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.

Campus Visit Day rescheduled for Monday, March 3

Campus Visit Day has been rescheduled to Monday, March 3! Two sessions will be available–morning, 9-11:30 a.m. and evening, 5-7:30 p.m. Check-in and Information Session will be held in the Trutter Center, with exhibits on display in A. Lincoln Commons and tours available of Menard/Sangamon and Workforce. If you know someone interested in attending LLCC, encourage them to attend! For more information, contact Diane Clark at or 6-4508.

Congrats to Missy Glossop!

Missy Glossop, nursing skills professional, and husband Aaron, welcomed a baby boy, Ty, on Feb. 12. Both mom and baby are doing great. Congratulations!

i.e. improv announces spring performance schedule

“i.e. improv,” the improvisational performance group at LLCC, has begun its performance schedule for the spring semester.  Upcoming performances are Thursday evenings, Feb. 27, March 20, April 3 and May 1 and 8, all beginning at 6  p.m. in Sangamon Hall South room 009.  The public is invited, with viewer discretion advised. Tickets are available at the door for $2.

As a completely off-the-cuff show, this group takes audience suggestions and turns them into long-form improv. This spring the students are performing with a surrealist bent as scenes warp time and space in an imaginative and dream-like romp.

More information is available by emailing Mark Hardiman, professor of theatre, at or by calling 786.4942.

Please refer potential student leaders to Chris Barry

Dear Colleagues,

Elections for the Student Government are coming up in a few weeks.  As faculty and staff, you interact with students every day, and can serve as the best recruiters for our Student Government Association.  Would you please consider taking a moment to refer students that you believe have leadership potential?  I will send the students you refer a letter indicating  that they have been referred as a potential leader.  I will also include information about the Student Government Association, along with an application to run for office.

Historically, most students only consider running because an instructor, peer or staff person had approached them and encouraged them that they could do it.  Many of our students don’t see themselves as leaders, but when you show them that you believe in them, that can make the difference.  At your earliest convenience could you please refer students that you believe would make good Student Government Representatives?

Chris Barry, Director, Retention & Student Success and Interim Director, Student Life


Faculty and Administrators: It’s Time to Order Regalia for Commencement!

Faculty and administrators who participated in Commencement previously: please let us know of any changes in your information before we order this year’s regalia.  Faculty and administrators who are new this year, we will need the following information:  height, highest degree earned, field of study, institution where earned, location of that institution.  If you are planning to retire before Commencement or know that you’ll be unable to attend this year’s ceremony, please let us know that so we don’t order a set of regalia for you.  Contact Susan Mendenhall at 6-2424 or if you have questions or need to provide ordering information.  The deadline is February 20.