Our Sympathy to Doris Williams

Sincere condolences to Doris Williams, program specialist, whose mother, Mardella Brents, passed away Monday, March 3.  Visitation will be Tuesday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 908 Martin Luther King Drive, Springfield. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at noon at the church.

Reminder: ITS upgrading email system

ITS will be upgrading the college’s Exchange email system over spring break. The change should be transparent for users who are accessing email through Outlook or a mobile device. When accessing email through the web-based client, users will be presented with the same contemporary user interface that is currently provided to our students using office 365. We will be sending out more information once the upgrade is complete.

Today: 1st Thursday Speaker Series

Thursday, March 6: 1st Thursday Speaker Series, 7pm, hosted by the Trutter Museum.  The event features local experts discussing various aspects of architecture. Speakers include Charles Joseph Pell, AIA, of Charles Joseph Pell Architects, Inc. in Springfield and Dave Leonatti, AIA, of Melotte, Morse, Leonatti, Parker, Ltd. in Springfield. For more info…

Thursday, March 6 & Friday, March 7: LAB Intramurals-MARCH MADNESS! Come to the Logger Lair (lower level of Menard) from 12-1:30pm and play some dual hoops (arcade-style), be one of the top scorers and win a $25 Scheels or Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards!


In the News

Dean Butzow, professor, geography, was interviewed by WICS for the 10 p.m. and morning news on the weather spotting class hosted by LLCC last night.

Brad Gentry, police chief, spoke to FOX 55 News about LLCC’s smoking policy for a story to run on the morning program Good Day today. A number of students were asked to comment 0n proposed legislation that would ban smoking on college and university campuses in Illinois.

The SJ-R photographed Campus Visit Day for a story on college choice that runs in today’s paper.

Jolene Adams, culinary instructor, prepared grilled flatbread pizza on the Midday program on WICS yesterday. See the demo and get the recipe HERE.

Nancy Sweet, culinary operations manager, was a guest of Sam Madonia on AM Springfield yesterday. She spoke about Bistro Verde and the credit and non-credit culinary programs.


Paul Van Heuklom performs Native American flute concert this Sunday, March 2 in Recital Series

A Native American flute concert called “Dragonfly Dreams” will be presented by Paul Van Heuklom Sunday, March 2 as part of the LLCC Recital Series. The performance begins at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center and is free and open to the public.

Paul Van HeuklomLLCC Arts and Humanities Professor Paul Van Heuklom is a member of the Sangamon Valley Flute Circle. Though he views the Native American flute primarily as a meditative and solo instrument, he has performed alone and with others at such diverse venues as the Decatur Lakeside Music and Arts Festival, the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind, Springfield High School Multicultural Festival, the LLCC Multicultural Festival, LLCC’s 2011 and 2012 Recital Series, and the Clinton 4th of July celebration.

The final recital in this year’s series will be Sunday, April 27 featuring Emerald Underground, a Celtic ensemble.

Message from Dr. Warren regarding PACE Climate Survey

As you know every three years the college administers a climate survey to provide data on perceptions of the college environment, and to help to inform us on what we are doing well and what may need some tweaking.  In the fall the Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) survey was administered for this purpose.  We appreciate your input and look closely at the results.  Your feedback is a part of continuous planning for improvements at the college.  An example of that is something you will see formally announced soon in LincIN.  Watch for the implementation of KUDOS, an opportunity to recognize faculty and staff for the many times they go out of their way to support our students and our operations.  We will continue to analyze results and work toward improving the existing college climate.

Click HERE to read the full report.



Charlotte J. Warren, Ph.D.


Maintenance on LLCC-Springfield phone system planned for March 11

On March 11th at 2:00pm AT&T will port over all our phone lines (except analog) on main campus from our current PRI circuits to our new Internet-based IP-FLEX connection.  The plan is to have no downtime during this process, however giving the complexity of what will be done some phone numbers may experience temporary outages or malfunctions.  The college will be closed for spring break that week.