50th anniversary event: ISHS symposium begins today

LLCC is co-sponsoring the Illinois State Historical Society Symposium that begins today and runs through Saturday in the Trutter Center. The symposium is titled “1917, Year of Turmoil: War and Suffrage” and is observing the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering WWI. LLCC students and faculty are encouraged to attend any of the lectures free without registering by presenting their LLCC ID to the staff manning the welcome desk.

Professors Chris McDonald, Ph.D. and Mark Roehrs, Ph.D. are presenting. Eileen Tepatti, Ed.D., vice president of academic services, is providing welcoming remarks at 9 a.m. today.

Dr. McDonald speaks today at a presentation from 1-2:30 p.m.: “Ambulance Corps and WW1,” Debra M. Dudek, adult and teen services, manager, Fountaindale Public Library, Bolingbrook, IL;  “Kent Hagler, Volunteer American Ambulance Driver in France,” Chris McDonald, Ph.D., LLCC.

Drs. McDonald and Roehrs speak Friday from 2:45-4 p.m. on the topic: “Root of the Prairie Division: From Illinois National Guard to the 33rd Division, August 1917-May 1918,” Mark Roehrs, Ph.D., LLCC. “33rd Into Action: Training with the British and First Combats, May-Sept. 1918,” Chris McDonald, Ph.D. Katie McAfee, associate professor of accounting, will moderate.

Friday evening, from 6-9 p.m., the symposium moves to the Illinois State Military Museum. Dr. McDonald presents: Magic Lanterns in the Great Ar,” media presentation, along with “The 8th Illinois: First in Battle, First in Valor,” by Mark DePue, Ph.D.

Find more information HERE.

LLCC to host ISHS symposium April 20-22

As part of the college’s 50th anniversary, LLCC is hosting the Illinois State Historical Society Symposium April 20-22. The symposium is titled “1917, Year of Turmoil: War and Suffrage” and is observing the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering WWI. Professors Chris McDonald and Mark Roehrs are presenting at the symposium. LLCC students and faculty are encouraged to attend any of the lectures free without registering by presenting their LLCC ID to the staff manning the welcome desk. Find more information HERE.

Welcome Cindy Burger!

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Cindy Burger joins LLCC as the new administrative assistant to the dean of social sciences.  Cindy is located in Sangamon Hall, office 1108, and can be reached at 6-2375 or cynthia.burger@llcc.edu. Welcome!

CONSTITUTION DAY PRESENTATION TODAY

2016 Promises and powersLLCC’s Social Sciences department will host a Constitution Day presentation entitled “Promises and Powers: When campaign promises meet the Constitution” today from noon to 1 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

Speakers are Professors of Political Science Chris McDonald, Ph.D., and John Vinzant, Ph.D. A discussion period will follow the presentation.

 

 

Constitution Day presentation Sept. 16

LLCC’s Social Sciences department will host a Constitution Day presentation entitled “Promises and Powers: When campaign promises meet the Constitution” on Friday, Sept. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

Speakers are Professors of Political Science Chris McDonald, Ph.D., and John Vinzant, Ph.D. A discussion period will follow the presentation.

Congratulations to Danyle Watkins!

Danyle Watkins, program coordinator, Early Childhood Education, has been nominated as a 2016 Children’s Champion by the Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC). Nominees will be recognized at the Capitol on April 13, followed by a reception and awards presentation at the Illinois State Library. The 2016 Children’s Champions represent shining examples of those in our communities doing good things for children. Congratulations Danyle!

This week at LLCC

CANCELLED: Monday, Sept 15Soup & Stories “Tower of Refuge, Inc.” presentation in the R.H. Stephens Room from 12-1 p.m.  Lunch will still be available for students and employees.

Bake sale for PTK:  Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is holding a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Proceeds will be donated to the ALS after the Phi Theta Kappa officers complete an Ice Bucket Challenge later this week. These activities are being held in conjunction our chapter’s participation in the “Week of Compassion” from Sept. 15-21.  Please support this worthy cause!

