New Basketball Open Gym class offered in Cass Gym this fall

Basketball Open Gym, a community education class which is open to LLCC employees (closed to the general public), will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon-1 p.m., from Aug. 21 through Dec. 15 this fall. Instructor is Dr. Mark Roehrs, professor of history. Fee is $25. Sign up for the class through Registration, 786.2292. More information is available through Community Education, 786.2432.

LLCC farm stand will be open Monday

On Monday you can buy fresh produce grown on campus at the LLCC farm stand! It will be located in A. Lincoln Commons from 1:30-4:15 p.m. on July 24. Please note the stand accepts cash only, and small bills are appreciated.

Youth of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois will be working their last day at the stand as part of their summer entrepreneurial training program, “Teen Career Launch.” This part of the program has been made possible by a grant from North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education (NCR-SARE).

 

 

Join us in giving best wishes to Jamie Stout July 20

Stop by LLCC Community Education on Thursday, July 20 to wish Jamie Stout, director of community education, well on her next adventure. The office extends the invitation for faculty and staff to stop by anytime throughout the day to give Jamie their best.

Our sympathy to Dr. Claire Gordon 

We extend our sincere condolences to Claire Gordon, Ph.D., professor of communication, on the passing of her father, Robert Brunner, on July 17. Following a private interment, a Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at All Souls Unitarian Church, 5805 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis. A reception at All Souls will follow the service. Read the obituary.

Current Trends in Drug Abuse seminar Oct. 2 at LLCC-Jacksonville

The Current Trends in Drug Abuse seminar is back by popular demand! It will be held at LLCC-Jacksonville on Monday, Oct. 2, 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Illinois heroin epidemic is being challenged with a wave of designer synthetic narcotic drugs. With strange chemical names such as “U-4” and “W-18,” or a street slang name of “Badger Repellent,” these next generation narcotics are up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine. This one-day seminar will update participants on the latest street drugs of abuse in Illinois and innovative community responses to this latest drug challenge.

Six CPDUs will be awarded to teachers. Six contact hours will be awarded to nurses, professional/clinical counselors and social workers. IAODAPCA continuing education credits have been applied for and are pending.

Preregistration for this seminar is required. More information and online registration is available at ​w​w​w​.​l​l​c​c​.​e​d​u​/​c​u​r​r​e​n​t​-​t​r​e​n​d​s​-​i​n​-​d​r​u​g​-​a​b​u​s​e​.

In the news

Marnie Record, workforce specialist, was interviewed by the State Journal-Register for the article, “Teens get business experience running food stand.” She is also the author of this week’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “Cooking with Herbs 101.”

Matthew Shaver, professor of digital media, was interviewed by the Springfield Business Journal for an article in the August edition, which is focused on technology. Matthew discussed the video game design program along with other digital media, art and music programs that contribute to construction of a video game.

View “The Living Tributary” ceramic art exhibit through July 27

The James S. Murray Gallery, located on the second floor of Menard Hall, is featuring “The Living Tributary,” a ceramic art exhibit by Kyle Kirkpatrick, until July 27. Campus and community members are invited to view the work, read the artist’s statement presented in the form of a riddle-like poem and try to solve the riddle. A closing reception with the artist will be held Wednesday, July 26 from noon-1:30 p.m. at the gallery.

Kirkpatrick studied ceramics under LLCC’s Michelle Coakes and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from SIU Edwardsville. He continues to study and practice where he can, including some additional time at LLCC.

 

Nominate a colleague for KUDOS by July 18

The deadline to nominate a colleague for the next set of Key or Unique Demonstrations of Outstanding Service awards is Tuesday, July 18. Award recipients will be announced July 26. Nominate a deserving colleague by filling out the online submission form. Please use the Chrome or Firefox browser when completing this form.

The KUDOS awards are an informal way to recognize the special contributions — small and large — made by faculty and staff that create the positive environment that is LLCC. Brighten someone’s day. Say, “Thank you! Great job!” by nominating that person for a KUDOS award.

Fire sprinkler testing continues July 18

As part of regular maintenance of life safety systems, Facilities Services started conducting inspections of all college fire sprinkler systems on Monday, July 17. Testing continues on Tuesday, July 18. While it will be necessary to periodically sound the fire alarm during these tests, we will strive to keep disruptions to a minimum. Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated.