Tree pruning on main campus begins Monday

LLCC Facilities Services will be conducting late winter/early spring tree pruning in the main campus parking lot areas beginning Monday, March 1. For the safety of our staff and students, it will occasionally be necessary to re-route traffic and to close individual parking lots. Your patience and cooperation is appreciated as we work to improve the health and appearance of our campus grounds.

OneDrive and SharePoint training

The IT department is offering free workshops in March in conjunction with Microsoft. Each session will be 60 minutes in length and attended via Teams. Registration for each session is required and managed by Microsoft, not IT. After registering, you will be sent the link in a join the event via email.

Please watch for additional announcements and the registration links in LincIn. Should you have questions about the training sessions, please email Jeris.Creasey@llcc.edu.

March 3, 2-3 p.m. – Microsoft OneDrive for Business L100

OneDrive for Business and Microsoft 365 make it easy to access, share and collaborate on files from anywhere.

Objectives:

  • Learn why OneDrive for Business is a reliable place to store your important personal work files.
  • Examine the advantages and convenience of having all your data available to you at any given time with all the different ways to access your OneDrive.
  • Keep your data constantly backed up with Automatic Backup to OneDrive.
  • Maximize your local storage space with Files On-Demand.
  • Securely share your files by configuring Access Management and Settings.

March 16, 2-3 p.m. – Microsoft SharePoint Online L100

This course focuses on SharePoint team sites. Attendees will learn how to share and manage content, find information and collaborate across their organization.

March 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Microsoft SharePoint Online L200

This course expands on more advanced features of SharePoint sites, focusing on site ownership and architecture. Attendees of this course can expect to learn about sharing and permissions, workflow management and content types.

Virtual Career Connections Expo March 4

Virtual Career Connections Expo. Tuesday, March 4, 2021. The Career Connections Expo is going virtual in 2021. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hosted by the Unversity of Illinois Springfield. Careereco.com/Events/CareerConnectionsThe Virtual Career Connections Expo will be held on Thursday, March 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by UIS and LLCC, students can connect with employers online and in real-time at the Virtual Career Connections Expo. Visit the Career Connections website today to see participating employers, job postings and chat times. Opportunities are available for students and graduates. They can learn more and register to attend at: www.careereco.com/Events/CareerConnections.

ALL free book distribution begins this weekend

"Lab Girl" by Hope Jahren. March 1-April 30, 2021. One book, 75 events. National Endowment for the Arts Big Read. Managed by Arts Midwest. arts.gov/neabigread. NEA Big Read: Sangamon County presented by Academy of Lifelong Learning at Lincoln Land Community College, Lincoln Library Springfield's Public Library, LLCC Lincoln Land Community College. The NEA presents NEA Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest.Beginning this weekend, the Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) at Lincoln Land Community College will distribute 1,000 free copies of the book “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren as part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read in Sangamon County.

Drive-through book distributions are scheduled:

  • Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2941 S. Koke Mill Road
  • Monday, March 1, 4-6 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 1405 E. Monroe St.

The LLCC Library and LLCC Outreach Centers will be distributing books to students beginning March 1 and continuing through April 30. The LLCC Library will have table displays with free books and seed planting kits at four building entrances: A. Lincoln Commons, Logan Hall, Millennium Center and Workforce Careers Center. The items will also be distributed at LLCC Outreach Centers in Jacksonville, Beardstown, Taylorville and Litchfield.

Also on March 1, Lincoln Library, 326 S. 7th St., will begin in-person and curbside distribution of the book by appointment (lincolnlibrary.info) during regular business hours.

Over 15 local libraries in Sangamon County have copies of “Lab Girl” to give away and for checkout. A copy of “Lab Girl” will also be available in 38 neighborhood Little Libraries.

Those receiving a copy of the book are encouraged to pass it along to a friend after reading or place it in a Little Library for someone to pick up and read.

ALL is one of 84 nonprofit organizations selected to receive an NEA Big Read grant to support a community reading program. Fifty local organizations have partnered with ALL to develop and offer free, fun and educational community-wide book discussions, speakers, interactive programs and arts presentations inspired by the book’s themes during March and April 2021.

Visit https://www.llcc.edu/nea-big-read-sangamon-county for a full calendar of events, book distribution points and a list of partner organizations.

Nominate a deserving colleague for KUDOS yet today!

Lincoln Land Community College KUDOS: Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding ServiceKey or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service award nominations are open yet today, Feb. 25. Nominate a deserving colleague by filling out the online submission form. (Please use a Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form.) The KUDOS awards will be announced Friday, March 5.

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!

National Engineers Week

Feb. 21-27 is National Engineers Week! Have you ever stopped to think about how everything around us — from our food to our cars — has been designed by an engineer? Hear more about the role of engineers from Jim Pierce, professor of engineering, and how LLCC’s engineering program provides students a strong foundation toward a four-year degree.

Welcome Caitlin Scott

Caitlin ScottCaitlin Scott, an LLCC alum, recently began work as the program assistant for TRIO Student Support Services at LLCC. Previously, she served as a student worker for TRIO, finance and SAVE. After graduating LLCC with an associate degree, she started her own art business, Bumblebee Paints. Caitlin is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in communication at UIS. She can be reached at caitlin.scott@llcc.edu or 217-786-4653. Welcome, Caitlin!