Bistro To Go opens today! The student operated café will sell ready-to-eat soups, salads, sandwiches and assorted baked goods for take-out only.  Menu selections will vary each day. Hours are: Mondays from 4–6 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.  Click HERE for a sample menu.  To view the actual menu each day, visit the Culinary Arts page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LlccCulinaryArtsAndHospitalityProgram. “Like” us to receive our updates right in your news feed!

Wednesday, Sept. 17: Name That Amendment:  Come to the A. Lincoln Commons at 11 a.m. to play trivia on the U.S. Constitution for prizes!  

Constitution Day program at noon entitled “Free Speech Under Fire: Does the First Amendment Apply to Higher Education?” The presentation by Anthony DiMaggio, Ph.D., LLCC political science assistant professor, and John K. Wilson, co-editor of AcademeBlog.org and editor of Illinois Academe, takes place in the Trutter Center.  For more information about the presentation, click HERE

A Blood Drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union, Menard Hall.

Thursday, Sept. 18: Showoff YOUR culture! Come to the A. Lincoln Commons from 11-12:30 p.m. to help us decorate mini flags to have YOUR culture represented at our Multicultural Festival on Oct 1st!

Friday, Sept. 19: Club Information Day! Stop by the R. H. Stephens room from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to learn about the various clubs at LLCC and GET INVOLVED! Free Subway lunches are available to the first 250 LLCC students  with valid student id at 11:30am. LOGGERPALOOZA 2014 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff ALL invited – Come to outside of the A. Lincoln Commons to enjoy live  entertainment by Patrick Lentz, vendor booths, and campus services.

Sunday, Sept. 21: Recital Series performance of “Classical guitar music from Europe, South America and Japan” by Russel Brazzel at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center. Click HERE for more information.

Constitution Day program at LLCC Sept. 17

LLCC is presenting a Constitution Day program Wednesday, Sept. 17 at noon entitled “Free Speech Under Fire: Does the First Amendment Apply to Higher Education?” The presentation takes place in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus.

Presenters for the event are Anthony DiMaggio, Ph.D., LLCC political science assistant professor, and John K. Wilson, co-editor of AcademeBlog.org and editor of Illinois Academe. The presentation includes what the scope of the first amendment is and should be, related to academia, in addition to recent issues concerning academic freedom and free speech.  Read more…

Upcoming Events at LLCC

Wednesday, March 19th: Stories Told Upon the Land Stop by the R. H. Stephens room from 11am-12:30pm for a rich presentation by Fred Shaw, Ohio Shawnee historian, storyteller and educator. He will share traditional Shawnee stories and cultural interpretation including clothing, foods, arts, music and an approach to the environment as a circle.

Monday, March 24th: BINGO! Come to the A. Lincoln Commons at 12pm to play 4 rounds of one of your favorite games! Winners of each round will receive a $25 Buffalo Wild Wing gift card! This is a Red & Blue Crew event and sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Thursday, March 27th: LLCC Improvisational Jazz Combo, Stolen Moments will be performing from 11:30-1pm in the A. Lincoln Commons. The performance will feature various styles of jazz, latin, blues, funk, and rock styles with improvisations on various instruments of piano, guitars, bass, drums, tenor sax, trumpet and flute as well as vocalists on a couple of standard jazz tunes.  Information will be available about the various ensembles that are offered here at LLCC as well as the upcoming Battle of the Bands contest. This is a Red & Blue Crew event and is sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Monday, March 31st: Chad Pregracke presents Helping to Clean America’s Rivers: From the Bottom Up! Come to the Trutter Center at 1pm to hear Chad Pregracke’s empowering, compelling and fascinating story. He is the founder of America’s only “industrial strength” river clean-up organization, Living Lands & Waters. Chad tells a compelling and funny story about growing up on the river and how his river experiences led to his unique vision to clean up the Mississippi River.

From the darkness of underwater shell-diving to the brightness of open-air community clean-ups, Chad’s tale embodies the importance of setting goals (one river and one piece of garbage at a time) and illustrates how determination hard-work and persistence pays off.  This is a Red & Blue Crew event and sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.