LEAGUE Kickoff tomorrow!

Get Your Game On for the LEAGUE Kickoff! 

All faculty and staff are invited to join the LEAGUE Committee for lunch, fun, prizes and a little friendly competition at the annual kickoff luncheon of the LEAGUE Campaign tomorrow, Tuesday, March 28 from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Student Union.
Here’s what’s in store:

  • Jennifer Ramm and friends will play as you feast on pizza, salad and breadsticks beginning at 11:30 am.
  • Play super-size editions of JENGA, Pickup Sticks and Connect Four.
  • Test your knowledge during LLCC Trivial Pursuit to earn a spot unwrapping the fabulous prizes in the saran wrap ball game.
  • Contestants will try fill to match answers with celebrity panelists in LLCC Match Game.
  • Vote for your favorite department or center in the LEAGUE door decorating contest.
  • Make your annual donation to the LEAGUE Campaign using the 2017 Enrollment Form. All size gifts are welcome and gifts are given at various levels for donating:

2017 Thank You Gifts

$20+ per pay or $480+ per year – All items
$10 per pay or $240 per year – T-shirt
$7 per pay or $168 per year – Fleece blanket
$5 per pay or $120 per year – 16 oz. tumbler
$2 per pay or $72 per year – Cell phone stand

  • $10,000 in LEAGUE grant awards will be announced at the end of the program.
  • Join your colleagues in the A. Lincoln Commons afterwards for the Innovation Celebration and ice cream sundae bar.

Thanks to all of you who help our students each and every day and to our prize sponsors:

AMC Theaters
Country Market
Firehouse Subs
Food Fantasies
Knight’s Action Park
Jennie O’Malley and Austin Simpson
Lindsay Martin, Lula Roe
Papa Murphys
Road Ranger LLC
Sparkling Clean Car Wash
St. Louis Cardinals
Wild Birds Unlimited


The deadline to submit your deposits to the Finance Department is THURSDAY, MARCH 30TH AT 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.

Please hand the deposit to Elyse Calhoun, Libby Elder or Robin Ackman as monies should not be left unattended. 

If you have questions, please contact Student Accounts at 217-786-2480.  Thank you!

Transfer Fair today

A College Transfer Fair is being held today Monday, March 27 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Representatives from private and out-of-state colleges and universities will be available. See a list of participating schools: Transfer Fair


Innovation Celebration & other PDD activities March 28

Professional Development Day is next Tuesday, March 28. Below is an outline of the day’s activities. The Innovation Celebration is being held in the afternoon (see information below). You can find details and exhibit descriptions at: http://www.llcc.edu/itde/innovation-celebration/

Additionally, there have been slight changes to the meal plans for the ARHM and MTSC faculty and adjuncts. Please note those changes marked below with **.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: LEAGUE Kickoff Luncheon
Join the LLCC Foundation for their 2017 LEAGUE Kickoff Luncheon in the Student Union.

1 p.m.-3 p.m.: Innovation Celebration
The Academic Innovation and eLearning department is hosting the Innovation Celebration in the A. Lincoln Commons. The Innovation Celebration is a series of poster sessions highlighting innovative instruction and student learning initiatives at LLCC. This event provides an opportunity to share ideas about teaching experiences, student engagement activities, and other innovative college initiatives in a casual atmosphere with colleagues across campus.

Exhibits (InnovationCelebration2017map)

Accessibility Services Faculty Resource Guide • Assessment as Program Development: How Our Assessment Process Informs Curriculum and Instruction • Brainfuse HelpNow: Online Tutoring and More! • College for Kids Summer Tech Camps • Design, Develop, and Deliver Your Own eTextbook • Learn about Blackboard Community • Lightning Deaths and Injuries Over a 50 Year Span: Student Project • LLCC Anatomy Professors: The Real World • LLCC Bird Banding Station: Highlights of our First 9 Seasons • LLCC Food Pantry • Microsoft Office 365 – OneDrive • New eResources Available at LLCC Library • The Perfect Recipe: Special CAS 121 Section + Culinary Arts Students • Rap Poetry 101: Writing Rap Lyrics in ‘Introduction to Poetry’ • Reaching Out: Innovation at the Outreach Centers and in the Dual Credit Program • Sexual Violence Prevention and Education at LLCC • SoftChalk Cloud at LLCC • Springfield Parks Project: Student Project • STEAMSEAS Research Experience in Pacific Ocean: Student Presentation • Student Success Plan • Therapy Dogs • Using GIS to Understand Henry’s Appliance Repair Customer Base: Student Project

An ice cream social will also be held in the A. Lincoln Commons beginning at 1:30 p.m.

