This Week at LLCC

The Annual Employee Recognition and Appreciation Ceremony is on Wednesday!  Join us in the Student Union, Menard Hall at 3 p.m. for music and hors d’oeuvres and the recognition and awards presentations will be gin at 3:45 p.m.

On Thursday, the Gay Straight Alliance bake sale takes place in A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m. to noon.  Also, an Insurance Information Session will be in the R.H. Stephens Room at 2 p.m.

LLCC Beardstown will be hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, May 8 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

An Arts & Humanities Faculty retirement reception will be on Friday,  2-4 p.m. in the James S. Murray Gallery.

Monday through Wednesday, 9-11 a.m., stop by A. Lincoln Commons to check out the Bowling Club fundraiser.

Two New Student Orientations are planned for this week: Tuesday from 1-4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m, both begin in the R.H. Stephens Room.

This weekend at LLCC

The Student Life Office invites the public to the annual “Battle of the Bands” competition Friday, April 25. Door open at 5:30 p.m. and bands will perform from 6-10 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus.

The final performance in the 2014 LLCC Recital Series
will feature the lively Celtic music of the Emerald Underground on Sunday,
April 27. The 4 p.m. concert will be held in the Trutter Center. More

LLCC Theatre presents two, one-act, student-directed plays April 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. in the lower level of Sangamon Hall South on the Lincoln Land Community College campus. The plays are Harold Pinter’s “The Dumb Waiter,” directed by A.J. O’Shea, and William Saroyan’s “Hello Out There,” directed by Amy Cantrall, presented on a double bill each evening.

Happening Today: Green Celebration, Board Meeting, & Student Life Events

Join us for a Green Celebration 4-4:45 p.m. in the Workforce Careers Center!  The event will feature solar-powered snacks and displays by the Environmental Club and Sustainability Team with an unveiling of the LEED plaque by LLCC Trustees at 4:30.

LLCC Board of Trustees meets at 5  p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room. Click HERE for the agenda.

There are also many Student Life events today: French Club Bake Sale, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Student Union; Fatal Vision Goggles (a Soberfest event), 9:30-11:30 a.m, A. Lincoln Commons; Grant Edmonds Game Show, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons.

Happening today: Earth Week activities & Soup & Stories

Join us for Earth Week activities taking place today! At 10am, take a bird banding tour with Biology Professor Tony Rothering, beginning in front of A. Lincoln Commons. From 10am. – 2pm. enjoy solar snacks outside A. Lincoln Commons.  A presentation “Everyday Living: The Green Way” by the Environmental Club will be in A. Lincoln Commons 12:30-1:30pm.  An Earth Day Dinner will be held in Bistro Verde, starting at 5:30pm. $59 per person, reservations required at 786.2432.

Also today, a Soup and Stories event “Tasty Tales: Stories of Adapting” by a panel of LLCC International Students, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room. Hear our own students’ stories of their experiences adapting to a new culture. Topics will include dating, customs, education, food and leisure activities. Students will discuss the practices of their own countries and the challenging differences between cultures. A free soup and salad lunch will be provided to students with their student ID. The cost to faculty and staff is $3.

Green Celebration tomorrow!

Please join us for a Green Celebration in the Workforce Careers Center Wed., April 23, 4-4:45 p.m.

Displays will feature solar and biodiesel trainers, bio-fueled go-cart, campus prairie, LLCC Environmental Club and Sustainability Team, along with “solar-powered snacks.”

At 4:30 p.m., LLCC Board Chair Justin Reichert will announce new green initiatives of the college and unveil the LEED plaque for the Workforce Careers Center.

This week at LLCC

LLCC celebrates Earth Week April 21-25 – Recycle your athletic shoes and small appliances, receive a free book (faculty), take a green pledge, see displays, enjoy solar snacks, tour the bird banding station and attend the unveiling of the LEED plaque for the Workforce Careers Center!

