“Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” Sept. 18

Colin Suchland, Ph.D., professor of sociology, LLCC; Timothy McKenzie, professor of journalism and philosophy, LLCC; and Adriana M. Crocker, LLB, Ph.D., professor of political science, UIS, will serve as panelists at “Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” on Sept. 18, 6 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. This panel presentation will explore the use of truth and facts in contemporary life. The presentation is a first in the series “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum.

The moderator for all three programs will be Jim Leach, news director of News/Talk 94.7 and 970 WMAY. Registration is requested by calling 786-2432.

Other presentations in the series are:

  • Oct. 16: “Pants on Fire” – Participants will uncover big and little lies in everyday interactions. Panelists include Bethany Bilyeu, Psy.D., LCPC, director, UIS Counseling Center; David Brady, senior software engineer, match.com; Lucinda Caughey, associate professor of computer science, LLCC; Siobhan Johnson, deputy director human resources, Illinois Department of Public Health; and Shane Overby, detective, Springfield Police Department.
  • Nov. 20: “Who’s Checking the Fact Checkers?” – In this presentation, participants will discover methods of finding truth on the internet and in other media. Panelists include Chris Krug, publisher, TheCenterSquare.com; Kate Schott, interim editor, The State Journal-Register; Tia Carol Jones, managing editor, Chicago Defender; Rachel Otwell, multimedia journalist, NPR Illinois + ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network; and John O’Connor, political writer, the Associated Press.

For more information and panelist biographies, visit www.llcc.edu/all-newsletters-and-special-events.

ALL’s fifth annual Chilli Supper Sunday

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning will hold its annual Chilli Supper Sunday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Temple B’rith Sholom Social Hall, 1004 S. 4th St., Springfield. The public is invited to attend. The cost is $8 per person and free for youth ages 8 and under.

The supper will feature chilli made by Les Eastep, well-known Springfield chilli chef and cook-off judge who recently qualified for the ICS World Championship Chili Cook-off in Ankeny, Iowa. Also on the menu are hot dogs, chilli dogs, beverages and desserts, with carryout available.

The event will include a book and puzzle exchange along with exhibits about LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning programs and activities. For more information, contact LLCC Community Education at 786-2432.

ALL’s fifth annual Chilli Supper Sunday

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning will hold its annual Chilli Supper Sunday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Temple B’rith Sholom Social Hall, 1004 S. 4th St., Springfield. The public is invited to attend. The cost is $8 per person and free for youth ages 8 and under.

The supper will feature chilli made by Les Eastep, well-known Springfield chilli chef and cook-off judge who recently qualified for the ICS World Championship Chili Cook-off in Ankeny, Iowa. Also on the menu are hot dogs, chilli dogs, beverages and desserts, with carryout available.

The event will include a book and puzzle exchange along with exhibits about LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning programs and activities. For more information, contact LLCC Community Education at 786-2432.

Dr. Colin Suchland and Tim McKenzie panelists for “Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” Sept. 18

Colin Suchland, Ph.D., professor of sociology, LLCC; Timothy McKenzie, professor of journalism and philosophy, LLCC; and Adriana M. Crocker, LLB, Ph.D., professor of political science, UIS, will serve as panelists at “Ethics, Morality and Contemporary Values” on Sept. 18, 6 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. This panel presentation will explore the use of truth and facts in contemporary life. The presentation is a first in the series “Finding Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts” hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum.

The moderator for all three programs will be Jim Leach, news director of News/Talk 94.7 and 970 WMAY. Registration is requested by calling 786-2432.

Other presentations in the series are:

  • Oct. 16: “Pants on Fire” – Participants will uncover big and little lies in everyday interactions. Panelists include Bethany Bilyeu, Psy.D., LCPC, director, UIS Counseling Center; David Brady, senior software engineer, match.com; Lucinda Caughey, associate professor of computer science, LLCC; Siobhan Johnson, deputy director human resources, Illinois Department of Public Health; and Shane Overby, detective, Springfield Police Department.
  • Nov. 20: “Who’s Checking the Fact Checkers?” – In this presentation, participants will discover methods of finding truth on the internet and in other media. Panelists include Chris Krug, publisher, TheCenterSquare.com; Kate Schott, interim editor, The State Journal-Register; Tia Carol Jones, managing editor, Chicago Defender; Rachel Otwell, multimedia journalist, NPR Illinois + ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network; and John O’Connor, political writer, the Associated Press.

For more information and panelist biographies, visit www.llcc.edu/all-newsletters-and-special-events.

Midday Yoga begins Wednesday

Use your lunch hour as a time to unwind and reset your mind with Midday Yoga! Yoga is proven to benefit mental and physical health. Midday Yoga is a course designed to accommodate the needs of beginning yoga students as well as experienced practitioners. Participants will practice physical postures that stretch and open the body. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat. There is a course limit of 20 participants, so sign up as soon as possible. Register today!

Course: Midday Yoga
Instructor: Patricia Lanser, 200RYT Yoga Fit Certified Yoga Instructor
Dates: Wednesdays, Aug. 28-Oct. 2
Times: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Montgomery Hall, Room 1143
Fee: $65
Course Code: CEW 802-05

ALL summer kickoff today

LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning is showcasing learning opportunities for those ages 50 and older at its summer kickoff today from 1-3 p.m. in the Trutter Center. The event is free and open to the public, and registration is requested by calling 217-786-2432. (Current ALL members should register on WebAdvisor via the “My LLCC” tab at www.llcc.edu or by calling 217-786-2292.)

Jennifer Gill, superintendent of schools, Springfield Public School District #186, is speaking at the event. With a theme of “back to school,” attendees are encouraged to bring a school supply to donate to District #186. The event also includes games, a book exchange, desserts and beverages.

Midday yoga begins Aug. 28

Use your lunch hour as a time to unwind and reset your mind with Midday Yoga! Yoga is proven to benefit mental and physical health. Midday Yoga is a course designed to accommodate the needs of beginning yoga students as well as experienced practitioners. Participants will practice physical postures that stretch and open the body. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat. There is a course limit of 20 participants, so sign up as soon as possible. Register today!

Course: Midday Yoga
Instructor: Patricia Lanser, 200RYT Yoga Fit Certified Yoga Instructor
Dates: Wednesdays, Aug. 28–Oct. 2
Times: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Montgomery Hall, Room 1143
Fee: $65
Course Code: CEW 802-05

ALL summer kickoff Aug. 14

LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning will be showcasing learning opportunities for those ages 50 and older at its summer kickoff on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1-3 p.m. It will be held in the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus.

Jennifer Gill, superintendent of schools, Springfield Public School District #186, will be guest speaker at the event. With a theme of “back to school,” attendees are encouraged to bring a school supply to donate to District #186. The event also includes games, a book exchange, desserts and beverages.

ALL’s summer kickoff is free and open to the public, and registration is requested by calling 217-786-2432. (Current ALL members should register on WebAdvisor via the “My LLCC” tab at www.llcc.edu or by calling 217-786-2292.)

“Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois,” Sunday at 2 p.m.

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum invite the public to “Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois” on Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. The presentation is part of the “Standing on Her Shoulders” speaker series being held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and is sponsored in part by Illinois Humanities.

Jeanne Schultz Angel will examine how the struggle for enfranchisement was strategized differently in local, state and federal elections and will explain the paths walked by female leaders in our state. She will show how the diverse group of activists fought against sexism and racism and for the right to vote.

Read more about the speaker series.