KUDOS to these employees!

KUDOS to the employees listed below for going above and beyond to assist others and for modeling LLCC’s core values! Each will receive a KUDOS certificate.

Admission and Registration techniciansLisa Avendano, Chris Barry, Dr. Deanna Blackwell, Kenny Bridgeford, Dr. Deborah Brothers, Lyn Buerkett, Michelle Burger, Amy Chernowsky, Tiffany-Anne Elliott, Kari Grafton, Claire Heffron-McKinney, Carrie Henry, Beth Hoffman, Tim Humphrey, Asia Jackson, Leslie Johnson, Barry LambTaylor LittigLara MarshallKeri MasonJohn MooreLaurie Myers, Michael Phelon, Denese Schaljo, Lori Smith, Shelly Smothers and Cara Swafford.

View the Oct 2018 KUDOS Award Winners PDF to read about how these faculty and staff contribute to the positive environment that is LLCC and who nominated them for this recognition.

The next KUDOS award announcement will be made later in the fall semester. Brighten someone’s day and say “thank you, great job!” with a KUDOS. You can nominate a deserving colleague by clicking on the KUDOS Nomination tab in the upper-right corner of LincIn.

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Register for wellbeing assessment and flu shot clinic by noon today

LLCC will be offering an onsite Wellbeing Assessment and Flu Shot Clinic tomorrow, Oct. 16 from 7-11:30 a.m. in the Trutter Center. The registration portal for the event closes at noon today. This event is open to all LLCC benefit-eligible employees and their spouses. For those employees and their spouses who are enrolled in an LLCC health insurance plan, the wellness screening and flu shot (for those participating in the screening) are free! All benefit-eligible employees who participate in the wellness screening will receive a $50 Visa gift card – just for participating!

To register for the Onsite Wellness Screening and/or Flu Shot, open the 2018 Onsite Screening Guide (attached in email from Oct. 12) for login/registration instructions. Please note that there is a separate registration for the wellness screening and the flu shot.  If you would like to do both, please be sure to register for both.

Not available on Oct. 16? Register for a physician screening using the 2018 Physician Screening Guide directions (attached in email from Sept. 10). The guide includes a form that you can take to your primary care physician to conduct the same biometric screening. If you have the physician conduct the screening and fax the results to CHCWellbeing by Oct. 31, benefit-eligible employees will also receive the $50 Visa gift card incentive for participating remotely!

If you have any questions, please Nicole Ralph at nicole.ralph@llcc.edu or 786-2342.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Week of Action daily events begin today

Join SAVE Taskforce as Domestic Violence Awareness Week of Action starts off with Pledge Day. Visit the table in A. Lincoln Commons to read about ways you can help prevent intimate partner violence and support survivors, and then take a pledge to use the knowledge to be a part of the change. The table will be staffed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Materials will be available at the table all day.

The LLCC Gay-Straight Alliance and SAVE Taskforce are hosting a Jeans Day this Thursday, Oct. 18 in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Participants should bring a minimum donation of $5 to LLCC Student Life to participate. All proceeds will support our local domestic violence shelter and service agency, Sojourn Shelter and Services, Inc. More information about the services provided by Sojourn can be found by visiting their website.

Jacksonville faculty focus session — Accessibility Services

Tuesday, Oct. 16 noon to 1 p.m.
LLCC-Jacksonville

Students using LLCC Accessibility Services present with a tremendous variance of abilities and challenges in the academic setting. The role of LLCC Accessibility Services is to provide accommodations and supports that allow equal access to course content, course expectations and the classroom environment. In this session, we will present an overview of types of disabilities, accommodations and helpful classroom strategies, with a specific emphasis on hearing and visual impairment.

Culinary and nursing cross-disciplinary learning simulation

The culinary and nursing programs have been working together to enhance their knowledge of nutrition and patient care. Students were divided into teams and given medical case studies. Teams diagnosed their assigned patients and created appropriate dietary plans. Friday, Oct. 12, the teams had the opportunity to prepare the food, evaluate each other’s work and debrief on the challenges faced and lessons learned during the simulation. Goals of this cross-disciplinary opportunity include giving students a taste of what patients who are on restricted diets go through in making food shopping and meal choices and also to show there are opportunities to enhance patient care by helping teach patients how to create satisfying meal options that still meet their medical needs.

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Honors Program collecting Halloween costumes through tomorrow

The LLCC Honors Program is collecting Halloween costumes on campus and at several area locations, to be distributed to families at a “BOOtique” Oct. 20.

The public is invited to donate all sizes of costumes, both complete and partial, along with masks, props and accessories, by tomorrow, Oct. 16. Drop boxes are located at:

  • Springfield – LLCC Student Life Office, Menard Hall, 5250 Shepherd Rd.; Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. 6th St.
  • Auburn – Auburn Public Library, 338 W. Jefferson St.
  • Chatham – Chatham Public Library, 600 E. Spruce St.; Chatham Police Department, 117 E. Mulberry St.; Fulgenzi’s Trattoria and Catering, 214 W. Chestnut St.
  • Divernon – Divernon Public Library, 221 S. 2nd St.
  • Nokomis – Nokomis High School, 511 Oberle St.; Ugly Mugs, 125 W. State St.
  • Pawnee – Pawnee Public Library, 613 Douglas St.

Halloween pumpkins

The “BOOtique” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons on the LLCC campus. Families are invited to pick out free costumes for their children during the event .

More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/springfieldbootique.

Domestic Violence Awareness Week of Action (and Jeans Day!)

The LLCC Community is invited to join the SAVE Taskforce to increase awareness, connect the LLCC community with resources and support survivors of domestic violence during the Week of Action in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Events will take place next week in A. Lincoln Commons.

  • Mon, Oct. 15, all day: “Pledge Day”
    Read about ways you can help prevent intimate partner violence and support survivors, and then pledge to use the knowledge to be a part of  the change.
  • Tue, Oct. 16, all day: “Take a Stand Tuesday”
    Symbolic of our refusal to be passive bystanders of intimate partner violence in our community, we will have at least one person “taking a stand” in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Follow the instructions at the top of the “Take a Stand Tuesday” sheet to sign up for a time slot.
  • Wed, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: “Silent Witness with Sojourn Shelter and Services”
    From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the local domestic violence shelter and service agency, Sojourn Shelter and Services, will host an exhibit that honors the lives of domestic violence victims and sheds light on their stories.
  • Thu, Oct. 18, all day: “Jeans Day Fundraiser”
    Sponsored by the LLCC GSA, all proceeds will be donated to Sojourn Shelter and Services. For a minimum $5 donation, participants can wear jeans to work!
  • Fri, Oct. 19, all day: “Informational Table”
    Throughout the day on Friday, educational materials and support resource information will be available for anyone to take. The table will be monitored, but will not be constantly staffed. This is intended to allow a safe opportunity for individuals to access information and resources if, for any reason, they are apprehensive about interacting with others on the topic.

Questions? Email shelby.bedford@llcc.edu.