Life, LTD, accident and critical illness/cancer forms due today

Open enrollment ends today for the voluntary benefits listed below. Required forms must be turned into LLCC Human Resources no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2017. Please read each section below carefully for more information on what you need to do.

Long-Term Disability Insurance: A personalized enrollment form has been sent to your home. If you are a current LTD plan participant, please note that you must complete the enrollment form if you wish to continue your coverage. If we do not receive your form, your coverage will end Dec. 31, 2017.

Life Insurance: During open enrollment, you have an opportunity to increase your life insurance coverage. A personalized enrollment form has been sent to your home. Your personalized form contains your current coverage information to assist in your decision making process.

Critical Illness/Cancer and Accident InsuranceTHIS YEAR ONLY — no approval process required. Requested coverage is approved automatically. Read information about critical illness and cancer coverageaccident coverage, an enrollment form and instructions for completing the enrollment form, if you wish to participate in one or both of these insurance benefits. Current plan participants are not required to complete the enrollment form if they wish to continue their coverage.

If you have any questions, please contact LLCC Human Resources at 786-2214.

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LEAGUE grant applications available

Now through Jan. 31, the LLCC Foundation is accepting applications for LEAGUE grants. Faculty and staff make these grants possible through their generous giving to the annual faculty and staff campaign each spring known as LEAGUE.

The LLCC Foundation will award approximately $10,000 as a direct result of the success of the annual faculty and staff campaign. Grant guidelinesapplication and budget worksheet are available here, or may be obtained at:

Donations to the LEAGUE campaign support LLCC students through the LEAGUE grant program, scholarships and other funds, including the “Pay It Forward” fund that helps students with emergent needs. Each year approximately 40 percent of LLCC faculty and staff support the LLCC Foundation through this campaign. Our thanks to our generous faculty and staff for contributing more than $53,000 to the 2017 LEAGUE campaign!

Again, the application deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Awards will be announced at the LEAGUE kickoff on Mar. 28. Please contact the LLCC Foundation at 786-2785 for more information.

Trustees honor Loggers volleyball team

LLCC volleyball team at board meetingThe LLCC Board of Trustees Monday evening honored the LLCC volleyball team, coached by Jim Dietz, for the Loggers’ third place finish at the national tournament, the third year in a row the team earned a spot at nationals. Board Chair Dennis Shackelford congratulated the players for their success athletically and academically. Among their honors, half of the team members were named Academic All Americans.

In the news

Nancy Sweet, director of culinary programs and operations, is the author of this week’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “Yummy cheese and cheeseboards are perfect for holiday get-togethers.”

Shyla Rogers, LLCC nursing student, wrote the essay, “Giving life to students’ dreams; how a scholarship changed my life,” in the Dec. 10 “Connections” section of the State Journal-Register.

A photo, “Lake Macoupin on the Campus,” taken by Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor of political science, is featured on the website proFmagazine, a website for women in higher education.

Holiday party tomorrow

Faculty, staff and retirees are invited to the LLCC Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 2-4 p.m. in Menard Hall, student union. Don we now our plaid apparel! Holiday Reels movie trivia game. Hors d'oevres will be served.Faculty, staff and retirees are invited to the LLCC Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 2-4 p.m. in the student union. Join the festivities by wearing your plaid apparel. There will be holiday reels movie trivia, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

LLCC holiday e-card

Employees are invited to copy and paste the message and graphic below to send LLCC greetings in the message of an email or as an email signature. The graphic is linked to an animated holiday e-card designed by LLCC Public Relations and Marketing.

Wishing you the happiest of holidays!
click here for LLCC holiday e-card at

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Winter recess Dec. 16-Jan. 1

Happy Holidays! LLCC will be closed for winter recess Dec. 16-Jan. 1.
LLCC will be closed for winter recess Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. No classes will be held, and administrative offices at the Springfield campus and Outreach Centers in the LLCC district will be closed. Regular hours will resume on Monday, Jan. 2.

The LLCC Capital City Training Center will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 18-22 and Dec. 26-29. The Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC will be closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1, and open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Dec. 18-21 and Dec. 27-29.

The spring 2018 semester begins Saturday, Jan. 13, and weekday classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 16. Read more about January extended hours for LLCC Admission and Registration; Advising, Counseling, Career, Services; Financial Aid; and Bookstore.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe break!

Welcome Week volunteers needed

The LLCC Public Relations and Marketing office is looking for volunteers to assist at the welcome table in A. Lincoln Commons Jan. 16-18 during the first week of spring classes. Help students get a great start to the semester by answering their questions and providing directions.

To sign up, add your name to this Welcome Week sign up sheet or contact Amy Flynn at

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Invitation from advising, counseling and career services

Please join us as we say farewell to Sam Kost, academic advisor, tomorrow from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the LLCC Advising and Counseling Conference Room. Sam has been with our office for two years and will be greatly missed by students and staff. Come down to say goodbye and enjoy some treats.