Winter Baseball Camp Dec. 27-29 features professional instruction

LLCC’s Winter Baseball Camp will be held Dec. 27, 28, 29 in Cass Gym. Ages 8-10 attend 9-11:30 a.m. and ages 11 and up from noon-2:30 p.m. Cost is $120 per person (including T-shirt) and $140 after Dec. 20. Call 786.2426 to register.

The camp features professional instruction by Justin Knoedler, former major league catcher and current LLCC assistant coach; Ryan Aper, former LLCC player and 2013 Miami Marlins 6th round draft pick; Ron Riggle, LLCC athletic director and head baseball coach; Eric Weaver, former Major League player (Dodgers and Phillies); and Jason Knoedler, former Minor League player.

We’re at the Festival of Trees!

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If you visit Memorial’s Festival of Trees this year, be sure to look for the tree designed and decorated by LLCC! We’d appreciate your vote for the People’s Choice award!  Click HERE to find out when the Festival is going on.

Reception highlights green partnership

A reception at Maldaner’s Restaurant in downtown Springfield Nov. 20 highlighted a partnership between Maldaner’s and LLCC. The LLCC Green Center’s Julie Rourke, director of workforce development, wrote for a grant from the Illinois Green Economy Network to provide solar panels on the rooftop of Maldaner’s. LLCC renewable energy students will use the panels for educational purposes, and Maldaner’s expects to reduce its carbon emissions by 20.1 tons per year.  Shown in the photo are Springfield Mayor Mike Houston, Julie Rourke, Mike Farmer of the City of Springfieldand Maldaner’s Chef/Owner Michael Higgins. 

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Thank you from Mary Carry

Words cannot express how much my family and I appreciated the cards, flowers, memorial donation and words of comfort we received with the passing of my mom, Erma Elliott.  I want to express a special thank you to my co-workers in Human Resources for their understanding and compassion during this trying time.  I have worked here for such a short time, but the outpouring of support was overwhelming.  Thank you.

Mary Carry, HR administrative assistant

Prairie Burns on Springfield Campus

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.

18th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

Trustees and participantsThe 18th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at LLCC featured Trustee and State Representative Wayne Rosenthal (2nd from left), Retired Brigadier General, as master of ceremonies.   Doris Williams, program specialist, presented a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. The Madrigals sang “America the Beautiful” arranged by LLCC alum Damien Kaplan. LLCC Student Jeffrey Surbeck was the featured speaker. Participants are shown here with Trustees Jerry Wesley, Dr. Charlotte Warren, Kent Gray and Dennis Shackelford. Chatham American Legion Post 759 Family Color Guard presented the colors. Click HERE for a photo album. WICS covered the event.

Congratulations, Brenda Protz!

Protz civil union small“I had an amazing day on Saturday Nov. 9 and got to be united in a civil union ceremony with Jaime Estell. Want to thank some of my LLCC family for taking the time to celebrate with me: Claire Gordon, Beth Hoffmann, Tara Walk, Joe Hoff and Mark Hardiman.” – Brenda Protz, associate professor, speech

Tickets go on sale today for “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Tickets go on sale today for LLCC Theatre’s fresh take on Oscar Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. in the lower level of Sangamon Hall South.  The production, directed by Mark Hardiman, assistant professor of theatre, will explore the world of steampunk by drawing on fashion of the Victorian era. Tickets, at $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors, are available at the event ticket window in Menard Hall or by calling 6.2762.