College for Kids in July

The traditional sessions of College for Kids start today, July 8! It is the first of three unique week-long enrichment programs occurring July 8-11, July 15-18 and July 22-25 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students who have completed grades K-8 will be on campus taking courses such as LEGO Explorers, Space Is the Place, Soaring With the Birds, Dragon Genetics, Around the World, Backyard Ballistics and Rocketry!

“Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois,” July 21

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.

Community Education course proposals due today

LLCC Community Education is seeking highly motivated faculty, staff and community members who are interested in teaching topics of personal interest, current trends and/or subject expertise.

Please submit your spring 2020 course proposals by today, July 1, at www.llcc.edu/teaching-proposal.

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents as a community education instructor, please consider the following applicant criteria:

  • Possess knowledge and skill in proposed subject area.
  • Have passion and desire to share proposed topic with others.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and/or have teaching experience.

For additional information or to discuss class ideas, email Laurel.Bretz@llcc.edu or call 786-2430.

Community Education course proposals due July 1

LLCC Community Education is seeking highly motivated faculty, staff and community members who are interested in teaching topics of personal interest, current trends and/or subject expertise.

Please submit your spring 2020 course proposals by July 1, 2019 at www.llcc.edu/teaching-proposal.

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents as a community education instructor, please consider the following applicant criteria:

  • Possess knowledge and skill in proposed subject area.
  • Have passion and desire to share proposed topic with others.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and/or have teaching experience.

For additional information or to discuss class ideas, email Laurel.Bretz@llcc.edu or call 786-2430.

Submit Community Education teaching proposals

LLCC Community Education is seeking highly motivated faculty, staff and community members who are interested in teaching topics of personal interest, current trends and/or subject expertise.

Please submit your spring 2020 course proposals by July 1, 2019 at www.llcc.edu/teaching-proposal.

If you are interested in sharing your time and talents as a community education instructor, please consider the following applicant criteria:

  • Possess knowledge and skill in proposed subject area.
  • Have passion and desire to share proposed topic with others.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and/or have teaching experience.

For additional information or to discuss class ideas, email Laurel.Bretz@llcc.edu or call 786-2430.

“Standing on Her Shoulders” begins Sunday, May 5

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Illinois State Museum invite the public to the upcoming speaker series “Standing on Her Shoulders” being held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Events will be held Sundays, May 5, July 21 and Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Thorne Deuel Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. The speaker series is sponsored in part by Illinois Humanities. For more information, call the Illinois State Museum at 217-782-0979.

Presentations:

May 5: “March of the Women: Music for the 100th Anniversary of Suffrage”

Phil Passen will play the hammered dulcimer and sing, providing a narrative about women in society and discussing the ways in which songs supported the changes sought in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

July 21: “Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois”

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.

Sept. 22: “The Ripple”

Historic reenactors and contemporary women will recall their own experiences and talk about the future. They will discuss how gaining the right to vote was one step on the road to full equality and how, standing on the shoulders of those who came before, women continue to seek equal opportunity and rights in their everyday lives.

ALL hosts presentations about African-Americans in early Illinois April 2 and May 4

LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning invites the public to the presentation “Slaves, Indentured Servants and Free Black Leaders in Our ‘Free’ State, 1818-1860” by Kathryn Harris and Tara McClellan McAndrew. It will be offered free of charge on Tuesday, April 2, 11 a.m. at the Trutter Center and on Saturday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. at the Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum, 1440 Monument Avenue, Springfield. Pre-registration is requested by calling the LLCC Community Education office at 786-2432.

Harris will share what she has learned about Priscilla Baltimore, who has been called the “Harriet Tubman of the West.” Baltimore was involved in bringing numerous runaways from the slave state of Missouri across the Mississippi River to Alton, Ill. She also fostered the establishment of the town of Brooklyn, Ill., an early African-American town that was incorporated and still in existence. McAndrew’s previous work as a historian and writer has explored slavery in Illinois. For this grant, she looked for stories of African-Americans who were enslaved or indentured in Illinois.

The presentations are funded under the Forgotten Illinois research grant program of Illinois Humanities and sponsored through a partnership between ALL and the museum. Volunteers from both organizations assisted the speakers with research for the presentations.

ALL hosts presentations about African-Americans in early Illinois April 2 and May 4

LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning invites the public to the presentation “Slaves, Indentured Servants and Free Black Leaders in Our ‘Free’ State, 1818-1860” by Kathryn Harris and Tara McClellan McAndrew. It will be offered free of charge on Tuesday, April 2, 11 a.m. at the Trutter Center and on Saturday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. at the Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum, 1440 Monument Avenue, Springfield. Pre-registration is requested by calling the LLCC Community Education office at 786-2432.

Harris will share what she has learned about Priscilla Baltimore, who has been called the “Harriet Tubman of the West.” Baltimore was involved in bringing numerous runaways from the slave state of Missouri across the Mississippi River to Alton, Ill. She also fostered the establishment of the town of Brooklyn, Ill., an early African-American town that was incorporated and still in existence. McAndrew’s previous work as a historian and writer has explored slavery in Illinois. For this grant, she looked for stories of African-Americans who were enslaved or indentured in Illinois.

The presentations are funded under the Forgotten Illinois research grant program of Illinois Humanities and sponsored through a partnership between ALL and the museum. Volunteers from both organizations assisted the speakers with research for the presentations.

Midday yoga

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: Mondays, March 18 – April 29, no class 4/1
Times: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Montgomery Hall on 3/18, 4/22, 4/29. Trutter on 3/25, 4/8, 4/15,
Fee: $65
Course Code: CEW 802-05

ALL Winter Celebration, Feb. 6

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) has rescheduled today’s Winter Celebration, “Abracadabra,” to Wednesday, Feb. 6. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

The public is invited to this free event, which includes a performance by magician Mitch Williams, a potluck and other activities. To register, members should call 217-786-2292. Guests are asked to register by calling 217-786-2432.