Today is Campus Visit Day!

visit. Campus Visit Day. Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-noon or 5-7 p.m.Please help us in welcoming prospective students and their families to LLCC today for Campus Visit Day! The morning session begins at 10 a.m. in the Student Union. Following an opening presentation there, guests will tour Sangamon and Menard halls and visit exhibits in A. Lincoln Commons until noon. The evening session runs from 5-7 p.m. and follows the same format. Please feel free to talk to any visitors you encounter about the advantages of enrolling at LLCC, and let them know we’re ready to help them achieve their educational goals!

This week’s Academic Innovation and eLearning workshops

LLCC Academic Innovation and eLearning is offering a variety of workshops this semester covering topics such as active learning, innovative teaching tools and internet accessibility/compliance, as well as multiple open labs for your convenience.

This week, the following workshops are being offered:

  • General Open Lab – Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2-2:50 p.m. in S0119
  • Flipping Your Class to Incorporate Active Learning – Wednesday, Oct. 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in S1103

For full descriptions and registration information, visit www.llcc.edu/workshops-training.

Lucinda Caughey panelist for Oct. 16 presentation in “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” series

Lucinda Caughey, associate professor of computer science at LLCC; Bethany Bilyeu, Psy.D., L.C.P.C., director, UIS Counseling Center; Siobhan Johnson, deputy director of human resources, Illinois Deptartment of Public Health; and Shane Overby, detective, Springfield Police Department will serve as panelists at “Pants on Fire” this Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. This panel presentation will uncover big and little lies in everyday interactions. The presentation is the second in the series “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum.

The moderator for all three programs will be Jim Leach, news director of News/Talk 94.7 and 970 WMAY. Registration is requested by calling 786-2432.

For more information and panelist biographies, visit www.llcc.edu/all-newsletters-and-special-events.

Thanks to those who assisted with Career Day at NWHS

LLCC Public Relations and Marketing would like to thank those who helped at Career Day at Northwestern High School in Palmyra on Thursday, Oct. 10. The week of Monday, Oct. 7 was College and Career Readiness Week at NWHS. LLCC staff spoke to all of the senior class during their consumer education classes as well as other high school students during study hall. The students were able to learn about auto technology, culinary and hospitality, truck driver training, aviation mechanics and construction trades. Emily Smith, recruitment specialist, was also there to provide information and answer any questions.

This visit to NWHS was a huge success thanks to LLCC staff who provided information and presented to the NWHS students, including: Christina Courier, Bob Howard, Sheridan Lane, Bob Howard and Tom Spears. The counselor was thrilled with the participation.

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Help students purchase career wear at the Suit-Up Event

LLCC faculty and staff can help students purchase career wear at the JCPenney Suit-Up Event!

Make a donation for the purchase of JCPenney gift cards that will be awarded to students the week of Oct. 21, in time to use at the event on Oct. 25.

To participate, please submit your donation along with this completed form through inter-office mail to Cathy Huffman or Marina Wirsing in LLCC Career Services by Oct. 15. Make checks payable to LLCC Foundation and write Suit-Up Event in the memo line. Thank you for your generosity!

Midday yoga begins today

Use your lunch hour as a time to unwind and reset your mind with Midday Yoga! Yoga is proven to benefit mental and physical health. Midday Yoga is a course designed to accommodate the needs of beginning yoga students as well as experienced practitioners. Participants will practice physical postures that stretch and open the body. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat. Register today!

Course: Midday Yoga
Instructor: Patricia Lanser, 200RYT Yoga Fit Certified Yoga Instructor
Dates: Mondays, Oct. 14–Nov. 4
Times: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Montgomery Hall, Room 1143 on 10/14, Trutter on 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
Fee: $45
Course Code: CEW 802-06

Campus Visit Day is Monday

visit. Campus Visit Day. Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-noon or 5-7 p.m.Please help us welcome prospective students and their families to campus Monday, Oct. 14, for Campus Visit Day! The morning session begins at 10 a.m. in the Student Union. Following an opening presentation there, guests will tour Sangamon and Menard halls and visit exhibits in A. Lincoln Commons until noon. The evening session runs from 5-7 p.m. and follows the same format. Please feel free to talk to any visitors you encounter about the advantages of enrolling at LLCC, and let them know we’re ready to help them achieve their educational goals!

Reminder about contact with the media

A reminder that contact with the media regarding LLCC classes, programs and services must go through Public Relations and Marketing per Board of Trustees policy. If you wish to publicize an event or if you receive a call from the media regarding LLCC, please route that call to PRM, specifically Lynn Whalen (786-2219) or Kyla Kruse (786-4918) per board policy 12.2. Thanks!

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Register for the Oct. 23 Inclusivity Series presentation

The first speaker in the Inclusivity Series, Dr. Penny A. Pasque, will be presenting on “Understanding Implicit Bias and Identifying Action Strategies Toward Change” on Oct. 23 at noon in the Student Union. Registration for the event is requested. The event will include a 60-minute keynote at noon, followed by a 30-minute activity at 1 p.m.

Impliicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. Implicit bias exists around race, ethnicity, gender, national identity, disability or any social identity. This interactive session will explore your own social identities and, focusing on race, define and explore the complexities of implicit bias for yourself, students and colleagues. The event will address how implicit bias shows up on community college campuses and work toward tangible action strategies toward change.

Dr. Penny A. PasqueDr. Pasque is a professor in educational studies and associate director of qualitative methods in the Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration at Ohio State University. In addition, she is editor of the “Review of Higher Education,” which is considered one of the leading research journals in the field. Her research addresses complexities in qualitative inquiry, inequities in higher education, and disconnections between higher education and society. She utilizes qualitative methodology as well as studies qualitative methodology. Pasque’s research has appeared in approximately 100 journal articles and books. She is currently the primary investigator for 1) the National Study on Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs since 2008 2) the Epistemological Injustice in Graduate Education research project with Leslie Gonzales, 3) Researching Educational Diversity – The Decolonizing Indigenous Research Team (RED-DIRT).