The 2017 City of Springfield official holiday ornament to benefit St. Joseph’s Home features Lincoln Land Community College, in honor of our 50th anniversary. It is available in the LLCC Bookstore for $25. The ornament was designed by Greg Walbert, graphic design manager, public relations and marketing.
LLCC-Taylorville celebrated the 50th anniversary of the college yesterday with a ceremony in which Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry presented a city proclamation to LLCC President Charlotte Warren. Dr. Warren then assisted Alderman Earl Walters in unwrapping a new street sign, “Lincoln Land Way,” to mark the renaming of the former Lee Norse Drive on the north side of LLCC-Taylorville. The new sign will be posted soon. The ceremony took place just prior to a meeting of the LLCC-Taylorville Community Partnership Group, formerly called the Advisory Council. The original LLCC-Taylorville celebration, scheduled for April 29, was cancelled due to stormy weather.
LLCC-Beardstown is hosting a Business After Hours event this evening with the Beardstown Chamber of Commerce as part of LLCC’s 50th anniversary events. The event runs from 4:30-6:30 p.m. with a special presentation at 5 p.m. that includes remarks by LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D. and a proclamation presentation by City of Beardstown Mayor Leslie Harris. The event is being held at 109 White Pine Lane, Beardstown.
“Forward: An Anniversary Exhibition” featuring photos and history of LLCC will be on display.
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.
LLCC-Taylorville invites the public to a free community event Saturday, April 29 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college’s founding. The event is being held from 1-3 p.m. at LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser and includes music, a theatrical performance, a special program, children’s activities and informational displays.
LLCC’s Stolen Moments Jazz Band will provide music through the past five decades. A short program begins at 1:15 p.m. with remarks by LLCC Trustee Wayne Rosenthal and LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D. In addition, City of Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton will present a proclamation from the city and announce a street name change from Lee Norse Drive to Lincoln Land Way. At 1:30 p.m., the LLCC Theatre Club will give a short performance.
Children’s activities include Professor Longhair’s up-close magic, experiments by the LLCC Chemistry Club, an inflatable bounce house, barrel train, duck pond and chalk the walk. Children also will be able to explore a police car, fire truck and ambulance. Parents will have the opportunity to have their children fingerprinted by the Taylorville Police Department.
Students interested in attending LLCC can talk with representatives from various departments and programs including advising, financial aid, chemistry, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, theater, truck driver training and welding. Representatives from the Taylorville police and fire departments, Dunn’s Ambulance Service and Taylorville Memorial Hospital also will be on hand to provide information.
LLCC’s new book “50 FORWARD!” and other 50th items will be available for purchase at the event and refreshments will be served.
The 50th anniversary exhibit “Forward: An Anniversary Exhibition” will close at noon tomorrow, Friday, March 3 in the James S. Murray Gallery. Don’t miss this opportunity to view an outstanding display of photos, artifacts and documents from LLCC’s first 50 years. The exhibit committee, led by LLCC retirees David Laubersheimer, Glenda Thomas and Jan Nobbe, along with Professor Leslie Stalter (pictured), plus Professor Thom Whalen, Sandy Bonn, Carl Jones and Dan Stainfield, worked for more than a year to find and document items, and design and install the exhibit.
The Academy of Lifelong Learning invites everyone to a panel discussion this morning from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Trutter Center featuring LLCC leaders past and present discussing the history and future of the college. Panelists include LLCC’s current president Dr. Charlotte Warren and first president, Dr. Robert Poorman, along with James Zerkle, LLCC’s first student trustee in 1973 who later served as an elected trustee.
LLCC is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding this Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Student Union. All faculty and staff (and guests) are cordially invited! Click on your invitation (left) and RSVP at 786.2577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The one-hour ceremony features music by the LLCC Big Band and speakers Craig Findley, chair, LLCC Board of Trustees; Dr. Charlotte Warren, president; Dr. Robert Poorman, founding president; Bill Craig, founding faculty member; and Brandon Lewis, current student trustee. Eldon Greenwood, founding trustee, and Bill Ames, first LLCC student, will be recognized.
A 25th anniversary time capsule will be opened and new items added by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The new 50th anniversary book “50 Forward!” will be on sale with a signing by the author, Dr. Betty Kyger Workman.
Following the ceremony, visit “Forward: An Anniversary Exhibition” in the James S. Murray Gallery. Refreshments will be served.
Women’s and men’s homecomingbasketball games begin at 1 and 3 p.m. in Cass Gym. The LLCC Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2017 will be introduced during halftime of the men’s game at approximately 3:30 p.m.
LLCC invites the public to its 9th annual Lincoln Lecture Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. in the Trutter Center. Commemorating the 208th birthday of President Lincoln and the 50th anniversary of LLCC’s founding, the program features a panel of Lincoln experts including Alan Lowe, executive director, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; Kathryn Harris, president of the Abraham Lincoln Association; and Samuel Wheeler, Ph.D., Illinois state historian; with moderator John Squibb, Ph.D., LLCC faculty emeritus. There is no charge for the program.
Panelists will address the topic of “Working Together for the Lincoln Legacy” and provide a wide-ranging conversation about the 16th president’s life and the many ways organizations today are working together to keep the Lincoln legacy alive. Read more HERE.