LLCC Board of Trustees meets in Litchfield

The LLCC Board of Trustees conducted its November meeting last night at LLCC-Litchfield, which serves the southern region of the LLCC district.

Vice Chair Craig Findley commented that it was a pleasure to meet at LLCC-Litchfield. “Not long after I became a trustee, we began looking at how to best serve students in this area. Many good people from this LLCC Foundation accepts bequestcommunity put much time and effort into establishing this fine facility.” He introduced from the audience former Illinois State Representative and Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig, thanking him for his efforts in obtaining funding for construction of LLCC-Litchfield.

Scott Stallman, executive director of LLCC-Litchfield, Hillsboro and Taylorville, reported that the majority of students there are involved in pre-health and liberal arts programs. A growing area is in dual credit and dual enrollment programs, in which high school students can earn college credit.

Trustees voted to confer the honorary title of “professor emeritus” on Mary Ellen Monroe-White, retired early childhood education professor. To qualify, an individual must have served a minimum of 20 full-time years at LLCC and have made outstanding contributions in teaching, participation, leadership and service to the community.

Board Chair Justin Reichert expressed thanks to the LLCC response team and others working to assist Benedictine University students in transition to a new college. Trustees earlier voted to extend the in-district tuition rate to all Benedictine students regardless of address. LLCC will conduct a second admission event at Benedictine Dec. 3, following a recent transfer fair and event at that campus.

(Photo) Just prior to last night’s meeting, representatives of the LLCC Foundation gratefully accepted a check for $62,188.95 from the Joyce Busby Unitrust. The gift will benefit students and programs at LLCC-Litchfield and from the southern region of the LLCC district. Taking part in the check presentation were (l-r) Ken Elmore, LLCC Foundation treasurer; Scott Stallman, executive director, LLCC Litchfield, Hillsboro and Taylorville; Lorie McDonald, director, LLCC Litchfield; JoAnn and Jim Keele, trustees of the gift; Lonnie Bathurst, investment advisor; Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., LLCC president; Justin Reichert, chair, LLCC Board of Trustees; and Karen Sanders, executive director, LLCC Foundation.

Multiple position vacancies announced

The Human Resources Office is currently advertising for three positions: anatomy & physiology/biology instructor, chemistry instructor and library access services assistant. Complete information on these positions can be found on the HR Portal.

Two weeks remain until L.E.A.G.U.E. grant application deadline

A reminder that applications for L.E.A.G.U.E. grants are due in the LLCC Foundation Friday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. Approximately $10,000 will be awarded at the L.E.A.G.U.E. kickoff on March 24, 2015. Faculty and staff make these grants possible through their generous giving to the annual faculty and staff campaign each spring. Thank you!

Grant guidelines, application and budget worksheet are below, or may be obtained by calling the LLCC Foundation at 786-2785. More information is available at Just hover over “What We Do” and click on “Educational Support.”

2015LEAGUEgrantGuidelines  •  LEAGUE Grant App 2015  •  LEAGUE Grant Budget Worksheet 2015

Deposits due noon on Monday to Finance Department

The deadline to submit your deposits to the Finance Department is Monday, Nov. 24 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!

Controlled prairie burns planned Friday at Springfield campus

The LLCC Facilities Services department plans to conduct controlled burns in the prairie areas on the Springfield campus Friday, Nov. 21 as weather permits. The burns will be conducted on the upper prairie on the north side of Menard Hall, the west side of the Workforce Careers Center and on both sides of the entrance to campus. In case of inclement weather, the burns will be rescheduled.

The burns have been approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

LLCC events today

Free treats (by the Epicurean Club) will be exchanged for donations to help fight hunger and homelessness in Springfield, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.

Sexual assault presentation, noon-1 p.m., R.H. Stephens Room, Menard Hall. Margaret Oltman from the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault is the presenter.

A-Team (Asperger’s and Autism Awareness Group) meeting, 1-2 p.m., MNRD 1165. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

Retirement reception for Christine Ramirez-Campbell, 3-4:30 p.m., Trutter Center.

English Professor John Paul Jaramillo reads from his new novel, 5-7 p.m., H.D. Smith Gallery, Hoogland Center for the Arts.

In the community: LLCC-J traveling theatre

LLCC-Jacksonville’sw1 Cast & KB1 traveling theatre, under the direction of Ken Bradbury, hits the road Thursday, Nov. 20 for a four-day tour to 16 elementary schools in the three-county area. Hundreds of students will learn a very meaningful message in this cheerful and musical play.

Thank you from the Black Student Union

The Black Student Union would like to thank everyone who participated in causal day Nov. 13. All proceeds will help the American Diabetes Association in their continued effort to raise awareness surrounding diabetes throughout central Illinois.