information about assignments and due dates through the course Blackboard website.

  ENG 1001 Syllabus

English 1002
Composition II

Class Schedule
Office Hours


Helpful Links

Blackboard http://ridencat.com/
Don't let transportation troubles stop you from getting to your classes! The North Central Area Transit System (NCAT) is a public transportation, curb-to-curb service available to community members for a minimal fee. Visit their website for more information.

B-PART Information
Bureau-Putnam Area Rural Transit or BPART is a demand response, curb-to-curb transportation service for Bureau and Putnam counties. In order to meet the needs of our riders, we ask that rides must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and by noon the business day before a trip.  Same day service may be available.
Sigma Kappa Delta

The English Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges. IVCC is proud to be the home of the
Mu Alpha
Chapter. Please follow the Sigma Kappa Delta link above for more information about membership requirements and to find a printable application to join the honor society.

IVCC Home Page

Jacobs Library

Writing Center