16th Annual Banned Books Reading


LLCC will have its 16th annual Banned Books Reading on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from noon-1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Students, staff and faculty will read from challenged and banned texts and discuss the importance of freedom of information and anti-censorship activism. Coordinator of the event is Dr. Deborah Brothers, professor of English, in the LLCC Department of Arts and Humanities.

Workshops this week

The Classroom: Faculty and Student Rights & Responsibilities
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1-2 p.m. | Sangamon, room 0119.
Facilitator: Leslie Johnson, Assistant Vice President, Student Services
Click here to register for this session.

Do you know what to do when you encounter students who disrupt the learning environment?  Join Leslie Johnson, Assistant Vice President, Student Success, to learn more about procedures and best practices used to support students’ success in and outside of the classroom. Areas covered will range from addressing plagiarism to student behavior issues.

Go Mobile! Best Practices For Making Your Course More Mobile Learning Friendly

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2-3 p.m. | Sangamon, room 0119
Facilitators: Barry Lamb, Director, Instructional Technology Services & Jennifer Stallman, Instructional Designer
Click here to register for this session.

Come to this workshop to learn how to make your course more mobile friendly to keep your students learning on the go! We will discuss best practices to consider when designing for mobile learning, and how Blackboard can help.

Soup & Stories: Returning Home

Veterans Club, Student Life and UIS Sangamon Auditorium present “Soup & Stories: Returning Home” tomorrow, Sept. 27, from 1-2 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room.  Please join us for a discussion about issues facing military service members as they transition from being deployed to life back home. Food is provided. Free for LLCC students, $3 for faculty, staff and community Members.

Extra 50th anniversary shirts available

A number of 50th anniversary T-shirts remain after being distributed to full-time employees. If you are a part-time employee or adjunct instructor and would like a complimentary shirt, you may pick one up in the LLCC Foundation in Menard Hall through Monday, Oct. 3. (First come, first served.) Here are the sizes remaining:

(16)    Small
(7)     Medium
(1)     3XL
(5)     4XL

SURS Counseling available on campus Nov. 16

SURS will offer one-on-one retirement counseling appointments on campus Nov. 16.  If you are within four years of retirement eligibility and have not met with SURS in the past 12 months, you can contact SURS to schedule an appointment.  Please follow the attached instructions: Scheduling your SURS appointment. Only 10 slots remain! Deadline to sign up is Oct. 14.

If you do not qualify for a one-on-one appointment, you will have other opportunities to ask questions this fall.  SURS will be present on campus during the upcoming Benefits Fair (Oct. 11) and the fall Professional Development Day (Nov. 1).  Mark your calendars today!

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The deadline to submit your deposits to the Finance Department is Thursday, Sept. 29 at 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. Please hand the deposit to Elyse Calhoun, Libby Elder or Robin Ackman as monies should not be left unattended. If you have questions, please contact Elyse at ext. 62204 or Robin at ext. 62762. Thank you!

Recital Series opens Sunday with Jane Hartman Trio

jane-hartman-picture-in-hallLLCC’s annual Recital Series kicks off this Sunday, Sept. 25, with a performance by the Jane Hartman Trio with Dewaine Ellis. The recital begins at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the LLCC Springfield campus.

The Jane Hartman Trio consists of Jane Hartman, LLCC professor of music, on piano; Gene Haas on bass; and Brian Justison on drums. The Jane Hartman Trio is a multiple winner of Illinois Times’ “Best Jazz Combo” category, has performed tours in Japan and England, and regularly performs at Springfield’s Lime Street Café and other venues.

All LLCC Recital Series performances are free and open to the public.

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Parking lot changes near Millennium and Cass

You may have noticed several changes in campus parking lots recently.  Ten parking spaces next to the Millennium Center have been blocked off to provide contractors space for equipment and vehicles for an upcoming boiler project.  These spaces will be blocked off through the end of October, the estimated duration of the project.

Also, there are now two concrete barriers at the corner of Cass Gym where the sidewalk in front of the building crosses the roadway. There have been concerns expressed regarding vehicles not stopping at the corner of the building and pedestrians not looking up as they are walking.  By placing the barriers there, the pedestrian traffic is forced to the right which places them in view of vehicles. The crosswalk will also be repainted to reflect the new pedestrian walking flow.