Congratulations to The Lamp!

ICCJA 2019 John M. Ryan Best of Show Award. Illinois Community College Journalism Association. The Lamp. Lincoln Land Community College. First PlaceThe LLCC student newspaper, The Lamp, won first place in the John M. Ryan Best of Show at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association’s fall 2019 conference at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. The award is given to the community college with the single best issue of any student newspaper.

The judge wrote: “The most editorially robust paper among the entries. This paper provides readers with an appropriate mix of hard news, features, photography and sports. The writing and editing are strong, allowing reporters to breathe life into stories while staying true to journalistic standards. The papers designers provide a solid mix of traditional presentation and looser, more inviting and provocative publications. A quality publication in all aspects.”

Left to right: Tess Peterson, Tim McKenzie (advisor), Quinn Brown, Regina Ivy (editor-in-chief), Austin Sanderfield, Ryan Scott, Paul Watson and Cameron Boyer

Left to right: Tess Peterson, Tim McKenzie (advisor), Quinn Brown, Regina Ivy (editor-in-chief), Austin Sanderfield, Ryan Scott, Paul Watson and Cameron Boyer

Tim McKenzie, professor of journalism and humanities, is pictured with the seven Lamp staff members who attended the two-day conference at EIU, where they learned from journalism educators and professional journalists, such as an editor from the Chicago Tribune. They also heard from the director of the Illinois Press Foundation, Jeff Rogers, who is overseeing the creation of a news bureau in Springfield to cover state government. He talked about how non-profits are finding a place in the traditional for-profit media landscape.

Monologue writing workshop today 2-4 p.m.

"All Lit Up" bulbThe third annual “All Lit Up” English, Arts and Humanities Celebration continues today with a monologue writing workshop from 2-4 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 2217. Professor Deborah Brothers, Ph.D., and local playwright Timothy Crawford are facilitators.

Several free events are planned on the Springfield campus this week in conjunction with Banned Books Week, a national observance celebrating the freedom to read. This year’s celebration features three writing workshops, a film showing and discussion, a banned books reading and an open mic for poetry. LLCC Art and the English Studies Club is hosting creative representations and information tables throughout the week celebrating the arts, humanities and literature. See the full “All Lit Up” schedule of events!

19th Annual Banned Books Reading today 1-2 p.m.

"All Lit Up" bulbThe third annual “All Lit Up” English, Arts and Humanities Celebration continues today with the 19th Annual Banned Books Reading, “Well I’ll Be Banned!” It takes place from 1-2 p.m. in the LLCC Library. Professor Deborah Brothers, Ph.D., is facilitator with volunteer readers and a song by Instructor Laurie Lewis-Fritz.

Several free events are planned on the Springfield campus this week in conjunction with Banned Books Week, a national observance celebrating the freedom to read. This year’s celebration features three writing workshops, a film showing and discussion, a banned books reading and an open mic for poetry. LLCC Art and the English Studies Club is hosting creative representations and information tables throughout the week celebrating the arts, humanities and literature. See the full “All Lit Up” schedule of events!

“All Lit Up” Celebration continues today!

"All Lit Up" bulbThe third annual “All Lit Up” English, Arts and Humanities Celebration continues today with:

  • An open mic for poetry from 11 a.m.-noon in A. Lincoln Commons. Professors Dave Leitner, Ph.D. and Eric Stachera are facilitators.
  • A film showing and discussion of “Moulin Rouge!” from 6-9 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room. Assistant Professor Gillian Bauer, Ph.D. is facilitator.

Several free events are planned on the Springfield campus this week in conjunction with Banned Books Week, a national observance celebrating the freedom to read. This year’s celebration features three writing workshops, a film showing and discussion, a banned books reading and an open mic for poetry. LLCC Art and the English Studies Club is hosting creative representations and information tables throughout the week celebrating the arts, humanities and literature. See the full “All Lit Up” schedule of events!

“All Lit Up” English, Arts and Humanities Celebration begins today!

"All Lit Up" bulbThe third annual “All Lit Up” English, Arts and Humanities Celebration kicks off today with “Mirthful Monday: How to Spur Creativity With Laughter” from 8-8:45 a.m. in Menard Hall, Room 2217. Local intuitive healer and therapist Teri Freesmeyer is facilitator.

Several free events are planned on the Springfield campus this week in conjunction with Banned Books Week, a national observance celebrating the freedom to read. This year’s celebration features three writing workshops, a film showing and discussion, a banned books reading and an open mic for poetry. LLCC Art and the English Studies Club is hosting creative representations and information tables throughout the week celebrating the arts, humanities and literature. See the full “All Lit Up” schedule of events!

“All Lit Up” English, Arts and Humanities Celebration Sept. 23-27

"All Lit Up" bulbLLCC invites the public to the third annual “All Lit Up” English, Arts and Humanities Celebration the week of Sept. 23. Several free events are planned on the Springfield campus in conjunction with Banned Books Week, a national observance celebrating the freedom to read.

This year’s celebration will feature three writing workshops, a film showing and discussion, a banned books reading and an open mic for poetry. LLCC Art and the English Studies Club will host creative representations and information tables throughout the week celebrating the arts, humanities and literature.

  • Monday, Sept. 23: “Mirthful Monday: How to Spur Creativity With Laughter”, 8-8:45 a.m., Menard Hall, Room 2217, local intuitive healer and therapist Teri Freesmeyer, facilitator
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24: Open mic for poetry, 11 a.m.-noon, A. Lincoln Commons, Professors Dave Leitner, Ph.D. and Eric Stachera, facilitators; film showing and discussion of “Moulin Rouge!” from 6-9 p.m., Robert H. Stephens Room, Assistant Professor Gillian Bauer, Ph.D., facilitator
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25: 19th Annual Banned Books Reading, “Well, I’ll Be Banned!”, 1-2 p.m., LLCC Library, Professor Deborah Brothers, Ph.D., facilitator, with volunteer readers and a song by Instructor Laurie Lewis-Fritz
  • Thursday, Sept. 26: Monologue writing workshop, 2-4 p.m., Menard Hall, Room 2217, Professor Deborah Brothers, Ph.D. and local playwright Timothy Crawford, facilitators
  • Friday, Sept. 27: “Meditating to Write,” 8-8:45 a.m., Menard Hall, Room 2217, Professors John Paul Jaramillo and Deborah Brothers, Ph.D., facilitators