3:15-4:15 p.m.:  The New Look of Assessment – A Panel Discussion, Robert H. Stephens Room
Wondering about the new assessment process that was announced at Convocation?  Want to know more about the programs participating in the pilot and what they have accomplished so far?  In this session, members from the group piloting the new assessment process will be addressing these and other questions during their panel presentation. Find out what they have learned so far regarding assessment and their programs through the new process by engaging in a dialogue with current pilot members.

Evening Activities:

Instructional Department Meals and Meetings

 **Arts & Humanities Faculty will have their meal in MN2250 beginning at 5:00pm and the department meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the same room.

 **Math & Science Faculty will have their meal in MN2207 beginning at 5:00pm and the department meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the same room.

Social Science Faculty will be holding their evening activities in MN 2209. There will be a potluck beginning at 5 p.m. with the department meeting beginning at 6 p.m.

Business and Technology Faculty will have both their meal and meeting at 6 p.m. in WFCC 1156.

Medical Coding Faculty will have both their meal and meeting at 6 p.m. in Logan Hall 1114.

7-9 p.m.:  Assessment Workshop for Adjuncts,  MN2201
This workshop has been designed to assist adjunct faculty in their participation in the assessment process at LLCC. Participants will receive an assessment overview to gain an understanding of assessment as it occurs at LLCC and take part in a working session to complete various assessment activities, as time allows. Participants are asked to bring a syllabus with student learning outcomes, assignment instructions, assignments and/or tests, and data from completed tests and/or assignments that need to be analyzed.

A few tickets still available for today’s Ag Club Farmer’s Share Luncheon

A few tickets are still available for the LLCC Agriculture Club’s 5th annual Farmer’s Share Luncheon TODAY from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Trutter Center.  The meal costs $.50, which represents the amount a farmer receives from a $6 lunch. The menu includes pulled pork or chicken breast, cheesy potatoes, green beans and cookies. Agriculture trivia and games will be played during the meal for those in attendance.  Contact Ag Club adviser Bill Harmon at 62573 or bill.harmon@llcc.edu.


“The Vagina Monologues” March 31-April 1

LLCC is presenting a production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. The production is being held in the Trutter Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s performance features a pre-show called “Cis-iety Interrupted,” with original monologues from LLCC students and faculty and Springfield community members. The pre-show begins at 7 p.m. followed by “The Vagina Monologues” at 8 pm. The production includes adult themes and language.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or in the ticket office in Menard Hall. More information on LLCC’s production is available from Dr. Deborah Brothers, professor of English, at 786.4966 or deborah.brothers@llcc.edu.

ISBDC at LLCC observes national SBDC day by training the next generation of local entrepreneurs

Wednesday, March 22 was National Small Business Development Day. The Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC welcomed the Sangamon CEO high school class of aspiring entrepreneurs to learn about starting and growing a business from ISBDC Director Kevin Lust and local entrepreneurs Chuck Jackson of I.D. Signs, Kim Leistner Root of Springfieldmoms.org, and Billy Williams of CTI Fiber.

Ag Club announces winners to raffle

Congratulations to the winners of the recent Ag Club raffle!

Scheels gift card – Angie Janssen, Sherman
Farm and Home gift card – Chancey Carroll, Franklin
Chick-fil-A gift card – Dorothy Marshall, Finance Department
Chili’s gift card – David Sack, faculty
Qik N Ez gift card – Becky Klatt, faculty
Qik N Ez gift card – Sheryl Blair, Virginia
Taco Bell gift card – Sharon Dowson, Auburn
McDonald’s gift card – Missy Keiser, Nokomis
McDonald’s gift card – Jill Stock, Jacksonville

LLCC-Litchfield co-sponsors Live Line event

An electrical safety program titled “Live Line” was held in the Charles M. Long Auditorium at LLCC-Litchfield on Wednesday, March 22. Approximately 115 fourth graders from Litchfield and Mt. Olive elementary schools learned about electrical safety through a live display provided by Ameren.  The event was sponsored by LLCC-Litchfield, University of Illinois Extension, Rural Electric, MJM Electric and Ameren.

Open labs for moving network folder items to OneDrive

Moving Network Folder Items to OneDrive – Open Labs

Facilitator: Jeris Creasey, IT Trainer/Technical Writer

The college is converting what is now stored on the network drives to OneDrive. If you store documents on a network drive, you will need to be prepared to move those documents into your OneDrive account before the end of the spring semester. Attend this open lab and get one-on-one assistance with moving your network files to OneDrive. These are open lab/walk-in sessions, so pre-registration is not required. The first lab is scheduled TODAY.

Date Time Room
Thursday March 23 10:00-11:00 SGMN0119
Friday, March 31 2:00-3:00 SGMN0119
Monday April 3 2:30-3:30 SGMN0119
Wednesday, April 12 2:30-3:30 SGMN0119
Tuesday April 18 10:00-11:00 SGMN0119
Tuesday April 25 1:00-2:00 SGMN0119
Thursday May 4 2:00-3:00 SGMN0119


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