In the News

The State Journal-Register and WICS ran stories on the LLCC Board of Trustees meeting Feb. 25 at which trustees voted down a motion to end the LLCC soccer program. Board Chair Justin Reichert was interviewed.

WICS covered the Ag Club’s Farmer’s Share Luncheon Feb. 25, interviewing club member and ag student Cole Baker.

Summer textbook information due in LLCC Bookstore today

A reminder that textbook adoptions are due today to the bookstore. If you have questions, please contact Darlene Krone at ext. 62399 or Cheri Reardon at ext. 64678. Also, please note that submission of textbooks and course material to be used in fall 2015 is due to the bookstore by March 6.

“The Vagina Monologues” performance Saturday at 8 p.m.

A special alumni cast will present a benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues” at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Trutter Center. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students with ID and may be purchased at the door beginning at 7 p.m. before the performance.

Congratulations to Amber Berman

Aurelia Berman LozziAmber Berman, Student Life program assistant and fiance Tony Lozzi, along with big brother Henry welcomed Aurelia Margaret Lozzi to their family on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Congratulations!

NISOD webinar today

NISOD Webinar – Building Academic Tenacity
Today, Feb. 26, 1-2 p.m., room S0119
Presenter: Renee Wright, English Faculty, Triton College

According to Dr. Gregory Walton of Stanford University, academic tenacity is not about being smart, but about learning smart. Webinar participants review the implications of using psychological interventions to address student achievement gaps with practical classroom examples used over two semesters. Student success rates are also discussed. Specifically, participants explore psychological factors related to learning in the classroom and their impact on retention, learn how to recognize the importance of building academically tenacious students, and learn how to recognize the various aspects of mindset approaches to learning and student performance. The webinar facilitator has taught in postsecondary education for 12 years, with the last eight years working as a full-time faculty member teaching developmental reading, writing, and freshman composition. Her research interests focus on improving the academic success of underprepared students.

College Prep Summit Thursday, March 5

LLCC Retention & Student Success is partnering with District 186 and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to host the third annual College Prep Summit Thursday, March 5 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Trutter Center. College-minded juniors and seniors from local high schools who identify with groups that have been historically underrepresented or disadvantaged in higher education are invited to attend this special event. The program consists of a keynote address, small group sessions, campus tours, a student panel and lunch. Topics covered include information about getting ready for college, enrollment steps, getting through college and overcoming obstacles in their college career.

Deposits due in Finance today

A reminder that deposits are due today to the Finance Department. If you have questions, please contact Elyse Calhoun at ext. 62204 or Robin Ackman at ext. 62762. Thank you!

Today at LLCC

First-Year Experience Course forum, 9 a.m., Sangamon 2212. For more info, see LincIn article dated Feb. 20.

African-American Food and Vendor Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons. The event features free samples of African-American food, displays exhibiting the wares of African-American entrepreneurs, in addition to “Saxophone and African-American Poetry Improvisations” performed by LLCC retired business law professor and jazz musician Virgil Rhodes, J.D.

Farmer’s Share Luncheon, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Student Union, Menard Hall. Sen. Sam McCann will speak at noon on agriculture and its importance to central Illinois. Cost to diners is 50 cents, to illustrate what a farmer receives from the cost of a meal.

LLCC Board of Trustees meeting, 5:15 p.m., R.H. Stephens Room. For the agenda, click HERE.

KUDOS award nominations being accepted through March 3

KUDOS award nominations are being accepted through Tuesday, March 3. The next KUDOS award recipients will be announced next Friday, March 6. Click on the KUDOS tab in the upper right corner of LincIn to nominate a deserving colleague.

The KUDOS award is an informal way to recognize the small and large ways Kudos logoour faculty and staff contribute to the positive environment that is LLCC. The person you nominate will receive a KUDOS certificate, with winners announced in LincIn, along with what they did to deserve the award. You can make an anonymous nomination if you wish. Brighten someone’s day and say “thank you, great job!” with the KUDOS award.