LLCC will be conducting controlled burns on the prairie areas of campus over the next few weeks, weather permitting. The burns will be conducted on the upper prairie on the north side of Menard Hall, on the south and west sides of the Workforce Careers Center and on both sides of the entrance to campus.

The controlled burns are a coordinated effort of LLCC’s Facilities Services department, biology classes and the LLCC Environmental Club. The burns have been approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

A sincere thank-you from Doris Williams

Regarding the recent loss of my mother, I wish to thank all of the LLCC family who sent cards or flowers, offered prayers and/or words of comfort and encouragement, attended the services, or maybe just thought about me and my family during this difficult time.  Your thoughtfulness did not go unnoticed and meant so much to me.  It is so nice to know that people you work with care about you in this way.  Thanks again.

Yummy treats from the Chemistry Club today 9-2

The Chemistry Club is holding a bake sale today, March 17 from 9 AM to 2 PM in A. Lincoln Commons.  All proceeds will be donated to the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, which benefits the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault.

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.