LLCC closed for Thanksgiving recess Nov. 22-26

LLCC closed for Thanksgiving recess Nov. 22-26LLCC will be closed for Thanksgiving recess Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 26. No classes will be held, and all administrative offices at the Springfield campus and outlying locations in the LLCC district will be closed, with the exceptions of LLCC’s Capital City Training Center and the Illinois Small Business Development Center (ISBDC).

LLCC’s Capital City Training Center will maintain regular office hours on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 24. The ISBDC at LLCC is open 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 22 and is closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 24.

Classes and regular business hours will resume at all locations Monday, Nov. 27.

In the news

Becky Parton, dean of academic innovation and e-learning, and Dr. Jason Dockter, professor of English, appeared on the FOX-55 Good Day Illinois program Nov. 17 to discuss the 20th anniversary of online education at LLCC.

Jolene Adams, coordinator, and Jay Kitterman, consultant, Culinary Institute, were interviewed by former LLCC culinary student Erin Hovey for a story on culinary offerings through Community Education for the January edition of SO magazine.

LLCC agriculture student Emmi Fisher, winner of a National Black Farmers Association scholarship for the third year in a row, was interviewed Nov. 16 for a profile in the State Journal-Register.

Loggers finish third at NJCAA national tournament

Congratulations to the Loggers volleyball team, coached by Jim Dietz, who finished third in the NJCAA national tournament Saturday. After losing to #1 Owen, the Loggers upset Parkland 15-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-17, 15-12 for a final record of 37-7.  This was the third year in a row the Loggers reached the national tourney.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Nov. 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. The LLCC Gay-Straight Alliance is sponsoring an information table in A. Lincoln Commons today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. where you can learn more.

SRA popcorn orders due today

The LLCC Student Radiographer Association (SRA) is selling Double Good popcorn to help raise funds for an upcoming student conference, and orders are due today, Nov. 20. To place your order or for additional information, please contact the SRA advisors: Sharon Cheek at or 786-2499, or Janelle Murphy at or 786-2408.

Double Good popcornAvailable flavors include Little Kettle That Could, In a Caramel Nutshell, My Main Cheese, Easy Peasy Caramel Cheesy, In Queso Fire and more. Package options range from snack bags to signature gift tins. Wouldn’t these make great Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers? View all the available flavors, package options and prices.

Games Club hosting book signing event

The LLCC Games Club is hosting a book signing event for LLCC student and novelist Benjamin Grafton tomorrow in A. Lincoln Commons from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. His novel is titled “Project M.E.R.C.” Ben will provide readings from the novel, and there will be a Q&A session. The signed copy of the book will be available for $10. Light refreshments will be provided.

You shop, Design Ideas gives back to LLCC Foundation!

Design Ideas shop for charityThe LLCC Foundation has partnered with local business Design Ideas as one of their favorite charities to celebrate the season of giving. Through Nov. 23, use our unique promo code LLCCF20 on the Design Ideas online shop. You’ll receive an extra 20 percent off your purchase, and they’ll donate 20 percent of sales to the LLCC Foundation! Score unreal deals: they will be running special promotions every other day on their website starting today that can be used in combination with our promo code. Receive up to 80 percent off retail prices when you use promo code LLCCF20!

Design Ideas had a holiday storefront in the past but has moved all shopping online this year.  View the interactive promotional calendar.

LLCC Theatre presents “Alice’s Wonderland” Dec. 8, 9, 10

LLCC Theatre in collaboration with Cutlass Artists will present “Alice’s Wonderland,” a new collaborative adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” from the text by Lewis Carroll, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8, 9 and 10.

The production is directed and adapted by Mark Hardiman, LLCC professor of theatre. Saturday’s performance will feature a pre-show discussion led by Dr. Deborah Brothers, LLCC professor of English.

The production will be staged in the lower level of Sangamon Hall South. Seating is limited to 20 patrons per night, with tickets, at $15 each, available at Tickets are only sold online or by calling the customer service number 866-710-8942. They will be available up to one hour prior to performances.

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Community education teaching proposals due today

LLCC 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 summer/fall 2018 course proposals by today, Nov. 17, 2017 at

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, email or call 786-2430.

Controlled prairie burns on Springfield campus

Lincoln Land Community College is conducting controlled burns on the prairie areas of the Springfield campus over the next several weeks, weather permitting. The burns will be on the upper prairie on the north side of Menard Hall, on the west side of the Workforce Careers Center and on both sides of the entrance to campus.

The controlled burns are coordinated by LLCC Facilities Services and have been approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.