Arrangements for Dick Rogers

Dick RogersCondolences to family and friends of Dick Rogers, retired automotive professor, who passed away Aug. 19. A visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, 4-6 p.m. at Ellinger-Kunz and Park Funeral Home in Springfield. Memorial donations may be directed to the LLCC Foundation for the Ryan J. Landers Memorial Scholarship for students in the automotive program at LLCC. Read the obituary.

Professor Rogers had been a member of the LLCC family for 31 years when he retired two years ago. He and his family — including his wife Joanie, who retired last year from her longtime position in the LLCC Foundation, and his son Elmer, adjunct faculty — remain closely connected to the LLCC community.

Reception for Anderson’s “elemental” today, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

"Deliverance" by Laura AndersonThe public is invited to attend a reception for the exhibit “elemental,” which will be held tomorrow, Aug. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the James S. Murray Gallery. The exhibit features mixed media paintings by Laura Anderson, LLCC assistant professor of art, and is on display weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 12.

Anderson’s work is inspired by the natural world, including its complexities, commonalities, mysteries and working processes. “We are part of nature, yet we’re set apart from it in many ways,” she explains. “My work explores the intersection of this duality, often via drawn or painted natural imagery combined with collaged artifacts and urban landscapes that reflect the man-made world.

Dr. Colin Suchland and Tim McKenzie panelists for “Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” Sept. 18

Colin Suchland, Ph.D., professor of sociology, LLCC; Timothy McKenzie, professor of journalism and philosophy, LLCC; and Adriana M. Crocker, LLB, Ph.D., professor of political science, UIS, will serve as panelists at “Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” on Sept. 18, 6 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. This panel presentation will explore the use of truth and facts in contemporary life. The presentation is a first in the series “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum.

The moderator for all three programs will be Jim Leach, news director of News/Talk 94.7 and 970 WMAY. Registration is requested by calling 786-2432.

Other presentations in the series are:

  • Oct. 16: “Pants on Fire” – Participants will uncover big and little lies in everyday interactions. Panelists include Bethany Bilyeu, Psy.D., LCPC, director, UIS Counseling Center; David Brady, senior software engineer, match.com; Lucinda Caughey, associate professor of computer science, LLCC; Siobhan Johnson, deputy director human resources, Illinois Department of Public Health; and Shane Overby, detective, Springfield Police Department.
  • Nov. 20: “Who’s Checking the Fact Checkers?” – In this presentation, participants will discover methods of finding truth on the internet and in other media. Panelists include Chris Krug, publisher, TheCenterSquare.com; Kate Schott, interim editor, The State Journal-Register; Tia Carol Jones, managing editor, Chicago Defender; Rachel Otwell, multimedia journalist, NPR Illinois + ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network; and John O’Connor, political writer, the Associated Press.

For more information and panelist biographies, visit www.llcc.edu/all-newsletters-and-special-events.

Midday Yoga begins Wednesday

Use your lunch hour as a time to unwind and reset your mind with Midday Yoga! Yoga is proven to benefit mental and physical health. Midday Yoga is a course designed to accommodate the needs of beginning yoga students as well as experienced practitioners. Participants will practice physical postures that stretch and open the body. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat. There is a course limit of 20 participants, so sign up as soon as possible. Register today!

Course: Midday Yoga
Instructor: Patricia Lanser, 200RYT Yoga Fit Certified Yoga Instructor
Dates: Wednesdays, Aug. 28-Oct. 2
Times: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Montgomery Hall, Room 1143
Fee: $65
Course Code: CEW 802-05

Our condolences to family and friends of Dick Rogers

Dick RogersCondolences to family and friends of Dick Rogers, retired automotive professor, who passed away Aug. 19. Professor Rogers had been a member of the LLCC family for 31 years when he retired two years ago. He and his family — including his wife Joanie, who retired last year from her longtime position in the LLCC Foundation, and his son Elmer, adjunct faculty — remain closely connected to the LLCC community.

A visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, 4-6 p.m. at Ellinger-Kunz and Park Funeral Home in Springfield. Memorial donations may be directed to the LLCC Foundation for the Ryan J. Landers Memorial Scholarship for students in the automotive program at LLCC. Read the obituary.

Information about service animals on campus

LLCC Board Policy 1.26 allows service animals on campus. Service animals are trained to perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability in accordance with federal legislative mandates. It is important to never distract a service animal from their job by interacting with them. Remember that a disability may or may not be visible. LLCC may not insist on documentation or proof of state certification before allowing the service animal to accompany the person with a disability. In situations where it is not obvious that the dog is a service animal, staff may ask only two specific questions:

  1. Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability?
  2. What work or task has the dog been trained to perform?

Students with a service animal are encouraged (not required) to contact LLCC Accessibility Services. Questions or concerns about a service animal on campus can be directed to Kim Eddings at kim.eddings@llcc.edu.

Setting up time for classes to meet with the Writing Center

The LLCC Writing Center would like to remind faculty that they can bring classes to the Writing Center or request that a writing center specialist visit the classroom. We can deliver short presentations on Writing Center services in general or topic-specific presentations upon request. If you would like more information or want to set up a time for your class to meet with the Writing Center, please call us at 786-2341 or send an email to writing.center@llcc.edu.

LLCC volleyball ranked No. 12 in nation

LLCC’s volleyball program begins the season ranked No. 12 in the nation, following the 2018 campaign, which saw the team’s season end in the Elite Eight. 2015 and 2016 saw the team lose in the national title game, while 2017 ended with the team finishing third.

“It’s nice to get recognized as a top 20 program,” Coach Jim Dietz said while preparing for practice after being told of the poll. “But no one’s played one another yet. Things will start shaking out once we get past this weekend, and matches start to count.”

LLCC opens on Friday in Rockford with Glen Oaks (Michigan) who finished 2018 at 21-11.

BIO 208 students participated in cleanup of Tobacco Cave Reef

BIO 208 students that participated in a cleanup of Tobacco Caye Reef in BelizeBiology 208 students, taught by Dave Cox, professor of biology, participated in a cleanup of Tobacco Caye Reef in Belize last May. A progress report just issued from Tobacco Caye Marine Station thanked all of the cleanup volunteers. “Thanks to all of you it was a huge success with over 1,100 pounds of trash collected. We hope that all participants … continue to spread the word about ocean plastic and how each one of us has an impact.” The next LLCC Belize trip will be in January 2020 (Bio 209-Biological Field Studies) where students will continue jaguar research. For more information, contact Professor Cox at dave.cox@llcc.edu.

 

Reception for Anderson’s “elemental” tomorrow, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

"Deliverance" by Laura AndersonThe public is invited to attend a reception for the exhibit “elemental,” which will be held tomorrow, Aug. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the James S. Murray Gallery. The exhibit features mixed media paintings by Laura Anderson, LLCC assistant professor of art, and is on display weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 12.

Anderson’s work is inspired by the natural world, including its complexities, commonalities, mysteries and working processes. “We are part of nature, yet we’re set apart from it in many ways,” she explains. “My work explores the intersection of this duality, often via drawn or painted natural imagery combined with collaged artifacts and urban landscapes that reflect the man-made world.