New edition of FORWARD is here!

FORWARD magazineThe October edition of FORWARD magazine is now available online and will be mailed to all households in the district. Read stories about various programs including aviation, criminal justice, computer science, graphic design, pre-medical, neurodiagnostic technology, respiratory care, auto body, online, green center, personal trainer and more!

Congratulations to everyone that participated in this year’s OMOT exhibit!

On My Own TimeIf you haven’t been over to see the exhibit in the Trutter Museum, head on over there Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and check it out! All of the ribbons awarded at the in-house judging are hanging by the pieces. There are A LOT of ribbons!

All of the artwork that received 1st place will advance to the OMOT city-wide exhibit at the Springfield Art Association (SAA). LLCC’s Janet Semanik will coordinate delivery of these pieces to the SAA the week of Oct. 16-20. Mark your calendars for the city-wide reception/award presentation (see date/time below). LLCC will arrange to pick up and return the artwork to the LLCC exhibit on Oct. 31.

Thursday, Sept. 21-Thursday, Dec. 7 – LLCC’s “Inspired-On My Own Time” exhibit

Monday-Friday, Oct. 16-20 – LLCC will deliver first place artwork for city-wide exhibit to the Springfield Art Association

Monday-Monday, Oct. 23-30 – OMOT city-wide exhibit at Springfield Art Association gallery

Tuesday, Oct. 24 – City-wide reception at Springfield Art Association, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (awards presented at 6:15 p.m.) Bring family and friends!

Tuesday, Oct. 31 – LLCC pick-up artwork from city-wide exhibit/return to LLCC exhibit

Wednesday, Dec. 6 – LLCC People’s Choice voting ends at the end of the day

Thursday, Dec. 7 – LLCC People’s Choice award announced

Monday-Thursday, Dec. 11-14 – LLCC exhibit over/pickup up artwork in Trutter Center

Please let us know if you have any questions!
Misty Hagstrom, 786-2466,
Judy Jozaitis, 786-2420,
Janet Semanik, 786-2217,

Photo of turtle rescue

Turtle rescue from the middle of the eastbound lanes of Poorman Drive, performed by Officer Tess Olson. Tess was on her way home after her shift ended when she saw this little guy causing a bit of a kerfuffle with inbound traffic. She promptly turned around and went back and picked him up, carrying him safely to the north side of the roadway (the way he was heading).

Officer Tess Olson rescuing turtle

Next performance in 2017-18 Recital Series is Oct. 8

The next performance in Lincoln Land Community College’s annual Recital Series will be on Sunday, Oct. 8.  The band JACK’d, with Jason Waddell, associate professor of music; Aaron Gosnell; Chris Gunn; and Kevin Carman, will perform at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center. All LLCC Recital Series performances are free and open to the public.

Other upcoming recitals include:

  • Wednesday, Nov 1 – LLCC Choir Concert, noon, A. Lincoln Commons
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29 – LLCC Student Honors Recital, 7 p.m., Menard Hall, room 2250
  • Sunday, March 25 – Chamber Music Recital with Brick House Brass and Blackwater Strings, 4 p.m., Trutter Center
  • Sunday, April 8 – LLCC Choir Concert, 4 p.m., Trutter Center
  • Wednesday, May 2 –  LLCC Student Honors Recital, 7 p.m., Menard Hall, room 2250

Oct. 10 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 Tuesday, 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 217-649-0798 or

Dr. Lesley Frederick to serve as Interim VP, Academic Services

Dr. Lesley Frederick will be serving dual roles as Interim Vice President of Academic Services and Vice President of Student Services while we are in the Vice President of Academic Services search process. She will work closely with the academic services administration, faculty, staff and me to bridge the transition period between Dr. Tepatti’s retirement and the hiring of a new Vice President of Academic Services.

Dr. Charlotte Warren, President

Thank you from Dr. Eileen Tepatti

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share your good wishes for retirement as my time at Lincoln Land comes to an end. Whether you came by the reception, stopped me in the hallway or sent a card, your kind thoughts, words and deeds mean a great deal to me and are cherished memories. Thank you for your support and encouragement for over 22 years. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve this institution and work with each and every one of you to move our college forward.

Dr. Eileen Tepatti
Vice President of Academic Services

Open house at new Aviation Center Oct. 25

Everyone is invited to an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the new Levi, Ray and Shoup, Inc. Aviation Center at LLCC, located at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. The open house will take place from 4-5 p.m., followed by a reception beginning at 5:15 and ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. The LLCC Board of Trustees will then meet for its October meeting beginning at 6 p.m.

Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Aviation Center: at LLCC