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.


PTK Silent Auction Thursday to benefit Henson Robinson Zoo

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will hold a Silent Auction in A. Lincoln Commons Thursday, April 17 from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the Henson Robinson Zoo. Several baskets containing items donated by local businesses will be up for auction. Click Silent Auction Descriptions to see detailed descriptions and pictures of the baskets.

In conjunction with the Silent Auction will be a Bake Sale, with proceeds benefitting LLCC’s Alpha Epsilon Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

Phi Theta Kappa is an honorary organization which encourages scholarship, service, leadership and fellowship.  Please come and support these two events on Thursday, April 17! For more information, contact Claire Gordon, PTK Advisor, (or 6-4944).

Retirement Party for Rich Vertrees!

balloon_retirementPlease join in a retirement celebration for Rich Vertrees, Vice President, Administrative Services, on Thursday, April 24, in the Stephens Room. Please stop by between 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for punch, cookies and cake.


balloon_retirementAfter 27+ years at Lincoln Land, Ron Gregoire is leaving the helm of Admissions & Records and sailing off into retirement. To celebrate his years of service to the college, Ron’s staff will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 28, in the Records Office. Make plans now to join us … there will be treats! We also will be collecting cards, if you care to bring one. The party has a nautical theme and sailing jargon is welcomed but no salty language, please!

Member of Jim Jones’ People’s Temple in Guyana to speak at LLCC Wednesday

Deborah Layton, a high-level member of Jim Jones’ People’s Temple in Guyana, who escaped the cult in 1978, will speak at Lincoln Land Community College Wednesday, April 16. The 1 p.m. presentation will be held in the Trutter Center.

Ms. Layton left the cult just months before over 900 people drank cyanide punch and committed “revolutionary suicide.” A book signing will follow the presentation, which is entitled, “Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor’s Story of Life and Death in the People’s Temple.”

The event is sponsored by LLCC Student Life.

Student Art Show opens today; reception Thursday

LLCC’s Annual Student Art Show opens today in the James S. Murray Gallery on the second floor of Menard Hall.

A reception will be held Thursday, April 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the gallery, where award winners will be announced in several categories. Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited.

The student show will be open for viewing until May 8. Khara Koffel, associate professor of art and director of the art program at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, is serving as juror for the show.


Honors biology students to display research projects April 16 in A. Lincoln Commons

LLCC honors students enrolled in the Biological Field Studies course in Belize will present their research projects at a symposium April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  in A. Lincoln Commons.

Please stop by the tables and see the students’ work on display boards and in PowerPoint presentations.

Participating students are Johnathon Reeves, Tim Schaeffer, Annisa Kumerow, Brett Davis, Lindsey Carter, Ashley Holshouser, Gabe Krukowski, Sam Woolsey, Jennifer Faulkner, Heather Parsons and Carissa DuBois.


Last day to nominate for Distinguished Service Award

The deadline for Distinguished Service Award nominations is TODAY, April 11. Please take a moment to review the attached information and submit a nomination for faculty and/or staff who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating exemplary leadership and promoting a learner-centered environment as well as service to the college community.

DSA Flyer 2014                        DSA Nomination Form 2014