Submission deadline for the 2016 Lincoln Land Review is Jan. 15, 2016!

Final semester projects make great submissions for the Lincoln Land Review! We are reviewing academic non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, digital media and fine art. As the semester draws to a close and faculty are collecting final projects, we encourage instructors to encourage their students to submit their best work in academic and creative writing and digital and fine art to the Lincoln Land Review. Of course, we are also interested in any other work students are proud of that they would like to submit. Students do not have to be currently enrolled in an English or Art class to submit; our last publication actually includes academic writing from a number of disciplines and personal work that students have created on their own!

Submissions will automatically be entered into the 2015-2016 LLCC Writing and Art Contest for a $50 prize in each category. Furthermore, publication in a campus literary journal looks great on a resume or college transfer application, while showcasing student work to the campus community and beyond.

Students can go to the Lincoln Land Review website to use our submission form: They can also submit to us or send specific questions directly to
Thanks for your support of student writing and art!

Winter Art Sale at LLCC Dec. 3 and 4; special art sale preview event, “Winter Blues,” being held Dec. 2

The Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum is hosting a Winter Art Sale Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Trutter Center, LLCC-Springfield, 5250 Shepherd Road.

A wide variety of original student art including ceramics, fine art, note paper and more, is priced right and would make great gifts for the holiday season. Cookies and coffee will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days, courtesy of the Trutter Museum.

The public may also attend the art sale preview event, “Winter Blues,” Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is $10 per person and offers an exclusive first opportunity to browse and buy art and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and blues music presented by LLCC students. Cash bar is available at the event.

Art purchases can be made with cash, checks or credit cards. All proceeds from the art sale support LLCC art students and the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

For more information about the event, call 217.786.2785, visit museum or email


LLCC-Taylorville collects over 600 items for food drive

Over 600 non-perishable food items were collected this year in the Tville food driveLLCC-Taylorville Thanksgiving Food Drive. The donations will be given to the Taylorville Food Pantry and the First Presbyterian Church Thanksgiving Food Basket Project. The event was organized by the Taylorville Student Union.

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In the news

Maryjane Million, operations analyst, LLCC-Jacksonville and Beardstown, was interviewed on the WLDS program What’s On Your Mind Nov. 23 on spring registration topics.

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

A gentle reminder . . . applications for approximately $10,000 in L.E.A.G.U.E. grants are due in the LLCC Foundation Wednesday,2016GrantsWebArtwork Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. The application and grant guidelines are below, or may be downloaded at

Faculty and staff donations to the L.E.A.G.U.E. campaign support LLCC students through grants, scholarships and other funds, including the “Pay It Forward” fund which helps students with emergent needs.

Grant recipients will be announced at the L.E.A.G.U.E. kickoff on March 29, 2016. For questions, call 786.2785.

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Ag Career Expo being held today

LLCC is expecting more than 200 students on campus today for the Ag Career Expo being held in the Trutter Center. Parking Lot #10 will be reserved for bus parking to accommodate LLCC’s Agriculture Career Expo, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

LLCC Traveling Theatre class to perform “Operation Super Hero” in December

The LLCC Traveling Theatre class is going on the road for a series of 16 performances in the central Illinois area beginning Dec. 3. The 17 cast members will present their children’s theatre production of “Operation Super Hero,” at four different locations every day on Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11.

Adjunct theatre instructor Ken Bradbury said that the experience harkens back to the days of traveling tent shows and vaudeville. “It’s a joyous and grueling experience,” said Bradbury. “The Lincoln Land vans pull up, we unload the equipment truck, set up the show in fifteen minutes and the curtain’s up.” The traveling troupe will be performing for approximately 3,000 elementary and middle school students in this year’s road tour.

Bradbury is especially gratified that many of this year’s LLCC actors signed up for the class because their first introduction to theatre came by watching the previous Lincoln Land theatre tours. “So many of my students tell me that they once sat in the audience and said, ‘I want to do that some day.’”

For a schedule of this year’s road tour, contact

Loggers volleyball second in nation!

Congratulations to Coach Jim Dietz and the Loggers volleyball team on placing second at the NJCAA Division II championship! The Loggers (No. 6 seed) played region rival Parkland College (No. 1 seed) in the title game Saturday in Phoenix, Ariz. The final season record for the Loggers is 40-6. Way to go, Loggers!