Board of Trustees votes to offer in-district tuition rate to Benedictine students affected by recent announcement

LLCC is offering additional assistance to Benedictine University Springfield students affected by the recent decision to discontinue educational programs for traditional-aged students there. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously in special session Thursday to allow all current Benedictine students, regardless of home addresses, to attend LLCC at the in-district tuition rate.

“The Lincoln Land Community College Board of Trustees supports the ongoing efforts of our administration to assist Benedictine students who are looking for a new educational home,” said Trustee Jeff Fulgenzi. “Today, the Board voted to allow current Benedictine students to pay in-district tuition rates at LLCC. We hope this will ease their transition and help them take advantage of the high quality, affordable education offered at LLCC.

“We appreciate that these students have made a commitment to our community by choosing to attend college in Springfield. We wish to honor their commitment through our resolution to provide them with in-district tuition rates, and, more importantly, to ease the fears they face in the wake of this unexpected transition.”

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LLCC makes Best of Springfield 2014 in several categories

LLCC made the Illinois Times’ Best of Springfield 2014 in several categories! Jane Hartman, professor of music, was voted best in the jazz group/artist category. “As the senior music professor at Lincoln Land Community College, she shapes and prods, cajoles and molds students searching to further their abilities in music knowledge.”

LLCC’s Child Development Center placed as a runner-up in the Best Day Care category and College for Kids made runner-up in the Best Summer Camp category.

In the news

Scott Stallman, executive director, LLCC-Taylorville and Litchfield, was interviewed by Taylorville Daily News for this story on enrollment trends.

LLCC students Jordan Roach, Mackenzie Carnes and Ramsey Miller were interviewed Oct. 30 about the upcoming election and Indiana’s Illinoyed advertising campaign.

In the community

Jamie Stout, director of Community Education, was a guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Springfield Westside Oct. 29. She shared information about Community Education classes, College for Kids and the Academy of Lifelong Learning.

Institutional Improvement Day–Tuesday, Nov. 4; 9am-3pm

This year, LLCC is hosting a Strategy Forum on Institutional Improvement Day Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cass Gymnasium. The day’s activities were planned by staff associated with the Higher Learning Commission. The Commission will share the day’s agenda at the beginning of the forum on Tuesday morning. The welcome and general overview will begin promptly at 9 a.m. It is advisable that you plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m.

Employees should bring a pencil or pen; the Commission and the LLCC AQIP Steering Team will provide everything else needed for participation. Please leave tablets and/or laptops at home or in your office. Neither is needed for the planned activities. Coffee and other beverages will be available in the morning. Lunch will be served at noon.

For additional details of the upcoming Strategy Forum, please review the AQIP newsletter 10-2014.

Winners of Employee Campaign through United Way gift baskets

Congratulations to these winners of gift baskets in the Employee Campaign through United Way: Barbara Eades, Darlene Krone, Mark Roehrs and Wendy Howerter. Thank you to all who participated in the campaign, which raised $16,761 to assist community members in need through various social service agencies and charitable organizations.

In the news

Jennifer Ramm, professor of chemistry, along with a mad scientist, a werewolf and other costumed students were interviewed by the SJ-R during the second annual Haunted Lab presented by the LLCC Chemistry and Environmental Clubs.

A photo of the Haunted Lab made the front page of the State Journal-Register Oct. 29. See a photo album of the event HERE.

TODAY at LLCC

Spring 2015 open registration begins: information table in A. Lincoln Commons staffed by Student Services

Bistro To Go open 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Today’s Bistro To Go menu 10 29 14

Epicurean Club Halloween Popcorn sale: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.. Flavors include: Reese’s Krispies popcorn, white chocolate and Oreo popcorn, and cayenne and rosemary popcorn.