In the news

Jolene Adams, coordinator, LLCC Culinary Institute, prepared pork carnitas on the WICS Midday program July 19.

College For Kids

The second week of traditional College for Kids is wrapping up today. It is the second of three week-long enrichment programs occurring in July. The third week runs July 23-26 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students who have completed grades K-8 are on campus taking courses such as Backyard Ballistics, Dragon Genetics, Flight of Fantasy, Point and Impress, American Sign Language, Full STEAM Ahead, Powerful Potions and Speedometry!

Backyard BallisticsDragon GeneticsFlight of FantasyPoint and ImpressAmerican Sign LanguageFull STEAM AheadPowerful PotionsSpeedometry

Welcome Taylor Littig!

Taylor LittigPlease join us in welcoming Taylor Littig who recently joined LLCC as an academic advisor. Previously, she worked as a transfer admissions counselor at MacMurray College. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from MacMurray.

Taylor can be reached at 786-4644 or

HR announces position vacancies

LLCC Human Resources office is currently advertising for a research and analytics associate-data warehouse analyst, a research and analytics associate-statistician and a retention specialist.  Full details can be found on the HR employment page.

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Artist’s reception for “In This Place” today, noon to 1 p.m.

The James S. Murray Gallery is featuring the exhibit “In This Place” by local artist Will Redwood through July 26. The public is invited to attend a reception with the artist today, July 18, from noon to 1 p.m.

"In This Place" by Will Redwood

Through painting, “In This Place” captures the mood of personally meaningful places of being. “We each inhabit our own inner world of contemplation. In this place … we each take part in shaping what will be. We each have our own places of being,” explains Redwood. “These places are the subject of these paintings.”

The symbolism in his paintings conveys paradoxes experienced in life — loss and gain, joy and pain, growth and decay. “When I finish, the painting remains like a passage to that place of being,” says Redwood. “As we are each on a journey of our own, we are all together, and our experiences are often similar.”

The exhibit is open for viewing Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Redwood is a painter and vector illustrator as well as the author of two independent storybooks. For six years, he also taught art for the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield. Redwood earned a degree in drawing and graphic design from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2003. Since then, he has continued to make and show art at various galleries, events and retail spaces.

In the news

Dave Pietrzak, program director, aviation, was interviewed by WICS/FOX 55 on July 17 about small aircraft safety and aviation maintenance.

Sean Keeley, culinary specialist, is the author of this week’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “My Latin Passion.”

Teen Career Launch

Career Launch teensThe teens in the Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois’ Career Launch spent yesterday afternoon on campus learning about a variety of applied technology and workforce programs and careers. The teens then had the opportunity to learn about small business ownership, automotive technology, truck driver training, construction and electrical maintenance. They even had the opportunity to work on a single-switch wiring project and to build their very own washer toss games!

Those assisting with the afternoon program included: Jolene Adams, Jim BettsBrian Earley, Jim Gain, Bob Howard, Kevin Lust, Julie Rourke and Tom Spears. Career Launch will continue on Monday afternoons at LLCC through July 30.

Kevin Lust presenting to Career Launch teensBrian Earley showing Career Launch teens the automotive technology labLLCC semi truckBob Howard talking to Career Launch teens about truck driver trainingJim Betts assisting Career Launch teen in constructing a washer toss game boxCareer Launch teen working on single switch wiring project

LLCC Softball operating concession stand in Cass Gym this week

For the remainder of the week, the LLCC Softball team will be operating a concession stand in Cass Gym from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Employees might want to check out the menu being served — which includes a daily special, bratwurst, corn dogs, pizza, ice cream and more — as an option for lunch. All proceeds go to LLCC Softball for team supplies and games. Cash only please.

LLCC Softball team concession menu

Nominate a colleague for KUDOS yet today!

Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service award nominations are now open! They will be accepted through today, July 16. Nominate a deserving colleague by filling out the online submission form. Please use the Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form. The KUDOS awards will be announced July 25.

The KUDOS awards are an informal way to recognize the special contributions — small and large — made by faculty and staff that create the positive environment that is LLCC. Brighten someone’s day. Say, “Thank you! Great job!” by nominating that person for a KUDOS award!

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