New Fawns on Campus

We’ve had a fawn sighting on the Springfield campus! Dr. Chris McDonald, professor of Political Science, found them Friday evening and captured this photograph.


Fall textbook sales begin July 14

A reminder that sales for books and materials for fall courses start July 14 at main campus (for purchases with cash, check or credit/debit cards) and Aug. 13 for financial aid. Please check the Bookstore website for other important upcoming dates to share with your students.

Foundation’s Grow Beyond campaign continues to grow!

check smallLitchfield National Bank is the latest to make a gift to the Grow Beyond campaign. Thanks to friends like Litchfield National Bank the LLCC Foundation Grow Beyond endowment fund campaign has now surpassed $870,000 with a goal to secure $2.5- million by 2017, the college’s 50th anniversary!

Pictured: Karen Sanders, LLCC Foundation Executive Director; Frank Fleming, Litchfield National Bank; and Ken Elmore, LLCC Foundation Treasurer

The Summer KUDOS Award goes to these 9 outstanding employees!

Kudos logoKUDOS to these employees for going above and beyond to assist others and for living LLCC’s core values! Each will receive a KUDOS certificate today.

Sandy Bonn, Shanda Byer, Nancy Cobetto, Sylvester (Chad) Jones, Nina Koch, Jamie McCoy, Ashley Miller, David Pietrzak, Amy Williams

Click Summer 2014 KUDOS to read what they did and who nominated them!

The next KUDOS will be announced during the Fall semester. Nominate a deserving colleague by clicking on the KUDOS tab in the upper right corner of LincIn.

The KUDOS award is an informal way to recognize the small and large ways our faculty and staff contribute to the positive environment that is LLCC. The person you nominate will receive a KUDOS certificate, with winners announced monthly in LincIn. You can make an anonymous nomination if you wish. Brighten someone’s day and say “thank you, great job!” with the KUDOS award.

Funeral arrangements for Isaac “Marty” Morris

Morris martyIsaac “Marty” Morris, 2010 outstanding adjunct instructor at LLCC, passed away June 16.

Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Thursday, June 26, at Grace Lutheran Church, 714 E. Capitol, Springfield.

Lie-in-State: 10-11 a.m., Friday, June 27,  at Grace Lutheran Church.

Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Friday, June 27, 2014, at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Thomas B. Christell, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Read the full obituary.

Beginning in 1982, Marty taught a variety of courses at LLCC in the fields of logic, ethics, philosophy and world religions. He developed and taught an online logic course along with hybrid courses in the ASAP accelerated degree program. He was the published author of the novels “Absence of Goodness” and “Along the River Road.” His nominator for the outstanding adjunct award wrote, “He has rightfully developed a reputation as an excellent instructor willing to serve at any LLCC campus…and to step up to the plate for LLCC in many capacities.”

Our sympathy to Marty’s family, many friends and colleagues.

Spring 2014 Bird Banding Season Results


The LLCC bird banding station had another busy seasion! We ended with 1391 birds of 82 species … the highest number of species we had in the 3 previous banding seasons was 70!  Check out the final report: LLCC BBS Spring 2014 Report

Thanks again to all for your time and support of this project that exposed some 200 LLCC students to biology in action!

Our fall banding season will begin the last week of August!

Next KUDOS to be awarded July 1- nominate a deserving colleague today!

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Only a few more days to make nominations before the next group of KUDOS award winners are announced in LincIn July 1! Winners will be announced five times per year; once in the summer, and twice in the fall and spring semesters. Nominate a deserving colleague today by selecting “KUDOS Nomination” at the top right of LincIn.

Bookstore to be closed for inventory

The LLCC Bookstore will be closed for its annual physical inventory on Wednesday, June 25, Thursday, June 26, and Monday, June 30, and will reopen Tuesday, July 1. Normal summer bookstore hours are Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Accounts Payable checks can be direct deposited

Did you know that direct deposit is available for Accounts Payable checks? You can have any reimbursement that you would normally get from Accounts Payable (post- travel reimbursements, mileage, etc.) directly deposited into your bank account. Forms are available in Accounts Payable located in the Finance Department. Please contact Jill Whitney at or X62256 for information.