BSU Open Mic March 20th!

BSU Open Mic March 20th!

The LLCC Black Student Union is hosting an open mic night today, March 20, in A. Lincoln Commons from 5-8 p.m. Open mic night is a social event sponsored by the BSU where LLCC students and staff have a platform to openly express their voice and talents through poetry, singing, dance, instrumental solos and spoken word. Come showcase your talents and let your voice be heard!

Thank you from Dr. Cynthia Maskey

I would like to thank everyone at the college for the support and kindness shown to me during the time of my Mother’s illness and death. The care and compassion provided to me during this difficult time just confirms what I already knew- the people at LLCC are my second family.

Murray Gallery features “Herbaria and Otherwords” March 19-April 5

art by MazrimThe James S. Murray Gallery is featuring the exhibit “Herbaria and Otherwords” by local artist Ruthan Mazrim starting today through April 5. The campus community as well as the public is invited to attend a reception with the artist on March 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Herbaria and Otherwords” represents a body of work influenced by the tradition of botanical collections that was popular during the Victorian era. However, unlike standard collections, Mazrim alters and manipulates dried plant remains, adding pigment, fibers and found objects. “The use of text adds to or changes the meaning of the specimens,” says Mazrim.

Her exhibit also includes works that incorporate pages or covers from vintage books. “It is a reference to the speculation about the future demise of printed books,” she explains.

Mazrim was born in rural Minnesota but has spent most of her adult life in central Illinois. She studied art at LLCC, Sangamon State University, University of Minnesota, Arrowmont School in Tennessee and Penland School in North Carolina. Her work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Seattle and throughout the Midwest.

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.