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.
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).
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.
Please join us in wishing Dr. Valerie Wright, associate dean, nursing, all the best! Her very pink and very fabulous farewell party is Thursday, Aug. 3, from 1-3 p.m. in the Millennium Center, room 2216.
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.
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 www.llcc.edu/current-trends-in-drug-abuse.
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.
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.
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.
In cooperation with the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders, LLCC biology students participate in the capture, banding and release of birds, recording information which is added to a massive data pool on bird migration patterns. Highlights from the spring 2017 bird banding season include:
- We banded 1,106 birds of 76 species over 50 banding days.
- We averaged 22.1 birds banded per day.
- The five most abundant species by number banded were: dark-eyed junco, swamp sparrow, white-throated sparrow, yellow-rumped warbler and gray catbird.
- Our 10-season total stands at approximately 16,100 birds of 118 species (no new species were added this spring).
- There were 123 birds that had been banded in a previous season (“returns”) that were captured.
- One of these returns was a northern cardinal that was banded in the fall of 2012, which would make this bird at least 5 years old!
View the final report on the spring 2017 bird banding season for more details: Final Report — LLCC BBS (Spring 2017).
If your time allows, stop by the banding station this fall! Fall bird banding season begins Aug. 21 and will be in operation Monday-Saturday from sunrise to approximately 11 a.m. The station is located north of the LLCC softball and baseball fields.