Monkey King II film this evening

LLCC Arts and Humanities is hosting 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 next film in the series, “Monkey King II,” (2016) will be shown on Thursday, Nov. 16. This fantasy film is based on the Chinese classic “Journey to the West” by Wu Cheng’en. After 500 years of imprisonment, monkey king Sun Wukong (Aaron Kwok) is rescued by a young Buddhist monk Tang Sanzang (Feng Shaofeng). But the unlikely encounter has a purpose, for Sun Wukong must accompany and protect Tang Sanzang as he sets out on a journey to the Thunder Monastery in India to collect Buddha’s scriptures. On their travels, they encounter Zhu Bajie (Xiaoshenyang), a lustful pig demon and Sha Wujing (Him Law), a djinn-like monk. Monkey King II is a magical allegory based on Confuscian and Buddhist principles. Speaker and facilitator is Dr. Green.

Read more about the film series.

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 Theatre presents “Alice’s Wonderland” Dec. 8, 9, 10

LLCC Theatre in collaboration with Cutlass Artists will present “Alice’s Wonderland,” a new collaborative adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” from the text by Lewis Carroll, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8, 9 and 10.

The production is directed and adapted by Mark Hardiman, LLCC professor of theatre. Saturday’s performance will feature a pre-show discussion led by Dr. Deborah Brothers, LLCC professor of English.

The production will be staged in the lower level of Sangamon Hall South. Seating is limited to 20 patrons per night, with tickets, at $15 each, available at www.cutlassartists.com. Tickets are only sold online or by calling the customer service number 866-710-8942. They will be available up to one hour prior to performances.

Read more.

Congratulations Dr. Gary Armour!

Dr. Gary ArmourGary Armour, Ph.D., adjunct instructor of microbiology, received the Outstanding Adjunct Instructor Award during recent Professional Development Day activities held at the college.

The LLCC Outstanding Adjunct Instructor Award recognizes exceptional classroom teaching, expertise in his/her field, and commitment to innovative teaching, assessment and student learning.

Armour, who also serves as the college’s laboratory safety coordinator, has taught at LLCC for nearly 20 years both on the Springfield campus and at all LLCC Outreach Centers. This semester, he is teaching at LLCC in Springfield and Taylorville.

Bill Bade, dean of math and sciences, says Armour “frequently goes out of his way to assist and support his teaching colleagues. He is a very popular instructor and is student centered, often making decisions based on what he feels will be in their best interest. He has consistently received stellar classroom and student evaluations.”

Congratulations!

Fall Film Series: Monkey King II on Nov. 16

LLCC Arts and Humanities is hosting 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 next film in the series, “Monkey King II,” (2016) will be shown on Nov. 16. This fantasy film is based on the Chinese classic “Journey to the West” by Wu Cheng’en. After 500 years of imprisonment, monkey king Sun Wukong (Aaron Kwok) is rescued by a young Buddhist monk Tang Sanzang (Feng Shaofeng). But the unlikely encounter has a purpose, for Sun Wukong must accompany and protect Tang Sanzang as he sets out on a journey to the Thunder Monastery in India to collect Buddha’s scriptures. On their travels, they encounter Zhu Bajie (Xiaoshenyang), a lustful pig demon and Sha Wujing (Him Law), a djinn-like monk. Monkey King II is a magical allegory based on Confuscian and Buddhist principles. Speaker and facilitator is Dr. Green.

Read more about the film series.

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!

“Nexus: Drawing in Printmaking” exhibit open through Thursday

Nexus: Drawing in PrintmakingThe James S. Murray Gallery is featuring the art exhibit, “Nexus: Drawing in Printmaking,” a portfolio invitational curated by Micah Zavacky through Nov. 16. The exhibit is open for viewing Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The gallery is located on the upper level of Menard Hall.

The invitational portfolio is comprised of 19 artists that view printmaking as an extension of drawing. All prints were completed in 2016.

“A ‘nexus’ is defined as a connection or series of connections that link people, places and/or things,” explains Zavacky, MFA printmaking candidate at Illinois State University. “This portfolio is an intersection of various drawing vocabularies, printmaking processes and subject matter. The artists are innovative, yet are attuned with tradition, thoughtful and committed to the syntax of printmaking.”

Coil replacement abatement in Menard Hall begins today

Starting today, Nov. 10, mechanical work will be occurring in the roof mechanical rooms of Menard Hall and will continue through the Thanksgiving Recess. The work requires the fans that supply fresh air to various areas of the building be shut down for a portion of the day between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and heating/cooling coils to be cut apart and removed. The heating system will continue to function as normal and room temperature should not be an issue. While this work is occurring, there may be times that some areas of Menard Hall may feel a bit stuffy when the fans are off, and it is anticipated that there will be some noise disruption as a result of the saw-cutting. We appreciate your understanding during this time frame as we work to improve the overall quality of the mechanical system in Menard Hall.

Tim Ervin
Director of Construction and Environmental Health and Safety
786-9605

Veterans Day Ceremony today

Please join us today for LLCC’s 22nd annual Veterans Day Ceremony. The reception starts at 1 p.m. and the ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The ceremony is sponsored by LLCC Student Life and honors all veterans including LLCC faculty, staff and students who served in the armed forces.

American Legion Post 759 Color Guard will present the colors, and LLCC student Lance Corporal Bobby Herpel, U.S. Marine Corps, will sing the national anthem and “God Bless the USA.” The program also includes Dennis Shackelford, chair, LLCC Board of Trustees, serving as master of ceremonies; LLCC student Corporal Nate Mayfield, U.S. Army, providing remarks; and Herpel playing “Taps.”