Spring film series presents “The Way” on Thursday

The LLCC Arts and Humanities Department will hold a showing and discussion of the film “The Way” on Thursday, March 22, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

In “The Way” (2010), a father hears that his son was killed in an accident in the north of Spain while walking the over 1,000-year-old pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago. The father goes to Europe to claim his son’s body. Once there, he decides to complete his son’s pilgrimage to honor his son’s memory. This is the story of a man and the people he meets on the Camino de Santiago who find meaning and purpose while on pilgrimage. Speaker and facilitator is Joseph Hoff, LLCC professor of Spanish.

Prior to the film showing, the Trutter Museum will have culturally relevant artifacts from the Trutter collection on display in the reception area. Film series attendees are encouraged to come early to enjoy the art and history.

The event is the second installment in LLCC’s spring film and discussion series entitled “Through a Different Lens: Cultural Perspectives through Film,” which is hosted by Ashley Green and Paul Van Heuklom, LLCC professors of English, and Professor Hoff. The final film in the spring series, “Your Name” (Kimi No Na Wa) (2016) will be shown on April 19. There is no charge to attend.

Chamber Music Recital with Brickhouse Brass and Blackwater Strings Sunday

LLCC’s Recital Series will feature a Chamber Music Recital with Brickhouse Brass and Blackwater Strings on Sunday, March 25 at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center, free and open to the public.

The Brick House Brass Ensemble consists of Wil Adams, trumpet; Vince Camille, trumpet; Austin Wilson, horn; Jason Waddell, associate professor of music at LLCC, euphonium; and Tom Philbrick, tuba. The ensemble will be performing a variety of Brass Quintet literature including classical selections and popular brass selections.

The Blackwater Strings Ensemble is comprised of Ashley Peterson Rescot, violin I; Mary Gamble Lueking, violin II; Rachel Gamble Helton, viola; and Chet Lord-Remmert, cello. The ensemble will be performing classical quartet selections with fate-based themes by the composers Schubert and Beethoven.

Winner of PTK parking spot raffle announced

The winner of the Phi Theta Kappa Parking Spot Raffle is Natalie Baker.  Natalie is a student worker at LLCC, and she will be parking in the reserved spot right next to Menard Hall for the next year.  Thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets, a total of $245 was raised to help defray the cost of our Phi Theta Kappa students who will be travelling to Kansas City for the 100th anniversary Phi Theta Kappa International Convention.  We appreciate your support!

Dr. Claire Gordon

 

 

Mid-semester break, March 10-18

LLCC will be closed for mid-semester recess Saturday, March 10, 2018 through Sunday, March 18, 2018. No classes will be held, and administrative offices at the Springfield campus and LLCC Outreach Centers will be closed. Classes and regular hours will resume on Monday, March 19.

LLCC’s Capital City Training Center and the Illinois Small Business Development Center will maintain regular hours.

Spring film series showing “The Way” March 22

The LLCC Arts and Humanities Department will hold a showing and discussion of the film “The Way” on Thursday, March 22, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

In “The Way” (2010), a father hears that his son was killed in an accident in the north of Spain while walking the over 1,000-year-old pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago. The father goes to Europe to claim his son’s body. Once there, he decides to complete his son’s pilgrimage to honor his son’s memory. This is the story of a man and the people he meets on the Camino de Santiago who find meaning and purpose while on pilgrimage. Speaker and facilitator is Joseph Hoff, LLCC professor of Spanish.

Prior to the film showing, the Trutter Museum will have culturally relevant artifacts from the Trutter collection on display in the reception area. Film series attendees are encouraged to come early to enjoy the art and history.

The event is the second installment in LLCC’s spring film and discussion series entitled “Through a Different Lens: Cultural Perspectives through Film,” which is hosted by Ashley Green and Paul Van Heuklom, LLCC professors of English, and Professor Hoff. The final film in the spring series, “Your Name” (Kimi No Na Wa) (2016) will be shown on April 19. There is no charge to attend.

CQI session coming up!

All new or current employees who have not completed Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) training are encouraged to sign up now for the next session on March 30, 2018! Facilitators will be Nicole Ralph and Karen Sanders. Register by calling 524-6749 or emailing cctc@llcc.edu.

Our sympathy to Shirley Warfield-Jones

We extend our condolences to Shirley Warfield-Jones, child development teacher, LLCC Child Development Center, on the passing of her mother, Dorothy Warfield, March 6. Visitation will be held Friday, March 16, 11 a.m. at Abundant Faith Christian Center in Springfield. A service will be held at noon, and interment will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Read the obituary.