Extended hours for spring enrollment

Special extended hours for spring enrollment! Admission, Registration, Financial Aid, Student Success (Formerly Advising). Dec. 16, 8 a.m.-6 jp.m., Dec. 17, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Dec. 18, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Dec. 19, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Dec. 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
LLCC Admission and Registration, Student Success and Financial Aid offices on the Springfield campus are offering extended hours for spring enrollment:

Monday-Thursday, Dec. 16-19, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, Jan. 6-9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, Jan. 13-16, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 17, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additionally, starting Jan. 6, the LLCC Bookstore will be open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with the addition of Saturday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The spring 2020 semester begins Saturday, Jan. 11, and weekday classes begin Monday, Jan. 13. New students should visit www.llcc.edu/getting-started or contact LLCC Admission and Registration at 786-2292 or an LLCC Outreach Center. Current or returning students can visit www.llcc.edu/course-schedule for more information.

LLCC will be closed for winter recess Saturday, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 5. No classes will be held, and administrative offices at the Springfield campus and Outreach Centers in in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield and Taylorville will be closed. Regular hours resume on Monday, Jan. 6. (The LLCC Capital City Training Center, 130 W. Mason, will be closed only on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.)

Next speaker in Inclusivity Series

LLCC Inclusivity Speaker Series. Diversity, Inclusion, Identity, Community.Save the date! The second speaker in the Inclusivity Series, Dr. Stephen John Quaye, will be facilitating three sessions on intergroup dialogue Jan. 28. The sessions include:

  • 11-11:50 a.m. – Student presentation and facilitated activities
  • Noon-1 p.m. – Keynote presentation for faculty and staff
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – Facilitated workshop with faculty and staff

The event will also be available via livestream. It is co-sponsored by the Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup, Student Life and TRIO.

Dr. Stephen John QuayeDr. Quaye is associate professor in the higher education and student affairs program at Ohio State University and an associate editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. He is also past president of ACPA: College Student Educators International. Stephen focuses on understanding how students can engage difficult dialogues honestly and productively, as well as how storytelling is used as an educational tool to foster reflection and learning across differences. He also is interested in the strategies educators use to facilitate these dialogues and what they learn about themselves in the process. Most recently, his work explores student activism, as well as how black educators work to heal from racial battle fatigue. His work is published in different venues, including the Journal of College Student Development, The Review of Higher Education, Race Ethnicity and Education, and Teachers College Record. His Ph.D. is from Pennsylvania State University, his master’s degree is from Miami University and his bachelor’s degree is from James Madison University.

In the community

Tony Rothering, professor of biology, will present the “Scientific Value of Bird Banding” at Adams Wildlife Sanctuary on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. He will be discussing the scientific value of bird banding and providing an update on bird banding projects in the Springfield area. The event is free and open to the public.

Stamps of HopeRihab Sawah, assistant professor of physics, will discuss “Stamps of Hope,” the Syrian refugee artists traveling exhibit, at a presentation on Sunday, Dec. 29, 10:30 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation (ALUUC). The exhibit opened and was hosted on campus in October and November. Some of the remaining artwork will be on display at ALUUC. More than half of the artwork sold while on display at LLCC.

Community Education teaching proposals due today

LLCC Community EducationLLCC Community Education is seeking highly motivated faculty, staff and community members who are interested in teaching topics of personal interest, current trends and/or subject expertise.

Please submit your fall 2020 course proposals yet today, Dec. 13, 2019 at www.llcc.edu/teaching-proposal.

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents as a community education instructor, please consider the following applicant criteria:

  • Possess knowledge and skill in proposed subject area.
  • Have passion and desire to share proposed topic with others.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and/or have teaching experience.

For additional information or to discuss class ideas, email Laurel.Bretz@llcc.edu or call 786-2430.

The best who-liday ever today!

LLCC. A holiday party even the grinch would attend! Thursday, Dec. 12, 2-4 p.m. Student Union, Menard Hall. Faculty, staff and retirees are invited. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. This will the best who-liday ever!Join the LLCC Holiday Party for faculty, staff and retirees today, Dec. 12, from 2-4 p.m. in the student union.

Enjoy camaraderie with colleagues, hors d’oeuvres and holiday music!

Congrats to PEERS© graduates

December PEERS graduating classLLCC Community Education launched the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Social Skills (PEERS©) in August. Congratulations to our PEERS© students and social coaches who graduated from this 16-week program on Dec. 10!

The PEERS© curriculum is a social skills training program for young adults (ages 18-30) with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or other social challenges. Topics of instruction include: conversational skills, strategies for handling peer pressure, appropriate use of humor, electronic communication, group conversational skills, good sportsmanship, planning get-togethers with friends, dating etiquette, and handling teasing, bullying, arguments and disagreements.

To promote day-to-day application of the skills learned in this program, social coaches are required to participate in the program alongside each student. A social coach may be a family member, life coach, friend, partner, peer mentor, counselor, or any other person involved in the student’s social life. Each week during the program, the young adults meet both together and separately from the social coaches, each learning relevant skills to complement each other. The next program begins Jan. 14, and registration is open. Learn more at www.llcc.edu/peers-social-skills-program.