Free LGBT workshop at LLCC April 25

This free community workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about LGBT issues.  Students, faculty and staff are welcome to join the Phoenix Center for this this training. Continuing education credits are available for various health professionals. See more information here: LGBT workshop

Midday Yoga begins March 13

Use your lunch hour as a time to destress from the holidays and reset your mind! Begin to connect with your body and your breath while also increasing flexibility and building strength. Whether you are looking for a way to improve your regular workouts, or simply a space to connect with your mind and body and “reset,” this class is perfect for you. All levels welcome. This class will be taught by LLCC’s very own, Valerie Wright, associate dean of nursing.

Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Dates: Mon, 3/13, 3/27 and 4/3
Location: Trutter Center
Course Code: CEW 802-06 • Fee: $30

50th anniversary panel presentation this morning

Logo-target-nostarThe Academy of Lifelong Learning invites everyone to a panel discussion this morning from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Trutter Center featuring LLCC leaders past and present discussing the history and future of the college. Panelists include LLCC’s current president Dr. Charlotte Warren and first president, Dr. Robert Poorman, along with James Zerkle, LLCC’s first student trustee in 1973 who later served as an elected trustee.

ALL Today’s Topic lecture Feb. 21

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the Academy of Lifelong Learning Today’s Topic lecture on the LLCC 50th Anniversary.  The lecture is being held Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Trutter Center. Panelists for the discussion include Dr. Charlotte Warren; Dr. Robert Poorman, founding president; and attorney James Zerkle, first student trustee and LLCC trustee.  The event is free and open to the public.  The recently published history book, “50 FORWARD! The First 50 Years of Lincoln Land Community College,” will be available for purchase and signing.

Community Education is looking for new instructors!

Have a special skill, talent or passion you want to share with others? Here is your chance. Community Education is looking for instructors to teach non-credit, personal development classes. Topics of great interest are art, finance, basic computer skills, technology, languages, and youth classes! We are open to other class ideas as well! Maybe you know of a student of yours that would be well suited for something like this? Please share with friends and family as well. Contact Jamie Stout, Director of Community Education at jamie.stout@llcc.edu.

Community Education offers “Reset and Flow Yoga”

Missed it at Professional Development Day or just want more? Here you go! Limit of 25 so sign up ASAP!

Reset and Flow Yoga
Use your lunch hour as a time to destress from the holidays and reset your mind! Begin to connect with your body and your breath while also increasing flexibility and building strength. Whether you are looking for a way to improve your regular workouts, or simply a space to connect with your mind and body and “reset,” this class is perfect for you. All levels welcome. This class will be taught by LLCC’s very own, Valerie Wright, Associate Dean of Nursing.
Dates: Tuesdays, Nov. 15-Dec 6
Times: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location: Montgomery Hall, 1143/44
Fee: $40
Course Code: CEW 802-07

LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning to hold Chilli Supper Sept. 18

The Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) is holding a Chilli Supper Sunday, Sept. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to the event being held at Temple B’rith Sholom Social Hall, 1004 S. Fourth St., Springfield.

The supper will feature “chilli” made by Les Eastep, famous Springfield chilli chef and cook-off judge. There will also be hot dogs or chilli dogs available, as well as beverages and desserts. Those that cannot stay have the option to carry out. Tickets for the supper are $7, youth ages 8 and under are free.

The event will include a book and puzzle exchange along with exhibits about Academy of Lifelong Learning programs and activities. New this year, we will have a trivia contest at 2 p.m. We are looking for teams of 10 and the cost to participate will be $10 per person. The winning team will receive a $150 prize.

For more information or to reserve a trivia table, contact LLCC Community Education at 786.2432.

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning is a membership group of adults 50 and greater devoted to the lifelong pursuit of learning. With 10 to 12 opportunities available each month, the Academy provides enjoyable experiences in learning with a variety of opportunities to develop new friendships.

What’s the Buzz!?

photoLLCC is now home to two donated honey bee hives! The LLCC Sustainability Committee was approached in the spring about placing bee hives on the campus. Beekeeper Dr. Stu Jacobson worked with committee member Steve Handy and workforce specialist Marnie Record to make sure the bees found a location identified as a good place for the bees as well as a safe place for those on campus. The bees are located on the southeast end of campus along the tree line. Signs will be posted near the hive area to alert people of the location. Most recently, community education students in Bee Series: Fall Management, were able to have a live demonstration at the site. In the future, credit classes will be able to incorporate the bee hives into their academic learning and Community Learning will be able to expand their class offerings. If you would like to read about all the benefits of bees, check out Jessica Tucker’s article on One Green Planet titled: How Bees Benefit Other Living Things. The college will surely benefit from bees in ways described in the article which include:

  • Benefits to our prairies and flower bearing plants – the perfect relationship in nature; bees need flowers and flowers need bees!
  • Agriculture – did you know pollination of agricultural crops are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat!
  • Providing food – who doesn’t like honey!
  • Acting as environmental indicators –the decline of bees is an indicator that something is amiss in our environment – perhaps the effects of pesticides!

For more information contact Julie Rourke, chair, Sustainability Committee.