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.

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.

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.