Campus Visit Day is Monday

College. Are you Ready? Campus Visit Day Monday, Feb. 18, 2019Please help us welcome prospective students and their families to campus Monday, Feb. 18, for Campus Visit Day! The morning session begins at 10 a.m. in the Student Union. Following presentations there, guests will tour campus 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!

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Foundation scholarship applications due March 1

As a reminder, the LLCC Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year through March 1. Faculty and staff are invited to encourage students to apply.

It’s easy to apply. Students submitting a complete application are automatically considered for all available scholarships for which they are eligible.

The online application is available by going to www.llccfoundation.org/scholarships. For more information, contact Michelle Burger at 786-4502 or email michelle.burger@llcc.edu.

VALIC representative on campus Feb. 20

QR code to register for Feb. 20 VALIC meetingDavid Jones, VALIC financial advisor, will be on campus Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the VP Conference Room. He will be on site for 30-minute account reviews to help employees understand options and new enrollments. To register go to my.VALIC.com/seminars and enter registration code 6303SPR11AB.

BSU jeans day

The LLCC Black Student Union is hosting the “Bountiful Blessing Food Drive – Jeans Day” on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. All proceeds will benefit the LLCC Food Pantry. Anyone interested in participating can make a minimum donation of $5 or bring in a minimum donation of 10 nonperishable food items to the LLCC Student Life office. Foods in high demand at the food pantry include:

  • Canned pasta (ready-to-eat/microwaveable bowls)
  • Soups (ready-to-eat/microwaveable bowls)
  • Tuna pouches or tuna, chicken or ham ready-to-eat kits
  • Pop tarts
  • Fruit snacks
  • Juice/bottled water
  • Macaroni and cheese cups
  • Granola bars (protein bars)
  • Trail mix
  • Crackers
  • Cereal bars
  • Fruit cups
  • Paper bowls and plastic serving ware

NWS free storm spotter course March 4

The National Weather Service will offer a free two-hour “Severe Weather Storm Spotting” class at LLCC on Monday, March 4 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union. The training program is open to the general public.

The session will be led by James Auten, lead meteorologist, NWS in in Lincoln. The class will cover the formation and movement of tornadoes and other severe storms. Also included will be a discussion of personal safety considerations when severe weather is threatening and proper reporting guidelines.

In addition to learning about the formation and tracking of tornadoes, the session will give attendees an opportunity to become official NWS storm spotters. For those who wish to become certified storm spotters, Auten will provide information about the types of data NWS needs to better inform the public about the severity of the storm and what can be expected as it moves along its track. Some of the observations they need reported include hail, estimated wind speed, flash flooding and tornadoes.

There is no age limit for those who wish to attend. However, attendees must be at least 18 years old to receive storm spotter certification. Preregistration is not required. Those with special needs should send a request to Chris.Miller@noaa.gov no later than Wednesday, Feb. 27 so that LLCC can accommodate the request.

For more information, contact Dean Butzow, professor of geography at dean.butzow@llcc.edu or 217-786-4923, or visit the NWS Lincoln office “Severe Weather Spotter Training” webpage at https://www.weather.gov/Lincoln/spotter.

African-American History Month

African-American History MonthLLCC is celebrating African-American History Month during February with various events. The theme for this year’s observance is “Still: We Rise as the Journey Continues.”

Activities continue today with:

  • “Evolution of Music/Throwback Thursday” and Voter Registration Day co-sponsored by the African-American History Month Committee and the LLCC Black Student Union, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.

Read about additional events throughout the month.

Bistro Verde open today, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

sushi sculptureBistro Verde, LLCC’s student run café, is open today with a full-service dining experience from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. View the menu.

Reservations are strongly encouraged, and can be made by emailing bistroverde@llcc.edu, calling 786-2821 or stopping by the café during hours of business. Cash and debit or credit cards are accepted.

Bistro Verde will be open during the spring 2019 semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will operate through Thursday, March 7 and again from  Thursday, March 28 through Thursday, April 25.

African-American History Month

African-American History MonthLLCC is celebrating African-American History Month during February with various events. The theme for this year’s observance is “Still: We Rise as the Journey Continues.”

Activities continue today with:

  • Movie review and discussion of “Black Panther,” screenings at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Robert H. Stephens Room, Menard Hall.

Read about additional events throughout the month.