Tasty Tales: Stories of Adapting,” a Soup and Stories event, by a panel of LLCC International Students, will be held Tuesday, April 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room.

The LLCC Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Student Life Office invites the public to the annual “Battle of the Bands” competition Friday, April 25. Door open at 5:30 p.m. and bands will perform from 6-10 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus.

Upcoming Events at LLCC

Wednesday, March 19th: Stories Told Upon the Land Stop by the R. H. Stephens room from 11am-12:30pm for a rich presentation by Fred Shaw, Ohio Shawnee historian, storyteller and educator. He will share traditional Shawnee stories and cultural interpretation including clothing, foods, arts, music and an approach to the environment as a circle.

Monday, March 24th: BINGO! Come to the A. Lincoln Commons at 12pm to play 4 rounds of one of your favorite games! Winners of each round will receive a $25 Buffalo Wild Wing gift card! This is a Red & Blue Crew event and sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Thursday, March 27th: LLCC Improvisational Jazz Combo, Stolen Moments will be performing from 11:30-1pm in the A. Lincoln Commons. The performance will feature various styles of jazz, latin, blues, funk, and rock styles with improvisations on various instruments of piano, guitars, bass, drums, tenor sax, trumpet and flute as well as vocalists on a couple of standard jazz tunes.  Information will be available about the various ensembles that are offered here at LLCC as well as the upcoming Battle of the Bands contest. This is a Red & Blue Crew event and is sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Monday, March 31st: Chad Pregracke presents Helping to Clean America’s Rivers: From the Bottom Up! Come to the Trutter Center at 1pm to hear Chad Pregracke’s empowering, compelling and fascinating story. He is the founder of America’s only “industrial strength” river clean-up organization, Living Lands & Waters. Chad tells a compelling and funny story about growing up on the river and how his river experiences led to his unique vision to clean up the Mississippi River.

From the darkness of underwater shell-diving to the brightness of open-air community clean-ups, Chad’s tale embodies the importance of setting goals (one river and one piece of garbage at a time) and illustrates how determination hard-work and persistence pays off.  This is a Red & Blue Crew event and sponsored by the Logger Activities Board.

Today: 1st Thursday Speaker Series

Thursday, March 6: 1st Thursday Speaker Series, 7pm, hosted by the Trutter Museum.  The event features local experts discussing various aspects of architecture. Speakers include Charles Joseph Pell, AIA, of Charles Joseph Pell Architects, Inc. in Springfield and Dave Leonatti, AIA, of Melotte, Morse, Leonatti, Parker, Ltd. in Springfield. For more info…

Thursday, March 6 & Friday, March 7: LAB Intramurals-MARCH MADNESS! Come to the Logger Lair (lower level of Menard) from 12-1:30pm and play some dual hoops (arcade-style), be one of the top scorers and win a $25 Scheels or Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards!


Book Fair to benefit Career Development Student Emergency Fund

LLCC’s Bookstore, in conjunction with Career Development Services, is hosting a Book Fair on Tuesday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Book Fair is being held in  A. Lincoln Commons and is featuring cookbooks, historical, self-help and children’s books, gift items, LLCC clothing, greeting cards and more.  Students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Proceeds will benefit students in crisis through the Career Development Student Emergency Fund.  Cash, check, credit and debit cards are accepted.  Career Services thanks you for your participation in this key fundraising event.

Vagina Monologues tonight and Saturday night

The LLCC Feminist Activist Coalition presents the 9th annual production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” tonight and Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with a pre-show beginning at 6:15. Tickets are available for $15 each ($10 for current LLCC students with I.D.) at the LLCC ticket office in Menard Hall, or at the door. The production, including 18 cast members, is directed by Dr. Deborah Brothers, professor of English.

The production is part of the “V-Day College Campaign” to raise awareness of issues related to violence against women and girls around the world. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Sojourn Center and Eve Ensler’s V-Day Foundation.