Diversity of School and Society class completes community project, “Kicking It for YMCA”

LLCC students from Dr. Taiebeh Hosseinali’s Diversity of School and Society class recently completed their community outreach/make a difference project, “Kicking It for YMCA.” The students collected outdoor play items for the YMCA summer camp and after school sites.

LLCC students collecting outdoor play equipment for YMCAStudents designed the project and were responsible for marketing and placing collection boxes at Rochester First Baptist, Silverleaf Children’s Academy in Rochester, Bank and Trust Company in Rochester and Hampton’s Inn. They collected sidewalk chalk, bubbles, Frisbees, balls and jump ropes. In addition, they raised over $200 in cash that they used to purchase a volleyball and badminton net and an assortment of outdoor play equipment.

K-9 demonstration today

The criminal justice K-9 demonstration originally scheduled to take place last week will now be held today, May 2. It will take place in the grassy area in front of Menard Hall at approximately 12:30 p.m. LLCC community members are welcome to watch the demonstration.

K-9 demonstration tomorrow

The criminal justice K-9 demonstration originally scheduled to take place last week will now be held tomorrow, May 2. It will take place in the grassy area in front of Menard Hall at approximately 12:30 p.m. LLCC community members are welcome to watch the demonstration.

LLCC approved as an entitled institution for Gateways to Opportunity Credentials

LLCC has been approved as an entitled institution through 2023 for the Gateways to Opportunity ECE Credential – Levels 2, 3 and 4; Infant Toddler Credential – Levels 2, 3 and 4; and Illinois Director Credential – Level 1. As an entitled institution, students at LLCC have the opportunity to qualify for state recognized credentials as they take courses or complete a degree through LLCC Early Childhood Education.

LLCC is among a select group of institutions in Illinois to be entitled for the Gateways to Opportunity Credentials. All Gateways to Opportunity Credentials have competencies that reflect multiple professional standards, including National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards.

“Cookie Crumblin’ Fiscal Policy”

Learn more about debt and fiscal policy as LLCC Political Science hands out cookies  to illustrate the national “Crumblin’ Fiscal Policy” tomorrow, April 27. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons.

K-9 demonstration Friday

A criminal justice class will have a guest speaker on Friday, April 27, who will be putting on a K-9 demonstration outside in the grassy area in front of Menard Hall at approximately 12:30 p.m. LLCC community members are welcome to watch the demonstration.

In the news

The MCCC Agora at Monroe County Community College in Michigan currently features a profile on LLCC alum Michael Snyder, now a political science professor at the school, whose statements include, “I started at a community college called Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Ill. It’s really not an overstatement to say that you get a stronger academic feel at a two-year school than a four-year school.”

LLCC Model Illinois Government Team named Outstanding Small Delegation

LLCC Model Illinois Government teamThe LLCC Model Illinois Government (MIG) Team won the Outstanding Small Delegation award at the 40th annual MIG simulation held last month at the Illinois State Capitol.

“Model Illinois Government was created 40 years ago by LLCC political science professor George Perry, and to win the award on this anniversary was a great honor for the team,” said Dr. John Vinzant, LLCC professor of political science and team advisor. “This is the fifth time we have won the award in the last decade.”

Read more about LLCC team members’ individual awards and leadership positions at 40th annual MIG simulation.