Registration opens today for spring 2018 classes

Registration is now open for those wishing to enroll in spring semester classes at LLCC. Be sure to wear your “Register for classes today!” button to remind students that they can now sign up for courses. If you don’t yet have a button, stop by the LLCC Information Desk to pick one up!

Register for classes today!

Jeans Day for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Week of Action

It is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Week of Action. SAVE Taskforce is having programming throughout the week and would love your participation! All events will be held in A. Lincoln Commons. Throughout the week, we encourage everyone to post about their participation in DVAM Week of Action events with the hashtag #TakeAStand.

Thursday, Oct. 19 – Purple Thursday, “Talk About It Thursday,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wear your purple and bring your $5 to the LLCC Student Life Office to participate in the Feminist Activist Coalition’s Jeans Day benefiting Sojourn Shelter and Services, a local domestic violence resource center. This year, we will also be handing out purple ribbons attached to a small sheet with tips for having an informed conversation about domestic violence. Recipients of the purple ribbons will be encouraged to talk to at least one person using their conversation tip.

HCCTP repairs sidewalk east of Menard Hall

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) students have finished pouring concrete for a new section of sidewalk east of Menard Hall. The existing sidewalk was cracked and in need of repair. HCCTP teaches the basics of construction through hands-on training. So students laid out a new plan for that section of sidewalk, removed the old concrete with jack hammers and moved the sidewalk over so it lined up with the east door of Menard Hall. Students were assisted by the Cement Masons Local 18.

HCCTP sidewalk repair HCCTP sidewalk repair
HCCTP sidewalk repair HCCTP sidewalk repair

ISAC financial aid training workshop Oct. 19

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be providing a free financial aid training workshop today for professionals in high schools, higher education and community-based organizations. Participants will learn about the most challenging areas of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The workshop will take place from 8 a.m.-noon in the Trutter Center.

 

Bistro to Go is open today 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Bistro To Go is open today, Thursday, Oct. 19!  It has soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and coffee drinks available for take away. View the menu. You can also visit the LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program Facebook page for the latest menu items.

This fall, Bistro to Go is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.–1 p.m. through Nov. 16. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Orders can be placed in person, by phone at 786-2821 or by email at bistroverde@llcc.edu.

Tips for emailing your order:

  • Include what name the order should be under.
  • Please be very specific about the contents of your order.
  • Specify a pick-up time (allow minimum 15 minutes). If a time is not specified, it will be available in 15 minutes. Note: The last email orders of the day will be taken at 12:45 p.m.
  • You can add a baked good to your order after you arrive!

Fall film series “Through a Different Lens: Cultural Perspectives through Film” begins Oct. 26

LLCC Arts and Humanities will host a free film and discussion series this fall entitled, “Through a Different Lens: Cultural Perspectives through Film.” The film series will be held on select Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. in the Trutter Center, hosted by Ashley Green, Ph.D., professor of English and Joseph Hoff, Ph.D., professor of Spanish.

The films included in the series are:

  • Oct. 26 – “Diarios de Motocicleta” (Motorcycle Diaries)
  • Nov. 16 – “Monkey King II”
  • Dec. 7 – “Romero!”

Read more about these films.

In addition, the Trutter Museum will be open until 6 p.m. on the Thursdays on which the films are shown. The museum will feature a display of cultural items from the country highlighted in the film that evening!

Fifth annual “Haunted Lab” Oct. 27

The LLCC Chemistry Club and LLCC Quiz Bowl Team are hosting the fifth annual “Haunted Lab” Friday, Oct. 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. Children ages five and older and their parents/guardians are invited to the free event. Pre-registration is required at www.llcc.edu/haunted-lab.

Children will see “spooky” science demonstrations and learn about experiments they can do at home. Experiments will be conducted by club members under the guidance of Jennifer Ramm, LLCC professor of chemistry.

Science demonstration shows will run about 20 minutes and will take place in room 2215 on the upper level of Sangamon Hall. Shows begin every 30 minutes at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. While waiting for shows to begin, children can participate in hands-on activities and face painting across the hall in room 2216.

Children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes to the event. Chips and drinks will be available for purchase.

Fall 2017 Professional Development Day

Professional Development Day will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7.  Mark your calendars now and make plans to attend. Information about the day can be found online at www.llcc.edu/ProDevDay. On this site you will find the full schedule, session information and keynote speaker information for the luncheon and dinner.

Professional Development Day is a great opportunity to share ideas, learn something new or expand upon skills and talents you already have. It also provides excellent opportunities to interact with colleagues from other departments across campus. The Professional Development Day Committee has planned many activities and concurrent sessions throughout the day, with something for everyone.

This year’s afternoon concurrent sessions will focus on the college’s new Core Values: Access & Success, Diversity, Accountability, Progress, and Teaching and Learning (ADAPT). Our luncheon keynote presenters will be Charles Metz, LLCC alumnus, and Dr. Mike Ramm, LLCC chemistry professor. An ice cream social will round out the afternoon’s activities at 4 p.m. with fun and games for everyone.  At 5 p.m., we will have dinner and our evening keynote presentation by Beth Hoffmann, professor, communication and 2017 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award winner.

We have put together an app for Professional Development Day again this year. We encourage you to use the app rather than printing a schedule. In addition to viewing the schedule, the app allows you to create a customized schedule, view the session based on the ADAPT tracks, upload photos, and post and follow Twitter updates exclusive to our ProDevDay activities. Visit the LLCC ProDevDay App webpage to learn more and download the app.

Save the date, and plan on attending Professional Development Day on Nov. 7!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Week of Action and Jeans Day

It is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Week of Action. SAVE Taskforce is having programming throughout the week and would love your participation! All events will be held in A. Lincoln Commons. Throughout the week, we encourage everyone to post about their participation in DVAM Week of Action events with the hashtag #TakeAStand.

Wednesday, Oct.18 – Silent Witness, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sojourn Shelter and Services will be on campus with their Silent Witness exhibit. This exhibit both honors victims and uses their stories to convey the tragic reality of domestic violence (more information here: http://www.silentwitness.net). There will be representatives from Sojourn present to hand out information.

Thursday, Oct. 19 – Purple Thursday, “Talk About It Thursday,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Those committed to ending domestic violence around the country will be wearing purple on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, to bring awareness to the topic. Wear your purple and bring your $5 to the LLCC Student Life Office to participate in the Feminist Activist Coalition’s Jeans Day benefiting Sojourn Shelter and Services, a local domestic violence resource center.