KUDOS to these employees!

KUDOS to the employees listed below for going above and beyond to assist others and for modeling LLCC’s core values! Each will receive a KUDOS certificate.

Dr. Victor Broderick, Dr. Deborah Brothers, Michelle Burger, Laurie Clemons, LLCC Community Education staff, Dr. Jason Dockter, Dave Ferrill, Melissa Franzen, Dr. Ashley Green, Sergeant Mike Hanson, Elaine Higgason, Carrie Jacobs, Barry Lamb, LLCC Library faculty and staff, Tim Luna, Keri Mason, Susan McClintock, Becky Miller-McGrath, Andy Mitkos, Soodi Nassirpour, Officer Tess Olson, Samantha Reif, Joanie Rogers, Sarah Scheufele, Shelly Smothers, Lawrence Strubhart, Greg Walbert and Dr. Beth Wiediger.

View Oct. 2017 KUDOS Award Winners to read what the above employees did and who nominated them.

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. Brighten someone’s day and say “thank you, great job!” with a KUDOS. The next announcement will be during the fall semester. Nominate a deserving colleague by clicking on the KUDOS tab in the upper right corner of LincIn.

Press conference in A. Lincoln Commons at 11 a.m. today

A press conference will be held at 11 this morning in A. Lincoln Commons to announce the 2017 City of Springfield Ornament which celebrates the 50th anniversary of LLCC. The ornament, designed by Greg Walbert, graphic design manager, is available for purchase in the LLCC Bookstore, with proceeds benefiting St. Joseph’s Home, a not-for-profit nursing home serving Springfield’s elderly. Speakers will include Sister Lenore Highland of St. Joseph’s Home; Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president; and Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder.

LLCC ornament

Grades due Oct. 16

Mod 1 grades are due Monday, Oct. 16 at noon. Please contact Shanda Byer (786-2290) or Susan Mendenhall (786-4956) with any questions or grade changes.

Photos of osprey

Thanks to Dr. Chris McDonald, professor of political science, for sharing photos he captured of an osprey fishing.

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Informational meeting on culinary-focused trip to Italy

LLCC Culinary Arts is planning a two-week, culinary-focused trip to Italy May 27-June 10, 2018, which is open to students and the community. An informational meeting on the trip will be held today, Oct. 10, at 5 p.m. in Bistro Verde.

The trip, in conjunction with Centro Studi Italiani in Urbania, Italy, will travel to three areas: the Marche region, nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea; the food valley area of Modena and Parma, located in the Emilia-Romagna region and known for prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese; and finally the city of Rome, the capital of Italy.

While there, various classes will be held in Italian language, culture and culinary heritage and tradition of Italy. This culinary immersion will also include meeting with culinary experts, local wine and food producers, restaurant owners and culinary entrepreneurs. Excursions to destinations with high artistic interest and natural beauty around Italy will provide a well-rounded perspective of Italian life and culture.

Interested individuals unable to attend the informational meeting may contact Nancy Sweet, director of LLCC culinary operations and programs, at 649-0798 or nancy.sweet@llcc.edu.

Grades due Oct. 16

Mod 1 grades are due Monday, Oct. 16 at noon. Please contact Shanda Byer (786-2290) or Susan Mendenhall (786-4956) with any questions or grade changes.

Informational meeting on culinary-focused trip to Italy

LLCC Culinary Arts is planning a two-week, culinary-focused trip to Italy May 27-June 10, 2018, which is open to students and the community. An informational meeting on the trip will be held tomorrow, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. in Bistro Verde.

The trip, in conjunction with Centro Studi Italiani in Urbania, Italy, will travel to three areas: the Marche region, nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea; the food valley area of Modena and Parma, located in the Emilia-Romagna region and known for prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese; and finally the city of Rome, the capital of Italy.

While there, various classes will be held in Italian language, culture and culinary heritage and tradition of Italy. This culinary immersion will also include meeting with culinary experts, local wine and food producers, restaurant owners and culinary entrepreneurs. Excursions to destinations with high artistic interest and natural beauty around Italy will provide a well-rounded perspective of Italian life and culture.

Interested individuals unable to attend the informational meeting may contact Nancy Sweet, director of LLCC culinary operations and programs, at 649-0798 or nancy.sweet@llcc.edu.

Fall film series “Through a Different Lens: Cultural Perspectives through Film” begins Oct. 26

LLCC Arts and Humanities will host a free film and discussion series this fall entitled, “Through a Different Lens: Cultural Perspectives through Film.” The film series will be held on select Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. in the Trutter Center, hosted by Ashley Green, Ph.D., professor of English and Joseph Hoff, Ph.D., professor of Spanish.

The films included in the series are: Oct. 26 – “Diarios de Motocicleta” (Motorcycle Diaries), Nov. 16 – “Monkey King II” and Dec. 7 – “Romero!” Read more about these films.

In addition, the Trutter Museum will be open until 6 p.m. on the Thursdays on which the films are shown. The museum will feature a display of cultural items from the country highlighted in the film that evening!

 

LLCC Recital Series to feature JACK’d this Sunday, Oct. 8

The LLCC Recital Series will feature the premiere performance of JACK’d this Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center. JACK’d is comprised of Jason Waddell, LLCC professor of music, on bass guitar and vocals; Aaron Gosnell, tenor sax, wind controller and vocals; Chris Gunn, drumset; and Kevin Carman, guitar.

Music performed will include standards from the 40s to today, with styles of jazz, blues, pop, swing and funk. From “Satin Doll” to “Waiting on the World to Change,” the performers hope to spread their love of music to all.

JACK’d members all have a Taylorville connection. Waddell was born and raised in Taylorville, Gunn is band director at Taylorville High School; Waddell, Gosnell and Carman all graduated from Taylorville High School.

All LLCC Recital Series performances are free and open to the public. Get more information on the LLCC Recital Series.