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Dr. Chris McDonald, professor of political science, was interviewed for an upcoming Illinois Gatehouse Media story on his experiences teaching about the events of Sept. 11, 2001 to students who have no memory or faint memories of 9/11. Jordan Bruder, LLCC student, was also interviewed on how she grew up with and learned about the events of that day.

Tiffany Fenner, 2019 Outstanding Graduate, LLCC, wrote the essay “The young millennial’s enigmatic pursuit of higher education: When education and life collide,” which was published in the State Journal-Register’s “Connections” page on Sunday, Sept. 1.

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Jolene Lamb, coordinator, LLCC Culinary Institute, provided a cooking demonstration of maple walnut sweet potato hummus on WICS yesterday.

Jessica Ingold, youth programs coordinator, was interviewed on Sports Radio 1450 Aug. 29 regarding LLCC’s participation in the upcoming Rochester STEM Fair and also on LLCC’s College for Kids and Community Education offerings.

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Laura Anderson, assistant professor of art, was featured in the State Journal-Register’s Someone to Know section. Her mixed media painting exhibit, “elemental,” is now open in LLCC’s James S. Murray Gallery. The public is invited to view the exhibit weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 12 and attend a reception on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Scott Queener, Ph.D., director of student success; Alison Mills, director of financial aid, and Lynn Whalen, executive director of public relations and marketing, were interviewed for an upcoming college planning series and resource guide to be featured on

Sean Keeley, culinary specialist, is the author of today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “My favorite cooking shows.”

Terri Branham, adjunct instructor, hospitality and culinary arts, served as the Cake Classic judge at the Logan County Fair. In this competition, all cakes are baked on-site, and the bakers are  blue-ribbon winners from regular cake categories in the fair’s culinary entries. The event was covered by the Herald News.

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Thom Whalen, professor of art, is featured in the article “Circus of details: There’s no limit to the inspiration for Thom Whalen’s artwork” in the Aug. 8 edition of the Decatur Herald and Review. Thom currently has an exhibit, “Frenzy,” at the Madden Arts Center in Decatur.

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Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville, was interviewed on WTIM Thursday about fall registration, bookstore sales and support services.

John Dee, president of the LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning authored “Academy of Lifelong Learning Annual Kickoff Aug. 14 – Join us!” in the ALL August/September/October Senior News. Jennifer Gill, superintendent of schools, Springfield Public School District #186, will be guest speaker at the event. With a theme of “back to school,” attendees are encouraged to bring a school supply to donate to District #186. The event also includes games, a book exchange, desserts and beverages.