Institutional Improvement Day–Tuesday, Nov. 4; 9am-3pm

This year, LLCC is hosting a Strategy Forum on Institutional Improvement Day Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cass Gymnasium. The day’s activities were planned by staff associated with the Higher Learning Commission. The Commission will share the day’s agenda at the beginning of the forum on Tuesday morning. The welcome and general overview will begin promptly at 9 a.m. It is advisable that you plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m.

Employees should bring a pencil or pen; the Commission and the LLCC AQIP Steering Team will provide everything else needed for participation. Please leave tablets and/or laptops at home or in your office. Neither is needed for the planned activities. Coffee and other beverages will be available in the morning. Lunch will be served at noon.

For additional details of the upcoming Strategy Forum, please review the AQIP newsletter 10-2014.


Spring 2015 open registration begins: information table in A. Lincoln Commons staffed by Student Services

Bistro To Go open 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Today’s Bistro To Go menu 10 29 14

Epicurean Club Halloween Popcorn sale: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.. Flavors include: Reese’s Krispies popcorn, white chocolate and Oreo popcorn, and cayenne and rosemary popcorn.

Open registration begins Wednesday; wear your LLCC attire

Open registration begins Wednesday for spring 2015 classes. In honor of this event, Student Services staff will greet students in the A. Lincoln Commons from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. dressed in LLCC attire. Interested students can get assistance completing the registration process in the area outside the Student Services hallway.

Student Services staff invites other members of the college community to wear LLCC attire Wednesday to help them “kick off” spring 2015 registration and to encourage students to register early!

LLCC forms Response Team to assist Benedictine students

LLCC has formed a Response Team made up of academic, financial aid and student success advisors to assist students from Benedictine University of Springfield who may wish to transfer to LLCC.

Following a meeting today with Benedictine officials, LLCC announced that it will be represented at a Transfer Fair at Benedictine on Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then, from 3-7 p.m., the LLCC Response Team will conduct a program at Benedictine outlining specific information for transfer students and parents, and providing an opportunity to meet individually with LLCC team members to assess transcripts, financial aid and individual course and credit transfers.

“We want to assist Benedictine students in any way we can to provide a seamless transfer to LLCC so that they can continue their academic programs,” said Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president.

She added that the LLCC Board of Trustees is planning a special meeting to discuss other ways LLCC can support Benedictine students and families during this time of transition.

Benedictine students who wish to contact LLCC prior to the event are welcome to do so by calling 217.786.2292 or emailing

Rose Raikes, PRM and College for Kids win awards

Rose Raikes, (pictured right), marketing and communications coordinator, Public Relations and Marketing (PRM), was awarded one of two newcomer Medallionphotoscholarships to attend the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 3 conference Oct. 22-24 in Green Bay, Wisc. District 3 covers Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and the Canadian province of Ontario. Congratulations, Rose!

PRM (represented by Lynn Whalen, executive director, left, and Greg Walbert, graphic design manager, center) won two Medallion awards at the District 3 NCMPR Conference in Green Bay: a Silver Award (second place) for best folder design, and a Bronze Award (third place) for best ad series (The Future of You).

College for Kids won “Best Decorated Booth” at Capitol Radio Group’s “Zhoulie Ghoulie” event last weekend. The prize is $500 in advertising on Capitol Radio Group stations. Way to go!

TODAY: Career Development Services silent auction; Haunted Lab

TODAY: Career Development Services silent auction, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., R.H. Stephens Room. Proceeds benefit the Student Emergency Fund.

Second annual “Haunted Lab” hosted by the Chemistry and Environmental clubs, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Sangamon Hall, rooms 2214 and S2215. Children five and older are invited to the free event.

Notice from Finance Department regarding deposits

The deadline to submit deposits to the Finance Department is this Thursday, Oct. 30 before 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.

If you have questions, please contact Elyse Calhoun at ext 62204 or Robin Ackman at ext 62762. Thank you!

Today’s events

VALIC representative Terri Bailey is on campus:  9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the VP conference room, Menard Hall. Terri is available to discuss financial savings and investment options.

Bistro To Go is open: 4-6 p.m. Today’s menu: Bistro menu 10.27.14

LLCC Big Band “Fantasy Concert and Dance“: 7 p.m. at Donnie’s Homespun in the Vinegar Hill Mall, 107 W. Cook St., Springfield. Concert is free and open to the public.


Trudy Stutzman wins parking spot raffle

Congratulations to Trudy Stutzman, admission & registration services representative. Trudy is the winner of the Phi Theta Kappa Parking Spot Raffle. Nearly $300 was raised for the LLCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Thanks to all who participated; your support is greatly appreciated!

LLCC ready to assist during Benedictine transition period

The Lincoln Land Community College Board of Trustees and President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., have pledged the college’s support during the period of transition at Benedictine University of Springfield.

Speaking on behalf of the LLCC Trustees and administration, Justin Reichert, LLCC Board Chair, said, “Our college stands ready to assist Benedictine traditional-aged students so they can keep on track toward completing their college degrees locally. Top administrators from LLCC plan to meet Monday with Benedictine administrators to determine how we can best serve students who are understandably unsure of their future educational plans at this difficult time.

“LLCC will work with Benedictine officials and students to assure a smooth transition to LLCC for students who find that is in their best interests. We are very proud of the high quality, affordable education and collegiate experience we can offer to them.”