Last day for testing this week in CAS is Dec. 18

The last day to take tests in the Center for Academic Success is Thursday, Dec. 18. All tests must be completed by 6 p.m., unless the student has an appointment with an academic success professional to have the test read. Faculty may pick up their exams in the testing area until 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19. Any exams remaining after 10 a.m. will be placed in faculty mailboxes.

Annual Holiday Party Thursday includes food, entertainment and holiday attire contest

Join your colleagues at the annual Holiday Party Thursday, Dec. 18 from 2-4 p.m. in the Layout 1Student Union, Menard Hall. The event includes food, entertainment by music faculty Jane Hartman and Jason Waddell and a “holiday attire” contest.

Pull out the sweaters, ties, Santa suits, or other holiday attire for the contest. Two prizes will be awarded–one for the “most festive” and one for the “most unique.” Judging will take place at 3 p.m., with Dr. Warren serving as the contest judge.

Spring 2015 Club and Vendor Day Jan. 13

The Student Life Office invites you to participate in Club & Vendor Day on Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the A. Lincoln Commons. Club & Vendor Day features vendor booths, information regarding student clubs and campus services.

If your department or club would like to reserve a space for the event, please complete the Club Registration Form. Unlike the fall event, this event is not solely for clubs and will consist of outside vendors along with information on campus services. Forms are due by Wednesday, Jan. 7.  Due to limited space, we highly encourage those who plan to attend to submit their forms before we leave for winter recess. Questions? Call Student Life at 62241.

Online/On-demand professional development available with Go2Knowledge

Take advantage of Go2Knowledge until the end of summer 2015 for online/on-demand professional development. Go2Knowledge provides LLCC full- and part-time faculty, staff and administrators unlimited access to professional development trainings with the click of a button. There is a wide variety of topics including: 1) at-risk populations, 2) campus safety, 3) organizational development, 4) student success, 5) teaching & learning, 6) technology, and 7) open educational resources. See the attached for more information:  Go2Knowledge

When using Go2Knowledge, it is best to open in Firefox or Chrome due to possible issues with Internet Explorer.

Submit deposits to Finance Dept. before noon Thursday

The deadline to submit deposits to the Finance Department is Thursday, Dec. 18 before noon. As a reminder, if you’ve taken in funds, it is necessary to submit them and corresponding deposit slips to the Finance Department on a daily basis.

If you have questions, please contact Elyse Calhoun at ext 62204 or Robin Ackman at ext 62762. Thank you!

Donations still being accepted for Karla Martin

Karla with plaqueThe Admission, Records and Registration staff is still collecting donations for Karla Martin, program records specialist and 2014 Outstanding LLCC Graduate, who was the victim of a devastating fire several weeks ago. She and her children lost beds, Christmas presents, food and clothing, and were displaced from their home.  Grocery cards, gift cards or monetary contributions may be dropped off to Shawn Allen, Shanda Byer or Susan Mendenhall.

In the community: Dr. Chris McDonald

Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor, political science, presented an hour-WWI photolong lecture Dec. 13 at the Illinois National Guard Museum for the 100th Anniversary of the “Christmas truce.” Several of the reenactors are current LLCC students.

Important information regarding Winter Recess from Facilities Services

In an effort to help avoid any inconveniences during the Winter Recess this year, Facilities Services would like to remind all LLCC faculty and staff that the college will be officially closed, as posted on the academic calendar, from Saturday, Dec. 20-Monday, Jan. 4.

During times when the college is closed, building conditions are not maintained at usual levels. Temperatures are lowered, lighting levels are at a minimum, and access to buildings could be restricted. Snow and ice removal is also kept to a necessary minimum.

We have scheduled several projects during Winter Recess, outside of the normal schedule, to keep disruption to a minimum. Carpet will be replaced in the first floor hallway of Menard Hall, from the southeast entrance to the Vice Presidents’ offices, as well as in the connecting corridor between Human Resources and the Finance Office. Access to these areas will be limited. We will be refinishing the floor in Cass Gym and it will be inaccessible as well. We also have scheduled a power outage for parts of Menard Hall so that we may safely install a new electrical service.

We encourage anyone needing to visit the college over Winter Recess to check in with the LLCC Police Dept. by calling 622-3853.

As always, your cooperation with the needs of the college is greatly appreciated and we hope you all have a great holiday season.