Attend the LLCC Video Game Design Tournament April 28!

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the first LLCC Video Game Design Tournament Thursday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. Seven student teams are finalizing their work and will be ready to show the college community their games. Tournament attendees will have access to try out the games and use their smartphones to vote for best game, most innovative game and most enjoyable game. Student teams can win prizes provided by sponsors including an iPod Touch, flash drives, portable hard drives, graphic tablets, studio headphones and 3D modeling/rendering software. Many students on the teams are enrolled in the Video Game Design I course taught by Matt Shaver, professor of digital media. Some team members have completed art or music courses to complement their team, and some student teams have reached out to friends in the music department, tapping into their creative energies to create both music and sound effects. Jason Waddell, associate professor of music, will provide live music via his improv band at the event. Don’t miss it!

Join the Green Center in celebrating Earth Week!

Come on out and bring your students for lots of fun all week long!
All programs are outside A. Lincoln Commons unless noted.

Monday through Wednesday
Cardboard recycling and clothing swap/drive all day (anything left will be taken to charity).

Guest speaker, Vern LaGesse on the Science of Restoration, noon-1 p.m., R.H. Stephens Room.

Vendor Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., featuring activities and games with area businesses. Displays by UIS Department of Environmental Studies, Jubilee Farm, Fair Trade store, Food Fantasies, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Red Gate Farm, Entertainment by poet/rapper Tebe Zalango, test drives of the Nissan LEAF electric car, tomato plant sales by the LLCC Environmental Club. Stop by the Green Center booth to learn about how to win prizes including gift cards to Walmart and Subway.

Native Prairie Planting, 9-11 a.m., hands-on planting in the campus prairie.


Recital Series Sunday features Flute Chamber Music with Abigail Walsh

The LLCC Recital Series continues Sunday, Dec. 7 with Flute Chamber Music featuring Dr. Abigail Walsh. The performance begins at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center and is free and open to the public.

Illinois-based flutist Dr. Abigail Walsh has performed as a solo, orchestral and chamber musician throughout the U.S. Dr. Walsh is on the faculty at the University of Illinois-Springfield where she coaches chamber groups and music ensembles, teaches music courses and performs in solo and chamber recitals.

Other performers at the Dec. 7 recital include Margaret Kegel, flute; Greg Cohill, clarinet; Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson, narrator; Yona Stamatis, violin; Chris Lynch, horn; Jeni Phelps, bassoon; and Troy Rasmussen, oboe.

Other upcoming performances in the LLCC Recital Series include:
Jan. 25: Skibbereen Celtic Influenced Music
Feb. 1: River Ramblers bluegrass
March 22: Brick House Brass Quintet
April 19: Jane Hartman Jazz Trio

Second annual “Haunted Lab” planned Oct. 28

DSC_8145bThe Chemistry and Environmental clubs are hosting the second annual “Haunted Lab” Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the LLCC-Springfield campus. Children five and older are invited to the free event.

Children will see “spooky” science demonstrations and learn about science experiments they can do at home. Experiments will be conducted by club members under the guidance of Jennifer Ramm, LLCC professor of chemistry. Children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes to the event. Halloween treats will be available for purchase.

Experiments will take place in room 2215 on the upper level of Sangamon Hall. Shows begin every half-hour at 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Children will see bubbles, fire, animals and much more as they learn about science. While waiting for shows to begin, children can participate in hands-on activities across the hall in room 2214.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by emailing

Academy of Lifelong Learning holds Fall Celebration Wed., Oct. 1

The Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) will hold its Fall Celebration from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Trutter Center. Individuals 50 and greater who are interested in learning and exploring what the Academy of Lifelong Learning offers are invited to the event. The featured speaker is Ronald Solberg, who will present “Those Magnificent ‘Whizbang’ Traveling Salesmen of Illinois.”

Click HERE for details.

Today’s events: Constitution Day and blood drive

Name That Amendment:  11 a.m., A. Lincoln Commons. Play trivia about the U.S. Constitution for prizes!

Constitution Day lecture: noon, Trutter Center.  “Free Speech Under Fire: Does the First Amendment Apply to Higher Education?” is being presented by Anthony DiMaggio, Ph.D., LLCC political science assistant professor, and John K. Wilson, co-editor of and editor of Illinois Academe.  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.


Club Information Day reservations needed!

Club Information Day is Fri., Sept. 19 from 9am-3pm in the R. H. Stephens Room. This event is a GREAT opportunity to showcase your club or organization AND also encourage students to attend!


As a reminder, we are giving away 250 Subway lunches at 11:30am for students only so this will be well-attended event which could be great exposure for your club if you sign-up. Additionally, clubs who have a student representative at this event for at least 2 hours will get 1 credit toward their Leadership Series requirement. To reserve a space for your club, please contact Amber Berman at by Wed., Sept. 3

This week at LLCC

Today, May 20, there is a New Student Orientation at 5:30 p.m. beginning in the R.H. Stephens Room.

Wednesday, there will be a Starting Your Business in Illinois Workshop in Montgomery Hall, room 1144 at 1:30 p.m., as well as an ASAP Information Session at 5:30 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room.


Finals Week at LLCC

It’s finals week at LLCC!

BOOK BUYBACK is today-Thurs., 8:30-5, Friday 8:30-4 in the Bookstore. Buyback at Jacksonville, Taylorville, Litchfield and Beardstown will be Tuesday-Thurs., 9-5.

Student Life will be offering free massages Monday and Tuesday, 10am-2pm in A. Lincoln Commons for those who sign up in the Student Life Office.  Also, the Shape Up Club will be in A. Lincoln Commons Monday through Thursday, 9am-2pm with Brain Food!

Adult Education will conduct its annual Celebration of Success ceremony Wednesday, May 14. The evening begins with music by the LLCC Big Band at 6 p.m., followed by the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union of Menard Hall.

A reminder that  the combined retirement reception for David Laubersheimer, dean of Arts and Humanities, and Glenda Thomas, assistant to the dean of Arts and Humanities, will be Thursday, May 15, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

Commencement will take place on Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.  For details, click HERE.