In the News

The Green Celebration, featuring an unveiling of the new LEED Silver plaque in the Workforce Careers Center, was covered by WICS. Board Chair Justin Reichert was interviewed.

Battle of the Bands this Friday

The Student Life Office invites you to the annual “Battle of the Bands” competition Friday, April 25. Door open at 5:30 p.m. and bands will perform from 6-10 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus. Bands include The Blind Social, Built in a Day, Dog of Panic, Full Chroma, Geoff Leathers, Negative 17, Open D and Trepidus. The event is co-sponsored by the LLCC Student United Way. There is no admission charge; however, donations will be accepted for United Way of Central Illinois. Door prizes include a karaoke video machine, and commemorative T-shirts will be available.

Retirement Celebrations coming up!

This week join in a retirement celebration for Rich Vertrees, Vice President, Administrative Services, between 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. Please note that the event has been moved to the Student Union.

Please join in a farewell to Tyra Taylor, associate vice president, Enrollment Services, at her retirement party Friday, April 25, in the Student Life Office Club Room. Drop in anytime between 2-4 for punch, cookies and cake.

Next Monday, April 28, Admissions & Records staff will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Records Office to celebrate Ron Gregoire‘s years of service to the college.

Also, a reception will be held Tuesday, April 29th from 2:00-3:30 in the R.H. Stephens Room to honor Bob Smith, Information Technology Specialist, in his retirement.

On Friday, May 9,  2-4 p.m., the Arts & Humanities Department is hosting a retirement celebration in the James S. Murray Gallery for four faculty retirees: Jeri Buckner, Mary Fortner, Theresa Kanoza, Jean Ladendorf and Bill McCall.

In the News

Leslie Stalter, associate professor of art, was interviewed for this story in the State Journal-Register about the Student Art Show. Reception is tonight from 5:30-7:30 in the Murray Gallery with everyone invited.

Jonestown survivor Deborah Layton relayed her harrowing story of life in the People’s Temple cult in Guyana during a presentation April 16 in the Trutter Center.  Ms. Layton escaped just months before the mass suicide of cult members. She was interviewed by WTAX Radio on morning and evening shows, and by the SJ-R.

Message from Sergeant Phil Lima, LLCC Police Dept.

philThank you to my Lincoln Land family for all your prayers, gifts, and support during my stroke and the passing of my mother.  You have helped make the transition through all of this much easier.  I miss you all and plan on returning to work as soon as possible. Again, a heartfelt thank you to everyone.

Phil