Our sympathy to Maureen Curry and Dave Mahan

We extend our condolences to Maureen Curry, facilities office coordinator, and Dave Mahan, police officer, on the passing of their father, Wayne Mahan, Dec. 13. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 4-7 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will be held on Monday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home. Burial with military honors will follow at Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville. Read the obituary.

Holiday party today

Join the LLCC Holiday Party for faculty, staff and retirees today from 2-4 p.m. in the student union. Join the festivities by wearing your plaid apparel! There will be holiday reels movie trivia, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Faculty, staff and retirees are invited to the LLCC Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 2-4 p.m. in Menard Hall, student union. Don we now our plaid apparel! Holiday Reels movie trivia game. Hors d'oevres will be served.

Welcome to new LLCC staff!

Join us in welcoming new LLCC staff members!

Kimberly YoungKimberly Young is our new program assistant, nursing in LLCC Health Professions. She previously was a full-time student at LLCC and worked as a TRIO student ambassador and student worker for nursing.

Kimberly can be reached at 786-2437 or kimberly.young@llcc.edu.

 

Debbie BellDebbie Bell has joined LLCC as custodial operations supervisor, night crew. For the past 16 years, she was employed by the Ball-Chatham School District.

Debbie can be reached at 786-2791 or debra.bell@llcc.edu.

Holiday party tomorrow

Faculty, staff and retirees are invited to the LLCC Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 2-4 p.m. in Menard Hall, student union. Don we now our plaid apparel! Holiday Reels movie trivia game. Hors d'oevres will be served.Faculty, staff and retirees are invited to the LLCC Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 2-4 p.m. in the student union. Join the festivities by wearing your plaid apparel. There will be holiday reels movie trivia, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Winter recess Dec. 16-Jan. 1

Happy Holidays! LLCC will be closed for winter recess Dec. 16-Jan. 1.
LLCC will be closed for winter recess Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. No classes will be held, and administrative offices at the Springfield campus and Outreach Centers in the LLCC district will be closed. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

The LLCC Capital City Training Center will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 18-22 and Dec. 26-29. The Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC will be closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1, and open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Dec. 18-21 and Dec. 27-29.

The spring 2018 semester begins Saturday, Jan. 13, and weekday classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 16. Read more about January extended hours for LLCC Admission and Registration; Advising, Counseling, Career, Services; Financial Aid; and Bookstore.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe break!

Invitation from advising, counseling and career services

Please join us as we say farewell to Sam Kost, academic advisor, tomorrow from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the LLCC Advising and Counseling Conference Room. Sam has been with our office for two years and will be greatly missed by students and staff. Come down to say goodbye and enjoy some treats.

“Call for stories” for Feb. 17 performance

LLCC Arts and Humanities has issued a “call for stories” for a performance the evening of Feb. 17 entitled, “What We Talk About When We Say Love.”

“We are looking for individuals to write and deliver original stories or monologues on any aspect of love,” said Dr. Deborah Brothers, professor of English. “The stories can be about familial, platonic or romantic love – positive or negative – and be up to about seven minutes long.” For inspiration, she suggests listening to podcasts including the Moth Radio Hour, Snap Judgment or This American Life.

Stories should be composed in a Word document and emailed to deborah.brothers@llcc.edu by Wednesday, Feb. 1. Writers should indicate whether they will read their own story or prefer an LLCC theatre student to read for them.

Dr. Brothers will inform everyone who will participate in the show by Friday, Feb 3.  

LLCC Big Band holiday concert tonight

The LLCC Big Band’s holiday concert, “There’s Something Going on in Bethlehem,” begins at 7:30 p.m. this evening at First Christian Church, 700 S. 6th St., Springfield. The concert is free and open to the public.

The band, under the direction of Jane Hartman, LLCC professor of music, will perform big band and holiday favorites, such as “You’re Just Too Good to Be True,” “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Christmastime Is Here.”

Donations will be taken at the concert to benefit the LLCC Student Life Food Pantry. A list of needed food and non-food items is available at www.llcc.edu/food-pantry-list.

“It’s Not Just Black and White” runs through Dec. 14

Michelle SmithThe James S. Murray Gallery at LLCC is featuring the exhibit, “It’s Not Just Black and White,” an achromatic work in graphite and charcoal by Michelle Smith, through Dec.14. The exhibit is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Smith, who teaches drawing for LLCC Community Education, is a member of the Springfield Artist Collective and the Colored Pencil Society of America. She won the Best of Show award twice in the Chatham Area Public Library Annual Winter Art Exhibit.

"Let It Go" by Michelle SmithShe says of her LLCC exhibit, “Life is what inspires me to draw. I believe there is so much in our daily living that just screams ‘put me to paper!’ and that is what I try to portray in my work. Creating art is creating communication: intellectual, emotional and even spiritual communication with the viewer.

“The ‘It’s Just Not Black and White’ exhibit is a very good representation of my artistic inspirations. The title alone lends itself to the deeper issue of life; most things are not as simple as they first appear to be. I believe it is the duty of art to point out those things that we either go completely blind to or take for granted.”

Read more about Smith, the James S. Murray Gallery and its exhibits at www.llcc.edu/james-s-murray-gallery.